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This Blog Is Closed To Trolls


Due to the impossibility of trolls to remain on topic for more than 13 nanoseconds, all comments now will be approved by one of the Administrators. There are several Administrators. It was reported this evening that a troll abused ITS privileges and has been subjected to collective scrutiny.

For the sake of coherent thought, we have decided to moderate all comments, even the Good Guys.  We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Trolls | 10 Comments

John Kerry on the “Fairness Doctrine”


Poor liberals.  Cry us a river.

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Constitution, Fairness Doctrine, Freedom Of Speech | 9 Comments

‘We Need to Stop Blaming Other People for Our Faults’


The Democrats and the Party of Subversive and Oppressive Government which revels in the masses to be ultimately dependent of Big Bro could take some lessons to heart in this article. But, taking responsibility for their own errors, mistakes and missteps is “alien” to them.

‘We Need to Stop Blaming Other People for Our Faults’ (excerpts)

Last week, I went to Philadelphia to observe a program called YouthBuild U.S.A. This was for What Works, my series of columns about solutions to the problems that plague black kids.

Said Lisa Rollins, 21: “We need to stop blaming other people for our faults. Step up and take the lead for our own problems. Nowadays, you see a lot of people saying, ‘I can’t be this; I can’t do this. …’ If you step back and take a look at yourself, you can do whatever you want to do.”

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Personal Responsibility | Leave a comment

The Media IS the Message…A Lying, Stinking, Deceitful One


GREAT read here!!

I have a mathematically proven theory to make the poor rich, cut the annual national budget of America from $2.8 Trillion to $1.4 Trillion, generate the biggest tax cut in history, painlessly pay off all unfunded entitlement liabilities run up by irresponsible legislatures, financially emancipate women, deliver to Blacks a better financial package than they would ever get from reparations, eliminate corporate responsibility and the cost of retirement pensions and old-age medical care, reduce financially-motivated crime, reduced the costs of prisons and about three thousand other benefits and what do I get from my friends and those who agree with me – blank stares and derision.

Mr McDonald has his blog here:

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Lame Stream Media | 1 Comment

“Al-Qaeda Supergrass”.


England has its issues as well:

Some of you may have come across this article in the News of the World earlier this week that details the claims of Hassan Butt, an “Al-Qaeda supergrass”.

Butt claims that “thousands of young Muslims are preparing to unleash fresh terror atrocities on Britain’s streets.” He says that, “Saying thousands of British Muslims support terrorism is no over-estimation. I know because I used to raise money from them. Doctors, teachers and businessmen would all chip in—and they knew it was going towards terrorism.”

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Terrorists | 2 Comments

Interesting Angle On ILLEGAL Immigration


Assume Congress was considering a “comprehensive” plan to reduce wages for the poor, increase crime in minority neighborhoods, further diminish already failing pubic schools, and seriously strain an overburdened health care system.

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Illegal Immigration | 7 Comments

On Polls: GWB and CONgress


GWB plunges in the polls.

Congress plunges lower than GWB.

LOL!!

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Congress, Ethics, GWB, Politics, Polls | Leave a comment

Where is the outrage?


By request, a cross post from Tanker Brothers.

Remember this?

Or this?

Or this?

One week ago today, I woke to these pictures, just as the rest of us did. As always when I witness any kind of cruelty to children, my broken heart shattered into even more tiny pieces.

One week! One week – and CBS reported on this horrific scene that our troops almost missed. Almost missed, but didn’t; I can only guess that was by the grace of God that they did NOT walk by unknowing what horrors lurked behind the wall.

On a daytime patrol in central Baghdad just over than a week ago, a U.S. military advisory team and Iraqi soldiers happened to look over a wall and found something horrific….”They saw multiple bodies laying on the floor of the facility,” Staff Sgt. Mitchell Gibson of the 82nd Airborne Division told CBS News … “They thought they were all dead, so they threw a basketball (to) try and get some attention, and actually one of the kids lifted up their head, tilted it over and just looked and then went back down. And they said, ‘oh, they’re alive’ and so they went into the building.” [source]

One week ago, msm like CBS gave this story front page status. One week on? Nothing. Zip. Zero. NADA. You might be forgiven if you think it was all a bad dream, now that the media has gone on to the next big ‘scoop’. They might have moved on, but I will not – and I will not allow self-righteous, self-serving politicians of the world to move on.

Yes, these are ugly pictures showing, for all to see, the basest of human nature, and we ALL want to turn away. The msm has, but I will not.

In the course of my life, I have worked with many abused and neglected children. Because of what I do, complete strangers still email me regularly with a never-ending litany of horror stories of neglected children. Children treated as so much garbage by the ‘adults’ supposed to nurture them and care for them. Every time I hear (or see with my own eyes in some cases) the neglect and mistreatment of kids, it just makes me stronger in my mission to work on behalf of the children. It outrages me all over again – even when I am so heart-sick of the never-ending stories, that I swear I can no longer be outraged. And then – and then. THIS shows up with my morning coffee, and I want to do unspeakable things to the adults who would do such things.

People like this:

Or this:

Or THIS:

orphanage worker
The caption on THIS picture?

A woman working at an orphanage smiles for pictures in front of the naked boys as if there was nothing wrong.

“Nothing wrong”????????? There is just sooooooooo much wrong with this story on so many levels, is hard to know where to begin. But begin we must, and never stop looking at pictures like this. Yes, it stinks to see these over morning coffee. Hell, it hurts any time of the day to see these pictures. But look we must. And we must act. To quote an old song “Tears are not enough”. Treating this story, and the many so far untold stories like this, as one day wonders, as various media outlets have done, and then moving on, is most certainly not enough. As I looked at these the first time, I immediately had to wonder how many OTHER – thus far unknown – children will bear witness to the horrors of the state-sanctioned evil that our troops are fighting against. Our troops. I dont need to imagine the reactions of our soldiers as they deal with this day in, day out. I don’t need to imagine. I know. For me, pictures like this are EXACTLY why our troops are in Iraq. And I want to go to some politicians’ offices and get in their faces and DEMAND they support the mission with every cell in their bodies.

In the past, ChrisG has posted pictures here of a little girl in Iraq. This little girl, wrote ChrisG (and I am paraphrasing now Chris – forgive me) reminded Chris WHY he does what he does, why he went to Iraq, why he serves in the military.

As a member of Soldiers’ Angels, and with the contacts I now have, I often see requests for shoes for children in Iraq who have no shoes. Our soldiers in Afghanistan write and ask for school supplies, teddy bears, footballs (okay, okay “soccer balls. lol). All well and good, and I am happy to report that every single request for those things IS met, by generous and loving folks – strangers to these children. Compassionate strangers a world away from the deprivation of kids they may never meet, open their hearts and their wallets so that others’ children may know the simple joys of chasing a ball, swinging carelessly on a swing in a newly rebuilt playground. You know – every day simple joys that we who do not live in places like Iraq take for granted every single day.

So I have a mission for every single compassionate person. THIS mission has nothing to do with opening your wallet. It has EVERYTHING to do with opening your heart. It has EVERYTHING to do with taking the outrage that any of us feel when we witness recurring scenes like these (remember Romania? We’ve come a long way baby. NOT!) and demanding, DEMANDING that your politicians give our soliders every single dime they need to complete their mission. We ‘cut and run’ as so many of the politicians insist is the only plausable, acceptable end to this war, and I dread to think how many more of children – JUST LIKE THESE – will go unfound.

In the immediate days following the breaking of this story, a few media outlets had this – you can go here, or here, or here,(YouTube).

I don’t care where you get the pictures from, or the facts from, but this mission must not fail. I have noticed how quiet all the politicians have been on this horror story. Why is that, do you think? That was a rhetorical question! I know, oh how I know, it would be s0 easy to ‘turn the page’ and just get back to business as usual. You know the line: WE have no business being in Iraq. We went there for oil. No weapons of mass destruction. Blah blah blah. Well, I for one have always supported our troops and their mission – whole-heartedly. For me, it is and has always been about the children. Children are MY business, and damn it – I am going to do all in my power to make sure that not another politican can turn their heads away from this story. Not another politician is going to be allowed to play bs games with the lives of our troops, or the children. The children, the thousands of children just like these, don’t have the luxury of turning away. They live – and they die – in the time it is taking you to read this and drink your morning coffee. It is ONLY because our troops are there that maybe, just maybe if the politicians get their heads out of their arses, that children just like these, and you know – kids used a suicide bomb decoys (and if that doesn’t outrage you, you are NOT fit to be part of the HUMAN race) – will be allowed to grow up, go to school, swing in the playground, and scream in delight. Our troops, and these children, deserve our support. Every soldier – and every CHILD, no matter where, IS one of our own.

Capt. Benjamin Morales carries one of the special needs boys from a Baghdad orphanage after finding the children suffering in horrific conditions, in this photo given to CBS News.

“We’ll leave here and he’ll remember us ’til the day he dies.” Lt. Jason Smith [source]

Every one of these children and yes, every Iraqi child touched on a daily basis by our troops, (you know, the stories you will never see in msm) WILL remember the kind soldiers who rescued them, saved them. These children will remember that not everyone in the world treats them as so much garbage.

Please: I don’t care what your politics are. I don’t care of you are brainwashed by the anti-war rhetoric. That is your choice. I am telling you, in the matter of children, none of us has a choice. Really, we don’t. It is said that every society is judged by how it treats the weakest among them. How willl YOU be judged? Where is the outrage? Who will join me on this mission to ensure that NEVER AGAIN will any politician be allowed to play their political games. NEVER again will they be allowed – by the stroke of a pen in their cushy, air-conditioned offices, enjoying their fat paycheques (which YOU pay), to send the message to ANY child that they don’t matter. I swear that I will not sit quietly by and give the politicians the luxury of turning their head away from scenes such as these, and decide that their own games of one-upmanship matter more than any child. Enough!

This is MY mission.

Brat

(NOTE to Brat from Tanker Brothers from Spree—-Thank you for bringing this to our attention and offering it to my readers)

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 Comments

CENTCOM Briefs


US CENTCOM Press Releases

 

HIGH-LEVEL SENIOR AL-QAEDA LEADER KILLED DURING COALITION OPERATIONS

Posted: 27 Jun 2007 10:33 AM CDT

HIGH-LEVEL SENIOR AL-QAEDA LEADER KILLED DURING COALITION OPERATIONS

HIGH-LEVEL SENIOR AL-QAEDA LEADER KILLED DURING COALITION OPERATIONS

Posted: 27 Jun 2007 10:30 AM CDT

HIGH-LEVEL SENIOR AL-QAEDA LEADER KILLED DURING COALITION OPERATIONS

LOCAL CIVILIAN DIES OF WOUNDS, 2 WOUNDED DURING ENGAGEMENT

Posted: 27 Jun 2007 07:13 AM CDT

 LOCAL CIVILIAN DIES OF WOUNDS, 2 WOUNDED DURING ENGAGEMENT

Fallon Visits Bayji Oil Refinery.aspx

Posted: 27 Jun 2007 09:10 AM CDT

BAYJI, Iraq—Adm. William Fallon, commander of U.S. Central Command, met with Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, 25th Infantry Division commander, and other Iraqi and coalition leaders, June 11, 2007, at the Bayji Oil Refinery to discuss the future of the refinery.

American Indian Marine represents family, heritage in Corps.aspx

Posted: 27 Jun 2007 09:01 AM CDT

AL ASAD, Iraq — It is estimated that more than 12,000 Native Americans served in the United States military in World War I. There are more than 190,000 Native American military veterans; as the years continue to compile, so do the numbers of Native Americans in the military.

Basrah Railroad Station Vital to a Growing Region and Economy.aspx

Posted: 27 Jun 2007 08:30 AM CDT

BASRAH, Iraq– The rehabilitation of the Basrah Railway Station is one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Gulf Region South (GRS) District efforts to build and develop the basic services and strategic infrastructure for Iraq.

June 27, 2007 Posted by | CENTCOM | Leave a comment

Where Are We Going?


And when will this all end? Can we hold onto our Federal Republic? Or will it take blood in the streets of America…again?

Let’s Cut to the Chase on Amnesty

Written by JB Williams

©2007 USA

 

Yesterday, despite a historic volume of dissenting voter phone calls, emails and snail mails, which caused most members of the U.S. Senate to shut down their systems in order to completely ignore their constituents and proceed to move forward on illegal amnesty, the senate voted 64-35 to proceed against the vast will of the American people.

This means that 64 senators chose to ignore their “legal” constituents entirely, in pursuit of potential “illegal” voters they hope to pick up at some point in the near future.

In case you are still trying to figure out who really supports the legalization of illegal immigration and amnesty for invaders, 40 of the 64 are Democrats and the other 24 are Republicrats.

Note that four Democrat traitors and three Republicrat traitors hope to be elected President in 2008…

Here is a list of those 64 senators, in all their glory!

YEA’s – 64

40 Democrats 24 Republicrats

Akaka (D-HI), Bennett (R-UT), Biden (D-DE), Bond (R-MO), Bingaman (D-NM), Brownback (R-KS), Boxer (D-CA), Burr (R-NC), Brown (D-OH), Coleman (R-MN), Cantwell (D-WA), Collins (R-ME), Cardin (D-MD), Craig (R-ID), Carper (D-DE), Domenici (R-NM), Casey (D-PA), Ensign (R-NV), Clinton (D-NY), Graham (R-SC), Conrad (D-ND), Gregg (R-NH), Dodd (D-CT), Hagel (R-NE), Durbin (D-IL), Kyl (R-AZ), Feingold (D-WI), Lott (R-MS), Feinstein (D-CA), Lugar (R-IN), Harkin (D-IA), Martinez (R-FL), Inouye (D-HI), McCain (R-AZ), Kennedy (D-MA), McConnell (R-KY), Kerry (D-MA), Murkowski (R-AK), Klobuchar (D-MN), Snowe (R-ME), Kohl (D-WI), Specter (R-PA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Stevens (R-AK), Leahy (D-VT), Voinovich (R-OH), Levin (D-MI), Warner (R-VA), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lincoln (D-AR), Menendez (D-NJ), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Obama (D-IL), Pryor (D-AR), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Salazar (D-CO), Schumer (D-NY), Webb (D-VA), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR)

If you are still thinking that you can stop amnesty before it leaves the senate, this is the list you will have to focus all of your attention upon.

The seven on this list who want to be president, should soon collide with an abrupt end to their fantasy bid to lead this country into an era of One World Order in some North American Union under international democratic socialism.

The rest will come up for re-election sooner or later, and they should find themselves on the unemployment line by then, if not sooner.

“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, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Our Declaration of Independence and claim to self-governance.

Most of us are familiar with these words, but have forgotten what they mean and why they were written. The founders were sure to remind us repeatedly…including in the phrase that immediately followed the above.

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

Our founders were so extreme in their words. Or were they?

You decide! Have we yet endured enough?

Is there anything left to discuss?

June 27, 2007 Posted by | Congress, Constitution, Illegal Immigration | 11 Comments

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