Friday, February 29, 2008

This is how the MSM does view Obama

On the return show from the writers strike, SNL nailed the Obama worship. I found this funny as the MSM is beside itself with their messianic praise of Barack Hussein Obama. This exaggerates just how the MSM is predominately liberal, no matter what many say. If you were from another planet, you might think he was the leader of the world or the second coming of Jesus. But SNL does nail how the media treats BO.

clip courtesy NBC Universal/SNL

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Another reason why Hillary is an imbecile

From Byron York at National Review online;

Hillary: "We've Got Two Wars. We've Got To End One, We've Got To Win The Other."

Hillary Clinton put her views of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in pretty stark perspective during an appearance in Belpre, Ohio Wednesday night:

We're going to inherit so many challenges from President Bush. When you think about it, we have two wars, not one. We don't talk about Afghanistan enough. We've got two wars. We've got to end one, we've got to win the other.

Why not try to win both? There's simply no military solution in Iraq, she said. But when it came to Afghanistan, she sounded tougher than anybody:

We have a war against al Qaeda and the Taliban who attacked us. And the masterminds of that attack are still at large. And we're not winning, and I don't think we can let that situation continue. We have to put our best resources in against those who attacked the United States. No one can attack us with impunity. They have to be brought to justice, and that means wiping them out, because until we do, we will remain at risk.
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I can never figure out how the left differentiates against fronts in a war. Much like North Africa, the Pacific and Europe were all fronts in WWII. What we are fighting is an ideology. One that pervades the poorest countries and which also plays on the suffering of the citizens of those countries. I am also amazed at how people refuse to see why taking out Saddam with our invasion of Iraq was so important. People seem to think it was for some nefarious reason known only to the Bush administration.

For instance, in WWII, Guadalcanal was considered a strategic island in the fight to take back the Pacific on our march to Japan. The Japanese knew this as well as American Military and Political planners. It was decided to take Guadalcanal from the Japanese in order to set up a supply and jumping off point to fight them. So, what did the Japanese do? they sent more troops and supplies there to try and prevent our invasion from succeeding, much like Al Qaeda has done in Iraq.

We invaded Iraq for several reasons, WMD's were only a part of the reason. The other reasons were 1) to set up a strategic base of Operations in the middle east to fight AQ where we found them. 2) to deny Saddam and AQ any chance of confluence as far as military and economic support. 3) to set an example of what would happen should a rogue regime support and harbor AQ and 4) to remove a brutal dictator from power that had long abused and terrorized his own people.

Saddam was an a evil man and I find it astounding that the left with all it's flowery talk of human rights and freedom for all, seem to think that leaving such a man in power, in a crucial area of the world at that, was a good thing. Saddam was bent on hurting not only America, had he had the chance, but trying to dominate the middle east as well. Had Saddam remained in power, there is every reason to believe that it was only a matter of time before he was fully supplying weapons, money and logistical support to AQ to harm us and Israel. The middle east and the world at large, is much better off without Saddam as it would have been had we taken out Hitler or for that matter, Stalin or Mao, before they ascended to the power they did. Saddam was a Hitler or Stalin, on a smaller scale to be sure, but a brutal tyrant nonetheless.

Hillary voted along with most of the other congressional leaders to allow the administration to use force to get Saddam to comply or acquiesce to the wishes of the world. Now since the invasion of Iraq, Her and many of her left leaning (read:socialist) colleagues seem to think that they were the ones that were against the war. For her to parse words claiming that the two fronts are somehow different is beyond words. After all, we fought fascism on all fronts in WWII, not just in Europe or Asia.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

This is what many of our military people are made of

For many of those on the left, and right to some extent, the following story is one that shows just what our war fighters are made of.


Lucky Soldier Wins $1 Million

Though He Hit the Jackpot, Sergeant Plans to Return to Iraq for a 3rd Tour

Feb. 28, 2008 —

After completing two tours in Iraq, Sgt. Wayne Leyde won $1 million from a scratch-and-win lotto ticket on Tuesday.

Now that he's won, Leyde, a 26-year-old member of the Washington National Guard, says he's still going to volunteer to go back to Iraq for a third tour and won't spend any of the money in the meantime.

Leyde was driving near his home in Mead, Washington when he stopped at a store on the side of the road and bought a ticket.

"I decided to walk into a local Zip Trip. I got a Coke and beef jerky and walked up to the counter and thought I'd pick up a few scratch tickets and try my luck. I was on my way out when the lady said, 'Do you have a lucky scratch coin?'

"I said 'no, you gave me a dime and nickel back.'"

"She said 'no, try this,'" handing Leyde a penny. "On my way home I started scratching tickets. They were losers. I'm thinking, boy, that lady didn't know what she was talking about."

Leyde couldn't believe it when he scratched a winning ticket, but he still plans to return to Iraq.

"It was a commitment I made about three months ago. I'm going to stick to it," Leyde said about his decision.

The sergeant says rents have gone sky high where he and his parents live in the Mount Spokane area of Washington and that, for now, he's not going to spend any of the money.

"For right now, I'm going to hold off [spending] and let reality sink back to earth. This is a true blessing. I'm going to turn it around and see if I can bless other people with this," Leyde said.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dan Rather keeps getting stranger

Dan Rather was an (and still is in some circles) icon, especially to the left (read:socialists). However, his involvement in the "rathergate" fiasco cost him his career. So I find it exasperating that now, he is blaming CBS for his own problems. His stance that the documents showing President Bush as being AWOL from his national guard service, have been proven to be false. Hey Dan, suck it up and admit it. Those documents were forgeries and it has been proven beyond a doubt that they were.


Dan Rather slammed CBS Tuesday for trying to keep his court fight with the network out of the public eye.

The newsman - who has filed a $70 million lawsuit against the Tiffany network, where he anchored the "CBS Evening News" for 24 years - said "corporate overlords" are conspiring to withhold several key documents.

The 76-year-old was back in Manhattan Supreme Court for a hearing on his suit, which accuses CBS of sidelining him to make nice with the White House following a September 2004 report that questioned President Bush's Vietnam-era military service.

Rather left the anchor's chair in March 2005 and was limited to being a bit player on "60 Minutes" before departing from CBS.

"It is a fact that corporate overlords working in secret collusion with the powers in Washington are intruding far too often in far too many newsrooms," he said.

The documents that Rather wants to see include a CBS-commissioned private investigator's report that he believes could back up his version of the disputed story about Bush's stint in the Texas Air National Guard.

CBS said it is "absolutely confident" the documents support its position. "When and if there is a trial ... all such documents introduced at trial will be made public," the network said.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Vote For Obama

A new sampling of radio spots for Obama some courtesy of Bill Clinton



courtesy Rush Limbaugh/Paul Shanklin

Sunday, February 24, 2008

My take on Barack Obama

















"We can Hope for Change, I know Change, I have quite a bit in my pocket...blah, blah blah"

Newest Addition

I haven't been blogging much lately. I have been working a lot and have had the flu/cold, whatever it is, that has been going around. On top of that, I work some crazy hours. When most people are going to bed, I am in my "afternoon" and when I get home in the early morning, I like to just sit quietly.

Anyway, I have a new grand daughter. Her name is Zoe Adell. She was born to my daughter Melissa and her husband Ian on Feb. 22nd. She is beautiful, as most babies are. Now her sibling, Kestral, has a sister. My oldest daughter Sara, is also expecting another baby and she is due in August. So, that means that I have quite the gaggle of grand children.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Why Rockers should stay out of politics for the most part anyway

When I was younger, a teenager actually, There was a band that came out that just shook the music world. I remember everywhere you went, you heard their debut song and then shortly after, a couple more from the album. It went on to become the biggest debut album to date, for a band. That band was Boston.

Now, feeling a bit nostalgic, I was saddened by the death of their lead singer, Brad Delp, who committed suicide a few months back. He was a hell of a singer and from all accounts, a great person. I also had a lot of respect for their lead guitarist/songwriter/mastermind, Tom Scholz. I remember, everyone wanted the Scholz rockman guitar effects unit to get that unique sound that he had.

So, I was a bit disappointed today when I found this;


Rocker Tells Huckabee to Lay Off Song

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The chief songwriter and founder of the band Boston has more than a feeling that he's being ripped off by Mike Huckabee.

In a letter to the Republican presidential hopeful, Tom Scholz complains that Huckabee is using his 1970s smash hit song "More Than a Feeling" without his permission. A former member of the band, Barry Goudreau, has appeared with Huckabee at campaign events, and they have played the song with Huckabee's band, Capitol Offense.

Scholz, who said Goudreau left the band more than 25 years ago after a three-year stint, objects to the implication that the band and one of its members has endorsed Huckabee's candidacy.

"Boston has never endorsed a political candidate, and with all due respect, would not start by endorsing a candidate who is the polar opposite of most everything Boston stands for," wrote Scholz, adding that he is supporting Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. "By using my song, and my band's name Boston, you have taken something of mine and used it to promote ideas to which I am opposed. In other words, I think I've been ripped off, dude!"

Uh, Tom. You may not like Mike Huckabee, but you just said that "I am supporting Barack Obama". I think that means you are endorsing him, right, dude? Maybe you should just stick to making music no one continues to hear.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How Congress gets so much done

A simple lesson from Uncle Jay on how Congress does their work.Those guys in DC really have to work hard to do the business of the country.
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Sunday, February 10, 2008

A tale of two opposing views

So, in the news today, we have 2 different points of view; one from NASCAR Nancy and then another from AQI (Al Qaeda-Iraq). Tell me, who do you think is telling the truth?

Pelosi calls Iraq a 'failure'
By: Mike Allen Feb 10, 2008 12:57 PM EST

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said twice Sunday that Iraq “is a failure,” adding that President Bush’s troop surge has “not produced the desired effect.”

“The purpose of the surge was to create a secure time for the government of Iraq to make the political change to bring reconciliation to Iraq,” Pelosi said on CNN’s “Late Edition.” “They have not done that.”

“There haven't been gains, Wolf,” the speaker replied. “The gains have not produced the desired effect, which is the reconciliation of Iraq. This is a failure. This is a failure. The troops have succeeded, God bless them. We owe them the greatest debt of gratitude for their sacrifice, their patriotism, and for their courage and to their families as well.

And then from the Times in London;

Al-Qaeda leaders admit: 'We are in crisis. There is panic and fear'

Al-Qaeda in Iraq faces an “extraordinary crisis”. Last year's mass defection of ordinary Sunnis from al-Qaeda to the US military “created panic, fear and the unwillingness to fight”. The terrorist group's security structure suffered “total collapse”.
These are the words not of al-Qaeda's enemies but of one of its own leaders in Anbar province — once the group's stronghold. They were set down last summer in a 39-page letter seized during a US raid on an al-Qaeda base near Samarra in November.

The US military released extracts from that letter yesterday along with a second seized in another November raid that is almost as startling.


That second document is a bitter 16-page testament written last October by a local al-Qaeda leader near Balad, north of Baghdad. “I am Abu-Tariq, emir of the al-Layin and al-Mashahdah sector,” the author begins. He goes on to describe how his force of 600 shrank to fewer than 20.


“We were mistreated, cheated and betrayed by some of our brothers,” he says. “Those people were nothing but hypocrites, liars and traitors and were waiting for the right moment to switch sides with whoever pays them most.”

Friday, February 8, 2008

Will Old Hippies ever die?

So, I have been following this situation out in Berkeley concerning a Marine Corp recruiting station. It seems that the city council out there has a problem with the USMC having an office in the "city of peace". They are anti-war and obviously hate the military and of course, President Bush. But Sen. Jim DeMint has introduced a bill to pull federal funding from the city for their anti-marine stance. Good for him. If it wasn't for the Marines, chances are those idiots would be speaking, German, Japanese or be dead by now. The Marines have given them the freedom to be the idiots that they are. I found this video online and the pic too. Moveamericaforward.org has a petition that you can sign to send a message (I signed it) to these idiots.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Democrats march toward socialism

Clinton health plan may mean tapping pay
By CHARLES BABINGTON,
Associated Press WriterSun Feb 3, 11:40 AM ET
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to garnish the wages of workers who refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans.

The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed on ABC's "This Week," she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment."

Clinton said such measures would apply only to workers who can afford health coverage but refuse to buy it, which puts undue pressure on hospitals and emergency rooms. With her proposals for subsidies, she said, "it will be affordable for everyone."

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Do we really want these people back in office?

AMERICA 'S FIRST COUPLE... The Clinton 's.....From your Vietnam Era Veterans.












Bill &Hillary, 1970



BILL CLINTON's MILITARY CAREER

Bill Clinton registers for thedraft on September 08, 1964, accepting all contractual conditions of registering for the draft. Selective Service Number is 326 46 228.

Bill Clinton classified 2-S on November 17, 1964. Bill Clinton reclassified 1-A on March 20, 1968.

Bill Clinton ordered to report for induction on July 28, 1969.

Bill Clinton refuses to report and is not inducted into the military.

Bill Clinton reclassified 1-D after enlisting in the United States Army Reserves on August 07, 1969, under authority of COL. E. Holmes.

Clinton signs enlistment papers andtakes oath of enlistment.

Bill Clinton fails to report to his duty station at the University of Arkansas ROTC , September 1969.

Bill Clinton reclassified 1-A on October 30, 1969, as enlistment with Army Reserves is revoked by Colonel E. Holmes and Clinton now AWOL and subject to arrest under Public Law 90-40 (2) (a) registrant who has failed to report...remain liable for induction.

Bill Clinton's birth date lottery number is 311, drawn December 1, 1969, but anyone who has already been ordered to report for induction is INELIGIBLE!

Bill Clinton runs for Congress (1974), while a fugitive from justice underPublic Law 90-40. Bill

Clinton runs for Arkansas Attorney General (1976), while a fugitive from justice.

Bill Clinton receives pardon on January 21, 1977, from President Carter.

Bill Clinton becomes the FIRST PARDONED FEDERAL FELON ever to serve as President of the United States .

All these facts come from Freedom of Information requests, public laws, and various books that have been published, and have not been refuted by Clinton .

After the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, President Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.

After the 1995 bombing in Saudi Arabia , which killed five U.S. military personnel, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.

After the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia , which killed 19 and injured 200 U.S. military personnel, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.

After the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in Africa, which killed 224 and injured 5,000, Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.

After the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, which killed 17 and injured 39 U.S. sailors, Clinton promised that those responsible be hunted down and punished.

Maybe if Clinton had kept those promises, an estimated 3,000 people in New York and Washington , DC . who are now dead would be alive today. THINK ABOUT IT! It is a strange turn of events. Hillary gets $8 Million for her forthcoming memoir. Bill gets about $12 Million for his memoirs yet to be written. This from two people who spent 8 years being unable to recall anything about past events while under oath.

Remember this?

Friday, February 1, 2008

And then there were two

Now we are down to 2 republican candidates, unless you support Huckabee and Paul, in which case, a vote for either is a vote for McCain. I am not real crazy about either, with McCain being the last one I would ever support. But here is an ad that is running about McCain.