Archive for March, 2008

Here’s an article from Ralph Peters.

He lets them have it with both barrels.

 

ABUSING AMERICA’S WAR DEAD

HOW POLS EXPLOIT IRAQ CASUALTIES

As we reached the 4,000th service-member killed in action, I found myself disgusted with both the Bush administration and its irresponsible, cynical opponents. The slogan, “Support Our Troops, Bring Them Home,” may be the most dishonest that ever intruded on American politics – but the war’s original sponsors haven’t rushed their own kids to the recruiting office, either.

With all-too-rare exceptions, our politicians, right or left, really don’t give a damn about our troops. Polls matter, grunts don’t.

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While the focus was once on Easter Sunday, now it is on the Easter Bunny. But Easter Sunday is much more than a day of colorful plastic eggs and chocolate bunnies; it is in fact a day that left the world forever changed.

It had been three days since Jesus had received the death penalty by popular vote. His friends and followers were devastated, as they had come to believe that He was not just an ordinary man, but the Son of God. He had performed miracles, healed every disease, and even brought a man back from the dead.

On that third day—the day we now celebrate as Easter Sunday—His friends went to His grave, but instead of finding His body, they found an open tomb with no body in it. In fact, what they saw was an angel who told them, “Don’t be afraid! I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He has been raised from the dead, just as He said it would happen” (Matthew 28:5, 6).

Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday; now He offers to you the gift of eternal life and forgiveness of sins. This is the true story of Easter, and this salvation is for you.

Happy Easter and God Bless you.

Soldier Gets His Wish

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 in Military

This is a good story that won’t get much play from the MSM. Way to go Army!

Small soldier gets his wish

By George P. Slefo

Killeen Daily Herald

FORT HOOD – Five-year-old Gaven Cox was given one wish to do anything he wanted.

Instead of asking to go to Sea World or to meet Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Gaven modestly asked for some McDonald’s food. The child’s parents laughed and told him to make another choice.

“He told us he wanted to be an Army soldier,” said Melissa Heminger, Gaven’s mom. “I was a little bit surprised that he asked for McDonald’s, but in reality, he wanted to be a soldier since he was 3.”

Gaven, who is diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, was granted one wish by the Make-A-Wish-Foundation.

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GRIEGO: Army lends power to boy’s dream

By Tina Griego, Rocky Mountain News

The Army pulled out all the stops on this one. Maj. Cort Hunt, commander of the local Military Entrance Processing Station, put the offer out to Make-A- Wish late last year, not sure anyone would take it. Hunt has arranged for Ethan to go through the same drill as any other recruit today. They plan to test him and his buddy, Jake Smith, fingerprint them, hand them uniforms and swear them in.

And so this is how Ethan Moyer, a fourth-grader from Emporia, Kan., finds himself in Denver Sunday night, in a fancy conference room with an Army recruiter and glass pitchers of ice water and a bunch of people hanging on to his every word because no Make- A-Wish kid picks being a soldier.

We forget what it is like to be 9 years old and building cities out of cardboard boxes and positioning soldiers as lookouts in a battle in which there are no countries and no politicians, where nothing is permanent and the only truth is that there will always be good guys and bad.

Keep it up Army! This is good stuff.

Catching Pigs

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 in Political Correctness, Politics

I don’t know who to attribute this to, but it really hits the nail on the head. Read it and think about it.

There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist regime. In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked: ‘Do you know how to catch wild pigs?’ The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said that it was no joke.

‘You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.’

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America. The government keeps pushing us toward Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time

One should always remember two truths: There is no such thing as a free lunch and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself. If you see that all of this wonderful government ‘help’ is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to send this on to your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably delete this email. But God help you when the gate slams shut.

 

 

More B. Hussein Obama Crap

Posted: 21 Mar 2008 in Politics

Here’s some more links to B. Hussein Obama’s crap.

The Obamastrophe

 Warning: Snooprant! “Snoop why do you hate Obama?” “Why do you hate Democrats?”

Big Speech

Grandma got thrown under the bus

Obama’s eloquence just isn’t enough

 I’ll try to pointat something else later. I have a lot to do today so decided to keep this short and simple.

Enjoy your Good Friday. 

From Across the Pond

Posted: 20 Mar 2008 in Military

Here’s a hero from the other side of the big pond.

British soldier awarded the Military Cross for fighting off 150 Taliban

Military Cross for hero of ambush

Michael Smith

 

A BRITISH soldier who almost single-handedly took on 150 Taliban after he and his 50-man convoy were ambushed in Afghanistan has been awarded the Military Cross.

Fusilier Damien Hields used his grenade machinegun to destroy seven Taliban positions before his ambushers realised he was their main threat. After peppering his vehicle with bullets, they hit the 24-year-old soldier. He had to be dragged off for treatment by his driver after he tried to continue fighting.

“Fusilier Hields showed extraordinary courage under intense fire,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Huw James, his commanding officer. “I was astonished at the state of his vehicle. There were so many holes in it, it was like a teabag. The Taliban did everything in their power to neutralise [him] and Fusilier Hields was having none of it. His actions allowed his patrol to come out of the ambush in which they were outnumbered by three or four to one and probably saved a lot of lives.”

Hields was awarded not only the Military Cross, the third highest award for gallantry, but also the Nato Meritorious Service Medal for his actions, which were part of a Nato operation.

However, he will not be allowed to wear the Nato award because army rules do not permit soldiers to wear non-British medals – an anomaly that has upset his commanding officer. “We think he has earned this decoration for gallantry and that it is only right that he should be allowed to wear it,” James said.

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Very nice to hear.

Better Things

Posted: 19 Mar 2008 in Guns, Politics, Second Amendment

And on to better things…

The Second Amendment is in the Supreme Court being fought as District of Columbia v. Heller.

Supremely important case will examine the new anti-rights concept of “collective rights” vs. 200 years of individual rights decisions.

This is a momentous case in the history of the U.S. in that it actually may force the Supreme Court to make a decision as the wording on the Second Amendment.

As it stands, it looks favorable for the Second Amendment to be what the Framers intended, “an individual’s right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

As soon as there is more info on this, I’ll get it in here.

In the mean time, go educate yourself:

Page Nine is covering the Supreme Court case as it unfolds.

PageNine.com

Gunlaws.com

Hand Guns Magazine

Rifle Shooter Magazine

SecondAmendment.net