Archive for 29 Apr 2009

Today’s reading list boys and girls:

Government Geldings
By
Jan LaRue

Iowans may as well issue a formal declaration of surrender to the oligarchs on their supreme court if the governor and state legislature are allowed to forfeit their duties to uphold the state constitution. Why waste billions of dollars keeping them in office? Death to liberty needn’t be so expensive.

The Democrats’ Magic Bullet
By
Richard Baehr

Not that many people are aware that Arlen Specter was the staffer who developed the Warren Commission’s “magic bullet” theory. The Democrats, with Specter’s announced shift from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party, now have their magic bullet to ensure that Barack Obama gets what he wants in his first two years in office: healthcare reform, climate change legislation, and appointments to his Administration and to various federal courts.

How to Lose a Friend in 100 Days
By
Lauri B. Regan

Israeli strategy is all too often constructed, if not dictated, by American foreign policy and in particular, the American President. How then could American Jews risk the survival of the State of Israel on a man who they knew befriended and listened to an anti-Semitic pastor for 20 years, surrounded himself with anti-Semitic friends and advisors, promised to unconditionally reach out to Israel’s (and America’s) enemies, and flip flopped on the status of Jerusalem?

A Beautiful Track
By Michael Yon

The fact that the United States Army has not created a large tracker-training program is a stunning failure in our combat preparations.  There is no doubt in my mind that some of the Americans who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan would be here today if all of our soldiers conducted even ten days of serious tracking training.  Furthermore, there is no doubt in my mind that more enemy would have been hunted down.

Sen. Specter… Don’t Let the Door Hit Ya
By Bobby Eberle

The Democrats have gained another seat in the U.S. Senate. Make no mistake… Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter was already with them in spirit. Now, he is with them in party label too.

The big problem with Arlen Specter’s decision is that his reasons are completely bogus and his comments against the Republican Party show a complete lack of class. He stated that he is switching parties based on principle, but his switch is really based on fear and politics. Let’s look at what Specter said and compare it to reality.

Barry Honey, Can We Talk about Torture?
By
Kyle-Anne Shiver

My dear Mr. President, I’ve just finished reading the formerly top-secret, classified CIA memos detailing interrogation techniques used in the aftermath of 9/11.  And frankly, Barry honey, I’m shocked.

Positively shocked that any President of the U.S.A. would make such documents public knowledge.

Legal Torture: The Upturned Moral Universe of Progressives
By
Miguel A. Guanipa

The topic of torture is in the headlines again, resuscitated by the Democrats, an assembly most grievously afflicted with the bane of idleness.

The reasons, of course, are manifold, leading among which is the fact that the Obama experiment is desperately in need of a compelling distraction from the dreadful economic results it has thus far yielded. There are also the latent vestiges of unresolved animus toward the previous administration from a boisterous fringe that refuses to be pacified. But one reason for having a renewed interest in this issue which liberal democrats can never be accused of is that they suddenly find themselves aggrieved with the unbearable burden of a heavy conscience. In fact there is not one lone liberal Democrat in Congress who cares one iota that prisoners of war have been or are being tortured. This may sound like a rather bold statement, but it is firmly grounded on historical fact.

When the Obama Backlash Comes
By
Jeff Lukens

Public opinion can be very fickle. Barack Obama has ridden a positive wave of opinion all the way to the White House. The public has welcomed him into office in that same spirit of hope in which he ran. Since the inauguration, however, the President is showing he has different plans than the ones he spoke about during the campaign. It should come as no surprise when the public turns on him just as easily as he has turned on them.

I am already calling for his removal from office. Impeach Obama now! Do it before this country is in ruins. In fact, fire every sitting politician in federal government right now. Every one of them, impose term limits and clean out the government from top to bottom. It is the only way America will be saved. That’s my opinion, and I am sticking to it.

When the Obama Backlash Comes
By
Jeff Lukens

Public opinion can be very fickle. Barack Obama has ridden a positive wave of opinion all the way to the White House. The public has welcomed him into office in that same spirit of hope in which he ran. Since the inauguration, however, the President is showing he has different plans than the ones he spoke about during the campaign. It should come as no surprise when the public turns on him just as easily as he has turned on them.

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I find Barry O. to be quite despicable. I think he has endangered America in a huge way. Only time will tell. I just hope I am not in the same time zone that it happens in. It is one thing to be a Socialist bordering on Communist President. It is quite another to sacrifice the US for you political agenda and kowtowing to the world’s dictators and despots.

Barry Honey, Can We Talk about Torture?
By
Kyle-Anne Shiver

My dear Mr. President, I’ve just finished reading the formerly top-secret, classified CIA memos detailing interrogation techniques used in the aftermath of 9/11.  And frankly, Barry honey, I’m shocked.

Positively shocked that any President of the U.S.A. would make such documents public knowledge.

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Legal Torture: The Upturned Moral Universe of Progressives
By
Miguel A. Guanipa

The topic of torture is in the headlines again, resuscitated by the Democrats, an assembly most grievously afflicted with the bane of idleness.

The reasons, of course, are manifold, leading among which is the fact that the Obama experiment is desperately in need of a compelling distraction from the dreadful economic results it has thus far yielded. There are also the latent vestiges of unresolved animus toward the previous administration from a boisterous fringe that refuses to be pacified. But one reason for having a renewed interest in this issue which liberal democrats can never be accused of is that they suddenly find themselves aggrieved with the unbearable burden of a heavy conscience. In fact there is not one lone liberal Democrat in Congress who cares one iota that prisoners of war have been or are being tortured. This may sound like a rather bold statement, but it is firmly grounded on historical fact.

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Arlen Specter was never a Conservative. He was a RINO from the start. He voted with the Democrats almost 60% of the time since he switched parties in 1980. His game is nothing but pure and simple politics of convenience.

Since his ass was about to be handed to him in the PA primaries, he switched parties to avoid losing before the general election. This way he has no serious threat from the left and forces the people of PA to choose between him as a Democrat, or a new Republican challenger. Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.

Sen. Specter… Don’t Let the Door Hit Ya
By Bobby Eberle

The Democrats have gained another seat in the U.S. Senate. Make no mistake… Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter was already with them in spirit. Now, he is with them in party label too.

The big problem with Arlen Specter’s decision is that his reasons are completely bogus and his comments against the Republican Party show a complete lack of class. He stated that he is switching parties based on principle, but his switch is really based on fear and politics. Let’s look at what Specter said and compare it to reality.

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Tracking the Boogie Man…

Posted: 29 Apr 2009 in Military, Truth
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The US Military should look into this. We do Airborne school for anyone that wants it, whether, or not they will be actually going to an Airborne unit. Complete waste of money and resources. If they made tracking a badge worthy school, it would likely make our military a more robust organization and would likely save lives and capture terrorists to boot. Michael Yon discusses the virtue in some detail.

A Beautiful Track
By Michael Yon

The fact that the United States Army has not created a large tracker-training program is a stunning failure in our combat preparations.  There is no doubt in my mind that some of the Americans who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan would be here today if all of our soldiers conducted even ten days of serious tracking training.  Furthermore, there is no doubt in my mind that more enemy would have been hunted down.

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