Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Gateway Pundit - Obama Honored Fallen SEALs By Sending Their Parents a Form Letter Signed By Electric Pen

When members of the miltary pass away in the service of our country, it is SOP that they get a letter from the President to ensure they know that the sacrifice is something important to the country and our Commander-In-Chief.

The link enclosed shows that on August 6, 2011, when our country lost 30 US service members in a Chinook that was ambushed and shot down by the enemy in Wardak Afghanistan, the families all got the same form letter signed by an autopen from the President.

What's worse, the letters were all the same. The article states it plainly:

" After the deadliest single loss of US forces in Afghanistan, Barack Obama sent out form letters to the parents."

Our Warriors and there families deserve better and our country deserves better than a failed former community activist who has no place being our leader as he doesn't know what the word " LEADERSHIP" means.

Read the article and then make sure to vote this pathetic excuse of a failed politician out of office. Do it for our country, and do it for our servicemen & women.

BACK TO SCHOOL w/ Teachers who aren't looking out for the children, just themselves

Yes, we all know there are good teachers who are there for the kids.....At the same time, we have a multitude of teachers and teacher's union hacks who are only interested in how many tax $$$$$ they can extort out of the people's pockets.

The average cost per pupil per year in public schools has reached $11,800. This increase in cost has not produced BETTER schools, only more expensive ones that are failing our children. The Boston Herald editorial staff pegs it - The Teacher's Unions are in DENIAL.

Teacher union in denial

By Boston Herald Editorial Staff Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Boston Teachers Union is continuing its crusade to protect lousy teachers, now threatening a legal challenge to the city’s plan to implement a new performance evaluation system in September.

Now in the real world, of course, workers don’t get to dictate which criteria will be used to evaluate their job performance.

But the BTU and the School Department have to bargain over a new system for rewarding good teachers and getting rid of bad ones. Still, despite a legal requirement by the state to put a new system in place this school year — and despite the loss of $9 million in federal funds meant to reward the best teachers — there is still no deal.

The union claims the city hasn’t bargained in good faith, which is preposterous, given the union’s own refusal to separate the evaluation issue from other unresolved contract issues to try and save that $9 million.

So in the absence of a deal, the city has decided it will move full steam ahead with a new evaluation program. Now the BTU is threatening to prolong the seemingly endless labor dispute.

We’re not sure BTU president Richard Stutman was watching, but there was a lesson for the entire educational establishment on display at the GOP convention in Tampa this week, when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spelled out the need for reform.

“Teachers don’t teach to become rich or famous. They teach because they love children,” he said. “We believe that we should honor and reward the good ones while doing what’s best for our nation’s future — demanding accountability, higher standards and the best teacher in every classroom.”

“We believe in teachers,” he added, slamming politicians who instead “believe in teachers’ unions.”

Amen to that.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dennis Miller nails PELOSI

Follow Dennis Miller on Twitter - He is a riot

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Letter to the Editor - Romney a successful pro; Obama, a failed amateur

You have to find the right words and this gentleman from NJ puts it plain & simple

We need ADULT LEADERSHIP NOW - Not more dumb-arse Mr. Hopey Changey and his failed stupidity.

Romney a successful pro; Obama, a failed amateur

Recent polls have the presidential race in a near dead heat on votes, yet Mitt Romney continues to trail on “likability.”
It’s distressing that “cool and likeable” have become pivotal traits in a historical presidential election, traits not often associated with very successful people. Sadly, it has become obvious that irrelevant metrics and expansive government entitlements can trump clear thinking.
Maybe these voters will wake up when the economy’s tank goes dry and we fall into the Greece pit. The Obama campaign has done a desperate but effective job of personally demeaning a man who represents the American success story.
Do even the most dull and uninformed really believe that Romney could have achieved this level of success by debasing women, imposing his religious beliefs or killing jobs?
The only important fact is that our country is in the exact same place it was, and worse in some cases, as when Barack Obama took it over four years ago, without offering any new or credible plans to change it. In any other segment of life, who would give someone another shot after this kind of unashamedly failed performance?
Previous Obama supporters need to take the personal hit for being duped by a media-made amateur and save our children’s future.
You may not like your current bosses, but I’ll bet you appreciate what they are doing to maintain your way of life. Many voters don’t like Gov. Christie, but they like what he does.
Vote for the pro, not the amateur.
Terrence Garrity
Seaside Park, NJ

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Moving Day via JINGLE TRUCK in Kandahar

Our Offices moved from the compound in Kandahar City out to our new place near Kandahar Air Field

Well like any other move, you need movers - It goes a little different on this side of the world

ALLIED VAN LINES handles your stuff like pros -

THESE GUYS - Not so much........

Take a look at the pictures - The truck is known locally as a " Jingle Truck " - Ornately decorated and they attach metal chains with decorative shapes that " jingle " as they drive along It is supposed to be for good luck

We got the stuff into our new offices - only 1/2 the desks got broken - Guess that was good based on how the truck traveled and the quality of the road.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


What a clueless chump - Time to GO Mr. Obama - We've had enough of your stupidity.


Barack Obama botches rank of top Navy SEAL William McRaven August 23, 2012

Obama: ‘I’d advise that you talk to General McRaven, who’s in charge of our Special Ops. I think he has a point of view in terms of how deeply I care about what these folks do each and every day to protect our freedom.’

Oops: “The difficulty with this is that William McRaven is and admiral not a general. As a SEAL, he is member of the US Navy, not US Army or US Marines.” More via Barack Obama botches rank of top Navy SEAL William McRaven | Mail Online. Obama has made mistakes with military terminology before.

In February 2010, he mispronounced ‘corpsman’ – as ‘corpse-man’ instead of ‘core-man’ several times. Last year, he mixed up two Medal of Honor recipients, saying that ‘Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honour to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously’.

We are welcoming new pups to our life - Miss Marci & Macey



 My family and I are proud to announce we have adopted a pair of Shelter Dogs ( Border Collie / Hound Mix) that need a good home.

After the loss of our beloved Miss Tessa and Spooky ealrier this year, we will open our home and hearts to the newest members of our clan, Marci & Macey.

We are truly blessed and couldn't be more excited. Here are some words that mean a lot to me and all who value our K-9 friends.

" The dogs in our lives, the dogs we come to love and who (we fervently believe) love us in return, offer more than fidelity, consolation, and companionship. They offer comedy, irony, wit, and a wealth of anecdotes, the "shaggy dog stories" and "stupid pet tricks" that are commonplace pleasures of life. They offer, if we are wise enough or simple enough to take it, a model for what it means to give your heart with little thought of return. Both powerfully imaginary and comfortingly real, dogs act as mirrors for our own beliefs about what would constitute a truly humane society. Perhaps it is not too late for them to teach us some new tricks. "
- Marjorie Garber

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Middleboro Jones gets attacked by fierce puppies / While Guardian Angels soar overhead !

BLOGGER.COM is not working properly so I apologize for the way this looks....

When Puppies Attack !!

Yeah, you never know when dangerous things are going to happen over here in AFGHN - Like being muddied and licked to death by a pack of killer puppies !!!! These pups are in training to provide security for where we stay and I happened upon them and their handler walking acorss the grounds. These guys got me muddy and smelling like puppy slobber.... It was wonderful for a guy who misses his pup at home.....
Meanwhile, a few of our protective angels were passing overhead in AH-64 Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters..... AWESOME and exactly what an old Seabee like me loves to see. Sometimes things here are not all that bad. If I can just get the next few weeks knocked off........ 36 days until my break !!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Important Campaign issues

The choice is pretty easy to see.......

The locals are restless in Kandahar

Kandahar City Street Scene

For all the time I have been here on this recent assignment, I was located in downtown Kandahar City.  Now most people would say that would be the most dangerous place to be, outside the wire and all.

Yeah, being in a smaller compound in the city posed threats like VBIED ( Vehicle Borne IED) and other unhappy outcomes. The Taliban blew up a police station that was three blocks down the street in early July. We were able to hear occasional AK-47 fire in the distance when you would step out on the balcony in the evening. (Kinda like living in parts of the Chicago and/or Detroit, I guess)

Well recently, we have had to move out of downtown and relocate to a camp near Kandahar Airfield. The local compound downtown was up for lease renewal and the landlords wanted to triple the much for that.

The new place is a nice facility that resembles a college campus - green grass, nice private rooms that are like dorms and good food.

So here we are at the nice new place near KAF when we get something we didn't get at the place downtown - The early AM Rocket attack. Really ??

They hit at KAF twice between 06:00 - 07:00 on Sunday AM. I heard the impacts so they were fairly close but far enough away that they didn't rearrange any of the local structures....

So we traded being downtown where we lived close by the locals to being back by KAF and getting regular rocket attacks..... Guess that is the trade offs here in the sandbox. We'll deal with it as the program we are working is in place to help the locals even if a few of them are acting like idiots.

Most of the locals are just trying to figure out a way to live peacefully but the few that aren't are a real pain in the arse.

Friday, August 17, 2012

USS Constitution to set sail on Sunday Aug 19th

In 1997, I was honored to be a member of the crew of USS CONSTITUTION when she set sail for the first time in 116 years in honor of her Bicentennial Celebration.  It was a wonderful time and she sailed brilliantly.  When it was done, all wondered when we would be able to sail her again.

Well that day has come and USS CONSTITUTION will sail again this Sunday to commenorate the 200th Anniversary of her victory over HMS Guerriere.

Make us proud old girl....I only wish I could be there.  Alas I am otherwise occupied presently in the sandbox.

USS Constitution to set sail on Sunday
Brockton Enterprise

BOSTON — The world's oldest commissioned warship will set sail on Sunday for the first time since 1997 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the  victory over HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812.

The victory of the USS Constitution in this battle marked the first time a US ship defeated a Royal Navy frigate at or nearly equal size. It's also the battle in which the ship earned the nickname, "Old Ironsides."

The ship will be towed from its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard at 10 a.m. Once Constitution is at President Roads, between Deer Island and Long Island, at 11:30 a.m., the crew will set up to four sails and make toward open water for about 10 minutes. 

After leaving President Roads, a 21-gun salute exchange with the Massachusetts Army National Guard’s 101st Field Artillery Regiment will then be fired toward Fort Independence on Castle Island at approximately 1 p.m.

The 101st Field Artillery Regiment is the oldest regiment in the Army. Sails will be furled at 2:30 p.m. and crew members will depart the ship at 3 p.m. Constitution will re-open for free public tours at 4 p.m.

The last time Constitution sailed under its own power was to honor the ship’s bicentennial.

At10 a.m. Saturday, just outside the Constitution's berth, the U.S Postal Service will unveil the USS Constitution Forever Stamp. The original painting used for the design of the stamp is on view at the USS Constitution Museum.

The museum will have tables set up all weekend for visitors to write letters to service members.

My next project - A tricked out VW Bus

Like any other person who likes to tinker with old cars ( rusty metal), I am always thinking about the next project I can get working on once  I get the chance - I will have to wait until my time in Kandahar concludes sometime in the future...

This is along the lines of what I am thinking about -

Yeah, I am not the " Hippie Bus " type but I have had a serious liking for the Veedubs since I drove a Karmann Ghia in college....I would like to have it stay fairly close to original but add a little resto-mod flare to it at the same time....something like this -

I would have to make sure it wasn't too low to the ground as in my neck of the woods, that could cause issues but you get the picture.  Take an iconic VW Bus and make it something special.

It all comes down to Time & $$$$ - When I have the TIME, I usually don't have the $$$ and vice-a-versa...we will see what we can devise when I get some time at home to hunt down one that needs some TLC.

UPDATE - Here is the one I chose - a good starting point - A fairly rust free body in need of a little TLC - Came with a TON of parts - a 1970 Bus with serious potential - It is not as old as I wanted as getting a "Splitty" would have been cool but finding a worthy one was either too much $$$ or too much rust - This girl will be the right place to start and worthy of a good refit.....ohhhhh yeah.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Congress on Vacation

And the difference between them being on the job and on vacation would be ????

The people's representatives in Congress are the epitome of government workers - overpaid, unqualified and lackadaisical - everything we have come to expect from government.....

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dust Devils in Kandahar

I have been reading about the drought that is hitting most of the good old USA - Luckily, the New England area has no issue with rain as back home, they have been getting a serious soaking.... I feel sorry for the farmers and others suffering under this seasonal stretch of dryness......

Here in Kandahar, it is HOT, Dry and Dusty....Oh yeah, did I mention DUSTY ??

Here are a few shots of what I am talking about.....Some serious Dust Devils tearing up the sands....

Saturday, August 11, 2012

"I'M GUS. I LIKE BEEF JERKY." - NOWZAD Dogs rescues Soldier's K9 friends in Afghanistan

CADG is a international logistics and construction company working here in Afghanistan.  They have assisted NOWZAD DOGS in rescuing dogs that Soldiers have rescued from Afghanistan.

I am glad to share the good news of how people can make a difference when they try - It made a big difference for Gus and other dogs in need along with the Soldiers who love their 4 legged companions.

" I'm Gus . I like Beef Jerky. "

Gus  the  dog (left), Gus  with  Louise from Nowzad Dogs, her  Afghan  assistant,  and two pilots (right)
Soldiers who work out on the Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) often work for the better part of a year, isolated from family and friends, working in some of the harshest environments in Afghanistan. They are often subject to dangerous or deadly situations that can often take their toll. Soldiers often look for anything to take their minds off of where they are including befriending a stray dog or cat.

Since soldiers have been going to war, they have been befriending stray animals that they find out in the field or wander into camp. It’s a simple act of humanitarianism that has mutual benefit: a stray dog or cat gets food and comfort, and the soldier has a loyal companion. It is a powerful bond. In the Vietnam War, John Laurence, a reporter who covered the battle of Hue found a kitten in the ruins, cleaned the cat up and eventually took him home. Even though the cat was vicious, he couldn’t part with it. He ended up writing The Cat from Hue that became a best seller, documenting how the cat became a beloved family pet.

Afghanistan is filled with stray dogs and cats. They often congregate around the bases because they can pick through the garbage and find morsels of food. The Afghans keep dogs for fighting and often release the dogs who don’t win who then become wild. Go to any of the ISAF bases and you’ll see the animals, running in and out of the gates or rummaging through the garbage, searching for scraps. It’s a heartbreaking situation.

The problem is, after the deployment, the soldier goes home and has to part with the animal under their care. Even if the soldier wants the animal, due to regulations, the military won’t let the animals on the aircraft.

This is where Nowzad Dogs comes into the story. They are an NGO that have one mission: to rescue the cats and dogs that have become the soldier’s or sailors pets, get them medically checked, and send them on to their owners in America, Great Britain, Australia, South Africa; anywhere where ISAF troops or contractors have come from.

Started by a Royal Marine sergeant who wanted his camp dog brought home to England, Nowzad Dogs (Nowzad is the FOB in Helmand province where the sergeant was posted and became the charity namesake) relies completely on generous donations to operate the charity and get the dogs home. The sailor or soldier has to pay a certain amount up front. Then a page on the website is set up to ask for donations for the particular animal. Moving the animals can be extremely expensive and complex and Nowzad is always in dire need of funds.

CADG has stepped in to provide logistics free of cost. We fly the animals from specific military bases to Kabul and deliver the dog or cat to representatives of Nowzad who then clean up the animals and get their transport out of Afghanistan to their new home. It’s our way of providing a service to the ISAF soldiers. They spend the better part of a year with the animal and it becomes a pet, a companion who makes their experience in Afghanistan tolerable.

I watched as Gus the dog was loaded on to the plane in his crate at Camp Bastion with a small sign that said “ I'M Gus. I Like Beef Jerky”. A true mutt, he looks like he has a lot of Border Collie combined with a dash of Corgie and a few other breeds all mixed in. When we landed in Kabul, we had no idea what to expect of his temperament. When the door was opened, he came out, wagged his tail, ate some beef jerky and drank some water out of his bowl. His owner Zach, a sailor who has gone back to the States, will be reunited with Gus in about a month after the dog has been health checked and readied for transport with all the proper documents and certificates.

Gus’ story is an all too common one. But with donations, Nowzad Dogs will continue to care and transport the animals to their owners. And CADG is more than happy to help!

For more information or to make a donation, please have a look at

Friday, August 10, 2012

LEADERSHIP makes a difference

The needed quality in our nation's success is and always will be LEADERSHIP.  No amount of money or political correctness can match the results of having the best Leader in place.

The United States has had many distinguished Leaders but presently, we are facing a Leadership deficit.  If America is to forge a future worthy of our past, we need to find and elect real leaders.

Presently, our President is the diametric opposite of what Leadership should be.  He promised " hope and change" and only delivered failure and a " Do as I say, not as I do" attitude.  His complete failure to lead has been documented and is the reason why our country is more divisively split now than ever before.

Mitt Romney is in need of a charisma upgrade but offers a more measured approach along with well documented management skill set.  He isn't Jefferson or Washington, but he is a much better manager than the lack-wit who has mucked up our country over the last 3 1/2 years.

NBC and Tom Brokaw will feature a documentary that gives us a lesson in what true leadership was back when the world faced the threat of World War II.  From 1938 - 1941, England stood alone against Nazi Germany.

Sir Winston Churchill was the key leader England needed.  He had failed previously but  learned key lessons from each experience and was able to rally his countrymen to stand against the onslaught of the Battle of Britain.

" Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.." 

Churchill's eloquent and tough-as-nails leadership held his country together.  No American Leader since President John F. Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis has faced such a serious challenge.  The majority of the nation's citizens in 1962 were concerned but didn't really understand how close the world came to annihilation until years later. 

9/11 was a serious crisis and the country rallied behind President Bush, but Kennedy had to stare down the Russians who were threatening Nuclear War. 

Americans got to see 9/11 as it happened and rallied behind our President but were able to count on a standing military who responded to the attacks.  In World War 2, our nation and England had been on a peacetime status with diminished military forces when World War 2 happened.

Watch the special and take a lesson from History - Leadership makes the difference.

Leadership Under Fire
By SOHRAB AHMARI - Wall Street Journal

Their Finest Hour
Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. on NBC

The word "hero" is thrown around lightly and frequently during Olympic season. But as Tom Brokaw reminds us in "Their Finest Hour," physical endurance and courage alone do not make heroes.

This remarkable documentary, set to air during NBC's regular Olympic programming, chronicles the heroism of Britain in the first two years of World War II, when, as Mr. Brokaw says, "England stood alone, when England was all that was left between liberty and tyranny." "Their Finest Hour" does not disclose any new historical facts. But by making extensive use of newly unearthed, color archival footage, plus the testimonies of British veterans, nurses and survivors, Mr. Brokaw pays tribute to Britain's "poetry of defiance" in the face of Nazi terror.

We meet a pilot who, at age 19, helped fend off the mighty German Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain—the 1940 campaign by the Third Reich to break the Royal Air Force. "I never considered defeat," the pilot, now 93, tells Mr. Brokaw. "I don't think any of us ever did." A nurse recalls "the quiet courage of the men" and how that courage gave heart to the women.

Then came the Luftwaffe's merciless bombing of London and other cities. This was "a deliberate attempt by Hitler to terrorize London into defeat," the historian Andrew Roberts explains. All told the Nazi bombing of London left 40,000 dead, thousands more wounded and some two million homeless. But, Mr. Roberts says, Hitler "misunderstood the nature of the British people." St. Paul's Cathedral remained miraculously intact, and the newspaper headlines—"Is That the Best You Can Do, Adolf?"—testified to Britain's indomitable spirit.

The greatest symbol of that spirit was, of course, Prime Minister Winston Churchill—that "hard-drinking firebrand of vast experience and suspect judgment," as Mr. Brokaw puts it. (Though Mr. Brokaw doesn't pause to elaborate on that terse "suspect judgment" charge.) Churchill's mission was to ensure Britain would survive the Nazi onslaught long enough for the U.S. to enter the fray. "We are fighting by ourselves alone," he famously told his compatriots. "But we are not fighting for ourselves alone."

The wait was long and painful and the sleeping giant slow to awake. Militating against a U.S. entry into the war were isolationists led by the likes of Charles Lindbergh and his America First movement. "Let Europe fight its own battle," we hear one of Lindbergh's followers sneer. "They mean nothing to us." The rhetoric sounds eerily familiar to that deployed by contemporary proponents of isolationism of both the left-wing and right-wing varieties.

Today the athletes gathered in London and most of their spectators around the world take the special relationship between the U.S. and Britain for granted. The discomfiting question raised by Mr. Brokaw's documentary is: Will future generations of Britons and Americans appreciate the high price paid to forge it? There are no easy answers. Either way, this film might just be NBC's finest hour of Olympic programming

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The $50 Lesson

Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in the front yard, my neighbors stopped to chat as they returned home fromwalking their dog. During our friendly conversation, I asked their little girl what she wanted to be when she grew up.
She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, Liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, "If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?"
She replied... "I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people."
Her parents beamed with pride!
"Wow...what a worthy goal!" I said. "But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that!" I told her.
"What do you mean?" she replied.
So I told her, "You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and trim my hedge, and I'll pay you $50. Then you can go over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house."
 She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked,

"Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?"

I said, " Welcome to the Republican Party. "

Her parents aren't speaking to me anymore.

The Real Story - Romney is winning and the MEDIA is baised against him

The shite has already started from those in the LIB Media who want to keep Obama in office.  The stories are like the one posted in Newsweek ( You mean they are still in business??) with a story title like " The Obama Landslide ??" - Puhleeeeeze.

This crap about Obama winning is just that - CRAP.

Pro Publica analyzed the news over the last few months and found that news reports written about Romney were 84% negative...... 84% !!  That is from a non-biased organization dedicated to providing the facts. 

People are hurting, unemployment is outta control, the economy is teetering on a 2nd recession and the media thinks people believe that the Village Idiot from Chicago is going to get re-elected ??? 

Bull.  That's what this it is  -  out & out BULLSHITE.

The Media think putting down a self-made millionaire is going to work with people who see that the President has never held a job in the private sector in his adult life???  I vote for the candidate who knows how to make money in the private sector. All Obama wants to do is print up and hand out more federal dollars out of our pockets.

Read this and get a fresh perspective of what the media are trying to do.....then Vote the Idiot in the White House out of office.  If you care about our country, don't give Obama four more years to continue the crap he has wrought upon our nation.  He is not worthy and we, the American people deserve better.

The Real Poll Numbers
By Dick Morris on August 6, 2012 

The media is trying to create a sense of momentum and of inevitability about the Obama candidacy. One benighted Newsweek reporter even speculated about a possible Democratic landslide.

On Friday, I saw the real numbers. These state-by-state polls, taken by an organization I trust (after forty years of polling) show the real story. The tally is based on more than 600 likely voter interviews in each swing state within the past eight days.

The trend line is distinctly pro-Romney. Of the thirteen states studied, he improved or Obama slipped in nine states while the reverse happened in only four. To read the media, one would think that Romney had a terrible month. In fact, the exact reverse is true.

Romney is currently leading in every state McCain carried plus: Indiana, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Nevada, North Carolina, and Colorado. If he carries these states, he’ll have 228 electoral votes of the 270 he needs to win.

To win the election, Romney would then have to carry Florida where he trails by two points, and either Virginia (behind by two) or Ohio where he’s down by only one.

If he carries all three of these states and also wins all the others where Obama is now at 50% or less – Iowa, New Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey — he will get 351 electoral votes, a landslide about equal to Obama’s 363 vote tally in 2008.

The strong probability is that Romney does, in fact, carry Florida, Ohio, and Virginia and a share of the other states where Obama is below 50% of the vote.

So don’t believe the garbage being put out by the media. The attempt to portray Romney as not catching on and as dropping in the polls is ludicrous. It is, at best, the product of incompetent polling and, at worst, the result of deliberate media bias. But Romney is winning and expanding his lead each week. That’s the real story

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hard to tell who is the bigger dummy

Obama and Reid are a pair of Dummies.  If they think the American people believe anything they say, it proves they really are a pair of dummies - unethical and without honor. 

Time to go Mr. Obama and take Hapless Harry Reid with you.....

Friday, August 3, 2012

Obama Campaign sues to restrict voting by the military

Let me get this straight - The President and his Democratic allies will do anything they can to allow access to vote, including making sure that laws are in place that likely allow people who are non-citizens to vote BUT they have gone to court to limit access to voting for our US Military members???  Really ???

If you have served our country or have someone you love who defended this country in uniform, you need to VOTE the unethical, shallow hypocrite out of office.

The President has proven to be unfit to command and undeserving of the support of anyone who cares about the defense of our country.

August 3, 2012

Obama campaign sues to restrict voting by military
Rick Moran - The American Thinker

If requiring a citizen to show a picture ID to vote is "suppressing the vote," what does it mean when the Obama campaign really makes an effort to prevent our soldiers from voting?

President Barack Obama, along with many Democrats, likes to say that, while they may disagree with the GOP on many issues related to national security, they absolutely share their admiration and dedication to members of our armed forces. Obama, in particular, enjoys being seen visiting troops and having photos taken with members of our military. So, why is his campaign and the Democrat party suing to restrict their ability to vote in the upcoming election?

On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state's law governing voting by members of the military. Their suit said that part of the law is "arbitrary" with "no discernible rational basis."

Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up until the Friday before the election. Members of the military are given three extra days to do so. While the Democrats may see this as "arbitrary" and having "no discernible rational basis," I think it is entirely reasonable given the demands on servicemen and women's time and their obligations to their sworn duty.

The National Defense Committee reports:

[f]or each of the last three years, the Department of Defense's Federal Voting Assistance Program has reported to the President and the Congress that the number one reason for military voter disenfranchisement is inadequate time to successfully vote.

I think it's unconscionable that we as a nation wouldn't make it as easy as possible for members of the military to vote. They arguably have more right to vote than the rest of us, since it is their service and sacrifice that ensures we have the right to vote in the first place.

I would disagree that the military has "more right" to vote than anyone. Everyone has an equal right to vote as long as they're registered and a citizen, and by saying that some have a greater right to vote, it means that others have a lesser right to vote -- and that's unacceptable.

Not really important, except it appears the Obama administration is buying that argument. With the suit, they are saying that our soldiers have a lesser right to vote than others. The law is designed to give military personnel an equal opportunity to cast their ballot. and by fighting that notion, the Obama campaign is seeking to suppress the military vote, knowing that it usually goes 2-1 Republican

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The HYPOCRISY of the LIBERAL MEDIA knows no bounds

If you read this blog, you know I am big about the definition of words as the definition is important.

Today's word is:

hy·poc·ri·sy - Noun:The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.


The idjits who sit in the ivory towers at the NY Times and other bastions of LIB stupidity will condemn Ann Romney for wearing a $990 shirt, but lavish praise on the First Lady for wearing a $6800 outfit.

Pathetic. The worst part is they think you and I are stupid and will not catch on to the way they try to scam us.

Both Presidential Candidates are Millionaires.  Both have more money than common sense.  Both are far above the majority of average Americans.

To think the Media can be so partial and basically be cheerleaders for one candidate and condemn another is the surest sign that things are not what they should be in reporting.

The Journalists who act this way are lying to you.  I see it, and others see it.  They should be ashamed to show their faces as things have gone downhill for what passes as reporting the news.

Edward R. Murrow must be spinning in his grave. 

VOTE and show the idjits in the media you know that they are liars.  Buck the system and put the liars on the losing side as that is the best way to show them you know their game is up.

Ann Romney slammed for $990 Shirt, Michelle Obama praised for $6,800 jacket
By Hollie McKay
Pop Tarts
Published August 01, 2012

Back in May, Ann Romney, wife of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, wore a $990 Reed Krakoff silk shirt for a media appearance. The item of clothing set off a media firestorm, with the Romneys widely accused of being “out of touch” with average Americans.
In particular, the Washington Post wrote that the $990 blouse “will not help her husband change those perceptions, no matter how many Laundromat photo ops are on the campaign’s itinerary.”

Fast forward to last Friday, when First Lady Michelle Obama attended an Olympics reception for heads of state at Buckingham Palace, donning a J. Mendel cap sleeve jacket from the 2013 Resort collection.

The price-tag? $6,800.

This time, the Washington Post simply described the intricacies of the jacket and noted that Mrs. Obama has previously been criticized for “not dressing up enough for Queen Elizabeth II, so she stepped up her game.” No snide remarks, no outrage over the cost, no suggestion she was “out of touch.”

“The media’s overabundant love affair with the Obamas has become increasingly blatant as this election draws nearer. Scrutinizing Mrs. Romney for a fashion choice that cost considerably less than that of the First Lady is yet another example of the media being purely sanctimonious,” former political publicist Angie Meyer told “The media continues to relish their roles as liberal bullies, and have relentlessly bullied the Romneys from the beginning. It is pure hypocrisy at its finest.”

Glenn Selig of The Publicity Agency concurred.

“The media will not stay quiet on the issue because wealth remains a big issue with the Romneys. It is not his fault that he's wealthy, but the media is portraying it as a liability,” Selig said.

Dan Gainor, VP of Business and Culture for Media Research Center in Washington DC, said it’s “just the latest example of a consistent media theme that somehow Romney is too wealthy and out of touch because he's a millionaire. Except of course that Obama is also a millionaire. “

Some also highlighted the apparent hypocrisy on Twitter. “And you thought the Romneys were out of touch?” tweeted one, while another wondered who had to pay for the almost $7,000 dress, and another balked that the “jacket would put a lot of food on the table of one of the 25M unemployed people in USA.”

Not everyone’s nose was out of joint, however. Media commentator Jenn Hoffman told that “Americans need to face the fact that with our current system, politicians need to have money. That is how they get into the office in the first place. If you are near the White House, you have access to serious cash and much of that cash is spent on honing your image.”

Mark Joseph, producer of “Wild Card: The Promise & Peril of Sarah Palin,” added that “Mrs. Romney's wardrobe expenses are certainly fair game, but so are Mrs. Obama's, and political reporters have got to do a better job of being even-handed."