Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Islamic fighters last stand

There was fighting in Helashid, 18 kilometers (11 miles) northwest of Jilib, the gateway to the Islamic group's coastal stronghold of Kismayo, where an estimated 3,000 hardcore Islamic fighters were preparing for a bloody showdown.

Ethiopian MiG fighter jets were also buzzing Kismayo, an AP reporter said.

"My fighters will defeat the Ethiopians' forces," Sheik Ahmed Mohamed Islan, the head of the Islamic movement in the Kismayo region, told the AP.

"Even if we are defeated we will start an insurgency. We will kill every Somali that supports the government and Ethiopians."


I hope the insurgency won't happen. The Ethiopians are taking no prisoners and killing the Islamic fighters when they capture them. Its the way to fight these bastards. The only way to win is to kill them all.

Somoli plans to capture US embassy bombers

HT from JPost:
Somalia's prime minister said Sunday that the suspects in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in east Africa are sheltering in the stronghold of his country's militant Islamic movement.

"We are hunting those known to be responsible for the terrorist bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998," Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi told the Associated Press.

The three men are al-Qaida suspects all under US indictment for the 1998 bombings of embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed hundreds of people.

"We know they are in Kismayo," Gedi said. "We would like to capture or kill these guys at any cost. They are the root of the problem."


Great! Finally somebody (more than Clinton did) is going after those killers!

Ramsey's tears for Saddam

HT from Blogs of War on the former Attorney General Ramsey Clark's comments on Saddam's execution. The Wiki on Clark lists his former clients (Nazis, Terrorists, etc):
As a lawyer, he has also provided legal counsel and advice to controversial figures, including:

* Nazi concentration camp commandant Karl Linnas
* Nazi War criminal Jack Reimer, charged in the killings of Jews in Warsaw.
* The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Advisory Board during late 1970s and early 1980s
* Branch Davidian leader David Koresh
* Antiwar activist Father Philip Berrigan
* Political figure Lyndon Larouche
* American Indian prisoner Leonard Peltier
* Crimes of America conference in Tehran in 1980
* Liberian political figure Charles G. Taylor during his 1985 fight against extradition from the United States to Liberia
* Elizaphan Ntakirutimana, a leader in the Rwandan genocide
* PLO leaders in a lawsuit brought by the family of Leon Klinghoffer.
* Camilo Mejia, a US soldier who deserted his post in March 2004 in protest against the US war against Iraq.
* Radovan Karadžić, accused Yugoslav war criminal.
* Slobodan Milošević, former president of Yugoslavia, accused war criminal
* Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq and convicted war criminal
* Lori Berenson


Here is a good article from Emperors New Clothes titled, "How Ramsey Clark Championed
Baltic Nazi War Criminals"...and he's still doing it. (By Jared Israel and Nico Varkevisser)

Friday, December 29, 2006

Saddam is getting a new colar

Saddam Hussein's lawyer estimated on Friday afternoon that he would be executed on Saturday.

Najiv Nai'mi, in an interview to Al Jazeera television, said that the US instructed Saddam's lawyers to receive his personal belongings, and that this was a sign that he would probably be executed the next day.
(HT JPost)

Great job Ethiopia! The MSM is asleep too!


The Islamic Court has abandoned Mogadishu and has been captured by the Ethiopians! The Islamic Fascists are running away while the Somalians are throwing rocks at them. Hat Tip by Bill Roggio here. The Ethiopians are taking NO PRISONERS! They are wiping out the Islamic forces. Good thing the MSM is asleep. I wish we could do the same in Iraq.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

"Agents and stooges!" Take that Mookie!

HT from Captains Quarters here:
BAGHDAD, Dec. 27 -- A top deputy of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr was killed Wednesday during a raid by U.S. and Iraqi troops in the southern holy city of Najaf, sparking protests from Sadr's followers and complicating an already tense relationship with the powerful anti-American leader.

Hurling rocks and shouting expletives, thousands of angry Sadr loyalists marched through the streets of Najaf after Sahib al-Amiri was shot and killed by a U.S. soldier during an early morning raid. "Agents and stooges!" protesters shouted at Iraqi soldiers and local authorities.


U.S. military officials declined to confirm that Amiri was a Sadr aide, saying only that he had provided explosives for use against Iraqi and U.S. forces. Sadr officials said Amiri was an aide and a lawyer who ran an educational organization that helped orphans and impoverished children. They said he had no connections to illegal activity.

In a statement, the U.S. military said Iraqi and U.S. forces were trying to detain Amiri and shot him only when he pointed an assault rifle at an Iraqi soldier

USS Gerald Ford

The next carrier should be named after our 38th president

You can go to NewsMax to sign a petition for naming CVN 78 after our 38th president, Gerald R. Ford here. May he rest in peace.

President Ford's Naval career here.
Lieutenant Commander Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., U.S. Naval Rerserve;
Transcript of Naval Service


14 JUL 1913 Born in Omaha, Nebraska
13 APR 1942 Ensign, U.S. Naval Reserve
20 APR 1942 Reported for active duty
2 JUN 1942 Lieutenant (junior grade)
1 MAR 1943 Lieutenant
3 OCT 1945 Lieutenant Commander
23 FEB 1946 Released from active duty under honorable conditions
28 JUN 1963 Honorably discharged from U.S. Naval Reserve

SHIPS AND STATIONS

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (Instruction) Apr. 1942 - May 1942

U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, NC May 1942 - May 1943
(Instructor)

New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, NJ May 1943 - Jun. 1943
(CFO USS Monterey (CVL-26))

USS Monterey (CVL-26) (Asst. Navigator) Jun. 1943 - Dec. 1944

Navy Pre-Flight School, St. Mary's College, Dec. 1944 - Apr. 1945
CA (Athletic Dept.)

Staff, Naval Reserve Training Command, NAS, Apr. 1945 - Jan. 1946
Glenview, IL (Staff, Physical and Military
Training Officer)

U.S. Naval Officer, Separation Center, Great Jan. 1946 - Feb. 1946
Lakes, IL (Separation Processing)


Rummy as SecDef and Dick as Chief of Staff

Sunday, December 24, 2006

O Holy Night



O Holy Night
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our Friend!
He knows our need—to our weakness is no stranger.
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!
Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!

Taliban smoked

Some conflicting reports that this bad guy was killed on last Tuesday.
From the Times online Sunday edition here:

THE Taliban commander in charge of attacks on British and Nato forces in southern Afghanistan was reported yesterday to have been killed in a US airstrike after an RAF aircraft intercepted his satellite telephone.

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani, the Taliban treasurer, was the most senior member of the group’s leadership to die in the war on terror, according to US officials.

A Taliban spokesman, however, said he was still alive.

Osmani, an associate of Osama Bin Laden, is said to have been part of a triumvirate with Mullah Dadullah, the Taliban military commander, and Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader. Osmani headed Taliban operations in six provinces.

Military souces said he had been killed by a strike on his vehicle as he and his aides left a village in the Zahre area. An RAF R1 monitoring aircraft is believed to have been tracking him. The aircraft was working with a US special operations team, including members of Delta Force, plus intelligence specialists from a unit known as Task Force Orange who tracked him on the ground.

The satellite telephone signal allowed the RAF aircraft to pinpoint Osmani’s location. As he headed out of the village in a 4x4, a US plane dropped a smart bomb onto the vehicle.

The Taliban issued an immediate denial, saying the bomb had killed Mullah Abdul Zahir, a district commander, and three of his men.

The war spreads....

From Douglas Farah over at Counter Terrorism blog here:
The spread of this war is by design, not accident. In his statement earlier this week (as translated by Laura Mansfieldal Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri went out of his way to signal support for the Islamist movement in Somalia, saying “Brothers in Islam and jihad in Somalia, know that you are the southern garrison of Islam, so don’t allow Islam to be attacked from your flank and know that we are with you and the entire Muslim Umah is with you.”

The conflict is designed not only to establish a space that can be defined as the beginning of the Islamist Caliphate, a necessary physical space from which to launch succeeding holy wars against the unbelievers. It is also aimed at creating widespread instability in a fragile region in East Africa, rich in mineral resources with weak and corrupt central governments.

Osama bin Laden has spoken in the past of the need to open a “third front” with a ground war that will bleed the U.S. military dry. He has argued that the al Qaeda front in Iraq, coupled with the front in Afghanistan/Pakistan, has stretched the U.S. military to its limits. A third front would make triumph in the other two more likely.

The stark disinterest of the United States and most European powers, or serious efforts by other African nations to face the consequences of an Islamist triumph in Somalia is striking and dangerous. The consequences of a regional war are difficult to calculate, but they will be serious.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas from K-2

God Bless a Navy Vet!

I heard this one about 4 stranded Solders at SF. A Navy Vet helped them rent a car and drive them home for Christmas. And what a Merry Christmas they and their families will have. Thanks to you Paul Deines! You are a great American and thanks for your service.
"I'm a veteran myself," said Deines, 50, who served in the Navy. "I know how it is, being away from home on Christmas. I said, 'Let's get together and do something about it.' "

Deines had been in San Francisco on vacation.

He said the group drove straight through for 23 hours to get back to Denver. They ran into snow at Glenwood Springs, but made it over Vail Pass and got into Denver on Thursday afternoon, just as the blizzard was ending.

"That's what happens when people get together and help each other out," Deines said.

For the Kible family of Centennial, Christmas this year will be especially meaningful because of the kindness of a stranger.

"It was such a nice thing for Paul to do," Stacey Kible said. "He rented that van to get these boys home for Christmas. To me, that's truly the spirit of giving and the spirit of Christmas."

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Solders at G'tmo

I heard on Steve Malzberg this morning on Bill Bennett Good Morning
America about Service men and women not getting any cards or gifts sent
to them. Here is the address:
Any Soldier
c/o Col. Wade Dennis
JTF Gtmo
APO AE 09360

The Irony is the prisoners are getting about 16,000 pieces of mail. Lets all send a Merry Christmas to our solders over at G'tmo.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Bush's comments at press conference with Blair

“Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to the families” of those who have died. “I also believe we’re going to succeed. I believe we’ll prevail,” he said.

“One way to assure failure is just to quit, is not to adjust, and say it’s just not worth it,” he added. “If we were to fail, that failed policy will come to hurt generations of Americans in the future.”


--We will not falter, we will not fail, we will prevail! Victory is the only way! W is for Winning I say!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Pearl Harbor 1941

Remember Pearl Harbor!

65 years ago a "day of infamy."

USS Arizona
65 years ago we entered a three front war with Japan, Germany and Italy. My parents were only 5 years old. But they remember that day. I was five years old when JFK was shot. My Kathryn was 4 years old when 9/11 happened. It is ironic the Baker/Hamilton (Loosing in) Iraq report comes out the day before this historic day in American history.

My Uncle first joined the Marines then became a Navy officer during the war. He was deployed to Pearl Harbor after the US entered the war. My views of the war are on the account of my Uncle who was there and fought against the Japanese. I always looked up to him and am glad he served our country with honor. My husband was in the Navy for 24 years and retired this fall. He served his country and is proud of it. Our family is a military family. My sisters married former service men both Air Force and Army. Of course I married the Navy one! (LOVE the inter-service rivalry at family gatherings! LOL!)

We see the Iraq war AS A WAR. Its not a problem to be solved (As Nancy P. sees it) other than having our service men and women fight the war as they are trained to do. Let them fight the fight, and WIN THE WAR in VICTORY ! No negotiation with the ENEMY until they surrender (Not the USA cutting and running).

Pearl Harbor was a lesson learned. Don't leave your pants undone! But we won the war. It wasn't pretty and we lost on an average of 8,000 servicemen a month for 4 years. The War on Terror is going to be a long one. Our 'ignoring' the problem let the terrorists attack us with "our pants undone" again. We forgot the lesson learned at Pearl Harbor and WTC got hit.

My message to the cut and run Dems is this. This is a WAR. We need to win the WAR at any cost. We need to sacrifice inorder to win and allow our future generations have a free world. The Islamo-Facisits will win if we let them. Victory is the only way we can win. They will kill us if we don't kill them first.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Flying Imans

From IMAO

O joy! I love the Flying Nun. She was a doll. Now about those flying Imans. They are bad boys and US Airways did the right thing to throw them off the plane.

A Sad day for USA

I'm sad that John Bolton has resigned from UN ambassador. I hope Bush gets a spine and recess appoints another with the same foresight: fight the war, support Israel, no nukes in Iran, no negotiations with Terrorist nations and the Axis of Evil. We need this more than ever.

President Bush's statement here:
"I am deeply disappointed that a handful of United States Senators prevented Ambassador Bolton from receiving the up or down vote he deserved in the Senate," Bush said. "They chose to obstruct his confirmation, even though he enjoys majority support in the Senate, and even though their tactics will disrupt our diplomatic work at a sensitive and important time. This stubborn obstructionism ill serves our country, and discourages men and women of talent from serving their nation."


Just from CNN:
The soon to be SecDef Gates said today we are loosing in Iraq.

Thanks NYT, LAT, CNN, CBS and DEms etc. You are helping us lose the WAR! We need VICTORY! We need to fight and win against Terrorism. The west will be destroyed. Our Freedoms will be destroyed. I don't want my daughters living under ISLAMIC rule. They love to celebrate Christmas and Easter. We believe in Jesus and that he sacrificed his life for our salvation. God Bless America and I hope and pray we get someone to protect our country just like John Bolton did.

Yeah Intrepid!

You go girl!
The USS Intrepid is going in for a two year overhaul.
A month after a failed attempt to move the USS Intrepid, the historic aircraft carrier was freed Tuesday from the Hudson River anchorage where it had sat for nearly a quarter of a century.

"This old baby is moving," a joyous Intrepid Foundation President Bill White said aboard the vessel.

Some crew members cried and gave each other high-fives and hugs. Onlookers ashore cheered.

(snip)
Decommissioned in the late 1970s, it was destined for the salvage yard when rescued by New York developer Zachary Fisher and transformed into a floating military and space museum that opened in 1982, recently drawing upward of 700,000 visitors a year.

Intrepid officials said the $60 million overhaul, lasting up to two years, would include stem-to-stern "refurbishment and renovation" to repair deterioration and open up long-closed areas to the public.

The ship's exhibits were put in storage and most of its 20-plus vintage warplanes were shrink-wrapped for protection during the hiatus.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Iraq is our "Dunkirk."

From Micheal Barone's townhall article talks about how Churchill's Dunkrik is like Bush's Iraq.

While George W. Bush's many critics and detractors portray him as facing the same dilemma as Lyndon Johnson in Vietnam, Bush himself seems determined to proceed the way Harry Truman did in Korea -- or, as some might put it, as Winston Churchill did after Dunkirk.

{snip}
But Bush seems unpersuaded. "There's one thing I'm not going to do," he said at last week's NATO summit in Riga, Latvia. "I'm not going to pull our troops off the battlefield before the mission is complete."

In this, Bush has the support of others. Defense Secretary-designate Robert Gates opposes a quick pullout. So does the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Central Command's Gen. John Abizaid.


Bush is sticking to his principles and will stay to fight for victory in Iraq. Good for him. He is leading us to fight the fight. I always said it was like "Churchill's Dunkirk," when the allies retreated from France when it became invaded by the Germans.

Dunkirk, and the evacuation associated with the troops trapped on Dunkirk, was called a "miracle" by Winston Churchill. As the Wehrmacht swept through western Europe in the spring of 1940, using Blitzkrieg, both the French and British armies could not stop the onslaught. For the people in western Europe, World War Two was about to start for real. The "Phoney War" was now over.

The advancing German Army trapped the British and French armies on the beaches around Dunkirk. 330,000 men were trapped here and they were a sitting target for the Germans. Admiral Ramsey, based in Dover, formulated Operation Dynamo to get off of the beaches as many men as was possible. The British troops, led by Lord John Gort, were professional soldiers from the British Expeditionary Force; trained men that we could not afford to lose. From May 26th 1940, small ships transferred soldiers to larger ones which then brought them back to a port in southern Britain.

The beach at Dunkirk was on a shallow slope so no large boat could get near to the actual beaches where the men were. Therefore, smaller boats were needed to take on board men who would then be transferred to a larger boat based further off shore. 800 of these legendary "little ships" were used. It is thought that the smallest boat to make the journey across the Channel was the Tamzine - an 18 feet open topped fishing boat now on display at the Imperial War Museum, London.


Churchill never gave up. Either will Bush. WE will fight the fight and win. That I am sure of. (No matter what the MSM or Dems say!)

The Advent season

I love the Advent Season. I'm creating a Jesse Tree so my family and I can read scriptures each day and make a little ornament to hang on the Jesse Tree.
Advent Prayer


As our nights grow longer and our days grow short,
we look on these earthly signs--light and green branches--
and remember God's promise to our world:
Christ, our Light and our Hope, will come.
Listen to the words of Isaiah the prophet:

The people that walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those who lived in a land as dark as death
a light has dawned.
You have increased their joy
and given them gladness;
They rejoice in your presence
as those who rejoice at harvest,
as warriors exult when dividing spoil. Is. 9:1-2

Then all pray:

O God,
rejoicing,
we remember the promise of your Son.
As the light from this candle,
may the bless of Christ come upon us,
brightening our way
and guiding us by his truth.
May Christ our Savior bring life
into the darkness of our world,
and to us, as we wait for his coming.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Then the first candle is lighted.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Daily Scripture

Jesus said to his disciples:
“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars,
and on earth nations will be in dismay,
perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
People will die of fright
in anticipation of what is coming upon the world,
for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see the Son of Man
coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these signs begin to happen,

stand erect and raise your heads
because your redemption is at hand.

“Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy
from carousing and drunkenness
and the anxieties of daily life,
and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.
For that day will assault everyone
who lives on the face of the earth.
Be vigilant at all times
and pray that you have the strength
to escape the tribulations that are imminent
and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Thursday, November 30, 2006

The 'Sad' Pelosi story that was hidden yesterday

From the Raw Story:
House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Wednesday that she feels it is "sad" that President Bush continues to blame Iraqi insurgent violence on al Qaeda.

"My thoughts on the president's representations are well-known," Pelosi said. "The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again."


During a joint press conference with the president of Estonia, Bush was asked by a reporter if he worried that calling the situation in Iraq "a civil war would make it difficult to argue that we're fighting the central front of the war on terror there."

Bush responded that "there's all kinds of speculation about what may be or not happening."

"There's a lot of sectarian violence taking place, fomented, in my opinion, because of these attacks by al Qaeda, causing people to seek reprisal," Bush said. "And we will work with the Maliki government to defeat these elements."

Pelosi's statement also followed a press briefing in Baghdad earlier today, where a US military spokesman was unable to state clearly what role al Qaeda plays in Iraq violence.

Displaying a series of slides and charts, the spokesman for the multinational forces in Iraq claimed that "since October of 2004, we have now killed or captured over 7,000 al Qaeda in Iraq terrorists."

According to Major General William Caldwell, because Iraq still has a "government moving forward" with "institutions in place," and because al Qaeda in Iraq seeks "anarchy" instead of power, the current situation should not be considered a "civil war."

"We don't see an organization out there that's looking to assume the control of this country, but rather just to create anarchy, to create death, to create destruction, and that's in fact what we're combatting right now," Caldwell said.

A reporter argued that "all of those things that you've just outlined as measures of success, functioning institutions, all of those things still fit within every academic and every strategic think tank's definition of civil war anyway," but Caldwell resisted multiple entreaties to define what he considered a "civil war."

"Well, what I would tell you, Michael -- again, I can only back to -- if in fact all the governmental functions are still functioning, and we don't see an organization out there that's trying to overthrow and assume control of the government, we don't see two viable entities out there like that, what we see is a(n) entity out there that's been duly elected, representative of the people, that's got plenty of challenges in trying to work through all their difficulties but moving forward nonetheless, and we see another entity that wants to do nothing but create division amongst the people, to create anarchy, to create casualties, to separate them," Caldwell said.

A journalist asked the spokesman, "You keep saying al Qaeda in Iraq. What proportion of the Sunni resistance do you think al Qaeda in Iraq is responsible for? It's a handy tag, but in reality is it 10 percent, 50 percent of what we would loosely call Sunni resistance or insurgency?"

Caldwell didn't have an answer to the question. "We also, you know, look at that also very closely, try to identify exactly what percentage it is," he said. "What we do know is that al Qaeda in Iraq are the most well-funded, produce the most sensational attacks than any element out there. So that's where we put our predominant effort against."

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

AQ in Iraq and the Pope




AQ in Iraq's statement about the Pope in Turkey. Video from Fox here.
Al Qaeda in Iraq on Wednesday denounced Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Turkey, calling it part of a "crusader campaign" against Islam. The Vatican said the comments showed the need to fight "violence in the name of God."

The trip is Benedict's first visit to an Islamic country as pontiff, seeking dialogue with Muslims who were angered over a speech he made in September in which he cited a medieval text that linked Islam and violence.

Al Qaeda in Iraq, the most feared Islamic militant group in Iraq, issued its statement on an Islamic militant Web site it often uses to post messages.

"The Pope's visit, in fact, is to consolidate the crusader campaign against the lands of Islam after the failure of the crusader leaders (in Iraq and Afghanistan) ... and an attempt to extinguish the burning ember of Islam inside our Turkish brothers," it said.

It pointed to the pope's "bald-faced attack on Islam in September." The pope's speech at the time prompted outrage across much of the Islamic world, after he quoted a medieval document that called the Prophet Muhammad violent.

The al Qaeda in Iraq statement did not include any direct threat to the pope, saying only that the group is "confident in the defeat of Rome in all parts of the Islamic world."

The Vatican said Wednesday that the al Qaeda in Iraq denunciation shows the need for faiths to fight "violence in the name of God."

"This type of message shows once again the urgency and importance of a common commitment of all forces against violence," Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said. "It also shows the need of various faiths to say 'no' to violence in the name of God."

The authenticity of the al Qaeda statement could not be confirmed. It was signed by the "Islamic state in Iraq," the so-called Islamic government that the group declared earlier this year and that now issues all its messages.


And low and behold, Nancy Pelosi says that there is no AQ in Iraq? Huh? Excuse me but wasn't the Z Man (who was killed in June by Allied forces HOOYA!) an AQ leader? OK America you voted this B*tch into office! At least I can listen to Rush and Sean make fun of the woman for the next two years (hopefully for only two years!)

I tried to link up to the article yesterday (11-28) but CNN has either deleted the link or moved the story. Funny business. Here is the HOTAir link to the story here.
House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Wednesday that she feels it is “sad” that President Bush continues to blame Iraqi insurgent violence on al Qaeda.

“My thoughts on the president’s representations are well-known,” Pelosi said. “The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again.”

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Pelosi caves No AC in Intel!

I Hope Nancy puts Jane Harman in for Intellegence sub-committee chair. She's bright, tough and Blue Dog Dem. (We need Jane!) Harman repesents the South Bay district were lots of Aerospace companies are located. (story here.)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!


He was going to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey anyway, but President Bush figured he really owed the bird this time. His dog had just scared the stuffing out of it.

Mr. Bush spared the turkey during a Rose Garden ceremony on Wednesday.

"I am granting a full presidential pardon so they can live out their lives as safe as can be," the president declared.

By virtue of a vote on the White House Web site, the turkeys were named "Flyer" and "Fryer," reports CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller.

Fryer was Flyer's understudy and nowhere to be seen during the ceremony.

Thanks to all those who are away from their family serving this wonderful country. The free world owes you thanks on this thanksgiving. We couldn't live our lives here at home without you. God Bless America and Our Troops! Thanks be to God.

The Anchoress has a picture of President Bush's famous visit to the troops a few thanksgivings ago here.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

41 stands up for 43

"This son is not going to back away," Bush said, his voice quivering. "He's not going to change his view because some poll says this or some poll says that, or some heartfelt comments from the lady who feels deeply in her heart about something. You can't be president of the United States and conduct yourself if you're going to cut and run. This is going to work out in Iraq. I understand the anxiety. It's not easy."

Bush also told the audience its derisive hoots were mild compared to the reaction he got in Germany in the 1980s, after persuading the country to deploy U.S. nuclear missiles.

He told the audience — including dozens of women in black robes and head scarves — he was extremely proud of his sons,
President George W. Bush and Florida Gov.
Jeb Bush.

He said the happiest day of his life was election day in 1998 when George and Jeb were elected to the governorships of Texas and Florida, but he also described the pain he feels when his sons are attacked.

"I can't begin to tell you the pride I feel in my two sons," Bush said. "When your son's under attack, it hurts. You're determined to be at his side and help him any way you possibly can."
(HT to Drudgereport).

Lebanon crisis

I think the puppet masters are taking over in Lebanon. This is Hezbollah's attempt to become the only "government" in Lebanon. It reminds me of what Hitler did to take over governments. I pray that Hezbollah will be over thrown someday. I just hope we don't become the community of the John Kerry's "Global Test." The Christian Government that is left in Lebanon is being wiped out by the jihiadist Hezbollah with Syria and Iran as the puppet masters.
Pierre Gemayel, Lebanon’s Industry Minister and son of a former President, was shot dead yesterday in his car in a Beirut suburb. It was the first assassination of a leading anti-Syrian figure in almost a year.

The murder of the 34-year-old minister is certain to increase political tensions in Lebanon, where the militant Shia Hezbollah party is leading a drive to overturn the Western-backed Government.

Here is a list of assassinations in Lebanon:
February 2005 Rafik Hariri, former Prime Minister, truck filled with explosives

June 2005 Samir Kassir, a journalist, car bomb

June 2005 George Hawi, anti-Syria politician, car bomb

December 2005 Gebran Tueni, anti-Syria journalist and MP, car bomb

November 2006 Pierre Gemayel, Industry Minister, shot in car

From Counterterrorism Blog here:
Hence, as we witnessed today in Beirut, the "Terror arm" of the Syro-Iranian camp moved forward to strike the Government instead.

1) Killing three ministers would paralyze the functioning of the cabinet per internal regulations. The assassination of Pierre Gemayel is a step in the campaign to "empty the cabinet" of its members.

2) This assassination aims at intimidating civil society from mobilizing against the pro-Syrian campaign.

In response, the international community should act swiftly in defense of Lebanon's population under the UN Chapter 7, by voting a new resolution to reinforce the UNIFIL in Lebanon and endow it with a deterrence and security mandate to protect civil society from violence as was the case in East Timor and Kosovo.

The Cedars Revolution real and strategic response to the Terror War waged against Lebanon's civil society should be to press for the removal of Emile Lahoud from the Presidency and disband his security operatives.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Pledge is back--Fireworks included!

The Orange Coast College student government voted Monday to put the Pledge of Allegiance back on its biweekly agendas, but added that the board of trustees could alter the practice after hearing feedback from students.

At an intense two-and-a-half-hour meeting in the faculty lounge, the student trustees listened to — and often expressed — passionate opinions both for and against making the pledge an official item. In the end, by a 3-2 vote, the board opted to reinstate the pledge as an "opportunity" for any attendees who wish to recite it and promised to hold a forum or take an opinion poll in the near future to determine students' feelings on the matter.

'Christmas Fantasia' has tunes for all tastes
"In my view, this is a fair compromise," said student body president Lynne Riddle, who suggested the compromise that the trustees accepted but is not a voting member of the board. "I feel strongly still that the board made no mistake. However, we have heard additional voices from students and the community."

The decision, made before a packed audience that included students, teachers and administrators, came at the end of a heated discussion that lasted a full two hours longer than its allotted time on the agenda. Before the board finally ruled, every trustee had made at least one motion, with the first losing 4-0 and the other three dying before going to a vote.

Brent Bettes, the chair of the meeting who cast the tie-breaking vote, said he approved the decision because it provided the possibility "that the students could decide for themselves."

Throughout the meeting, some board members vented their frustration at the media attention devoted to the pledge controversy. Trustee Jason Ball, in particular, stressed that his board had not "banned" the salute, as some news reports had claimed. Also, he said, the trustees' decision had been based only partially on an objection to the words "under God," and more on the relevance of the pledge to other business at the meetings.

Nonetheless, the Monday meeting involved more than its share of fireworks, as the speakers touched on the sacrifices of American soldiers for the flag, the national reputation of OCC and even whether European settlers committed genocide on the Native Americans.

Are we losing our will to fight?

From Victor David Hansen on our will to fight in Iraq:
So we are at a crossroads of all places in Iraq. The war there has metamorphosized from a successful effort to remove a mass-murdering dictator into the frontlines of the entire struggle between Islamic radicalism and Western liberality. If we withdraw before the elected government stabilizes, the consequences won't just be the loss of the perceptions of power, but perhaps the loss of real power. What follows won't be the impression that we are weak, but the fact that we are--as we convince ourselves we cannot win against such horrific enemies, and so should never again try.


HT from Blogs for Bush.
I keep saying that on 9/11 I knew we were at War. The enemy attacked us. We must keep up the fight until they (the terrorists) give up. What ever political view one has either Democrat or Republican, we all live in America. We go to work everyday, our kids go to school, we go to church (or free to not go to church) free to do what we want in our lives. We all live in the same republic and the constitution protects our liberty and freedom to choose. We must not give up. I keep the image of people jumping out of the World Trade Center in my mind. I can't give up the fight. Too many people died that day that were just going to work and doing what they choose to do.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Terror plot foiled in Frankfurt Germany

HT to LGF and Israel at Level Ground here:
German authorities probing foiled plot to smuggle bomb onto passenger airplane in Frankfurt. German paper reports security sources believe target was plane of Israeli airline

Suspects' nationality undisclosed

"The suspects were temporarily taken into custody and informed of the suspicions against them before they were released on Saturday, with the exception of one wanted in connection with another crime," the office said.


The men are suspected of being members of a terrorist organization, the office said. It did not explain why the suspects, who remain under investigation, had been released.


"I can't comment on the particularities about the decision to release them," said a spokesman for the interior ministry. Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency also declined comment.


The prosecutor's office said it had searched nine apartments on Friday in the western German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse to gather evidence.


It gave no details about the nationality of the suspects.


Police uncovered a failed plot by two young Lebanese men to detonate suitcase bombs on trains in western Germany in July.


I too question why the authorities won't name the nationality of the ring leaders of the terrorist group. If they are Islamic please report it. They want us to be fearfull. We need to fight and
be brave!

The draft comes back

My NavyHusband retired this Oct. 1st from the NAVY and served for 24 years. He is totally against the draft. A volunteer Armed force is a much better trained and disciplined. He liked being around and working with people who wanted to be there. We want well trained troops fighting the war. If you don't want to fight the fight find some other line of work!
Rep. Charlie Rangels draft is wrong and the American people don't want a draft. Isn't it funny, the people didn't want it during Vietam (MSM and the left). I wonder why?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Al-Jazeera in America

The major cable and satellite services will not carry it. Good for them. If my DirecTV gets it I'll be dropping the service.
Bush administration officials have branded the network's airing of messages from Osama bin Laden as an incitement to terrorism and criticized its often graphic coverage of bloodshed in Iraq.

Al-Jazeera says the messages and images are newsworthy. It has promoted its broadcasts to U.S. officials as the ideal venue to address the Muslim world.

Still, the station is burdened with a reputation among Americans as anti-U.S. - an image Al-Jazeera insists is unfair. Its staffers argue that while the station has an Arab viewpoint, its coverage is balanced.

At least for now, most Americans will have no chance to see Al-Jazeera to judge for themselves. Al-Jazeera's list of U.S. carriers included none of the major U.S. cable TV providers: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Charter Communications or Cablevision. Neither of the two major satellite TV providers in the U.S. - Dish Network and DirecTV - are carrying the network.

Some U.S. cable carriers are adopting a "show-me" policy, waiting to see what sort of reaction the station generates before agreeing to carry it, said Michael Holtzman, a spokesman for the network.

Al-Jazeera English will be available to American customers of GlobeCast, the subsidiary of a French company that offers satellite TV service.

A funny story that Bill Beniett told this morning in America about A food fight at Williams Collge and a certian Freshman who turned him in to the dean named Dave Marash. Here is an article on why he joined the Al-Jazeera (propaganda machine).

Don't buy this stamp

AH Come on GUYS, just let me play....

Kerry in the background

Pay back is a b*tch! Sorry Kerry you can't join the leadership of the party who supported you in 2004.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Pledge re-instated

My Hats off to the Student Vice-President of Orange Coast College. She has the sense to re-instate order and overturn the socalists!
Orange Coast College's student vice president said Monday that she will order the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited at all upcoming meetings, following a decision by the student government representatives last week to remove the pledge from their agendas.

During public comment at Monday's board meeting, Sage Michael, a friend of student Vice President Christine Zoldos, asked all interested patrons to join him in saluting the flag. Roughly two thirds of the crowd stood and recited the pledge, while the remainder sat in silence.

Zoldos, who cannot attend Monday meetings because of a scheduling conflict, said she had sent Michael on her behalf and would enlist a friend to lead the pledge for her on Mondays in the future. The board meets twice a week, on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

"I look at the pledge as a unifying symbol," Zoldos said. "You're not pledging allegiance to the government or God; you're pledging allegiance to the republic that was created by the constitution. We live in a world of divisional multiculturalism, and we're all united by the flag."

And so said our founding fathters and the republic that supports liberty and justice for all! I'll have to send her an e-mail.

Let's help pay Bolton's Salary

Over at Hugh Hewitt and Claudia Rossete a proposal to help fund John Bolton's salary if Bush has to do another recess appointment. Let's hope the Democrats get some sense and confirm him. The Democrats would be looking like nit-wits if he has to do the job without pay.

Update here:
Michelle Malkin does a "third" here.

Atlas Shrugs has her comments here on Bolton.

Go here to give Democrat Senators a call.

Monday, November 13, 2006

How a Jihadi says 'Lame Duck'?

Over at Counterterrorism Blog, Dr. Walid has the lowdown on the Head of AQ in Irag on the US mid-term elections.
Interestingly, the message asks (American) politicians if they will implement their electoral promises to withdraw from Iraq. al Muhajir praises the choices by the voters of the enemy to "defeat Bush." More interestingly, he uses and American vocabulary by calling the War "stupid." Usually Jihadists calls it evil or infidel and rarely qualify it in secular "electoral" terms. But the most striking words used by a Jihadi commander is "lame duck." When I heard him uttering the words al-batta al arjaa' I realized he was off the classical Jihadi speech. The introduction of such words will certainly affect our reading of the speech (we will expand later on this particular point)

Lynn Daucher is leading by...

Lynn Daucher's race with Lou Correa is closing but she still leads by 764 votes. There was a late write in on the Ballot headed by some democratic PAC to throw off some of Lynn's vote. The name Otto Bade was on the Robo-calls to write in the Real conservative. Hat Tip to Red County OC Blog. The Liberal OC blog has a cattle call out for Democratic observers at the county Registar Recorder for counting the absentee ballots here by the Orange County Young Deomocrats.

Reminds me of 2000 a bit. Lynn ran a great race and I remember her dilligence as our Assemblywoman.
From OCBlog today:
Over at the OC Democratic Party blog, Executive Director Mike Levin still contends Lou Correa has a very good chance of overcoming Lynn Daucher's vote advantage -- although his tone is less certain than it has been. Correa's and the Democrats' hopes of victory are based on the presumption there is a large enough pool of uncounted ballots cast in Lou Correa's favor.

The firmness to which that hope is tethered to reality is difficult to guess, but I think Mitchell's point is well taken that as the number of uncounted ballots dwindles, the rate at which Correa must capture them steepens.

Again, lets hope the numbers are in tonight and we don't have any problems with "recounts" from Lou's side.

Monday, 11/13 5 PM
UPdate: Lynn's lead has narrowed to 361! Yikes!
Tuesday, 11/14 5PM
Yikes again! the Daucher lead is now 302!

The Democratic Leadership

Let's see there's Nancy, Harry and Muthra Brains! Must be a Dem leadership meeting
HT to The Colossos

A US Naval Carrier from an Iranian drone


Can you name this Carrier here? (HT to LGF)

And to further the insult from Iran this just in from Drudge Chinese Submarine stalks the Kitty here.
A Chinese submarine stalked a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group in the Pacific last month and surfaced within firing range of its torpedoes and missiles before being detected, The Washington Times has learned.
The surprise encounter highlights China's continuing efforts to prepare for a future conflict with the U.S., despite Pentagon efforts to try to boost relations with Beijing's communist-ruled military.
The submarine encounter with the USS Kitty Hawk and its accompanying warships also is an embarrassment to the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, Adm. William J. Fallon, who is engaged in an ambitious military exchange program with China aimed at improving relations between the two nations' militaries.



Go Navy! We are the best no matter what the Dems think about "redeployment". No matter what the MSM says about our Military! We are the Best and America's only hope to win in the War on Terror.


Update from Michelle Malkin's post of 11/13/2006 here.
My husband was a bubblehead from 82-88 and he concurs that The Navy probably knew when the diesel left the Chinese port and was tracking it all the time. Their technology is at least a few generations behind ours. From another bubble head at Michelle's:

The reasoning is simple: you don't want the enemy to know your vulnerabilities OR your capabilities. The only way to know whether this diesel sub was being tracked or not is to wait until we are at war with China. Even then you might never know since the poor, noisy thing would probably be at the bottom of the sea before it ever got within a dozen miles of a US aircraft carrier group.

If you're a betting person, put chips on the fact the Chinese sub's whereabouts were known the second it left Chinese ports. The fact it was able to surface within visual distance of a USS aircraft carrier is due to the simple fact that we are not at war with China -- yet. I pity the Chinese sub's crew if they try that during wartime.

Well put. Don't mess with the US NAVY. You'll find yourself at the bottom of the SEA!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Take their Federal Funding away!

Orange Coast College is so socalistic! The governement should take its funding away from the Community college.
The move was lead by three recently elected student trustees, who ran for office wearing revolutionary-style berets and said they do not believe in publicly swearing an oath to the American flag and government at their school. One student trustee voted against the measure, which does not apply to other student groups or campus meetings.

The ban follows a 2002 ruling by a federal appeals court in San Francisco that said forcing school children to recite the pledge was unconstitutional because of the phrase "under God." The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the ruling on procedural grounds but left the door open for another challenge.

"That ('under God') part is sort of offensive to me," student trustee Jason Bell, who proposed the ban, told Reuters. "I am an atheist and a socialist, and if you know your history, you know that 'under God' was inserted during the McCarthy era and was directly designed to destroy my ideology."


Well I'm captialistic and a christian and I'm offended that a federally funded college is doing this! We should write to the President of the College Bob Dees bdees@occ.cccd.edu and to the Community Coast College District Spokesperson Martha Parham at MParham@mail.cccd.edu.

A Marine from Iraq

A MARINE IN IRAQ RESPONDS TO SEN. KERRY

This was written by my husband, Aaron, who is currently deployed to Iraq, in defense of a recent comment made by Senator John Kerry. Pass it along, it might inspire someone else to speak up! ~ Michelle}

Yesterday John Kerry said, "You know education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well, and if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq...

So I wrote him a letter:

I am a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. I am currently on my second tour in Iraq, a tour in which I volunteered for. I speak Arabic and Spanish and I plan to tackle Persian Farsi soon. I have a Bachelors and an Associates Degree and between deployments I am pursuing an M.B.A. In college I was a member of several academic honor societies, including the Golden Key Honor Society. I am not unique among the enlisted troops. Many of my enlisted colleagues include lawyers, teachers, mechanics, engineers, musicians and artists just to name a few. You say that your comments were directed towards the President and not us. If we were stupid Senator Kerry, we might have believed you.

I am not a victim of President Bush. I proudly serve him because he is my Commander in Chief. If it was you who was President, I would serve you just as faithfully. I serve America Senator Kerry, and I am also providing a service to the good people of Iraq. I have not terrorized them in the middle of the night, raped them or murdered them as you have accused me of before. I am doing my part to help them rebuild. My role is a simple one, but important. You see Senator Kerry, like it or not, we came here and removed a tyrant (who terrorized Iraqis in the middle of the night, and raped them and murdered them). And we have a responsibility to see to it that another one doesn't take his place. The people of Iraq are recovering from an abusive relationship with a terrible government and its going to take some time to help them recover from that. We can't treat this conflict like a microwave dinner and throw a temper tantrum because we feel like its taking too long.

Senator Kerry, you don't have to agree with this war. You don't have to say nice things about those of us who choose to make sacrifices for the rights of every American rather than sit back and simply feel entitled to it. But please Senator Kerry, if you're going to call me a stupid murdering rapist, stick by what you say. Don't tell me that I misunderstood or that you would never insult a veteran because you are one too. Having been there and done that does not give you a free pass to insult me.

My suggestion for you, Senator Kerry, is to remember that your speeches are recorded, and broadcast to us simpletons over here. You may want to write down what you want to say before you say it, maybe have somebody look at it before you say it and tell you what others might hear. Remember that we can't read your mind, if there are any misinterpretations in what you say, it's because you didn't communicate clearly.

Good luck to you Senator Kerry, if nothing else it's always entertaining to watch you try and climb out of the holes that you constantly dig for yourself.

Sincerely,

Somebody who is watching his daughter grow up in photographs so that you can have the right to say whatever you want about him.

Friday, November 10, 2006

94 YR OLD (PART 5) WW2 VETERAN

Happy Vets day and Happy Birthday to the Marines!

I'm living 1972 all over again

George McGovern, the former senator and Democratic presidential candidate, said Thursday that he will meet with more than 60 members of Congress next week to recommend a strategy to remove U.S. troops from Iraq by June.

If Democrats don't take steps to end the war in Iraq soon, they won't be in power very long, McGovern told reporters before a speech at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

"I think the Democratic leadership is wise enough to know that if they're going to follow the message that election sent, they're going to have to take steps to bring the war to a conclusion," he said.

McGovern will present his recommendations before the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a 62-member group led by Reps. Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee.

"The best way to reduce this insurgency is to get the American forces out of there," McGovern said. "That's what's driving this insurgency."

McGovern told the audience Thursday that the Iraq and Vietnam wars were equally "foolish enterprises" and that the current threat of terrorism developed because _ not before _ the United States went into Iraq.


I'm sorry McGovern but the insurgency whould not end if we pulled out. The insurgents just would be killing other Iraqi's instead of our troops. Iraq is not a "foolish enterprise." Thanks for insulting the troops on this Veterans day with that comment Senator. We still thank you for your service WWII on this Veteran's day though.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rummy's gone!


I knew this was going to happen if the Democrats won! We'll miss you Donald. My husband was proud to serve under you. You are a great American and severed us well. Here are some Rummy styles.

Update******
Some of Rummy's poetry here:


The Unknown

As we know,

There are known knowns.

There are things we know we know.

We also know

There are known unknowns.

That is to say

We know there are some things

We do not know.

But there are also unknown unknowns,

The ones we don't know

We don't know.



Department of Defense news briefing

Feb. 12, 2002

Crow for Breakfast! Yum!

Oh Sucks! I thought the republicans would hold on to both houses. I'll I can say is if we are attacked by terrorists in the next two years the Democrats will be held accountable. And we need to send a message to the terrorists we will not stand down and "cut and run" from Iraq until Iraqis can stand up.

Nancy will have a change of drapes but, we all wake up each day in the same republic. As a believer in God, we all live under the same commands. God Loves us all the same, no mater if we are a "donk" or a "trunk" or independent.

Psalm 27
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom do I fear? The LORD is my life's refuge; of whom am I afraid?

One thing I ask of the LORD; this I seek: To dwell in the LORD'S house all the days of my life, To gaze on the LORD'S beauty, to visit his temple.

But I believe I shall enjoy the LORD'S goodness in the land of the living.

Wait for the LORD, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the LORD!


God bless the Troops. I wish the best for them and their families.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

You go girl!

“To pull out, to withdraw from this war, is losing, there’s no question about it,” said Senator Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, the chairwoman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. “The Democrats appear to be content with losing.”

Mr. Emanuel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, turned sharply toward Mrs. Dole, his face lined with outrage.

“You should take that back, Senator,” he said. But Mrs. Dole kept speaking over him, creating a minute of partisan cacophony on the television set.

“I will not sit idly by with an accusation that Democrats are content with losing,” Mr. Emanuel said.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Kerry Smart

Kerry Very Very Smart. Let the Republicans win!

Air Dales and Grunts Unite together!


I love it when we join forces!

Gold Star families vist Iraq

HT from Chicago Ray here:

We here and many other grateful Americans know better than that, and my hat is off and heart always heavy for those lost who fight for us and others freedoms.

But, for those who still read and watch only MSM news reports they might and most likely think otherwise. By their slanted reporting one might think that all of those American families who have sons or daughters that paid the ultimate price for us over there hate George Bush, The United States and the Military not neccesarily in that order, like John Kerry and Cindy Sheehanand many other radical rabblerousers in this country do.

To help put an end to this misconception, A highly secretive trip made by some Gold-Star families from California to Iraq and back last week provides us with a much needed alternative and more realistic viewpoint from there that many will never see or hear until they swear off the alphabet news networks for their news of the day. Or until they read more great stories like the one below.


The Sacramento Union has the full story here:
“Shouldn’t the American people be told about the good things happening in Iraq? Isn’t it legitimate news for example to be told of the success enjoyed by the people of northern Iraq who have established democratic institutions in communities that are almost entirely free of violence?” Morgan asked.

The group includes seven Gold Star Family members including Joseph Williams (his son Marine Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams died in combat near Nasiriyah, Iraq), John Holley (his son Army Spc. Matthew J. Holley died in combat operations in Taji, Iraq), Mike Anderson (his son Marine Corps Cpl Michael D. Anderson, Jr. was killed by small arms fire while protecting his fellow Marines from enemy action in the Anbar Province of Iraq), Todd & Debra Bastian (Debra’s son, Air Force Capt. Derek Argel, died in the crash of an Iraqi air force aircraft during a training mission in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala), and Jan & Joseph Johnson (their son Army Spc. Justin W. Johnson was killed when his patrol vehicle hit an IED - improvised explosive device - in Sadr City, Iraq).

The Johnson’s presence on the trip comes at a time when their family’s story is being told by a new book, American Mourning, which was co-authored by Move America Forward’s Melanie Morgan. Their son, Justin, was close friends with the son of anti-war activist, Cindy Sheehan, and they say that their trip to support U.S. troops in Iraq is a more constructive act than Sheehan’s anti-Bush protests outside the President’s ranch in Crawford, Texas.

"I want to be able to tell the“ troops that there are Americans who still believe we are doing the right thing by being here. We want them to know that there are people back here who are supporting and praying for them daily,” explained Joe Johnson.

I remember when Move America Forward started yahoo group site. The liberal vitriol was really bad. I stopped posting because of the attacks from liberal hacks. They then started a second group on yahoo with limited restricted members. It is sad when you support the troops, the war and get attacked from people who don't understand what we are up against. The treat is there and it’s not going away! Hello you liberal idiots, no matter what you think about our military their mission is clear. Victory is the only way to win the war. If we cut and run the bad guys will be coming to our shores.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Jhidists vote Democrat

This article in World Net Daily explains my point about what the terrorists will do if the democrats win on Tuesday November 7th.
The terrorists told WorldNetDaily an electoral win for the Democrats would prove to them Americans are "tired."

They rejected statements from some prominent Democrats in the U.S. that a withdrawal from Iraq would end the insurgency, explaining an evacuation would prove resistance works and would compel jihadists to continue fighting until America is destroyed.

They said a withdrawal would also embolden their own terror groups to enhance "resistance" against Israel.

"Of course Americans should vote Democrat," Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group and the infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, told WND.

"This is why American Muslims will support the Democrats, because there is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud," said Jaara, speaking to WND from exile in Ireland, where he was sent as part of an internationally brokered deal that ended the church siege.


As the article states, Jaara was part of the siege on the Church of Nativity in 2002. He is in exile in Ireland and able to make statements to inflate the propaganda war. It’s a shame he isn't in G'tmo. When will the international community realize that appeasing these terrorists only helps them further their cause to inflict terror?
WND read Pelosi's remarks to the terror leaders, who unanimously rejected her contention an American withdrawal would end the insurgency.

Islamic Jihad's Saadi, laughing, stated, "There is no chance that the resistance will stop."

He said an American withdrawal from Iraq would "prove the resistance is the most important tool and that this tool works. The victory of the Iraqi revolution will mark an important step in the history of the region and in the attitude regarding the United States."

Jihad Jaara said an American withdrawal would "mark the beginning of the collapse of this tyrant empire (America)."

"Therefore, a victory in Iraq would be a greater defeat for America than in Vietnam."


Read the rest of the article here. If we withdraw from Iraq, it will be the end of the USA existence as a world leader. The jhidists can take over the oil reserves in Iraq and us it against the USA. It will show other terrorist groups we are weak and embolden them to fight even more. We can't let the Democrats win and allow "cut and run" from Iraq. All our men and women who are fighting this WAR (and to those who have sacrificed their life) depend on US to vote REPUBLICAN.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Priceless!



World Net Daily article on Kerry's comments here.
I hope this is our October surprise! I won't repeat what John Kerry said but President Bush said on Rush's show is a jewel:
Anybody who is in a position to serve this country ought to understand the consequences of words, and our troops deserve the full support of people in government. People here may not agree with my decision. I understand that. But what I don't understand is any diminution of their sacrifice. We've got incredible people in our military, and they deserve full praise and full support of this government. Secondly, what they deserve is a plan for victory, and we have a plan for victory. Our victory, as you know, is really to help the Iraqis win, to help the 12 million people, to help Iraq realize the dreams of 12 million people who voted. To help the political process and help the security process and help the economic process and we're doing just that. It's not easy work, because there's an enemy that still tries to derail the process. They're trying to foment sectarian violence, and on the other hand it's necessary work.

Iraq Nukes

The NYT has shot itself in the foot. Yes, George Bush was Right! Saddam would have had nuclear weapons within the year if we did not invade Iraq. The left is so blind with hate that they forgot about the 'lie" Bush told. I hope this story gets to all Republican's out there. Vote on Tuesday please! We can keep the congress and senate if we all show up. We need to keep Reed and Pelosi as minority leaders. We can't afford to let them have power.

From Michelle Malkin on Rep. Pete Hoekstra's statement here:


"These documents also raise several additional issues of interest. First, it is extraordinary that the New York Times now acknowledges that the captured documents demonstrate that '[Saddam] Hussein's scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away.' This only reinforces the value of these documents in understanding the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's regime. Only 1 percent of the estimated 120 million pages of captured documents have been reviewed, and we must continue working to promptly understand these materials. If there is concern about Saddam's nuclear program, there should be similar concern about potential connections between Saddam and al-Qaeda suggested in the documents.

"Second, my staff's preliminary review of the documents in question suggests that at least some of them may be internal IAEA documents. There is a serious question of why and how the Iraqis obtained these documents in the first place. We need to explore that carefully - I certainly hope there will be no evidence that the IAEA had been penetrated by Saddam's regime.

"Finally, it is disappointing but not surprising that the New York Times would continue to participate in such blatant and transparent political ploys, including what I believe are improper efforts by the IAEA to interfere with U.S. domestic affairs. The sad reality is that the New York Times has done far more damage to U.S. national security by the disclosure of vital, classified, intelligence programs than is likely to be caused by the inadvertent disclosure of decades-old information that had already been in the hands of Saddam's regime."


I'm glad to see someone is taking it out on the NYT and their treason.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Project Valour



Please donate to Project Valour-IT. Of course I joined the Navy team!
Go Navy!

NAVYwife does not accept JFK apology! NOT!


The GI bomb from the NY POST via Drudge:
November 2, 2006 -- WASHINGTON - A group of GIs showed they are smart enough to take on condescending Sen. John Kerry - by deploying a hilariously misspelled sign mocking the failed presidential candidate's comments about their education.

"Halp us Jon Carry - We R stuck hear n Irak," read the sign, which was apparently the brainchild of a group of service members from the Minnesota National Guard.

The picture was first revealed yesterday on the blog Web site of Milwaukee talk radio host Charlie Sykes, who said he got it from a listener who had a buddy in the unit.


The picture soon raced around the Internet, and it got much of the nation chuckling when it went up on Drudge Report later in the day.

Staff Sgt. Erik Holtan, a member of the Minnesota National Guard, says he saw the picture and recognized the insignia as that of his fellow Minnesota guardsmen - and he immediately put it up on his own blog site.

"It's awesome," he told The Post. "The troops over there have to be livid because of what [Kerry] said. I don't know why he would say that."

Holtan, who works at Guard headquarters, said he believes the troops behind the Kerry sign are in Iraq, since all the members of the unit in the shot - the 1/34 Brigade Troops Battalion - have been deployed.

He said he can see a unit insignia on one of the vehicles in the background and those vehicles have also gone to Iraq.

Fox News Channel quoted Army officials saying that the picture looked authentic and appeared to be taken in Iraq.

"We are always amazed at the creativity of our troops," one Army official told Fox.

Without citing sources, ABC News in Washington said the photograph was taken in Talil, several hundred miles south of Baghdad, where members of the unit are located.

By the end of the day, the shot was burning up the Internet - and was the most stinging rebuke to Kerry's knuckleheaded flub.

The Minnesota Guard and the Pentagon said they could not comment on the picture.

Meanwhile, Kerry surrendered yesterday to a barrage of criticism from Republicans and Democrats over his troop-trashing gaffe and apologized "to any service member, family member, or American who was offended.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Will Murtha ask Kerry to apologize? Will Murtha apologize too?

From Diana Irey's website, who is Jack Murtha's opponent for PA-12:
"Democratic candidates around the country are dropping John Kerry as fast as they can. Right here in Pennsylvania, Bobby Casey Jr. has canceled a planned rally today with Senator Kerry. U.S. Rep. Harold Ford, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, has called on Sen. Kerry to apologize. And two Democratic candidates for the U.S. House - one in Minnesota, and one in Iowa - have also scrapped planned appearances with Senator Kerry.

"And still no word from Johnstown.

"What are you waiting for, Jack? Is it possible that you AGREE with John Kerry that only uneducated or lazy men and women end up in Iraq?

"Or are you worried that calling on Sen. Kerry to apologize would immediately lead to a request for a SECOND apology -- an apology from YOU, for slandering the Marines you declared had 'killed innocent civilians in cold blood' at Haditha, before the first Marine was charged, before the first court-martial was convened, before the first Marine was convicted?

"Jack, is THAT why you refuse to demand an apology from Sen. Kerry?"

Thank you Zig!

You know I'm glad this latest Kerry quote came out. I was listening to John Ziegler on KFI Monday night (640 AM 7 - 10 pm) when the Kerry quote was played. Ziegler is really on the game. I knew this would break the next day on Drudge and Rush's show. It has gotten the Republican base on the offence, energized and ready to roll over the Dems on next Tuesday! The President has asked JFK to apologize to the troops (He's on the offense). We couldn't have asked for a Karl Rove plot either. Thanks to John Ziegler! He is a saint! (i.e. from the Church of Tiger Woods!). Heh!

HH has a quote that I want to repeat here.
Any vote for any Democrat is a vote against victory and a vote for vulnerability. It is also a vote against the military.

Vote on Tuesday, November 7th. Vote for the troops, Vote for our Children, Vote for our future. But please DON'T VOTE for a Democrat! No Plan, No Vision, No Future.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Tony Snow slams John Kerry

The White House accused Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday of troop-bashing, seizing on a comment the Democrat made to California students that those unable to navigate the country's education system "get stuck in Iraq."

"Senator Kerry not only owes an apology to those who are serving, but also to the families of those who've given their lives in this," White House press secretary Tony Snow said. "This is an absolute insult."

Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran and Bush's rival in 2004, fired back, saying the president and his administration are the ones who owe U.S. troops an apology because they "misled America into war and have given us a Katrina foreign policy that has betrayed our ideals, killed and maimed our soldiers, and widened the terrorist threat instead of defeating it."

"This is the classic GOP playbook," Kerry said in a harshly worded statement. "I'm sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did. I'm not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium."

Snow was asked about the comment which Kerry made during a campaign rally Monday for California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides. The White House spokesman was clearly ready, consulting his notes to read a fuller account of Kerry's statement and unleashing a sharp attack.
Halloween HamNation from Townhall.com

Happy Halloween!
Kerry Belittles U.S. Troops

Kerry is Toast! Remember it was Christmas in Cambodia, CIA hat, troops attacking women and children in Iraq at night. I can't wait for the Swiftboat Vets to chime in!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Way to go Second Lady!

I've been fuming all week on CNN's showing US solders being killed by the terrorists. Finally Lynne Cheney our Second Lady slapped CNN's Wolf Blizzer here:
Cheney turned the tables on Blitzer, becoming the questioner: "what is CNN doing running tapes of terrorists shooting Americans," she asked more than once, repeating a question CNN had been asked: "Do you want us to win?"

"The answer is, of course, we want the United States to win," said Blitzer. "We are Americans." Blitzer said airing the footage was not terrorist propaganda but "reporting the news. This is what we do... We make no apologies for showing it."

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Don't get cocky kid


President Bush said yesterday that overconfident Democrats who are already "measuring the drapes" for their move into power on Capitol Hill will have the rug pulled out from under them on Election Day.

"The Democrats have made a lot of predictions. Matter of fact, I think they may be measuring the drapes," Bush said yesterday to laughs at a Sarasota, Fla., fund-raiser for GOP House hopeful Vern Buchanan.

"If their electoral predictions are as reliable as their economic predictions, Nov. 7th is going to be a good day for the Republicans."

The president added, "One of the reasons that the Democrats will lose on Election Day: Because they want to raise your taxes. No, I know they don't want to tell it that plainly, but that's what they're going to do."

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Blogosphere at Rush

Here is something I missed yesterday while I was volunteering in my daughter's Kindergarten class (We made jack-o-laterns).
I watch it and I say, "Well, that's really helpful." I don't see the Democrats out there even when they know they're going to lose talking about how bad it's going to be and how many seats they're going to lose. I just don't see it. I've been in this game a long time, and I've played a lot of competitive sports, and I've worked for competitive sports teams, professionally, and I've never seen anybody want to lose, as a means of advancing. The Mets didn't want to lose last night. "Come on, Rush! It's a flawed analogy." No, it's not. But I'm talking about one blog, and it's not even Insta-Pundit. Whoever Insta-Pundit is, is letting somebody else reply to whatever it was I'm saying on the program, and it's a little one-page post that I responded to this morning in the first hour.

I'm going to tell you the blog postings that I regularly read in my RSS reader. I've communicated with many of the people who run them. They're fabulous people, starting with National Review Online, then Hugh Hewitt and his Townhall blog, Captain Ed, Ed Morrissey at Captain's Quarters. The three lawyers at Power Line. These are resources that I have added to everything else that I use for show prep which makes show prep an ongoing, never ending thing. Red State is another site.(I hope I don't forget anybody.) Little Green Footballs. I don't want to leave any out. A.J. Strata, Strata-Sphere. I don't want to leave anybody out here. The American Spectator. You here me talking about these. I'm referring to two days' worth of posts on this one site.

And then who could forget MM here:
Now, is that not the answer you were looking for? You look stunned in there. What were you getting at with the difference between a blogger and a columnist? (interruption) Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm. No. In fact, Michelle Malkin, she has a column and she's got two blogs. She's got a blog called Hot Air and she's got a personal blog. They're both excellent. She's one of the leading forces in the anti-illegally immigration movement out there in terms of informing people about it with specific details of outrages as they happen across the country wherever, at whatever custom station, port of entry, city, whatever. She's made it her passion. It's the best.

Michelle is the best and Mary Katharine Ham is a great one too. She has just launched her own video blog here.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

USA- Support America And Our Troops

Again, we are out there to save this world. Not only America, but to save the world from evil.
Everything Is Going to be Alright

Great support for our troops. They are doing a fantastic job! Keep it up the world needs it.

Support for Traditional marriage

Finally we have an elected official that will state what "Gay marriage" cannot provide young children. Mass. Governor Mitt Romney is that man!
"The price of same-sex marriage is paid by the children," the governor said. "The child's development is enhanced by the nurturing of parents of both genders. Every child deserves a mother and a father."

I have written letters to the editors and to our elected officals about how the children are directly effected by non-traditional lifestyles. A child needs a MOM and a DAD (A Female and A Male set of Parents, not a MOM/MOM or a DAD/DAD). Thank you Governor Romney. I'll vote for you if you run in 2008.

The Drive


Hugh Hewitt talked about the "Drive" yesterday in his description of the Republican's and this mid-term election. John Elway took his team 98 yards in 5 minutes to tie the game against the Clevland Browns to win the game in overtime. We got the drive, we can do it and win the game. All it takes is going to the polls on Nov. 7th.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Navy BDAY and I missed it! Shucks.


My NavyFamily life has been a bit frantic lately and blogging has been chaotic. When school starts it's always crazy getting into the routine and we are going to a new school too. My youngest is in Kindergarten and has been diagnosed with learning disabilities. Getting the school district to give her services will be a challenge but I found some help. And she does have a nice Kindergarten teacher too. My 4th grader is in a special day class and is mainstreamed in the AM with a regular 4th grade. Her teacher is fantastic too. I would love to home school my girls but with the disabilities they have (ASD) they need speech, occupational therapy and social skills that I feel they need.

So Michelle has a post on the 231st Navy Bday on October 13 here.

I saw this in the OC Register this week and wanted to mention this OC local NavySeal who died protecting his comrades here. I'll say a prayer for him and his family today in church. God Bless our Troops! (HT Laura's Misc. Musings here.)

Here is the Blackfive post by Froggy here on Mike Monsoor.

Bush and Rove confident

HT from Blogs for Bush here:

Amid widespread panic in the Republican establishment about the coming midterm elections, there are two people whose confidence about GOP prospects strikes even their closest allies as almost inexplicably upbeat: President Bush and his top political adviser, Karl Rove.

Some Republicans on Capitol Hill are bracing for losses of 25 House seats or more. But party operatives say Rove is predicting that, at worst, Republicans will lose only 8 to 10 seats -- shy of the 15-seat threshold that would cede control to Democrats for the first time since the 1994 elections and probably hobble the balance of Bush's second term.

In the Senate, Rove and associates believe, a Democratic victory would require the opposition to "run the table," as one official put it, to pick up the necessary six seats -- a prospect the White House seems to regard as nearly inconceivable.

I worry about a Dem take over but it's just my listening to the MSM and the thought of Speaker Pelosi! I prefer a big guy from Illinois to lead the house than a botoxed out skinny female from SF! I pray everyday we will keep the house and the senate. Our country and Troops need a Republican to fight the war! The Dems want to cut and run.Please don't let the Dems win. America will forever be changed. Our family values and our faith depend on a Red America. Not a Blue one.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Dalati's signs

Anaheim has "Little Gaza" a strip on Brookhurst from Fullerton to Garden Grove. It is full of Middle Eastern Resturants, Markets, Travel agencies and a few Islamic schools. On State College in Anaheim is an Islamic center. I drove past it this friday afternoon when services got out. There were very large Dalati campaign signs on a fence next to the center.

On LGF Charles notes the AP reporting on Dalati here.

I drove by the Rally they were talking about last July here.