Monday, January 29, 2007

Mysterious Ways

beautiful day

God Bless

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Anti-War rally at the Lone Sailor

The Lone Sailor
Jane Fonda and her lot will be protesting this weekend at the Navy Memorial in DC. Give me a break. They should go to the Mall and protest at the Vietnam Memorial for all times sake! No, the Vets are already mad at her. But we Navy don't like her either!

Here's a link to the Memorial Lone Sailor site.

Freeper alert here.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The dems sat down on this one

The line I liked best in the Presidents speech last night:
This is where matters stand tonight, in the here and now. I have spoken with many of you in person. I respect you and the arguments you've made. We went into this largely united, in our assumptions and in our convictions. And whatever you voted for, you did not vote for failure. Our country is pursuing a new strategy in Iraq, and I ask you to give it a chance to work. And I ask you to support our troops in the field, and those on their way. (Applause.)

I wonder if I'm too old to join this:
A second task we can take on together is to design and establish a volunteer Civilian Reserve Corps. Such a corps would function much like our military reserve. It would ease the burden on the Armed Forces by allowing us to hire civilians with critical skills to serve on missions abroad when America needs them. It would give people across America who do not wear the uniform a chance to serve in the defining struggle of our time.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Roe Vs. Wade 34 years ago

I remember the day I heard the ruling. It was a cold January and I was only 14 at the time. I thought it was wrong at the time. I'm glad I still believe it that way. It is still wrong to kill babies.

From ABC news here.

President Bush marked the 34th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision Monday, telling thousands of abortion foes he shares their goal of seeing "the day when every child is welcomed in life and protected into law."

Bush also signaled his unchanged opposition to a key goal of the Democrats who now control Congress: broadening embryonic stem-cell research.

"Our challenge is to make sure that science serves the cause of humanity instead of the other way around," the president said in a telephone call piped over loudspeakers to a Washington rally of opponents of abortion rights. "I have made clear to the Congress, we must pursue medical advances in the name of life, not at the expense of it."

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

F-22 Raptor - Bela decolagem em Langley 2006

Here comes the Raptor!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Time to Rally Around President Bush

Time to Rally Around President Bush
Written by John Lillpop
Thursday, January 11, 2007

In one of his finest speeches in recent memory, President Bush announced a
new plan for fighting the war on terror in the Iraqi theater. The president
appeared sincere, contrite for past failures, and firmly committed to
winning the war.

Although the president announced the deployment of more than 20,000
additional U.S. troops to fortify Baghdad, he made it abundantly clear that
the new commitment is not open-ended, and that the Iraqi government has been
so advised.

Iraq will be required to meet several performance measurements, both
military and economic, to secure the nation and to end the sectarian
violence that has ripped the fledgling democracy to pieces for far too long.

American troops will be on hand for a limited time to help the Iraq
government achieve its performance goals.

Importantly, the president reminded the American people that accepting
defeat is unthinkable. Rather than stabilizing the Middle East, leaving Iraq
without finishing the job would do the exact opposite.

Surrender would embolden and empower Islamic extremists seeking to destroy
western civilization through the use of global terrorism. Imagine a Middle East dominated by the likes of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

It is not a comforting thought, is it?

Almost without exception, Democrats are rigidly opposed to the president's
new plan. Most of them want the troop level in Iraq reduced, rather than
increased. None of them have proposed a formula for winning; rather,
"Retreat and Surrender" seems to be the operative theme for Democrats.

Aside from all the political posturing, wrangling, and partisan attacks from
both sides of the aisle, there is a human element to this story that must be

Namely, as a result of a change in plans by the U.S. commander-in- chief,
acting to fulfill his constitutional responsibility and authority, more than
20,000 dedicated Americans will have their lives disrupted in the most
dramatic manner imaginable.

Unfortunately, some of those patriots will go to Iraq, but will not come
home alive; others will be injured or disabled for life.

Imagine being one of the Americans called upon to sacrifice his or her
education, family, career, and even life in response to a call from the
commander-in- chief.

Imagine also the emotions and hurt that must race through the hearts and
minds of those brave Americans upon hearing elected politicians dismiss the
plans of their commander-in- chief, and openly predict failure and defeat.

Everyone acknowledges that Democrats are entitled, even obligated, to
question and provide opposition ideas and oversight. In our democracy, that
is their responsibility.

However, this nation is engaged in the most serious and dangerous war in our
history. And while many disagree with the new Bush plan, the plain truth is
that the president is acting within the U.S. Constitution.

There is no debate about the president's authority to act as he has.
Consequently, it is time for all patriotic Americans to unite behind the
president and support his new plan.

If nothing else, do it to encourage the 20,000 Americans who tonight are
facing a very difficult and uncertain future. Remember that they will be
headed into harm's way to protect and defend we Americans and the freedoms
and way of life we cherish.

"I have a Dream"

Blogs for Bush
Mark D. Roberts

God of the Universe

Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice;
let the sea and what fills it resound;
let the plains be joyful and all that is in them.
Then let all the trees of the forest rejoice
before the LORD who comes,
who comes to govern the earth,
To govern the world with justice
and the peoples with faithfulness.

PS 96

Sunday, January 14, 2007

"Who pays the price?"

“What I was trying to do in this exchange was to find common ground with Condi Rice,” Ms. Boxer said, adding that “my whole point was to focus on the military families who pay the price.”

“They’re getting this off on a non-existent thing that I didn’t
say,” Ms. Boxer said. “I’m saying, she’s like me, we do not have
families who are in the military. What they are doing is a really
tortured way to attack a United States Senator who voted against the

The exchange between Ms. Boxer and Ms. Rice came during a
hostile Senate hearing on Thursday in which Ms. Rice, seeking to sell
President Bush’s new Iraq plan to a skeptical Congress, faced an almost
solid wall of opposition from both Democrats and Republicans. Ms. Boxer
several times repeated the question, “who pays the price?”

Senator Boxer read excerpts from a radio interview with an American family that
lost a son in Iraq. “You can’t begin to imagine how you celebrate any
holiday or birthday,” Ms. Boxer said. “There’s an absence. It’s not
like the person’s never been there. They always were there and now
they’re not and you’re looking at an empty hole.”

Ms. Rice replied, “I can never do anything to replace any of those lost men and
women in uniform, or the diplomats, some of whom ...”

Ms. Boxer cut her off. “Madame Secretary, please, I know you feel terrible about
it. That’s not the point. I was making the case as to who pays the
price for your decisions.”

From NYTimes here.

Boxer fails to see the price of those (3,000 in a matter of 2 hours) who lost their lives on 9/11. The dems are crying because we have lost 3,000 (within the span of 5 years) solders who know the price and are willing to fight for our freedom.
Boxer does not understand the might of our military. Without the military we are weak.

I am glad we have Condi Rice advising the President on the hard decisions. And I'm glad it isn't someone like Barbara Boxer!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Box it UP!

From the NYPOST here:
Rice appeared before the Senate in defense of President Bush's tactical change in Iraq, and quickly encountered Boxer.

"Who pays the price? I'm not going to pay a personal price," Boxer said. "My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young."

Then, to Rice: "You're not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, with an immediate family."


Simply breathtaking.

We scarcely know where to begin.

The junior senator from California ap parently believes that an accom plished, seasoned diplomat, a renowned scholar and an adviser to two presidents like Condoleezza Rice is not fully qualified to make policy at the highest levels of the American government because she is a single, childless woman.

It's hard to imagine the firestorm that similar comments would have ignited, coming from a Republican to a Democrat, or from a man to a woman, in the United States Senate. (Surely the Associated Press would have put the observation a bit higher than the 18th paragraph of a routine dispatch from Washington.)

But put that aside.

The vapidity - the sheer mindlessness - of Sen. Boxer's assertion makes it clear that the next two years are going to be a time of bitterness and rancor, marked by pettiness of spirit and political self-indulgence of a sort not seen in America for a very long time.

The American people all pay the price. We want to win this WAR against the Terrorists. If we don't win we all pay the price of loosing our freedom. Those who are fighting want to fight the fight. They don't mind if they fight protecting Senator Box it up's little puny derriere.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Another A-Q bites the dust

Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, who allegedly planned the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa, was killed in a U.S. airstrike Monday, according to an American intelligence report passed on to the Somali authorities.

"I have received a report from the American side chronicling the targets and list of damage," Abdirizak Hassan, the Somali president's chief of staff, told The Associated Press. "One of the items they were claiming was that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed is dead."

If confirmed, Mohammed's death would be a major victory for the U.S. in its hunt for the 1998 embassy bombers. The strike was part of the first U.S. offensive in the African country since 18 American soldiers were killed there in 1993.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Lost Sailors

HT from Bubblehead:

The Navy is investigating what happened in Plymouth Sound on Dec. 29 as the Minneapolis-St. Paul left England's Devonport Naval Base. Because the inquiry isn't finished, Navy officials said they cannot provide many details about the incident.

The men died performing a routine but risky task - transferring a harbor pilot back to his boat. Crews practice it frequently, but a former captain said it never can be totally safe, particularly in bad weather.

Lt. Cmdr. Chris Loundermon, a spokesman for the Navy's Atlantic submarine fleet in Norfolk, said the Los Angeles-class

submarine had been scheduled to leave Plymouth around the 29th after a week in port during the Christmas holiday.

Loundermon said he could not say whether the submarine left early to avoid bad weather moving in.

"Those are all the things the investigation is going to look into," he said. "Did they have to leave? If they didn't have to leave, why did they?"

About the time the departing submarine was transferring the harbor pilot, the winds were heavy and seas were high.

Four men on deck at the time - all wearing life vests and tethered to the sub - were washed overboard.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Holtz, a sonar technician, and Senior Chief Petty Officer Thomas Higgins, an electronics technician, were pronounced dead at a British hospital. Two were rescued with minor injuries.

Higgins was chief of the boat, the highest-ranking enlisted sailor on the submarine.

Entering or leaving port while transferring a harbor pilot onto or off a submarine is a complex maneuver made more difficult in bad weather or in the dark.

"Nothing's routine," said Force Master Chief Petty Officer Dean Irwin, the top enlisted submariner in the Navy. "It's an evolution that has risk associated with it."

IMPEACH at the Beach and Vader at the Rose Parade

I saw this and thought, (look at the cars parked at the beach parking lot). It took that many cars to have that many people to spell out "Impeach!" on the beach. Did they ride up in public transportation? (Bus, bike,skateboard, rail or taxi?) NOT!

HT from Zombiezone here.
Screen shot here from DU.
It reminded me of the Rose Parade on New Years Day. I just had to laugh at the Impeach sign when Darth Vader walked by. So indirectly we are protesting the Iraqi war and the Nazi Bushes. Yeah, right. And I'm a Rebel.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Grateful Dead ~ Touch Of Grey *90s RETRO*

Here's to You Nancy!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

USS Ford is official

Navy to Name Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford

The Navy will name its next aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford in honor of the president who was laid to rest Wednesday in his home town of Grand Rapids, Mich., officials said.

The Navy had not planned to make the announcement yet, but Donald H. Rumsfeld, the former defense secretary who served in the Ford administration, divulged the news during his eulogy at the funeral.

"How fitting it would be that the name Gerald R. Ford will patrol the high seas for decades to come in defense of the nation he loved so much," he said.

Later at the Pentagon the Navy confirmed that it would make an official announcement "in a few weeks." It said it was still working on details of the ceremony with members of the Ford family.

Ford served in the Navy during World War II.

© 2007 Associated Press.

The President's Op-Ed

Our priorities begin with defeating the terrorists who killed thousands of innocent Americans on September 11, 2001--and who are working hard to attack us again. These terrorists are part of a broader extremist movement that is now doing everything it can to defeat us in Iraq.

In the days ahead, I will be addressing our nation about a new strategy to help the Iraqi people gain control of the security situation and hasten the day when the Iraqi government gains full control over its affairs. Ultimately, Iraqis must resolve the most pressing issues facing them. We can't do it for them.

But we can help Iraq defeat the extremists inside and outside of Iraq--and we can help provide the necessary breathing space for this young government to meet its responsibilities. If democracy fails and the extremists prevail in Iraq, America's enemies will be stronger, more lethal, and emboldened by our defeat. Leaders in both parties understand the stakes in this struggle. We now have the opportunity to build a bipartisan consensus to fight and win the war.

Link here.

Ann Coulter on the Dems and Jerry Ford's passing

The passing of Gerald Ford should remind Americans that Democrats are always lying in wait, ready to force a humiliating defeat on America.

More troops, fewer troops, different troops, "redeployment" — all the Democrats' peculiar little talking points are just a way of sounding busy. Who are they kidding? Democrats want to cut and run as fast as possible from Iraq, betraying the Iraqis who supported us and rewarding our enemies — exactly as they did to the South Vietnamese under Ford.

Liberals spent the Vietnam War rooting for the enemy and clamoring for America's defeat, a tradition they have brought back for the Iraq war.

Ann's column here.

Which WOMAN whould you choose?


Who do you choose?

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Let our Armed services fight the war!

What we need to do in 2007 is fight the war - let the MSM whine, let the critics howl. We should just tell them: we're going to fight, if you can come up with the massive political power you'd need to force us to surrender to the enemy, then so be it, but unless you can do that, we're just going to keep on fighting until victory.

HT from Blogs for Bush.

Monday, January 01, 2007