Archive for November, 2006

Red Fridays

November 27, 2006

Last  week, while traveling to Chicago on  business, I noticed a Marine
sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did  not put two and two
together. After we boarded our flight, I turned to the  sergeant, who’d
been invited to sit in First Class (across from me), and  inquired if he was heading home.

No,  he responded.

Heading  out I asked?

No.  I’m escorting a soldier home.

Going  to pick him up?

No.  He is with me right now. He was killed in Iraq I’m  taking him home
to his family.

The  realization of what he had been asked to do hit me like a punch to
the gut. It  was an honor for him. He told me that, although he didn’t know
the soldier, he  had delivered the news of his passing to the soldier’s family and felt as if  he knew them after many conversations in so few days. I turned back to him,  extended my hand, and said, Thank you. Thank you for doing what you do so my  family and I can do what we do.

Upon  landing in Chicago the  pilot stopped short of the gate and made the  following announcement over the intercom.

Ladies  and gentlemen, I would like to note that we have had the honor of having  Sergeant Steeley of the United  States Marine  Corps join us on

this  flight. He is escorting a fallen comrade back home to his family. I ask that  you please remain in your seats when we open the forward door to allow  Sergeant Steeley to deplane and receive his fellow soldier. We will then turn  off the seat belt sign.”

Without  a sound, all went as requested. I noticed the sergeant saluting the casket as  it was brought off the plane, and his action made me realize that I am proud  to be an American.

So  here’s a public Thank You to our military Men and Women for what you do so we  can live the way we do.

Red  Fridays.

Very  soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason?  Americans who support our troops used to be called the “silent majority.” We  are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in  record breaking numbers. We are not organized,
boisterous or overbearing.

Many  Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to
recognize that the  vast majority of America  supports our troops. Our idea of showing
solidarity and support for our troops  with dignity and respect starts this Friday — and continues each and every  Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that …  every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear  something red.

By  word of mouth, press, TV — let’s make the United  States on  every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the  USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once “silent”  majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets  on.

The  first thing a soldier says when asked “What can we do to make
things better  for you?” is …”We need your support and your prayers.” Let’s get the word  out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something red every  Friday.

I recieved that from a friend. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Woe unto thee Colorado

November 8, 2006

Colorado yesterday became a member of the socialist order. If blame is to be assessed at all, it must squarely nest in the lap of Republicans. The utter mis-handling of the ongoing war on terror. The pathetic response to the invasion of illegal immigrants. The seemingly never ending scandals and continuous spending like drunken sailors at a Tijuana cat house lead the list of unforgivable sins. But once the rose colored glasses are removed and the Democrat agenda unfolds what will be results of this electoral equivalent of a temper tantrum?

As so clearly shown by the Colorado legislature in the recent past we are about to become overwhelmed by un-Constitutional measures aimed at throttling the very life out of Liberty and freedom. Expect more attempts, with probable passing now, of clearly sexist laws; More ex post facto laws; More laws that seek to blatantly target religions with bankruptcy; More laws that place animal welfare above the lives of people; More laws that assign felony penalties for less than felony crimes; More laws that will make it impossible for the citizenry to adequately defend themselves and others from societal miscreants and terrorists.

So what is a responsible Coloradan to do in the face of all this Californification? First hide your sons and daughters. Get them into private schools where they will not be indroctinated into the leftest army of mindless authoratarianism and moral decadence. Then, hide your weapons, and gather ammunition while you still can. Become more than proficient in the use of them. Learn just who is, and who is not a foul weather friend of liberty. Remind yourself as well as others that solemn oaths that so many of us have taken upon ourselves include the words “enemies from within.” Remind people at every opportunity that liberty and freedom are what made this nation great, Colorado even more so. Not Tory style government that the Founders of these United States cleansed from this land with their very own blood.

Bill Ritter has said that his will be a Governorship of inclusiveness. To be sure the only people that will be included in any meaningful way will be socialist’s, male haters, gun haters, and purveyors of sexual deviancy.

Franklin called Democracy  “Two wolves and a lamb deciding what is for dinner.” The two wolves clearly are the Democrats and Republicans. The lamb is liberty.

Demopublicans vs. Republicrats

November 4, 2006

For quite some time I have been saying this essentialy. Although I will not go so far as many others do, it has become apparent that the Republicans are political animals, and little more.

Demopublicans vs. Republicrats
by Gary Benoit
November 13, 2006
 
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Despite the notion that an ideological chasm separates the national Republican and Democratic parties, the record shows that there is little difference between the two. When pundits and politicians give us their expert opinion about the battle between Republicans and Democrats in the November 7 congressional elections, they generally describe the opposing forces as occupying opposite sides of a giant political divide. The Republicans, they say, occupy the conservative high ground — or low ground, depending on the perspective of the commentator — while the Democrats occupy the liberal low ground — or high ground. Of course, since the mainstream media are liberal, the Democrats are usually portrayed as occupying the higher ground. The Republican Party has been associated with conservatism and the Democratic Party with liberalism since at least the days of FDR. Over the years, the institutional power exercised by these major political titans has ebbed and flowed. During the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, the Democrats controlled not only the White House but both houses of Congress. At other times the government was divided, with neither party controlling all three bodies. But in recent years, the Republicans have controlled all three.

Until now. As we write, about two weeks before the elections, public opinion surveys indicate that the American people have grown increasingly dissatisfied with the Republicans — so much so that the Republicans could lose their majority control of the House and perhaps even the Senate.

The discontent with Republicans has been fueled by the growing unpopularity of the Iraq War and by the association of Republicans with President Bush, whose public approval ratings have been plummeting. The disclosure of Congressman Mark Foley’s sexually explicit instant messages to underage male congressional pages has also harmed Republicans’ election prospects. All of these factors have combined to create a perfect storm for beleaguered Republicans.

Discontent with the war has become so severe that even some Republican congressmen have tempered their support for President Bush. “GOP’s Solidarity on War Is Cracking,” proclaimed a Los Angeles Times headline on October 20. The Times article noted that “on the campaign trail, ‘stay the course’ is a nonstarter, even among Bush’s staunchest allies,” and that “GOP candidates are breaking with the White House over how long troops should remain in Iraq.” Many voters are angry, and their mindset is to vote the bums out of office. “People are not voting for the Democrats on this issue,” Pew Research Center director Andy Kohut said. “They’re voting against the Republicans.”

This issue of The New American will be mailed to subscribers just one week before the elections, so when you read these words you may know if the gathering storm clouds threatening Republicans will sweep enough of them out of office to put Democrats in charge of the House for the first time since the “Republican Revolution” of 1994. The Senate too may fall to the Democrats, though that’s less likely. It is the prospect of a new “Democratic Revolution” that has caused pundits and politicians alike to assign great weight to this year’s congressional elections. After all, they say, a “Democratic Revolution” would radically alter Congress.

Or would it? Despite the often-repeated notion that a huge ideological chasm separates the Republican and Democratic parties, the record shows that there is little difference in substance between the two. Consequently, there is little reason to expect that a “Democratic Revolution” would lead to a radical ideological shift. This would be true even if a Democrat-controlled Congress were not to operate in a divided government, which obviously it would since George W. Bush would still be president.

The Record in Brief

Even Americans who are not immersed in politics generally understand that conservatism is the philosophy of limited government and low taxes, while liberalism is the philosophy of a larger, more activist government. Bush revisited these contrasting philosophies when he observed at an October 19 campaign stop in Pennsylvania: “Republicans have a clear philosophy: We believe that the people who know best how to spend your money are the people that earn that money, and that is you. The Democrats believe that they can spend your money better than you can.” Rhetoric aside, the Republicans have proven themselves to be very capable of spending other people’s money, which is not to say they should have spent the money in the first place or that they spent it well.

If the Republican-controlled Congress were truly pursuing a policy of fiscal conservatism, it should have at least slowed down the increase in federal spending compared to the increase in spending during the Clinton era, if not cut spending in the absolute sense. Instead, federal spending has actually increased at a faster rate with George W. Bush in the White House than it did when Bill Clinton was president.

Full story here

http://www.thenewamerican.com/artman/publish/article_4294.shtml

John Kerry, War Hero, speaks out.

November 1, 2006

John Kerry, a self proclaimed war hero has yet again shot himself in the foot by opening his mouth. His utter disdain for American servicemen seems to rise to the surface on a fairly regular basis. All the spin that his associates use in an attempt to white wash his true beliefs just will never play in these United States.

This cream of the leftest crop is perhaps the greatest weapon that freedom loving people have. He is like the fifth column that Sun Tzu wrote about so much in the centuries gone by. His non-stop efforts at self glorification continually expose the power mad agenda of the left. The constant covering of his tracks only shows the moral weakness of the positions that he holds on matters that Americans truly care about.

John Kerry cares little about anything other than his  ego; It is all about him. Getting attention, like a malcontented child having a temper tantrum seeking attention.


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