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GOP Debate Round-Up

I slept through the debate last night and as I hear, I didn’t miss all that much. Could someone please explain to me why Ron Paul-who has not won one primary-is still in the debates? Oh, and a vote for the Huckster is a vote for McCain. IMHO.

Let’s get down to the meat of the topic. I was over at Stop the ACLU, and they covered the debate for us. So did several others, and there are links to their sites. Here are some interesting ones:

Stop the ACLU: Focus Group Says Romney and Huckabee Score, Stop the ACLU: McCain Lies About Romney, Ace of Spades HQ: Debate Open ThreadUpdate: Romney Vs. McCain On Who Flinched Less In War’s Darkest Hour– Advantage, Surpisingly Enough, Seems To Be…Romney, Sublog: Hot Air: Hot Air » Blog Archive » McCain considered benchmarks in January 2007, Sublog: The GOP Front-Runner?, Macsmind: Thoughts on the Debate – Romney wins, McCain’s an ass, Captain’s Quarters: GOP Debate: Live Blog And Wrap-Up Show (Update: Romney Wins), Bill’s Bites: 2008.01.31 Politics and National Defense Roundup…, Blog-o-Fascists: McCain Lying On Tape, Webloggin: Update: Is McCain Anti-Business? Anderson Cooper: Moderator, Debater or Simply a Liberal Hack? and Stop the ACLU: McCain Wouldn’t Vote for His Own Immigration Bill.

I find this last one very disturbing, since just the other day he said he would sign the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill. Oh my, that sure is some straight-talking for ya, eh? And they wonder why we do NOT trust them…

There are also several video versions so that you can decide for yourself. I choose not to waste my time, but that’s just me. Maybe I will later, but I’m just upset right now. We cannot a Juan McCain…

PS: I do not wish to give anyone the impression that I support Romney, because I do not. Now you can see my dilemna. I know enough him to make me sick. What a choice. Why is it that the largest state in the union gets stuck with the nuts? Oh well. I guess it’s to each their own. Just remember the most important thing. It is not your damn pocket. It is our men and women who are in harms way protecting your selfish butts from having your throat slit. Or have you forgotten already?

This is a place where you can trackback your posts all day and night long. Just make sure you include a link back to here when you do so. NO porn. Have a great day. 😉

Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Linkfest:

Stix Blog, Pirate’s Cove: WTW: The Maverick Pulls It Out On Tuesday, The World According to Carl: Saturday Evening Humor, Woman Honor Thyself: Skyscraper near Ground ZerO, 123beta: McCain vs. Clinton?, Point Five: Study: Few Keyboards Actually Destroyed By Coffee,

Here are some others I have trackbacked to:

Stop the ACLU: Focus Group Says Romney and Huckabee Score, McCain Lies About Romney, McCain Wouldn’t Vote for His Own Immigration Bill, Matt Sanchez: White Men Need Not Apply–Democrats. This one is very funny.

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1. Stix Blog The Gang of 14 Revisited.

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Here is this week’s Wednesday’s Hero:

Name: Specialist Marion Pettus III.
Hometown: Cedar Hill, TN
Awarded: Bronze Star
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Please read the acts of this young Army Medic and the others who were awarded medals last September 2007. He is an amazing man. He was helping another unit with a casulty while another IED went off. After that, he continued to help his Sergeant and another medic. All this time, he never even knew he had received a whole in his helmet. Yes, his head was in it at the time. Please read the rest of the story. 😉

I thank God that we are so blessed with men such as these. We all should be grateful. It is because of them that we may walk around and argue politics or whatever we choose. Hey, don’t forget to shake the hand of a Serviceman/woman today, and let them know how grateful you are. It only takes a moment, but it means more than you will ever know to them. Thank you.

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your site, you can go here.

Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Linkfest and other sites:

Pet’s Garden Blog: Wednesday Heros: Sgt. Justin R. Whiting, The Virtuous Republic: Undocumented Immigrants, Real Crimes Afternoon Edition, The Random Yak: Seeing Stars, third world county: “I mock you with my monkey pants”, Leaning Straight Up: Bush Derangement in Brattleboro cause blowback as city officials face harassment and scorn, Wolf Pangloss: The Oil Parable Open Trackbacks, The Newt One: The Well Is Dry, and Right Voices: Hardy Har Har: Planned Parenthood Complains That $25/Mo Is Too High For The Pill..Obama Agrees, Thanks to: Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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1. Woman Honor Thyself: Skyscraper near Ground ZerO.
2. Diary of the Mad Pigeon: Leadership: “The Lost Bomb” Revisited.
3. Right Truth: Truly, America is my favorite slave.

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Today we are going to start the news with two posts from Iraq the Model (I recently found out there were two posts), Gregg Jackson’s articles about things we should know about Romney and some news from Stop the ACLU.

Omar is studying for his American degree (he is already well educated in Iraq), and he finally had a moment to write to us to let us know that both Mohammed and he are well. Oh my! I just went to get the permalink, and there is another post! (For those who are new to the term, ITM=Iraq the Model.)

Here is an excerpt from the second post:

One more important finding makes my suspicion stronger. Could it be a coincidence that the percentage that Libyan nationals make up of total foreign terrorists has spiked during 2007? According to recently captured documents that US military captured in Sinjar, a town west of Mosul, one fifth of foreign fighters who came to Iraq between in the year leading to August 2007 were Libyan nationals. Or could it be another coincidence that Libya covertly sponsored a satellite TV channel in Iraq that was going to launch in late 2006, the same time the Libyan “surge” started? This is a new and surprising figure that suggests that there’s an organized effort to recruit and send fighters from Libya to Iraq; an effort not easy to undertake in a repressive police state unless someone above the law is involved. [Continue reading.]

Gregg sends me e-mails often, and I lost one of those letters which I needed to make an arguement. So I asked him for a copy, and this is what he sent me: Family leaders call Romney ‘disaster’, and A Stern Warning to the “Conservative Elites” about Mitt Romney. These are powerful writings, and I would take heed to the advice.

Aha, but there is more. This one is from a different source. Massachusetts Healthcare Plan Costs Skyrocket, by Monisha Bansal. Ask yourself, “Do I want to become a slave?” That is just what happens when we give away our freedoms. The Trouble With Mitt Romney’s Pro-Life Conversion, by Deal W. Hudson. It is amazing how someone can support BOTH the adoption of frozen embryonic eggs AND the destruction of them for research. This one is surprising, “American Right To Life Rebukes Ann Coulter. Wow. They must be very strict, but who can blame them? The Truth must be made known to those who are too blind to see. Finally, Why I Don’t Trust Mitt Romney.

This last link answers many of the questions people may have about Mitt Romney. Full disclosure: that is, if you don’t trust him like I don’t.

This next article is about an amazing young man who started sending care packages to our Troops since the beginning of this war. His heart must be filled with gold, because his offerings to the Troops has blossumed! Please read the following:

Troops in the Spotlight – May 25th and 26th 2008
K-Mart Plaza Hyannis, MA
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It is hard to believe that Troops in the Spotlight is just 4 months away!!! Plans are now under way but we can use your help. We are hoping that you can help get the word out – we are looking for businesses, schools, churches, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, community organization, and families to plan to do donation drives and/or fundraisers during the months of April and May; and then present their donations during Troops in the Spotlight. If you can help with this please let us know.

We are also looking for Airman, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard personnel who would be willing to participate during Troops in the Spotlight. Last year we raised almost $20,000. in cash donations and over 80,000. worth of supplies were donated. This year the goal is to double those amounts!!!

We will have flyers, posters available within the next week or so and would be happy to send you some. We are also updating our drop off sites, and of course we are always looking for new drop off locations.

We are looking for representatives for each town that would help to get their towns involved. We will also be offering a raffle during this years event and are in need of raffle items.

We would love to hear any suggestions that you may have. We want to make this year’s event a huge sucess!!! So far, we have sent out over 2500 care packages to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and continue to support several orphanages, schools and medical clinics in both countries. I made several visits to Bethesda Naval Hospital, and Brooks Army Medical Center. This year I hope to become more involved with our injured troops here at home, supporting not only our injured troops but also their families. Of course, I would like to send out another 1000 care packages by the end of the year!!! The goal for next year’s Christmas Care Packages is 200!!! This year we sent out 120.

Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us during Troops in the Spotlight. We really need a show of support during the event.

More information will be available next week on the web site www.capecod4thetroops.com.

Thank you again for all your support, Cape Cod Cares for the Troops has been so sucessful because of the support I have received from everyone.

Sincerely,

Dylan DeSilva
Cape Cod Cares for the Troops

PS Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested in helping to support our troops

Now for some news from Stop the ACLU. This first article is about who would be the best candidate on judges and standing up to the ACLU? Please feel free to pass these articles on to your friends.

Which Candidate Can We Trust on Appointing Constitutionalist Judges?

…For most people that think fighting the ACLU and judicial tyranny are high priorities, an important question is: who can we trust to appoint constitutionalist judges that don’t write laws from the bench?

Lets not forget that McCain led the gang of 14. Mark Levin reminds everyone:

McCain also led the Gang of 14, which prevented the Republican leadership in the Senate from mounting a rule change that would have ended the systematic use (actual and threatened) of the filibuster to prevent majority approval of judicial nominees.

This next one needs no explaination: “Gitmo Terrorist Lawyers Endorse Obama.” Imagine that.

Well, it’s already tomorrow, so I’m going to stop right here. See the next post for ACT! for America, American Congress for Truth, and many more. I’m almost caught up. Gosh, ya take one day to go to the doctor, and the e-mail overfloweth! lol. Have a great day everyone.

Today (since it is morning already) is going to be an open trackback day so I can continue catching up with everything. Have fun!

These are the posts I’ve linked to because, well, they’re just that good! lol Oh, I will be using Linkfest to find these posts.

Pet’s Garden Blog: Wednesday Hero~SSgt. Justin R. Whiting, The Virtuous Republic: Undocumented Immigrants, Real Crimes Afternoon Edition, Wolf Pangloss: The Oil Parable Open Trackbacks, Right Voices Hardy Har Har: Planned Parenthood Complains That $25/Mo Is Too High For The Pill..Obama Agrees, Leaning Straight Up Bush Derangement in Brattleboro cause blowback as city officials face harassment and scorn.

These are some posts that I found otherwise:

http://www.darrellepp.com: AMERICA ALONE, by Mark Steyn Public Enemy #1, More on the Styen thing, and Canadian Government Says Goodbye To Free Speech, Forces Private Citizen To Obey Sharia.

We really need to be careful about how these politicians mess with our free speech. I agree with Darrell. I should kiss the ground I walk on each day as I arise from the slumber Thou hast provided. Now. These are from Iraq the Model:

Iraq the Model: Hello my friends and Al-Qaeda’s in Iraq New Sponsor: Libya.

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Today you will be reading about someone you may never have heard of before, but that does not make him any less significant. This man was…WAS…an ambassador to North Korea. Why do I emphasize ‘was’? Condi made sure she tore him a new one, instead of admitting that she was WRONG about Kim Jong Il (as I could have told her before she even tried to buy off the North Koreans. When will these idiots learn that you can’t pay off a commie terrorist?).

I would like to start from the beginning, but I’m afraid my knowledge is not that extensive. I will start from when I became aware and started paying attention. This was in the 1990’s. I do know that we fought a war between the north and south over there, that we did not declare victory or defeat but instead we called a ceasefire (which means, in essense, we are still at war with them), that there is a demilitarized zone which is heavily armed by both sides, it is constantly compromised by the north, the northerners are constantly trying to escape even though the punishment is death or the gulag, and the south does not want to allow them into their country even though some of them are direct relatives.

There, are we caught up? Good. Now for the problems. Mr. Jay Lefkowitz. He was working for the State Dept. for many years, but he was made to resign. Why? Well, how dare he undermine Condi! He was speaking at the American Enterprise Institute a couple of weeks ago when he stated, ‘Noting that it has been more than two years since Pyongyang pledged to abandon its nuclear weapons program, and more than two weeks since it violated the latest deadline to disclose the full extent of that program, Mr. Lefkowitz observed that “it is increasingly clear that North Korea will remain in its present nuclear status when the Administration leaves office in one year.”‘

Wow. Pretty rough stuff, eh? Too bad the state dept doesn’t have to search for bark of a tree to eat for food on a daily basis so they don’t starve! This was the purpose of that statement: “Jay Lefkowitz, President Bush’s special envoy for human rights in North Korea, has recently pointed out that our current approach to Pyongyang is failing. Lord help a diplomat who tells the truth.”

Does anyone, besides me, remember why Bush hated Kim Jong Il so much? Yes, it was on the basis of humanitarian reasons. Of course there is the issue of nuclear weapons that have a role in this, but I would have thought he would take a hard stand on the humanitarian side. Over two million people have already starved to death, numerous have been murdered by the state, and no one says a damn thing. Thanks a heap, Bush. What happened to you? Who took your cajones?

To read the article over at the Wall Street Journal Opinion section, click here. Now if you will pardon me, I feel the need to beat up a pillow…

Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Linkfest and other sites:

Mark My Words: OTA Open Trackback 01/28/08, Leaning Straight Up: The Obama/Israel Factor: Is There a Problem Waiting to Happen?, and A Newt One: The Similarities Are Frightening, Thanks much to: Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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1. Tel-Chai Nation: Barack Obama supports palestinian state cutting Israel in half.

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There is a group named “Iraq Veterans Against the War” which is planning another lie-filled ‘investigation’ titled “Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan“, this March 13-16, 2008, (at the Capitol) to provide ‘information of the atrocities’ our fine men and women are committing in Iraq and Afghanistan.

They claim to have 4736 ‘people’ who support them. I find it ironic that they don’t use the word Soldier, don’t you?

It is not too late for us to infilitrate them. Remember, you must hold your tongues. You are just there to record everything. There is to be no violence. What you can do before you go is e-mail all of your friends and family members to ask them to stand with us against these liars.

You can get in by using this link. Make up a statement that they will want to hear. They may even ask you to speak at this display of disgusting dishonor. That will your opportunity to reveal the tapings you have made of THEM! The lies, the hatred for troops, and possibly who is sponsoring this meeting. Put it out there if you can get it.

We do not have much time. Please organize as if this was enemy terrotory and you were going in to save your buddies. In essense, you will be. Godspeed.

Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Linkfest and other sites:

Stix Blog: USMC Silent Drill Platoon, Pirate’s Cove: Global Warming Today: Less Hurricanes To Hit U.S.?, The World According to Carl: Saturday Evening Humor, Woman Honor Thyself: Super BowL: Gooooooo Giants!, Leaning Straight Up: Friday Video Break: Smoke on the water… as you have never seen it before, Outside the Beltway: South Carolina Post Mortem Democrat Edition, A Newt One: Valentines’ For the Troops Blogburst, Right Voices: Caroline Kennedy Re-Uses Her 2000 Endorsement of Gore for 2008 Endorsement of Obama, Many thanks to: Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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1. Woman Honor Thyself: Anyone who Disagrees with Leftists is a RacisT.
2. Stix Blog: USMC Silent Drill Platoon.
3. Blue Star Chronicles: Ted Kennedy Endorces Barack Osama for the Presiden.

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Barack wiped the state of South Carolina with Hillary Clinton. He beat her with over 20 percentage points. He also beat her in almost every category. I LOVE IT! He may be wrong on many of the issues, but what an amazing Democrat. If we have to lose to a Democrat, I’d rather it be him.

Let’s face it. We have crap running for president. No, I will not vote for McCain just because the establishment believes he’s next in line. Have you ever heard of anything so ridiculous? We are not the Senate! LOL.

I will not vote for Mitt’s ‘hillarycare’, illegal alien policies, abortion forced into the ‘hillarycare’ on his way out of the door, and homosexual propensities. (Not him, his politics, so calm down.)

I would vote for Rudy. Why? Because I can trust what he says. I know he gets down in the streets and fights mean. I’M FROM NEW YORK. We all do. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, NK and China will all be afraid to have him as our president. That should tell you something right there.

He isn’t pro-life? No kidding. However he didn’t try to re-invent himself by lying to us about it, and he also promised to appoint constitutionally literate judges. That is the most we can do about the abortion issue right now, AND YOU KNOW IT. Sorry for that outburst, but I get tired of having to remind people that should these things.

PS. No, I have not lost my mind or my way. I’m just tired of RINO’s running the government we have fought too hard and too long for to watch another RINO give conservatives a bad name. We deserve better than that. I believe if we do lose, Sen. Obama will not try do to us what the Clinton’s did. You know, make us out to be evil, or have you forgotten? If we have to be ruled by Democrats, I’d much rather see it done by a true, good Democrat. Not some idiot RINO. They will not get the message if we keep giving them money, voting for them and they keep giving us crap…

Now for the Open Trackback. I suppose I am not doing it right. I am suppose to allow you to choose whether or not you would like share your material here. I’m also not suppose to use the ‘ping chooser’ at the same time I have an open trackback. I do not understand why, but if those are the rules of etiquite, then so it. Have at it, and have a nice weekend.

Posts I have trackbacked to on my own:

Woman Honor Thyself: Super BowL: Gooooooo Giants!, Big Dog’s Weblog: What Will Bill Clinton Do Now?

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1. Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker: New director for National Hurricane Center
2. Cao’s Blog: Barack Obama, Kenya, his cousin Odinga and Islamic jihad.
3. Blue Star Chronicles: Why the Story of Dellon Tyler Ward Matters.
4. Adam’s Blog: John McCain: Putting Mexico First?

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Have you ever given any thought to a ‘three-dimensional’ website? Look at it this way, we no longer live in a world where the net is a ‘flat earth’ development. To give you a peek inside this fact, Douglas Farah has written a very informative and chilling article.

At the Counterterrorism Blog, you will find just about any type of news that we are NOT hearing about on the news. Especially the type of news which we should all be looking for to keep our country safe. I suppose that could be because of the elections, but you would think our survival would be an election year topic. Oh well.

Jihadists Move to Encryption on Internet Sights.

…Today’s Washington Post carries an extensive look at the radicalization of two Islamists from the state of Georgia who were filming potential targets in Washington, D.C.

Much of the process took place on line, as did the radicalization of an Egyptian businessman who sponsored the trip of combatants to Iraq based on the Internet statements and broadcasts by Yousef al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. [Continue reading.]

So, they think catching illegal aliens is too hard of a task? Check out this story from Jayson Javitz over at Wizbang!

Dragnet.

…’They think they’re pretty much home free once they get up here,’ said Bill Botts, of the Border Patrol’s Gulport, Mississippi, station. But Operation Uniforce, as the two-week crackdown started Jan. 13 is called, ‘is pretty much a shocker for the [alien] smuggling organizations.’

More than 300 illegal immigrants and alien smugglers had been arrested as of Tuesday, just over a week into the operation. [Continue reading.]

Now I will share with you some articles and their links and who they are written by in groupings. That is because there are too many of them! lol

First I would like to start with Michael Yon. This first post of his is Moment of Truth in Iraq, a book that Michael has written, and it is very good. I’ve read the first chapter of Danger Close (it is online), and you might like to read it also. He is one of the citizen journalists who tells it as it is, not the way we would like to hear it. I like that. It shows me respect, because he trusts that I can make up my own mind.

CORRECTION: It has been brought to my attention that Michael’s book is Titled “Danger Close.” Jon is correct. The link to the first chapter is right here and you may purchase it only at Michael’s site here. Thank you Jon for catching that for me. *blush*

His next post is News Flash: Dragon Skin. This one is about body armor. Next is “Commanders Update #9, Commander’s Update #9 JAN 08, By LTC. James Crider. Then there is “General Lee Comes Home, Part 2, Stryker Dubbed ‘General Lee’ Rejuvenated, By Ann Roosevelt, for Defense Daily. After that one is this one where he was profiled by the NY Times, “News Flash: Frontline Blogger With a Soldier’s Eyes. They actually did a good job. Then finally, there is a collection of Michael’s writings: Archives: Table of Contents.

This one is not technically a blogger (Former Ambassador to the USA, John Bolton), but he has written a very chilling warning to President Bush, Condi, and the new president of the USA in the Wall Street Journal’s opinion and commentary section. The title of this article is “North Korea’s True Colors.” Read it! Another article which they printed is “The Legacy, Bush of Arabia. This U.S. president is the most consequential the Middle East has ever seen. by FOUAD AJAMI.” It is a refreshing look at both President Bush (whom I have lost much hope of having anything positive get done) and the Iraqi people. It is a good read.

For the following articles from CentCom, I will put them in list form. There are many good articles!

Here are six links to YouTube videos from Blackfive: This video is 1:16 minutes long. The title is “Sgt. Giles.” This one is “Arab Jabour: An Introduction,” and it is 2:45 minutes. This next one is titled “Arab Jabour: Terrain Denial.” The next three are “Surge Plus One: Doura,” “Robin Williams in Kuwait” and “Crazy I-Ranians threaten US warships with Jihad.” Now I have links you may be interested in reading.

ANA deliver infant saving mother, child, by Public Affairs COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE- 82, Bagram Media Center.
ANA provides assistance to Kunar villagers, by Luis P. Valdespino Jr., Combined Security Transition Command.
Medical engagement a success in Abu Farris, by U.S. Army Christopher McKenna, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
Soldiers distribute wheelchairs, by U.S. Army Grant Okubo, MND-N PAO.
Tip leads MND-North Soldiers to bomb factory, MND-N PAO.
Kirkuk academy graduates 1,325 police, by U.S. Army Margaret Nelson, 115th MPAD.
Iraqi Soldiers graduate leaders’ course, by SPC Emily Wilsoncroft, MND-C PAO.
Paratroopers battle elements, keep valley safe, by Sgt. Brandon Aird, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.
Afghan, Coalition troops hold clinic in Farah, CJTF-82 PAO.
Army exchanges medical skill with Djiboutians, by MC1 Mary Popejoy, CJTF-HOA.
Afghan students prepare for future through education, by Spc. Gregory Argentieri, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.
Ghazni PRT brings care, clothes to Nawa District, by Spc Nathan Hutchinson, 22nd MPAD.

Next I have for you some articles from ACT! for America is a great site to go to find patriotic people keeping an eye on legislation and other news that we can appreciate. They now have chapters that are posted on their website. You can also receive e-mails from them, if you wish.

This next news article is an interview between National Review Online and M. Zuhdi Jasser. This is the third part of the article. The title of this portion of the interview is “We Need a Hero, Looking toward 2008 and beyond.” Mr. Jasser has also had a press release, “FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award given to Zuhdi Jasser.” One more article here. It is written by Electa Draper at the Denver Post. The name of the article is “Moderate Muslim view outshouted by Islamists.” Oh, those so understanding and tolerant libs. You may read about him and keep up with him at AIFD. This acronym stands for American Islamic Forum for Democracy.

American Congress for Truth is a very fine site. It is run by conversatives who just happen to be black. This is an amazing site, and you really should add it to your sidebar. For example, they are on top of this internet problem which I started this post off with.

Terrorism Probe Points to Reach Of Web Networks.

In April 2005, police swarmed the U.S. Capitol to confront an erratic Australian man, carrying two suitcases, who they feared was a suicide bomber. After blowing up one of the bags, officers realized he was harmless.

The police never noticed the two nervous young men on a nearby sidewalk filming the Capitol during the standoff. But they might have been the real threat, according to newly released documents.

The men, ultraconservative Muslims from Georgia, were making surveillance videos that could help extremists plan “some kind of terrorist attack,” as one man later acknowledged, according to court documents disclosed last week. One of their videos was sent to a notorious al-Qaeda publicist in London, authorities said. [Continue reading.]

Does that give anyone pause? It does me.

Okay, that should be enough information to hold you through the weekend. Don’t worry. If it doesn’t, I will still be posting at my site. I am having an Open Tracktrack Alliance and an Open Trackback at Linkfest. Share with others your work. Before you trackback, please add me to your post. After you this, I will add your name and title to the main page. This way, everyone will be able to see your work and may come over to view it. Have a good weekend everyone!

Update: I just have to add this one last(?) post. It is very funny and is also a member of Open Trackback Alliance. Since I do not like to post a trackback on someone’s post who has not listed that post for today’s OTA, I have written this little piece about it. Oh, what is it? Study: Few Keyboards Actually Destroyed By Coffee. Enjoy!

Members of the Samantha Burns’ OTA:

S. The Crazy Rantings of Samantha Burns: OTA Weekend, F. Stix Blog: 8 Things youneed to know about Obama and Rezko, F. Pirate’s Cove (M, F): TB Friday Featuring The Surrender Monkey: Kucinich Supporters Should Vote Ron Paul, F. The World According to Carl: Open Trackback Friday — January 25, 2008, F. Woman Honor Thyself: Sderot and the UN Party Balloons, S. Church and State, Su. The Amboy Times, Su. Stageleft, Su. walls of the city, Wknd. Blue Star Chronicles: Wear Red on Friday Reading List, Wknd. Leaning Straight Up: Friday Video Break: Smoke on the water… as you have never seen it before, Wknd. The Uncooperative Blogger, Wknd. Stuck On Stupid, Wknd. The Bullwinkle Blog, Wknd. 123beta (F, Wknd): Open Trackback Weekend, S. Point Five: Study: Few Keyboards Actually Destroyed By Coffee, S. 7 Deadly Sins, S. Steeljaw Scribe, S. Selective Amnesia, S. Case Notes from the Artsy Asylum, S. LyfLines, Su. InMuscatine, Su. Onemanbandwidth, Su. The Blazer Blog, Su. Miceland, Su. Where are my socks?, Su. Peakah’s Provocations, Su. Otimaster, Su. Grandinite, Su. Free Constitution, Su. Conservative Culture (Su, T), Su. – a metamorphoself, Su. The Dissentators (Su, M).

Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Linkfest and other sites:

Adam’s Blog: John McCain: Putting Mexico First?, Blue Star Chronicles: Why the Story of Dellon Tyler Ward Matters, Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker: New director for National Hurricane Center, third world county: “Mugger” Pledges: Will Give Money Back, Nuke Gingrich: WFFOT Aaaaaaaaay, Dumb Ox Daily News: Ron Paul’s Good and Bad News Letter, Outside the Beltway: John Edwards’ South Carolina Surge, Big Dog’s Weblog: Will MSM Give Hillary the Same Treatment As Bush?, Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker: Hurricane Proof House, Wolf Pangloss: Friday: I Feel Your Pain Open Posts, Leaning Straight Up: Making the Case For McCain; Just In Case, Shadowscope: Grand Jury Indicts Cesar Laurean, With many thanks to: Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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12. Blue Star Chronicles: British Diva Katherine Jenkins Entertains British Troops The Past Two Christmases.
11. Woman Honor Thyself: Super BowL: Gooooooo Giants! (A woman after my own heart!)
10. Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker: Global Warming causes FEWER hurricanes.
9. A Blog For All: Fences Make Good Neighbors: Hamas Doesn’t Want Them.
8. Blue Star Chronicles: Retired Green Beret Gets Court Martial After Shooting Intruder.
7. Blue Star Chronicles: Phelps Family Hate Cult to Picket Heath Ledger’s Funeral.
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Today is Wednesday. This is a day we set aside to honor those who are risking their lives so that we may remain free. We should not take that lightly. We must also do our part here at home.

Today I would like to introduce to you Staff Sergeant Jason Kimberling. He is from Rathdrum, ID, he is with the USAF’s 366th Mission Support Group and on that day, he earned the Bronze Star with a ‘V’ (I believe that stands for Valor.) Here is a taste of his character:

Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason A. Kimberling.

On a sweltering 115-degree day in August 2006, Staff Sgt. Jason A. Kimberling was part of a 3-person security force assigned to a convoy of 15 Afghan National Police (ANP) officers and 20 members of the Afghan National Army (ANA).


Bronze Star with “V” recipient
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A highway checkpoint in Qalat Province had come under attack, and the convoy was sent to assist. As Kimberling’s convoy searched for the enemy, they were attacked by more than 100 well-trained, well-equipped Taliban fighters. The coordinated ambush began with a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) that landed only about 5 yards away. After several RPG rounds had been fired from a base about 325 yards away, a barrage of machine gun fire began to spray the group from only about 55 yards away and came from a different direction.

The driver of the security forces Humvee, a fellow airman, created cover with the vehicle, allowing Kimberling to jump out and return fire. Their position was hit by an RPG that knocked down Kimberling and his driver. As Kimberling was recovering from the blast, he saw two enemy gunmen heading toward them from a house just 35 yards away – from a third direction. Kimberling exposed himself to gunfire to kill the two gunmen. His actions allowed the ANP and ANA members to regroup, killing additional enemy fighters.

Soon another round of shooting began from enemy fighters, and Kimberling did not hesitate to move from his protected position in order to return fire, giving an ANA soldier the opportunity to successfully throw a hand grenade into the enemy’s position.

The convoy was then able to move away from the ambush site and onto higher ground, though still under enemy fire. Kimberling exposed himself a third time to enemy fire so that he could use a satellite phone to communicate with the tactical operations center to coordinate air support that eventually ended the battle and allowed the convoy to return to base.

“And if all of that wasn’t enough, during the attack, Sergeant Kimberling had the situational awareness to call in close-air support from nearby Dutch NATO aircraft that were patrolling the area,” said Col. Thomas Laffey, 366th Mission Support Group commander. “He achieved this while under very heavy fire for more than two hours.”

An estimated 20 enemy combatants were killed in the firefight, without a single causality among the security forces, ANA or ANP. Kimberling was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor and the Army Commendation Medal for his actions.

Air Force Story.
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These men and women are amazing. I just have to say, “Thank you for all you do. Stay ‘safe’ and much success.” If you would like to find out how to honor our troops, just go to DefenseLink.

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What a wake-up pain in the neck, lol

First, let me apologize for taking so long to post your trackbacks. Ya see, they were not showing up on my site, so I didn’t know they were there. I do not know what is happening with haloscan, but I seem to have temporarily fixed the problem. It seems that somehow the trackbacks were put into moderation, which I did not have as my setting. I did not know what to do, so I e-mailed them. Of course, but I have not heard back. (I haven’t exactly checked, though, so I may be incorrect on that. lol)

Anyway, since I never used the moderation, I didn’t know how to ‘okay’ the trackbacks. So I proceeded as usual. I fidgetted. I tried a little of this and a little of that, and I finally hit the correct way. If this EVER happens to you, all you have to do is:

1. Go to ‘Manage Trackbacks’.
2. If you notice there are trackbacks there that have not shown up on your trackback page, continue.
3. On the left side is the name of your post, in the middle is the trackback, these are the two I am discussing.
4. Click on YOUR post’s link.
5. This will take you to YOUR trackback page.
6. I tested it to make sure, and my trackbacks were gone.
7. I tested the same link I tested, and it reappeared. So don’t freak out if it disappears. 😉

That is our lesson for today about how to go around haloscan when the *itch doesn’t want to act right. Now I have to go so I can check my e-mail. lol. Have a great day everyone!

PS. I’ve just noticed that sometimes it shows and sometimes not. I found a way to fix that, too. Just hit ‘refresh’, and you should be good to go. If you try to leave a trackback and are still unsure whether or not I received it, please e-mail me. (It isn’t working for comments, either.)

Update: Haloscan has informed me about a ‘hard refresh’. To do this, simply use the Shift+Refresh at the same time. That’s pretty cool. I didn’t know that little trick. Thank you, Haloscan.

(Original post time is 4:12 am, but I want to move this up above the other articles. This way I can see if any trackbacks are being held back.)

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Fed cuts rates 3/4’s of a point

Here is some breaking news about the Fed cutting rates by 3/4’s of point, and urging Congress and President to cut taxes quickly to avoid a recession. It is short, so I have the entire article for you.

Fed Cuts Interest Rate as Treasury Secretary Urges Quick Action on Economic Stimulus Plan.

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday that Congress and the administration need to agree quickly on a package of tax cuts as the Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by three-fourths of a percentage point to reinvigorate the economy.

“Time is of the essence and the president stands ready to work on a bipartisan basis to enact economic growth legislation as soon as possible,” Paulson said in remarks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He spoke as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and leaders in both parties prepared to meet with President Bush at the White House to discuss a stimulus bill.

Such legislation presumably would involve tax rebates, business tax cuts and funding for a Democratic-led call for additional food stamp and employment aid.

The Fed’s decision to slash the federal funds rate — the interest that banks charge each other on overnight loans — apparently was the biggest one-day move by the central bank in recent memory. The Fed cut the rate to 3.5 percent from 4.25 percent.

Its action was the most dramatic signal that it can send of its concern about a recession.

Hat tip: Fox News.

You may not want my two-cents, but here it is anyway. I wish they would leave the daggone market alone. Really. The housing always gets into a bubble, and most of us were waiting were for the prices to come down before we bought our house. Thank you very much, now I cannot buy a house because you are falsely keeping the inflated prices high. This is NOT what a free-marketer does.

I understand the panic due to the other countries tanking in their stock markets, but may I remind you that China has an unsustainablely high (falsely high) rate of exchange on its money. What is it, the yen? They refuse to accurately disclose the actual trade-in value. I don’t give a damn if they tank! Doesn’t anyone remember that this is what they were trying to do to us?

Nor do I care that Mexico is having a problem with all the illegal aliens here are going home to Mexico. I have no sympathy for that government. They actually sent a delegation to Arizona’s STATE government to ask them not to follow Arizona’s laws! That takes testicles! Yes, they are feeling the pressure of having to deal with the high unemployment, health care, and whatever crap they robbed from us that they are no longer able to steal. But I am getting off track.

The facts are, the Fed is one that raised the rates in the first place. If there is any blame to go around, look to Bernacke. (sp?) The rest of the blame belongs not on the sharks who were able to get you to sign over your mortgages to them so that you could enjoy low payments. This really irks me. YOU are the one who knew you couldn’t afford the house. YOU are the one that enjoyed your house while I had to wait patiently for the bubble to burst. So why I have to pay for YOU to keep YOUR house? I SHOULD NOT, and that’s a fact. Good day.

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What an inspiring speech and a great communicator! Yes, I am a Conservative, but that does not mean I have to turn off my common sense because of politics. Not on this day. I happen to admire Dr. King. You must listen to Sen. Obama’s speech. Take off your political hat first, though.

Here is part of the text of his speech:

So let us say that on this day of all days, each of us carries with us the task of changing our hearts and minds. The division, the stereotypes, the scape-goating, the ease with which we blame our plight on others — all of this distracts us from the common challenges we face — war and poverty; injustice and inequality.

We can no longer afford to build ourselves up by tearing someone else down. We can no longer afford to traffic in lies or fear or hate. It is the poison that we must purge from our politics; the wall that we must tear down before the hour grows too late.

Because if Dr. King could love his jailor; if he could call on the faithful who once sat where you do to forgive those who set dogs and fire hoses upon them, then surely we can look past what divides us in our time, and bind up our wounds, and erase the empathy deficit that exists in our hearts. [The Corner, (not the NRO corner).]

You may read the entire text over there. I may not agree with everything he said and I don’t know about you, but if McCain is our nominee? I’m voting for Obama. Listen up, Republicans!

Update: Okay, let me clear this up right now why I would vote for Obama. If McCain gets the nod, we conservatives are out to pasture and the White House will be Lefter than any Democrat could ever possibly take it! Global warming? The Fairness Doctrine for the radio programs but not the TV or papers? More laws on freedom speech through campaign finance reform? You’ve got to kidding me, right?

The way Republicans performed under the Bush administration has been pathetic. If we are going to have a Democrat in the White House, it might as well be one from the DEMOCRAT party. This way, we should be able to light a fire up under those spineless Republicans…

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It’s a sad state of affairs

Anyone who knows me from My Newz ‘n Ideas, knows that I am a political junkie. It is sad, however, this situation I find myself in these days. As you may have noticed, I have not been writing about politics that often. There is a reason for this. I’m disgusted with the candidates we have. Plain and simple.

Duncan Hunter is out of the running because a bunch of sheeple listened to and believed the stupid people behind the microphones of talk radio (who have their own axes to grind or candidates they’ve been backing from the beginning) telling us that this person or that person is not electable. SHAME ON YOU FOR BELIEVING THEM.

We have now lost the only Conservative left standing. Who is going to build our fence now? Who is going to make Iran back down? Who is going to confront China? Who is going to throw all of the illegal aliens out of this country? If no one will, why do we even bother paying anyone to protect our borders? COME ON, SHEEPLE.

Well, there is one low-key conservative left. That would be Fred Thompson. You can say what you will about his performances. If you are looking for entertainment, turn on the tv and leave the politics to us grown ups.

Anyway, I didn’t start out with that rant. What is really bothering me is the talk show industry. Gee, I wish I would have had as much publicity when I decided to run for office. I’m seriously considering it again, just like my fried Chad T. Everson. He is running for office in Minnesota. That site is not his campaign headquarters! He is also the ideas-man behind Grizzly Groundswell. I have misplaced it temporarily. *oops*

The facts are, we don’t access to the press or talk radio programs. Know why? We did not play by ‘their’ rules. How do I know? I started running for a local office over 3 years ago. I was forced to drop out of the race. I could not gather enough ‘party support’ on the strength of my ideas. Apparently that didn’t even matter. Instead, it came down to ‘who’ I knew and ‘what’ I had for the party. I guess all of those years of volunteering (for free) to elect people to higher offices was nothing? You guys make me sick.

Well. That’s my rant. Sorry if it was boring, and I don’t even feel better…One more thought before I go. Remember when California had the recall to get rid of Gov. Grey Davis? Everyone wanted to vote for Tom McClintock, but we were told that he was UNELECTABLE. Funny thing, HE WAS A SENATOR! Hmm. I wonder how he got there if he was so unelectable? Well, now we have Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarnold. The defecit is greater than when we recalled Davis! I VOTED FOR TOM MCCLINTOCK. I was not swayed by the big mouths. I voted for the correct person, the right candidate. I know, because now everyone is saying they wish they had, too. WELL, YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE. Don’t make the same mistake again. VOTE FOR FRED. Thank you.

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Aaargghhh!

What a day. I’m telling you! I wake up, go to my computer, and Norton tells me I have a problem. They say I am vulnerable, so I am not about to open anything. Nope, I shut it all down. Then I hit Norton, and go to FIX NOW. Yeah, right. It tells me I do not need any updates, but Norton insists I do. Okay, so I go to Help and Support. Yeah, that really helped. They told me the same thing, that there was nothing wrong. Um, then why do I still have an exclamation point telling me I am vulnerable?

Anyway, you can figure out I got it fixed because I am writing this. I wouldn’t open blogger until I was protected. Why am I telling you this? Because it is after 11 pm, and I have to get my Open Trackback Alliance Weekend submitted! (Actually, it is open trackback Friday, so I need to get it in today.) So everyone enjoy.

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Last week I received an email informing me that PalTalk was being targeted by jihadis who were trying to shut down an Arabic Christian chat room through a petition drive. It appeared that the ISP agreed to this, if they gathered one million signatures. Well, we received the confirmation today of that lie. They never agreed to any such nonsense, and they are going to stand strongly on the side of constitutional free-speech!

You really must read about this situation over at ACT! For America. They truly have a lot on the ball.

You may even think about signing up to receive their emails. I have learned more about things the news should be covering from these people about all of the little and large, cold and hot, wars we are being confronted with these days. Our freedom relies solely upon our shoulders.

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There is a new Canadian blogger which just happens to be a Muslim who understands how precious liberty and freedom of speech are to a free society. Bravo!

The name of the site is Muslims Against Sharia. I really like this one post: Canada: Freedom of Speech succumbing to Kangaroo Courts of the Human Rights Commission. (Actually, every post is quite informative, well written, and good.) This is a must listen to recording of the Human Rights Commission in Canada against Ezra Levant. It will blow your mind.

Bravo, Ezra! BTW, would you like to know his crime? He published cartoons of Mohammed in the magazine where he works. His accuser? A Saudi radical idiot.

I will be adding this blog to my sidebar, because I believe this group deserves all the support we can give them. We want them to speak up, so when they do, we must speak up with them. We want them to be successful in their plight to make their voices heard. Thank you, everyone. Have a nice day.

UPDATE: Here is a list of Canadians who have been or are in the process of being silenced: Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, Fouad al-Farhan, Joe Kaufman, Ezra Levant, Mark Steyn, and you. You do not know if you are next, now do you? Hmm…You will find this post here: Islamofascist-Dhimmi Axis Assault on Free Speech: Latest Casualties at Muslims Against Sharia.

BTW, there is a free petition to help Mark Steyn fight back against these jihadi nuts. Please sign it. It is on top of the page, right underneath the title to this site. Thank you.

UPDATE II: It is with a heavy heart that I must report to you that we may have been deceived. I can understand being upset with someone for what they wrote, but if you are truly in support of free speech, you should at least be polite about your disagreement. I’m afraid that is not the case with Muslims Against Sharia. I am very disappointed and saddened and angry. What we need is someone in the Muslim community to stand up so that others may follow suit, but no. How can they when others try to take advantage of the goodwill of people? They deceive people that do not know them so they can intimidate people who do know them. Well, I do not like this. Not one bit.

What happened to make me change my mind? You should read the vulgarity used while leaving comments on other peoples’ sites! It is terrible! My friend, StageLeft (Meet Ezra’s New Non-Muslim “Muslim” Friends! and Quotes from the Scholars at “Muslims Against Sharia”) has gathered quite a few of them for you to read. Please be forewarned, they are vulgar. I could not believe my eyes. I guess mohammed does not care what type of language is used while trying to get your message out. I know for a fact that JESUS DOES CARE.

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How Great Thou Art!

O LORD my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed,

[Refrain]
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee.
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee.
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

This reminds me of how little we really know of Him or anything else for that matter. Imagine it. The knowledge it would take to create a universe so complex as ours and to keep it in balance for as long as it has been standing! The beauty, the danger, the temperatures, the axises, the tilt, the very precious flowers, the very tall trees, the winds, the clouds, the creatures, and man. To look out into the distance on a clear starry night, laying on a dewy field in the middle of nowhere, just counting the stars as they fall from the sky. Have you ever noticed that they don’t hit us? Why not?

When through the woods and forests glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from a lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze,

[Refrain]

Nature is one of the gifts of God that I truly enjoy, but you must be careful not to test it. Nature is as dangerous as it is beautiful. It cannot be controlled by man (Al Gore), no matter how much we think we know. If we try to change something in nature in one area, it effects many changes in nature elsewhere. When we cannot possibly know of these consequences, we should not venture in where Angels dare not tread.

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

[Refrain]

I couldn’t say it any better. I would like to say a couple words, though. For someone to display this amount of love for me when I was still a sinner, it is a debt I cannot repay. Fortunately for me, He asks not for repayment. Only that I pick up my own Cross and follow Him, and I have.

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joys shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

[Refrain]

Wow. I am awaiting this day with patience and excitement. Jesus has gone before me to prepare for me a room in the Father’s house. I can only imagine it will be worthy of someone who has lived a better life than me, but Jesus has covered my sins and made me white as snow. I know I will be satisfied with any room I am privileged to receive.

Oh my, I just had a thought. Imagine all the people I will be able to talk to? Moses, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Joseph, Jacob, Mary, Ruth, Ezra, Paul, Jesus of course! I would have thought that would have gone without saying, but I had better include Him. lol. It’s only sad that I cannot tell all the people on earth what it is like once I leave this world. (Don’t panic. I’m fine.)

What caused me to think of writing this? I don’t know exactly. I was sitting there in bed and it just came to me. Is there someone out there who needs prayers? Edification? Reassurance? He is Faithful, and He will never forsake you. NO MATTER WHAT. Are you weak? That is when He is strong. He can bear your burdens. Just seek Him, let Him carry your yoke (weight), let Him love and heal you until you are able to do so yourself. Get well, my friend, and God bless you.

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Military and foreign news plus OTB

Today I am going to provide you with a list of news articles I have already posted. Just in case you do not read here regularly, I have decided to include them along with my Open Trackback Monday. Enjoy!

    Sadr City hospital renovations near completion.
    This is an individual article about the good work that the Iraqis and our men are doing together.

    Military News: Afghan, Iran, Iraq.
    This has three articles in it: Afghan Commandos graduate Armorer Training Program, Iranian boats approach U.S. Navy ships, and Marines train Iraqi Soldiers for battlefield success. There’s a little commentary written by me about this so-called ‘incident’. I’ve got your ‘incident’!

    Terror in Musa-Qala, Afghanistan.
    This is an article written by an Afghanistani friend of mine, and it should get your dander up, too.

    More Military News: Baby girl, students, clinic.
    This post has three articles in it, also. They are: Coalition, Afghan Soldiers save baby girl, Coalition troops aid Afghan students in Bagram, and Corps of Engineers completes al Mahaweel clinic.

Many of these articles discuss the good works that are taking place right under the looooooooong noses of the dinosaur media. Go figure, eh? Too bad there isn’t blood and gore connected with good works…

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Good evening. I will be hosting an open trackback weekend, so feel free to share with others your fabulous works. I have quite a bit to do, so I shall be using this trackback post to add news and other information as the weekend progresses. Check back later, because I am going to adding some really great news from our military.

Now hold it! I said I was busy. This shall happen later or tomorrow. lol. Have a great weekend everyone, and say a prayer and/or hold good thoughts for our courageous men and women who are working to keep us free. We owe them more than we could ever repay. God bless them.

Update: As I had promised, I have three articles for you so far. One is about an amazing task that our Airmen were faced with when they reached Afghanistan, another is about the handing over of control of one of the bases in Iraq, and the best – a book that is written by the guys who actually went there and did that.

The team’s original mission was to mentor their Afghan counterparts and teach them medical skills to treat Afghan military and police members, said Air Force Col. Mike Skidmore, the team’s senior mentor officer and administrator.

All that changed when the team arrived several months ago, he said. The hospital was 500 days behind schedule, and instead of finding equipment and eager ANA medical personnel, the team found an empty, incomplete facility. “We had to move from a mentoring mission to a new mindset of equipping the hospital, opening it and then mentoring,” said Air Force Col. (Dr.) Thomas Seay, the senior medical mentor and chief radiologist. [Continue reading.]

Our guys are AWESOME! You really should continue reading this one. You will be amazed at what our men can accomplish but the government cannot. (lol)

Control of Multinational Division Baghdad changed hands during a ceremony here yesterday [December 19, 2007]. The 1st Cavalry Division will redeploy to Fort Hood, Texas, while 4th Infantry Division takes over operations in the Iraqi capital. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, presided over the ceremony. He said the battle in Iraq has changed significantly during the last year, and that the success could be directly linked to the 1st Cavalry Division’s efforts in and around Baghdad.

“Significant events are often a result of the right people being in the right place at the right time,” Odierno said. “In the case of Baghdad in 2006 and 2007, the right people were the magnificent men and women of Multinational Division Baghdad and their dedicated Iraqi security force partners.” [Continue reading.]

Ah, the sweet sounds of progress…

Like many Soldiers deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, Soldiers from the Oregon National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry brought their personal cameras to Iraq during their deployment in 2004. They snapped photos of each other firing weapons, shot video of explosives they detonated and logged plenty of footage of their own commentaries intermixed with Soldier humor.

But they never expected that their day-to-day antics would one day represent deployed National Guard Soldiers everywhere, preserved in a feature-length documentary film called “This is War: Memories of Iraq.” [Continue reading, really.]

This is one heck of a documentary. Here is a list of sellers from Amazon.com that ranges in price for the DVD. (I think it’s a DVD.)

The next set of military news shall be on the next open trackback. I do have to catch up with my writing. Everyone have a nice weekend, and I’ll see ya on the other side…God willing. 😉

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Friday Night’s OTA & OTB

There is too much code that goes into doing this. I started at 7pm to put this up, but there were a couple of changes I wanted to make. Now it is 7:41 pm! lol. Continuing on, tonight is our Friday Nite Open Trackback Alliance and our Open Trackback at Linkfest. If you would to share with us some of your best, kookiest, cutest, or average work; feel free to add me to your post first, then trackback me to your link, then I will add you to my frontpage for all the world to see. Isn’t that wonderful? 😉

Please check out Samantha’s OTA, the Linkfest trackback, and if you don’t fit into any of those cagegories, I have ‘other’ for you. This way, by sharing our posts, we may share our thoughts, opinions, questions about religion, life, politics/politicians, and/or whatever you like. Just remember, there shall be NO porn on this site. That is all I ask. Have a great weekend everyone.

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Did God part the Red Sea?

While God performed many miracles during the time Moses was trying to free the Hebrew people, was there any evidence left behind to prove that the parting of the sea actually did happen? I’ll give you some sites, and you make your own conclusions.

First of all, there has been an archaeological find in the Red Sea which uncovered the presence of a very, very old chariot! One site is Wyatt Archaeological Research discusses the actual crossing, while part 4 discusses the actual discovery of an ancient chariot wheel. There are 5 parts altogether in this particular site.

Another site is World Net Daily. There is a word of caution from the wife of the archaeologist who first found an artifact:

“[At first] I thought everything was a chariot wheel!” Mrs. Wyatt exclaimed, noting how difficult it is for the untrained eye to distinguish an artifact from a piece of coral. “I’m just trying to be cautious about over-identifying too much. … It is God’s truth, and we can’t hype it up. We can’t add to it.”

However, she notes a big problem for explorers and scientists is that the Egyptian government no longer allows items to be removed from the protected region. Thus, someone claiming to find an artifact will have a hard – if not impossible – time verifying its authenticity, a classic catch-22.

This is very good advice. It is always wise to be cautious. It is also suspicious why the Egyptian government does not want the TRUTH to be known, if it is the truth. (I believe it to be true, artifacts or not.)

Here is another site for you to research: The Hebrew Red Sea Crossing (Exodus). It is quite long, and it includes Egyptian inscriptions that could be relevent to this event.

Maybe there is a group of scientists who are interested in this area not for Biblical purposes but for scientif accuracy? I searched the web over and I thought I thought found truth seekers, but phfffft I was wrong. No, seriously, there are some scientists who are interested, I’m sure. They just haven’t about it. I did leave a comment for one of them, so hopefully he will return my questions with answers.

I did, however, find a site that could bring some…uhmm…contraversy? (lol) The name of the site is Archaeology and the Exodus:

Biblical Archaeology is often divided into two camps: The “minimalists” tend to downplay the historical accuracy of the Bible, while the “maximalists,” who are in the majority and are by and large not religious, tend to suggest that archaeological evidence supports the basic historicity of the Bible text.

Oh my! Well, it is a Jewish site, and our brothers and sisters do love some color in their lives. (If there is nothing to discuss and agree or disagree, this is a day that has been wasted! lol) Ya know, I do believe many Christians are of the same cloth. 😉

So why do I insist on all this evidence? I do not. I just believe it is rather interesting that people would prefer to believe that life can from nothing, babies are not babies until they can breathe on their own (does that mean they are not babies if they on an incubator?), and all other types of nonsense. Yes, you may believe that I believe in nonsense, but that gives me the right to tell you that it takes more faith to believe what you believe! By the way, where is your scientific PROOF that man evolved from a slimy creature in the sea? Why aren’t there more of us? Why do we compliment each other? I thought this supposed to be random? Hmm.

No matter. I find it interesting, and that’s what matters. After all, it is MY site. lol. Have a great day everyone, and to my Christian friends, God bless you. To my Jewish friends, G-d bless you. 😉

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So, you’re too good to go to Church?

Many people fall into the trap of, “I cannot go to that Church. There are too many hypocrites in there!” Yes, even I have been there and done that. Ya know what I found out? There was just one less hypocrite in the Church!

I know it is frustrating when we see people sin right out there in the open, but how many of us are sinning on the inside while we sit in judgement of those who sin in our sight? Do we approach them with love and the intention to edify and help them? Do we offer to talk with them about their sin to find out if they are even aware of it? Do we offer any guidance? Do we offer them a way back into the good graces of God? No? Then we have sinned and become the hypocrite.

By the way, why are we looking at others? Are we not there to worship our Creator? Are we not there to learn about our Creator? I suggest that before we decide who is ‘worthy’ or not of God’s grace [which is a decision I do believe God can handle very well, thank you], we look in the mirror. Are we right with God? If we were perfect, Jesus would not have had to die on the Cross for our sins!

If you are that good, then you are sinning by not giving of yourself to those of us who could learn from you. So you see for all Christians, we should go to Church. For those of us who physically cannot find a way to get to Church, there are a couple good TV Churches. Dr. D. James Kennedy (may he rest in peace) has a very good service. They are using tapes of his messages which are still pertinent today. Also, Dr. Stanley is a fine Paster. These are the only two I would watch, though. I am housebound, so I watch Dr. Kennedy every Sunday.

Let us step back for a moment and remember why we go to Church in the first place. Fellowship is also a huge part of it. We are in the world all the time, we need to be around like-minded people to get centered again. This is how we remain accountable to one another. One day you may be going through some awful experience in your life, and who will know unless you have a bond within your Church? I’m talking about someone who can help you spiritually. They can pick up on your need more effectively than someone who does not know you in the same way.

Maybe you could edify someone else just by your presence! Maybe it is your turn to help, or maybe it is your turn to be in need of help. Either way, would you care to take a chance on NOT being available because someone sinned against you or just was a hypocrite? HOW DARE YOU! Have you not heard the song, “Humble thyself in the sight of the LORD, and He will lift you up, higher and higher, and He will lift you up.”? Please allow Him to heal you using His children. None of us are perfect, and we are going to make mistakes. But do not forsake Him. He will never forsake you. God bless you, and I pray you read this. No names mentioned.

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If my thoughts have off, if my points have seemed pointless, if I have seemed angry, there is a good reason for this behavior. MAJ Andrew Olmsted was killed in action January 3, 2008, and I just do not have any words to say how sorry I am to his family and friends. I did not know Andy all that well, and I did not read blog very often. I have been so busy focused on myself that I miss out the best we have here while they walk amongst us. I am angry at myself, the animals who killed him, and just the plain ignorance of us all.

He did leave us one last post which he gave to hilzoy to post in such a case as this. So at least he deafed the grips of death with a final farewell. An excerpt:

What I don’t want this to be is a chance for me, or anyone else, to be maudlin. I’m dead. That sucks, at least for me and my family and friends. But all the tears in the world aren’t going to bring me back, so I would prefer that people remember the good things about me rather than mourning my loss. (If it turns out a specific number of tears will, in fact, bring me back to life, then by all means, break out the onions.) I had a pretty good life, as I noted above. Sure, all things being equal I would have preferred to have more time, but I have no business complaining with all the good fortune I’ve enjoyed in my life. So if you’re up for that, put on a little 80s music (preferably vintage 1980-1984), grab a Coke and have a drink with me. If you have it, throw ‘Freedom Isn’t Free’ from the Team America soundtrack in; if you can’t laugh at that song, I think you need to lighten up a little. I’m dead, but if you’re reading this, you’re not, so take a moment to enjoy that happy fact.

Please read the whole post. You will also be able read it on his site: Andy Olmsted. You may learn about this man, even now, through his archives. Please also send up a prayer for his family and friends, that God would comfort and strengthen them, and for him…Godspeed.

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UPDATE: The dinosaur media finally got around to putting this in print, and they didn’t do a bad job either.

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I have come upon a very distressing article written by Longstreet who is a Veteran. He lives in North Carolina where he has been following this desecration of the Christian faith from within the Veterans’ Administrations hospitals for some time now. His site, INSIGHT on Freedom, has some information I believe is necessary for everyone to read, whether you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, etc. It is written by Laud Pitt, Jr., Ret. US Army Lt. Colonel, in the Fayetteville Observer.

Why do I suggest that people of other faiths bother with what appears to be Christian problem? Because if the USA government, which was created upon Judeo-Christian principles, can eliminate God-given rights for us, then they can take away your rights as well.

Why are they doing this? Political correctness? Does it really matter? My right to worship to my God is more important to me than my right to breathe. Should I give up that right as well? God-given rights are simply that, GOD-GIVEN…not government granted.

They have come after our speech, our ability to support whatever candidate we like so that they have to work everyday since they were elected to get re-elected, our ability to assemble with whomever we choose so that men can have their private playhouse (golf courses) and women may have their own private places, and so many more rights.

Do you really own your property when the government can tax it away from you? What happened to taxation without representation? Do we not have the fire in the belly anymore, or is it that we no longer know right from wrong?

Anyway, that is why we should all be concerned. To strip someone of their constitutional right to do one thing is to strip us all of our rights…eventually. It just so happens that people seem to think that Christians will sit back and take it over and over again. Let me remind you, it was the Christians, not Muslims, that ran the underground railroads to free the slaves. It was the Christians, not the Hindus, who fought for the right for women to vote. It was the Christians, not the Buddhists, who fought for the very freedoms we hold dear and separate from England. Those are just the facts. Live with it. Christians will allow it, others will not. Keep that in mind…

Now back to the issue. No longer may the Pastors bring a Bible or pray with patients at the VA. Read Longstreets post, please. He covers this rather well. Thank you, and feel free to spread the news. Call your Senators and Congressman toll-free at 866-340-9281 and let them know what you think of the way our servicemen and servicewomen are being treated. Even if they want their Pastor to pray for them, they cannot. Have you ever heard of any government being so intrusive? Stop laughing. I mean in the USA, not Iran or North Korea.

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This is a beautifully created video using Toby Keith’s song, ‘Whiskey for My Men, Beer for My Horses.’ It is very moving and touching. If you are a whoos like me, I recommend a tissue or two. You will be filled with pride, and you will also find it within you to carry on. God bless you all, and come home soon and well.

This was submitted to YouTube by Phil. Thank you, Sir. God bless your family and you.

Update: I found something rather disturbing, and I would like to clarify this before I even post it. There is a subscriber to Phil who may or may not be a racist. I cannot tell, because I refuse to look at anything that has the Klan attached to it in any manner. You may look for yourself at huntermark94. Disgusting if true. Please let me know if you happen to watch it. I’d like to know what I am putting out there. I understand he is just a subscriber, but still. The stench…

It does not, however, take anything away from Toby Keith’s song or himself. He is a fine man and a great artist!

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How would you react if one day you awoke to find there are now laws against what you cannot say, what you must say, extra taxes you must pay because of your religion or lack thereof, and your money has been confiscated because it was not kosher?

It is coming, unless we do something about it. I was posting an article that Debbie over Right Truth had posted, and I found that an Englishman will be taken into custody by the police for having written the truth about these animals–jihadists. It is true. His name and site are Lionheart and you can find this information also on his site.

This is England! I guess I could say this was England. How very sad. What do you say about bombarding 10 Downing St., London, England, with letters of disapproval and disbelief? Maybe if we raise such an uproar we can turn tide of jihadists in England. One thing is for sure. This is no way to fight a war…

Alas, if that were the only problem, but I am afraid the whoa is more and close.

Coughlin sacked.

By Bill Gertz
Washington Times

Stephen Coughlin, the Pentagon specialist on Islamic law and Islamist extremism, has been fired from his position on the military’s Joint Staff. The action followed a report in this space last week revealing opposition to his work for the military by pro-Muslim officials within the office of Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England. [Continue reading.]

As for the banking situation, these money-grubbing bankers who belong to no country (or so they think) have embraced the Islamic Sharia Laws so much as to include them on the Board of Directors! So the world banks are now being managed by the BOD rather than the managers. Have you ever tried to reason with a board member? It is not as easy as you may imagine.

Here is an article for you to see what is actually happening to our finances and why.

“GLOBAL BANKS ADOPTING ISLAM”.

By Patrick Wood
Editor of The August Review

News with Views.

…With Great Britain now pledging to become the Islamic banking center of the world, the stampede by all global banks to enter the world of Islamic banking is well underway.

[snip]

The implications for the west, and especially for the United States, are staggering. Because all Islamic banking products must be created and offered according to strict Shari’a law, global banks are doing for Islam what it could never do on its own: give legitimacy to Shari’a and infiltrate it into the fabric of western society. [Continue reading.]

To complete-for now-this article, here is an article I found quite interesting. These words are true. Most Americans seem to forget (if we ever knew) about the jihad against the Hindus and Buddhists in India. It is written by Jerry Gordon of American Congress for Truth.

Now to the Open Trackback Weekend or Friday, whichever you prefer. It makes no mind to me. 😉

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The Nine Plagues of Egypt

There are 9 plagues in Exodus (the Bible) starting with ‘The Plague of Blood’ and ending with ‘The Plague of the Firstborn’. These are the plague of blood, frogs, gnats, livestock, boils, hail, locusts and the firstborn. Why did these occur, and what was the result of the disobedience toward God?

A little round up of the first 11 chapters of Exodus first, eh? As we learned from Genesis, Joseph was taken as a slave to Egypt where he rose to be the most respected slave. No matter his adversities, he always came out on top. His family finally came down to live with him during the drought, and then this generation died. The Pharoah of that time and his generation had also died, so the king of Egypt did not know about Joseph and his family.

The slaves were treated very poorly, and they were worked very hard. The LORD had heard their cries all the way up Heaven, and He remembered His promise to their fathers. So the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron to go up to Pharoah to demand the freedom of God’s people so they may worship Him. Pharoah kept making promises to them to let their people go, but God kept hardening Pharoah’s heart so he would change his mind.

Why did God harden Pharoah’s heart? I have a suspicion that He wanted to let Pharoah and the people of Egypt to suffer as the Hebrews had suffered under the hand of Pharoah. Also, God had a plan. That is why must trust, and not complain, when the world does not seem right. God is control of everything, and He has a plan for you and me. We must put our trust in this, while at the same time keep trying to do His Will for our lives.

Back to the summary. Each time Moses and Aaron would go to Pharoah to tell him what the LORD of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob had spoken to them, Pharoah would ask Moses to pray for him to relieve him of any plague. Moses would do so, but Pharoah would harden his heart and not allow Moses to lead God’s people out from Egypt into the desert to worship God.

In the final plague, Pharoah loses his firstborn and only son. Then he allows the Hebrews to leave. Then, of course, he changes his mind but it was too late!

Are we pretty much caught up to where I am? Good. I have thought about many of the situations that continue today, and I can see in every one of them the hand of God. How? Have you ever, EVER, seen the whole congress and senate turn on a dime? They did when they tried to push amnesty through in a few days last year, and the people of this country rose up against them. Is this because God does not care about the illegal aliens? NO! It is because we were filled with the anger and the will to correct what was being wrong to us. God also believes in Sovereignty. After all, He invented it. 😉

I would be interested in what you have to say (not specifically about illegal aliens) about why you believe God hardend Pharoah’s heart, why Moses kept praying for him without first being out of the land of Egypt, ect. Thank you, and have a very wonderful day.

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I know most people don’t like to read about personal stuff, but that’s okay. I’m going to write about it anyway. There are other topics I’m writing about as well: Military, Politics and Religious. Choose your medicine.

Have you ever entered a buccoo amount of code only to find that server just took you offline? Well, that’s what I’ve been doing tonight. I couldn’t believe it! How did anger the ‘ISP god’? (There is no ISP god, but something is going on there. lol) I was able to fix it and save my work. That is fantastic!

If you’ll notice, I’ve changed the font size and look for my posts and my links on the sidebar. I like my links smaller than the text so as not to distract the reader. I don’t know. I’m just weird like that. To be fair, I like it better like that. 😉

I have now kept my promise to write once a day. Do I have anything else to say? You bet! I have some Military News that you may interested in reading. What I do is copy it off the CentCom website or feed or email so that it can be read without having to scroll over and back and over again. Their news is larger than the screen. I don’t like that. Otherwise, I would write a summary and send you there. We good on that? Okay, here goes:

New air traffic control tower to expand TQ’s capabilities.

05 December 2007
By Sgt. Wayne Edmiston
2nd Marine Logistics Group
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AL TAQADDUM, Iraq – The AN/TSQ-120B is a temporary air traffic control tower used by Marines in expeditionary operations until a more sturdy structure can be built. Although designed for just 90 days of continual use, the one at Al Taqaddum Air Base has seen more than its share of sorties since it was raised during the early stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom. [Continue reading this post on my site.]

USAF engineers improve Marine quality of life in Iraq.

05 December 2007
by Staff Sgt. Travis Edwards
332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
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AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) – Airmen are improving the lives and operating conditions of Marines by constructing more than $9.8 million in aircraft shelters, taxiways and temporary shelters at Al Asad Air Base. Deployed in an “in-lieu-of” tasking in support of the 20th Army Engineer Brigade, 557th Expeditionary REDHORSE Squadron Airmen are completing numerous projects — from the design concept to completion — in a joint service environment. [Continue reading.]

CF Treat 450 Afghans During Medical Outreach.

30 November 2007
By Senior Airman James Bolinger, USAF
Combined Joint Task Force 82 Public Affairs
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BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan – The towns of Eskandareh and Pacha Khak hide deep within the mountains of the Kohe Safid district in Afghanitan’s Parwan province. Eskandareh is near the head of Tagab Valley, and Pacha Khak has been a stronghold for many armies throughout Afghanistan’s history. [Continue reading.]

I also have some information on the candidates’ positions on Iran:

Candidates views per Iran.
As we all know, Iran is seeking to attain nuclear power. Some may argue that this power may be domestic only, while others suspect that it was desired for nefarious purposes. One of those purposes being nuclear weapons. Therefore the Israel Project asked each candidate for their position on this issue (Iran). [Continue reading.]

This should keep you busy enough for me to really dig into something so I can write about my personal views on it. If you didn’t know, I have given up blogging first thing when I wake up. Yes. It’s true. Why?

Because it became my god. Plain and simple. Did I worship blogging? Did I sing songs to or about it? No. Did I neglect my time reading the Word of God? YES. I confess my sin right here and now. I do not desire that anything should come in between my Saviour and I. There is NOTHING here on earth that ever could fulfill my heart and my life such He.

How do I know I was neglecting my time? I forgot verses and chapters and even the books I used to know in order to give answers to anyone who would ask me a question about God, Jesus, Church, etc. When that happened and I saw a lesson it this week, the Word convicted my heart. That only happens when I need it to happen. Sometimes I wish I would listen sooner, but better late than never.

So I shall be having Bible study with God and myself when I wake, and what a beautiful thing that is! If anyone would care to join in, just write me an email. I’m sure we could work something out, maybe through IM? Don’t worry though, God is in control. 😉

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Ezra

Ezra is the fifteenth book in the Old Testament of the Bible, and it has had a very powerful impact on me. What I am about to share with you may be completely wrong (and if so, please correct me!), but this is what I came to understand from reading Ezra.

This book has been dated 440 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. These particular Jews were living in the land of Persia at this time during the kingdom of Cyrus. King Cyrus was moved by the God of Abraham to allow these tribes to return home to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple of the House of God.

From here on in, you could write it as if it were happening today. They did not steal this land, for there were some Jewish people already living there. These people had been enslaved throughout the time before they returned by the mercy of God. Their neighbors hated them. When the king died, his son, Xerxes, became king. Not much is said about him, however.

Xerxes did not keep his father’s charge. Some neighbors had complained to him with lies and deceit in their hearts. They wrote a letter demanding the stoppage of this rebuilding of the Temple, and it was granted.

Then when Xerxes’ son, Artaxerxes, become king, another letter was sent by a governor from the area. He demanded they be stopped, for the Jews had waited long enough and had started to rebuild. Artaxerxes did very much research upon this request from the neighbors in the area to destroy, only to discover that this was indeed the land of the Jewish people! He okayed the restarting of the building of the Temple, for they were ordered to stop after the foundation had been layed.

But their neighbors still hated them. The Jews had vowed to be faithful to God, to remain pure and holy, and they abided by what they were told to do. EXCEPT…they were found to be in sin. They turned away from God. Does this sound familiar? Only this time, they repented and were forgiven by God.

So why does it sound like today? The Jewish people, along with others, were enslaved, tortured, experimented on and murdered in WWII. They were allowed to return home to their ancestors after this horrendous war. Mind you, many Jewish people had stayed behind, so it was not as if they had no place there. This also occurs all throughout the Old Testament. The only difference is the dates.

That is because the Left has infiltrated Israel as well. Then and now. As they were to remain obedient to God then, they have become quite secular now. All throughout the history of the Old Testament, disobedience brings separation from God.

Just so anyone starts to think, ‘Ah ha! Those disobedient Jews!’, I beg of you to look in the mirror first. We are ALL disobedient. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23.

This moved me in this way. Look at Iran now. When Cyrus was alive, King of Persia (Iran), they were permitted not only to live, but to go home. Then when he died, the neighbors wanted to destroy the Jewish people. Two thousand four hundred fifty-one years later, nothing has changed. People are still blinded to this fact, because they have decided they know much more than any God could possibly know. My only question to them is this: ‘If this were so, how come you haven’t created a world where there is no global warming, no poverty, no crime, no heartache, no tears or fears?’

I do know of such a place, and it is glorious. It is beyond my imagination, and a room is being prepared for me. My LORD has said so. He can also make one for you, if you would only open your heart to the possibility…

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Friday Night’s OTA & OTB

I hope everyone has a very nice weekend. Don’t drink and drive, please. I’m not there to kick your butt, but there are enough police officers out there to do it for me. Besides, it’s the right thing NOT to do. Let’s all start the next year with all of our pieces in the places they belong. 😉

Also, I must admit that I will not be able to manually transfer over 7000 posts in a matter of days. The thing that bothers me the most is that I actually I could! LOL. Oh well. There will be projects that I shall try to accomplish that will seem impossible to others. Probably because they are, but I love a challenge. 😉

Stay safe and God bless.

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Wasted days and wasted nights

I have been trying to move all of my posts from 8 sites over to this one since June of this year, and here it, December 2007, and I am only on September 2004! (Start date: July 5, 2004.) Oh yes, I wake up early and go to sleep when my body gives way to the REM. I don’t really know if I can call it REM, since I may be too exhausted to dream in lala land. As it may be, I have wasted much time.

I listen to the radio to keep up with the news. When I do that, I sometimes read and reread because it is getting too hard to listen and read at the same time. I must be getting old! That is when I determine to play a game while they are talking and reading during the commercials.

Then I look up at the clock and declare, “Holy crap! It’s after 9pm and I haven’t written a thing!” Well, in order to keep my promise to myself about writing at least once a day (not including comments), here is my verbage. LOL. Now I really must get back to work…have a nice evening. 😉

Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Linkfest: The World According To Carl: For Unto You Is Born This Day In The City Of David A Savior, Which Is Christ The Lord; Godly Wisdom — December 27, 2007; A Christmas Bit With Jeff Dunham And Achmed The Dead Terrorist; Wolf Pangloss: Afghanistan expels footloose UN and EU staffers for visiting with the Taliban, third world county: Who Is He in Yonder Stall?, and Right Voices: It’s Christmas Eve And I Have Much To Be Thankful For, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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    Singing the Blues

    Singing the blues down by the riverbend
    Thoughts are racing through her head
    She’ll have a good cry, not caring why
    Just singing the blues until the sun is nigh.

    The Christ child’s birthday has gone
    She’s left wondering what went wrong
    Why no one called from far away
    Not even to say, “Have a nice day.”

    She tries to take the blame for them
    They have their lives, is what she’ll say
    She wasn’t there, that’s probably why
    No one cares if she cries.

    Singing the blues down by the riverbend
    Tears are for cleansing is what someone said
    She’ll be fine until next year
    When she’ll be singing the blues down by the riverbend

    Down by the riverbend
    There is Peace down by the riverbend
    Peace that the world does not know you can find
    Down by the riverbend, down by the riverbend.

    PS. No sympathy, please. It’s just a song.

    Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Linkfest: 123beta: Good Stuff Wednesday, Is It Just MeIs It Just Me: Seasons Greetings, Right Truth: Merry Christmas – God’s still in control even if it doesn’t look that way, The World According to Carl: The Story Of A Christmas Truce, DragonLady’s World: OTA Monday 63, Pirate’s Cove: Beer Monday: That Old Do Something Congress, Chuck Adkins: Special Announcement, and StageLeft: Open Trackbacks Comments: The Hang Him High Edition, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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    Oh my, what an oxymoron! Christmas time is a time when everyone is supposed to celebrate the birth of our LORD and Saviour, yet behind the scenes there is much work to be done. Yes, the cooking, the shopping, the cleaning of the clothes to wear to Church, the tree and decorating, and the blogging. A new phenomenon!

    I have tackled most of it. It’s the blogging time I have a hard time finding. The only thing I want to really say in this post is Merry Christmas to all of readers, friends, family, and people I’ve yet to meet. God bless your efforts and you.

    For those of you who are not Christians yet for whatever reason, to you I pray for peace in your heart. Peace that will allow you to allow me my LORD and my love for Him. You do not have to agree with me, but do not deny me. I won’t stand for it. Just as I won’t stand for anyone trying to force religion on you. Fair is fair.

    I pray for all our troops who have served, are serving, and will serve our blessed country. May God continue to protect, guide, strengthen, love and grant them success in each mission. May He also make it possible for them to enjoy this day as best they can.

    Please remember their families and other loved ones who are still here while they are yet thousands of miles away. Pray for them so that the distance will not be so hard to bear. They deserve so much gratitude and appreciation, but they also deserve our true support.

    Please try to get to a Veteran’s Hospital today. They sometimes have no visitors, and today would be a great day to show up. Imagine that. All that is necessary is showing up. Wow. That is also that is necessary to bring a smile to someone who gave of themselves so that we may remain free. Protectors of Liberty. As Jesus came to offer us life eternal, a way to wash away our sins, these men and women protect us in their own way.

    Am I comparing them to the Christ? No. Jesus came to grant life eternal to all those who would accept Him into their hearts and repent of their sins. He promises to wash them white as snow as far as their sins go, but I am saying that these men and women are taking a chance of laying down their lives for us as well. The one life they have while here on earth. I just happen to believe that is pretty awesome. I love our LORD. I love our military, also. May God bless them and you this Christmay day.

    Oh my! Where did the time go? I must conclude with this:

    2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register.

    4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

    8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

    13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

    14Glory to God in the highest,

    and on earth peace to men on

    whom his favor rests.”

    15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

    16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

    Luke 2:1-20

    Merry Christmas, and God bless you each and every one. I treasure you dearly. Stay safe, Morgan, and a special Merry Christmas to you. 😉

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    This is good news for Rep. Duncan Hunter. To have one of the most Conservative senators (in New Hamphsire, no less!) endorse you is a big deal. Vermont is the first state to actually vote as we know it. Many people believe that whoever wins or suprisingly comes close to winning will go on to become president of the United States. Below is a copy of that endorsement:

    Dear New Hampshire Friends:

    After spending several weeks listening to all of the candidates, I have decided to support Congressman Duncan Hunter for President. I do not take this decision lightly. There are a lot of fine men running for this office and I know that many of you may have already made your choice. Your vote in the “First in the Nation Primary” is a very precious and personal right. Your decision will likely determine who will be the next leader of the free world. What an awesome responsibility! I only ask that you give serious consideration to the points that I make in this letter of endorsement for Congressman Hunter before you vote.

    The Republican Party, but more importantly our nation, needs strong conservative and inspirational leadership as we continue to face the threats to our liberty in the form of immorality, corruption, terrorism, a mountain of debt, border insecurity, loss of jobs and attempts to weaken our national defense. Here is why Duncan Hunter is that leader!

    I am sure that you are aware that I fought the battle for the conservative cause in New Hampshire for over 20 years. It was not an easy battle. Conservatives pay a heavy price for standing up for their principles. I can speak from personal experience on that. The Republican Party has lost its majority in Congress because it slowly and steadily has walked away from the “core values” that have made it a great party for the past 150 years in America . Remember Ronald Reagan? Liberals and moderates worked hard to defeat him in the New Hampshire primary in 1980 but he prevailed in spite of them! He will be remembered as one of our greatest Presidents because he stood on principle, but also because we conservatives in New Hampshire gave him the victory that propelled him to the White House! When President Reagan came into the oval office in the morning, he knew exactly where he wanted to take the country. He did not need an inbox full of directions, consultants, polls or focus groups to tell him what his core values were. There will never be another Ronald Reagan but fellow Californian Duncan Hunter can pick up the Reagan torch and light the way for America to come back from the dangers we now face. Congressman Hunter is a moral man, an inspirational leader and a no nonsense conservative who will always put “principle above politics” in the image of the late great New Hampshire patriot Meldrim Thomson.

    I had the enormous privilege to serve with Congressman Hunter for 18 years in Congress. He has been my personal friend for nearly 25 years. I can personally attest that he is a man of impeccable moral and family values, a great patriot and a leader. I have seen him fight even when others were prepared to give up. Congressman Hunter inspired me and many other young conservatives in the 1980s to continue the fight even when it was bleak. This has not been an easy campaign for Congressman Hunter. While he has been out on the campaign trail his son has been serving in Iraq and the Hunters lost their entire home in the recent fires in Southern California . He has been largely ignored by the pollsters and the media. I urge the people of New Hampshire to send a message to the pollsters and the Washington media elite. The people elect a President not the pollsters! You have the opportunity to do for the nation what you did when you elected President Reagan in 1980 by sending Duncan Hunter out of New Hampshire with a big win and on to the White House in January of 2009! Can you imagine listening to CNN and all of the talking heads trying to explain how they were wrong as Hunter claimed victory? Wouldn’t that be worth the price of admission? You can make it happen with your vote in January! Do not be intimidated by these spinmasters. You control the destiny of America and not them!

    The American people need to take control of this country. We are a republic, not a democracy. We elect leaders to stand up for us as they make decisions. Duncan Hunter has proven that he can lead. He has been tested. If given the chance as President, he will inspire people, young and old, to rally to our nation in this time of need. Congressman Duncan Hunter for 25 years has stood up for the rights of the unborn, to balance the budget, to cut the pork out of the spending bills, to strengthen our national defense by supporting our troops and providing them the weapons they need, to seal off our borders by building a fence along the US/Mexican border and to keep American jobs in America. He is a known entity. You do not have to guess about what he might do on these critical threats to our security. Imagine President Duncan Hunter leading our nation and using the “bully pulpit” to lead on these issues! I am proud to support this great American patriot for President. If you really want to see change, then I urge you to vote for him. He is what American needs now more than ever! Thank you!

    Senator Bob Smith
    Tuftonboro, N.H. and Sarasota, Florida.

    As I remember, for full disclosure’s sake, Sen. Smith did leave the Republican Party for about a month or two while he was running for president in 2000. Many people did not forgive him for that. I was one of them. At least for a while.

    Why did I not forgive him? If you want change, if you want to help, then you should do it from within. That used to be my philosophy. I do not know what has happened to my party, but it certainly is not the fiscally responsible, pro-life, pro- all the Amendments – the Constitution – the Declaration of Independence, and just plain decency along with the will to fight for what is believed to be correct. I do not see this anymore, and maybe Sen. Smith saw this before I did. Either way, all is forgiven. How could it not when I am sitting here wondering where can I go?

    Today is Samantha Burns’ OTA Weekend and Open Trackback Linkfest Haven Oasis. Please have a nice weekend, and please have a wonderful and safe Merry ChristMass. Please keep our men and women who cannot be at home during this season because they are protecting our liberties close to your heart. Also remember their families, the empty chair for Daddy or Mommy, keep them in your prayers. Maybe if you know someone like that, you may even bake them some cookies or see if there is a need. Come on. ‘Tis the season to give. Thank you.

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    No matter how much we enjoy giving and receiving gifts, eating large, and spending time with our loved ones; there would be NO reason for the government to completely shut down, for the mail to be overloaded, for that special glow in our hearts if Jesus had not been born into this world to sacrifice Himself so that we may be saved. Just think about that this Christmas Day, because, for most of us, it is not our birthday! 😉

    There is nothing I can think of that is more delightful than that of a newborn child. Don’t forget to take the time to smell the roses, notice the homeless and hungry, praise your brother/sister when they do something well, etc.

    I realize that not everyone is a Christian. So what and why are celebrating? Could it be the peace and goodwill toward men that is filling the air? That’s okay. I much prefer it myself. You don’t need a reason to celebrate, just don’t try to take away mine and we’ll get along divinely. Otherwise, we are going to bump heads.

    If my writing about my beliefs bothers you, tough. May I suggest you start your own blog? Families have members with which not everyone agrees all the time about everything. I have no expectation of my readers! It is called FREEDOM. Just be delightful about it and see if your life isn’t improved…

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    Did I happen to mention my computer crashed today? It was really weird. Too bad we don’t make computers in America anymore. If we did, I might look around…Anyway, I think I found a way to work this. Let us see, eh? 😉

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    I am reposting this article about the murder of over 340 children and adults in a school in Russia, because Time decided to choose Putin as their Man of the Year. Also, because it brought back to me the words to express myself. I have forgotten how to write. I must admit, I have grown weary. I am not so weary, however, that I will EVER give up. Originally written on September 4, 2004.

    Islamofascists murder over 340.

    I have been struggling with how to write this article and what to say. Obviously, my prayers and thoughts go out to the people directly affected and those indirectly affected. I am so angry and sad. If good reporters are not supposed to feel anything, then I guess I will never be a good reporter. I haven’t been able to write until I had to, to keep from…!

    Some women (and I suspect men) Muslims took over a school Tuesday, August 31, 2004. They murdered most of the people and children. This was not about negotiating, revenge, liberation, or Putin. This happened because we are in WWIV, and people had better wake up to that fact. Today. Do you remember the bombing in Bali? Well, that isn’t America, so I guess that doesn’t include us, huh? How about on a train in Spain, Casa Blanca, Russia, Sudan, Kenya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, England, Australia, Italy, Greece, and on and on? Well, that isn’t on American soil, so I guess it doesn’t really matter, right? THIS SOUNDS LIKE 1936, ’37, ’38, ’39, ’40, AND 41!!! Don’t be so ignorant! It makes me want to cry. I thought we learned that genocide would never happen again, and yet it is happening. You are the ones who want to let it happen. You would have gotten along well with Hitler.

    What keeps coming back to me is this: Have you forgotten? We used to have Twin Towers in NYC. We had to repair the Pentagon, and a plane went down in a field in PA because some brave men gave their lives that we might live. Do you really want to spit in their face? Are you that brave? I call you cowards. You don’t want to fight because you either blame America or you are a communist. Either way, I would, at this point in time, put you all in a pile and make sure that the next attack happened precisely where you were. Ideally, I pray there is no attack, but you who don’t care-really make me mad.

    Oh, you have your little sayings: We support the troops but hate the war, No blood for oil, It’s the economy stupid. This is Bush’ war, etc. Let me answer these for you. You cannot support the troops without supporting the mission. It is impossible. You depress them, and they are dying for you. Is that how you show your appreciation, you selfish childish people!

    No blood for oil. Okay. Start walking and turn your heat/air conditioner off. No? Then shut the hell up. We pay for everything we use, unlike some of the parasites that live among us.

    So, you believe that the economy is the most important issue? Have you ever heard the expression: “You can’t take it with you?” What good is money if you’re dead. Tell me! Now! I want to know! Can’t find a job? Join the Armed Forces that you support so damn much. What? You are too afraid? Don’t worry, not everyone is cut out to be the best.

    This is Bush’ war? President Bush doesn’t live in all these other places, so it couldn’t be that. He was only in office 7 months when we were attacked for the third time on our soil. Third, you say? Do you remember Oklahoma City? Yes. Third. Forth if you want to count TWA flight 800. So, are you saying Bush asked for this war? You are a lunatic, and I will leave you to your own demise. Do you think he is going places he shouldn’t go? That is a discussion that could be had, except we are already there.

    I seem to remember many on the left clamoring about connecting the dots. Well, he did, and Saddam was smack dab in the middle of it all. He (Saddam) paid terrorists. He harbored terrorists. He used chemical weapons against his own people. He had rape rooms, murdered or sent to die over 2 MILLION people. Are those enough dots for you? He was sending people here. Do you remember the first attack on the TWC? Where do you think the passport was from? Where did he go when he left NY? That is correct, Iraq. This is all known and documented. Get off the talking points, and my nerves, and RESEARCH.

    I did not mean to go off on people with which I disagree, but you must understand: They declared war against us. It is up to us if we are up to the challenge or if we will rot in hell because we did nothing, as was the case until 1941. I vote to move forward and kick ass.

    Please excuse my language. I am angry and I don’t have time for all these stupid idiot picketers. I didn’t even mean to bring them up, but when I get in front of the “typewriter,” I rarely know what will come up! I just hope it is good. Something good has to come out of this senseless murderous week. For every person murdered, we take out a whole city and leave them with a wasteland. I wish I could have a guarantee that only terrorists would be there at the time. I have made friends over in Iraq, and I want none of them harmed. Oh damn. Now what? And this is what the enemy knows.

    Yeah, have a good day. Oh, and by the way, you might want to say a prayer for the people in Russia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sudan, Kenya, Taiwan, Thailand, Italy, Poland, England, Australia, Netherlands, etc. My God, and people don’t see this is a world war?

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    Howdy. Things appear to move along swimmingly. I am already up to September 2004. I have a question, though. Should I carry over the number of hits from these other sites since I will be using only this site from now on? I have left instructions as to where to find the post, should anyone look for a particular post. I hate going to a post that is no longer there. I think that’s how the spammers find us!

    Have a wonderful Open Trackback Wednesday. I am enjoying Linkfest, and it is my hope you would join so I can read your great articles. However if you do not wish to join, you may trackback here as well. It is just a recommendation. Please follow the rules of respect, though. No porn, and treat others with a differing opinion with respect. That does not mean you can’t debate an issue. It does mean to remember that it is the issue you are debating, not the person. God bless each one of us. 😉

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    Good News Open Trackback Tuesday

    When I first started taking on the large task of moving 8 blogs into 1, it was quite an overwhelming thought. I had all of my blogs moved from Blogger over to WordPress, because they can import them into one site. They are numbered in the order they were imported. I didn’t realize it was going to be necessary to remember the order I imported them, but it is. That is, if you want to assign credit to the original post and where it came from. Oh well.

    As I stated Monday, I had only completed 2 transfers the first day. Would you like to know why? Because I went through 7000+ posts by pressing ‘previous posts’ over and over and over again until I reached the beginning. YIKES!

    Well, yesterday I found that all I need to do is pick out the month, leave everything else at ‘all’ or ‘any’ and press ‘filter.’ I did not know what filter meant, but it was worth the risk. Quick study, eh? lol. So now it is quicker to get to the posts I need to move over to here. Yippee! That is my good news for today. 😉

    This is open trackback Tuesday. If you have a post that you would like to share with others, feel free to post it here. If you would like to share your posts with many more people, why not join Linkfest? It is quite easy to join (it’s free), and it is mostly Conservatives. My, and they think we don’t have differing opinions? LOL. Have a wonderful day.

    PS. I will get to your posts to transfer them to the front page as soon as possible. That probably means a while for some, tomorrow for others. It will, however, get done.

    Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Linkfest: Woman Honor Thyself: Have a “DarK” Christmas?, Outside the Beltway, Blog @ MoreWhat.com, Mark My Words, third world county, Adam’s Blog, The World According to Carl, Blue Star Chronicles, Pirate’s Cove, Leaning Straight Up, Chuck Adkins, Conservative Cat, Right Voices, and OTB Sports, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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  • 7. The Amboy Times: So What do you do at Church?
  • 6. Faultline USA: Sleeping With the Bombers.
  • 5. Pirate’s CovePirate’s Cove: WTW: Love Children!
  • 4. Truth in Cosmetic Surgery Blog: Hooters Bikini Contest with a few Skeletons.
  • 3. The Amboy Times: Hajj Intimidating for Secular Reporter.
  • 2. 123beta: Good Stuff Tuesday.
  • 1. Planck’s Constant: Xenophobia Bad – Islamophobia Good.
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    Monday’s Open Trackback

    Starting today, I will be making every effort to finish moving all of my posts (written elsewhere) to this site. This is going to take considerable time. Almost all of my waking hours. I started very seriously yesterday and I got 2 finished, 7000+ to go. This is not encouraging! However, I am going to accomplish this task. (Please pray for me. lol)

    I shall post a linkfest everyday, and I will add your post to the front page as soon as possible. Remember, I will be quite busy. So please be patient. I pray for everyone to have a Merry ChristMass with Good Will Towards Men. (Ladies, that includes us, because the Bible is referring to Mankind. So don’t allow your panties to get in a bunch! lol) Have a nice day.

    Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Linkfest: Faultline USA: This Careful Generation, Right Truth: Osama bin Laden, Adam’s Blog: DragonLady’s World, Post of the Day for December 17, 2007, Blue Star Chronicles: Beer Monday: Democrats who need to learn to duck, Pirate’s Cove, Celebrity Smack: Saugage Links, The Pink Flamingo, The Bullwinkle Blog, Dumb Ox Daily News: Ron Paul: No Shortage of Enthusiasm or …, and Conservative Cat, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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  • The Florida Masochist: Gambling on Florida.
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  • 9. Mark My Words: Karma bitch slaps a bitch.
  • 8. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
  • 7. third world county: We’re All Cretins.
  • 6. Wolf Pangloss: Antifa’s Fascist Aunty.
  • 5. Wolf Pangloss: Is This the New Normal?
  • 4. Mark My Words: The taming of a shrewd.
  • 3. Right Voices: Oh Happy Day: Telecoms Get Immunity, Dodd Doesn’t Get His Way, And The Nutroots Live Up To Their Name.
  • 2. 123beta: Send A Christmas Card To The ACLU.
  • 1. Conservative Cat: Boots the Cat, Episode 1: The Choosing.
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    What a game it was, too! You can find many stories written about today’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Rams, but I chose to go right to horse’s mouth.

    “Favre then passed the Dolphins’ Hall of Famer on the first play of the Packers’ next series with 23 seconds gone in the fourth quarter. The game was halted as Driver hugged Favre and other teammates patted him on the shoulder pads. Public address announcer Jim Holder acknowledged the record, prompting a huge ovation, and Favre shook hands with referee Ron Winter before flipping the souvenir ball to an attendant on the sideline.”

    Brett Favre has now passed the football for nearly 35 miles professionally! He made sure that Dan Marino received his due credit. “I’ve said this all along: I’ve never considered myself to be in the same league as Dan Marino,” Favre said. “What a great passer, maybe the greatest passer ever.” Dan Marino’s carreer passing record is 61,361 yards in 17 seasons. Brett’s record is now 61,405 yards in 17 years. Yes, what a game! (Read the rest of the article.)

    PS: Ya know, you CAN digg my articles for me. If you like the article? If you just want to help me? Oh, go on! Do it! Please? lol.

    Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Linkfest: Right Truth, Outside the Beltway, Adam’s Blog, Right Truth, Shadowscope, Global American Discourse, Big Dog’s Weblog, Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker, Chuck Adkins, Right Voices, The Midnight Sun, Faultline USA, 123beta, The World According to Carl, Stuck On Stupid, The Pink Flamingo, and Pursuing Holiness, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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  • 10. Potbelly Stove: U.S. Team Applies the Brakes at Bali.
  • 9. Potbelly Stove: Simple Numbers to Shape Climate Talks. Oops! Please go to #10. 😉
  • 8. Faultline USA: This Careful Generation.
  • 7. third world county: Dim Logic.
  • 6. The Florida Masochist: The Knuckleheads of the Day award.
  • 5. The Florida Masochist: Farewell to two friends.
  • 4. The Florida Masochist: AOL- Don’t do me any favors.
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  • Right Truth: Osama bin Laden in Bajaur Agency.
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    Naughty, Naughty Flintstones!

    I love this little video, and hope you will too. It is an evil, gross, global warming enemy, and children attacking video. If you do NOT want your children to see this, ask them to leave the room, please. While this may be a funny video for those of us who are tired of being told how to live our lives, I just wanted to give you fair warning. Have a great weekend.

    Hat tip: The Offended Blogger.

    Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Samantha Burns’: OTA Weekend, Linkfest and others: Stix Blog: A dream card game, Pirate’s Cove: TB Friday Featuring The Surrender Monkey: Toga, Toga, Toga, The World According to Carl: Open Trackback Friday, Woman Honor Thyself: WaR DogS get MedalS..Wo0p!, CommonSenseAmerica: Spare time is not always my friend…OTB, Stop the ACLU: Friday Free For All, The Virtuous Republic, Chuck Adkins, The Yankee Sailor, Outside the Beltway, nuke’s, Wake Up America, 123beta, Adam’s Blog, Shadowscope, Blue Star Chronicles, Celebrity Smack, Leaning Straight Up, The Amboy Times, Big Dog’s Weblog, Church and State, and OTB Sports, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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  • 5. Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker: Ocean Acidity Changing – Is this a problem?
  • 4. Right Truth: Sunday Reading List 12/16/07.
  • 3. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
  • 2. Planck’s Constant: Difference between Islamic and Infidel Sport Stars.
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    Politics 101

    If you have no plans, no policies, no ideas, make up a big lie and have everyone including the press repeat it. Sooner or later they will give in and believe you. Rosemary

    If you intend to run for office, have strong convictions, a way to easily convey your message, always remain true to your convictions, and be satisfied with the outcome. Rosemary

    One of these quotes was written about the Left, one of them was written about Conservatives. It is up to you to decide which is which. If it takes you more than an instant, maybe you should do some soul searching and a lot more reading about the founding of our great country!

    I have a few articles I would like to share with you in this post. The first one has to with an angry Senate who does not have the time to fund our troops, yet it can vote to hold in contempt Karl Rove, retired political advisor to President Bush, and Josh Bolton, President Bush’s Chief of Staff. Hat tip to Fox News.

    Lawmakers of both parties say Congress shouldn’t threaten to cite someone with contempt and not follow through.

    “I vote for the contempt citations knowing that it’s highly likely to be a meaningless act,” Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said. “In this context we have no alternative.”

    Specter and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, joined 10 Democrats to report the citation to the full Senate. All seven no votes came from Republicans. [Continue reading.]

    Apparently the Congress would like to peek at privileged discussions about the firing of 8 US Attorneys, rather than do the work they were hired to do. If you ask my opinion, the president did not fire enough of them! Hey, do you think I can have a peek of Hillary’s notes taken by one her aides? Hmm…lol.

    Next I would like to discuss my friend who happens to be a talk show host, Gregg Jackson. He was interviewed by Jan Mickelson because Gregg used to live in Massachusetts under Gov. Romney’s Commonwealth Care. There are many things the public has yet to learn about this man, and all you have to do is listen to Jan’s taped interview. The link for this the one which includes Jan’s name.

    It is amazing to me how Conservatives can allow themselves to be led around by their noses just to remain in power. If we have no Conservative, I’d rather not be in office. At least that way, we would stop being blamed for all of these RINO’s. (Republican in name only.) I’m certain the Left feels as strongly about their candidates as I do. After all, we just have a difference of policy opinions. We are not enemies. At least I hope not.

    For a change of venue, let us look at the House of Representatives. I don’t know if they are representing you and me, but they certainly are representing al Qaida! I love the way Jay puts it: “222 morons would rather have blood on their hands for following a moronic moral code that is politically popular than to do what’s necessary to save lives when it comes down to it. No matter, this bill’s final fate ends with the President’s veto pen. I have a feeling we will all soon be missing President Bush on some issue. Hat tip: Stop the ACLU.

    This next one is an e-mail, and they don’t have a link for it. Therefore I am going to present it in its entirety, because it is that important.

    Black Activists Condemn Philadelphia City Council’s Boy Scout Eviction.

    Washington, D.C. – Black activists from the Project 21 leadership network are condemning the Philadelphia City Council’s decision to evict the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from its regional headquarters after the city failed to reach a compromise with the Boy Scouts on a gay rights policy.

    “I live close to Philadelphia and am aware of the problems plaguing the city,” said Project 21 member Jimmie Hollis. “The fact that the City Council is taking exception to the Boy Scouts is an outrage. With so much to fix, why are they so willing to instead hobble an organization trying to help people?”

    On June 1, the BSA’s Cradle of Liberty Council will be forced out of the Bruce Marks Council Service Center because it will not rescind its policy of prohibiting homosexual members. City Councilman Darrell L. Clarke told the New York Times, “you cannot be in a city-owned facility being subsidized by the taxpayers and not have language in your lease that talks about nondiscrimination.” This date became final last week when the City Council broke off negotiations with the BSA.

    BSA spokesman Gregg Shields told the Times, “we believe that open homosexuality would be inconsistent with the values that we want to communicate with our leaders.” This policy was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000, when the Court ruled the BSA is a private organization that can set its own membership rules under the protection of the First Amendment.

    The Marks Center was built by the BSA, but the half-acre parcel of land on which it is located is owned by the city. A city council vote last May struck down the ordinance that granted the BSA a special $1 a year lease. BSA leaders say they cannot pay the estimated market-value lease of $200,000 a year while continuing to serve their 69,000 local members, provide in-school training and after-school mentoring programs and send 800 needy children summer camp.

    While the Cradle of Liberty Council was thought to be willing to enact a policy statement previously agreed to by the BSA’s New York chapters saying that “prejudice, intolerance and unlawful discrimination in any form are unacceptable” without dropping its homosexual prohibition, Philadelphia officials preemptively said that, if it did so, the BSA would still be violating the city law.

    “If the Boy Scouts were anti-God, championed homosexuality and were anti-establishment, I would venture to say they would find themselves welcome in Philadelphia. It’s the fact that they stick to and seek to promote a responsible and reasonable code of ethics that makes them a target of the anti-family left that tends to dominate urban governments such as Philadelphia’s these days,” said Project 21 chairman Mychal Massie.

    Project 21, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research, has been a leading voice of the African-American community since 1992. For more information, contact David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or David Almasi, or visit Project 21’s website at Project 21.

    This just really makes me want to cry. Maybe if we chopped off a few heads they would stop bothering us? Cowards!!!

    I have saved one of the best for last. Have you heard about what Pope Benedict XVI had to say about the hoax of climate change? It is wonderful to finally be on the side of science, where we started, and to have all the fearmongers on the on the humanist, irrational side. If you would care to read a well reasoned article, the link is right here. Hat tip: Sonnabend.

    Well, that’s enough for now. I must be going. I still have several still to read. lol. Have a wonderful evening. 😉

    Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Linkfest: Woman Honor Thyself, The World According to Carl, Woman Honor Thyself: Israel passed its first resolution at the U.N.!, The World According to Carl: Godly Wisdom — December 14, 2007, Chuck Adkins, The Yankee Sailor, Pirate’s Cove, Outside the Beltway, Leaning Straight Up, High Desert Wanderer, Adam’s Blog, Right Voices, and Shadowscope, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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  • 3. The Florida Masochist: Someone don’t love Lucy.
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    WORLD

    M. Zuhdi Jasser was interviewed by Kathryn Jean Lopez over at NRO. This interview is posted in three sections at NRO. Here is the first one, A Muslim American, the second one, Dr. J CAIRs, A jihad against jihad, and the third one is yet to be released. This is fine article, and I recommend you read it.

    The Vets for Freedom debated in England last night. Unfortunately, I just opened the email. There is an article, however, letting our elected officials know of the importance of funding our troops before they leave for another one of their vacations.

    American troops are winning.
    By Pete Hegseth
    December 11, 2007

    However, the more things change in Iraq, the more they stay the same on Capitol Hill. For the past month, with a few off-handed exceptions, Democratic leadership on Capitol Hill has largely refused to acknowledge success. They are stuck in the talking points of June, and stuck on a narrative of failure.

    Despite the incredible progress made by our military — which has opened the door for real and sustainable political progress in Iraq — the Democratic leadership continues to insist that we de-fund the war and bring the troops home no matter what. Beholden to entrenched and noisy anti-war interest groups, the Democrat leadership in Washington seems willing to cut-off much needed funding, placing our brave troops in harms way. [Read the whole editorial.]

    This editorial isn’t hard hitting, just factual. Maybe that’s why it isn’t getting the play that it should…

    I don’t know about you, but this next article concerns deeply:

    Saudis give big to U.S. colleges.
    “There’s a possibility these campuses aren’t getting gifts, they’re getting investments,” said Clifford May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. “Departments on Middle Eastern studies tend to be dominated by professors tuned to the concerns of Arab and Muslim rulers. It’s very difficult for scholars who don’t follow this line to get jobs and tenure on college campuses.

    “The relationship between these departments and the money that pours in is hard to establish, but like campaign finance reform, sometimes money is a bribe. Sometimes it’s a tip.”

    The $40 million gift from the Saudi donor, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, was the latest in a tradition that started in the 1970s — Muslim donors pumping millions of dollars into American universities to fund Islamic studies, hire faculty specialists in Islam and fund books and seminars on the world’s second-largest religion. [Continue reading.]

    What the h***?! Thanks for the tip, M. Zuhdi Jasser, MD.

    For this next op-ed, here are words of one of the authors: “My sincere hope is that this op-ed will help serve as a sort of “political reconciliation” in our own country. It is time to put aside petty partisan differences, and rally behind the need for success in Iraq and in the Long War.” I couldn’t have said it better.

    Getting Beyond Stalemate to Win a War.
    By John Batiste and Pete Hegseth
    Saturday, December 8, 2007; Page A17

    Congress has been entangled in a war-funding debate that pits war “supporters” against antiwar “defeatists.” With all sides seemingly entrenched, a stalemate looms. The Pentagon, meanwhile, will soon begin stripping money from its training budget to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Our military men and women deserve better than partisan politics; they deserve honest assessments of our nation’s performance in fighting the Long War. [Read the whole article.]

    It is about time, too. Thank you, Vets for Freedom.

    M. Zuhdi Jasser has written another article in The Middle East Quarterly about the Flying Imams. He exposes them in a way only another Muslim could.

    Exposing the “Flying Imams”.
    Creating intermediaries in order to claim false mandate remains the root of the imams’ strategy. Organizations such as the National American Imams Federation and the Assembly of American Muslim Jurists exist to impose hierarchy and, from that self-appointed hierarchy, to establish the mandate to speak on behalf of the entire Muslim community. The Islamic Society of North America, an un-indicted coconspirator in the United States of America vs. Holy Land Foundation et al. terrorism financing trial,[28] formed a Leadership Development Center to train and indoctrinate imams.[29] On March 7, 2007, it announced a leadership certifying program for imams in conjunction with the National American Imams Federation.[30] [Continue reading.]

    No World News would be complete without an article from Michael Yon.

    Infrastructure to MRAPs.
    Al Qaeda, in particular, however, has made a point of destroying as much critical physical and human infrastructure as possible. Despite spending enormous energy trying to win their war in Iraq, it seems safe to say that al Qaeda has lost or will lose in Iraq. Yet even on the ropes, al Qaeda is still dangerous. They still blow up bridges and attack power stations. But so many groups have turned on al Qaeda that they are having a difficult time just breathing. They are still present and dangerous, but even Ansar al Sunhah has turned against them. When a group as crazy as Ansar al Sunnah turns against al Qaeda, AQ must be evil.

    Even criminal gangs—like local mafias—who feed off the chaos al Qaeda drags around like a fetid shadow, are now feeding information about them to American forces. [Continue reading.]

    This is a powerful read. Michael has been to Iraq and Afghanistan without the aide of any big press. He does it all by our contributions, so you may want to think of slipping him a small (or large) donation when you’re there if you enjoy his writing. Thank you. 🙂

    NATIONAL

    I believe this great group of bloggers belong in this category, because they certainly do their best to shed the light on one of the most incidious organizations operating in this county, the ACLU. Stop the ACLU has done extensive work, and they willingly share it with us so that we are able to alert our readers as well. Check out these latest posts:

    ACLU Disappointed: FISA Court Denies Access to Wiretap Records.
    Writing for the court, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates refused. Releasing the documents would reveal closely guarded secrets that enemies could used to evade detection or disrupt intelligence activities, he said. Sources could be outed, targets could be tipped off and diplomatic relations could be damaged.

    “All these possible harms are real and significant and, quite frankly, beyond debate,” Bates wrote. [Read the whole article]

    This one is hysterical. It also has the reaction from the ACLU.

    Now for the next article:

    ACLU Claims Religious Test ‘Proposed as a Necessary Qualification’ for President.
    If you can’t win your issue by the strength of your argument… then lie. Apparently that is the tactic of the ACLU if a recent “ACLU’s Diary” entry on the DailyKos by T. Jeremy Gunn is any indication. With all the talk of religion surrounding the various candidates for the GOP nomination for president lately it has obviously been driving our ACLU Director of Freedom of Religion and Belief out of his gourd. (Though, one is excused for thinking that his title is a bit misleading for it should probably be a Freedom from Religion and Belief, but be that as it may…) Gunn goes off half cocked over the supposed forced imposition of religion on the campaign for president. [Read the entire article.]

    This is scary. They are supposed some big time constitutional lawyers? They should read the constitution again. THERE IS NO RELIGIOUS TEST. Yikes!

    The National Center for Public Policy Research has sent out a press release to make us aware of an injustices and intimidation happening in Ohio by the NAACP’s local chapter. Here is an exerpt:

    Black Activists Renew Condemnation of Local Ohio NAACP Chapter for Interference in School Play.
    Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 black leadership network have renewed criticism of the Butler County (Ohio) chapter of the NAACP and its executive director over the group’s new call for federal intervention into a local school district. The NAACP is protesting a student presentation of the Agatha Christie play “And Then There Were None.”

    Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie says the local NAACP chapter chairman, Gary Hines, deceived him when Hines told Massie that he is not trying to intimidate Lakota administrators or its school board. Hines repeatedly insisted to Massie that he was not attempting to have the play canceled. Massie considers Hines’ request for federal intervention a contradiction of this assertion. [Read the entire press release.]

    Sounds rather uncouth to me, as if anyone cares.

    OMG! You may believe this next article, but how did we get here?

    Democrats Vote Yes to Ramadan, But No To Christmas.
    War on Christmas? Bah!

      From the office of GOP Rep. Steve King:

      Congressman Steve King reacted this morning to the nine “NO” votes on his resolution to honor Christmas and the Christian faith. The vote shocked Capitol Hill observers because votes on similar resolutions honoring the holidays of Islam and Hinduism passed without any NO votes.

    [Please read the entire article.]

    There is also a video. Unbelievable.

    LOCAL

    Boy, is this one a doosey:

    California Budget Deficit Reaches $14 Billion, Growing.
    Friends:

    Six weeks after the legislature passed, and the Governor signed a “balanced budget”—in September, 2007, the deficit ballooned to $6.1 billion.

    Then a month ago, the Finance Department announced the deficit was $10 billion.

    All along, the California Political News and Views believed the two year budget deficit would be $20 billion.

    Last night the Department of Finance announced that the deficit is now $14 billion…and could grow. We still have six and a half more months before the end of the fiscal year. We still believe the deficit will reach $20 billion. [Read the entire article.]

    This is serious, because the state of California’s economic well-being or recession effects the entire United States. If you want to know what it is like to live under total democrat control, look no further than California. I have an inclination to run for office, just to save our state! We’ll see…

    What irony. I just looked at my email and found this: California Piglet Book for California! LOL. You can go to that link and read all the hard work Citizens Against Government Waste and The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation have put into collecting this data. Wow.

    Posts I’ve trackbacked to at Linkfest: Dumb Ox Daily News, Big Dog’s Weblog, The Bullwinkle Blog, Adam’s Blog, and Leaning Straight Up, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    Also, I’ve trackbacked to these sites: ACLU Disappointed: FISA Court Denies Access to Wiretap Records, ACLU Claims Religious Test ‘Proposed as a Necessary Qualification’ for President, Scrooges on the Hill: Saying no to Christmas resolution and Democrats Vote Yes to Ramadan, But No To Christmas.

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  • 6. The Florida Masochist: Florida the rules are different here Chapter CLXV.
  • 5. The Florida Masochist: Learning Chinese.
  • 4. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
  • 3. The Florida Masochist: Blog Discipline.
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    Open Trackback Tuesday

    Here we are again, it’s Tuesday, and I don’t really have anything prepared. I’ve been relaxing, because I don’t want to allow the stress to get to me. Besides, I have too many e-mails yet to read. I will probably end up posting them tomorrow.

    Anyway, this is Open Trackback Tuesday. If you are not already member of Linkfest, just click on the link and follow the directions. It really is good for readership, and you can meet some very savvy people. If you don’t want to join Linkfest, that’s too bad, but you can still trackback here. Just remember my rule, no porn. Everyone have a nice day, Happy Hanukkah or Merry Christmas. 😉

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    Monday Nite Football is no longer on abc TV. It is on ESPN. That is all good and well if you are one of those people who wastes your money on cable TV! Yes, I consider it a waste, but that is not the reason I hate abc. Is the Super Bowl supposed to be on cable, too? Is this a silly question?

    I think not. They claimed that they weren’t making money. Is this so? NO, it is not. Football is more watched than basketball and baseball. So why did they sell out? Could it be that it’s because the players are predominately black? No, I don’t think so, to be fair. I just thought I would throw that in their faces as they do to almost everything I believe in and take a stand.

    So why do I hate them? They took it off the air. Monday Nite Football has a song, a theme, many, many fans, and it’s only on 16 weeks out of the year. That’s all there is to it. I don’t know why, and frankly I don’t care why. I just know that they ruined my life.

    I can put up with all the democrat hacks they have on as ‘seriously objective’ talk show hosts on Sunday morning. I cannot live without my Monday Nite football. So, “SCREW YOU, ABC!”

    Shweeh! I finally got that off my chest. Now if only I could figure out why it took me until after 6:30 pm to get on the computer today…

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    Today I am just going to post some of the articles I have already written, because I do not think I shall be posting anymore about the NIE. That is, of course, unless something is said about it that is wrong, Wrong, WRONG! Here we go:

  • Iran’s no problem, they’ve only be at war with us for 28 years (1st).
  • Is DNI trying to sabotage intelligence? (2nd)
  • More info on the NIE (3rd).
  • Tikrit Law School affiliates with Baltimore Law School.
  • Chaotic Confidence.
  • Flag-raising Marks Culmination of Airman’s Dream.
  • Obstacle clearing teams keep Anbar roadways safe.
  • Air Force firefighters teach Iraqis blaze fighting basics.
  • Army Mechanics Go Distance to Keep Wheels Rolling.
  • Paratroopers from Five Nations Jump in ‘Bright Star’.
  • From the list of my last 10 posts, I imagine you can understand why I hate to be distracted by beauratic idiots. IMHO.

    I STRONGLY RECOMMEND Debbie’s interview with a man who served at Pearl Harbor in the 1980’s. To all of our men, women and children who have endured this unbearable era of our history, thank you for not being so selfish so that we did not lose our nation. You did well, and I thank you all for each sacrifice. God bless you.

    Michelle Malkin also has a great passage for today’s 66th Year Remembrance of that day of Infamy. HAT/TIP: Steve who is a commenter at Right Truth.

    I hope you enjoy them. This is my regularly scheduled day for the Open Trackback Alliance. It is run by Samantha Burns, and I would like anyone who is interested in joining to just click on the symbol below for more information.

    I am also linking to Linkfest’s ‘Linkfest Haven Oasis.’ These linkfests are a fantastic aide for you to improve your readership, if you are interested. Just remember that at this site, there is no place for porn. If you want to place your cooking tips, sports scores and talk, politics, religion, international news, counterterrorism news, misc. or any such matter, it is welcomed here. Have a great weekend, and God bless you. (For my Jewish friends, G-d bless you, and Happy Hannikkah!)

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    More info on the NIE

    Days after the initial release of the National Intelligence Estimate, there are yet more questions and articles. As I am not an ‘expert’ in this field, I would like to take this time to provide yet more ‘expert’ input.

    A gentleman has left me a comment querying into the veracity of my last post. He was rather kind, while he may disagree with me, so I am going to attempt to try to satisfy his search for answers to back up my assertions. Here is his comment:

    Try as I might, I couldn’t find a fact to back up your assertion that the intelligence community is anti-Bush. And even if these 16 separate intelligence agencies are anti-Bush, maybe it is because they are anti-bulls#*t and pro-American.

    I have decided not to post his name, because I do not wish to be unfair to him. I only wish to clear up matters.

    First I have Decoding the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program, written by Prof. Gerald M. Steinberg.

    While the NIE states that the U.S. intelligence community has “high confidence” that the Iranians halted their nuclear weapons program in 2003, it also states that it has only “moderate confidence” that Tehran has not restarted the program.1 In contrast, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has said that while it is “apparently true that in 2003, Iran stopped pursuing its military nuclear program for a certain period of time,” nonetheless, he adds that “in our estimation, since then it is apparently continuing with its program to produce a nuclear weapon.”2 [Continue reading.]

    Since this is a Jewish intelligence source, I shall also introduce another. This person everyone is well familiar with, because you either like him or him. No matter. He used to work at the State Department, and he also worked at the UN.

    This is what Ambassador John Bolton has to say about the NIE:

    The Flaws In the Iran Report

    The real differences between the NIEs are not in the hard data but in the psychological assessment of the mullahs’ motives and objectives. The current NIE freely admits to having only moderate confidence that the suspension continues and says that there are significant gaps in our intelligence and that our analysts dissent from their initial judgment on suspension. This alone should give us considerable pause. [Continue reading.]

    John R. Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is the author of “Surrender Is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations and Abroad.” He is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

    There are five very important points that he makes in this Washington Post editorial. He knows intelligence. He is an expert. I suggest you read this short article.

    Maybe you would like to hear from a trusted Democrat, Sen. Lieberman?

    CNBC “Kudlow & Company” Interview with Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT)
    Interviewer: Larry Kudlow
    Subject: Iran’s Nuclear Program and the National Intelligence Estimate
    .

    MR. KUDLOW: Today’s blockbuster headline from the New Intelligence Estimate says Iran stopped making nukes in 2003. But Senator Joe Lieberman, independent Democrat from Connecticut, told me that Iran is still a very dangerous place. Take a look.

    (Begin videotaped interview.)

    SEN. LIEBERMAN: Well, what I make of it is that there’s some encouraging news in this National Intelligence Estimate, which is that the Iranians apparently have stopped one part of their nuclear weapons program. But the headline you just read shows the danger here, which is that people will reach a conclusion that all of our concern about Iran building nuclear weapons was misplaced, it’s over, there’s no problem. If you read this report, this intelligence report, you see that that’s not true. It says very clearly Iran has both the capacity and intention to build a nuclear weapon. And in fact, they are focused now on the first, most important thing that they need to do, which is to enrich uranium. So this is not cause for complacency. There’s still a lot about what Iran is doing that should concern us and encourage us to keep the economic and diplomatic pressure on them. [You must be registered to read the rest. I am not.]

    Please read them all. I could not even start to summarize all the data forth coming. This is a a link to keep on eye on the ME from Irsael Intelligence, and this is a great link to gather information on Iran. After you have read the links I have provided, I rest my case. I hope this satisfatory. I do not wish to mislead anyone who may read my posts. Thank you, and have a great day.

    This is my Open Trackback Alliance and Linkfest post. I hope I can finally write about something other than this NIE. Really. There is too much happening in this world to be dragged into a non-debate over beaurocratic bs. I hope everyone is having a very nice day.

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    Many of the newspapers and TV Variety Shows (formerly known as newscasts) have found it their purpose in this war to sabotage all of President Bush’ efforts to keep us safe every since September 11, 2001. They will not show what happened that day, but God forbid someone should shoot someone in a war! They are right there and ready with a camera, getting all their information from the nearest terrorist.

    Enough about them. Let us now turn our eyes on the three people who delivered the National Intelligence Estimate. You will find it quite interesting if I were to tell you that all three of these people were against the Iraq war from the beginning, they came from the State Department, and one even believes Iran should be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon [heard on Rush Limbaugh’s program], would you not?

    Therefore I am going to refer you to an article written by the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal online:

    Our own “confidence” is not heightened by the fact that the NIE’s main authors include three former State Department officials with previous reputations as “hyper-partisan anti-Bush officials,” according to an intelligence source. They are Tom Fingar, formerly of the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research; Vann Van Diepen, the National Intelligence Officer for WMD; and Kenneth Brill, the former U.S. Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

    For a flavor of their political outlook, former Bush Administration antiproliferation official John Bolton recalls in his recent memoir that then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage “described Brill’s efforts in Vienna, or lack thereof, as ‘bull–.'” Mr. Brill was “retired” from the State Department by Colin Powell before being rehired, over considerable internal and public protest, as head of the National Counter-Proliferation Center by then-National Intelligence Director John Negroponte.

    If you did not read my latest article, I specifical stated that Mr. Negroponte should have been fired in 2001 along with George Tenet for allowing the disaster of September 11, 2001 and a terrible run of the aftermath of the Afghanistan war, let alone the awful destruction to our foreign policy in Iraq.

    Another odd and curious factor is that the only action I can recall (as the Journal also notes) is the invasion into Iraq. Is this the ‘international’ fear that scared Iran? It was enough to scare Ghadafi, so who knows. This use of force is, however, the only thing the Iran ‘government’ understands. Truly. So they stopped for a minute. How do we know this? Did they say so?

    Well, I think not. This was also the time when Iranian dissidents showed us where there clandestine nuclear program was being used. Yes, President Bush did punt the ball over to the useless Europeans, but he had his reasons. Not that I agree with them, but so be it. It was years later that they finally went to their sacred cow, the UN. Remember, this was after Iran demanded that the Italian inspector be banned from the team, because he could not be bought or show symathy toward the Iranian ‘government’.

    Which brings to the last paragraph of this article:

    The larger worry here is how little we seem to have learned from our previous intelligence failures. Over the course of a decade, our intelligence services badly underestimated Saddam’s nuclear ambitions, then overestimated them. Now they have done a 180-degree turn on Iran, and in such a way that will contribute to a complacency that will make it easier for Iran to build a weapon. Our intelligence services are supposed to inform the policies of elected officials, but increasingly their judgments seem to be setting policy. This is dangerous.

    One thing we may all agree on that we can take away from this NIE: Intelligence does not equal common sense. Too many people claim to be intelligent, not enough of our common sense folks are working in the government…hey! Is that another indication of good sense? Hmm…

    This is my contribution to Open Trackback Wednesday. Enjoy.

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    I will most likely go off deep end while writing this post, because people are idiots and it’s beginning to really bug me. I try to be a nice person. I try not to call people names. I try not to insult other’s intelligence. So don’t insult mine, okay?!

    I am going to list a number of issues that the National Intelligence Estimate leaves unanswered. (Scroll down to “Key Judgments”):

    1. In 1991, the CIA was not aware that Saddam Hussein was only 6 months away from completing his first nuclear weapon. They did not know this until it was discovered by the Inspectors. Mistake number 1.

    2. The CIA told us that there were WMD in Iraq, specifically, George Tenet. (Here is a Foreign Missile Developments and the Ballistic Missile Threat Through 2015.)

    3. The CIA told us there were no WMD. They also declared these weapons could not have left the country. Oh? What are they, psychic? I know a good psychiatrist for them!

    4. Then they went back to not knowing whether or not they had WMD, but we just haven’t found them yet. Could you rely on this type of information? I certainly wouldn’t! Especially after there is already troops on the ground. Whether or not Saddam was playing a game to fool his neighbors, he lied. You do not lie to the USA. And for you yahoos, you do not lie to the UN. Game, set, match.

    5. In 2005, the NIE declared that Iran had reconstituted its nuclear program after talks with the EU-3 plus the USA had failed. Which is it? Did they stop in 2003 like Ghadafi, or did they not?

    6. The NIC consists of over 20 different intelligence agencies, some of which we will never know the names of, unlike the CIA. Yes, CIA, that is a slap in your face. How can you be clandestine when you are always showing up on the front page of the NY Times with all of your leaks?

    7. From all of those agencies, only about 30 people decided which intelligence to go forward with and assess. I believe these to be intelligence people.

    8. This information then goes into the hands of the State Department. Does anyone who reads this site not know how I feel about the State Dept? I want it defunded and gone. Can I make it any clearer?

    Then about 3-6 take all the intel from all the agencies and determine what they are going to say. That is how we end up with crap like this. Negroponte should have been fired along Tenet in 2001. George W., I do not understand you.

    9. Iran claims they are working on them. ElBeirdi (sp?) says they have the 3000 centrifuges. Russia says they have a program (which Russia is helping them build), so they ought to know!

    So why did publish a 2 1/2 page summary of 187 classified report (which some of the departments do not agree with their conclusions) at this time? Could it be political? Yes. They are supposed to display facts. They are not supposed to make any conclusions. That is the job of the president. I only wish many more people would realize their place in public office, such as the Congress. When will they pay our Soldiers?

    Update: And one more thing. The onus is NOT on us. It is on Iran. They, after all, have been murdering us for 28 years. When are we going to stand up to these cowards?

    Today’s open trackback will be dedicated to the way President Bush almost stood up to those reporters. It would be nice if he would stop using the same words over and over again. Oh well…

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    Chaotic Confidence

    As I sit here watching two football games on the boob-tube and listening to one on the radio, I am also reading and posting articles that should have been posted a while back. I am so glad all this information is stored in a computer instead of my room, because oh boy! what a mess that would be!

    I have read about Air Force sharpshooters, Iraqi Police recruitments, and Paratroopers from Five Nations gathered for the ‘Bright Star’ jump. All of these articles are exciting and give me hope for the future of America.

    I have just updated the articles available to you. They are Army Mechanics Go Distance to Keep Wheels Rolling, Air Force firefighters teach Iraqis blaze fighting basics, Obstacle clearing teams keep Anbar roadways safe and Flag-raising Marks Culmination of Airman’s Dream. They are well worth reading, and they are below this post on the same site. Enjoy!

    Now if only we could get our polititians to act like Americans…

    So where is the chaos? Where is the confidence? I am in chaos, and God and our military is my confidence. (Mostly God, but I wanted to include our military. These fellas are doing great deeds.)

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    CentCom Round-up and other news

    There are some articles which seem to miss the newspapers and dead news for which I deem important, therefore I will be sharing them with you. Our Military is doing one heck of a job, and they deserve any and all recognition we can offer them. Please write some at your own site. You don’t have to be in the Military to write about it. Just ask the NY Times! /sarcasm

    RCT-2 takes to the skies to cover AO.

    In a 30,000 square mile patch of desert, roughly the size of South Carolina, it isn’t easy to have eyes and ears everywhere. Regimental Combat Team 2, the unit in control of the northwestern piece of Iraq’s Al Anbar Province, has taken an elevated approach to the problem, and regularly fields an Aero Scout group to the far corners, cliffs and caves of the western Euphrates River valley. [Continue reading.]

    This next article from CentCom is pretty riveting. Four men against over thirty trucks with heavy weapons, they are successful. It is an amazing story. I can only imagine it is one of many just like his.

    Unfortunately, I’m afraid I am falling asleep. Therefore I shall add some news articles when I wake up. The link to this previous article is Pilots’ valor honored for thwarting ambush. It is fascinating, and I wish there were more like these out there.

    Update: The Army/Navy game is on, so the other news will posted on my next article. Now it’s back to the Army-3; Navy-38 game. GO NAVY!

    Update 2: The final score is in, 3-38, but it is not reflective of the great game the Army played. They had some very unfortunate things happen. Two fumbles, one at the ten yard line which we scored a touchdown, and the other was on the one yard line. You held our defense pretty well and our offense. I think you just gave up in the fourth quarter when the score was 3-24. (This was also the score at halftime.) It was a great game, and everyone should be proud the teams. Godspeed.

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    I received some disturbing news this evening. Have you heard anything about this? Apparently this Somalian refugee was plotting to blow up a mall in Ohio in the year 2002 because he didn’t like the way the war was being fought in AFGHANISTAN. Ya see, the reporting about USA Soldiers killing innocent Afghanistanis bothered him. Hmm. I wonder who was reporting that? The New York Times? The Washington Post)?

    So you see, words DO mean something. So when you open your mouth, write an article, or communicate in any form, make sure it is accurate and stand by it. Say what you mean and mean what you say. That is why your poll numbers are so low, George.

    Now that that’s off my chest, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Back in the day when you stole a man’s horse, they hanged you. Today? You can give material aid to our enemies and what happens? Nuradin Abdi only has to wait 10 years before he can carry out his plan! What the hell? I am living in the Twillight Zone. Scottie, beam me up…

    Source(s): Fox News and American Congress for Truth.

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    5001

    Today I have reached 5001 hits! (I know it’s odd, but I missed the 5000th.) I am very grateful for this seeing as I’ve only opened this site on June 12, 2007, and I’ve been back and forth to a paid site and this one. I’ve decided to stay right here.

    The visitor came here from Blackfive’s site. The article he/she was reading is the one I wrote about Remembering Johnny ‘Mike’ Spann. He/she left this site via TALIBAN WEAPONS SMUGGLING OPERATIONS DISRUPTED. Whomever you are, thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your stop here, and I also hope you will return. Thank you.

    Today is Wednesday’s Open Trackback Day. If you would like to share your post, please feel free to do so. The only request I have is that is not porn. I would also like you to join Linkfest, a Conservative Open Trackback community. If you do not belong to this group yet, you may still add your trackback. I’m not a creep. lol. Just please, check it out.

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    Simplified Mitt

    Gregg Jackson has written another wonderful article about some of the facts about Mitt Romney, candidate for president of the United States, in a very thoughtful and well researched manner. I shall attempt to simplify each of the 8 points into a single sentence. It is still better if you would go read the article in whole, since he lived in Taxachusetts and I did not.

    Romney: Secrets The Media Are Hiding From You.

    1. Mitt Romney was elected governor of Massachusetts on a pro-homosexual, pro-gun control and a pro-abortion agenda.

    2. Is he that liberal? He resided over the Big Dig which killed several people, yet he left it under democrat control, and he imposed a mandatory health care disaster only Hillary could love.

    3. What about pro-life? His health care plan covers abortions, and his record strongly supports his political leanings to pro-abortionists.

    *4. Well, family values are better? He not only signed into law the homosexual marriage law, but he went as far as to fire anyone whose religious beliefs contradicted with his ‘family values’ in the clerks office.

    **5. Okay. Maybe he’s a fiscal conservative? Health care premiums have doubled, and Taxachusetts now pays 75% of their income in taxes.

    6. What about judges? He passed over 27 of 36 conservative and/or GOP judges to place Democrats, independents and two homosexuals on the bench.

    7. But can we trust him? In a Pew Center Poll, only 12% of the people thought of Mitt Romney as being honest. Just ask Teddy Kennedy why…

    8. I will allow myself one quote from the article: ‘If pragmatic means “what works,” then what is it about Mitt that works? When most Americans wouldn’t vote for Mitt in spite of all the money he’s thrown out and all the media glorification, doesn’t that seem to be the opposite of pragmatism? Contrary to conservative talk radio common wisdom, Mitt is the un-pragmatic choice. If Mitt does to America what he did to the “Birthplace of American Democracy,” America will be in a nose-dive by 2012.’

    And we have run the gammit. Do you want to take a chance with someone who reminds me so much of Bill Clinton that it’s eerie? If not, you can help Duncan Hunter to rise to the top. It isn’t too late. All he needs is enough face time as they gave this loser.

    I’ll be honest with you. I do not like him. NO. It is not because of his religion, so shut up about that. He cannot use that to hide behind every time someone tries to show you the facts about his record. My God. We USE TO debate about issues. Do we need to walk on eggshells now because he chose to be a Mormon? I think not! What does everyone expect? Is it now just a beauty contest in these dangerous times we live?

    UPDATE: See what happens when you try to trim important news articles? I got it wrong.

    *”4. Romney never “signed” any same sex marriage bill. There is no law. That is the point. He ordered justices of the peace and town clerks to perform same sex marriage ceremonies or be fired, and also authorized changing the certificates from husband and wife to “partner A” and ‘partner B.” He actually broke the law by doing this since the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling in Goodridge was only an opinion that it was “unconstitutional to ban same sex marriage.” But since court decisions are just opinions and not LAW, Romney illegally ordered that same sex marriage ceremonies be performed.”

    **”5. I never said in my article that Mass. citizens pay 75% taxes. I only wrote that they will – in the future – as his socialist Health Care plan raises costs.”

    It’s good to have him help me when I make a mistake or a misquote. I do not want anyone to think I never make mistakes. I do. I rely on all of you to help me to correct them as soon as possible! That is why I have always suggested you go directly to the source. 😉

    Gregg has also offered a very good site of someone who has covered this in depth. His site is BizzyBlog, and he is our (well, mine anyway!) economic advisor. (By reading his blog. lol)

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    This is the day, Nov. 25, six years ago that CIA Special Operations Mike Spann was ambushed and murdered in Kala-Jangi (Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan) during the beginning of the war. He was interrogating Jihad Johnny at the time. We know of this jihadist because he was brought home to the states, given a trial, given a chance to live, and given another opportunity to live which he denied for Mike Spann. Am I bitter? What do you think?! (I think the little punk deserves the death penalty by a firing squad.)

    I wish I could separate the two from my mind, because Mike is so much different than that traitor. Be it as it is. That is all I will say about it.

    Mike was a very good man. He was a wonderful husband and son, His Mother and Father have a site in his honor named Honor Mike Spann. Please visit it. There is a place for you to comment. I would suggest words of encouragement. If not, do not bother. They have suffered enough. They don’t need to suffer creeps who have an axe to grind with George W. Bush. So please be respectful.

    Blackfive has written an article about Mike Spann as well, so it would be a good idea if you went over to read that one. I shall end with the words I borrowed from him that are from Mike’s wife:

    Mike’s wife, Shannon, gets the last word, “Mike is a hero not because of the way he died, but because of the way he lived.”

    Hat-tip: Blackfive.

    PS. I would like to say thank you for all of those who prayed with me for The Florida Masochist. He is doing well, and he has posted another article today. God bless you all.

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    Please pray for The Florida Masochist

    The Florida Masochist has fallen off the face of the blogosphere, and I am worried about him. He is a good friend and a great writer. I know he wasn’t feeling well, so I am asking you to pray for his health and healing. I want him back here. Thank you.

    I cannot write too much when I am worried, so I will just allow others to speak for me in this open trackback alliance and Linkfest. Thank you.

    Update: HE’S BACK! Thank you for all of your prayers. Have a wonderful day. 😉

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    In the year 1620…

    In the year 1620, the Pilgrims came to America by ship only to find a very harsh and unwelcoming country. The weather was colder than they had ever been exposed to before, and the food was scarce. They almost decided to go back where they came from, but there was ‘a thing’ that stopped them. That ‘thing’ was the Mayflower Compact.

    This set forth a government based on the faith and belief in Jesus Christ, our LORD and Saviour. As irony would have it, a communal (communist, anyone?) system was created. No one owned land. No one was to keep whatever they created or harvested. Everything belonged to the government.

    During that first winter, only 50 of the 110 people who had set forth had survived the winter. It was a horrible time. There was an Indian man, Squanto, who had been taken to Spain only to be sold to someone in England (where he learned English) who allowed him his freedom to return to his home which by this time had no longer in existence. Imagine. Squanto was enslaved during the time his whole tribe had starved to death, then he returned home at a time when there are people in need of him. You cannot tell me that God’s hand was not upon him and upon the Pilgrims.

    When the harvest came at the end of the year, they gave thanks to our LORD. The lie you have been told is that there was plenty of food. There was not. Remember, they were living in a commune. To each according to his need, from each according to their ability. Because of this creed, some people did not work. What they ate that first Thanksgiving was 5 kernels of hard corn. The corn they ate is not like the corn is today.

    When the Governor saw this, he decided that this was not the right way to promote God’s will. So he made up his mind to allow the people to own their property and be responsible for it. There was no longer to be the idea of everyone putting everything they made into the same bin as everyone else. The next year’s Thanksgiving, in the year of our LORD 1622, there was an abundance of food! Capitalism had come to America! (And it worked!)

    This practice of giving thanks to our LORD, if you will take note, took place in good times and in bad times. The eating together was for the fellowship, but the true meaning of Thanksgiving was to have a public honor and remembrance of God. It was to thank Him for His protection, His Mercy, His Love, His Grace, His Mysteries, His Son Jesus Christ, and so much more.

    Do not allow the athiests or anyone else deprive you from this Holy Day. It is, after all, up to your attitude as to whether or not you will enjoy today or not. Just remember, it is a day to honor God, the Giver and Taker of life. The Almighty King, Comforter, Holy Father.

    If you happen to feel sad today, I pray for you to receive the Joy that this world does not understand (PHIL 4:2-6). If you feel weak on this day, I pray for you to cry out to the Father, for He will Comfort you (PSALMS 72:12-14). For those of you who feel you have sinned too much to ever be forgiven, I know how you feel. I was there, and it is a LIE! A lie from satan. (ROMANS 6:15-23). I must confess, I have not been reading my Bible. No, I am not going to say, ‘Not like I should have been’, because I know I should have been. I just put it to my side to use passages when I want to do so. Please pray for me to find the courage and strength to do as I want to do, which is to read the Bible, rather than to do as my flesh wants to do. Thank you, and have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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    I may take the day off…

    I have so much work to do that I may take the day off from blogging. Actually, I will be moving some of my writings: My Newz ‘n Ideas, Causes of Interest, Knickerbocker News, DoD Daily News, DoD Daily News-2, Loving God Holy, Love America First and Love America First-2 from their old place to this blog. Now do you understand why it was so important to me to start over? lol. I needed ONE blog…period.

    I would sometimes cut/paste posts back and forth. Knicerbocker News is the more professional sites I had. I did allow others to write there, but it got too hard to do my posting and editing theirs. It wore me out. I wanted to get the fun back. I’m afraid I won’t be able to do this until I get all of my posts over here. Arghh.

    I pray for everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I will be writing a post about the truth of the first Thanksgiving and how we became a capitalist society. Coming attraction! 🙂

    God bless our troops, our country, our families, and the new media! And God bless you.

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    These are two stories entwined into one that we should wake up to reality of how close this is becoming to America. What is ‘it’? ‘It’ is the reach of the Saudi Arabian government’s ability to silence those who do not agree with Wahhabism.

    Links: The Gathering Storm Radio Show, Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, The American Center for Democracy, Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is financed and How to Stop It, and Always on Watch.

    H/t: The Amboy Times.

    Update: Please forgive me. I just noticed that this was in draft instead of published, and I can tell why by looking at it. I wanted to get it to your attention, but I just didn’t. No excuses. You can catch it on their site, though. I hear it is very good. Again, I am sorry I didn’t get it to you in time.

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    Sunday Evening Bloglines 11.18.2007

    Blackfive:

    On PTSD, or more properly, on Coming Home.

    There’s quite a bit about myself I’m not going to tell you, now or ever. I will tell you some things you haven’t heard before, to be sure, but I won’t tell you why I know what I know. Just see if it seems right to you. [Continue reading.]

    Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive’s:

    Sheepdogs in civilian society (more coming home).

    They became sheepdogs. Once you march to the sound of gunfire you are a different person and that matters. When you get back most people will have absolutely no idea what you feel like, where you have been, or what you have done. That is not a lick on you, if anything that is a flaw in their life experience. Is there a greater honor than to have served your country in wartime? [Continue reading “Sheepdogs in civilian society (more coming home)“]

    Deebow at Blackfive’s:

    More support for the troops.

    Once again, blind stupidity in the face of overwhelming evidence that our soldiers continue to make progress toward victory.

      As a result, he (Secretary Gates) said he is faced with the undesirable task of preparing to cease operations at Army bases by mid-February, and lay off about 100,000 defense department employees and an equal number of civilian contractors. A month later, he said, similar moves would have to be made by the Marines.

    [Among other things…] Troops will not get paid. [Continue reading]

    Blackfive:

    A Surgeon’s Letters Home From Iraq.

    Let me introduce you to Chris, a USAF Surgeon, and milblogger at “Made A Difference” on his second tour in Iraq: [Continue reading.]

    Gathering of Eagles:

    More on Redacted.

    I called the Dallas Mavericks front office today to express my displeasure at Mark Cuban’s funding of Redacted. I started the conversation by saying, “I hope this isn’t the only phone call you’re going to receive like this, but I am a soldier and I never raped nor murdered anyone.” The woman on the other end of the line said, “Why would you blame Mark?” When I responded, “Because he funded the project,” I found myself talking to dead air. [Continue reading.]

    This one I could not pass up from The Spirit of Man.

    Isn’t that adorable? LOL.

    Now for some politics. Gregg Jackson is both a Christian and an active participant in today’s political scene. He also shares a radio program with Kevin on Sunday nights from 7-10 pm EST (there’s also a streamline) and is a friend of mine. He brings us Romniacs ignore evidence against their messiah. This is a very good article which voters should read. Just so that you are armed with the Truth, not so that you will hate anyone. You know me, and I do not promote hate. However, I do promote truth, whether or not it hurts. After all, which do you value more? Truth? Politics? With Romney, you have to wonder about both, IMHO, and if you truly do stand with him. Read Gregg’s article. He used to be a citizen of Taxachusetts.

    Update: I have just read an amazing collection of articles combined in one post by This ain’t Hell, but you can see it from here titled, “Where’s the war? (UPDATED).”

    Reading the usual newspapers and wire services this morning, I was surprised to find that there’s no mention of the war in either Iraq or Afghanistan. D’ya think we’re weary of the war and that’s why the Washington Post doesn’t even have it’s usual link to the US casualties on the front webpage? Nope, I don’t think that’s the reason at all. The war is beginning to go the way it should have gone four years ago. [Continue reading.]

    This is a very good and easy read. He talks about politics, because politics is affecting his life, he also talks about several articles he has read. Please go give him a visit. He is fighting for your right to be free. It’s the least you can do. Oh, and leave a comment of encouragement, but only if you are sincere. There’s enough bullcrap going around. I’m quite sure he doesn’t need anymore. Thank you.

    For those of you who are first time visitors to this site or others who simply just don’t know, I do get much of my information from Milbloggers, Iraqis, Afghanistanis, Persians, Venezuelans, etc. If I relied on the news that is put out these days, I’d be writing about the demonrats talking points. No thank you!

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    Another day, another open trackback

    I see that it is 11:30 pm, and I haven’t written a post yet. Oops. I guess the easiest thing to do is to have an open trackback. I was planning on writing, don’t get me wrong, but I kept falling asleep while I was doing the research for another post. Oh well. The world isn’t going to stop turning on its axis, the rain won’t stop watering our beautiful countrysides, the air won’t stop exiting, so I am okay with this. I hope you are, too. lol. Have a nice day. Oh yes, and get your buns into Church! Make that Pastor talk about how the Bible DOES relate to today’s current events. Stop boring us to tears! Whoa. Where did that come from? Well, do it anyway! Just be nicer about it…why? Hmm…maybe not. Our Churches need to wake up and get back to basics if they expect us to continue attending. There is evil out there, and if they will not address it? Then they would be better off tying a mulberry bush around their necks and jumping into the sea!

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    Blackfive has a great link to Greyhawk who hits the nail on its head about Iraq. He sets the record straight between the reality of on-the-ground circumstances in Iraq vs. dinosaur media defeatism. Hey, he’s been there and done that, have you? An absolutely must read.

    I just have to add this article that I just read to this post. For those of you who actually read what I write, lol, this has the potential to be outstanding:

    Colorado Supreme Court Approves Ballot Language for Abortion Amendment.

    by Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews.com Editor
    November 14, 2007
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    Denver, CO (LifeNews.com) — The Colorado Supreme Court has affirmed the ballot language a group wants to place on the 2008 ballot that would restore personhood to human beings from the moment of conception. The measure has already sparked a heated debate over abortion as abortion advocacy groups have filed suit to prevent a vote. [Continue reading.]

    Everyone should at least admit that the discussion should move forward. Why are people in groups like NARAL so afraid? All you have to do is understand that they came into existence to get rid of our black brothers and sisters. Yup.

    Here is an article to prove to you that the first article, written by Greyhawk, is true. This verifies what we’ve all known about those who begin a sentence with, “We support the troops, but…”

    Boy Scouts Accused of Being Too Pro-War.

    In a nutshell, a troop of Boy Scouts tried to raise money for the the U.S. troops. Some moonbat cried that the message was too pro-war and so the city removed the donation boxes. Talk about appeasing the appeasers. Outrageous! [Continue reading.]

    If you read this, you will understand why I have not a word to add. At least not one that would make it more clear as to my anger at these beaurocrats…

    Most Reverend Shlemon Warduni, Auxiliary Bishop of the St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Diocese for Chaldeans and Assyrians in Iraq officiated standing directly beneath the dome under the Chaldean cross. Speaking in both Arabic and English, Bishop Warduni thanked those American soldiers sitting in the pews for their sacrifices. Again and again, throughout the service, he thanked the Americans.

    Update: I just have to share this with you. Michael Yon is a citizen journalist in Iraq, and he recently wrote an article about Christians and Muslims placing the Cross on top of St. John’s Church. Today he writes about the phenominon of Muslims and Christians worshipping together so that these Muslims may make a plea to their Christians neighbors and friends: Please come home. This caption belongs with this picture.

    Today, Muslims mostly filled the front pews of St John’s. Muslims who want their Christian friends and neighbors to come home. The Christians who might see these photos likely will recognize their friends here. The Muslims in this neighborhood worry that other people will take the homes of their Christian neighbors, and that the Christians will never come back. And so they came to St John’s today in force, and they showed their faces, and they said, “Come back to Iraq. Come home.” They wanted the cameras to catch it. They wanted to spread the word: Come home. Muslims keep telling me to get it on the news. “Tell the Christians to come home to their country Iraq.”

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    Source: US Central Command.

    05 November 2007
    BY Cpl. Nathan Hoskins
    1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs
    .

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq – When most kids get a new electronic toy, they play with it until it no longer interests them. But a small portion of those kids, when they get bored with the toy, simply grab some screw drivers and take it apart to see what makes it tick.

    It’s quite possible that the majority of those kids that take apart their toys end up as aircraft maintainers in the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Aircraft maintainers from Company B, 615th Aviation Support “Cold Steel” Battalion, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div., recently hit their 200th phase – a major maintenance mile stone.

    There are two different types of phases that most helicopters go through, a preventive maintenance inspection 1 and preventive maintenance inspection 2, said Fajardo.

    The difference between them is that in PMI 1 the Soldiers take the aircraft apart and visually inspect it, sometimes replacing a part here and there. For a PMI 2 they take everything apart knowing they’ll be replacing certain parts and any others that might need it along the way, Fajardo said.

    The Avengers have five platoons that assist with phases. Each platoon plays an integral role in completing a particular phase.

    First, there’s the Headquarters Platoon which handles the paperwork and scheduling for every phase bird. Next is the Forward Support Platoon which disassembles, inspects, and reassembles the aircraft. The Shops Platoon provides support to engines, hydraulics, rotor heads, and different structural pieces. Then there’s the Avionics Platoon which does inspections and repairs on aircraft radios, aviation survivability equipment and more.

    Last, but not least, is the Armament Platoon which removes, inspects, repairs and reinstalls all of the Apache weapon and sighting systems, and works on all of the electrical and avionics systems.

    It’s easy to see that the phase process is no child’s play – it’s a lot of hard work done by dedicated teams throughout Co. B.

    For this maintenance phase team, formed of too many Soldiers to list here, it is not only their 200th phase, but their last phase before they head home, he said.

    The Avengers have been working around the clock since they took over the mission from the 4th Infantry Division November 2006. Most of them didn’t even know they had done so many phases, said Spokane, Wash., native Capt. Christian Ruddell, a platoon leader for the Avengers.
    “When we had been here a while I asked someone … how many they’d thought we’d done, and they said 35 when we had really done 120,” said Ruddell.

    Aguadilla, Puerto Rico native, Sgt. Anthony Bermudez, a line shop leader for the Avengers, said the Soldiers don’t keep track, they just want to keep the aircraft moving through. “It didn’t even seem like 200. When you’re out there working on the aircraft, you’re not thinking ‘this is the tenth aircraft I’ve done,’ you just do it, get it over with and bring in the next one,” said Bermudez, whose team works on all things electronic.

    For the 200th phase, the Co. B maintainers completed a PMI 1 on a Black Hawk.

    Although they aren’t flying in Apaches killing the bad guys or flying the Chinooks and Black Hawks moving Soldiers safely through the air, they are still an integral part of the mission in Iraq, said Midwest City, Okla., native Sgt. Patrick McTheny, a technical inspector for Co. B. “Our job is to keep aircrafts flying. We reduce the footprint on the ground; we reduce IED exposure; we’re saving lives by keeping them in the air,” said McTheny.

    And they’re doing it at break-neck speeds, he said. “Our turn around time is really good. The standard is 21 days (to complete) a PMI 2, but I’d say we’re averaging them in 15 to 18 days. That’s because of the experience we have on our phase team and good leadership,” said McTheny.

    When standing back and looking at their deployment thus far, there is more to be said about hitting the 200th phase than just the large number, said San Antonio native Spc. Jared Rivera, an airframe structural repairer. “It’s not that the 200 isn’t important, but it’s also how far we’ve come in our jobs,” he said.

    With all these phases and numerous other jobs that come up along the way, some of the novice
    Avengers have matured into experts in their craft, said Milford, Ohio, native 1st Sgt. Timothy Johnson, the senior noncommissioned officer for the Avengers. “When we first deployed in October of 2006, we were undermanned and had a lot of troopers who were going on their first deployment; quite a few were straight out of (Advanced Individual Training) and had never performed a phase inspection before,” said Johnson.

    “Thanks to the experienced NCOs and officers of our company, the phase teams pushed through the rough times in the beginning of the deployment and became the quality aircraft mechanics and maintenance technicians they are today,” he said.

    “Rough times” is one way to put it, another way to break it down is to say that Co. B did seven years of work in one year, said Ruddell. “Experience-wise, you’d have to be in the states for six or seven years to get this much experience. We’ve condensed six or seven year’s worth of work down into a one-year time frame,” he said.

    “I remember my first (sheet metal) job took me about six days. Now that same project would last me two hours, three hours maybe,” said San Antonio native Spc. George Ponce, an airframe structural repairer for Co. B. While the phase maintenance keeps the Soldiers busy, they are simultaneously working on other maintenance projects. Like all machines, things tend to wear out, break down, and – sometimes – get shot at, said Ponce.

    While working on a phase, if an aircraft comes in that has battle damage it gets special attention to get it fixed and back out on mission, he said.

    Contracted civilian maintainers augment the Soldiers during the phases and other maintenance missions. “We assist the Army; that’s our main function here is to assist the Army,” said Lucky Luciano, a civilian contractor from L3 Vertex Aerospace.

    They’ll take up tasks just like the Soldiers in a relationship where it’s a give and take, Luciano said. “If we don’t know about something, we’ll ask them. If they don’t know something, then they’ll ask us. It’s 50-50,” he said.

    Another L3 contractor, Charles Frye, knows the teamwork between the two groups created the right environment for 200 phases to be completed. “To produce that many phases with minimal deficiencies is a testament to the will and the character of the (Co. B and L3) phase teams,” said Frye.

    “I’d compare our unit to the (National Football League’s New England) Patriots right now … because they’ve got more power players than they know what to do with. And that’s what we’re like right now; we look like a Super Bowl football team,” said Ashland, Pa., native Staff Sgt. Ron Bolinsky, an Apache technical inspector with the Avengers. [I protest! The NE Pats suck! lol]

    Gone are the days of taking apart toys for these Soldiers and civilians. Now are the days of contributing to an important job in Iraq that directly affects the daily aerial missions. They take their job seriously and the 200 phases are a result. So, leave the child be who wants to take that toy apart … they may have a higher calling some day.

    Photo – Soldiers from Company B “Avengers,” 615th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, pose near the UH-60 Black Hawk that they worked for their 200th major scheduled maintenance task – called a phase. A phase is when Soldiers take apart nearly the entire aircraft and inspect, repair or replace the parts, said San Diego, native Sgt. Justin Fajardo a squad leader for Co. B and the 200th phase team leader. Standing in front of the Black Hawk is a small part of the phase team. From left to right: Phoenix, Ariz., native Spc. James Eldridge, a hydraulics repairer; San Antonio native Spc. Jared Rivera, an airframe structural repairer; San Antonio native Spc. George Ponce, an airframe structural repairer; Fajardo; Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, native Sgt. Anthony Bermudez, a line shop team leader; Lakeland, Fla., native Sgt. Robert Evans, a Black Hawk mechanic; and Midwest City, Okla., native Sgt. Patrick McTheny, a technical inspector. Photo by Cpl. Nathan Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs.

    All emphasis is mine. 😉

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    Thank you for this beautiful day.
    Thank you for the days that are far too glum.
    Thank you for the days I smiled.
    But most of all, thank you for my freedom.

    Thank you for the roof over my head.
    Thank you for my comfortable bed.
    Thank you for my running water.
    But most of all, let us never forget our dead.

    Thank you for the fresh air I breathe.
    The breath of freedom, I do concede.
    Thank you for all your sacrifices.
    Just so this stranger may live free.

    Thank you for your love of country.
    Thank you for the love you share amongst your brothers.
    Thank you, families left behind, for enduring the long, lonely nights.
    Thank you for fighting for the freedom of others.

    Thank you to those who are far from home this day.
    I cannot imagine your struggles.
    Have faith, my dear friends, hang on.
    The day shall come when you receive all your huggles.
    (New word.)

    You are so special to me, as you may tell.
    I cannot find the words of gratitude you are due.
    My hope on this day is that ya’ll will know,
    Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will owe a debt to you.

    Not a debt of money, for that would tarnish your honor,
    Not a debt of worldly words, for those you’ve heard before.
    Yet I do believe that if it were not for you,
    America would exist no more…

    Dear Morgan, thank you. It is not my best poem, but it is for you and all the others. Keep the faith, my dear friend. We do appreciate you so very deeply. Our prayers are with you, and ‘O’ and Maniac. Also your teams. Take care on this and every day. God bless you, and God bless America. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

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    Outraged

    That is the only word I could think to use to describe my feelings about the news I read at Blackfive’s site this morning. On Veterans’ Day no less. We all must come together to help this man, Lt Col Chessani, fight the Left bastards who are trying to ruin him. He is the father of five children, with one on the way, and he may lose his pension for a crime that NEVER happened. Thanks a lot Murtha…you scumbag.

    Just a little background:

    • Two separate investigations by U.S. Army officers, a colonel and a general, found no evidence either of a “massacre” or a “cover-up.”
    • Chessani traveled to the site of the “massacre” to investigate and reported to every echelon of his chain of command what he did not find there.
    • An Article 32 Investigation also found no evidence of a “massacre” or a “cover-up.

    Please read this article. Donate if you can. You can skip a cup of coffee, can’t you? You say you support the troops, okay. Here’s your opportunity to prove it. Help this patriot.

    He is on trial because they found everyone else innocent. HUH?

    Hat tip: Deebow at Blackfive’s.

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    This is Veterans’ Day weekend, and I have an e-mail I would like share with you. They, better than I, can voice what and how I feel about this precious and solemn day.

    HONORING AMERICA’S VETERANS

    .
    This week, Americans across this great country will join together to honor our military veterans. From the blood-soaked beaches of France to the bombed-out back-alleys of Fallujah, the American G.I. has fought-and died-opposing that which is evil and oppressive, and defending all things good and free.

    Veterans Day is about one thing: honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans, and passing their collective story to the next generation. These stories, and the men and women who bear them, are the backbone of this American experiment and must never be forgotten.

    As John Stuart Mill once said, “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing [is] worth a war, is worse.” The second we believe our freedoms inevitable, we cease to live in history and sour the soldier’s sacrifice. Our freedoms – purchased on the battlefield – are indeed “worthy of war.”

    And today, with America still at war, it is fitting that we remember the troops currently serving in harms way. Because, as any veteran can attest, just one moment, one explosion, or one bullet separates Memorial Day from Veterans Day. Soldiers currently in Iraq and Afghanistan are fighting for our freedoms today, knowing it’s possible they may never see tomorrow.

    Vets for Freedom beseeches our membership to honor America’s veterans this week. Whether at a ceremony, in a letter to the editor, or with a simple “thank you,” find a way to ensure that every veteran – young and old – feels appreciated.

    Please visit Vets for Freedom’s website to keep up with news on WWIV. This is a great group who keeps up with the news we never seem to have access to for some reason. Interesting…

    I would also like to throw into this special weekend a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES! (11/09/07) Time got away from me, but that is no excuse to not say how much I appreciate you. Yes, the Navy sure did make you good. LOL. (No, I won’t take that back, so don’t bother asking.)

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    House bill H.R. 4088 is a bill that we must first read carefully (if they ever put it on the docket) before we throw our whole hearted support behind it. As I understand it as of now, it appears that many freshman to Congress ‘got it’ when we demanded enforcement instead of amnesty.

    I learned about this over at The Pirate’s Cove. One of the most amazing things about this bill is that 44 DEMS and 40 REPS are sponsoring this bill. They claim to want bi-partisanship, yes? Yeah right! Just so long as everyone agrees with San Fransisco!

    This is exactly where you and I come into the picture. We need to spread the word about this bill. Please go visit this post, because he has more details than I do. I can supply you with committees which this bill has been sent. (This is their way of burying it, that is why we need to keep it alive!)

    Committees: House Homeland Security; House Judiciary; House Ways and Means; House Education and Labor; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Armed Services; House Agriculture; House Natural Resources.

    Latest Major Action: 11/6/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

    This is a bunch of rotten eggs. We cannot allow this bill to get buried. Thank you, everyone, who helps us to keep our Sovereignty against these elitists who have no clue…

    PS. If anyone can remember which blogroll(s) covers anti-illegal aliens amnesty and our Sovereignty, please leave me a comment. I would like to join them. Thanks.

    H/t: WashingtonWatch for the link to the bill.

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    Once again we are confronted by the Marxist leanings of our edu-propagandist system. No wonder. It is alright to have the children mock the Muslim religion by pretending to participate in it, you must, but any mention of our national anthem? OH MY GOD! You really should read this article about the Kern High School District who are taking a vote on whether it is CONSTITUTIONAL or OFFENSIVE or not. Huh?

    Hat tip: Stop the ACLU: California School Battles Over “In God We Trust”

    When things like this get so bizzarro, we end up with ugliness such as the next article.

    Would you consider this child abuse or brainwashing?

    Help us to stop this abuse for all of our children. They are entitled to grow up, learn how to discern for themselves, and understand logic. It is only right and fair.

    Hat tip: Stop the ACLU: Westboro Baptist Cult’s Child Abuse.

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    This first story is from Michael Yon. He is correct that many people got upset with his on the ground reporting, because I was one of them. It wasn’t because I didn’t believe him, it was because I did. I was angry that no one else was paying attention.

    The Perfect Evil: Coming to Roost.

    Iraq is looking better month by month. But at the current rate, surely we shall fail in Afghanistan:

      Opium Funding Afghan Unrest

      KABUL The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said yesterday he estimated that Afghanistan’s rampant opium poppy cultivation was funding up to 40 percent of the Taliban-led insurgency.

      Gen. Dan McNeill, head of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, added he had been told by an international specialist that his figure was likely low and could reach up to 60 percent.

      The cultivation of opium 93 percent of whose world supply comes from Afghanistan, according to the United Nations is undermining everything the government and its international allies were trying to do, he said. Afghanistan’s opium production grew by 34 percent this year, according to a U.N. survey.

    [Continue reading.]

    We also have an article from Michael that was printed in the New York Post on Sunday.

    INSIDE THE SURGE.

    HOW ORDINARY IRAQIS ARE TURNING THE TIDE OF WAR

    By MICHAEL YON.

    Statistics in reports about faraway places can blunt the reality of what those numbers mean. But when it is a bomb in a road you are about to drive on, it takes on a whole new cast, as I found yet again when I spent most of May in Anbar Province.

    I visited a former labor camp nicknamed “Coolie Village,” or what remained of it, after a truck bomb locals attributed to al Qaeda had flattened it. Not surprisingly, the anger and frustration in response to this mass murder helped the villagers overcome their fear of the thugs who had taken hold of their community. [Continue reading.]

    This is a link to a video of Michael on CBN. It is encouraging!

    Next is an article from a talented young writer, okay, maybe not that young, but he certainly is talented. He has written many 10 questions…mostly to the candidates. This time he has written about Christianity. Preciously, to the Evangalical community.

    Is This the End of Evangelicalism in America?

    by Gregg Jackson.

    A disturbing sign of the state of American evangelicalism has appeared in the seventh year of the 21 st century in a Townhall.com article dated October 18,2007 entitled, “Why Evangelicals Should Support Mitt Romney” by Wayne Grudem. One of America’s most popular evangelical theologians, Grudem is trying to persuade evangelicals to vote a Mormon for president. Wayne Grudem’s “Systematic Theology” is the gold standard of evangelical doctrine and a sacred fixture in evangelical seminaries, pastor libraries and Bible studies.

    In it, he defines Mormonism as “clearly a false church.” He shows why Mormonism has never been included in the Christian Church: It contradicts major Christian doctrine regarding the person of God, Christ and His work and salvation plan. A cornerstone of the Mormon Church, Grudem writes, is the classic heresy of Saint Paul’s day – angel worship. In his book, Grudem insists that an orthodox Christian must practice the theology he reads. So why would he step forward to become part of the Mitt Romney propaganda blitz trying to mislead evangelicals into doing what would shock most evangelicals in American history: elect a Mormon for president? [Continue reading.]

    While some may find this contraversial, mainly those outside of the Church, there are many good questions in this article if you read it with an open mind.

    On the political side of the news, we have Congressman Duncan Hunter calling for the defeat of the Law of the Sea treaty (LOST).

    Hunter Calls on Congress: Kill the Law of the Sea Treaty.
    at RealTimeNews.

    Explaining the dangers of the treaty, Hunter detailed, “It is imperative that our nation does not surrender decision making power for military navigation or resource extraction, especially in this age of terrorism with technology and weapons proliferation. And adding a new set of UN bureaucrats with license to tax and adjudicate disputes is the last thing this country needs.” [Continue reading.]

    I also have a press release from the Nat’l Center for Public Policy Research, but I’d like to give you two other sources. One is from this organization, and she is a blogger (yeah!): Amy Ridenour’s National Center Blog: Law of the Sea: A Sinkable Treaty. Also, there is another article against this treaty which offers much information: The UN Law of the Sea Treaty.

    And last but not least, don’t forget to vote in the blogger awards this week.

    If you care to look around, I will have some more military articles for you in a while. Just not during Church time. 😉

    Update: I just received this news of legislation introduced to the House by Rep. Keith Ellison (D).

    Anti-Photo ID Legislation Would Promote Election Fraud, Says Group.

    “Representative Ellison’s proposal is fundamentally flawed and potentially harmful to the integrity of our democratic process,” said Project 21 chairman Mychal Massie. “Why invite that which can only lead to unimaginable fraud and corruption?” [Continue reading.]

    You will probably believe this, but I want the same treatment for airplane tickets, opening bank accounts, social security cards, work, etc. Then see what they have to say!

    Here is some news from Radio Free Asia (RFA).

    China Finds Tibetan Nomad Guilty Over Lithang Protest.

    A court in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan has convicted of subversion a Tibetan nomad who called for the return of the Dalai Lama at a horseracing festival in August.

    Ronggyal Adrak was tried at the Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture People’s Court in Dartsedo (in Chinese, Kangding) on Monday, Oct. 29, on charges of seeking to “split” the country and subvert state power during a public meeting Aug. 1 in Lithang county, sources in Lithang told RFA’s Tibetan service.

    Ronggyal Adrak told the judge from the dock: “When I shouted ‘Long live the Dalai Lama’ and called for the release of Tibetan political prisoners, I was detained and then formally arrested.” [Continue reading.]

    Another reason why we should cut all ties with the PRC Communist party, and invite Taiwan to join the UN in place of the unrecognized hoolagns!

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    Source: US CentCom.

    31 October 2007
    By Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Caldwell
    173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
    .

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Under the cover of darkness, soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne), air-assaulted about three miles south of their forward operating bases in the Pech River Valley earlier this month as part of Operation Rock Avalanche.

    Operation Rock Avalanche was a multiple-company mission that ran Oct. 19-25 in the Chapa Dara, Korengal, Shuryak and Pech river valleys. Participating were “Able,” “Battle” and “Chosen” companies from 2nd Battalion; Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry (Airborne); and multiple companies from the Afghan National Army’s 201st Corps. The companies were positioned into different areas of Kunar province at different times, hoping to flush insurgents out of one area into another, where U.S. and Afghan forces would be waiting for them.

    Working from a vantage point 7,500 feet up, overlooking the Shuryak and Pech valleys, Able Company’s four-day mission was to locate and destroy insurgent command-and-control and logistical elements operating in that area, Army Capt. Louis Frketic, the company’s commander, said.

    After setting up a perimeter and establishing a command post on the top of Phase Line Ridgeway, 2nd Platoon was dispatched to the nearby village of Aybot. Previous intelligence had suggested that Taliban leaders might be holed up in that area. “We were looking for two named (high-value targets). One of them is the commander of the entire Shuryak forces, and the other guy is an IED specialist,” Frketic said. “We searched their compounds, and they were not in there or in the area.”

    Frketic and his paratroopers were not dissuaded. A low-level voice-intercept team from Company B, 173rd Special Troops Battalion (Airborne), was tasked to Able Company for the mission. The team had begun listening to Taliban radio traffic as soon as they hit the ground and already were getting “a bead” on insurgents operating in the surrounding valleys. The team was an invaluable asset, one that Frketic said he uses every chance he gets to collect intelligence on the enemy. “A lot of times we will start getting locations, and then we will pick up names,” he said. “It is usually specific to that cell what kind of things they are talking about. Sometimes they will start talking about people, fighters, locations, ammo, or weapons systems that they have.”

    Even the smallest details, including specific words used, can yield valuable information, Frketic said. “A couple days ago, right before the mission started, we heard a cell talking about their fighters and their leaders in the terms of soldiers and officers. Other times, we’ll hear them talk about fighters and commanders. The one talking about officers and soldiers, that is a professional organization. Little details like that are very critical in my mind,” he explained.

    With so much Afghan National Army and U.S. military activity on the surrounding mountains and in the surrounding valleys, the Taliban were never sure of Able Company’s position and never mounted an attack on the company. The voice intercept team used the time to continue to collect intelligence on enemy in the area. The formerly suspected enemy locations were now known.

    Around noon Oct. 24, Frketic put that information to use and launched soldiers from 1st Platoon, Company D, into action. The platoon is a heavy-weapons platoon attached to Able Company for the deployment and commonly referred to as the Dragon Platoon. They had air-assaulted onto the ridgeline with their MK19 grenade launchers and M2 machine guns. A mortar team with an 81 mm tube from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-503rd, also was put into action.

    Their fire destroyed one command-and-control node operating in the Shuryak Valley. But destroying the enemy position was probably the easiest part of the mission for the MK19 gun team, said Spc. David Hooker, from Palestine, Ark., and a Dragon Platoon member. “I’ve never air-assaulted in with a MK19 before,” Hooker said. “But since we just set in and manned a blocking position, it was OK.”

    “The weight is the biggest challenge, getting it in and out,” he said. An MK19 without a tripod weighs 75 pounds, and ammo cans weigh between 40 and 60 pounds each, depending on the number of rounds in them. Many cans were brought for this mission.

    The mortar team, one of the busiest in the battalion, also spent most of the day putting rounds on target. The team averages firing more than 1,000 rounds per month. “As far as firing goes, this is hands-down the most intense deployment that I have been on,” said Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Thomas, of Nashville, Tenn.

    While Howitzers are available for fire missions throughout Kunar province, the mortar teams are able to react the quickest when indirect fire is needed, Thomas said. “We have eyes on a lot of the targets, and our response is a little bit quicker,” he said. “The channels to clear the 155 go all the way through battalion and then back through their fires. Ours are cleared right here. If we are in direct contact, I can engage freely.” [It’s about damn time!]

    The number of rounds fired combined with the danger of their job has earned the team the respect of Thomas and the unit’s leadership. “These guys are awesome,” he said. “Everybody has been put in for valor awards.”

    The mortar team and the pit in which they work are favorite targets of the Taliban, making it a dangerous job. “There is no overhead cover, and they stand out there and fire throughout the entire engagement and also in support after,” Thomas said. “It’s pretty remarkable what they do.”

    Early on the morning of Oct. 25, members of Able Company began what would end up as a 10-hour trek down treacherous, slippery and steep terrain back to their base — no small feat for even the most fit paratrooper, yet a regular occurrence for soldiers in Kunar province.

    “We go on ruck marches into the mountains every other day or every third day,” said Staff Sgt. Brian Mading, from Bonita Springs, Fla., and a member of Headquarters Platoon. “The first couple are tough. Then, of course, the more you are doing it, the more you get built up.” “The guys that come here right out of basic or other units usually get broke down pretty quick or get into it pretty quick depending on what their physical fitness level was before,” he said.

    All of the gear these paratroopers carry is heavy: helmet, protective vests, rucksacks, weapons, ammunition, and water. It makes packing before the mission extremely important, leaving little room for extra cold-weather gear or even extra food. During the trip down the mountain, the Able Company soldiers had hoped to “drop in” on some insurgents the low-level voice intercept team had confirmed were hiding out in villages in that area. But none were spotted, and no contact was made.

    Frketic stressed that wasn’t a problem. “Those villages are only a three- to four-hour walk from our base,” he said. “They’ll be getting visits from us again soon.”

    Wow. Our guys are fantastic! I wonder if the people of those villages truly approve of the Taliban or if they are afraid of them? Keep up the great work guys. You have much support back home. Thank you for your service, and come home victorious and soon.

    Photo – Army Sgt. Chad Mohr (left) watches rounds land on target as Army Spc. David Hooker fires the MK19 machine gun at a known insurgent position Oct. 24, 2007, during Operation Rock Avalanche. The “Dragon Platoon” soldiers of Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne), were occupying a ridgeline between the Pech and Shuryak river valleys in Afghanistan’s Kunar province. U.S. Army photo.

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    This is a must read. It is an amazing article of our men and the Iraqi men working side-by-side so the Iraqis can achieve the knowledge to run their own country and our men can come home. This is also an open trackback weekend. I’m not expecting too many, because I haven’t received too many except from some loyal friends. I do, however, would appreciate it if you would at least read it. For them.

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    Source: US CentCom.

    30 October 2007
    By Spc. Shejal Pulivarti
    1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs
    .

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq – “Left, left, left, right,” the 30-man platoon of Iraqi Police in training shouted in Arabic while marching to their next class. The Military Police Platoon from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment developed a 10-day preparatory class to implement the basics for Iraqi Police recruits prior to attending the Baghdad Police Academy which initiates them as official police officers.

    “This course is designed to give … IPs a basic understanding on what their job will consist of,” said Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Brinson, the MP Platoon’s top sergeant for HHC, 1st Squadron, 7th Cav. Regt.

    The trainees, waiting to attend the academy, come from various stations in the surrounding area to learn basic policeman skills, he added. It’s an orientation, ensuring all baby IPs go into the academy on the same level of general knowledge.

    “The training covers basics on ethics, principles, Iraqi law, first aid, basic rifle marksmanship, responding to a crime scene and search techniques in various scenarios. The recruits follow a structured daily schedule emphasizing teamwork and discipline,” said Brinson, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla, native.

    The 10 days are spent introducing the material in the classroom and then actively applying them. The last two days consist of practical exercises that incorporate the entirety of the course.

    “Everything learned has to be applied during the hands on scenarios. The situations gradually get harder to test their understanding,” explained Brinson. “Everything is a perishable skill; they have to practice it in order to retain it. They understand the task; they are definitely learning what they need to know to be successful.”

    “The trainees get better every day. The course helps them become good IPs and work with the coalition forces to do our job,” said Iraqi Police 1st Lt. Hesham Saman Ali Sauba Boor, a course instructor.

    Each IP station is responsible for sending an academy graduated officer to teach the new IP recruits various topics. Military personnel rotate through as instructors from the MP Platoon and are also assisted by the Iraqi Army liaison officers.

    “Having the IP officers teach them accomplishes a lot; it mainly helps the Iraqi Police force become self-sufficient,” Brinson said. “It’s another step in the progress to make security forces stronger.”

    As he watched the IP recruits successfully complete a bounding exercise, Brinson noted, “I see the trainees take more pride in themselves, and this course is helping them to become a cohesive unit to accomplish the mission.”

    Staer Gabar Abedallah, a trainee, shared that he chose to become an Iraqi Police officer to serve his country, secure his community and stop the terrorists.

    “The training is a great opportunity to concentrate on training and help the Iraqi people move forward in self governance,” said Stonington, Ill. native, Sgt. David Ashbridge, a military police team leader for HHC, 1st Squadron, 7th Cav. Regt.

    Photo – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Brinson, the platoon sergeant for the Military Police Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, instructs an Iraqi Police trainee in a 10-day preparatory course how to properly bound when under direct fire at Camp Taji, Iraq Oct. 27. Photo by Spc. Shejal Pulivarti.

    This is a great article of accomplishment. I never believed in a huge central government, and I’m glad the Iraqis are finding it is within their own power to make their lives better. Ya know, after WWII, we DID write Japan’s constitution for them and look at them now! We should have written this one

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    While this is an article by CentCom, I would like to share it with you. There is much information out there, if we are willing to find it, to fight back those who have no moral standing in this war. No, I am not saying that if you are against this war then you are immoral. What I am saying is that the kooks who believe we did this to ourselves, we deserved it, we should share classified documents so our enemies can know what and where and how we are finding them are traitors, and they need to be stopped. The way to fight back is easy…inform yourself.

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    This is such a great program, please help us to show these wounded Sailors how grateful we are for their unselfish sacrifices. What this program entails is creating for them a life that is closer to the one they used to know before their injuries.

    I will be trying to raise more money than the Army, Marines and everyone else! for our Sailors to receive a laptop computer that is voice activated. This way, they can communicate with loved ones through e-mail, blog, keep a diary of their progress, etc.

    Soldiers’ Angels started this program a few years back. Won’t you consider saying, “Thank you” by donating today?

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    The white rectangle says, “Make a Donation.” All monies go directly to the program. I receive nothing, and I would not accept anything. This is about them. So come on. Dig deep! We’ve got to beat the other branches, and we are behind. No matter. We always beat them in football, now we need some foot-soldiers to help put us over the top. 😉

    Thank you so much for any amount you spare. It all adds up, ya know. 🙂

    Hat tip: Laughing_Wolf over at Blackfive, and Blackfive.

    Update: Stix Blog has a very touching, angering, sweet, hard and emotional post that we all must read. For most of us, some of these are photos we’ve seen before. He has tastefully arranged them with commentary included. Please, if you read no other blog today, read this one. Write about it, pass it on, understand it to the best of your ability. This is what these brave men and women do to keep us safe. The least we can do is to honor them.

    Update 2: There are other sites for the other branches of our military, and I think it is only right that I provide them for you.

    I do have a request from any of you techie guys. I cannot seem to get the code to work here. Would you please help me? Thank you. 😉

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    Seriously though, all the money goes into the same program. It’s just fun having a little competition. GO NAVY!

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    A mixture of news potpourri

    I stated this earlier but in case you missed it, I am going to clean out my emails now. Most of it is news, opinion, or politics. I hope you enjoy it.

    Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?
    by Gregg Jackson.

    …Romney Care also significantly expanded government bureaucracy establishing at least a dozen new boards, commissions, and miscellaneous institutions. One of the commissions is charged with the responsibility of eliminating “racial and ethnic health disparities.” [Continue reading.]

    History of the ACLU Part V
    by Stop the ACLU.

    Part I, Part II and III, Part IV and now for Part V.

    Where Would Western Civilization Be Without the Bible?
    by Human Events and the Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible.

    In the beginning, the Bible was regarded as the “Good Book,” but today it is under relentless attack from left-wing audiences, novelists, and screenwriters to justify their own political agendas. But fear not, award-winning religious journalist Robert J. Hutchinson refutes the mockers, skeptics, and deniers in his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Bible. [$13.95.)

    And there is one more piece by Stop the ACLU. This one has to do with one of the victims of the DC sniper murderous shootings. Please check this out.

    10 Questions for all the “Islam is a Religion of Peace” Multi-Culti Crowd.
    by Gregg Jackson.

    1. “Islam and Christianity are equally violent and intolerant religions.” The purportedly “moderate” Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has claimed that gay men and lesbians should be killed in the most extreme fashion possible — a belief that is mainstream in the Koran and practiced by Muslims around the world. Can you name any renowned Christian leaders or organizations that are either advocating the killing of gays and any that are actually using the Bible to justify doing so? [Continue reading.]

    What goes around – Comes around. MUST READ.
    by Richard S. Lowry (on OPFOR’s site).

    Is it no wonder that we feel differently about the people of Iraq, when the American media only reports sensational news? If it doesn’t bleed or explode, you just aren’t going to see it on the evening news. I received a press release from Baghdad today, which I know the mainstream media will not pass on to you all. Here is an example of Iraqi charity and gratitude which touched my soul. Imagine how incredibly generous these soldiers are. They have little to support their own families. It’s not enough that they are fighting daily to bring peace to their country. They are actually reaching out to help unfortunate Americans. [Continue reading.]

    No Nightmare – Why the Surge is Working.
    by By PETE HEGSETH.

    October 23, 2007 — THE former top com mander in Iraq – Army Lt.-Gen. Ricardo Sanchez (ret.) – recently called the situation in Iraq “a nightmare with no end in sight.” Citing insufficient prewar planning and a strained military, he painted a dismal picture of American prospects there.

    War critics painted a similar picture when violence in Iraq peaked in ’05 and ’06 – using terms like “civil war” and “sectarian violence” – as they pushed for a rapid draw-down or immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces. An Iraq “at war with itself” shouldn’t be America’s problem, they argued. In fact, the existence of a “religious civil war” remains the chief antiwar talking point to this day. [Continue reading.]

    Islamism on Trial.
    Author: M. Zuhdi Jasser.
    Source: The Family Security Foundation, Inc.
    Date: October 26, 2007.

    The verdict in the federal prosecution against the Holy Land Foundation and many in its leadership was finally read by Judge Joe Fish this week after 19 days of jury deliberation by the Dallas jury. To listen to the press conferences and read the press releases of American Islamist organizations, one would think that the defendants were unanimously exonerated “with prejudice.” The Dallas Morning News reported that Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation Executive Director Mahdi Bray stated that “the government failure to get any convictions was evidence of the power of religious freedom.” He went on to say, “Feeding people is not a crime, and we aren’t going to let the American government make it a crime.” Mr. Bray must be counting on the fact that most citizens, like the jury in the trial, will be so dazed by the sheer volume of evidence that they will lazily swallow the propaganda of the Islamist spin machine. [Continue reading.]

    Michael Yon.
    Greetings:

    Iraq is on the mend, al Qaeda is on the run, and the civil war has abated to a point where the term “civil war” no longer applies.

    Accurate war coverage is increasingly important. Even prominent seemingly well-informed persons can get it wrong, such as retired Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez who previously commanded the war in Iraq. His recent public statements –selectively excerpted and then widely dispersed by the hot winds of media – made it clear that this former senior commander is far out of touch with the current situation.

    But there are commanders with a finger on the pulse.

    When earlier this year I wrote about the 1-4 CAV transforming an abandoned seminary in a Baghdad neighborhood that had been decimated by civil war, the “surge” had not even begun; but already pundits, politicians and editors had declared it a failure. Though I’d spent only a few days with LTC Crider and his 1-4 CAV soldiers at the new COP Amanche, I ended the dispatch on a note of hope based on observation. I recently received an email from LTC Crider with an update on that Baghdad neighborhood. Please read “Achievements of the Human Heart” and see for yourself.

    I was in al Basra province when I saw news reports claiming that Basra city had descended into chaos in the wake of an announcement about the draw down of British Soldiers. I emailed the facts about Basra to several bloggers who hold the media accountable, and the resulting effort got the attention of Tom Foreman who anchors CNN’s “This Week at War.” We were able to make a CNN interview, and the result is a segment that accurately reflects a complex and changing situation. Bravo to CNN for setting the record straight, and to the tireless bloggers who are making a substantial difference in the way news about the war is delivered.

    There are major developments to share with readers in upcoming dispatches. If things go at-least-mostly according to plan (which is all we can hope for in war), and if I can rely on the help of readers who share my frustration with the lack of accurate reporting, we can significantly widen the stream of news flowing from Iraq so more people can obtain a truer picture. This will require the will and generosity of readers. But more on that, soon.

    Michael
    Basra, Iraq

    Resistance is futile: You will be (mis)informed.
    by Michael Yon.

    All describe the bizarro-world contrast between what most Americans seem to think is happening in Iraq versus what is really happening in Iraq. Knowing this disconnect exists and experiencing it directly are two separate matters. It’s like the difference between holding the remote control during the telecast of a volcanic eruption on some distant island (and then flipping the channel), versus running for survival from a wretch of molten lava that just engulfed your car. [Continue reading.]

    Update: More news.

    Freed Artists Describe Prison Conditions in Burma.
    by Radio Free Asia. (To join this newsletter, EngNews-Join AT RFA News.

    HONG KONG — Police in China’s southern Guangdong province used electric prods to break up a crowd of several dozen villagers as they pressed a village leader over suspected graft, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports. Witnesses said three elderly residents were injured and four people were detained

    “Yesterday afternoon, more than 70 police vehicles pulled up,” one resident of Huangchong village in Shunde’s Beijiao township told RFA’s Mandarin service of the Oct. 25 clash.

    “There were up to 1,000 policemen. Some were anti-riot police. But at the time there were only 30-some villagers there. Three elderly villagers were injured after being beaten by police with electric prods,” the villager said, speaking on condition of anonymity. [Continue reading.]

    Project Valour It.
    by Stop the ACLU. (There is a competition in each branch, of course. lol. Stop the ACLU is supporting the Air Force this year. Please give as much as you can, to whichever branch or all branches if you can.)

    Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled and adaptive laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the ‘Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field. The experience of MAJ Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered serious hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important these laptops can be to a wounded service member’s recovery. [Continue reading.]

    Now I am going to introduce you to two articles that peaked my curiousity. They turned out to be quite good, with few exeptions. These two articles are from Opinion Journal.

    Modern Heroes.
    Our soldiers like what they do. They want our respect, not pity.

    BY ROBERT D. KAPLAN

    I’m weary of seeing news stories about wounded soldiers and assertions of “support” for the troops mixed with suggestions of the futility of our military efforts in Iraq. Why aren’t there more accounts of what the troops actually do? How about narrations of individual battles and skirmishes, of their ever-evolving interactions with Iraqi troops and locals in Baghdad and Anbar province, and of increasingly resourceful “patterning” of terrorist networks that goes on daily in tactical operations centers?

    The sad and often unspoken truth of the matter is this: Americans have been conditioned less to understand Iraq’s complex military reality than to feel sorry for those who are part of it. [Continue reading.]

    The Realignment of Iraq.
    We’re winning because the Iraqis want us to–Moqtada al-Sadr included.

    BY BARTLE BULL

    The war in Iraq was always going to be won by the Iraqis, and so it has proven. But the Iraqis who have won it are on our side.

    It was in the spring of 2004–a month or so before I first arrived in Baghdad in a taxi to stay in a small hotel–that the Sunnis launched their disastrous insurgency. Its defeat is becoming ever more clear this autumn as new reports reach us of the patriotic stand of the Anbar tribes, the pacification and nascent prosperity of Fallujah and Ramadi, the isolation of al Qaeda, and the peace overtures of defeated Baathists. [Continue reading.]

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    This is Open Trackback Sunday. Please stop by with some of your posts. Please remember to use this Permalink and trackback. Not the ones from my other site. Oops. 🙂

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    Kind people who’ve trackbacked to this post:
    1. Me, by accident. *blush*
    2. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
    3. Right Voices: Who Would’ve Thunk The NFL Would Outsource Games.

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    The Conservative Voice News

    There is a marvelous group known as The Conservative Voice, and they e-mail me news each day. You may sign up for their e-mails as well. I highly recommend it. Tonight I am going to show you why.

    Here are some of the articles they produce:

      The Latest Opinion Columns:

    • Supreme Court Case Proves “LOST” Must Sink, by Phyllis Schlafly.
      A case now before the Supreme Court proves why the Senate must defeat the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty (known as LOST). The oral arguments heard this month by the justices didn’t mention the treaty, but the parallels are powerful.

      The case concerns Jose Medellin, a Mexican rapist-murderer who is now on death row in Texas. Medellin was convicted and sentenced to death after he confessed in 1993 to the savage rape and murder of two teenage girls in Houston. [Continue reading.]

    • Chinese Woman Nabbed in Conspiracy to Export Military Equipment to China, by Jim Kouri, CPP.
      A Chinese national who lives in Connecticut has been indicted by a San Diego federal grand jury for conspiring to purchase and export military-grade accelerometers used in “smart bombs” and missiles from the United States to the People’s Republic of China.

      Qing Li, 36, of Stamford, Conn., is charged with attempting to buy and export piezoresistive accelerometers for what her co-conspirator described as a “special” scientific agency in China. The charges are the result of a seven-month undercover investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS). ICE and DCIS agents arrested Li at New York’s JFK International Airport Oct. 14 as she was checking in to board a flight to China. [Continue reading.]

    • Prosecuting Our Friends, by Mona Charen.
      Imagine that you are a human rights lawyer who would like to establish the legal principle of “universal jurisdiction” — the notion that former leaders should be vulnerable to suit anywhere on earth. You gaze around the globe and notice Buddhist monks being mowed down in Myanmar; women stoned to death for supposed adultery in Iran; rape victims murdered by their families in Pakistan for the sake of “honor”; torture, rape and killing of hundreds of thousands in Darfur. Any of those get your juices flowing?

      Not if you are a standard issue, liberal human rights type at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School or the Center for Constitutional Rights in Manhattan. No, they’ve teamed up to sue 77-year-old Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, former president of Bolivia, who now lives in the United States. Lozada, a free market reformer and staunch ally of the U.S., is accused of complicity in the death of 67 people in La Paz in 2003. [Continue reading.]

    These are a few of the opinions and commentary. There are a few more.

    There are six topics under Headlines, and they each have three articles. I shall choose only one article per section.

      Top U.S. News Headlines.
      Jury: Execution in stolen-baby case.
      With a confession and DNA evidence linking her to the killing of a pregnant woman and the theft of her unborn child, Lisa Montgomery’s trial focused not on whether she committed the crime but her sanity. [Continue reading.]

      Top International Headlines.
      Kurdish rebels: Prisoners could be freed.
      Kurdish rebels said Saturday they are considering a lawmaker’s request for the release of eight Turkish soldiers captured just under a week ago – an incident that increased already heightened tensions in the area bordering Iraq. [Continue reading.]

      Top Political Headlines.
      Edwards camp asked to pull student story.
      A University of North Carolina professor said Friday that John Edwards’ campaign demanded that he pull a student reporter’s television story that focused on the upscale location of the campaign’s headquarters.

      C.A. “Charlie” Tuggle, an associate professor at the school, said the Edwards campaign contacted the reporter, second-year master’s degree student Carla Babb, asking for a video of her report to be removed from the Internet. When that failed, the campaign demanded in three calls to Tuggle that the TV story be killed, he said. [Continue reading.]

      Top Strange Headlines.
      Toying with doll lands man in hoosegow.
      A man was arrested after a government agent allegedly found him in an office building restroom lying next to an inflatable, anatomically correct doll with his pants down. Craig S. McCullough, 47, was charged Wednesday with indecent exposure, a misdemeanor. [Continue reading.]

      Top Business Headlines.
      Senators want probe on content blocking.
      Two Senators on Friday called for a congressional hearing to investigate reports that phone and cable companies are unfairly stifling communications over the Internet and on cell phones.

      Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said the incidents involving several companies, including Comcast Corp., Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc., have raised serious concerns over the companies’ “power to discriminate against content.” [Continue reading.]

      Top Health Headlines.
      House leaders hope to rescue health bill.
      …Until now, House Democrats have largely avoided direct talks with these Republicans, who oppose the Democratic-drafted bill to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program but suggest they might be open to compromise. Instead, Democrats dealt this week with the few dozen Republicans who broke with President Bush from the start, counting on them to convert at least a dozen GOP colleagues. [Continue reading.]

    I know this is a lot to read, but maybe there is one or two topics or articles that might grab your interest. You may also join TCV. This way, you can make your own decisions rather than having me make them for you. That is quite kinky, isn’t it? lol. Have a great day.

    PS. I meant the part about me making the decisions. I then thought that if you want me to make the decisions of what power that would give me. Then I started thinking…well…nevermind what I thought! LOL.

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    First, I would like to thank all of you who found me. I’m having slight problem with Linkfest at this time since I’ve decided to return to my original site. It is NOT their fault. It’s just how the ball bounces. Please remember to use the permalink and trackback which I provide until the problem is resolved.

    Now that we’ve resolved that problem, let’s have a great time. Bring your articles over here. I love to read them. So do my other readers. See, I never left here. I was writing here as well as over there. It did not resolve my problem! Back to the issue…please remember that I do not accept porn. Now, for you guys (and gals?), that does NOT mean you cannot post something tasteful. It just means I don’t like the hard-core stuff on my site. After all, I am a Christian. Now for the links.

    Posts I’ve trackbacked to: Stop the ACLU, Perri Nelson’s Website, A Blog For All, AZAMATTEROFACT, 123beta, Stix Blog, Cao’s Blog, The Amboy Times, Big Dog’s Weblog, Jo’s Cafe, Conservative Thoughts, Nuke’s, The Uncooperative Radio Show!, The World According to Carl, Blue Star Chronicles, The Pink Flamingo, Republican National Convention Blog, and Church and State, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    Kind people who’ve trackbacked to this post:
    1. Stix Blog: A new villian for the Nutroots.

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    TGIF OTB

    Today is Friday, and I haven’t a thing to say. Well, that’s not exactly true. I have too much to say, so I will be writting another potpourri of articles over the weekend (I hope). Until then, this is an open trackback. If you have an article you would like to share with others, please post it here. The only two things I request are no porn and you must leave a link for me.

    I have been trackbacking to many people who never bother to trackback to me. (I must find out what is happening.) Do you think that is fair? Go ahead and have a vote on it! It’s as if everyone disappeared except for the people who actually read what I wrote over at Rosemary’s Thoughts.com. I’M NOT THERE ANYMORE. I am at Rosemary’s Thoughts.blogspot.com. 😉

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    Posts I have trackbacked to: AZAMATTEROFACT, Stop the ACLU, Perri Nelson’s Website, A Blog For All, 123beta, Stix Blog, The Populist, The Amboy Times, Big Dog’s Weblog, Conservative Thoughts, Nuke’s, OTA Weekend, The World According to Carl, Blue Star Chronicles, CORSARI D’ITALIA, Right Voices, and Church and State, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    Kind people who trackbacked to this post:
    1. Stix’s Blog: A new villian for the Nutroots.
    2. Perri Nelson’s Website: The penalty for voter fraud.
    3. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
    4. The Florida Masochist: Stock Car.
    5. The Florida Masochist: Homecoming.
    6. The Florida Masochist: Vernon Downs.
    7. AZAMATTEROFACT: Econ 101 for Isolationist Loonies.
    8. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
    9. The Florida Masochist: Weekly Dolphins prediction.
    10. The Florida Masochist: Annika, Julieta, and the ADT.

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    Today I am going to use the potpourri of news so that I may both share this news with you while at the same time cleaning out my email. (lol)

    I am going to start today with M. Zuhdi Jasser’s, MD, Chairman, Board of Directors, contributions:

    I understand the reluctance some may have to reading any of these articles, but this is the voice you have all been denied to hear. The voice you’ve been seeking. You ask, “Where are the Muslims speakint out against this?” He has been speaking out since September 11, 2007. Now it is up to you to read what the struggle between the Islamist and this man (and those whom are still afraid to speak out except through him) to keep abreast of the news you will never see anywhere else…

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    This is my Tuesday open trackback. Please be so kind that if you trackback to me, leave a link back here. My trackbacks seem to have slipped very much, except for a few faithful friends. 🙂

    People I have trackbacked to: Diary of the Mad Pigeon, Dumb Ox Daily News, Adam’s Blog, Pursuing Holiness, The Populist, The Yankee Sailor, Outside the Beltway, Right Voices, Blue Star Chronicles, Pirate’s Cove, Blog @ MoreWhat.com, Stuck On Stupid, Leaning Straight Up, Conservative Cat, Perri Nelson’s Website, The Amboy Times, Conservative Thoughts, The Yankee Sailor, and Shadowscope, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    Kind people who’ve trackbacked to this post:

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    I did not write this, but I am supporting Duncan Hunter. Please give him a chance and listen to the grassroots who are supporting him. Thank you.

    PS. If you missed the program, do not worry. They tape it so that you may listen later at your convenience.

    Join us Thursday night October 18, 2007 beginning at 9:00pm EST, 8:00pm CST, 7:00pm MT and 6:00pm PST for The “Hunters Rangers” Internet Radio Show sponsored by the following:

    This show will provide insight on the Grassroot efforts for Supporters of Duncan Hunter as well as sharing your thoughts and ideas in an effort to educate volunteers, supporters, as well as first time listeners.

    Everyone is encouraged to either call in or send us an AOL or Yahoo instant message.

    Our guests will be:

      Nevada Co- State Directors Kristie Parker and Tim Shepard to discuss the CLC this past weekend in Sparks, Nevada

      Florida State Director Dennis McCarthy to discuss the upcoming Presidency IV Conference in Orlando on October 22nd.

    This show will be “On-Demand” as well available 1 hour after the show has aired.

    Tune in every Thursday Night at 9:00pm EST for “Hunters Rangers” Internet Radio Show The Grassroots Effort for Duncan Hunter

    Below is the information:

    Studio Line: 317-565-1392
    Skype: monksmedia
    AIM : feelgoodstation
    Yahoo IM: feelgoodstation
    Listen Live: www.monksmedia.com (Click on the listen live link on the left hand side of the page)

    If the link doesnt not work, please go to www.winamp.com and download the free program.

    THIS SHOW IS NOT AFFILATED WITH OR ENDORSED BY THE DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ARE THAT OF THE HOST, LISTENERS, AND GUESTS AND ARE NOT ENDORSED BY THE DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN

    “LETS GET THIS TRAIN ROLLING”
    Thank You

    Sean Cole
    Midwest Regional Director
    IA, MO, IL, IN, KY, OH, and WV
    Hunter for President 08

    Hunter for President, Inc.
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    I hope you tune in, I really do. That is why I’ve decided to post it and present it as my post for open trackback at Linkfest. Thank you.

    Posts I’ve trackbacked to: Opinionated Linkfest #4, OTA Linkfest #3, third world county, Inside the Northwest Territory, Perri Nelson’s Website, Right Truth, The Populist, Pirate’s Cove, Webloggin, Stuck On Stupid, Leaning Straight Up, Republican National Convention Blog, High Desert Wanderer, Conservative Cat, Nuke’s, Blue Star Chronicles, The Virtuous Republic, The World According to Carl, and Right Voices, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    Kind people who’ve trackbacked to this post:
    1. Potbelly Stove: Dems proven incapable of governing.
    2. The Florida Masochist: I don’t think hearing aids are the answer.
    3. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
    4. Republican National Convention Blog: Smells Like Teen Spirit.

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    Yesterday night (Sunday), I was afraid my brother was having a stroke. Since I had previously had a few, I knew what to do. I started giving him the neurological tests, and he failed terribly. My brother has not seen doctor in over 20 years, that I am aware of, and I was not going to wait until morning. I had waited 18 hours before I called operator, and I received brain damage due to that. So I called the ambulance.

    They made the mistake of asking him why he called them! They would not let me talk. This was very frustrating. Especially since he couldn’t get out of the bed nor call anyone. He was trying to talk, but his words were illegible.

    We got to the hospital, and I remembered to grab a shirt for him. (Forgot the shoes and socks, though. Oops.) We arrive a litte before 2 am. He saw a doctor that ordered so many tests. I was grateful for this. He even gave him a prostate exam (which I have been begging him to get done for several years now). I was relieved by this.

    Well, he wasn’t having a stroke, and I am super grateful for that! Instead, he is anemic, he has some pulminary spots (lungs), and some other things. After I heard spots on his lungs, I couldn’t hear anything else.

    We caught a cab home which the hospital paid for, I went to my doctor’s appointment and embarrassingly fell asleep, nothing was accomplished there but I did pick up my medication that was ordered one week ago (John has been sick since a day before he took me to this hospital), I bought some Chinese food (hey, I may hate their government, but I love their food, lol), and he ate a little bit for the first time since last week.

    I am afraid of those spots, so please pray for him that God will heal him totally.

    I am grateful that he is home, he doing well, and he is not going leave me anytime soon.

    I am angry that people are not more understanding or willing to hear the truth. I CALLED, dang it!

    I am relieved that I was wrong. That’s right. He was not having a stroke, and he finally had the exam he so badly needed. Who knows? Maybe my fear may have caught something worse from happenging? Let us pray so.

    Lesson learned: Do not doubt that inner voice when it says, “It’s time to call the ambulance.”

    PS. I have broken my promise to write at least once a day. In this instance, I forgive myself. I hope you can also. 😉

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    This is rather personal, but I do believe it may save the life of some other loved one. That is why I am sharing it in this Linkfest. We would appreciate any and all prayers available. God bless you, and thank you.

    People I’ve trackbacked to: Perri Nelson’s Website, Right Truth, Right Voices, Pirate’s Cove, Blog @ MoreWhat.com, The Populist, Blue Star Chronicles, The Amboy Times, , and Right Truth, thanks to Linkfest.

    People who’ve trackbacked to this post:
    1. The Florida Masochist: Shuffling off to San Diego.
    2. 123beta: Good Stuff Tuesday.
    3. Planck’s Constant: Disney does sneak attack to bolster Blu-ray format.
    4. Adam’s Blog: Rudy Giuliani’s Convenient Republicanism.
    5. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
    6. The Florida Masochist: Nice bottom.
    7. The Florida Masochist: Miracle in Montreal.
    8. The Florida Masochist: Free Jason Allen.

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    More Military News

    I have three articles for you today, and I do believe these are news articles that need to be reported more broadly. Saying that, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty:

    These articles include good news, good works, progress, successes and all the things the Marxists (or should they be called jihadis?) hate to report. I’ll leave that up to you to decide…

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    Some good news should be shared by all, and we sure could use some! That is why I am submitting this short article to the open trackback Linkfest. If you are not already a member, I encourage you to join. There are many wonderful people who have open trackbacks from here, and many of them have thought-provoking and wonderful articles. Thank you, and have a nice day.

    Posts I’ve trackbacked to: Dumb Ox Daily News, Right Truth, Conservative Cat, Nuke’s, Is It Just Me?, Dumb Ox Daily News, The Populist, Stix and Right Voices, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    Kind people who’ve trackbacked to this post:
    1. The Florida Masochist: The Knuckleheads of the Day award.
    2. The Florida Masochist: Trade War.
    3. The Florida Masochist: Blogging Notes.
    4. Shadowscope: The Nobel Peace Prize.

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    I woke up today and ended up over at my computer. I cleaned out the whole system because sometimes you can really get a bunch of unwanted spiders and other crawly things in there. No kidding! They make the computer slower than molasses.

    After doing this, I went to my email to find this link to Right Truth. It is quite interesting, to say the least. She claims that we bloggers may be spending too much time on our computers and I must confess, she is correct.

    I am a home bound person, which means I was just sitting in my house doing nothing but waiting for my number to be up. That is, until I found the net! This brought life back into my little part of the world. Before I knew it, my little part had grown so large! Do I spend too much time here? Probably. What would you have me do? Watch that crap on the just-for-boobs-tube? NO! (Not unless there’s a football game on or an old show. lol)

    I am only 47, but my first stroke was when I was 22. Bummer? NO! How can I say this? I had a diabolical plan for when I graduation which was adverted. THANK GOD! Are you kidding? No, I’m not going to you ehat it was. lol. Too much info, don’t ya think? 😉

    Getting back to the point…go check out Right Truth’s post. If you’ve ever been over there before, you know she covers many issues in one post. This woman is better than I. My hats off to ya, Debbie. 😉

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    I have earned the honor of being included in her article, so I believe it’s only fair for me to return that honor. That is why I am choosing this post, along with the fact that this is an important issue, for today’s Linkfest. Do you have a post you’d like to share? Come on, it will be good here. Just remember…NO PORN. My Christian site is being bombarded, and I’m sick of it. Well, that a post for a different day…

    Posts I’ve trackbacked to: Stop the ACLU, Blog @ MoreWhat.com, The Virtuous Republic, The Random Yak, AZAMATTEROFACT, Faultline USA, 123beta, Nanotechnology Today, Right Truth, The Populist, The World According to Carl, The Pink Flamingo, Phastidio.net, Dumb Ox Daily News, Stix Blog, The World According to Carl, Nuke’s, and Right Truth, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    Kind people who’ve trackbacked to this post:
    1. Stix Blog: I am a Bad American.
    2. The Florida Masochist: Weekly Dolphins prediction.
    3. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
    4. Blue Star Chronicles: Worshiping the Gore God of Global Warming.
    5. Planck’s Constant: Arson at Home of Rabbi in Ukaine.

    From my other site:
    1. Right Truth: Blogging is Dangerous, Seriously.

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    Stop the ACLU Blogburst

    Below you will find an amazing article written by John from Stop the ACLU. I hope you enjoy it.

    The video above is from ADF and is practically a commercial for them, but I don’t see anything wrong with that at all. I urge you to go join and donate!

    By the way, Kender inspired this post. He wanted to write the blogburst, but his rant inspired me and I wanted to add more. So, I’m gonna use Kender’s quotes throughout.

    It seems a German citizen claimed that the CIA abducted him, drugged him and sent him to a prison in a third world country where he was tortured and finally released on a hilltop in another country in a case of mistaken identity.

    The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed the case without comment after the Bush Administration said that if the case were not dismissed it would threaten state secrets.

    What I want to know is WHY a group that calls itself the AMERICAN Civil Liberties Union is so concerned with the civil liberties of a German citizen? The last time I checked, our civil liberties did not apply to the citizens of other countries, and the ACLU is not the arbiter of international law.

    Last March, the ACLU went crying to the U.N. about how ‘evil’ the U.S. is.

    The American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Human Rights Network today urged the U.N. Human Rights Committee to hold the U.S. government accountable for flagrant and repeated violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

    “Locally, nationally and globally, the United States has repeatedly failed in its responsibility to uphold basic human rights,” said Ann Beeson, Associate Legal Director of the ACLU. “We are appealing to the international arbiters to hold the U.S. accountable to basic human rights standards.”

    As sickening as this is, it is only one step in the ACLU’s agenda to undermine America’s sovereignty and freedom that so many soldiers have sacrificed and died to preserve.

    The ACLU is obviously frustrated by their inability to advance their radical agenda more quickly under the U.S. Constitution and are now determined not only to convince the American judiciary to look to international law, but also to use it as a means to their ends. They hold it as a higher authority than our own Constitution and are more than willing to sacrifice our sovereignty in their pursuit to radically force change on America to fit their own radical views.

    The sad thing is that they don’t have to try very hard to convince our judiciary. While they lost ground in the case above, they win enough cases to make it scary. Last year, former ACLU lawyer and current Supreme Court Justice, Ruth “Snoozer” Ginsburg, gave a speech that argued explicitly for the relevance of foreign law and court decisions for the interpretation of the American Constitution. She isn’t the only Justice that buys into this philosophy. FIVE Justices believe that international law should bear weight in interpreting our constitution.

    The ACLU don’t hide this agenda, they are proud of it.

    The ACLU sponsored a conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, October 9-11, 2003, to promote the use of international law in U.S. courts. The conference was titled “Human Rights at Home: International Law in U.S. Courts.” Publicit for the event stated, “The emphasis throughout the conference will be on using international law and human rights norms to advance justice in U.S. courts or on behalf of U.S. clients.” Some of the alleged human rights “injustices” cited were in the areas of “environmental justice,” “homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights,” and “children’s rights.”

    The ACLU publicity included comments from ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero and conference organizer Ann Beeson. Romero said, “Our goal is no less than to forge a new era of social justice where the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights are recognized and enforced in the United States.”

    Editors Note: Oh, hell no! OUR CONSTITUTION TRUMPS EVERYTHING.

    Beeson added, “From the grassroots level all the way to the Supreme Court, international human rights law is beginning to emerge as a tool for the victims of discrimination here at home.”

    Editors Note: What? Do you mean the Civil War never happened? Do you mean the laws passed in the 60’s and 70’s never occurred? You ignorant idiots!

    The ACLU’s rhetoric and efforts to use international law to rewrite, undermine, and bypass the Constitution has already gone beyond academic debate into the realm of actual use. As stated earlier, there are plenty of judges that have already adopted the philosophy and the ACLU are already participating in court cases where the judge uses international law in their decisions. It isn’t only at the federal level, but has penetrated even into the state level.

    All through the confirmation process of Justice Alito, the ACLU and leftards were screaming that Alito was a racist bigot that would undermine judicial precedent. However, this judicial philosophy has more potential to undermine judicial precedent than any current philosophy being espoused, and it has already proven to do so.

    The purpose of the judicial branch is to interpret the law and determine if laws are constitutional or not. There are several major flaws in the use of international law in our courts. Not only does it undermine the very authority of the Constitution deeming it impotent of any power, but it also gives the judicial branch a power that was never intended to be granted to it; the power to write law.

    Followers of this philosophy view the Constitution merely as a persuasive authority, equated with foreign law, to be relied upon if they are in line with her predetermined beliefs. It doesn’t really matter if their beliefs are inconsistent with the Constitution itself, they can simply find a foreign law that is consistent with their beliefs.

    New rights, such as homosexual rights or abortion, should not be stretched from our Constitution that never granted them. If new rights like these are to be given, then the people should have some say in that. There is a process set in place by the founders to do just this. They should be granted through law or a constitutional amendment. They should not be granted via judicial fiat.

    Editor’s Note: These justices better be careful, or they will have a hard time explaining why Shari’a Law is unconstitutional! Remember, it will be Hollyweird and the judicial system that will be the first to go...

    Besides the issues within our own judicial system and its decay, the ACLU is also turning to international sources to undermine our nation’s sovereignty and national security.

    For [example], the ACLU filed a formal complaint with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention against the United States, stating that the United States violated international law when it detained 765 Arab Americans and Muslims for security reasons after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on our nation. Eventually, 478 were deported.

    ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said, “With today’s action, we are sending a strong message of solidarity to advocates in other countries who have decried the impact of U.S. policies on the human rights of their citizens. We are filing this complaint before the United Nations to ensure that U.S. policies and practices reflect not just domestic constitutional standards, but accepted international human rights principles regarding liberty and its deprivations.” Source.

    Editor’s Note: How in the world am I responsible for what Bashir is doing to the Darfurians or Ahmadinejad’s actions towards the Persians?

    Romero, of course, makes the United States sound like some rogue nation with no regard for human rights, not the beacon of liberty that so many have come to – escaping from tyranny and the bonds of oppression.

    Right now, Britain is practically banning freedom of speech and the Bible in the name of homosexual rights and tolerance.

    “Inciting homophobic hatred will become illegal, the justice secretary, Jack Straw, announced last night following a campaign by homosexual rights groups. The introduction of an offence of rallying hatred against homosexuals follows similar measures to tackle religious hate crime[s], which were passed earlier this year after lengthy rows over freedom of speech.

    “It is a measure of how far we have come as a society in the last 10 years that we are now appalled by hatred and invective directed at people on the basis of their sexuality. It is time for the law to recognise this,” said Mr Straw, introducing the second reading of the criminal justice and immigration bill.

    Editor’s Note: So. Mr. Straw. Do you mean to try to convince me that bigomy, pedaphilia, insect, and ALL types of SEX are acceptable are you? After all, it’s only sex. You cannot blame someone for the sexual orientation, and you certainly cannot hate them. So please answer me this. What would you do if one of these men raped your 4 year daughter, you lying hypocrite!

    If you can’t imagine the ACLU helping make the same thing happen here, you need to wake up. All of this should concern you. You may think that it doesn’t directly affect you in your everyday life, but it will eventually. The ACLU’s embrace of international law seeks to hypocritically do the opposite of what the ACLU claims to protect, and the Constitution forbids; nor prohibit the free exercise of religion.

    In spring 2003, a group from the United Nations Human Rights Commission, of which former ACLU officials Paul Hoffman and John Shattuck are a part, met and discussed a resolution to add “sexual orientation” to the UNHRC’s discrimination list. Homosexual activists at the meeting called for a “showdown with religion,” clearly intending to use international law to silence religious speech that does not affirm homosexual behavior. Source.

    After the first amendment, the next thing you can kiss goodbye with international law is the second amendment.

    Editor’s Note: You can have my guns, out of my cold, dead hands!

    It is a direct threat to our very freedom of speech and religious exercise. In some countries, laws are being pushed and, in some cases enacted, that essentially criminalize forms of religious speech and activity if they do not affirm homosexual behavior.

    Another rant from Kender:

    The ACLU, the NYT and other groups and organizations that fight against our government on the GWOT, are basically attacking freedom and the safety and security of this nation, putting Americans in harms way in their misguided attacks on our governments attempt[ing] to track [down] and deal with [these] terrorists.

    What I want to know is this;

    When the islamists get control and impose sharia law, will the ACLU have the balls to stand up and say, “no way achmed”, or do you think it more likely that they will realize that speaking against the caliphate is a death sentence?

    I am betting they will shut up and become good little dhimmis.

    If we are going to turn the interpretation of our laws to international jurisprudence and decisions of foreign courts, judges, and legislatures, the question begs…why did we fight a war of independence? If the ACLU are successful in their agenda for international law, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution will eventually become irrelevant documents. More and more of America’s freedoms, and our very sovereignty will be sacrificed for international law. Our freedoms will vanish. The ACLU’s vision of freedom that includes the public sale of child pornography, the silencing of Churches and ministries, and unlimited abortion and euthanasia will replace them.

    Get involved. Donate and support organizations like the Alliance Defense Fund and the ACLJ that are out there fighting the ACLU’s agenda. Contact your representatives and Senators and tell them to support the Constitution Restoration Act that would put an end to the use of foreign law in our courts. Tell them to support the The Public Expression of Religion Act which would put a stop to taxpayer funding of the ACLU against the establishment clause case. Sign Our Petition To Stop Taxpayer Funding Of The ACLU. Pray that America wakes up before its too late.

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    These are critical issues for the survival of our nation. Please, at least check it out to see if you would agree with these people. I know I do. That is why I am going to have this post as my Linkfest open trackback. Please remember not to include porn. Yes, I personally am cencoring porn from my site. I, as an individual and not a government entity, have the right to do so. Amazing how little the screechers know about that which they screech! lol.

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    Kind people who’ve trackbacked to this post:
    1. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
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    It has come to my attention that our cartoonist, Chris Muir, is going through a family crisis (emergency) at this moment. I encourage everyone of you to post a prayer request or a request for encouragement through these difficult times. After all, he has been a great source of humor for us when we desperately it. We should be there for him in his time of need.

    PS. I’ve decided to go back to my blogger trackback, because otherwise I have difficulty trackbacking to some sites. I will still be posting at both sites, and I will provide the URL for the tb at each site for your convenience. Thank you for your patience. 😉

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    I’d like to share this with those who may not receive Chris’ cartoons on a daily basis. Please, no porn. No kidding. My site, my rules. 😉

    If you have not already joined up with the Linkfest, please reconsider. It truly is a great group of people to ‘hang out’ with, plus it will increase your readership. Well, that depends on whether or not you comment on other’s sites. I find it fun and informative. You may, also. Have a great day!

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    1. The Amboy Times: Empire State Building To be Lit for Muslim Holiday.
    2. Diary of the Mad Pigeon: Winter’s Wedding and a Whiskey with Sam Tresler.
    3. The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns: Crazy Sam – Guidance Notes.
    4. Webloggin: Cartoonist Chris Muir.

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    I think my arm hurts, but I’m not sure

    For those who care but have not been able to follow this, I will try to put the beginning in a nutshell for you.

    1. I fell backward off the bathtub from where I was standing, and I hit my back and head.

    2. Two days later, my wrist and thumb were paralyzed.

    3. I waited several days to go to the hospital because I had a doctor’s appointment.

    4. Doctor wouldn’t look at it, wouldn’t refill prescription, because apparently I had no appointment.

    5. Went to the hospital the next day.

    6. Diagnosis: Left radial nerve palsy. This is a form of localized paralysis.

    Everyone caught up? lol. I have a cast on my left arm, apparently to keep me from moving my arm. Do not worry. I am only typing with one finger. Yes, it is a pain in my neck!

    Getting back to the pain. My wrist and thumb are numb, but they also tingle. The area around them is what is starting to really hurt. The muscle near my elbow and upper arm are in pain as well. The part that hurts is not my wrist or thumb, but other areas close and far away. I have learned, from a podiatrist, that just because the pain is located in one place does not mean that the source and/or the cure is not in a different place in the body.

    I have removed the cast twice now (three times, shortly) to scratch my arm because it’s itching. I’ve tried putting lotion on it so it would stop, but that only lasted a while.

    My brother was kind enough to take me both times to the doctor. Now his muscles are eating him alive. See, this is the first time we tried out my wheelchair, and she’s no lightweight! When you don’t exercise for a while, this can happen to you.

    My recommendations? Don’t stand on your bathtub without something to grab onto. I now need new shower curtains! lol. Do not put off going to the hospital, no matter how silly you think it is. You’re not the doctor. I did not know about this palsy stuff. It could be more serious than I first thought. If you can, take a cab! This way, you don’t injure those around you. EXERCISE!

    Please pray for John to heal quickly. I believe it’s a bad case of tendinitis. But then again, I’m not a doctor…

    PS. No kidding, you have to watch this. No2Liberals sent this to Nuke’s News & Views, but I just had to ‘borrow’ it. You will laugh your fanny off. Thank you for making me feel better. 😉

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    2. Two days later, my wrist and thumb were paralized.
    3. I waited several days to go to the hospital because I had a doctor’s appointment.
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    5. Went to the hospital the next day.
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    Because of my ‘condition’, I would like to open up this post to an open trackback. I truly enjoy reading most of the posts that link here, and I have a feeling I’m going to have to take Jungle Mom’s advice for a while. Please join in the Linkfest!

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    1. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
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    5. Blue Star Chronicles: He Dropped His Drawers for the Freedumb Run.
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    Yes. We must gather whatever strength we have left and keep bloggin’ on, so here I am. I’m sitting here at my computer with over 38 emails that I still have to read and consider posting. Oh, the pain of it all! lol.

    Truth is, I haven’t got a darn thing to say. What? The Left wants us to lose the war and become marxists, the rupukians don’t have a candidate, the Middle East is on fire with many may or may not turn into fires, we shouldn’t leave so we can be there when that time comes, the crazies want us out because they’re tired of the war (could someone please tell me why? they haven’t done a damn thing to help the cause!), China, Zimbabwe, Burma, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Venezuela, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Cuba, and many other countries have real prroblems, and all I get to hear on the Sunday shows is a crock of crap! Damn it, people are being murdered. Doesn’t anyone care?

    Well I know our Soldiers, Marines, Seamen, and the such care. They’re the only ones making sacrifices while we sit here grumbling. Their families as well. So frankly, I’d appreciate it if you could take at least one minute out of your oh so important day and pray for them and their success. Thank you.

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    Kind people who always pray for our troops and who have trackbacked to this post:
    1. Conservative Cat: Pushing Daisies on Network TV.
    2. Shadowscope: Monday Open-Trackback Post.
    3. Chuck Adkins: It’s Monday Morning, Where the hell is the coffee? Open Trackback and Open Thread.
    4. The Amboy Times: Celebrate Che is Dead Day.
    5. Republican National Convention Blog: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    6. Stuck On Stupid: Hillary Bitch Slaps A Voter In Iowa.
    7. High Desert Wanderer: The Farley Waystop, Bane Virginia.
    8. Big Dogs Weblog: Those Religious Nut Politicians.
    9. Stuck On Stupid: Sandy Berger, Classified Document Thief Joins Clinton Campaign.
    10. CommonSenseAmerica: Returning Favors?
    11. The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns: Crazy Sam – Iran’s Technology Pace, Speedy Delivery?
    12. third world county: Faux “Coffee Beer”
    13. 123beta: Peyton, Peyton – What Should I Do?
    14. walls of the city: damnation through inaction.
    15. CommonSenseAmerica: Will International Law Trump Our Sovereignty?
    16. Faultline USA: Midland Reporter-Telegram: Hatchet Job on Giuliani.
    17. Rhymes With Right: DNA To Shed Light On Columbus?
    18. Rhymes With Right: Hillary Clinton: Phony Feminist.
    19. Conservative Cat: Okay, It’s Time to Talk Politics.
    20. My.NEWS.Biz: Carrolling.
    21. Adam’s Blog: The Poor Little Rich Kid.
    22. Blue Star Chronicles: Sandy Berger, Convicted Thief, Liar and Overall Low-Life, Joins Hillary Clinton’s Campaign.
    23. Planck’s Constant: Most Corporations are Idiots.
    24. Blue Star Chronicles: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Has Returned to the United States.
    25. Woman Honor Thyself: Columbus Day..Booyah!
    26. Mark My Words: Who cares what it costs?
    27. AZAMATTEROFACT: Yabba Dabba Doo [Fred Joins the Debate].
    28. Chuck Adkins: It’s WTF O’clock in the Morning! Open Trackback & Open Thread
    29. Leaning Straight Up: Tuesday Videos: including a Blue Angels tribute.

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    Howdy, ya’ll

    Sorry I’m so late, but I’ve been setting up a site for someone who has about as much knowledge about blogger.com as I had about it when I first started. Wow. That brings back so many memories! I’ll never forget the time I forgot to save the template BEFORE I tried playing with it. Now I save them all just for the heck of it, even when I need to! lol.

    Anyway, I’m going to be busy for a minute. I’m going to add the trackbacks to my last post. I don’t really like to have my personal life out there, but I hope it helps someone who ends up with wrist drop. I may have a cast on, but I see no reason for that to stop me from blogging. Maybe just a little slower, but not quit. lol.

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    Kind people who’ve trackbacked to this post through Linkfest:
    1. All the news: Howdy, ya’ll.
    2. Chuck Adkins: Early Sunday Morning Trackback and Open Thread.
    3. Shadowscope: Rudy Giuliani Supports Drug Dealers.
    4. Stuck On Stupid: Democrats Woo Voters at Iowa Swine Barn.
    5. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
    6. The Florida Masochist: Weekly Dolphins prediction.
    7. Adam’s Blog: Conservatives Revolt.
    8. The Florida Masochist: History repeats itself.
    9. The Amboy Times: They Want Us to Lose.
    10. Rhymes With Right: Of Course Lotteries Shortchange Schools.
    11. Planck’s Constant: The Muslim Guide to Cybersex.
    12. Right Voices: The NYT’s Devotes Two Columns Of Hate Toward Justice Clarence Thomas.
    13. Right Truth: A Moment of Tranquility with Hillary (just for fun).
    14. Woman Honor Thyself: Muzlim Docs Choose whom to “heal”.
    15. Webloggin: Mirror to Bush: Look at Reflection to Understand Losses in 2006.
    16. Leaning Straight Up: Looking for Sanity in San Francisco.
    17. The Florida Masochist: Casting Call.
    18. The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
    19. The Florida Masochist: Archbishop Christodoulos.

    Kind people who’ve trackbacked to this post at my blogger site:
    1. Global American Discourse: CNAS: Intellectual Support on Foreign Policy for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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    Gratitude abounds

    I awake this feeling almost everyday. I’d be lieing if I claimed everyday. Some days I forget or am too wrapped up within myself to see the bigger picture. But for a moment, then I remember, gratefully. I am alive, I live in the greatest nation ever on the planet earth, I can walk, I can talk, I can breathe on my own, I can laugh, I can create, I can write. All of these things I can do at my will without fear of repercussion.

    We may be only 4% of the world’s population, but we are the wealthiest in spirit, wealthiest in materialistic ways, wealthiest in choices and wealthiest by the grace of God. Had He not had His Gracious hand over us, we would have surely met disaster many times over.

    So why is it that people would like to make this a muslim nation when each and every muslim nation is horrendous? Why would they desire we forget about our Creator? Could it be because they do not like what is right and love what is evil? Could it be possible that it has been so long that they do not know the difference?

    Aha! But I say, “NO!” Why? Because the Bible says no. In Romans 1:18-32, (all bolding is mine)

    God’s Wrath Against Mankind
    18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–His eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

    21For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that were made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

    24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen.

    26Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

    28Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

    Wow. That’s a mouthful, eh? Have I ever done any of these things? Yes. Do I struggle at times still? Yes. But I know that there is One who Save me from death’s grip, and that is Jesus Christ, my LORD and Savior.

    Remember as a child how we used to push our parents to find out where the bounderies were? Well, at the time we may not have known that’s what we were doing, but we all did it. That is because every creature, every human being, needs direction, guidance, love, discipline and correction.

    That is why I am so grateful that I can practice my faith as a Christian in this country, no matter whether you like it or not.

    Back to those verses, though. They say very much and give so much insight to the many seemingly unanswered questions we have of God. The answers can be found in this Bible and in these verses. Why does evil happen? Because we have turned away from God, we have told Him He is no longer needed in our schools, and His Ten Commandments? Why that’s illegal! Poppy-cock! You may sit down for this and allow it to happen, but I will not.

    It is necessary for us to fight the American-Communist-Legal-Union (ACLU) with everything we have. The truth is on our side, and if we don’t, then who will? Could you please answer me that? We fought the godless communists, only to find them in our schools teaching our children and throwing out God! HOW DARE THEY! They were able to do this because we were asleep. Also, we did not know our own Constitution! They knew it better than we did.

    Well my dear readers, it is time we educated ourselves. They have infested our Churches to the point where no one even speaks about Hell or fire and brimstone! Are you okay with that? This is not a church. It is a place where people gather to pretend they are christians. If you attend such a Church, I recommend you quickly find one that knows the Word of God and teaches it to everyone. We are all His disciples, not just the Pastor. Do not leave all the work up to him. You have your own Cross to bear.

    Excuse me, I get upset when I consider the state of affairs of my beloved country and the world. But the reason I am so grateful?

    The LORD Appears to Solomon: 2Chronicles 7:11-22.
    11When Solomon had finished the temple of the LORD and the royal palace, and succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of the LORD and in his own palace, 12the LORD appeared to him at night and said:

      “I have heard your prayer and have this place for Myself as a temple for sacrifices.”

      13“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among My people, 14if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 16I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that My Name may be there forever. My eyes and My heart will always be there.”

      17As for you, if you walk before Me as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe My decrees and laws, 18I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a man to rule over Israel.'”

      19But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, 20then I will uproot Israel from My land, which I have given them, and I will reject this temple I have consecrated for My Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. 21And though this temple is now so imposing, all who pass by will be appalled and say, ‘Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’ 22People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the LORD, the God of their fathers, who brought them out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshipping and serving them–that is why He brought all this disaster on them.'”

    Wow. It is absolutely amazing how we can search for answers in the Bible and go to two entirely different books, the first being the New Testament-the latter being the Old Testament, and we come right back to the righteousness of the LORD. I was seeking the prayer in which God promises to heal our land, but I do not like to take verses out of context. That is why they are so long. In case you were wondering. lol.

    Yes, this is my great hope. That we would all repent of our sins, turn from our wicked way, and seek the LORD with all of our heart, our mind, our soul and our strength. Day and night. Do you need a reason to pray? Pray for our men and women in uniform who are keeping you free. Show them your gratitude, although they may never know it. God will know it, and He will account to you. Pray for the sick, the elderly, the lost. There are so many things about which you could pray!

    The most important prayer of all, though, is the prayer you pray when you make the decision to ask the LORD Jesus to come into your heart and forgive your sins. Yes, it is by far the most important. That does not mean the others do not count, they do! We are just talking, you and me, about which is the most important.

    If your Church no longer asks people if they are Christians, then it is not a Christian Church. RUN out of there. Just because the building claims to be a Church, does not make it so. Please, come with me. We can have Bible study over the net! It is better than worshipping other gods. No, you do not have to be a Christian to join a fellowship, but you must abide by the Christian commandments. They are the same as the Jewish commandments.

    I am grateful that the LORD has taken my place and freed me from my sin. I am grateful for His direction. He leads me away from evil. I love Him, and I am very grateful that He loves me. God bless you all. Have a wonderfully blessed day.

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    "The Great Global Warming Swindle"

    There has been a documentary made concerning global warming by scientists that have been called heretics for the hoax that it really is. As it is, global warming is such a huge business that if the truth were finally allowed to rise through the feces, many people who work at claiming it is real would actually have to go and get a real job. This they do not wish to do.

    Also, many of these people have made global warming a political religion. Where have I heard those two words together like that? Oh yes, Islamic Facism! You are treated in the same manner if you do not actually believe what they tell you to believe or just go along with the crowd.

    Dare to be different. Dare to stand up against this evil lie. Dare to speak the truth. Dare to educate yourself not by my words, but by your own research and actions. This is the purpose for this documentary, “The Great Global Warming Swindle.” It has French subtitles, because the link to it came from France. As a suggestion, you may want to start with understanding what the sun’s variations are, and see how they are involved in global warming.

    Share this with your friends. Get everyone together and watch it like a movie. Get some popcorn, some butter, and some chocolate. Gotta have that chocolate! lol.

    You may even want to call your favorite radio show to talk about this topic and inform them about this documentary. You may also want to contact the directors of this documentary: Great Global Warming Swindle. There is a contact field for you right there. Their website is Great Global Warming Swindle. This will be in England. If you would prefer to call them with some questions, you may reach them with these numbers: Tel: +44(0)20 7688 1711, Fax: +44(0)20 7680 1702, Email: info AT wagtv DOT com, Web: WAGTV. If this does not work, there was a 1 that I did not include at the end. You may want to add it.

    I would like to let you know that I have NOT finished watching the documentary, but I am very impressed with it so far. As I said, you must do the research yourself. Don’t anyone’s word for it, not even mine. I say this, because we should all know what we are talking about when we speak. This way, we may speak with authority. Thank you, and have a great day!

    I think this one will make a great open trackback! Do you? Please join Linkfest so that you will know when I have written something I find interesting. Remember the decency rule, no porn, no spam, etc. Please be kind to everyone, even if you disagree with their point of view. Discussions and debates are very stimulating to have. Calling each other names is a total waste of time. Okay, that’s piece of mind for this morning. lol. Have a great day.

    You will be able to trackback to the site where I’m having the Linkfest here: http://rosemarysthoughts.com/2007/09/23/the-great-global-warming-swindle/trackback/

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    NFL Game 3, 2007

    It is now time for tomorrow’s game 3 of this year’s season, and I am here with the match-ups for you. As the games play, I will also provide you with their scores. I will pick who I think will win except for three teams: Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots and the St. Loius Rams. Why? Because I do not like them at all. 😉

    Here is the match-up for the 1 pm EST games:
    Arizona Cardinals vs. *Baltimore Ravens: Final: ARI 23; *BAL 26, San Diego Chargers vs. *Green Bay Packers: Final: SD 24; *GB 31, St. Loius Rams vs. *Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Final: STL 3; *TB 24, San Francisco 49ers vs. *Pittsburgh Steelers: Final: SF 16; *PIT 37, Detroit Lions vs. *Philadelphia Eagles: Final: DET 21; *PHI 56, Miami Dolphins vs. *NY Jets: Final: MIA 28; *NYJ 31, *Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots: Final: BUF 7; NE 31, *Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Final: *MIN 10; KC 13 and *Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans: Final: *IND 30; HOU 24.

    In the line-up I just posted, I noticed a few things I’d like to mention before continuing. I really do want Buffalo to crush NE Pats. Arizona is looking pretty good this season, but I chose the Ravens because while the Ravens may have been a young team, they have shown grit. Green Bay over San Diego. I know. How dare I! Every time I’ve rooted against the Pack, they’ve won! I want San Diego to win…or GB. lol. I just wish the Steelers were performing better. I think they may tomorrow. The same with my Eagles. Detroit is a contender. Miami sucks. Look, don’t yell at me! I’m not the coach nor the players. They need to get a move on! That’s as simple as that. That’s about it for this round. Now we are coming up to the five games that are going to play at 4:15 pm EST.

    4:15 pm EST.
    Cincinnati Bengals vs. *Seattle Seahawks: Final: CIN 21; *SEA 24, Cleveland Browns vs. *Oakland Raiders: Final: CLE 24; *OAK 26, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. *Denver Broncos: Final: JAX 23; *DEN 14, NY Giants vs. *Washington Redskins: Final: NYG 24; *WAS 17 and *Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons: Final: *CAR 27; ATL 20.

    There is another game later tomorrow night at 8:15 pm EST. This team is Dallas Cowboys vs. *Chicago Bears: Final: DAL 34; *CHI 10. Why not? Someone has to root for them. 😉

    Monday Nite Live at 8:30 pm EST: Tennessee Titans vs. *New Orleans Saints: Final: TEN ; *NO .

    I hope everyone has a wonderful game weekend. Should I keep putting these up as a Linkfest? I think so. Otherwise, how will everyone remember? Even if football is not your ‘thing’, you can still stop by and see if your favorite team won. Hopefully, right? lol. Everyone have a great weekend, and don’t forget me! 😉

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    Dost Thou look upon thee with adorning eyes? Searching my soul for my every care. Such blessings I humbly accept with the knowledge that I am less than rags upon Thou’s sight. How merciful and graceful Thou art to me. Thou hast come at my time of desperation.

    How dost Thou know? Why dost Thou care? You are surely Omniscient and Compassionate. He has entered in again where he has no place nor right. I pray Thee, protect me. Do not allow mine enemy to find me.

    I pray, LORD, please keep watch over Morgan and his team. Crush his enemies before him, do not allow them sight before him. I pray, LORD, help him in everyway and everyday. The other two that went with him, please protect them and their teams. Even more precious, protect their families with a hedge of protection around them. Morgan and his teams as well.

    You have been doing such a magnificent job. I thank You with all of my heart. What can I do that is worth of Your grace? I have accepted Your Son, Jesus Christ, as my LORD and Saviour. I have repented of my sins. I have asked for the Holy Spirit to abide in my heart. That is all? But that is so simple!

    You have already paid the cost for my sins, and I am so sorry that I put You in that position. I thank You so much for Your love for me. I know You offer it freely for all those who will seek Your face. I pray everyone does.

    Whenever I look around and lift mine eyes up to You, I can see some of Your creation and it is good. It is beautiful. I love those mountains with snowcaps, the valleys with the green, green grass. The streams that run silently with the purest of water. Such a delight!

    I still remember to thank You for my legs, that I may walk. My lungs, that I may breathe again without tubes everywhere! The little and the big things You have blessed me with are so grand, and I thank You.

    Lastly, but certainly not leastly, I thank You for the wonderful people You have surrounded about me. They are caring, intelligent, thoughtful, creative, and they all remind me of You and Your attributes. Yes, I am the most blessed person alive, and that also is due to You. Thank You. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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    How NOT to move

    Oh my, I almost missed my deadline! Well, it’s a deadline I gave to myself when I was just beginning blogging. I used to blog every once in a while. I didn’t take it as seriously as I thought I should, so I promised myself to write at least once a day.

    It has been rather difficult these days. During this move, I am finding things I’ve forgotten I needed to move. My friends are helping me move, yet I sometimes have the email turned off. I am doing a lot of behind the scenes work, like transferring links, and I’m forgetting to check for trackbacks.

    Well, that last one was not entirely my fault. I could not understand why no one was trackbacking to me, so I went to investigate. Then I noticed that one of friends had put the moderator on, to my surprise! I’ve never used this (except at sites that I don’t visit), so I was a little relieved to be honest. Then I spent hours trackbacking to the wrong post and unable to correct it.

    If I have trackbacked to you about the wrong topic, please let me know. lol. I will try to correct that. I don’t know how I’m going to move my pictures over to my new site. I also added www. Now, it doesn’t matter if you use the www. or not, because I have them both set to accept either.

    I have to get my feedburner going correctly, and so many things I should have thought of before I said it was okay. NEVER say it is okay until you have changed everything you want to take with you. I have a sitemeter which I thought about first. 🙂

    My goodness. Why didn’t anyone tell me that I was going to need to do all of these things? That is the reason I writing this post. So that anyone who is thinking about moving will know that you cannot do it in a hurry. Especially if you are going out there on your own. More importantly, especially when you can’t read the language! Argghhh!

    I am quite sure I have not covered everything, so if you feel the need to switch your IPS, please feel free to e-mail me. I’m sure I’ll more to say about this. Have a great day.

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    This is my post for today’s open trackback. I believe it is my duty to warn you! (OMG! It’s 6:49am the next day, Wednesday, because I fell asleep at the computer again! I am still going to count it as written last night, because, well, I did. I just never got it posted. lol) I would appreciate it very much if you would at least give Linkfest a chance. This group of people are wonderful, and they have given people like me the opportunity to meet some very wonderful people through these open trackbacks. I also get to read all these articles that I did not have a chance to write. They really make me feel like I have everything covered because of them. You may still trackback from here, but please join us at Linkfest. I promise you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

    These are the people whom I have trackbacked to: Blog @ MoreWhat.com, Faultline USA, Right Truth, The World According to Carl, Nuke’s News & Views, Cao’s Blog, Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker, Dumb Ox Daily News, Right Voices, Pursuing Holiness, The Yankee Sailor, CatSynth.com, The Amboy Times, Outside the Beltway, Perri Nelson’s Website, DeMediacratic Nation, Adam’s Blog, The World According to Carl, Webloggin, Conservative Cat, Right Voices, Pirate’s Cove, third world county, and The Yankee Sailor, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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    How did Denver cheat? Ask the Ref’s

    I was watching this particular game last night, the Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, in overtime. From 52 yards away, the field goal was made by the Raiders. They put the 3 points on the scoreboard, and the game was won. It was over. People started on their way home. But wait!

    What is this? They’re taking the points off the board! What is happening? The Raiders have to try again. Why? What is the penalty? They’re trying to kick it at the same line? THERE IS NO PENALTY? So what happened?

    Ah, Denver called a time-out…when? If it was not recognized before the play, it is never accepted as being a time-out. At least not until now.

    I want an investigation. I want to know how much in debt those refs are, and I also would like to know which ref saw the time-out. Did anyone see it? I certainly did not.

    Of course the Raiders missed the second attempt at a 52 yard field goal, so Denver went on to win the game with their own field goal. Too bad we don’t cheat, eh? Even if we had called for a time-out, it would not have been recognized.

    Maybe some of you who are into football do not care about either the Broncos or the Raiders. That’s fine. What are you going to do when this happens to you and you know for a fact it is a lie? That you got cheated? Don’t expect others to stand up for you if you are not willing to stand for others. That’s all I’ve got to say.

    This will be my post for today’s open trackback. I am too angry-still-to write anything cute or nice. Just don’t send any porn, or you will be banned. How’s that to let you know my mood?! Grrrrr.

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    I finally did it. I bought a site!

    I would to thank everyone here who has been just as kind as anyone could hope for in any era. I remember when I asked which of the two sites you liked better. Some of you liked both, some, like me, could not make up their mind. Trust me, I know how hard it is! You wouldn’t believe how many sites I’ve looked at in the past days.

    That is one of the reasons I’ve been so busy. Do not worry if you do not see your name linked on the new site. I have a plan! I am going to add them gradually. That way, I can hopefully get more from TTLB. lol.

    The name of the new site is the same, so it won’t be that hard. The only difference is that it is now a .com and not a blogger. Yippee! Please take a look, and leave any comments you want either here or over there.

    I will still be writing here, but the links will go over there. Honestly, what was I going to write about in these past few weeks? Fonts, HTML or XHTML, CSS, presentations, editors, and all this stuff I’m learning all over again? I think NOT! LOL. My goodness, I have very little readership as it is!

    I know about the news that I’ve missed. Bin Ladin, Chavez, Ahmadinejad, and the rest. Can you tell me one they said that was new that did not sound like it came straight out the Democrats talking points? There are some things I want to write and say, and I shall be able to soon. Maybe then you can judge my work better. I just pray you will not forget about me just because I am a Christian and write about Christian things. I also write about everything else you never read about here. It’s almost as if they censored the news all their little egoist selves. Hmm…Thank you. 😉

    I am going to use this post to let everyone know of the good news (and so I don’t lose them!). If anyone would care to trackback to me with your bright, witty, funny, newsy, or ordinary post, please feel free do so. I really like Linkfest, and I recommend you go through there. It is okay if you do not, it is just my preference. They are very good and you can meet some very people. The one rule I have, and I must insist, no porn. I do not like cussing, but if it is about WWIV and you have an article which has been written by a milblogger (or you are a milblogger), then I have a special exception for you. Just let me know ahead of time, okay? lol. Thank you.

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    Prayers for Kevin Everett

    Many times we are serious, silly, non-chalant in our writing; but today I would like to ask a favor of you. Please, go to this site and send Kevin your best wishes and prayers.

    Kevin Everett is one of the Buffalo Bills tight ends. He has suffered a major cervical spine injury in last Sunday’s game, and he was immediately taken to surgery from the field. You may read more about his condition and the reaction of the team here.

    He was visited by his teammates, but he cannot speak as of the writing of that news article. We are asking you to go to the first link and send a message of encouragement, get well, prayers, whatever you feel like saying EXCEPT do not send any crap. I will hold you personally responsible, and so will God. You got that? Good.

    I am going to introduce this as my open trackback instead of tomorrow’s games finals, because you will still be able to find those stats right here. I believe this is more important, because it involves one of our brothers in Christ. Please use the first link above. There is another link that provides you with an update and a little information about his conditition. Thank you, and God bless you. (For you athiest, thank you for your good deed.)

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    These are the kind people who’ve trackbacked to this post:

  • Planck’s Constant: What is Football without the Cheerleaders.
  • Rosemary’s Thoughts: I like it! Thank you.
  • The Amboy Times: Maher Calls 9/11 Truthers “Lunatics”.
  • Potbelly Stove: News from the Front.
  • Right Truth: Sunday Reading List September 16, 2007.
  • DeMediacratic Nation: Iran Policy Rift – State Doves and Cheney Hawks.
  • Blue Star Chronicles: Hippies Bullying America into Surrender for More Than Forty Years.
  • Planck’s Constant: Soutwest Airlines to woman: skirt to short to fly.
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    NFL Game 2, 2007

    Hello there guys and gals. How are you doing today? Getting ready for the weekend, I hope. The College games will be played on Saturday, but I do not cover them. Carl may be able to help with that. Are you ready for some football? (LOL)

    There are 8 games that will be playing at 1 pm EST. Again, I shall give you the names of the games and my pick, the final scores as they happen, and any other little tidbits. Here we go:

    1 pm EST.
    Houston Texans vs. *Carolina Panthers, Final: HOU 34; *CAR 21. I don’t like Carolina, but I do believe they will beat Houston. (Great game, Houston!) Next we have Cincinnati Bengals vs. *Cleveland Browns, Final: CIN 45; *CLE 51. I think Cincinnati was doing well last year, but that was last year. Cleveland is at home. ‘Nuf said. WOW! *Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans, Final: *IND 22; TEN 20. I’ll take it. New Orleans Saints vs. *Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Final: NO 14; *TB 31. The only hope I can give to New Orleans, who I really want to win, is to root against them. Weird, eh? Oh well. lol. *San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams, Final: *SF 17; STL 16. I hate the Rams, and I will never root for them. On the other hand, I like the 49ers. 😉 Now HERE’s my game! *Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Final: *BUF 3; PIT 26. (Boo-hoo.) Okay, this is not fair! Both of my teams suck, even though I like them both. Geez. Green Bay Packers vs. *NY Giants, Final: GB 35; *NYG 13. This is what happens when both teams suck. Oh well. Finally we have Atlanta Falcons vs. *Jacksonville Jaguars, Final: ATL 7; *JAX 13. Do I believe the Jaguars will win? I do not care. Not until the Atlanta coach comes out and makes a public statement that the creep (Vick) is never permitted to step foot on their grounds again.

    4:15 pm EST.
    There are 6 games being played at 4:15 pm EST. They are Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals, Final: *SEA 20; ARI 23 (Good going, Cardinals), Dallas Cowboys vs. *Miami Dolphins, Final: DAL 37; *MIA 20 (this is a tough call for me. Both teams are sucking right now), Minnesota Vikings vs. *Detroit Lions, Final: MIN 17; *DET 20, *Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, Final: *OAK 23 and I don’t care; DEN 20, but actually it is 20, 23. The Raiders won that game. The refs did something I’ve never seen before. They never even called a penalty, but the Raiders had to do another 52 yard field goal. Why are they at the same line if there was a penalty? I WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH THOSE REFS GAMBLE!!! BTW, we are in OT. A flag was thrown against Denver, but it was picked up. Now they are near the 10 yard line. This is not a fair game. DENVER CHEATS. They are now claiming that while the game in progress, Denver called for a time out. WTH(eck)? Kansas City Chiefs vs. *Chicago Bears, Final: KC 10; *CHI 20 and *NY Jets vs. Baltimore Ravens, Final: *NYJ 13; BAL 20. I know this last one is dangerous, but what can I say? I’m from NY! 🙂

    There is one game that will be played at 8:15 pm EST. That is ****San Diego Chargers against the cheating, no good New England (I can’t call them Patriots, so I will call them) THIEVES, Final: *SD ; NE . (Right now we are stinking up the field. 0, 24. Gee whiz.)

    Monday Nite Football’s game will be Washington Redskins vs. *Philadelphia Eagles, Final: WAS ; *PHI .

    Don’t worry if you miss a game or two. You can always come here to find out what the scores were. Have a nice weekday!

    Again, I will be using this for my open trackback so that all those that are interested in the NFL will know where they can find the information about the games. Well, at least the final scores. Everyone have a nice weekend!

    Update: As many of you know, Kevin Everett of the Buffalo Bills was injured very seriously in the last game. If you would like to be a good sport or just a good person, please take a moment to show your support and send some good wishes. With all of my heart, thank you.

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    These are the kind people who have trackbacked to me:

  • The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
  • 123beta: Rival Week Open Trackback Weekend.
  • Potbelly Stove: Associated Press: A disservice.
  • Church and State: Weekend Open Trackback Sept 14 – 16.
  • The Amboy Times: Al-Qaeda Puts Bounty on Cartoonist, Editor.
  • The Amboy Times: Maher Calls 9/11 Truthers “Lunatics”.
  • Diary of the Mad Pigeon: The Truth About Service Acadamies?
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    Friends are more precious than gold

    I do not have a Hemmingway nor a Faulkner pressing my mind at the moment for you, because I am overcome with a feeling that is very foreign to me. It is overwhelming. It is raw. It is good. The feeling for which I am referring is Friendship.

    I have written my old blog for over 3 years, and I have made a few friends over there. Some very thoughtful and longlasting friends. I will not be listing names because I know I will inadvertantly forget one person or two, and I am not in the business of hurting anyone. Well, maybe OBL, but that’s a different subject!

    Whenever I am struggling with a problem, no matter how silly, they are always there to guide me through. They make me laugh a lot, they share with me themselves, they are the most fantastic human beings I know.

    God has surely blessed me. I just hope I remain worthy of this of blessing. (I know in God’s eyes I am a sinner, nothing but rags on my best day. Thanks to my LORD Jesus Christ, I am made white as snow. Thank you, Jesus.) Have a nice day everyone, and God bless you all.

    I am going to share this with my friends at Linkfest through an open trackback. Maybe this is something you will want to try now. After all, I never would have met some of these remarkable people without being open.

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    These are the kind people who’ve linked to this post:

  • The Amboy Times: Muslim Doctor Arrested in Park with AK-47.
  • The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
  • DeMediacratic Nation: Democrats: An End to the War; Short, Bittersweet.
  • Right Truth: Pro-America Companies.
  • Blue Star Chronicles: Eco-Friendly Bombs from Russia with Love for the E.
  • Blue Star Chronicles: Newly Released Video from Beslan.
  • Blue Star Chronicles: Blogging Michigander’s Personal Jihad Twarted.
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    I Need Your Opinion…

    I have been very busy today moving everything I’ve ever written over to Rosemary’s Thoughts (at WordPress). I would like everyone who would like their blog on my blogroll to leave me a comment so I can add it. Also, I need to know if you like the new site or should I stay where I am?

    It’s very easy for me to operate over at WordPress.com, and I’m very disgusted with blogger.com. I don’t know what to do! I need all of your help, and that is why I am putting this post on the open trackback today. PLEASE answer me! I cannot make this decision on my own. If you love me, you will help me. LOL. 🙂

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    These are the nice people to have come to my rescue, lol:

  • third world county: T-13, 1.42: Thirteen Ways to Improve Public Education.
  • Blue Star Chronicles: The Committee for Ex-Muslims Campaigns for Freedom.
  • Blue Star Chronicles: Muslim Terrorists Leaders Threaten to Kill Madonna.
  • Blue Star Chronicles: I’ve Had Jury Duty This Week.
  • the so called me: Ask Me Anything. Where do babies come from if not my Mommy’s tummy?
  • The Stout Republican: Hellgate Beta.
  • The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehads of the Day award.
  • Conservative Thoughts: General Petraeus and Amb Crocker at National Press Club.
  • DeMediacratic Nation: Clinton, the Left and Adherence to the Agenda.
  • Inside the Northwest territory: Today in History.
  • CommonSenseAmerica: Will Saul Arellano Finally Get What Was Stolen From Him?
  • The Florida Masochist: Florida the rules are different here Chapter CL.
  • Nanotechnology Today: World Trade Center Computational Nanotechnology.
  • Pirate’s Cove: ANSWER Hopes For Civil Disobedience.
  • The Florida Masochist: US Solheim Cup team- White women only need apply?
  • Right Truth: Yes, the CIA Helped Germany Foil Recent Terror Plot.
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    I have filled out a petition to put an end to the theives over at the ACLU. Are you aware that our very own government PAYS them to do to us what we would not allow the government do? Nice, eh? NO! It isn’t. That is why we must put a stop to it right away.

    Would you please help me to do this by signing this petition today: Stop taxpayer funding of the ACLU. We always sit back and wonder what we can do. THIS is what we can do. Thank you so very much.

    I will be using this post as my Sunday open trackback post. I hope many of you would give this a mention on your own site. this really burns my hide. Thank you to all of you who help us.

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    These are the posts I have trackbacked to: Outside the Beltway, Link Fest – Week One, Big Dog’s Weblog, Walls of the City, The World According to Carl, Webloggin, Cao’s Blog, Colloquium, Right Voices, Stageleft, Big Dog’s Weblog, Is It Just Me?, Webloggin, Colloquium, The Yankee Sailor, Conservative Cat, The World According to Carl, Shadowscope, The Amboy Times, and Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    These are the people who were kind enough to trackback to this post:

  • The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
  • The Florida Masochist: More on Aliza Schwab.
  • CommonSenseAmerica: Feinstein: Petreaus is there to succeed.
  • DeMediacratic Nation: Petreaus Betray Us, Feinstein Lyin’: Iraq and the.
  • Republican National Convention Blog: blogging, force for democracy or information chaos.
  • Right Truth: College Scholarship Offered to Bloggers.
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    Many of my readers are familiar with the Daily News from Iran which is written by Dr. Zin. I have learned why we have not heard from him recently or seen any news on his site. It appears that they have frozen his site because he could not afford to keep running it without our contributions. Well, I’m not going to sit by and allow this to happen. Unfortunately, I am not rich. The total he needs is over $1000. I am going to be contributing $15. It may be small, but it will help. If we all give $15, it will only take 70 people to help get wonderful site back up and running. Remember how much information he brought to us? I believe he deserves this help. If you would like to heop, you may donate by PayPal (I don’t have the address) or at this address:

      Regime Change Iran
      PO Box 3373
      Tustin, CA 92781

    Thank you.

    I have several articles and videos from John over at Stop the ACLU that you may have missed. Here they are ones I kept:

    Many of you know that I have been following a ‘moderate’ Muslim and what he has to say. I believe we should give him a chance, while others are not open to this idea. It is a decision that is totally up to you. I do, however, have a few articles from him if you are interested (and even if you’re not! lol). Here is an article written by Frank Gaffney: CAIR-TV on September 5, 2007 concerning CAIR.

    One of my favorite radio hosts and authors has written another marvelous article entitle, “10 “Inconvenient” Questions for Al Gore and His Fellow Man Made Global Warming Believers. Wow. This is a must read.

    Another good friend of mine lives in Japan. He was in television forum to discuss Japan’s pacifist constitution. Here are some of the things he wished he had time to discuss, seeing as it was hard enough to get a word in edgewise! lol Postscript of NHK Forum 1: Japan Has to Be a Pretty Boy in the Middle East? No way! and Postscript of NHK Forum 2: Inseparable Alliance between Japan and the United States. Here are some of the issues that he actually had the opportunity to mention in the forum: Media and Jurists’ Humiliation to the Iraq War and the War on Terror. These are a little long, but they are well worth your time. Besides being important issues, he is a fine writer.

    Last, but by no means least, I have two articles from Michael Yon. These are always must reads, so I’ll just say that before I post them. Here they are: A Marine. A Mentor. A Model Approach. and Ghosts of Anbar, Part IV of IV. Michael has also started a channel on YouTube. If you would like to subscribe to it, click here. Then click on the subscribe button right there by Michael’s name.

    Well, I guess that’s enough news for a little while. Boy, I can hardly wait for tomorrow…arghh! This is just the news I’ve saved. Oh brother!

    This is Saturday, and everyone is probably out having a great time. I hope they are. I received some sad news tonight as I was putting this together, but I am not at liberty to discuss it. All I can do is ask you to continue praying and supporting our men and women in the Armed Forces who are protecting our butts so we can write crap like this that means so little when you realize what we are really facing…this is my open trackback post.

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    These are the posts I’ve trackbacked to: Big Dog’s Weblog, Is It Just Me?, Webloggin, Colloquium, The Yankee Sailor, Conservative Cat, The World According to Carl, and Shadowscope, Adam’s Web, and walls of the city, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    These are the people and their post who were kind enough to return the favor:

  • Webloggin: Another Blow to the Democrats’ Desire for Failure – Sunnis End Boycott of Iraqi Parliament.
  • The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
  • The Florida Masochist: Weekly Dolphins Prediction.
  • Planck’s Constant: George Washington was a Terrorist.
  • the so-called me: Link Fest – Week One.
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    TGIF…why?

    For a blogger this is supposed to be a time of relaxation, because the traffic (people reading our stuff that we deem important, funny, and all that jazz) has slowed down. This is the time we have found that we can fiddle around with those things we’ve been trying to get done but could not. WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT THAT?!? (lol)

    I’m just saying this because, as many of you know, I am in the process of moving over 4,000 posts from other sites over to this one, Rosemary’s Thoughts. I’m not going to erase the other sites, just in case someone happens to stop by. I’ll let them know I have moved and to where. This is how much fun I’ll be having. STOP LAUGHING!

    Sheesh. You’d think my friends would care. You’d think they would let me know a teeny-weeny bit of their knowledge as to how to do this in one step, but noooooooooooooo. They’d rather sit there and laugh at me! Well, I must confess, it is kind of funny if you know what I’m talking about and you don’t have to do it! LOL.

    That is why this is going to have to be my open trackback post for today. I know. It is neither funny, entertaining, informative, intelligent, or anything else, but it’s what I’ve got. Deal with it. (j/k)

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    These are the people I have trackbacked to: Blog @ MoreWhat.com, Perri Nelson’s Website, The Virtuous Republic, The Random Yak, 123beta, Adam’s Blog, Right Truth, The Populist, The Uncooperative Radio Show! Aug. 07, 08 and 09, 2007, Shadowscope, Nuke’s News & Views, Stuck On Stupid, Webloggin, The Bullwinkle Blog, Cao’s Blog, Phastidio.net, , Woman Honor Thyself, 4 Time Father?, Pirate’s Cove, Blue Star Chronicles, Right Voices, OTB Sports, and Church and State, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    These are the people that have either forgiven my poor attempt at humor or haven’t read my post yet. lol. They are also kind enough to trackback to me:

  • The Amboy Times: Osama bin Liberal.
  • Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker: Great Hurricane of 1900.
  • Blue Star Chronicles: Random Thoughts as the Anniversary of 9/11 Approaches.
  • The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
  • The Florida Masochist: Senator Chuck Hagel to retire.
  • Potbelly Stove: Durbin: J’Accuse.
  • Church and State: Weekend Open Trackback – Sept 7 – 9.
  • Planck’s Constant: Mos Def is an Idiot.
  • Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker: East coast to see tropical weather.
  • Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker: A time for solutions.
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    NFL: SEASON’S OPENING GAME!

    New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts will play tonight in the opening of the professional football season! (Final: NO 10; IND 41.) The game will start at 8:30 pm EST. Who wants to win more? I know the Saints would love a win, and I’d like them to have it, but I have to go with the Colts. They’re looking pretty good, and it’s no time to be picking favorites for the heck of it. 😉

    The next games will be played on Sunday at separate times. Some will play at 1 pm EST, three will at 4:15 pm EST and yet one will play at 8:15 pm EST. There will also be two games on Monday, but there is no more Monday Nite Live. Grrrr. I will just give you the teams, my picks, and the final scores. Have a great football weekend!

    Here are the Sunday listings, starting with the 1 pm EST: Denver Broncos vs. *Buffalo Bills: Final: DEN 15; BUF 14 (you still suck, Denver!), Tennessee Titans vs. *Jacksonville Jaguars: Final: TEN 13; JAC 10, Miami Dolphins vs. *Washington Redskins: Final: MIA 13; WAS 16, *Carolina Panthers vs. St. Louis Rams: Final: CAR 27; STL 13, New England Patriots vs. *NY Jets: Final NE 38; NYJ 14, Atlanta Falcons vs. *Minnesota Vikings: Final: ATL 3; MIN 24, *Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns: Final: PIT 34; CLE 7, *Philadephia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers: Final: PHI 13; GB 16 OT and Kansas City Chiefs vs. *Houston Texans: Final: KC 3; HOU 20.

    Here are the three teams playing at the 4:15 pm EST time. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. *Seattle Seahawks: Final: TB 6; SEA 20 (good game), Chicago Bears vs. *San Diego Chargers: Final: CHI 3; SD 14, and Detroit Lions vs. *Oakland Raiders: Final: DET 36; OAK 21.

    This is the game that plays at 8:15 pm EST, NY Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys: Final: NYG 35; DAL 45.

    Oh no! I just remembered that Reggie Bush is with the Saints. It is almost half-time, and the teams are tied at 10 points each. Under these conditions, I am giving myself permission to change my mind. I want the Saints to win. HEY! I’m a woman. Deal with it. After all, I had to deal with my computer freezing up on me again…uh oh. I think I’ll stick with my first instincts from now on. grrrrrrrrrr.

    Here are the two teams that will play on Monday starting at 7 pm EST and 10:15 pm EST respectively. *Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals: Final: BAL ; CIN , and Arizona Cardinals vs. San Franscico 49ers: Final: ARI ; SF .

    PS. Sorry, Debbie. I’ve been so busy that this is the only thing I have time to post. I promise not tell anyone, though. lol.

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    Well. It seems like my instincts won again. Boo. I only time to write one post today, because I’ve been busy trying to get all of my other posts over to my new site. So this is it. I hope you don’t mind. 😉

    These are the posts I’ve trackbacked to: Diary of the Mad Pigeon, The Amboy Times, Leaning Straight Up, DeMediacratic Nation, Right Truth, Big Dog’s Weblog, The World According to Carl, The World According to Carl, Perri Nelson’s Website, Faultline USA, DeMediacratic Nation, Shadowscope, Pirate’s Cove, Blue Star Chronicles, Webloggin, Leaning Straight Up, Conservative Cat, High Desert Wanderer, The Yankee Sailor, Blue Star Chronicles, and Nuke’s News & Views, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    These are the people who’ve been kind enough to trackback to me:

  • The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
  • Faultline USA: My Haunted TV. (OMG!)
  • The Florida Masochist: Aliza Schwab. Outrageous. A must read.
  • Right Truth: THE NEW PALESTINE POST.
  • DeMediacratic Nation: Bin Ladin Needs his own Dr. 90210.
  • CommonSenseAmerica: Another Green Card Program.
  • Phastidio.net: Leftist Bullshit [Weekend Open Trackback].
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    busy, Busy, BUSY!

    As some you may know, I have over eight blogs. I think I’ve solved the problem of having to manually transfer them over to here. I’m using WordPress to import my blogs, then I will export them to here. Cool, eh?! I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. If you ever decide to change your blog to a site or somewhere else but don’t want to go through the hassle, use WordPress. The only problem is that it takes so freakin’ long!

    I’m going to use as my open trackback today, basically because this is only thing I’ve had time to write and it may help someone else. The last post was a funny one, but I don’t really like the way they portrayed the addicts. Not everyone uses needles, not that I would know, ya understand. 😉

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    These are the people I’ve trackbacked to: Potbelly Stove, Blue Star Chronicles, Nuke’s News & Views, Leaning Straight Up, Perri Nelson’s Website, CommonSenseAmerica, DeMediacratic Nation, Pursuing Holiness, DeMediacratic Nation, Right Voices, Faultline USA, Conservative Thoughts, Blog @ MoreWhat.com, Cao’s Blog, third world county, and Big Dog’s Weblog, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

    These are the people who were kind enough to trackback to me: (My apologies for being so late at posting your articles to the front page. I’m still trying to move everything!)

  • Blue Star Chronicles: Support the American Mission in Iraq.
  • Blue Star Chronicles: Fred Thompson: It Starts Right Now.
  • Faultline USA: Republican Debate Winners and Losers.
  • The Florida Masochist: The Knucklehead of the Day award.
  • DeMediacratic Nation: The Violence in Anbar has gone down Despite the Surge, NOT Because of it.
  • The Florida Masochist: From the Silly News Desk.
  • CommonSenseAmerica: The Senate is in Town – Can You Smell The Pork?
  • CommonSenseAmerica: Necessity is the Mother of Invention.
  • Right Truth: Victory Forces vs. Defeatists.
  • The Amboy Times: Comedians Sneek Through Security.
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    Why I hate (un) Holy Days

    Who remembers when George Washington or Abraham Lincoln were born? No one? A few people? That is because the federal government, in all its (un)wisdom, decided to make it presidents’ day. Does anyone know why this happened or when? It happened because we wanted to add President Ronald Reagan to the list. The Left had a fit. (Or so that’s the way I remember it.)

    Then they came up with the bright idea of allowing everyone to be included, even those of untawdry character. Not only do they not celebrate those men of great importance, they clump them all together so that the GOVERNMENT can have a four day weekend. Great. How unholy do can they get?

    Okay, now let’s take Independence Day. The Declaration of Independence was signed of JULY 5TH, 1776. That doesn’t bother me so much as the fact that it can no longer be taught in our schools due to outsiders. We wouldn’t want to offend anyone, right? WRONG! This is my country and if you want to be here, you better love it and know it as well as I do. Tough toodles if you don’t like it. I don’t disrespect your country while I’m there. To be fair, I don’t go to other countries, except Mexico and Canada, because of personal reasons.

    We have so many unholy days that I could really take apart so many that it would take me too much time to write. Getting to Labor Day. Everyone is out bar-ba-quing, right? NOT ME. I cannot leave my house. So what am I supposed to do? Why aren’t you WORKING to support LABOR day? After all, it is about how we built this country (you know, doing those things Americans don’t want to do) and we did it without government help.

    Government has always been the hinderence. Why does everyone look to it to solve the problems they created? Dang, this is a good title. I just wish I had some witty and serious comebacks for you. I guess I’m just so bored out of my skull that my brains fell out. Excuse me, but I must go and look for them. I might have left them in the bathroom, where the rest of the country is heading…

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    This is going to be my open trackback for this day. The piece I submitted earlier was written yesterday. Please join us in this Linkfest. The only thing I ask is that you do not trackback to any porn.

    These are the posts I have trackbacked to: Perri Nelson’s Website, Big Dog’s Weblog,