A Poem

I know, lately I’ve been just posting about other people’s posts.  The roofers are here and the pounding (3 days now) is making it hard to put one thought next to another.

I’ll tell you though ~ I am thoroughly disgusted with our Congress’s shameful political shenanigans, still.   Every time I think they’ve hit the lowest low, up they pop with a new low.  And I just can’t listen to Harry Reid say how patriotic the Democrats are and how they support the troops ONE MORE TIME!!! Goes for Pelosi, Murtha, Durbin, Obey, Reed, Levin and the rest of them too.  And all those cowering RINOs who are a slap in the face to the men and women who took an oath to defend the Constitution these “elected officials” took an oath to uphold.

Nevermind the antics of the anti-war crowd who also say they support the troops all the while doing everything possible to undermine them and stab them in the back.

Devildog has something to say about this in a poem she wrote:

“Tell me again Momma, what am I fighting for?”

Tell me again Momma
What am I fighting for;
if not for our freedom
from shore to shore!

Is it wrong to help others
fight to be free?
Is “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
only for you and me?

Tell me again, Momma,
I really want to know;
Tell me why we’re dying,
and I’ll be set to go!

You see, I always believed in the “Pledge”
we said in school everyday!
I felt proud to tell everyone,
that’s the “American Way!”

But, I’m not sure anymore
why we should all keep trying;
To serve and protect
as I watch my brothers and sisters dying!

Tell me again, Momma,
why we’re all in this place;
When our Congress seems more concerned
with its political race!

Doesn’t “Duty, Honor, and Service”
mean anything anymore?
Aren’t we all fighting for freedom
like thousands of soldiers before?

I know why I fight,
Why I risk my life everyday!
I fight for our freedom
and the American way!

I fight for my country,
the land that I lone;
I fight for the right to pray
to God up above!

Yet, everyday news comes from home’
Protesters line the streets everywhere!
Congress refuses to support us,
The rest of the nation seems not to care!

So, tell me again Momma’
What am I fighting for?
When those we are dying for
spread anti-war sentiments from shore to shore!

Don’t they know they embolden the enemy
and feed into their lies?
While today on the battlefield
another soldier died!

The enemy says it will destroy us
and tear down our mighty nation!
Yet protesters march against us’
and shout in jubilation!

So, tell me again Momma
I really want to know;
Tell me why we’re dying,
And I’ll be set to go!

These protesters say they support us,
but they refuse us what we need;
Where is their support for our war effort’
In all the papers that we read?

The enemy sees their actions
and taunts us every day;
with the news from home and propaganda,
hoping to scare us away!

Tell me again, Momma,
What am I fighting for;
If not for freedom
from shore to shore?

The protesters may support us,
at least that’s what they say;
But, their actions support our enemy,
every single day!

So, let me tell you Momma,
What I’m really fighting for;
I’m fighting so my son and daughter
never have to go to war!

All the protesters in the streets,
Those in Congress who turn a blind eye;
I fight for their children too,
So they won’t have to fight and die!

As long as Americans can stay safe and free,
and pray freely to God up above;
Maybe the children of those who abandon us
will come to share my American love!

So, let me tell you Momma,
What I fighting for!
I’m fighting so their children
won’t have to go to war!

I’m fighting in hope
I’ll live to see the day;
All the protesters and Congress
stop trying to throw our freedom away!

I’m fighting everyday
to serve, protect, and defend;
What the protesters and Congress
try so hard to end.

I’m fighting to save America,
and freedom everywhere;
even though I know it’s true,
there are those who do not care!!

So, let me tell you Momma,
What I’m fighting for;
It’s worth “all” cost, e-v-e-n- w-a-r!!!

written by: devildog6771
Sept. 29, 2007
USMC 1967-1971

Thank you, Devildog ~

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October 4, 2007. Tags: , , , , . Anti-Military, Politics, Troop Support. 3 comments.

Too Damn Much ~

Well.  Disrespect, rudeness, irreverence, ignorance, indecency, discourtesy, impertinence, impropriety and lying seem to be rearing their ugly heads in full-blown displays all over this country and in the “esteemed” halls of congress.

Breasts not Bombs (Ugly Alert!) ~ not being arrested because they are “exercising their right to protest”.  Don’t think this is what the Founding Fathers had in mind about “Peaceful Assembly.

Burning the flag (again) ~ Freedom of speech, my a$$

Senators and Congressmen ~ if my daughter had ever talked to anyone as certain senators and congressmen do to the professionals who are the objects of their witch hunts hearings, she would be grounded for a month!

Socialists (calling themselves Progressives) ~ Longing to control every aspect of your life with no lie being too small or too big to do it.
Phony soldiers ~ some have seats in Congress

Hillary (“I helped start Media Matters”) and Media Matters ~ Helping lies spread far and wide.

Code Pink ~ who’s main goal is to be as ludicrous, insensitive and annoying as possible by disrupting as many hearings as possible.

 The Media ~ Reporting what they think you should “know”, whether it’s the truth or not.

Moral Authority ~ Certain people wouldn’t know “moral” if it bit them in the place where their heads are.

 

( photo – http://www.crowsonstone.com)

 

 Disgusting!  Has that word gone out of fashion?  It would appear so, since so many do not seem to see the above behaviors as a problem.

 

Well, I do.   But I have hope because we have a large portion of this generation who understand the meanings of such concepts as ‘duty’, “loyalty’ and ‘honor’ and they are coming home from war.  And they’ll be aiming for those who have not acted in their best interest.  

 

HOO-FRICKIN-AH!! 

 

October 3, 2007. Tags: , . America, Anti-Military, Politics. 4 comments.

Finally!

Murtha has to testify in the defamation case brought by Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and give a deposition.

The Justice department wanted this case dismissed (WRONG!):

The Justice Department wanted the case dismissed because Murtha was acting in his official role as a lawmaker. Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Henault said the comments were made as part of the debate over the war in Iraq.

But, says the judge ~

U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer said the congressman might be right, but said she won’t know for sure unless Murtha explains himself. She did not set a date for Murtha’s testimony but said she would also require him to turn over documents related to his comments.

“You’re writing a very wide road for members of Congress to go to their home districts and say anything they choose about private persons and be able to do so without any liability. Are you sure you want to do that?” Collyer said, adding later, “How far can a congressman go and still be protected?”

On which page in the newspapers do you think this all will be?

(h/t Hot Air)

(edited for an oops! linked wrong post.)

Hey, Henry Waxman! Where’s your hearing on politicians defaming our troops??

Or are you too busy slamming the Bush administration as well as anything to do with the war on terror (for lack of a better name).


August 1, 2007
Chairman Waxman Holds Hearing Regarding the Tillman Fratricide
Chairman Waxman and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to examine what senior Defense Department officials knew about U.S. Army Corporal Patrick Tillman’s death by fratricide.
July 26, 2007
Chairman Waxman Examines Allegations of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse at the New U.S. Embassy in Iraq
Chairman Waxman and the Oversight Committee held a hearing to examine the performance of the State Department and its contractors in the construction of the new $600 million U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

July 19, 2007
Chairman Waxman Probes FEMA’s Response to Reports of Toxic Trailers
Chairman Waxman and the Oversight Committee held a hearing investigating formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers provided for victims of the Gulf Coast hurricanes and FEMA’s response to these reports. The Committee heard from current residents occupying FEMA trailers, experts who are familiar with the health impact of formaldehyde, and FEMA Administrator Paulison.

July 10, 2007
Chairman Waxman Holds Hearing on Surgeon General’s Vital Mission
Chairman Waxman and the Oversight Committee held a hearing focusing on the importance of the Surgeon General’s Office, the need to preserve the Surgeon General’s independence, and recent limitations on the Surgeon General’s ability to carry out his public health education mission.

June 28, 2007
Chairman Waxman Holds Hearing Investigating DoD Waste, Fraud, and Abuse at Ramstein AFB
Chairman Waxman and the Oversight Committee held a hearing entitled “Waste, Fraud, and Abuse at K-Town: How Mismanagement Has Derailed DOD’s Largest Single Facility Construction Project.” The hearing reviewed the preliminary findings of a Government Accountability Office investigation into the construction of the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center, a hotel and retail facility being built on the grounds of the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

May 14, 2007
Rep. Waxman Delivers a Speech on Federal Contracting

Rep. Waxman highlighted the government’s increasing reliance on private contractors and the need for more oversight and accountability to protect against waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer money in a speech to the Center for American Progress.

March 16, 2007
Hearing Examines Exposure of Covert CIA Agent Valerie Plame Wilson’s Identity
Oversight Committee Chairman Waxman held a hearing on whether White House officials followed appropriate procedures for safeguarding the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson. At the hearing, the Committee received testimony from Ms. Wilson and other experts regarding the disclosure and internal White House security procedures for protecting her identity from disclosure and responding to the leak after it occurred.

That’s just the past six months! There’s many more listed. I’m all for accountability ~ lord knows this Congress sure could use some. But, I don’t know, just seems kind of one sided to me.

Your tax dollars at work!

September 28, 2007. Tags: , , . Anti-Military, Politics. Leave a comment.

Owned by MoveOn.org ~

And no friends of the military or our country.

From Gathering of Eagles:

BLUNT: HOUSE FINALLY GOES ON RECORD IN SUPPORT OF GEN. PETRAEUS, MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM

Posted: 26 Sep 2007 07:28 PM CDT

WASHINGTON – House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement this afternoon after the House overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning “in the strongest possible terms” MoveOn.org’s personal attacks on General David Petraeus, as well as honoring “all members of the Armed Forces,” and their families, for “serving in harm’s way.” Seventy-nine Democrats voted against it.

“It’s been more than two weeks since the Republican Leader introduced a resolution condemning MoveOn’s personal smear campaign against Gen. Petraeus, and nearly a week since the Senate passed its own version and the House majority leader told me he had no intention of allowing a similar vote in our chamber.

“Today, we took matters into our own hands, forcing the House to take up a resolution repudiating these personal attacks, and reaffirming our support for and gratefulness to the men and women serving our country in harm’s way.

“Given the chance, more than three-quarters of the House went on record today in support of our Armed Forces, and in recognition of the extreme sacrifices they and their families make for our country on daily basis. My only disappointment is that a message as important and clear-cut as this couldn’t attract the support of every member of this chamber.”

NOTE: The House Committee on Foreign Affairs took up a similar resolution earlier in the day, returning a vote of 23-13 in favor of quashing the Petraeus resolution and preventing it from even being considered in committee. Many of those members voting in the affirmative came down differently on the issue when presented with the matter on the House floor.

Commentary on the motion by Chris Hill, Gathering of Eagles National Director for Operations:

The motion recognized the service of General Petraeus, as well as all other members of the Armed Forces and civilian personnel serving in harm’s way, as well as their families. It also condemned in the strongest possible terms the personal attacks made by the advocacy group MoveOn.org impugning the integrity and professionalism of General Petraeus.

79 Democrats opposed the resolution. Their names are below. If your member of Congress is listed below, call and ask them why they refuse to support our men and women in uniform. Ask them if this is what they mean when they say “I support the troops.” These 79 members of Congress had the chance to publicly support the troops, or support their cash cow MoveOn.org. They chose the latter. This is why we have to turn out in the streets. This is why we have to stalk the halls of Congress. This is why our mission to support our men and women in uniform hinges on each and every one of us. When elected officials will not even disavow a repugnant ad put out by an anti-American organization it is time for us, the Gathering of Eagles and our fellow patriots in other organizations, to remind them that they work for us.

The 79 members of Congress listed below sided with those who call our brave warriors war criminals. They sided with those who call the commanding general in Iraq a traitor. In short, they decided that it was better to have funds from an organization that believes in destroying our American way of life, than it was to stand up for those who have so bravely stood up for all of us. If this sounds eerily familiar to many of you it should. It is the same model used by the anti-American movement 40 years ago. Our men and women in uniform are under attack. The memorials to our war dead are under attack. Our very way of life is under attack, and it starts with these 79. Don’t let them get away with it again. Manchu.

Abercrombie (HI) *
Ackerman(NY)
Allen(MA)
Baldwin(WI) *
Becerra(CA) *
Berman(CA)
Blumenauer(OR)
Brown, Corrine(FL) *
Capuano(MA) *
Castor(FL)
Clarke(NY) *
Clay(MISSOURI) *
Cohen(TN) *
Conyers(MICH) *
Crowley(NY)
Davis (IL) *
DeGette(COL)
Ellison(MINN) *
Filner(CA) *
Frank (MA) *
Green, Al(TX)
Grijalva(AZ) *
Gutierrez(FL) *
Hastings (FL)
Hinchey(NY) *
Hirono (HI)
Holt(NJ) *
Honda(NJ) *
Inslee(WA)
Jackson-Lee (TX)   *
Jefferson(LA)
Johnson (GA)
Jones (OH)
Kilpatrick(MI) *
Kucinich(OH) *
Lee(CA) *
Lewis (GA) *
Lofgren, Zoe(CA)
Markey(MA)
Matsui(CA)
McDermott (WA) *
McGovern(MA) *
Meek (FL)
Michaud(ME)
Miller (NC)
Miller, George(CA)  *
Moore (WI) *
Moran (VA) *
Nadler(NY)
Neal (MA) *
Olver(MA) *
Pallone(NJ) *
Payne (NJ) *
Price (NC)
Rush(IL) *
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez, Linda T. (CA) *
Schakowsky(IL) *
Scott (VA) *
Serrano(NY) *
Sherman(CA)
Slaughter(NY)
Solis(CA) *
Stark(CA) *
Tierney(MA) *
Towns(NY) *
Van Hollen(MD)
Velázquez(NY) *
Wasserman Schultz(FL)
Waters(CA) *
Watson(CA) *
Watt (NC) – MY REP
Waxman (CA)
Weiner(NY)
Wexler(FL)
Woolsey(CA) *
Wynn(MO) *
Yarmuth (KY)

~~~~~~~~~

I have added an asterisk next to the names of those who belong to the Out of Iraq Caucus.

46 out of 79.  More than half.

From Discover The Networks:

  • Caucus of 73 Democratic members of the House of Representatives who seek a swift withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq
  • 42 members of this Caucus are also members of the Progressive Caucus

On June 16, 2005, forty-one Democratic members of the House of Representatives formally established the Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus (OICC), an entity dedicated to agitating for a swift withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Iraqi theater of war — alleging that the American invasion in 2003 had been launched on the pretext of lies and deliberately manipulated intelligence. The nominal co-founders of OICC were Maxine Waters (who chairs the organization), Lynn Woolsey, John Conyers, Charles Rangel, Barbara Lee, Jan Schakowsky, William Delahunt, and John R. Lewis.

As of September 2006, OICC’s membership had grown to 73 House members, all Democrats. Forty-two of those 73 members also belonged to the Progressive Caucus, the Democratic Party’s socialist wing.

Announcing OICC’s formation on June 21, 2005, Maxine Waters charged that nearly 2,000 U.S. soldiers had already lost their lives fighting on behalf of lies the Bush administration had told them. “Many of them went to serve because they thought that Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11,” said Waters. “But, of course, we know now that Saddam Hussein was not responsible for 9/11, and many of the soldiers know that now. … We all know now there were no weapons of mass destruction.” Waters then quoted Cindy Sheehan‘s assertion that “The leadership of this country rushed us into an illegal invasion of another sovereign country on prefabricated and cherry-picked intelligence.”

At the same June 21, 2005 event:

(a) Representative Barbara Lee said, “We know that the administration misled the American people and the world that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. We knew that then.”

(b) Lynn Woolsey accused the Bush administration of sending soldiers “to do a job that was not necessary. … There is no excuse for the United States to have started a war in Iraq.” It would be vital, she added, for America to “work with the international world, get them all involved, so we can be doing the right thing for Iraq and the Iraqi people who are also being destroyed by this war.”

(c) Charles Rangel derided the very system by which the U.S. military’s ranks had been filled, suggesting that recruits came disproportionately not “from communities that chief executive officers live in,” but rather from “where the hopeless are in terms of unemployment.” Accusing the U.S. of “rattling swords in North Korea” and “threatening Syria and Iran,” Rangel recommended the softer approach of “go[ing] to the international community … and persuad[ing] those countries that terrorism is not just an American problem, it is an international problem, and with mutual respect, sit down and talk with them to see how we can bring peace to the Middle East.”

Here is how the eight co-founders of OICC have voted on some of the most crucial national-security matters of recent years:

  • On September 29, 2006, seven of the eight voted NO to the Military Commissions Act of 2006, a bill authorizing military commissions to try unlawful enemy combatants charged with war crimes and acts of terrorism. (John Lewis did not cast a ballot on this bill.)
  • On September 28, 2006, all except Lewis (who again cast no ballot) voted NO to the Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act, a bill authorizing the government to use electronic surveillance to investigate potential terrorists.
  • On September 21, 2006, all eight voted NO to the Immigration Law Enforcement Act, which affirmed the authority of state and local police to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
  • On September 14, 2006, all except Delahunt voted NO to the Security Fence Act, a bill calling for the construction of 700 miles of double-layered fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • On June 29, 2006, all eight voted NO to an Intelligence and Law Enforcement Resolution, “supporting intelligence and law enforcement programs to track terrorists and terrorist finances,” and “condemning the disclosure and publication of classified information that impairs the international fight against terrorism and needlessly exposes Americans to the threat of further terror attacks by revealing a crucial method by which terrorists are traced through their finances.”
  • On June 16, 2006, all eight voted NO to a Global War on Terror Resolution, which stated that it was not in the interest of American security to set an arbitrary date for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, and which committed the U.S. to the “completion of the mission to create a sovereign, free, secure and united Iraq.”
  • On December 16, 2005, all eight voted NO to a Border Security bill calling for the construction of 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexican border; requiring the Secretary of Homeland Security to upgrade border surveillance and control; establishing an employment eligibility verification system forbidding the hiring of illegal aliens; facilitating the deportation of illegals; and earmarking $250 million annually to help state and local police agencies assist federal authorities in enforcing immigration laws.
  • On July 21, 2005, all eight voted NO to the USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act , whose purpose was to extend the authority of the FBI to conduct “roving wiretaps” and access certain business records through December 31, 2009, and to make the remaining provisions of the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Fully 71 of OICC’s 73 members voted NO to this same bill. The other two caucus members did not vote for it because they were forbidden: Donna M. Christensen and Eleanor Holmes Norton are non-voting Delegates from the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, respectively.)
  • On February 10, 2005, all eight OICC co-founders voted NO to the Real ID Act, which was aimed at preventing people from abusing the state driver’s license process to obtain false identification.
  • On May 18, 2004, all except Rangel (who did not cast a ballot) voted NO to the Homeland Security Department Authorization Act, a bill that would require hospitals to provide information on undocumented immigrants seeking emergency medical care; would make employers of some illegals financially responsible for the medical treatment of the latter; and would facilitate the deportation of illegals.
  • On October 24, 2001, six of the eight voted NO to the USA PATRIOT Act; Rangel and Delahunt voted in favor of the measure.
  • On October 12, 2001, all eight voted NO to the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001, a bill whose provisions would be incorporated into the USA PATRIOT Act twelve days later.
  • On April 18, 1996, the four OICC co-founders who were members of Congress at that time all voted NO to the Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act, which sought to prohibit fundraising by terrorist groups in the U.S. and to facilitate the process of deporting illegal aliens and suspected terrorists.
  • On March 14, 1996, the four OICC co-founders who were members of Congress at that time all voted NO to an Antiterrorism Bill whose intent was to give the government greater leeway in investigating, prosecuting, and punishing terrorists.

Of OICC’s 73 members, 29 were signatories to a May 14, 2005 letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, calling for a special prosecutor to investigate claims that “high-ranking officials within the Bush Administration [had] violated the War Crimes Act … or the Anti-Torture Act … by allowing the use of torture techniques banned by domestic and international law at recognized and secret detention sites in Iraq, Afghanistan Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere.”

OICC has been lauded by the antiwar group Code Pink for Peace. In July 2006, Lynn Woolsey, to demonstrate her Caucus’s support for Code Pink’s “Troops Home Fast” national hunger strike, announced that she would refrain from eating for one day as a symbol of her antiwar convictions.

In early January 2007, Maxine Waters participated in two briefing sessions with leaders of several antiwar groups including United For Peace and Justice (UFPJ), which is headed by the pro-Castro communist Leslie Cagan. The first meeting was organized by UFPJ; Waters initiated the second for input into how OICC ought to proceed.For further info on the “anti-war” groups, go here.  Just go there to see just how many there are and see how many are fronts for Socialist and Communist organizations.

Maxine Waters friends:  (and you wonder why I moved out of California…)

Sorry, you lose ~

September 28, 2007. Tags: , , , . Anti-Military, Politics. 4 comments.

San Francisco ~

Ah! City of love, tolerance and diversity!

Unless you wear a military uniform.

Marines Denied Permission to Film Commercial 

By Dan Noyes

New York said “yes,” but we said “no.” Why were the U.S. Marines denied permission to film a recruiting commercial on the streets of San Francisco?

San Francisco is, once again, the center of a controversy over how city leaders treat the U.S. military. This time, it involves an elite group of Marines who wanted to film a recruitment commercial in San Francisco on the anniversary of 9/11.

The tension has been building in the two weeks since the city turned away members of the Silent Drill Platoon, and it boiled over Monday afternoon at a meeting of the San Francisco Film Commission.

The U.S. Marine Silent Drill Platoon performed Monday morning in New York’s Times Square. They filmed part of a recruitment commercial through the start of the morning rush hour — something they could not do in San Francisco on the anniversary of 9/11…

Read the rest here.  Be sure to watch the video there.

Go  Captain Greg Corrales!!

And they sited “traffic concerns” as being their reason.

I notice that they have no problem with the monthly event known as “Critical Mass, where hundreds of bicyclists tie up traffic at commute time to enlighten motorists about the evils of automobiles, or something.  Or demonstration, especially against the war.
But no Marines!

Of course, this is nothing new for San Francisco.

Remember these, posted at Michele Malkin:

Blue Angels coverage

San Francisco hates the troops

Navy to San Francisco: See ya, haters!

Intolerant San Francisco and JROTC

San Francisco kills JROTC program

Yep, a lot of love, tolerance and diversity happening there…

September 27, 2007. Anti-Military. Leave a comment.

On C-SPAN

You who were in DC Saturday only in spirit (and we felt you!!!) can now view the Pro-America Rally of the Gathering of Eagles and the anti-America rally of ANSWER et al on C-SPAN by clicking on the following links:

Gathering of Eagles Rally (09/15/2007)  

A.N.S.W.E.R. March to Stop the War (09/15/2007)  

I highly recommend the Gathering of Eagles rally, unless you want to listen to an hour of screeching and whining and lies and a lot of old and musty 60’s slogans.

I myself did not go near the other rally as I really, really don’t like the company they keep.

You can also hear Andrea Shea King‘s interview with the following folks from her show this past Sunday:

ASK SUNDAY SHOW (9-16)-BUZZ PATTERSON*KRISTINN TAYLOR*PAM MEISTER*AARON ARNWINE*LLOYD MARCUS*DR. RICK SCARBOROUGH

 

~Thanks to all who came out and stood for our soldiers and our country~

September 18, 2007. Anti-Military, Troop Support. Leave a comment.

What a Weekend!

I blew into Arlington around 2:30 Friday ~ with only one recalculation by my GPS “lady”~ don’t laugh, I could get lost in my hometown!  Met up with Leta and Tracy from Tanker Brothers at the hotel and I swear, we didn’t stop talking until we all went our separate ways for home.  Two very wonderful people.

We then met up with friends of Leta’s who live in the area.  (I would be very happy if these folks adopted me.)  They had offered to chauffeur us to Walter Reed for the Freeper gathering that night.  But first we went to Arlington Cemetery before having dinner to see the Changing of the Guard.  It always amazes me that all the times I’ve been to it, I’ve never seen any kids act up.  They even seem to get the sacredness of the ceremony.  Of course, I didn’t see any moonbats there ~ heh.

If you ever get to go to a Freeper Friday night at Walter Reed, do so!  What a terrific soldier-loving bunch of folks to be with.  I’m not used to so much friendliness and true patriotic attitude.

(Sorry for the quality of the photos – it was dark and rainy)

As you can see, rain does not deter these folks from showing the soldiers at WR how much they are appreciated.  They are out there every Friday night, no matter the weather.

These folks walk their talk!

I met ConcreteBob from DC Protest Warrior (he has more energy than the Energizer Bunny!!)  and CJ from A Soldier’s Perspective and his family (who are the nicest people!)

CJ ahd exciting news to tell ~ I’m sure most of my regular readers (bless your hearts) have seen it but if you haven’t, follow this link:

A Day at the Office

The meeting included:

Eight milbloggers were present and two attended via a VTC (video teleconference) from Baghdad – Bill Roggio of the Long War Journal, Bill Ardolino of INDC Journal.  Those present and accounted for in the West Wing were The Armorer of Argghhh!, Matt Burden of Blackfive, Mrs. Greyhawk of Mudville Gazette (Greyhawk was also attending to the nation’s business and unable to attend), NZ Bear of the TTLB and the Victory Caucus , Steve Schippert of Threats Watch, Ward Carroll of Military.Com (an all-around great guy and pleasure to be around) and, of course,  Mohammed of Iraq the Model.  

Hoo-frickin-Ah!!!

The Code Pinkers didn’t stand a chance with their little “soldier supporting vigil”.  Well, that’s what they think it is ~ really!  Yeah, and I have lake property in the desert to sell ya…

I didn’t take any photos of them.  Lord, knows I’ve seen enough of their kind in Santa Cruz.

Saturday morning, we met up with everyone at the Navy Memorial.  There was some kind of event planned and the Navy Color Guard marched up ~

 

 

We also met three young men who were headed to the GOE Rally and one had this terrific t-shirt on ~

I loved it!!

Off we went to the rally.  When we arrived, we saw a sea of flags ~

Melanie Morgan from Move America Forward emceed the Gathering of Eagles rally.  Head over to MAF’s site to read about their “Fight For Victory” caravan travels and see wonderful photos.

Diana Nagy sang her song “Where Freedom Flies”.  You can listen to a bit of it here.  To order the cd, go here.

Of course I cried.  And that wasn’t the only time.

Rep. Duncan Hunter came by to speak and offer his appreciation and support.

 I was so wishing my camera had a mic ~ all the speakers were so inspiring.  Gold Star parents, Blue Star parents, and Vets.

I was able to meet and talk to some of my fellow Virginian bloggers ~  How I love saying “Virginian” instead of “Californian”!

Here are some of my favorite signs:

and

and

The Pinkers march started late.  They never are on time but then, pot has a way of making time bend.

One of the GOEs was getting impatient and drew up this sign:

 

 

 

Maybe they thought they’d wait us out – Ha!

 

For 3 blocks on both sides, this is what they would see.

Many of the anti-American marchers held up their hands in the “V” sign.  Of course, to them that’s the peace sign.  I have always taken it to mean “Victory”.  So I flashed it back at them and yelled V for Victory.  They’d get all pissy.  But then they are always pissy about something.  No sense of humor, unless it’s tearing down something or someone.

 

Gee, looks just like downtown Santa Cruz…

 

The obligatory tie dye…

I wonder if these were some of the college kids bussed in who will be receiving extra credit in their classes for their participation.  Funny, don’t think any of our gathering needed extra credit to get us to attend….

 

The obligatory protest scarves…

 

 

Now there’s a “peaceful” sentiment…

We arrived at the Die-In too late to see all the scuffling and arrests.  But there was this sign as we approached the area:

I guess “separation of Church and State” only applies if it doesn’t fit your agenda…

I wandered around some and came across this man and had to take a photo:

Heh!

The numbers weren’t as large as in March at GOE I, but we are getting our message across.   If we keep showing up and letting our elected critters know that the woman who will not be named, Code Pink, ANSWER, etc. etc. don’t speak for us, we will take back our country from those who wish her demise.

This country is a Republic, not a Socialist commune.

 

For more on the rally, see these sites:   Lots of great photos and videos

 Age of Hooper

(For a good idea of where I just moved from, watch Hooper’s video More Protest Music.

I swear, many of these are Santa Cruzans.  Hmmmm,   so familiar!)

Michele Malkin  who has these links posted:

  1. Wake up America-Picture emailed to me
  2. Old War Dogs
  3. As I See it » Anti-war protestors vs Gathering of Eagles.
  4. Big Dogs Weblog
  5. Winds Of Jihad » Blog Archive » Nutroot Orgy in DC by Sheik yer’mami
  6. Hot Air » Blog Archive » Photo of the Day
  7. Blue Star Chronicles
  8. THE MIDNIGHT SUN » Blog Archive » WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US
  9. Iraq/Syria and the US of A « I Think ^(Link) Therefore I Err
  10. Pirate’s Cove » >>Americans Never Quit » Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup
  11. Cao’s Blog
  12. Mudville Gazette
  13. southchild » Blog Archive » Gathering of Eagles v. Moonbats-R-Us
  14. It’s a MAN, baby! (NTTAWWT)
  15. Hot Air » Blog Archive » Moonbats on the march: It’s bigger than Iraq
  16. Wake up America-Reactions to Rallies
  17. Washington DC Rallies and Counter-protests: Part Two-Coverage at Conservative Times–Republican GOP news source.
  18. Don Surber » Blog Archive » Masochistic lefties
  19. MY Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
  20. Right Voices » Blog Archive » The Gathering Of Eagles Get A Big Fat 0 To The Anti War Protestors 189
  21. Illusion Or Reality » Blog Archive » Sunday News Wrap
  22. Take Our Country Back
  23. Right Voices » Blog Archive » Open Trackback: The Gathering Of Eagles Get A Big Fat 0 To The Anti War Protestors 189
  24. Hot Air » Blog Archive » Hot Air video: Infiltrating the Moonbats in DC
  25. Flopping Aces
  26. In the Strawberry Field
  27. Burkean Reflections
  28. Mark Levin Fan
  29. Papa Mike’s Blog » Blog Archive » Hot Air video: Infiltrating the Moonbats in DC

and

Medium @ Large

 

 

 

September 18, 2007. Anti-Military, Troop Support. 10 comments.

In case you don’t get it ~

Devildog just emailed me this:

From FreeRepublic:

Vietnam Memorial Wall Defaced This Weekend (September 7-9, 2007)
Eyewitnesses to the damage, Concretebob, Mr. and Mrs. Trooprally ^ | September 9, 2007
Posted on 09/09/2007 6:55:45 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
Mrs. Trooprally called me this evening to tell me that she and her husband, as well as Concretebob, saw damage along almost the entire length of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. They found this damage this morning, when they walked through the area before participating in the September 11th Freedom Walk.

Concretebob was told by a National Park Service employee that the damage was done on Friday night. There was no police report taken or written about the vandalism, apparently. And the damage was still very much there today.

Read the rest here (with photos).

My hands are shaking, I am so angry ~ two whammies in the course of 10 minutes!!

 

I am beyond words

 

September 10, 2007. Anti-Military. 4 comments.

This Needs Action!

Just in case steam appears to be coming through your monitor, that’s just me being so angry it’s a wonder my keyboard isn’t melting!

From an email I received this morning from Military Families Voices of Victory:

New York Times (who else?)

September 9, 2007

Can Lobbyists Stop the War?

By MICHAEL CROWLEY

One weekday morning in mid-July, perhaps two dozen liberal organizers gathered around a conference table in an office building on Washington’s K Street. Their mission: American withdrawal from Iraq. In one sense, the location was unlikely; K Street is a symbolic address, like Madison Avenue or Fleet Street, in this case representing the capital’s thriving industry of trade associations and corporate lobbyists. Yet this was a group of mostly young progressives (present day term for socialist; ed.) drawing meager salaries who had no ties to corporate America. Still, the venue was not inappropriate. Those arranged around the table represented the new face of the antiwar movement — now one of Washington’s most vigorous single-issue lobbies. (emphasis mine)

The purpose of the meeting was the daily conference call conducted by Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, a coalition of activists, policy outfits and labor unions brought together this year by MoveOn.org, the 3.4-million-member-strong liberal (read socialist/communist; ed.) advocacy group, which was convinced that Democrats on Capitol Hill needed help to end the war. By the end of this month, Americans Against Escalation will have spent $12 million on a combination of grass-roots organizing, polling and television advertisements in order to get the United States out of Iraq. (emphasis mine)

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The playbook for opposing a war has changed markedly since the street-protest ethos of the anti-Vietnam movement. Tie-dyed shirts and flowers have been replaced by oxfords and BlackBerries. Politicians are as likely to be lobbied politely as berated. And instead of a freewheeling circus managed from college campuses and coffee houses, the new antiwar movement is a multimillion-dollar operation run by media-savvy professionals. “They are to the left what the N.R.A. is to the right,” says a Democratic strategist with close ties to the party’s congressional leadership. “They’re very effective in turning up the volume and demanding a response.”

Matzzie put it this way to me: “Last time [it] was done in the streets. People were concerned about civil society breaking down. You have to play in politics, which is something we do very explicitly.”

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With Boyd’s blessing, Matzzie convinced a large team of liberal activists to join Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, a new antiwar coalition that would, in his words, require “the sort of effort that goes into a presidential campaign.” The result is a kind of vast left-wing conspiracy. Matzzie convinced the Service Employees International Union to contribute its organizing power. Policy heft was provided by two liberal research firms: John Podesta’s Center for American Progress and the National Security Network. The antiwar veterans group VoteVets.org offered public surrogates with moral authority. Other member organizations like Campaign for America’s Future, Americans United for Change and a pre-existing coalition called Win Without War brought influence with the progressive grass roots. Two public relations firms provided media savvy. Matzzie also hired the prominent Democratic pollsters, Stan Greenberg and his daughter Anna. Financing came mainly from the coffers of MoveOn, with support from S.E.I.U. and individual donors whose identities Matzzie will not disclose. (The group’s name was meant to rebrand the surge as an “escalation,” although Matzzie admits that, months later, the moniker has “become a point of confusion.”)

Read the whole article here. America and what it stands for is under attack, not only from Islamofascists but from the so-called Progressives/Socialists/self-declared Communists right here at home.

And that’s not all. More from Military Families Voices of Victory:

MoveOn.org is going to take out a full-page ad in tomorrow’s NYT slandering one of our country’s finest men.

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MFVOV http://www.mfvov.com

Statement on our blog.

This concerns an ad campaign that is explained also on the Weekly Standard .

Military Families Voice of Victory denounces the media campaign by Moveon.org insinuating that General Petraeus has betrayed his country. Moveon is going to run a full page ad in the New York Times on the day that General Petraous testifies before Congress titled, “General Petraeus or General Betray us? Cooking the books for the White House”. (emphasis mine)

We urge members of Congress to break any ties with an organization that would question the integrity, honesty, or service of General Petraeus solely on partisan politics. We also urge anyone with prior Military service to denounce the organization Moveon.org due to this outlandish charge by no longer financially contributing to their political coffer.

General Petraeus has a long history of outstanding service to our country serving under both Democrat and Republican leadership. General Petraeus , as all of our troops, has sworn to defend the Constitution of the United States not to defend slander by a partisan group such as moveon.org.

Please fax your representatives!!!!

UPDATE: 

Vets For Freedom 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Adriel Domenech
Monday, September 10, 2007  

MoveOn.org says ‘General Petraeus is a traitor’:
Do Democrats in Congress agree?

Veterans call on MoveOn.org allies in Congress to denounce anti-Petraeus ad


Washington, D.C. (September 10th 2007) – Pete Hegseth, executive director of Vets for Freedom and Iraq War veteran, issued the following statement.

“Today – as General David Petraeus provides his Iraq assessment to Congress – the anti-war group, MoveOn.org, is running a full – page advertisement in the New York Times with the headline: General Petraeus or General Betray us? Cooking the books for the White House.

“Let’s be clear: MoveOn.org is suggesting that General Petraeus has ‘betrayed’ his country. This is disgusting. To attack as a traitor an American general commanding forces in war, because his ‘on the ground’ experience does not align with MoveOn.org’s political objectives, is utterly shameful. It shows contempt for America’s military leadership, as well as for the troops who have confidence in him, as our fellow soldiers in Iraq certainly do.

“General Petraeus has served this country for over 35 years with honor, distinction, and integrity. And this is not just about General Petraeus. After all, if General Petraeus is “cooking the books,” then the entire military chain of command in Baghdad, and all the staff, military and civilian, who have been working with General Petraeus are complicit, since Petraeus did not write his report in isolation. They are all, apparently, ‘betray[ing] us.’

“MoveOn.org has been working closely with the Democratic congressional leadership – as an article in today’s Sunday New York Times Magazine makes clear. And consider this comment by a Democratic senator from Friday’s Politico: “‘No one wants to call [Petraeus] a liar on national TV,’ noted one Democratic senator, who spoke on the condition on anonymity. ‘The expectation is that the outside groups will do this for us.’

“So, veterans who served in Iraq ask the Democratic leaders in Congress: Does MoveOn.org speak for you? Do you agree with MoveOn.org? Or do you repudiate this despicable charge?

“MoveOn.org has helped frame the core choice: Whom do we trust to run this war – MoveOn.org and its allies in Congress, or Gen. David Petraeus and his colleagues?”

Vets for Freedom is a nonpartisan organization established by combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its mission is to educate the American public about the importance of achieving success in these conflicts by applying our first-hand knowledge to issues of American strategy and tactics – namely “the surge” in Iraq. For more information, please visit www.vetsforfreedom.org.

For more information or to schedule interviews with Pete Hegseth or our other veterans please contact Adriel Domenech at adriel@vetsforfreedom.org.

 

September 10, 2007. Anti-Military, Politics, Troop Support. Leave a comment.

Take Action!!

Lots to do!! I am absolutely thrilled that there are so many folks and organizations out there that are taking on the politicians, the PC police, the anti-America crowds and the selling out of this country. Because, Houston, we have a problem!!

First, the Democrats can go to Hell! Unfortunately, I do not see this happening any time soon. So in the meantime, write them, call them, fax them and let them know how you feel about their comments (ON THE FLOOR!!) about our troops and their mission. You may agree with them ~ if so, the rest of this post is going to piss you off, so you might as well just scat.

Democrats Discuss How Bush’s Flawed Strategy In Iraq Has Failed To Make America More Secure Six Years After 9/11

Friday, September 7, 2007

 

Washington, DC— As we approach the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Democratic Senators Robert Menendez and Bob Casey joined Matt Bennett of Third Way at a press conference today to discuss Democrats’ efforts to help make America more secure and how President Bush’s flawed strategy in Iraq is distracting us from targeting a resurgent Al Qaeda. Far from keeping Osama bin Laden on the run, as President Bush promised in 2001, he is building up his terrorist network and now plans to release a videotape ahead of next week’s anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Read the rest here.

Reid: Jones Report Reiterates Need For Change Of Course In Iraq

Thursday, September 6, 2007

 

Washington, DCSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to Gen. James Jones’s report:

“Gen. Jones’s report today, like all other objective assessments before it, unfortunately tells us more of the same: that the President’s strategy brings us no closer to the necessary political reconciliation and it is past time to change course in Iraq. It is discouraging that the President stubbornly claims his failed policy is working even as this latest report describe many Iraqi security forces as focused more on fostering civil war than on suppressing it.

“Democrats will continue to push for a new strategy because only by changing course can we best protect our troops and make America secure.”

Contact info here.

You are just a lying, traitorous believer of your own PR. You are a disgrace to this country and need to go.

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“And let me be clear: the violence in Anbar has gone down despite the surge, not because of the surge.

The lack of protection for these tribes from al Qaeda made it clear to these tribes, “We have to fight al Qaeda ourselves.”

Go to Sweetness and Light to see what back-peddling this liar and traitor is doing: Schumer Deletes US Troop Slur From His Speech.

Schumer: ‘Anbar Is A Mirage Of Calm Amid a Desert of Chaos’

“Are we placing our faith in the future of Iraq, in the hands of some warlords? Some tribal leaders who at the moment dislike al Qaeda more than they dislike us? Make no mistake about it, they’re no friends of Americans,” Schumer said. “Is this the vaunted, clarion cry for democracy in the Middle East that the President announced when he started the build-up in Iraq? Obviously not. This is a policy of last resort. This is a policy of desperation.”

“Anbar is a mirage of calm amid a desert of chaos,” Schumer later added.

The full text of Schumer’s remarks is produced below.

REMARKS BY SENATOR CHARLES E. SCHUMER

September 5, 2007

“Thank you, Mr. President. I rise today to discuss the situation in Iraq and the continuing efforts of this administration to paint a rosy picture and cling to straws when the situation on the ground and common sense suggest just the opposite…

Read the rest here.

Contact info here.

I can’t begin to find the words to express my disgust with you and the backstabbing, demoralizing language you have the audacity to spout. You no longer have the right to have the words ‘US Soldier or Marine’ in your mouth!

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Durbin’s Remarks to the Center for National Policy: “No More Blank Checks for Iraq”


The war in Iraq is, tragically, a very different war. A mistaken war, sold with fear and misleading and manipulated intelligence that has taken the lives of 3,760 of our troops and more than 27,000 of America’s sons and daughters maimed and wounded, with broken bodies and shattered spirits, and killed tens of thousands – maybe hundreds of thousands — of innocent Iraqi men, women and children.
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Bush-Petraeus report

Now, despite the growing list of independent reports and military experts who say he is dead wrong, President Bush is preparing to tell the nation, once again, that his strategy in Iraq is succeeding.

We know what the Bush-Petraeus report will say: The surge is working. Be patient.

The surge is not working

The reality is: Despite heroic efforts by US troops, the Bush surge is not working.

The surge has stretched our military to the breaking point, yet violence in Iraq has increased, and political progress in Iraq has come to a standstill.

Tragically, Iraqis are failing to use the “breathing space” created with the lives of our sons and daughters to work for reconciliation and lasting security.

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By carefully manipulating the statistics, the Bush-Petraeus report will try to persuade us that violence in Iraq is decreasing and thus the surge is working.

Even if the figures were right, the conclusion is wrong.
Go here to read the rest if you can stomach it.

Contact info here.

Your sleep must be racked with such doom and gloom nightmares ~ or do you spend the dark hours thinking up ways to find defeat in everything our troops do. Do you have a voodoo doll of President Bush that you gleefully stick pins in?

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And if that isn’t enough to get your hackles up, there’s this:

NO!! NO!! NO!! NO!!! WRONG!! WRONG!! WRONG!!

GI Joe to become Global Task Force in movie

The popular all-American comic-book military man and action figure dating back to the 1940s is undergoing a significant transformation for the Paramount Pictures-distributed “G.I. Joe” film, which begins production in February and is scheduled for release in summer 2009.

No longer will G.I. Joe be a U.S. Special Forces soldier, the “Real American Hero” who, in his glory days, single-handedly won World War II.

In the politically correct new millennium, G.I. Joe bears no resemblance to the original.

Paramount has confirmed that in the movie, the name G.I. Joe will become an acronym for “Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity” — an international, coed task force charged with defeating bad guys. It will no longer stand for government issued, as in issued by the American government. (ARRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!)

Read the rest here. And weep…then dry your eyes and write the SOBs!!!!

Paramount Studios: 5555 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

(323) 956-4488

Now go over to Mudville Gazette and read what’s really going on from the Boots on the Ground. You’ll feel ever so much better. Plus, you’ll have the ammunition of Truth when some liberal friend of your husband visits and starts with the myths the media would have you believe. (I speak of this from personal experience of just this last couple of days.)

I am so not done here…there is too much going on and so much to get out to everyone.

More tomorrow ~ ~ ~

 

 

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is:

that one often comes from a strong will,

and the other from a strong won’t.
Henry Ward Beecher

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Margaret Thatcher

Military Motivator 

 

 

September 7, 2007. Anti-Military, Iraq, military, Politics. 2 comments.

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