Let’s establish a few things right off the bat, as they say: First, the Korean War, that began in June, 1950, never actually ended. There is no formal treaty, no truce, simply an armistice, the same kind that ended World War One. The Korean War never ended, but actual hostilities were curtailed under a cease-fire on July 27th, 1953 at 10:00 AM local time. Second, North Korea, which calls itself the “Democratic Republic of Korea,” is obviously neither democratic, nor a republic. It is, in fact, a monarchy. The “founder” of North Korea, Kim Il-sung, was a Soviet puppet and delusional Stalinist who actually believed his own prevarications and propaganda, as he believed that of his mentors, Stalin and Mao. He passed power, without input from “the people,” directly to his son, Kim Jong-il, who, in turn, passed it to his son, Kim Jong-un, who is the sabre-rattling Read more
*Women in combat I read last night the inspiring story of how a phalanx of Spartan hoplite women held off Xerxes the Persian at Thermopylae. Then, I studied the famous Female Cohorts of Rome, who, outnumbered three-to-one, fought Hannibal Barca and the Carthaginians at Trebbia. Later, I read about how a regiment of 800 Wisconsin women stormed Island No.10 during the Civil War. Next, I read about how two battalions of French women dislodged a reinforced German machine gun nest during the Battle of the Marne in World War 1. Then, I was impressed as all-get-out by that fabulous tale of the all-female squadron of B-29s that firebombed Yokohama in the summer of 1945. But the most inspiring story, truly highlighting the incredible combat prowess of women, detailed the two companies, comprising about 180 women Marines, who held off two regiments of Chinese Communists at the Read more
Under the leadership of Mary Spicer, the Delaware Federation of Republican Women have taken the next step to impacting public policy. Based on a resolution within their own group, the Republican Women have recognized that those who defend our freedoms, including our right to vote, are being penalized by the late primary election in Delaware. The Brave Men and Women who defend our freedoms are not able to have absentee ballots sent to them in some cases within 7 weeks of a general election. For those who serve our nation in far flung locales such as Iraq or Afghanistan, this is unrealistic. Getting an election document to a GI 150 miles outside of Kabul and back to Wilmington Delaware in 50 days or less strains the reality of combat conditions and penalizes our brave men and women for serving their country. Let's keep in mind that in certain cases U.S. Navy submariners Read more
I wonder if Attorney General Eric Holder lost his mind. Muslim Advocates is as nutty as the ACLU. They are complaining that Justice Department sting operations are enticing Muslims into terrorism. I keep telling you that most American Muslims are good, god fearing people who want a better life. Groups like Muslim Advocates make people like myself look like blithering fools if you believe them. Why? Obviously normal Muslims are all on the verge of terrorism and some stranger approaching them with an opportunity just sends them over the top. That is idiotic. Groups like this do not deserve serious consideration from the Justice Department. This seems like another advocacy group run amok. These guys make a mockery of the groups that they claim to represent. They are either idiots or I am. Considering there are millions of Muslims in the U. S., you had better Read more
I have now read the 3 part series of Bob Woodward's book about Obama and his generals regarding Afghanistan. (What I read on the Internet is not the complete book but it is illuminating.) Based on this reading I am more fearful for the sons and daughters of friends of mine who are currently serving in the military. This president, who continues to display a woeful ignorance of military affairs, clearly states to his generals that his decision making on military matters is dictated by the base (liberal) of the Democrat party. So the success of our anti terrorism campaign in Afghanistan is now being held hostage by the usual anti-American and military hating suspects of the left wing of the Democrat Party. Yo, Obama why not just appoint George McGovern as your Secretary of Defense and get this Chinese Water Torture Experiment over with! (McGovern did serve in the Military Read more
We warned the leaders that their high handed action on the Health Care Law would push the nation closer to the boiling point. They did not listen so you must. This nation must not be allowed to devolve into lawlessness. We will remember in November not threaten people. The Viet Nam peace movement grew from a movement of students and peace activists into one which had the sympathy of a majority of the American people. In 1968, it had pushed out of contention a sitting President in his own party. A President who had won 4 years earlier with 61% of the popular vote and 44 states. It had gained the elite opinion and even luminary figures such as Senator Bobbie Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. along with countless celebrities joined the cause. Everything was moving in its direction. Vice President Nixon was campaigning on a secret plan to end the war. Bobbie Kennedy was on the Read more
The ACLU is filing FOIA requests to know the legal basis for the drone strikes on terrorists. Did they look at the use of force resolution passed by Congress in September 2001? The Answer is so simple even the loony left should get it. We are at war, stupid.
If you were cleared in advance legally to do the tough work of CIA interrogation to keep America safe and cleared after the fact by justice, would you feel persecuted for political reasons if a subsequent administration tried to scapegoat you for policies they didn't like? Would you want to work for an organization which was so duplicitous? Eric Holder was never fit to be Attorney General which is why I opposed him from the beginning. He has a history of siding with the evil doers and against the good guys. He favors releasing terrorist, but restricting law abiding gun owners. He favors lightening sentences for career criminal predators, but wants to persecute patriots who saved countless lives fighting terrorists by any means necessary. It is alright if someone can't stomach threatening the families of terrorists who have plans to kill your family. Just stay out of the way and Read more
According to Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, healthcare opponents are “un-American”.
These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.Comments?
Rep. John Conyers finally admitted what we already knew, that our elected officials on Capital Hill don't read those pesky pieces of paper that turn into laws and taxes and even wars because it's just too darn hard: “I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill,’” said Conyers. “What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?” I say enough is enough, you people (yes, I said, "you people" and I mean it) wanted to be in Congress and the Senate, well, it's time for you to know what you're voting on. It's time that you start doing your homework instead of having lackeys and lobbyists do it for you.... That's why I'm proposing that all Representatives and Senators attend a mandatory, Study Hall from 9am to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so they Read more
Hotels for detainees, that will teach them not to attack our troops. Hopefully, they won’t be tortured by having cold breakfast brought to their rooms. Can we dump Holder now?
Does this go in the it was the thought that counts category?
++ Visit to US Military Bases Cancelled ++
1:42 p.m.: SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that Obama has cancelled a planned short visit to the Rammstein and Landstuhl US military bases in the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The visits were planned for Friday. “Barack Obama will not be coming to us,” a spokesperson for the US military hospital in Landstuhl announced. “I don’t know why.” Shortly before the same spokeswoman had announced a planned visit by Obama.At least he won’t have to miss the rally in Berlin. It is not a total loss. Most of the wounded soldiers were likely Republicans anyway.
Update: http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/americasupportsyou/index.aspx Please send an encouraging note this Memorial Day to our troops. Americans believe that Senator McCain will win the War in Iraq, but only 20% believe Senator Obama will win it. That is a significant underlying disadvantage to Senator Obama and a major hidden strength for Senator McCain. It could help explain why Senator McCain is out performing the generic Republican by 16 points or more. When John McCain says I will win this war, half of Americans believe it. So why is Senator Obama popular and competitive? Most Americans are tired of Mr. Bush's War. A majority place a higher priority on the troops coming home than winning the war. I consider that a scary proposition. Nothing is more vital to American Security than coming home with honor. If American are perceived by the enemies of freedom to be beaten and defeated, Read more