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31 October, 2007

Barry Sanders Shows TOTAL Ignorance of the US Military

Barry Sanders posted on the Huffington Post a rather entertaining piece criticizing The U.S. Military about how "green" it is. The ignorance displayed in the article is stunning to say the least. Does anyone in the media do research anymore?

I'll grant you that the DoD uses a lot of gas. Tanks, aircraft, ships, trucks etc. etc. On the positive side, they recycle almost everything possible. Try throwing a printer cartridge in the trash. They monitor their environmental impact like Nazis. For example, at the Air Force Base I work at, we cannot use soap on the vehicle wash rack because it will put soap in the water system. Through the MSDS program, the storage, use and disposal of hazardous chemicals are monitored right down to the Windex for the bathroom mirrors.

Oh yeah, smoking is prohibited in any building used by the DoD. So there!

I don't even understand why the comments about Navy SEALs are in context with subject of the piece. Throw in a shot at Blackwater and the obligatory "Bush is Bad" diatribe.

I call on readers to comment on any other stupidity they've noticed in the article. Please comment.

Read the article here.

A Sample of Sanders' Inaccuracies:

The USS Independence was decommissioned in 1998, four years before the voyage to the Gulf that Prof. Sanders recounts with such impressive detail.

The F-111 and F-4 combat aircraft were removed from the inventory two decades ago.

The CVN USS Abraham Lincoln only has "guns" for air defense. Since there have been no air attacks on her the ordnance expended by her "guns" is zero.

The Apache helicopter is flown exclusively by the US Army not the US Air force.

"Of all the branches, the Air Force uses the most fuel." Sorry Barry, I think the Navy has us beat on that "factoid". Ever try to gas up a destroyer?

To sum things up, you're full of shit Barry.

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30 October, 2007

PA Hunter Claims Picture of Bigfoot

Here it is...

October 30,2007

A PHOTOGRAPH taken by a hunter in Pennsylvania has reignited debate over the existence of Bigfoot.

Rick Jacobs claims to have taken the pictures using a camera hung from a tree with an automatic trigger.

"We couldn't figure out what they were," Mr Jacobs said in a report by the Associated Press. "I've been hunting for years and I've never seen anything like this.''

Bigfoot enthusiasts say it appears to be the real deal but, perhaps predictably because of the quality of the photos, other experts say it looks like a bear "with a severe case of mange".

The Bigfoot sighting happened near the town of Ridgeway, in the Allegheny National Forrest, which is about 115 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman Jerry Feaser says bears that are regularly trapped by the agency for the purposes of tagging are similar to Jacob's photos. "There is no question it is a bear with a severe case of mange," said Feaser.

A blog posted as Feaser's and claims to feature a video of the creature is a HOAX. Attempting to view the video triggers a malignant porn worm. Read more.

29 October, 2007

Little Girl Sings on Britain's Got Talent

Get the tissue out...you'll need it!!!

26 October, 2007

My Horoscope

If you asked in conversation whether or not I believed in Horoscopes, I'd say no. A fellow stumbler sent me a site and the first Horoscope was witty enough to make me look mine up. What do you know? Here it is:

ARIES [March 21–April 19]
For all we know, in your past life you were a virgin who was thrown into a volcano to appease a fire deity. But whether or not that's an actual fact, we can say this with certainty: At some time in your current life, you made a great sacrifice in an effort to pacify a person whose anger or violence or manipulativeness you were intimidated by. Now I say unto you, Aries, that it's an excellent time to fix any distortions that were unleashed in your life because of that sacrifice. You've got the personal power and insight you need to set the healing in motion. Halloween costume suggestions: the mythical phoenix; a virgin-turned-warrior carrying the severed head of the fire deity; a fireman, firewoman, or firedancer.

Pretty telling since my divorce was final today.

Here's hers:

SCORPIO [Oct. 23–Nov. 21]
Don't eat stale candy from a vending machine where it has sat for six months. Don't seek advice from people who haven't changed their minds about anything since the last century. And don't wear clothes you acquired before 2005 or cling to attitudes you adopted before last month. Catch my drift, Scorpio? You need to evade every influence that tends to keep you frozen in the past. In fact, I'll go so far as to say that it's time to make yourself fully available for the healthiest kind of future shock. Halloween costume suggestions: a grinning exclamation point, a rosebud about to burst open, a welcome sign, a religious devotee dressed in white.

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25 October, 2007

These Guys are GREAT!

Thanks to Abby for sending this to me. These guys ROCK!

Rosie Carves Her First Pumpkin

This is my daughter, Rosie. At the ripe old age of seven, she tackles her first jack-o-lantern.

Click here to see how she did.

17 October, 2007

Dems in House May Spark Turkish/Iraqi War

In another bonehead move, House Democrats are moving forward on a non-binding resolution to censure Turkey for committing atrocities against Turkish/Armenians in 1915! During the Reagan administration a similar bill resulted in Turkey baning U.S. forces from using Incirlik AB for two years.

Turkey is a key staging area for the war in Iraq. If Turkey bans U.S. forces again, troops in Iraq will be hard pressed to get resupplied with food, medical supplies, weapons and ammunition. A pretty neat end around trick to force the U.S. out of Iraq without getting shit splattered on the Democrats.

President Bush called on House leaders Wednesday to abandon the measure. "Congress has more important work to do than antagonizing a democratic ally in the Muslim world, especially one that's providing vital support for our military every day."

Bush also said at a Wednesday news conference that "... one thing Congress should not be doing is sorting out the historical record of the Ottoman Empire."

The bill's sponsor is Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California.

Rep. Adam Schiff

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, has said the measure will be put to a floor vote before the recess, despite resistance from members of her own party, including Rep. Ike Skelton, powerful chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. By a 27-21 vote last week, the House Foreign Affairs Committee adopted the resolution, which formally identifies the killings as genocide. Turkish officials acknowledge the killings of Armenians during World War I but vehemently object to the designation "genocide."

As this stunt back fires, many in Congress are rethinking their position on the bill.

Reps. Alcee Hastings of Florida and John Tanner of Tennessee, both of whom serve on the House delegation to NATO have sent a letter to Pelosi urging her to drop the bill that would "threaten our operations and our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Eight former U.S. secretaries of state also oppose the resolution: Alexander M. Haig, Jr.; Henry A. Kissinger; George P. Shultz; James A. Baker III; Lawrence S. Eagleburger; Warren Christopher; Madeleine K. Albright; and Colin L. Powell. They sent a letter to Pelosi last month urging her not to let the resolution reach the House floor.

Six former co-sponsors have abandoned the measure since last week, leaving it with 218 co-sponsors.

At this stage, whether or not Pelosi drops the issue is mute, the damage has been done. Turkey is ratcheting up its military actions against Kurdish factions along the Turkish/Iraqi border. Turkish shelling has been reported and with an overwhelming majority, the Turkish government on Wednesday cleared the way for a cross-border military incursion into northern Iraq in order to chase down Kurdish rebels based there.

Thank you Nancy Pelosi. Has your naked quest for power completely blinded you to what's in the best interest of our country? Has the radical Left and their irrational hatred of the President taken such complete control of the Democratic Party that you're willing to do anything that furthers their agenda?

13 October, 2007

Knights Templar win reprieve after 700 years- Documents released by Vatican

The Knights Templar, the medieval Christian military order accused of heresy and sexual misconduct, will soon be partly rehabilitated when the Vatican publishes trial documents it had closely guarded for 700 years.

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12 October, 2007

Lt. Michael P. Murphy Awarded the Medal of Honor

U.S. Navy SEAL team commander, Lt. Michael P. Murphy has been posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

On June 28, 2005, a SEAL Team 10, commanded by Lt. Michael P. Murphy was tasked to locate a high value Taliban leader in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. The team was comprised of

Lt. Michael P. Murphy, commanding.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz
Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson
Petty Officer First Class Marcus Luttrell

The team's position was compromised when three goat herds stumbled on to the position. With about a hundred goats milling around, the SEAL team took stock of their situation. Fearing that the goat herders would report their position, they discussed executing them. One being a 14 year old boy. Their communication to higher headquarters was cut off and they were on their own. Although the civilians presented a clear and present danger to the team, it was decided that the goat herds would be released and the team would hope for the best.

Within hours after releasing their captives, the team was attacked by about 100 Taliban fighters. A two hour gun battle in sued. The entire team was wounded. With normal communications still cut off, Lt. Murphy resorted to his cell phone. Leaving his cover, Murphy exposed himself to direct enemy fire in order to make the call. He requested air support and immediate extraction of his team. "My guys are dying out here, we need help!" Murphy was then struck in the back by enemy fire. He picked the phone back up to give their position to Headquarters. Murphy then flanked the enemy and advanced on their position firing all the way.

A CH-46 helicopter with 16 Special Forces aboard and escorted by Apache attack helicopters. The CH-46 outpaced their escort and the pilot decided to land in the hot LZ unescorted. The helicopter was struck by an RPG. It crashed killing all aboard.

The team fought on. Dietz died first. Then Murphy.
Luttrell cradled the mortally wounded Axelson in his arms. Axelson implored Luttrell to evade and escape. A grenade explosion blew the two apart, killing Axelson and wounding Lutrell again.

Luttrell successfully evaded the remaining Taliban and then with help of local Afghanis returned to his base.

Dietz, Axelson and
Luttrell were awarded the Navy Cross for this action. Lt. Michael P. Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor.

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09 October, 2007

William Shatner Tells a Funny Story

Man Could Get 30 years for Stealing a Doughnut!

Masters said he didn't even get to enjoy his ill-gotten gains: He threw the dough nut away as he fled.

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Obama, Hillary campaigns fail to pay for NH fair booth?

Video report from a fair in Nashua, New Hampshire.The fair organizer accuses Clinton & Obama workers of failing to pay $100 booth fee! Asks them to leave. Ron Paul booth workers monitor the situation.

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Hillary Gets a Berger

Susan Page, reporter for USA Today, asked whether Clinton has any qualms about having Berger as an unofficial adviser to her campaign, given his mishandling of sensitive, classified intelligence documents in 2003?

"He has no official role in my campaign. He's been a friend for more than 30 years. But he doesn't have any official role," Clinton said.

But he's an unofficial adviser, Susan asked?

"I have thousands of unofficial advisers," said Clinton, "and, you know, I appreciate all of that. But he has no official role in my campaign."

As Berger is on probation he is forbidden to get a security clearance for three years. This probably won't be a problem for Senator Clinton because none of her staff had a security clearance for the entire first term of President Clinton.

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05 October, 2007

Fred Thompson Blasts Reid on Limbaugh

Fred Said:
"Congressional Democrats are trying to divert attention from insulting our military leader in Iraq and pandering to the loony left by attacking Rush Limbaugh. He is one of the strongest supporters of our troops, yet Democrats claim he is not being strong enough. I wonder who General Petraeus and his troops think is most supportive?"

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02 October, 2007

Harry Reid Blasts Limbaugh for not Being Patriotic

You know that Star Trek episode (pick one) where the someone in the crew wakes up in an alternate universe? Yeah, that one. Well it happened to me this morning,

As a habit, I have the TV turn on to Fox News in the morning. So as I was wafting in from a Good Dream about Divorce Court, there was "Pinky" Reid blasting Rush Limbaugh for blasting callers to the Limbaugh show lying about being soldiers.

Talk about through the Looking Glass. Harry "Surrender Me" Reid was really upset about this and he should be. It is an old horse in talk radio to have a flaming liberal call in and say they are a "veteran against the war". Rush threw a flag on the play and outed a particular caller and suddenly he was being denounced on the Senate floor by the Majority Leader himself.

Keep in mind that "Pinky" was not defending "Our Brave Soldiers". Instead he was defending the Liberal Democratic tactic of Lying.

When I hear "Our Brave Soldiers", I think of sweat soaked infantrymen blazing away in a fire fight or hugging their children on their return home. When "Pinky" says "Our Brave Soldiers" he's talking about those brave liberals who risk everything by talking on a phone.

Here's "Pinky"!

Rush Retorts!

"Phony Soldier", Jesse MacBeth-