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Friday, August 22, 2008

Honoring The Sacrifice ...

... of one of America's finest.

This came to me in the form of an email:

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Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor

PO2 (EOD2) Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD Technician, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for jumping on a grenade in Iraq , giving his life to save his fellow SEALs.

During Mike Monsoor's funeral in San Diego , as his coffin was being moved from the hearse to the grave site at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery , SEALs were lined up on both sides of the pallbearers route forming a column of twos, with the coffin moving up the center. As Mike's coffin p assed, each SEAL, having removed his gold Trident from his uniform, slapped it down embedding the Trident in the wooden coffin.

The slaps were audible from across the cemetery; by the time the coffin arrived grave side, it looked as though it had a gold inlay from all the Tridents pinned to it. This was a fitting send-off for a warrior hero.

This should be front-page news instead of the crap we see every day.

Since the media won't make this news, I choose to make it news by forwarding it onto you. I am proud of our military and the men and women who serve in it. They represent the highest and finest values of this country.

May God welcome him into heaven with open arms.

Not An Auspicious Moment

When the liberals at the Roanoke Times are unimpressed with Barack Obama's recent visit to Southwest Virginia, you know his effort was a failure. I'm sure this had to be tough for them to admit to in print:
A hope to get some jobs back

Barack Obama went out of his way to say what he was not saying on his swing into Southside Virginia Wednesday: "I'm not saying that every job is going to come back to Martinsville just because I'm elected president."

Implicit in Obama's disclaimer, though, is that some jobs will open up in the ruined mill towns of the South, that the fortunes of salt-of-the-earth, working-class Americans will begin to turn if he is elected president.

Obama needs to talk plainly about how he would bring failing local economies successfully into the global marketplace if he is to be their hope. (link)
"Obama needs to talk plainly about how he would bring failing local economies successfully into the global marketplace ..." I predicted that he wouldn't. He didn't. He just tossed out more of the same old horse shit about hope and change and related blather. And then moved on.

On this the Times and I are in full agreement.

Judge a Man By The Friends He Keeps

"Do you know enough to elect Barack Obama?"

While Americans are fed up with terrorists and want them all dead, Barack Obama befriends one.

Believe me, I know enough ...

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Where's This Guy Been ...

... for the last quarter century:
Johnny, We Hardly Know Ye
By Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post

There's a candidate in this presidential race who remains a mystery -- hazy, undefined, so full of contradictions that voters may see electing him as an enormous risk. I'm referring to the cipher known as John McCain.

It's true that John McCain has been around a long time. But do we really know what he'd do as president? Do we really know who he is? (link)
If he is confused about who McCain is, imagine his consternation over McCain's nebulous opponent.

But do you think he's really all that confused? Somehow I think not.

Didn't Hillary Get Her Start This Way?

I'm shocked:

Obama Camp Has Many Ties to Wife's Employer

This Is How You Keep The Other Guy On Defense

Barack Obama thought he could score points the other day when John McCain, having been asked how many homes he owns, answered that he wasn't sure. "If you're like me ... you've got one house," the Democrat said.

To which McCain replied: ""Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii and bought his own million-dollar mansion with the help of a convicted felon really want to get into a debate about houses?"* (link)

The Rezco debate is worth having, by the way.

* Technically it was a McCain spokesman who fired back.

Only Through Country Music

"If my nose was running money, I'd blow it all on you."

This fella's good:

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On Obama's Support Of Infanticide

He says we're all liars. The facts say something totally different.

With Emphasis On The Word Kook

Anyone who does not believe Obama is a Far Left kook is blind, deaf and dumb.

On The Growing Global Warming Problem

It's not. It seems to be on hiatus.

Or all those "experts" have been flat wrong.

Take your pick:
This year so far coolest for at least 5 years: WMO

London (Reuters) - The first half of 2008 was the coolest for at least five years, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Wednesday.

The whole year will almost certainly be cooler than recent years, although temperatures remain above the historical average. (link)
Despite this news, it's worth noting that climate "experts" aren't going to let little things like data get in the way of their prognosticating:
"Global temperatures vary annually according to natural cycles. For example, they are driven by shifting ocean currents, and dips do not undermine the case that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are causing long-term global warming, climate scientists say."
You can just bet that if this "dip" continues for 200 years, these doorknobs will still be betting the bank on global warming.

Time to rethink the old theorems, dudes.

With Flags Unfurled & Heads Held High

Victory in Iraq is fast approaching:
US, Iraq close in on deal for pullout of US troops
By Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Robert Burns, The Associated Press

Baghdad (AP) - Iraq and the U.S. pushed close to a deal Thursday setting a course for American combat troops to pull out of major Iraqi cities by next June, with a broader withdrawal from the long and costly war by 2011.

Subject to final approval by the top Iraqi leadership, the exit date for U.S. troops would be December 2011, although the Americans insist on linking that target to additional security and political progress.

The rationale for the pullout is that Iraqi security forces will be ready to stand on their own, although it remains possible that some U.S. military training role would continue. In Iraq, provincial elections are supposed to be held later this year, followed by national balloting in 2009. (link)

It's been a long, hard-fought war; one that has exacted a terrible toll. Was it worth it?

Without doubt.