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Friday, March 31, 2006

Bosun Op-ed: Here we go again - Daffy Dean

The AP Headline from the Mercury News: Howard Dean accuses Bush, GOP of exploiting immigration issue - OAKLAND, California. - Democratic Party chief Howard Dean accused President Bush and the Republican Party on Friday of exploiting the immigration issue for political gain by scapegoating Hispanics.

Excuse me Mr. Dean. Could you explain your mean spirited and hateful ad hominem attacks on our president? I do not understand your position. You fail to mention that you both support a Senate bill that would expand guest-worker program. If your limited brain cell capacity brain could go back far enough, President Bush has had that position for some time.

Back in 2005, President Bush was shocked to find out about New Passport Rules Orders Review to See if Policy Can Be Relaxed for Frequent Travelers coming from Canada and Mexico. He has been perfectly clear on his position with the guest worker program throughout his presidency. You, sir, are the bearer of mixed signals.

You have disgraced yourself and your own party many times in the past. Taking a trip down memory lane, was it not you who blew things out of proportion during your democratic presidential primary considerations. I seem to recall that you verbally attacked John Edwards and was forced to write him a apology. Oh, I understand. It is OK for ad hominem attacks on anyone and everyone because all is fair in politics??????

Mr. Dean, you have attacked the President from the day and you have continued to lambast the President and his administration into the present. In December, you have insulted our troops and said about our efforts in Iraq that the, "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong."

Mr. Dean, you have showed that you are on the wrong side of history. If you ever stopped and listened to yourself, you might find it embarrassing. But then again, as a true dyed in the wool liberal democrat, you probably are not able to feel embarrassment.

Talk about someone who is exploiting immigration, I would say it appears to be your party, sir. Talk about exploiter for ones own political gains, look in the mirror, Mr. Dean.

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Black Celebrities Back Bible

I received an interesting email from NewsMax this evening and wanted to pass it on. There actually may be some good things coming out of Lollywood Land (with a capital "L.") According to the NewsMax email:

More than 80 black celebrities have joined forces to read, sing and compose music for "The Bible Experience," a new 70-hour dramatic audio performance of the Scriptures.

Actor Blair Underwood landed one of the key roles in the production - the "L.A. Law" star gets to record the voice of Jesus.

"Whether you believe the doctrine or not, you cannot deny the impact that the life of
this man, Jesus, had on everyday life," said Underwood, who played Jesus Christ coming back to earth as a man of color in the 1992 movie "The Second Coming."

Underwood's favorite part of his role is the crucifixion. It was "the culmination of the three years of his teachings, but it was the beginning of a whole new walk for believers forever," he told USA Today.

Oscar-winner Denzel Washington also makes a contribution to "The Bible Experience," reciting the love poetry of Solomon's Song of Songs along with his wife Pauletta.

Cuba Gooding Jr. is the voice of Judas, and also the prophet Jonah from the Old Testament. Robert Guillaume is the mighty angel of Revelation, as well as Noah.

Angela Bassett reads the Christmas story and is Ester from the Old Testament. Tisha Campbell-Martin of "My Wife and Kids" takes the role of Mary Magdalene.

Hip-hopper Heavy D reads the Apostle Andrew, and gospel great Shirley Caesar reads Naomi.

"Our co-producer Lou 'Buster' Brown says we're taking God's word and we're gel-capping it: surrounding it with elements that make it more palatable for mass consumption in today's marketplace," Kyle Bowser, an award-winning co-producer from Inspired By Media Group, told USA Today.

The group launched the multimillion-dollar project with financing from Zondervan, the nation's largest Bible publisher.

One question arose during casting: Should only faithful Christians get roles in the project? "Some of the people whose voices they will be reading were not exactly saints, either," Paul Caminiti, publisher of Bibles for Zondervan, told USA Today.

(Bosun's comment: This is very good question. Please comment about it in the blog comments)

"We wanted something unusual, something more visceral, something more experiential," he added. "We're trying to engage a new urban generation, and most are already turned off" by the King James' archaic translation.

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Ain't it the Truth


Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6am. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG). He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) , a light jacket (MADE IN VIET NAM) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA). After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) filled it with GAS from (SAUDI ARABIA) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB. At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his Computer (MADE IN MALAYSIA), Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL) poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can't find a good paying job in AMERICA.......

Emailed from a friend, Chuck. Author unknown
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Email from the GOP

My Fellow Americans, I am passing on an email that I received from Ken Mehlman, Chairman, Republian National Committee:

Dear Bosun,

Terrorists are at war with our country. And we have a choice.

Either we use every tool available to fight and win the War on Terror ... or we heed the calls of Democrats who would censure and impeach the President for fighting the

Watch our new web video, "Censure? Impeachment?," which outlines the stakes in this fight.

On September 11, the President made a solemn commitment to protect the American people. The President made his choice. And many Democrats are making theirs, calling a program to defeat al Qaeda terrorists inside the U.S. an illegal and an "impeachable offense."

Where do you stand? Watch the video. And take action by signing our petition against repeated Democrat attempts to weaken these efforts to fight the terrorists and keep American families safe.


Chairman, Republican National Committee


Republican National Committee

310 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
phone: 202.863.8500 fax: 202.863.8820 email:


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USA Cuts ALL Aid to Terrorist Hamas

While Abbas swears in Hamas Cabinet Ministers, the United States of America finally found their spine. "US cuts off contacts with Hamas-led government":
A directive, distributed to U.S. diplomats and other officials in the region by e-mail, instructed them with immediate effect not to have contacts with Hamas-appointed government ministers or those who work for them, whether they are members of the group or not, officials said.
It's about darn time.

Cross-posted at DoD Daily News, My Newz 'n Ideas, and Knickerbocker News.

Iran and Darfur News

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday's daily briefing on Iran are posted over at my site: Causes of Interest. While you are there, you can also find out information about the Rally for Darfur that will be held on April 30. All the information is there. If you have any questions, there are links you may use or e-mail me. Thank you.

Army Bans 'Non-Issue' Armor

The Army has decided to ban all armor other than that for which they provide to the troops due to the 'fact' that other armor may be substandard issue.
"We're very concerned that people are spending their hard-earned money on something that doesn't provide the level of protection that the Army requires people to wear. So they're, frankly, wasting their money on substandard stuff," said Col. Thomas Spoehr, director of materiel for the Army.
Meanwhile, Mr. Murry Neal, CEO of one of the companies that has been providing such armor, has this to say:
"We know of no reason the Army may have to justify this action," Neal said. "On the surface this looks to be another of many attempts by the Army to cover up the billions of dollars spent on ineffective body armor systems which they continue to try quick fixes on to no avail."
If you are interested in this article, continue reading.

Christian Reporter Jill Carroll Free!

Reporter Jill Carroll (sp?) has been freed. I just heard it over the radio (KRLA 870am) at 5:31am PCT. I also heard her say she does not know where she was held. (At least until she gets out of Iraq!) I must look for more details. Just thought you might like to know. Have a good day.

Update: Here is an article you may read to learn more. Basically, she is fine, she doesn't know where she was, she wants to be with her family, and thanks to everyone who prayed for her release.

Update 2: CNSNews also has a good article on this situation.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Scott Peters Reacts to Rick Roberts Blog

Reposted with permission from Rick Roberts, 760 KFMB AM radio, San Diego, California. For further information about Rick or his points of view, please visit Rick's Blog at 760 KFMB.

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By Rick Roberts
March 30th, 2006

Making an appearance on News 8 this morning Councilman “I want to give illegals housing” Scott Peters was asked about his idiotic idea of providing shelter to illegals in a city where someone who makes six figures can’t afford a house.

(see the blog below titled “Free Housing for Illegals)

We have the audio of what he said… but here are a few facts you need to know before you listen his spin.

The Rick Roberts Show, Phil Thalheimer, and Andy Ramirez broke the story of the illegal encampments in Rancho Penasquitos.

We broke the story almost a year ago. Where was Scott Peters then?

Peters says in the interview that the housing would be for “legals.”

Scott, Scott, Scott…. How damn dumb do you think we are?

If they were here ‘legally,’ I seriously doubt they would secretly be living in a canyon preserve.
Maybe Scott is hoping that once he dangles “free housing” in front of them they will change their status?

Well, that takes us back to the original and bigger problem. WHY GIVE THEM ANYTHING AT ALL?


Hey Scott…here’s an idea…Why don’t you work on getting the illegals sent back to Mexico like the law states, and start building nice free houses for our brave military men and women who are willing to lay down their lives for this country.

Here is the fundamental problem most of us have with your idea Scott.

You want to keep the canyons safe from fires being started, so do we.

You want to keep women and children in Penasquitos safe, so do we.

You think it’s inhumane for them to live in the canyons… we don’t care. If it was so bad, they wouldn’t be there.

But you want to reward lawbreaking, border crossing, fire-starting, illegals WITH HOUSING!

We want you to clean up the canyons and DEPORT THEM.

Scott , how long do you think until it become public knowledge in Mexico that we in San Diego have free housing for them?

You, City Councilman Scott Peters, are encouraging people to cross our border by giving them this incentive.

And that’s just wrong.

Now…feel free to listen to Scott’s interview/spin/pabulum.

CLICK HERE to listen >>

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

FISA Judges Say Bush within the Law

Hattip to Jay at Stop the ACLU (Obtained with Jay's permission to reprint)

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by Jay, 03-29-06, Filed under War On Terror, News, Hat tip: AJ Strata, Via Washington Times

A panel of former Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judges yesterday told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that President Bush did not act illegally when he created by executive order a wiretapping program conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA).

The five judges testifying before the committee said they could not speak specifically to the NSA listening program without being briefed on it, but that a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act does not override the president’s constitutional authority to spy on suspected international agents under executive order.

“If a court refuses a FISA application and there is not sufficient time for the president to go to the court of review, the president can under executive order act unilaterally, which he is doing now,” said Judge Allan Kornblum, magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and an author of the 1978 FISA Act. “I think that the president would be remiss exercising his constitutional authority by giving all of that power over to a statute.”

Jay believes that this sure will be a hard pill to swallow for many on the Bush hating left. As a matter of fact, Powerline took notice to how an involved party, The NY Times have already tried to sugar coat it.

Having reviewed the transcript, Powerline conclude that the Washington Times’ characterization was fair, but arguably overstated. The New York Times, however, badly misled its readers.
Of course this is no suprise coming from the original backstabbing source of the National Security leak. After all, they do have a book they are trying to peddel.

Don Surber is on the same wavelength.

Meanwhile, the ACLU are still crying about it all.

Iowa Voice linked with FISA Judges: Bush Acted Within Law Political News and Blog Aggregator linked with Senate Takes Step Closer to Domestic Spying Oversight

Amy Proctor linked with Can You Hear Me NOW??

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Rick Roberts Op-ed: Illegal Alien Protest

Illegal Alien ProtestReposted with permission from Rick Roberts, 760 KFMB AM radio, San Diego, California. For further information about Rick or his points of view, please visit Rick's Blog at 760 KFMB.

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by Rick Roberts
March 29th, 2006

To all of the Mexican flag waving students who walked out of schools in an organized Mexican media driven protest…DID YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU’RE PROTESTING?

As I suspected, many kids just wanted to walk out of school to take the day off, and have absolutely no clue about what the hubbub is all about.

In a nutshell…here’s what you were fighting for.

You were screaming to break down our borders, which could be useful in protecting us from terrorists.

You were chanting for Mexico, yet you chose not to live there.

Why so much pride in a country you don’t live in, and yet so much disdain for the laws of the country that you call home?

You were fighting for the amnesty of illegal aliens, which I guess could be understandable if it’s your Uncle or Father who was trying to feed his family, BUT NOT EVERYONE THAT CROSSES THE BORDER IS A SWEET HARD WORKING MEXICAN JUST TRYING TO HELP HIS FAMILY.

33% of the U.S. prison population is made up of illegals.

In Los Angeles, 95 percent of outstanding homicide warrants are for illegal aliens, as are 66 percent of fugitive felony warrants.

The notorious 18 Street Gang has 20,000 members, of whom 60 to 80 percent are illegal aliens, according to the California Department of Justice and the Los Angeles Police Department, respectively.

The Lil’ Cycos Gang, notorious for murder, racketeering, and drugs in Los Angeles’s MacArthur Park, was thought to be 60 percent illegals in 2002, and the percentage is higher now.

90 percent of the meth (methamphetamine) manufactured in this country is manufactured by Mexican national (Mexican non-U.S citizen) drug organizations,“- Ron Gravitt, California Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement’s clandestine lab unit chief, Oct. 2000, Sacramento Bee Special Report. “Methamphetamine cases today account for 80% of the nation’s police departments’ drug investigations.”

Over the past five years, an average of more than 72,000 aliens have been arrested annually on drug charges alone.

Taxpayers pay $750 million annually to house the 18,000 illegal aliens in California prisons alone.

So…do those folks also deserve amnesty with all of the others?

It’s very easy to get emotionally driven up about this topic, and to think that you’re a victim because of your heritage, but please, before you protest, INFORM YOURSELF!

Saying that this country really belongs to Mexicans is just ignorant, and proves you should have stayed in school instead of taking to the streets.

“I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK!” - Rick Roberts

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Ann Coulter:N.Y. Times, broken clock - Both are occasionally correct

In Ann Coulter's latest column, that was just posted at WorldNetDaily entitled: N.Y. Times, broken clock: Both are occasionally correct, Ann Coulter rips the New York Times for "warning congressional Republicans to abandon the Iraq War or face ruination in the November elections."

Coulter goes on to document how those leaders who have stood firm in fighting the Iraq War have actually won their recent elections -- just the opposite of what the Times' claimed. If ever there was a clear case of the press trying to manipulate elections and spin the public, this is it.

Coulter has a lot more to say about the Times' shoddy journalism in her column, and you can find it right now on WorldNetDaily! Link to: Ann Coulter - Clocks

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Abdur Rahman Made it to Italy!

I heard on the news (radio station KFI 640 am, at 9:30 am PCT) this morning that Abdur has been seen in Italy. This is wonderful news, since the Afghan Parliament 'voted' not to leave the country! Thank You, Lord. Amen.

PS. I have e-mailed the newsman at KFI for verification. Just to make sure. Keep praying, though!

Update: I received an e-mail from KFI NEWS Director at 1:11pm EST time stating that Abdur Rahman has been "[g]ranted asylum in Italy." Yippee!

Immigration jitters: News Headlines from around the country

State Department responses to terrorism

Response to Terrorism

U.S. Designates Hizballah-Controlled TV, Radio as Terrorist Entities
Treasury action freezes U.S.-held assets, bars contact with U.S. entitiesThe Treasury Department has designated two Hizballah-controlled broadcasting outlets as global terrorist entities. In a March 23 announcement, Treasury named al-Manar, a satellite television operation either owned or controlled by Hizballah, as a media outlet funded by a terrorist organization and supported by the Iranian regime -- itself a state sponsor of terrorism. The Lebanese Media Group and its radio and TV subsidiaries were singled out as global terrorist entities for promoting Hizballah activities. (complete text)

Colombia, United States Allies in Fighting Terrorism
State's Crumpton applauds nation's progress, ongoing bilateral cooperationThe United States looks forward to continued cooperation with Colombia in fighting narco-terrorism, says U.S. State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism Henry Crumpton. At the Organization of American States’ Sixth Regular Session of the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism in Bogota, Colombia, he announces that the United States will commit $2.25 million to expanding regional counterterrorism coordination. (complete text)

Coalition Forces Rescue Three Kidnapped Peace Activists in Iraq
Operation based on intelligence from insurgent detainee, says U.S. generalCoalition forces successfully freed three kidnapped Western aid workers who had been held by Iraqi insurgents for four months, U.S. Major General Rick Lynch announced March 23. “I am happy to report that all three are in good condition; they have had a medical screening and are anxious to reunite with their families,” Lynch said during a press briefing in Baghdad. (complete text)

Baghdad Jim McDermott (D-WA); Justice almost served

From the congressman who brought you the Cell Phone privacy scandal, one of 30 congressmen who called for impeachment of President Bush, supported travel to Cuba, and visited Iraq before the invasion, we bring you "Baghdad Jim" McDermott. It is a sad day in Liberalville, today. Baghdad Jim has lost his ethics case and has been ordered to pay a fine after an almost 10-year battle. Here is the background obtained from a Real Clear Politics article written in 2004:
"As most of you probably remember, the case against McDermott involves the now famous 1997 conference call regarding the ethics investigation of Newt Gingrich that was surreptitiously recorded off of the cell phone of Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) by a couple in Florida. The couple then passed along a transcript of the illegally taped conversation to McDermott who promptly leaked it to The New York Times and The Atlanta Journal Constitution. At the time McDermott was the ranking member of the House Ethics Committee.

The Florida pair who taped the phone call eventually pleaded guilty to violating wiretapping laws and received fines of $500 each.

McDermott denied leaking the transcript and was never charged with a criminal offense, but he did resign his seat on the Ethics Committee......First amendment Center 1997, Judge Thomas Hogan held that McDermott's "willful and knowing misconduct rises to the level of malice." McDermott, who appealed the decision, was ordered to pay a $60,000 fine.
After almost 10 YEARS of legal hand wringing, the tally has cha-chinged in excess of $600,000. Don't be alarmed, with all the liberal left wackos in Washington state, they (wacko supporters) raised an estimate of about $300,000 for Baghdad Jim's defense fund. One would assume that the hat is now being passed among the folks with more money than sense to raise more because Baghdad Jim lost his appeal. Imagine, it took almost 10 years. 10 YEARS!!!!

Here is Baghdad's Jim's press release posted on his website this morning:
Concerning the Opinion of the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia,March 28, 2006, For Immediate Release

"There is no greater responsibility for a Member of Congress than to defend the Constitution, and I fully accept my duty to protect the First Amendment, which is what this case is all about. That's why 18 major U.S. media companies from across the country joined together and filed a brief in strong support of my position.

"The American people have a right to know when their government's leaders are plotting to deceive them, and that is exactly what was happening during a telephone call in 1996 involving Republican House leaders, including then Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Rep. John Boehner.

"Despite prior court decisions, including the U.S. Supreme Court, upholding my position, the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a split 2-1 decision today against my position, with a strong dissenting opinion by Judge Sentelle:

'I see no distinction, nor has Representative Boehner suggested one, between the constitutionality of regulating communication of the contents of the tape by McDermott or by The Washington Post or The New York Times or any other media resource. For that matter, every reader of the information in the newspapers also learned that it had been obtained by unlawful intercept. Under the rule proposed by Representative Boehner, no one in the United States could communicate on this topic of public interest because of the defect in the chain of title. I do not believe the First Amendment permits this interdiction of public information either at the stage of the newspaper-reading public, of the newspaper-publishing communicators, or at the stage of Representative McDermott's disclosure to the news media.'

"We respect the court, but respectfully disagree with two judges. We believe they Judge Sentelle's strong opinion in support of the First Amendment and my position rightly defends freedom of the press and free speech in America.

"Our legal counsel is studying the decision, and we will decide on a course of action in the days ahead."

Well Baghdad Jim, what goes around comes around. Quit being a hypocrite. Don't cry, pay your fine, sit down, and be quiet.

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ACLU Urges Supreme Court to Declare Guantánamo Bay Military Commissions Illegal

Hattip to Jay at Stop the ACLU (Obtained with Jay's permission to reprint)

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ACLU Urges Supreme Court to Declare Guantánamo Bay Military Commissions Illegal

NY Times
As the justices of the Supreme Court took their seats Tuesday morning to hear Osama bin Laden’s former driver challenge the Bush administration’s plan to try him before a military commission, one question — perhaps the most important one — was how protective the justices would be of their jurisdiction to decide the case.

The answer emerged gradually, but by the end of the tightly packed 90-minute argument, it was fairly clear: highly protective.At least five justices — Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony M. Kennedy, David H. Souter and John Paul Stevens — appeared ready to reject the administration’s argument that the Detainee Treatment Act, passed and signed into law after the court accepted the case in November, had stripped the court of jurisdiction.

It was less certain by the end of the argument how the court would then go on to resolve the merits of the case, a multipronged attack on the validity of the military commissions themselves and on their procedures.

Lawyers for the former driver, a Yemeni named Salim Ahmed Hamdan who is charged with conspiracy, also argue that he cannot properly be tried before any military commission for that crime because conspiracy is not recognized as a war crime.

This is what the ACLU are saying:

Describing the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay as unfair and unlawful, the American Civil Liberties Union urged the Supreme Court to halt their use in a friend-of-the-court brief filed in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (05-184), which is being argued today. “The military commissions established by President Bush do not provide a fair trial under any recognized set of legal standards, whether those standards are derived from the Constitution, our international treaty commitments, customary law or the Uniform Code of Military Justice,” said ACLU Legal Director Steven R. Shapiro. “There is no reason to believe that Congress ever intended to authorize such a system, and no reason for the Court now to uphold it.

”The military commission rules do not guarantee an independent trial court, do not provide for impartial appellate review, and do not prohibit the use of coerced testimony despite extensive evidence that coercive interrogation techniques have been used at Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere.In its friend-of-the-court brief, the ACLU argues that this system fails to provide the basic procedural safeguards guaranteed by the Geneva Conventions and American law. In addition, the ACLU said the commissions violate the constitutional rule barring the government from creating a separate system of punishment that applies only to non-citizens.

Note to ACLU : terrorists aren’t covered by the Geneva convention.

Commentd from Jay: Prior to reaching the merits of these arguments, the ACLU said, the Supreme Court will have to decide whether it still has jurisdiction to hear the case following congressional passage of the Detainee Treatment Act, also known as the Graham-Levin Amendment. The government is contending that the Detainee Treatment Act strips the Court of jurisdiction to hear Hamdan’s appeal, even though it was accepted for review before the Detainee Treatment Act was adopted.

Only eight Justices are participating in this decision. Justice Roberts has recused himself because he has ruled in favor of the government in a lower court. Despite calls for Justice Scalia to recuse himself, he is still participating, and from reports jumped in to help the government word its argument out. Most reports seem to think that the majority of Justices seemed to lean toward the detainee’s defense arguments, especially Souter and Kennedy. The main argument of the government is a straightforward and simple one.

“This is a war,” he said, and presidents have long had the power in wartime to order the trial of “classic war crimes.”A simple argument, but I think a damn good one. What do you think?

Linked at Mudville Gazette Political News and Blog Aggregator linked with Will High Court Slash Bush's Powers?

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

9-11 panel chief: U.S. at risk of terror nukes

Latest update at World Net Daily

The head of the 9-11 commission told a Senate panel today the Bush administration and Congress are not adequately protecting the United States against a possible nuclear attack by terrorists.

Former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean told the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations: "The size of the problem still totally dwarfs the policy response."

Read the latest on the nuclear threat to the U.S. now at!

9-11 panel chief: U.S. at risk of terror nukes

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Rick Roberts op-ed: Free Houses for Illegals

FREE HOUSES FOR ILLEGALS Reposted with permission from Rick Roberts, 760 KFMB AM radio, San Diego, California. For further information about Rick or his points of view, please visit Rick's Blog at 760 KFMB.

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March 28th, 2006

You are not going to believe this!

It was about a year ago when The Rick Roberts Show discovered all of the illegals living in the canyons of Rancho Penasquitos.

We discovered they were setting fires, there was an allegation of rape, the police were informed, the liberals denied that the illegals were even there, even though we provided pictures of their trash and tents as evidence .

Now Councilmen Scott Peters is going to help out the poor illegals.


From the AP:
The city of San Diego has applied for a state grant of upto $3 million to construct temporary housing for migrant workers in the Carmel Valley area, Council President Scott Peters announced today.

The city would be required to match the amount of the California Department of Housing and Community Development Joe Serna Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant through the donation of city-owned land for a term of 40 years.

“Moving migrants out of the canyons reduces the risk of wildfire andprotects local homeowners, while providing real humanitarian benefits to the workers themselves,” Peters said.

“Regardless of your views on immigration, these folks are living and working in our community......They deserve safe and clean housing and access to running water and toilet facilities.” – SCOTT PETERS

Here’s more from AP:
After a year of searching, the city’s Real Estate Assets Division has notfound a site where the migrant housing could be built, Peters said.

The city is working with Community Housing Works, which develops andoperates farm worker housing in the North County, to find land close to employment and transit centers and is free of environmental restrictions.




Here’s an idea Scotty…Bring them all to your house.

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Andy Card Resigns as Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff Andy Card has resigned, and he will be replaced by Josh Bolten. Andy has been with the president since the first day of his presidency. There have many people moaning that President Bush needed to shake up his staff and bring in some new blood.

Andy brought up the suggestion that he step down a while back, but the president did not quickly accept his resignation. After this last weekend at Camp David, President Bush finally decided to accept Andy's offer.

Josh Bolton is currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget. (Or should I say, 'Was'? lol) He made a very nice acceptance speech at 5:30 am PCT. I am going to miss Andy Card. Thank you for your service to the president and in turn, to all of us. Farewell and welcome.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Entering the United States with 'dirty-bomb' material

As reported in

Investigators enter US with 'dirty-bomb' material
Mar 27, 2006

Two undercover government threat vulnerability teams made simultaneous entries at the U.S.-Mexican border and the border with Canada carrying radioactive material in their vehicles in December 2005, the Government Accountability...Please read the rest of the article for details

Hope that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can plug the hole. The United States has to be ever so vigilant.

Unfortunately we have the democratic legislators keeping the administration busy with legality of NSA warrantless wiretaps, President Bush trying to manage the war on terror, partisan pundits refusing to cross the non-partisan bridge to help secure our country.

The Dems, Lollywood (yes with an L), MSM, and other whacked out organizations from both sides of the aisle want to keep the people occupied with things like "Impeach Bush" and partisan power struggling. Four proven reliable anchors that could protect us in the storms of life: stability, unity, renewal, and reality have been thrown out the window.

God willing, we will make it the next three years without a major conflagration occurring in the United States. One has to wonder how close we are to one here?

For additional information on nuclear smuggling please read the following GAO study released in June 2005:


Efforts to Deploy Radiation Detection Equipment in the United States and in Other Countries; What GAO Found

Four U.S. agencies, the Departments of Energy (DOE), Defense (DOD), State, and Homeland Security (DHS), are implementing programs to combat nuclear smuggling by providing radiation detection equipment and training to border security personnel. From fiscal year 1994 through fiscal year 2005, the Congress has appropriated about $800 million for these efforts, including about $500 million to DOE, DOD, and State for international efforts and about $300 million to DHS for installing radiation detection equipment at U.S. points of entry. The first major initiatives to combat nuclear smuggling concentrated on deploying radiation detection equipment at borders in countries of the former Soviet Union. In particular, in 1998, DOE established the Second Line of Defense program, which has installed equipment at 66 sites mostly in Russia through the end of fiscal year 2004. In 2003, DOE began its Megaports Initiative to focus on the threat posed by nuclear smuggling at major foreign seaports and to date has completed installations at two ports. Regarding efforts at U.S. points of entry, the U.S. Customs Service began providing its inspectors with portable radiation detection devices in 1998 and expanded its efforts to include larger-scale radiation detection equipment after September 11, 2001. This program is continuing under DHS, which reported in May 2005 that it has installed more than 470 radiation portal monitors nationwide at mail facilities, land border crossings, and seaports.

A common problem faced by U.S. programs to combat nuclear smuggling is the lack of effective planning and coordination among the responsible agencies. For example, we reported in 2002 that there was no overall governmentwide plan to guide U.S. efforts, some programs were duplicative, and coordination among U.S. agencies was not effective. We found that the most troubling consequence of this lack of effective planning and coordination was that the Department of State had installed less sophisticated equipment in some countries leaving those countries’ borders more vulnerable to nuclear smuggling than countries where DOE and DOD had deployed equipment. Since the issuance of our report, the agencies involved have made some progress in addressing these issues. Regarding the deployment of equipment in the United States, we reported that DHS had not effectively coordinated with other federal agencies and DOE national laboratories on longer-term objectives, such as attempting to improve the radiation detection technology. We found that a number of factors hindered coordination, including competition between DOE national laboratories and the emerging missions of various federal agencies with regard to radiation detection.

The effectiveness of the current generation of radiation detection equipment is limited in its ability to detect illicitly trafficked nuclear material, especially if it is shielded by lead or other metal. Given the inherent limitations of radiation detection equipment and difficulties in detecting certain materials, it is important that the equipment be installed, operated, and maintained in a way that optimizes its usefulness. It is also important to note that the deployment of radiation detection equipment— regardless of how well such equipment works — is not a panacea for the problem of nuclear smuggling. Rather, combating nuclear smuggling requires an integrated approach that includes equipment, proper training of border security personnel in the use of radiation detection equipment, and intelligence gathering on potential nuclear smuggling operations.

Hope we learn from our mistakes before it is too late. Please read this informative GAO report

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The 'USA Raid'

I am quite sure if you have not heard yet that the American Soldiers went into and starting shooting at people at a mosque, you will. I say, "Bolderdash!" To be honest, I don't know exactly what that means, but I am trying to emote disgust for the way the press handles liars.

The Iraqis who are trying to bring a civil war to the area are trained to lie (do they need much training?), and they are the first people the press goes to for an interview.

It used to be that when a country was at war, the press was on the side of the country from whence they came. Nowadays, I believe they all would prefer sharia law.

How about moving them all to Saudi Arabia? I'm sure they would love their freedoms there! Better yet, how about Iran or Syria?

Getting back to the point, Omar has written a very good inquiry artice about the whole situation. Thank God for sane people!

United States-German Carnival #2 3/26/2006

Joerg has done it again, only this time there are more people particating. It is wonderful! Great job, everyone. Even those with whom I disagree. This is a better way to discuss our differences. I encourage everyone to take the time to read all of the posts. What are the posts about? I have an for that! We see that Germany and the USA have a strained relationed, both politically and socially. Joerg thought it would be healthy to try to heal the wounds, instead of letting them fester. I agree.

The only way to do this is by talking to one another. If you have an article which you have written that includes Germany, the USA, and/or our relations, please feel free to add it to the carnival. If you miss this one, sign up for the next one. It truly is worthwhile. From here on in it is going to be what Joerg has written. He is so elegant I decided to share him with you. [continue reading]

Marines Can't Use Political Armor

Yahoo news has a report that most Marines do not want to carry the added 5 lbs. of protective gear. Imagine this: you have to carry ammunition, weapons, medical supplies, food, water, the temp. is over 120 degrees during the summer, and the gear you are now carrying weighs 70 lbs. Everyday. All day. Sometimes, most times, two shifts a day. What would you be able to do?

Our Marines are quite capable, but they have a point when saying the added gear deters their movablility. Have you ever tried climbing over a large fence or obstacle to run after a terrorist lately? It isn't that easy when you are wearing your whole tent on your back! (Well, almost.)

There is some good news. The Army guys like them. The people that are in combat areas like them, mostly. It is the people who have street patrols that mostly do not care for them, even though they are glad to have them. Good job, Washington. Sheesh.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Burning Situation of Belarus

There are articles from The Telegraph entitled "Belarus opposition leader faces prison" by Adrian Blomfield; The Indepentent Online entitled "EU demands release of Belarus protesters" by Stephen Castle in Brussels; and ABC News, International entitled "Belarus Divided, Doubtful After Clashes" by Steve Gutterman. There is also a site from Radio Free Europe which pays attention to Belarus. It is called News and Features on Belarus.

There is much chaos after the police brutaly attacked the protesters yesterday. Please pay attention to this country, like we did with the Ukrain's peaceful revolution after their rigged elections. Thank you.

Update: Here is still more information: Belarus leader jailed after protest violence by Chris Stephen who writes for the Scotsman.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Chris Wallace: Rethink Saddam - Osama connection -
Fox News Host, Chris Wallace, says the press needs to rethink claims that there was no operational link between Iraq and al Qaeda in light of new Iraqi intelligence documents released of a detailed February 1995 meeting between bin Laden and senior agents of Saddam's Qaeda chief asked for help with "joint operations" against the U.S. Read the rest of the Story
Following the release of document also reported by, ABC News [1], one of our more left leaning media hosts at MSNBC, Chris Matthews, scoffed at the idea and acted like he had not heard about the document in question. Chris Matthews insinuated that the United States Government has not been truthful and has mislead the public in the past.
[1]Editors note from ABC news: This document is handwritten and has no official seal. Although contacts between bin Laden and the Iraqis have been reported in the 9/11 Commission report and elsewhere (e.g., the 9/11 report states "Bin Laden himself met with a senior Iraqi intelligence officer in Khartoum in late 1994 or early 1995) this document indicates the contacts were approved personally by Saddam Hussein. Iraq coverage
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What Casey Sheehan Died For

I would like to thank Wordsmith for alerting me to a new guy in town, Buck Sargent. Wordsmith saw Buck Sargent's email posted on Hugh Hewitt site. (Hewitt is the host of a nationally syndicated radio show heard in more than 70 cities nationwide, and a Professor of Law at Chapman University Law School.) So there was substance to the email. Anyway, Wordsmith did some digging and plugged me in with Buck Sargent's site. Man, does Buck Sargent have a message.

Buck Sargent has been there, like so many Veterans before him. I contacted Buck Sargent and asked for his permission to re-post articles from his site here at the Bosun Locker. So, with no further adieu, I would like to officially introduce you to Buck Sargent and his weblog American Citizen Soldier.

"It is a worthy thing to fight for one’s freedom; it is another sight finer to fight for another man’s" - Mark Twain
On April 4th, 2004 Army Specialist Casey Sheehan and seven fellow soldiers were killed during protracted combat with Shi'ite insurgents in Sadr City, Iraq. Sheehan, a Humvee mechanic, had volunteered for the rescue mission to relieve his besieged comrades only to be ambushed himself while en route. He had been in country for five days.

President Bush has made it clear that "America will not abandon Iraq" on his watch, yet he has acknowledged that the mission will likely continue on well past his presidency. And as in any long war, what is required most is a long lens and a long-run perspective in order to fully comprehend what is at stake and what he have to lose by declaring unconditional surrender. Such were the days when the American people demanded it of our enemies, not our own armies.

Ours has become an instant gratification nation, the countdown to ADD-Day stalking the horizon. Heading into its fourth year, the Iraq War has now lasted longer than most celebrity marriages. (Correction: Desert Storm lasted longer than the average celebrity marriage). It has been said that the Vietnam War was lost on television, and that was when there were only three channels on and they all screamed: RETREAT! But soldiers don’t watch the news, we make it. That is why the MSM refuse to tellour story, that is why they continue to poison the well back home, and that is why soldiers have taken it upon ourselves to “tell it like it is” on the internet.

Casey Sheehan's mother asks, “What did my son die for?” as she hops the globe with her traveling Cirque du Solemnity. His actions that fateful day provide the answer. Her son -- regrettably, now the second most famous Sheehan -- and the thousands of others like him, died for their brothers in arms. For their families at home. For their country. For a people they had little in common with other than a desire to live free from fear. For children that were not their own, but that reminded them of home. For the same thing forgotten Americans have long died for in forgotten places like Takur Gahr, Mogadishu, Hue City, Inchon, the Ardennes, Cold Harbor, and Bunker Hill.

They died not for "nothing," but for no thing. They died for a set of ideals, principles, a creed. Imaginary concepts impossible to “deconstruct,” yet born out of war and nourished by the blood of patriots in a long line of succession that remains unmoved, unbroken, and unmatched. Displaying the best known side of human nature: steadfast opposition to its worst. Becoming intimate with war, thus allowing others to know peace. Sacrificing their future progeny for another's, in defense of the weak and the vulnerable. Avenging the ghostly remains left behind from a tyrant unburdened by conscience. To protect the right of lesser men (and women) to freely and openly ridicule their sacrifice.

“What did my son die for?” A question better left to Iraqis themselves to answer. Take the mayor of Tall’Afar, Najim Abdullah Abid al-Jibouri (Link to the Tony Snow Show, Fox News):

“To the families of those who have given their holy blood for our land, we all bow to you in reverence and to the souls of your loved ones. Their sacrifice was not in vain. They are not dead, but alive, and their souls hovering around us every second of every minute. They will never be forgotten for giving their precious lives. They have sacrificed that which is most valuable. We see them in the smile of every child, and in every flower growing in this land. Let America, their families, and the world be proud of their sacrifice for humanity and life.”

Casey Sheehan was killed defending freedom on Palm Sunday.

Cindy, says Mayor Najim, let not your heart be hardened. Be not bitter, but proud. None that walk among us are immortal, and to bury a child is forever a tragedy. Yey your son lost his life in the most honorable manner possible. He died so that others may live.

I’d say that puts him in pretty good company.
Watch the Video Tribute HERE

Filmed, Edited, and Produced by Buck Sargent


Buck Sargent, Thank you for your service. May God bless you and watch over you.


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Jack Lewis Makes Searches Easier

This is a post from Jack Lewis about how to make your searches easier. You can actually check for the news you choose to find, instead of having to go through all the nonsense you get from Google, etc. Check it out.

I'd been wanting this for a long time, and now I have it—an online aggregator/search engine of my own, that includes the sites I choose.

I'd been slacking off linking to other blogs that were covering the same story because it was so time consuming, and MovableType Three Point Too-Idiotic-to-be-Endured was screwing most of them up anyway. I set out yesterday morning to try to see if there was anyway to compile data from XML feeds into a search engine so I could search a collection of blogs for keywords. Technorati, Google and the other blog search engine deliver way too much useless junk to be of any real use.

By the time I grew frustrated at writing my own and was searching for PHP classes and scripts that might provide shortcuts, I'd found a script that did almost exactly what I wanted.

You can check it out at I have 89 blogs included, but I may drop or add some as needed. I will need to keep the total number within a reasonable size so I don't overwhelm my server. It's refreshing the feeds once and hour, and displaying the most recent posts. The search part is what I really like, because now I can locate those posts to link to in almost no time.

Help yourself, and use it all you want. I've disabled as much of the customizing parts that I could, so I don't think anyone can screw it up. If you want your blog included, email me, but I'm limiting it to blogs that have at least 200-300 visitors a day, post on a daily basis and focus on Conservative politics and news.

That is the end of his work and the beginning of mine. lol. Jack is a very nice man who is also a great writer. You may want to visit his site once in a while. I find it very interesting. Thank you, and have a great day.

A New Favorite Milblog

I discovered a new milblogger, through Hugh Hewitt: Buck Sargent, stationed in Mosul, who sent Hugh Hewitt the following e-mail:
I heard the interview on CNN with Mike Yon and yourself and that irritating Aussie. (All I can think of when I hear him is Robert Downey Jr.'s "Wayne Gale" portrayal in Natural Born Killers).

Let me just say Cooper's argument that troops only "hide out on their bases" and don't see the "full picture" like those brave embeds do is total nonsense. They embeds are the ones never leaving the bases, and they are left to interview the support soldiers that never leave the wire either.

The infantry platoons spend more time out in the streets than any normal Iraqi would, and we spend up to 12 hours a day patrolling throughout the city and actually seeking out trouble wherever it may be. And we keep this pace up for a year straight. What Iraqi or reporter can make that claim? So to say we don't know what's going on is preposterous.

Journalists like Michael Ware are gloryhounds (you can hear it in his voice) that come to Iraq to make a name for themselves as "war correspondents", and the only way they can do that is if all they do is cover nothing but blood and guts and gore. It's not exactly great copy to file a report that says, "I spent eight hours on patrol and absolutely nothing remarkable happened and I was bored stiff." That would be the truth on the majority of patrols, but it's not exciting and no one wants to read that so it's not going to get filed.

Ware seems to believe that being objective means not taking sides. But you can still tell the whole truth and root for your country to win. I don't see that as cheerleading, it's common sense. As it currently stands, the MSM is not telling the whole truth and actually siding with the enemy on occasion. They'll jump at the chance to report completely unsubstantiated claims by Iraqis of killings or theft or abuse that simply isn't credible when you know even the first thing about the American "militry" (as Ware calls it). They give the ruthless killers the benefit of the doubt every time, just to spread more nonsense about us.

Most soldiers don't follow the news back home, and it's a good thing, because it would make them sick to know how they're being portrayed in the media. But I must be a bit of a masochist, because I can't seem to get enough. And it certainly takes a toll when you read time and time again in the NYT about things you know to be untrue or misrepresented.

The media wants us to lose, and they're doing their damndest to see it happen. But I have faith that the American people are too smart to fall for that trick twice.

And check out this amazing video created and posted by him:

(Check out his other videos along the sidebar).
After watching "Once Upon a Time in Mosul", who do you think does more on behalf of Iraqi children? These nutheads:


Please check out Deborah Scranton's film "The War Tapes".

Friday, March 24, 2006

Rick Roberts Op-ed: Charlie Sheen Terrorism Expert


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Charlie Sheen – Actor -Drug User- John…and evidently knower of all knowledge says he doesn’t believe 9-11 happened like we saw it happen.

He thinks Bush lied and that there is no way a bunch of amateurs with box cutters could have pulled off 911.

Apple doesn’t fall to far from the crazy tree eh? His dad Martin Sheen has been a longtime kooky left activist.

The 9-11 conspirators really get under my skin.



Apparently some people have not just forgotten about 9-11, but consider it something they can toy with.

Here’s some of Sheen’s stupidity:

“It seems to me like 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75% of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory. It raises a lot of questions.”

“I was up early and we were gonna do a pre-shoot on Spin City, the show I used to do, I was watching the news and the north tower was burning. I saw the south tower hit live, that famous wide shot where it disappears behind the building and then we see the tremendous fireball.”

“There was a feeling, it just didn’t look any commercial jetliner I’ve flown on any time in my life and then when the buildings came down later on that day I said to my brother ‘call me insane, but did it sorta look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition’?”

“It feels like from the people I talk to in and around my circles, it seems like the worm is turning.”

“My Circles?”

Is that the Hiedi Fliess’ girls Charlie? Or your drug circles, or just your liberal loser bad actor circles?

Hey Charlie! I know you’re not used to believing what you see since you’ve probably witnessed purple Bigfoots riding in a UFO with a bumper sticker reading ” Vote for Howard Dean” on many of your drug trips, but believe me when I tell you Bush and the Government had nothing to do with 9-11.

Now go back to doing what you do best, making bad movies and even worse tv.

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Gribbit's War on Stupdity

This classic Gribbit’s words of wisdom re-printed with permission from Gribbit who can be found at Gribbit's Word and Stop the ALCU.

The Fascists/Nazi Comparison, What Is A Neo-Con Anyway?

There is a growing sentiment in the liberal world that conservatives are fascists and nazis. This falsehood is a deliberate misdirection from the truth. Let’s take a moment to analyze the tactic. The left is putting out a message that you should fear the conservative agenda. That we are out to control the world through oppression and in some cases war. Now, who’s putting forth the fear in that statement? The liberals want you to fear a world lead by conservatives. They want you to fear the prospect of peace and stability. It’s the liberals who are putting out fear. They keep a grip on the elderly by putting forth rhetoric that Republicans are out to take away Social Security and Medicare Benefits. They tighten their grip on the union worker by putting forth rhetoric that Republicans are money grubbing Corporate types who don’t care about their workers. They keep a grip on the African-American crowd by putting forth rhetoric that the Republicans are the party of the rich, white business owners who are out to keep the poor from advancing. And because minorities have a higher percentage of impoverished, they succeed in holding on to that grip.

And now there is a new term that I don’t understand. Neo-Con? Neo meaning new. And Con which I take is a contraction for Conservative. So it must mean New Conservative. So it must be a Dumocrat who finally saw the error of his/her ways. But the moonbats use the term as if it were to mean some sort of right-wing ultra conservative. But if that is true, how can they be new? I finally have come to the realization that they just don’t know what neo means.

First off, Republicans do not want to take away benefits from the elderly. Social Security is here to stay. But there is a financial problem. Past Congresses have borrowed against the trust fund though the years to the point that the “trust fund” is nothing more than a file cabinet drawer full of bonds. Come 2008, the Babyboomers are going to begin to collect benefits. The largest generation of Americans will put such a strain on the spend as you go system that we aren’t going to be able to sustain payment. This is fact. But liberals with the help of groups like the AARP are running television ads which depict the President’s plan as a complete tear down of the system. These ads lead the viewer to believe that the system that we have grown to depend upon will be changed. And as we all know, when the government changes something, it always comes out worse than it started.

The system needs to be fixed. And the President put forth an idea that would help solve future benefit difficulties. He put this forward as a means of sparking debate. To kick start the process so to speak. But instead of coming forward with a proposal of their own, Congressional Dumocrats attacked the President’s plan. The proposal that the President put forward isn’t a fix for the system. It’s a way for younger workers to grow a larger nest egg for their own retirement. Instead of insisting on hearings and committees to find a way to make the system solvent, they are on television scaring the hell out of Americans.

Now think back. Remember your history? Who told his people that a segment of their population was to blame for their plight? Who scared his people into believing whatever he told them. I recall some fella named Hitler doing that. Don’t you? The National Socialist Party (Nazis) used racism and fear to hold the people in line. The National Socialist Party and Italy’s Fascist Party were aligned. Who is using fear now? Dumocrats.

Next, Dumocrats like to put forward the idea that Republicans are pro-rich. Well in a sense they are right. But not in the way that they put it. Republicans put forth ideas that have positive impact on the economy. Building wealth is building business. Building business is creating jobs. Then more work that is available, the more workers in the work force. The more in the work force, the smaller the amount of people putting a drain on the public welfare rolls. And thus, reducing the size of the government. And keep in mind, that most working people now a days have a retirement investment plan called a 401k. That is money that is being put into the stock market to create more wealth. Wouldn’t it make sense to have more people working so they could put more money into their 401k’s?

The Dumocratic Party likes to use the civil rights movement as their platform for holding the African-American vote. But what they don’t want you to remember is, that the party that was mostly against civil rights legislation were the Dumocrats. Long time Dumocratic leader Robert Byrd (D WV) was not only a member of the KKK, he was a Grand Dragon. Southern Dumocrats were the obstructionists of civil rights legislation. Republicans are a party of inclusion. We believe that anyone can succeed if they apply themselves. Nothing in life is easy. If you work hard to better yourself, and to better you position in life, you will be rewarded for that hard work. It’s called the American dream. And hard work builds wealth, which builds business, which employs people who invest to build more wealth.

And as far as being war mongers. Woodrow Wilson (D NY) was President when we went to war in 1917, WWI. FDR (D NY) was President when we went to war in 1941, WWII. Harry S. Truman (D MO) was President when we went to war in Korea in 1950. John F. Kennedy (D MA) was President when we sent troops to South Vietnam as military advisors in 1962. LBJ (D TX) was President when our military advisors became combat troops as the civil war in Vietnam escalated. Gerald R. Ford (R MI) was President when our troops withdrew from Vietnam. Jimmy Carter (D GA) was President when our military was down-sized at the end of the draft putting the United States in a position of weakness. It was Jimmy Carter who was President when hostages were taken in Iran. The very day the Ronald Reagan (R CA) became President that those hostages were released. The terrorists knew that Reagan wouldn’t let it go anymore. They know he would take a stand. It was Reagan who built our military into the toughest, best equipped, best trained, all volunteer fighting force on the Earth. It was George H. W. Bush (R ME) who was President when the Berlin wall came down. The Soviet Union broke up, Germany re-united, and Kuwait was liberated. William Jefferson Clinton (D AR) was President when the World Trade Center was bombed in 1993. And he did nothing. He was President when the embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed and virtually nothing. He was President when the Cole was nearly sunk and retaliated with cruise missiles. He lead our troops into Somalia, a quagmire. And allowed Saddam Hussein to thumb his nose at us for 8 long years. And do you know why Saddam did that, he knew that Clinton wouldn’t do anything. George W. Bush(R TX) was President on September 11, 2001 when Islamic terrorists crashed 3 airplanes into buildings and actually had a 4th that failed. And he went to Afghanistan to track down those who did it and remove the government who permitted them to operated out of their country. And now it’s a new democracy. It was Bush, that sent troops into Iraq to enforce UN Resolutions which Saddam Hussein was violating. And now Iraq is a new democracy. And now democracy is spreading throughout the middle east. And it’s a Republican that is at the forefront.

Then there are those who believe that George W. Bush is a dictator. Well, FDR was the closest we have ever had to a dictator. He ran for President 5 time and was elected 4 times. He attempted to initiate domestic reforms that the Supreme Court ruled were Unconstitutional. He then tried to stack the court. He tried to put forth and initiative that would add a Justice for each Justice that achieved the age of 70. So he wouldn’t have to ask Congress to approved of it, FDR initiated Lend/Lease to arm Britain against Hitler. No, George W. Bush is no dictator.

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