A Critical Decision
by Michael Gaddy
by Michael Gaddy
Recently by Michael Gaddy: Battle Rifle Basics
Members of all branches of the United States Military will soon be facing a most critical decision. The European Union Times is reporting here that Obama is using the deployment of additional troops to Afghanistan to cover for the movement of some 200,000 troops, presently on duty in countries other than Iraq and Afghanistan, to USNORTHCOM to prepare for the… Continue
Added by SoaringEagle on December 8, 2009 at 9:17am —
“This is what I call a Target-Rich Environment” - Viper, in the movie Top Gun
If you are a resident, and probably even a visitor, to Fort Smith, you are now part of this “Target-Rich” environment.
Back in 1875 there was a Judge Parker, known as the “Hanging Judge”, who arrived in Fort Smith. His answer to almost every crime was to hang the accused. Today it would seem that we have a police force in Fort Smith that is carrying on this tradition. Instead of having a trial… Continue
Added by Kinley Hardin on December 8, 2009 at 9:00am —
"We are firmly convinced, and we act on that conviction, that with nations as with individuals our interests soundly calculated will ever be found inseparable from our moral duties, and history bears witness to the fact that a just nation is trusted on its word when recourse is had to armaments and wars to bridle others."
--Thomas Jefferson, Second Inaugural Address, 1805
Added by DJ "El Gato" Czerniejewski on December 8, 2009 at 8:15am —
Buenas diers, y'all!
It's a nippy Tuesday here in Phoenix. Got rain in the valley and snow in the mountains! It's 56F here in Phoenix, but in the northern mountains, it's dropped below freezing (32F/0C). That's friggin' cold!!!
The furbs had to determine what was up this morning, but they are out playing under the eaves and overhangs, keeping dry if not warm.
I have been keeping myself lubricated with my fave antifreeze: Jameson Irish Whiskey!
Take care, stay safe… Continue
Added by DJ "El Gato" Czerniejewski on December 8, 2009 at 4:04am —
Sunday, December 7, 1941
, began as a serene morning at the U.S. Navy Base on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The warships of American’s Pacific Fleet rested at anchor. Many sailors were preparing for church or relaxing, and all was quiet at Pearl Harbor.
At about 7:55 a.m. a buzz from the sky broke the calm as a dive-bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan dropped out of the clouds. Seconds later, a swarm of Japanese warplanes followed. Sirens wailed as… Continue
Added by MollieB55 on December 7, 2009 at 8:57am —
13th Amendment to US Constitution is Ratified (1865)
The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution completed the process of abolishing slavery, which had begun with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. By December 6, 1865, 27 of the 36 existing states had ratified the 13th Amendment, starting with the state of Illinois. Offenses against this amendment were being prosecuted as late as 1947. Which of the states that initially rejected the 13th Amendment… Continue
Added by MollieB55 on December 6, 2009 at 8:07am —
"The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind."
--Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776
Added by DJ "El Gato" Czerniejewski on December 4, 2009 at 6:52am —
"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."
— George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on
Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788
Added by DJ "El Gato" Czerniejewski on December 4, 2009 at 3:55am —
From Troop Scoop
By AF 1st Lt. Lauren Johnson
PAKTYA PROVINCE - The Paktya PRT completed the 6th Civics Training class in Jaji District, as part of an initiative to expand Rule of Law in the prov, Oct. 29.
The training includes instruction on the roles and responsibilities of the govt, from the President of Afghanistan down to provincial and district level, as well as constitutional law, and… Continue
Added by yankeemom on December 3, 2009 at 9:11pm —
The stage was set at West Point last night and the backdrop was the Corps of Cadets, who served as props for the President’s speech. It was not a proud moment. I saw all those young men and women, who are chosen and a part of the top ten percent of the greatest minds of their generation, and I wept.
To use them as props seemed to me to serve as the… Continue
Added by yankeemom on December 3, 2009 at 8:59pm —
Our Military is under attack by their own.
Marine faces final hurdle in Haditha case
Cleared of wrongdoing at every step, officer must fight accusations again
By Drew Zahn
Four years after the so-called “Haditha Massacre,” cited by U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., to publicly accuse U.S. Marines of being cold-blooded killers, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani faces a… Continue
Added by yankeemom on December 3, 2009 at 8:56pm —
by Jeffrey A. Tucker
For an earlier generation of American dissidents from the prevailing ideology of left-liberalism, a rite of passage was reading Albert Jay Nock's Memoirs of a Superfluous Man, which appeared in 1943. William F. Buckley was hardly alone in seeing it as a seminal text crucial to his personal formation.
Here it is in one package, an illustration of the level of learning that had been lost with mass education, a picture of the way a true political… Continue
Added by Nathan on December 3, 2009 at 7:33am —
Why do I view Obama's Afghanistan speech lacking in leadership quality, but a great "advertisement for no-doz?"
Cadets were going to sleep, as the speech for the most part was a regurgitation of Obama's campaign rhetoric, more of a pandering to political positions of the left, right, and independent...something for everyone but nothing of a convincing nature in tone, emotion, conviction, or notice to the Afghan government, that indicated the commander in chief was speaking and… Continue
Added by Harry Riley on December 2, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Understanding the state legilative process and your roll in it. Learn how the state government works and how to effectively interact with state legislators, staff, committees and all other components that must come together to turn an idea into public policy.
Weekly teleconfrences, phone 724-444-7444, call ID (14259# to access), EVERY Tue. 7:30 pm eastern time. www.nvcca.net
("Documents" page for model legislation, "Media" page for video… Continue
Added by Jeff on December 2, 2009 at 10:00am —
by Daniel Greenfield
Today I attended a Q&A Wafa Sultan as part of a book signing for her new book, and I noticed that the common theme of virtually every question that was asked by the attendees could be summed up as, "What can we do to stop Islam?"
There is of course no simple answer. Communism, the closest parallel to the current threat we face, attacked us at a military, political and cultural level. Islam attacks us at a military, political, cultural and… Continue
Added by Nathan on December 2, 2009 at 7:05am —
There was a recent article
in the Washington Times describing how the Tea Party movement is influencing the Republican Party. We are making a difference!
Added by Wes Nakagiri on December 1, 2009 at 8:41pm —
Looking At Our Health Care System From Within
A trip the the emergency room provides a firsthand look at what the Democrats could very well destroy
Posted by JEFF SCHREIBER
Over the past few weeks now, my wife and I have been spending a good deal of time at hospitals and emergency rooms. While more details would be inappropriate at this time, and it's certainly nothing truly life-threatening, I'm… Continue
Added by MollieB55 on December 1, 2009 at 1:39pm —
Climategate Fallout Continues
Assigned Reading:: Saying 'ClimateGate' Isn't a Crisis Won't Make it Go Away
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Added by MollieB55 on December 1, 2009 at 1:30pm —
NEWSFLASH - This is the dems creating new jobs. Call your reps and ask them to justify this move. HELLO No one wants to ride in a street car.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Contact: Paul Griffo
Tel.: (202) 366-4064
U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $280 Million for Streetcars
First Funds for Administration's Livability Initiative Will Create Jobs
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the availability of $280… Continue
Added by Kevin Zurrin on December 1, 2009 at 12:37pm —
Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures
By John Feeny
As a result of the Louisiana Purchase Part Deux on the night of Saturday, November 21st, Harry Reid has forced the American people one step closer to the proverbial cliff, an eventual near-complete takeover of the once proud American way of life. It goes without any need for further explanation that all of the policy decisions coming out of this administration, let alone the… Continue
Added by MollieB55 on December 1, 2009 at 12:37pm —