Friday, July 31, 2009

A Gun in the Home
Imagine being a ten year old boy home alone with your eight year old sister. There is a knock at the door. You tell your sister to be quiet. The knock becomes more insistent, and ultimately two grown thugs kick your door in.

That is what happened at a Port Allen, Louisiana apartment complex. The boy and his sister ran to hide in a closet. The home invaders quickly gave chase. They snatched open the closet door, pouring a blinding light on the trembling children.

But the ten year old boy had grabbed his mother's handgun as he closed the closet door behind himself and his sister. Because that handgun was in that home, two children are alive and well, and two armed criminals who would assault and quite probably kill without remorse are behind bars. Their juvenile get-away driver is in jail as well.

In case this video feed ever goes down, the boy shot one of the criminals, Roderick Porter, in the mouth with the handgun. Porter and his accomplice, Dean Favron, turned tail and ran from the armed adolescent. They did not run because they changed their mind about hurting children. They were not reformed. They had no religious conversion. No, the epithany they had was that the boy they had threatened had the means and the willingness to kill them dead, to place them rotting in their graves if they did not retreat. That is why they ran. The boy's willingness came from his resolve to live and protect his sister. The means came from the gun his mother kept in the home.

This home invasion occured in a part of town that is not exactly economically privileged. Chances are, the gun was an inexpensive type, such as a Hi Point or possibly even a Raven or Bryco. The type of handgun used is not important. The thing is, the gun was there, a boy was willing to use it to save lives, and the handgun worked. Tonight, in Baton Rouge Louisiana, three violent armed criminals are in jail awaiting trial because of that boy and that gun. In Port Allen, a mother tucks her children into bed and thanks God she had a gun in the home.

Borrowed from,, Please go and read his Blog,, i do daily.

I totaly agree with this,, we all teach our children, yes, No,, Hot and Cold,, why not how to defend themselves,, the world has gotten meaner,,

and then poof

Paul Helmke, put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Excellent Quote for a saturday

"In planning any operation, it is vital to remember and constantly repeat to oneself two things: 'In war, nothing is impossible provided you use audacity,' and 'Do not take counsel of your fears.'" -- General George S. Patton Jr., Letter of Instruction, March 6, 1944.

Beware the DOOM SAYER
and then poof

Health care

"Just as people use vastly different amounts of gasoline, they also use vastly different amounts of medical care -- especially when an appointment with a highly trained physician costs less than a manicure. Insurance plans that force everyone in the plan to pay for everyone else's Viagra and anti-anxiety pills are already completely unfair to people who rarely go to the doctor. It's like being forced to share gas bills with a long-haul trucker or a restaurant bill with Michael Moore. On the other hand, it's a great deal for any lonely hypochondriacs in the plan. ... You don't have to conjure up fantastic visions of how health care would be delivered in this country if we bought it ourselves. Just go to a grocery store or get a manicure. Or think back to when you bought your last muffler, personal trainer, computer and every other product and service available in inexpensive abundance in this capitalist paradise. ... Isn't food important? Why not 'universal food coverage'? If politicians and employers had guaranteed us 'free' food 50 years ago, today Democrats would be wailing about the 'food crisis' in America, and you'd be on the phone with your food care provider arguing about whether or not a Reuben sandwich with fries was covered under your plan. Instead of making health care more like the DMV, how about we make it more like grocery stores? Give the poor and tough cases health stamps and let the rest of us buy health care -- and health insurance -- on the free market." --columnist Ann Coulter

The Gipper

"Governments that set out to regiment their people with the stated objective of providing security and liberty have ended up losing both. Those which put freedom as the first priority find they have also provided security and economic progress." --Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

First Lady? I think not


No, Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she doesn't perform any official duties. But this hasn't deterred her from hiring an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim and to satisfy her every request in the midst of the Great Recession. Just think Mary Lincoln was taken to task for purchasing china for the White House during the Civil War. And Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary for her personal secretary.

How things have changed! If you're one of the tens of millions of Americans facing certain destitution, earning less than subsistence wages stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart or serving up McDonald cheeseburgers, prepare to scream and then come to realize that the benefit package for these servants of Miz Michelle are the same as members of the national security and defense departments and the bill for these assorted lackeys is paid by John Q. Public:

1. $172,2000 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)

2. $140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)

3. $113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)

4. $102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)

5. Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

6. $90,000 - Medina, David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

7. $84,000 - Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)

8. $75,000 - Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)

9. $70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)

10. $65,000 - Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)

11. Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)

12. $62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)

13. $60,000 - Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)

14. Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)

15. $52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)

16. $50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)

17. $45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)

18. Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)

19. $40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

20. $36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)

21. Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)

22. Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

There has never been anyone in the White House at any time that has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady's social life. One wonders why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense, when even Hillary, only had three; Jackie Kennedy one; Laura Bush one; and prior to Mamie Eisenhower social help came from the President's own pocket.

Note: This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and "First Hairstylist" Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom travelled aboard Air Force One to Europe.

Quote "this is the first time I have ever been proud of my country" what a wench

that is all

Holy Smokes,, forgot to credit Theo,,

Monday, July 27, 2009

survival of the sickest

survival of the sickest
Drug addicts may be given priority access to the swine flu vaccine under plans being drawn up by the health authorities, it has emerged.

Professor Lindsey Davies, director of the Department of Health’s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness unit, said that those suffering from long-term maintenance conditions such as heroin addicts who are receiving methadone treatment could be included in the “vulnerable” groups that will be targeted first.

The revelation will cause controversy at a time when there is increasing public disquiet about the potential effects of swine flu, which claimed 100,000 victims last week alone and has claimed more than 30 lives in this country so far.

pResidential Report Card

Obama's 1st Quarter Report

Observations on the President's Early Days:

1. Offended the Queen of England . . .

2. Bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia . . .

3. Praised the Marxist Daniel Ortega . . .

4. Kissed Hugo Chavez on the cheek . . .

5. Endorsed the Socialist Evo Morales of Bolivia . . .

6. Announced we would meet with Iranians with no pre-conditions . . .

7. Gave away billions to AIG also without pre-conditions . . .

8. Expanded the bailouts . . .

9. Insulted everyone who has ever loved a Special Olympian . . .

10. Doubled our national debt . . .

11. Announced a termination of the space defense system the day after the North Koreans launched an ICBM . . .

12. Despite the urgings of his own CIA director and the prior 4 CIA directors, released information on intelligence gathering . . .

13. Accepted without public comment the fact that five of his cabinet members cheated on their taxes and two others withdrew after they couldn't take the heat . . .

14. Appointed a Homeland Security Chief who quickly identified as "dangers to the nation", groups including veterans of the military, and opponents to abortion on demand, and who ordered that the word "terrorism" no longer be used but instead referred to such acts as "man made disasters" . . .

15. Circled the globe so he could openly apologize for America 's greatness . . .

16. Told the Mexican President that the violence in their country was because of us . . .

17. Politicized the census by moving it into the White House from its Department of Commerce origins . . .

18. Appointed as Attorney General the man who orchestrated the forced removal and expulsion from America to Cuba of a nine-year old whose mother died trying to bring him to a life of freedom in the United States . . .

19. Salutes as heroes three Navy SEALS who took down three terrorists who threatened one American life and the next day announces members of the Bush administration will likely stand trial for "torturing" a terrorist who played a part in killing 3000 Americans by pouring water up his nose . . .

20. Flew Air Force One Low over New York City, causing panic in the streets . . .

21. Sent his National Defense Advisor to Europe to assure Europe that the US will no longer treat Israel in a special manner and they might be on their own with the Muslims . . .

22. Began the process of nationalizing the Auto Industry and the Insurance industry . . .

23. Announced that for intents and purposes the Health Insurance Industry will be nationalized . . .

And he thinks he’ll be re-elected???? And you know . . . he probably WILL because "our liberal press loves him"

1360 more days to go . . . God help us all!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Veterans News Retired Activities in Orlando

Retired Activity Day in Orlando

Do you live in or near the Orlando, Florida, area? Do you have a free day on Saturday, August 15? NAUS Veterans Benefits Advisor Mike Plumer and other NAUS volunteers will be staffing a table at the Retired Activity Day being put on by Ft. Stewart. It will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the International Plaza Resort & Spa, 10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL.

There will be a morning speaker's program and a "County Fair" that will begin immediately following the morning program. Representatives will be available to provide information/assistance and issue ID cards. Retirees, family members and friends of all military services are invited to attend.

Mike will be at the table to answer any questions you might have on current legislative efforts in Washington and any questions on your VA benefits. We hope you can attend and bring your friends and neighbors to become NAUS members.

Please get the word out,, this should be informative and fun,,,Poof

Quote Of The YEAR!

PALIN: "Let us continue to love our country, be proud of our country . . . NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR OUR COUNTRY!"

Quote Of The Day!!

It took Obama six months to pick a dog, but he wants a Health Care Bill by next week?

Veterans News

The 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games
The 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games were held in Spokane, Washington, July 13-18. The competition offered 17 different sporting events for veterans who use wheelchairs because of spinal cord injuries, amputations, and neurological diseases. The games promoted rehabilitation through rigorous competition in events such as basketball, rugby, softball, and hand cycling. A special "Kids Day" program allowed children with disabilities to meet the athletes and be introduced to wheelchair sports. Check out the photo gallery from this great event by clicking here.

Training Grants for Veterans

The Department of Labor recently announced 17 grants, totaling more than $7.5 million dollars, to provide approximately 3,000 veterans with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers related to "green jobs." Fields of employment include energy efficiency and renewable energy, modern electric-power development and clean vehicles. To view more information about this initiative, visit the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration website and look for the "green jobs" heading. More information on the Labor Department's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans is available on the Department of Labor website.

Pass this on let a Veteran know,, thanks yall...Poof

Tricare update

On TRICARE, Senate NDAA Agrees with House Version, with President and with NAUS

Earlier this year, NAUS President MG Bill Matz hand-delivered a letter to the White House that called on President Obama to not submit a budget calling for an increase in TRICARE fees and premiums.

As you know, The White House contacted MG Matz directly to let him know that there were no plans for TRICARE increases.

When the House passed its National Authorization Bill, it followed the President’s position on TRICARE.

We see now that the Senate, too, has followed the President’s position on TRICARE fees.

Having fought TRICARE fee increases over the past four years, NAUS is most pleased to see the strength of the President’s promise to NAUS kept by Congress, as there are no TRICARE increases in the either version of the bill as it goes to final conference.

contact your congress creatures,, Poof

NDAA, National Defence Authorization Act closer to compleetion

Senate Passes S.1390, NDAA Act moves to Conference with the House

On Thursday, the Senate approved its version of the fiscal year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (S.1390) by an overwhelming majority vote of 87 to 7. The bill provides approximately $680 billion for the national security activities of the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy.

As approved, the bill contains many important provisions to improve the quality of life for our men and women in uniform, including a 3.4 percent pay raise for active duty troops and an increase in manpower levels for all of the services.

The bill also contains several key NAUS-endorsed amendments: Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) amendment to repeal the SBP/DIC offset; Sen. Chuck Schumer’s amendment to improve military and overseas absentee voting; Sen. John Kerry’s (D-MA) amendment to provide earlier retirement for Guard and Reserve forces to Sept. 11, 2001; and, Sen. Richard Burr’s (R-NC) amendment to ensure that spouses of active duty military members would be guaranteed to maintain original State of residence, if they choose, for voting purposes.

NAUS also is very pleased to note the addition of an amendment to conduct a study on adding the National D-Day Monument in Bedford, Virginia, to the National Park System. The small town of Bedford had the highest per capita loss of military members killed during the Allied invasion of France on D-Day, June 6, 1944. We applaud Senators Webb and Warner of Virginia for their amendment to honor the “Boys of Bedford.”

Also, a key NAUS-endorsed amendment offered by Sen. Chuck Schumer was added to the bill to ensure that the votes of U.S. troops and other Americans living overseas are counted in upcoming elections. Voting improvements for overseas American voters has been a NAUS goal for more than a decade. Protecting the vote of our deployed troops is the main cause for the establishment this year of the Association of Military and Overseas Voting Rights (AMOVR), which is co-Chaired by NAUS Legislative Director Rick Jones.

One of the highly controversial amendments removed funding in the reported bill for building additional F-22 “Raptor” fighter aircraft. However, after the vote on the F-22 funding, a report from the Pentagon was made public which indicates that the F-35 fighter program, which is intended to meet and fill the nation’s combat aircraft needs, is two years behind schedule. This is most disturbing and NAUS wonders why this report was not made available to legislators and staff while the F-22 debate was ongoing.

Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) successfully added an amendment to the NDAA that helps put service-disabled veteran-run businesses on equal footing in the competition for small business government contracting programs.

The amendment is in response to two GAO decisions released in September 2008 and May 2009 that contradicted a long-standing SBA interpretation that the Agency’s procurement programs should be treated equally when it comes to awarding contracts. The decisions stated that certain programs had preference over all other small business contracting programs. Accordingly, the amendment will provide equity for the SBA’s small business contracting programs. NAUS applauds this action to protect earned benefits.

NAUS is greatly disappointed, however, to see Majority Leader Harry Reid’s amendment to extend concurrent receipt for all medically retired military (Chapter 61s) not given a vote. The Reid amendment was offered but never considered. A similar amendment is already included in the House version of the bill, so it will be part of the upcoming negotiations between the House and Senate aimed to resolve differences in the two bills.

While the House has yet to appoint its conferees, the Senators appointed to the conference committee include: Sens. Levin, Kennedy, Byrd, Lieberman, Reed, Akaka, Nelson (FL), Nelson (NE), Bayh, Webb, McCaskill, Udall (CO), Hagan, Begich, Burris, McCain, Inhofe, Sessions, Chambliss, Graham, Thune, Martinez, Wicker, Burr, Vitter and Collins.

Before appointing conferees, the Senate renumbered its version of the bill to agree with the House numbered bill. As the bill goes to conference, it will carry the House number, H.R. 2647. This means there are now two different versions of H.R. 2647, the Senate passed version and the House approved version. Differences between the two bill will be ironed out in a conference between the House and Senate.

We encourage you to contact your elected officials and let them know how you feel on the issues contained in the NDAA and any other that affects you. Please use the NAUS CapWiz site to send them email. Your efforts assist us tremendously in working for the important legislation that helps all active duty, retirees, veterans and their families.

contact your congress creatures, that is all Poof

Friday, July 24, 2009

HA HA HA,, well said.

"Today, we're spending like we're Paris Hilton, regulating like we're Ralph Nader, nationalizing like we're Hugo Chavez, printing money like we're the Weimar Republic and taxing like we're, well, the Democratic Congress." --former Georgia Democrat Sen. Zell Miller

Quote Of The Day X2

"Be extremely subtle, to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate." --Sun-Tzu (c. 544-496 BC)

"The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with a most necessary attention, but assume an authority which could safely be trusted, not only to no single person, but to no council or senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it." --economist Adam Smith (1723-1790)

National Resource Dirtectory

National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is an online resource for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them. The NRD provides information on, and access to, medical and non–medical services and resources across the country which will help them reach their personal and professional goals as they successfully transition from recovery to community living. The NRD is an online partnership of the Department of Defense, Department of Labor and Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as numerous Veteran service and benefit organizations; non–profit community–based and faith–based organizations; academic institutions, professional associations and philanthropic organizations.

Go Here for all the info:

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lots of reports on the Taliban Today

Quite Frankly I am tired of how some in the media,, and some editors make it a point to interview the most stupid people in the world,, and then post it as fact,, come on people,, have ya not noticed we are damn tired of the sensationalizing ,, tired of the "Make News" stories,, how about we report on real news,, how bout we do real journalism and actually DO in dept reporting and investigations instead of the tired and worn out beat the drum Journalism we have come to expect,, have ya not seen the demise of printed news,, have ya not seen the demise of viewers? Holy Crap,,
anyway,, I gots to Jet,, Yall take care,, Poof

Monday, July 20, 2009

Retired Veteran News

Disabled Retiree Bill Heads to Senate
June 29, 2009
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

House Approves Disabled Military Retiree Relief Act

Washington, DC – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) delivered the following remarks during the consideration of H.R. 2990, the Disabled Military Retiree Relief Act of 2009. The bill includes a one-year fix to relieve the disabled veterans tax by expanding concurrent receipt, which would make more disabled veterans eligible to receive both military retired pay and veterans disability compensation. H.R. 2990 was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 404 to 0.

“The one group of retirees that have endured great hardship, but have been among the last to be embraced by reform, is the disabled retiree with less than 20 years of service. This group of retirees had been ignored by even the most reform-minded advocate until the Democratic Congress acted to include them in the Combat-Related Special Compensation program when the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 was adopted. And yet this group of retirees has perhaps the most compelling story to tell. Many of these service members were on track to serve a full military career but were blocked from serving 20 years because of their disabilities. It is this group of retirees that were disabled at younger ages and often with young families. As a result, they are often the most financially stressed.

Read the rest here.

Good info for retired Veterans,, pass this along.


Letter From Senater Nelson

Dear Brian,

Today I testified at a Senate hearing about the persistent and deadly risk posed by the prevalence of the Burmese python in Florida.

Invasive species like the Burmese python are wreaking havoc in our most treasured environments. Some estimate there are upwards of more than one hundred thousand of these deadly pythons in the Everglades National Park. The crown jewel of our national park system has been transformed into a hunting ground for these predators.

And last week the unthinkable happened.

An eight-foot Burmese python escaped from its container in a home northwest of Orlando. The pet snake bit a two-year-old girl and wrapped itself around her body. By the time the paramedics had arrived, the child had been strangled.

And this is not an isolated case. Over the last ten years, at least 17 people have been the victim of an attack. Seven have died.

It took this tragic event to bring back focus to this problem – and there’s something we can do about it.

I filed a bill in February (S. 373) which would declare pythons as injurious animals and halt the importation and interstate commerce of these deadly snakes.

The state of Florida has been working from its end to get a handle on these snakes. They now require a yearly registration fee, owners must display knowledge of handling and care, and snakes are now micro-chipped – so if one got loose you would have a chance to chase them down. Now it’s time for the federal government to step up

More Veteran News

New AF Wounded Warrior Program
Week of July 13, 2009

The Air Force recently debuted its new Recovery Care Coordinator (RCC) program to assist wounded warriors and their families. RCCs work closely with family liaison officers, patient liaison officers, medical case managers, and a host of support agencies to ensure the right level of support and entitlements are delivered to recovering Airmen and eligible family members. RCCs are currently assigned to the National Capital Region and San Antonio. The program is slated to expand to 15 additional RCC positions this month at Air Force bases across the country. For further assistance or information regarding the RCC program, active-duty, Reserve or Guard members should call the 24-hour assistance line 1-877-USAF-HELP.

Veteran News

TRICARE Expands Chiropractic Care
Week of July 13, 2009

Eleven military hospitals and clinics are gearing up to ensure more active-duty servicemembers (ADSMs) have access to chiropractic services starting this fall. The 11 new locations join the 49 military clinics and hospitals currently providing chiropractic care to ADSMs. For the first time, ADSMs overseas will have access to chiropractic services with two of the new locations in Germany and one in Okinawa, Japan. For a complete list of military facilities offering ADSMs chiropractic care, or for more information about chiropractic care, see the TRICARE website. The Chiropractic Care Program is only available to ADSMs at designated military treatment facilities. A servicemember's primary care manager determines if chiropractic care is appropriate.

The Gipper

"It's about time we constitutionally mandate the Federal Government to do what every American family must do, and that is balance its budget. That doesn't mean taking more out of your pocket by raising taxes. ... We the people, deserve to know that our jobs, paychecks, homes, and pensions are safe from the taxers and regulators of big government." --Ronald Reagan

say it LOUD!

Write your congress critters!


Opinion In Brief

"Every time a Democrat senator has talked during the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor ... I felt lousy about my country. Not for the usual reasons when a Democrat talks, but because Democrats revel in telling us what a racist country this is. Interestingly, the Democrats' examples of ethnic prejudice did not include Clarence Thomas, whose nomination hearings began with the Democrats saying, 'You may now uncuff the defendant.' Their examples did not include Miguel Estrada, the brilliant Harvard-educated lawyer who was blocked from an appellate court judgeship by Senate Democrats expressly on the grounds that he is a Hispanic -- as stated in Democratic staff memos that became public. No, they had to go back to Roger Taney -- confirmed in 1836 -- who was allegedly attacked for being a Catholic (and who authored the Dred Scott decision), and Louis Brandeis -- confirmed in 1916 -- allegedly a victim of anti-Semitism. ... Alas, today Democrats can't really place Estrada -- James Carville confuses him with that other Hispanic, Alberto Gonzales. On MSNBC they laugh about his obscurity, asking if he was the cop on 'CHiPs.' They also can't recall the name 'Anita Hill.' Nor can anyone remember African-American Janice Rogers Brown or what the Democrats did to her. Only the indignities suffered by Justices Taney and Brandeis still burn in liberal hearts!" --columnist Ann Coulter

Quote Of The Day

"The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained." --George Washington

from Senator Miller.

With Congressional Democratic leaders and an Administration that is spending trillions of taxpayer dollars that the U.S. doesn’t have, one would think that $360 million for a program guaranteed to provide American jobs wouldn’t cause President Obama to even blink an eye. But instead of supporting an important Department of Defense priority that employs thousands of people, the President has threatened to veto the entire $680 billion Defense Authorization bill if it includes any funding for the F-22 fighter jet program.

The F-22 Raptor is a vital part of our national defense strategy. A fifth-generation fighter aircraft utilizing stealth technology, it was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional roles that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence capabilities. The U.S. maintains or has under construction 187 of these fighters, and military leaders continue to express the need for more F-22s. U.S. Air Force General John D.W. Corley stated in a letter to Senator Saxby Chambliss that cessation of the F-22 program “puts execution of our current national military strategy at high risk,” and he advocates for an ideal inventory of 381 Raptors.

The President and Secretary of Defense need to listen to their top military commanders, like General Corley, in order to ensure the Air Force remains a world air power and is not reduced to a regional air power. I expect our uniformed leaders to do their Constitutional duty and stand up to this Secretary, despite his record of removing those who disagree with him. Maintaining our world air dominance and independent advice to the Congress from our military is imperative.

Equally as important as preserving world air dominance is that the construction of the F-22 provides 95,000 American jobs across 27 states. These jobs are high-paying, high-quality jobs—just what we need to be providing in the current economic climate. These jobs, however, seem to not matter to the current Administration.

Unfortunately, the President is bent on reducing funds for our military in order to free up money for a $1 trillion government-run health care plan, a government takeover of General Motors, and more economic “stimulus.” To put these numbers in perspective, the United States could build 5,725 brand new F-22’s, employing 3 million Americans to do it, with the money obligated in the first stimulus bill. Interestingly enough, 3 million more Americans are unemployed today than were at the beginning of the President’s term.

We were promised millions of new jobs from the first stimulus, yet unemployment is nearing ten percent. Less than ten percent of the stimulus bill funds have been spent so far. And where has the government decided to spend this taxpayer money? Amtrak. Another government-owned operation. Amtrak received $91 million in the stimulus bill to upgrade a few passenger cars. The total price tag to upgrade each car? $687,000, or roughly $12,000 per seat. This is on top of billions of dollars of government subsidies Amtrak receives every year just to stay solvent.

The President is willing to veto the entire defense budget over an F-22 program extension that will cost a tenth of what we provide Amtrak in subsidies each year. It’s time the government stopped trying to run our car companies and our health care system and instead invest in American jobs, the American people, and our American future.

well said now lets see how many others will stand up for it


Born In The USA?

Bombshell: Orders revoked for soldier challenging prez
Major victory for Army warrior questioning Obama's birthplace

Posted: July 14, 2009
9:53 pm Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling and Joe Kovacs
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Dr. Orly Taitz

A U.S. Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders revoked after arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office.

His attorney, Orly Taitz, confirmed to WND the military has rescinded his impending deployment orders.

"We won! We won before we even arrived," she said with excitement. "It means that the military has nothing to show for Obama. It means that the military has directly responded by saying Obama is illegitimate – and they cannot fight it. Therefore, they are revoking the order!"

She continued, "They just said, 'Order revoked.' No explanation. No reasons – just revoked."

A hearing on the questions raised by Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, an engineer who told WND he wants to serve his country in Afghanistan, was scheduled for July 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Join the petition campaign to make President Obama reveal his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate!

"As an officer in the armed forces of the United States, it is [my] duty to gain clarification on any order we may believe illegal. With that said, if President Obama is found not to be a 'natural-born citizen,' he is not eligible to be commander-in-chief," he told WND only hours after the case was filed.

read the rest of the story here.

HA HA HA,, and Poof

You Are Not forgotten


Two American journalists are still being held by North Korea.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee work for Al Gore’s California-based Current TV media group.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee, you are not forgotten.

Full Story can be found at


Do You Own a Gun? Want To Keep It?

Welcome to Voluntary Militia
Do you own a gun? – Do you want to keep it?
The Constitution of the United States of America – and, perhaps more importantly, the Amendments to that Constitution – are the foundation documents upon which all laws of the land are based. Simply stated, the Constitution is the very essence of what America is and was meant to be.

The first two Amendments draw more debate than any of the other twenty-seven because they are the key to our liberty. Sensible argument agrees that, should these first two Amendments fail, the Constitution could not stand.

Amendment I.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

The true meaning of these two Amendments is argued and debated in the endless dissection of each word, as if they had a sinister, hidden meaning. Common sense dictates that the carefully-crafted words mean exactly what they say. Truth be told, the reason for argument is that the forces opposed to our freedoms well understand the meanings of these words and are afraid of them.

Let it be clearly stated and understood, the Voluntary Militia is not affiliated to any political philosophy or party, sectarian ideology or religious belief. It has no other motivation than the protection of the American Constitution and Bill of Rights, in particular the First and Second Amendments, and specifically the American Citizen’s right to keep and bear arms.

Anti-gun lobbyists are very serious in their assault on the provisions in the second amendment, which affords citizens the right to keep and bear arms.

There are steps we can take that we believe will halt the assault on the fundamental right of American citizens to keep and bear arms, and, at the very least, give serious question to the current contravention of the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

We urge the immediate voluntary registration of citizens into a militia, to ensure the protection of the rights granted within the Second Amendment of the American Constitution. Because of recent unconstitutional actions taken by the current Administration and supported by a majority of the Congress, we have become troubled by uncertainty.

Title 10 – Chapter 13 – Sec. 311 Militia: composition and classes states:
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are -
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia. (To register with the Voluntary Militia, members are gender neutral and must be at least 17 years of age – there is no upper limit.)

Therefore, the Voluntary Militia has opened a register, and made entry available to all eligible adults, free of any lawful encumbrance.

Registration will confirm the acceptance of any and all rights obliged under Title 10 – Chapter 13 – sec.311.

Protect your gun rights
register with the
Voluntary Militia

that is all..Poof

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sign of the times,, bloody ignorant I say

thanks Theo

Peelings nothing more than Peelings

No peeling to speak of,, the forehead of course but that is a given. the Fiahing trip was CANX,, weather,, the storm was awesome,, Marine report 12 foot swells,, tha wimps would not go in that,, Acually I am glad,, I like riding an out of control elevator for 6 hrs,, so instead we went shopping (Oh Joy),, but the Neice enjoyed it and managed to only say,, Uncle Brian,, your not right 6 times,, a personal best so I am happy. more to come on he Zebco fishing tournament,, not sponsored by them,, not at all just a fun trip,, the Commander however wants me to head up a deep Sea fishing trip for veterans,, more on that to follow as well,, take care fiends,, God Bless gotta poof and rub my back on the nearest pine tree,, it itches intolorably

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I now Glow in The dark,,

8 hrs boating in FL with SPF 35,, was not a good idea,, yea we had fun,, yea it was grand,, yea I am toasted to a crisp,, my skin is swollen and bright red and it i was to lean on a newspaper,, I swear the words on it would leave an impression you could read on my back,, PEELING reports in a few days

SPF 35 my butt,, I needed SPF 900.

Friday,, we are going on a fishing trip,, i figue by then,, I will be acting like a vampire and screaming in pain in the sun,, hope I have picts,,

Poof gotta Lotion.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nancy Pelosi,, or How to breed a dog.

i do apologize,, but this was way to good to pass up,, go here,, see this,, I dare yas not to laugh.

amazing likeness no?

gotta poof take care all

good post at From The Porch

I will not list ,, or quote it here,, but I recommned yall go over and read it,, I support the 2cnd ammendment,, i dam well should i faught for it,, I am retired Air Force,, ,, go read,,

everywhere we are disarmed we are victims,, laws do not stop criminals

gotta poof,, going boating soon

this I have to put on the front page,, I went to read comments,, and

It would seem a kindred spirit has appreared,, and left some interesting reading material,, i will not list it here but it is highly recomended,, please by all means say hello to Ayrdale and he said...
I came calling after Theo pointed you out.

I'm a Reagan fan, and a Thatcherite too. This may interest you from

...and for a viewpoint from NZ, please see...

the last one is his blog,, and I read it often,, it is worth your time,, I know it is worth mine,, take a walk around and enjoy.


Monday, July 13, 2009

There are no words this picture IS worth a thousand words

stolen shamelessly from Sondrak

Ohh the Humanity,, or Stimulis x2

Taxpayers have barely had a chance to put their now-empty wallets away after the last “stimulus” bill forced through by the Obama Administration, yet already plans are in the works to potentially send a second round of billions of dollars out the window. A nearly $800 billion package, fraught with pet projects of nominal relevance to boosting our economy, was pushed through with the hopes of stemming unemployment and restoring economic viability in our country.

As expected, the stimulus bill had the opposite effect. In June, unemployment numbers were reported at nine-and-a-half percent, with many conceding that a double-digit unemployment rate is now likely. In addition, only approximately ten percent of the massive amount of stimulus money has been committed. This money was supposed to get critical infrastructure projects underway more quickly throughout all 50 states, and in doing so create hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Now, top-level officials in the Obama administration are already discussing the possibility of a second stimulus package. The problem is that calling the first $800 billion a stimulus of any sorts is inaccurate and misleading since it hasn’t accomplished any of its goals in stimulating the economy. A second stimulus isn’t really a second stimulus if there wasn’t a first one to begin with.

Since the administration isn’t going to use the stimulus money to help the economy as originally planned, there are at least a few areas where these billions upon billions of dollars could be put to good use. To start, these hundreds of billions of dollars could go toward the annual appropriations process, something the House and Senate are both currently working on. Much of the spending in these bills is duplicative of what the stimulus is supposed to target, and both of these send our national debt moving even higher. Another simpler alternative is to simply rescind the unspent stimulus money since we have seen no indication of its contribution to our economy.

Viable alternatives have been put forth, yet the administration and the Democratic majority in Congress has ignored them. One particular bill, the Economic Recovery and Middle-Class Tax Relief Act, contains targeted economic relief that will actually help a majority of Americans. Through across-the-board tax relief and providing incentives for small businesses to grow and prosper, the Economic Recovery and Middle-Class Tax Relief Act recognizes that families are the backbone of our society and that small businesses comprise a majority of our workforce.

Americans across the nation from all walks of life and all political leanings have increasingly showed their frustration with the path that reckless government spending has taken. There have been zero displays of fiscal restraint from the current administration, and no indications of that changing. Moreover, the promises of real results through spending hundreds of billions of your tax dollars have proven empty, and instead of holding onto hard-earned money for ourselves and our posterity we are going to be left holding nothing for generations to come. To consider making this problem even worse through a second “stimulus” package is unconscionable and a disservice to taxpayers who are already working hard to make ends meet.

Doom Sayers

"According to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, we only have 96 months left to save the planet. I'm impressed. 96 months. Not 95. Not 97. July 2017. Put it in your diary. Usually the warm-mongers stick to the same old drone that we only have ten years left to save the planet. Nice round number. Al Gore said we only have ten years left three-and-a-half years ago, which makes him technically more of a pessimist than the Prince of Wales. Al's betting Armageddon kicks in January 2016 -- unless he's just peddling glib generalities. And, alas, even a prophet of the ecopalypse as precise as His Royal Highness is sometimes prone to this airy-fairy ten-year shtick: in April, Prince Charles predicted that the red squirrel would be extinct 'within ten years', which suggests that, while it may be curtains for man and all his wretched works come summer of 2017, the poor doomed red squirrel will have the best part of two years to frolic and gambol on a ruined landscape. So, unless you're a squirrel, don't start any long books in 95 months' time, because time is running out!" --columnist Mark Steyn

what more can I add to this. time is running out,, quick go sguirrel hunting before it is too late

and then poof we are gone

The Gipper

"I'm warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit. Let's start with some basics: more attention to American history and a greater emphasis on civic ritual. And let me offer lesson No. 1 about America: All great change in America begins at the dinner table. So, tomorrow night in the kitchen I hope the talking begins. And children, if your parents haven't been teaching you what it means to be an American, let 'em know and nail 'em on it. That would be a very American thing to do." --Ronald Reagan

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Boy Scouts had a 10th Anniversary dinner tonight,, ten years with The AMVETS Post,, I was proud I was cooking for them for this 60 lbs of chicken,, slow roasted,, they had over 200 people but the chicken seemed to be enough,, I had recommended 80 lbs but ,, what do I know,, anyway,, I was proud ,, they invited me to be part of the ceremony ,, many Scouts got promoted,, what a lovely sight,, parents actually involved with their kids,, I saluted the Scouts,, no matter what,, we must get involved,, we are raising our new leaders,, given a choice of what we have,, I prefer to be involved in the new leaders.
take care all have fun,, do what ya can

Brian,, gotta poof

Holy Smokes,, Theo Linked to me!!

For those of you that are unfamiliar with Theo,, his Blog is I recommend it,, as it is a daily read for me,, Theo,, is one of those rare but few people that will open arms and welcome ya in,, then hand ya a Hoe and make ya weed the garden,, what can be better than that,, I of course blame him for me making this blog a semi-reality.. LOl ,, jump on over and tell him he made a HUGE mistake linking to me,, he has earned the animosity. or,, well be nice,, which ever is your mood,, but at least send him a Kudos or two

Bloody Nice of Him to add me,, cause I really have nothing to share but I will share it often


P.S.,, I have cajolled,, brow beat and basicaly twisted a few arms,, there will be other posters soon,, treat them with NO respect,, and task them hard


Friday, July 10, 2009

An Old Joke,, but I liked it

we all know those that piss and moan,, but sometimes,, it really does work..

A Kansas farm wife called the local phone company to report her telephone failed to ring when her friends called. Also on the few occasions when it did ring, her dog always moaned right before the phone rang. The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog or senile lady.. He climbed a telephone pole, hooked in his test set, and dialed the subscriber's house. The phone didn't ring right away, but then the dog moaned and the telephone began to ring.Climbing down from the pole, the telephone repairman found:1. The dog was tied to the telephone system's ground wire with a Steel chain and collar. 2. The wire connection to the ground rod was loose.3. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling current when the number was called.4. After a couple of jolts, the dog would start moaning and then urinate. 5. The wet ground would complete the circuit, thus causing the phone to ring.Which demonstrates that some problems CAN be fixed by pissing and moaning.

Godspeed yall

and then Poof

Fishing Tournament!!!

Yea yea I know,, another one,, but,, this time I have set an upper limit on the tools ya can use,, the only fishing rod you can use is gonna be a Zebco 202,, yep that is correct,, the little kids rod,, with Micky Mouse,, Shreck or if your lucky,, maybe even Strawberry Short Cake on it,, dive in your closets,,, Hunt in your basements,, ya know ya have one from long ago,, join in on the fun,, this will be a charity event with a really small minimum fee to join,, not sure yet maybe just $2.00 to join,, date is tentative so not sure yet,, but rest assured,, there will be a prize for smallest catch,, LOL..

Brian,, ya should have seent the one that got away,, it was hooked ,, then Poof

PIG ROAST!!,, come early it will Poof

This 19th of July the AMVETS here will be roasting a whole hog,, yea not news to those that are members,, but it is Free food,, and we all know how much fun it is to show up,, engorge ourselves on somebody Else's dime,, this Roast is in honor of a fallen com rad,, his brother is supplying the food,, Pictures will be posted,, and if your real careful ya might see me and the "Crew" in then,, we are after all the only AUTHORIZED people to use the smoker,, dang,, now I feel important,, i am authorized!! WOW,, I need a bigger hat. fun had by all,,

come early or poof it will be gone


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Veterans News,,Good Job VA

VA’s Suicide Prevention Lifeline continues to save lives as the1-800-273-TALK national phone number is featured in public service television and transit ads across the country. The Lifeline number just began its ride on more than 21,000 city buses in 124 communities across the United States this summer and that transit ad program has already paid off. The VA Suicide Prevention Lifeline call center in Canandaigua, NY, reported a call from an “acutely suicidal” veteran in Houston, Texas, “with the plan, means, and intent to act” shortly after the bus ads appeared there. He saw the bus ad and called in desperation. Later, he called back to the Lifeline center to thank the social worker he reached, saying: “She took the time to listen to me and everything I needed to get out. I felt I had lost everything and had nothing. She helped me see I can turn things around. She gave me hope. The suicidal thoughts are gone and I’m on my way to the VA for the help I need. I want to thank you all for being there for us for saving my life yesterday.” Since its inception in July 2007, the VA Suicide Prevention Lifeline has rescued more than 3,000 veterans and provided counseling for more than 120,000 veterans and their loved ones at home and overseas. The lifeline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by trained mental health professionals prepared to deal with immediate crises.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

and then Poof it was gone

I just read this,, and,, it brought back many memories,, I worked on that Blackbird,, and there will never be anything like it again,, it is a long read,, but,, I do recommend it. and then poof

One quick note,, Then Poof,,

There are a number of Blogs that I make a daily read,, eventually i will link to them,, as I said,, this is new to me,, there are many that I read,, many that make me think and a few that make me laugh,, give me a smidgen of time and i will start linking,, and NO I do not need anyone to link to me,, what I have to say is but three tears in a bucket,,

A Salute to all the Veterans and active Members of OUR Armed Services for their service to OUR great Country,, May the Flag ever fly High,, and may the Republic forever weather the storm


Page One,, and Then Poof..

I gave this a lot of thought ,, I was not realy sure that my quite skewed and inapropriate views should be put out for everyone to slice and dice and gripe about,, but,, some days your the bug,, some days your the winshield. Welcome to my tiny little bubble of reality,,