Thursday, October 16, 2003

WorldNetDaily: Clinton: I warned Bush about bin Laden threat

WorldNetDaily: Clinton: I warned Bush about bin Laden threat

And President Clinton had the option to go in and arrest him, and S. Africa, at one time, was offering Osama Bin Laden to them, and Clinton refused.

And now he's claiming that he warned President Bush about bin laden?

What lying and cheating crook he is!

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

It is time for Civil War2

It is time for Civil War2

There is a time and place for civil concourse, but that time has long since past.

With the liberals dedicated to the destruction of America, converting it into a diverse, politically correct,
mind controlling, sexually correct communist nation.

In 911 and in all our other conflicts, we as a nation and individuals fought for our freedom, to think and believe what we want,
to worship how we want. To build a business, and to keep most of what we earn.

They act like being a conservative is a criminal, well fine, then i declare war!

But since I am non-violent, I suggest peaceful ways of destroying the liberals.

1. Boycott all liberal media, in fact tell your cable company and direct tv, to remove those channels from your list of active channels.
If they refuse to remove, then tell them you'll cancel your service. Ask them who is the customer, us or the media companies?

2. Declare your conservatism, by putting a sign on your lawn, supporting any one of your favorite Republicans. Let them be aware, that the people
are arising, and they are the ones aiming at the liberals. The liberals only represent the elite. Well let's help put them out of business.

3. If a book store in your area, refuse to put conservative books at the same positions as the liberal ones, start a picket boycott outside their stores,
during their busiest hours. We don't want favoritism, and of course if the book is not a top-seller, they have the right to place it wherever. But if
they continue to DISCRIMINATE against conservative books, not based on facts, but simply because it refutes their positions. Then they should be boycotted,
shut down or sued, or any of the above.

4. Deal with your local newspapers that are biased, start a door-to-door campaign, asking friends and neighbors to stop subscribing. That will hit them in the pocket book.
I especially disrespect the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

5. Let's get the web community going, spread lists of good conservative newspapers, tv stations, radio and so on. Let's increase the quality of information on the web.

6. Hold the fire to the liberal media, find a competitor of theirs, in their local area, and start sending news feeds listing all the recent lies that the liberal media does.
Which they all lie like dogs, that they are.

P.S. Sorry for the long hiatus, been busy working. But now I am back, and ready to kick some liberal ass. I am more than fine with honest conversation on either side, but at this point, when all they care about is destroying my country. I have had enough!

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Thanks to Mr. Clinton

Thanks to Mr. Clinton

A "Thank You" note to our ex-President, Bill Clinton: Dear Mr. Ex President Clinton:

I recently saw a bumper sticker that said, "Thank me, I voted for Clinton - Gore." So, I sat down and reflected on that, and I am sending my "Thank you" for what you have done, specifically:

1. Thank you for introducing us to Jennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Dolly Kyle Browning, Kathleen Willey, and Juanita Broderick. Did I leave anyone out?

2. Thank you for teaching my 8 year old about oral sex. I had really planned to wait until they were older to discuss it with them, but now they know more about it than I did as a senior in college.

3. Thank you for showing us that sexual harassment in the work place (especially the White House) and on the job is OK, and all you have to know is what the meaning of "is" is. It really is great to know that certain sexual acts are not sex, and one person may have sex while the other one involved does NOT have sex.

4. Thank you for reintroducing the concept of impeachment to a new generation and demonstrating that the ridiculous plot of the movie "Wag the Dog" could be plausible after all.

5. Thanks for making Jimmy Carter look competent, Gerald Ford look graceful, Richard Nixon look honest, Lyndon Johnson look truthful, and John Kennedy look moral.

6. Thank you for the 73 House and Senate witnesses who have pled the 5th Amendment and 17 witnesses who have fled the country to avoid testifying about Democratic campaign fund raising.

7. Thank you, for the 19 charges, 8 convictions, and 4 imprisonment's from the Whitewater "mess" and the 55 criminal charges and 32 criminal convictions (so far) in the other "Clinton" scandals.

8. Thanks also for reducing our military by half, "gutting" much of foreign policy, and flying all over the world on "vacations" carefully disguised as necessary trips.

9. Thank you, also, for "finding" millions of dollars --- I really didn't need it in the first place, and I can't think of a more deserving group of recipients for my hard-earned dollars than jet fuel for all of your globe trotting. I understand you, the family and your cronies have logged in more time aboard Air Force One than any other administration.

10. Now that you've left the White House, thanks for the 140 pardons of convicted felons and indicted felons in exile. We will love to have them rejoin society. (Not to mention the scores you pardoned while Governor of Arkansas).

11. Thanks also for removing the White House silverware. I'm sure that Laura Bush didn't like the pattern anyway. Also, enjoy the housewarming gifts you've received from your "friends."

12. Thanks to you and your staff in the West Wing of the White House for vandalizing and destroying government property on the way out. I also appreciate removing all of that excess weight (China, silverware, linen, towels, ash trays, soap, pens, magnetic compass, flight manuals, etc.) out of Air Force 1. The weight savings means burning less fuel, thus less tax dollars spent on jet fuel. Thank you!

13. And finally, please ensure that Hillary enjoys the $8 million dollar advance for her upcoming "tell-all" book and you, Bill, the $10 million advance for your memoirs. Who says crime doesn't pay!

14. The last and most important point - thank you for forcing Israel to let Mohammed Atta go free. Terrorist pilot Mohammed Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986. The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him. As part of the Oslo agreement with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to agree to release so - called "political prisoners". However, the Israelis would not release any with blood on their hands. The American President at the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, "insisted" that all prisoners be released. Thus Mohammed Atta was freed and eventually thanked the US by flying an airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center. This was reported by many of the American TV networks at the time that the terrorists were first identified. It was censored in the US from all later reports. Why shouldn't Americans know the real truth?
What a guy!!

If you agree that the American public must be made aware of these facts, pass this on. God bless America and THANK YOU (once again) for spending my taxes so wisely and frugally. SINCERELY,
A US Citizen

PS. Please pass along a special thank you to Al Gore for "inventing" the Internet, without which I would not be able to send this wonderful factual e-mail.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, as a New York State Senator, now comes under the "Congressional Retire- ment and Staffing Plan," which means that even if she never gets reelected, she STILL receives her Congressional salary until she dies. (Would it not be nice if all Americans were pension eligible after only 4 years?)

If Bill outlives her, he then inherits HER salary until HE dies. He is already getting his Presidential salary until he dies. If Hillary outlives Bill, she also gets HIS salary until she dies. Guess who pays for that?


It's common knowledge that in order for her to establish NY residency, they purchased a million dollar - plus house in upscale Chappaqua, New York. Makes sense. They are entitled to Secret Service protection for life. Still makes sense. Here is where it becomes interesting. Their mortgage payments hover at around $10,000 per month. BUT, an extra residence HAD to be built within the acreage to house the Secret Service agents. The Clintons charge the Federal government $10,000 monthly rent for the use of that extra residence, which is just about equal to their mortgage payment. This means that we, the taxpayers, are paying the Clinton's salary, mortgage, transportation, safety and security, as well as the salaries for their 12 man staff -- and, this is all perfectly legal!

When she runs for President, will YOU vote for her?

How many people can YOU send this to?

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Bush Says Vise Closing on Saddam's Regime

Bush Says Vise Closing on Saddam's Regime

Associated Press Writer

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- President Bush, comforting grief-stricken family and friends of fallen Marines, praised U.S. troops Thursday for their two-week advance on Baghdad and said "a vise is closing" on Saddam Hussein's regime.

"What we have begun, we will finish," Bush told thousands of cheering Marines and their families. "We will not stop until Iraq is free."

He spoke as U.S. Marines and infantry surged to within four miles of the capital city's gates, raising hopes that victory may be drawing near. Scores of blown-up Iraqi vehicles and dozens of dead bodies lined the roads where the Iraqis had built fighting positions.

"Having traveled hundreds of miles, we will now go the last 200 yards," Bush said. He was not speaking literally, the White House said, but was instead evoking military lore that Marines stand alone in the final battles for the last bit of enemy ground.

In his third appearance at a military installation since the war began last month, Bush chose the base hardest-hit by combat deaths. At least 13 of the Americans killed since the war started two weeks ago were from Camp Lejeune, N.C., and six more from that Marine Corps base are missing.

Bush was meeting with five families of Marines lost in the 2-week-old war.

"These were sacrifices in a high calling: the defense of our nation and the peace of the world," he said.

No Marine died in vain, Bush said: "By our actions, we serve a great and just cause. We will remove weapons of mass destruction from the hands of mass murders. Free nations will not sit and wait, leaving enemies free to plot another Sept. 11, this time perhaps with chemical or biological or nuclear terror."

"And by defending our own security, we are freeing the people of Iraq from one of the cruelest regimes on earth," he said.

There was a moment of levity, when Bush opened his address by saying the crowd of Marines was a fine sight - "unless you happen to be a member of the Iraqi Republican Guard."

In keeping with his custom during base visits, Bush walked the chow line with the troops. Marines stood bolt upright as he entered the cafeteria, and Bush tried to set them at ease, commanding: "Sit down, let's eat!"

The outdoor venue for the speech - Goettge Memorial Field - was named in honor of Marines who have died in past conflicts. Throngs of people - many in camouflage fatigues and women pushing baby strollers - lined the sidewalks of the base before Bush's arrival. Flags bearing yellow ribbons fluttered from lamp posts.

As Bush pledged the American-led force would prevail, a woman shouted: "Bombs away!"

Another soldier said quietly, "You tell 'em, Bush."

Thousands of camouflage-clad soldiers sat in a newly constructed arena under a cloudless sky. Thousands more spread across a field, some standing atop a tank to get a better view.

Some military spouses at Camp Lejeune hope Bush will do more than offer encouragement.

Bush took a Democrat - who wants his job - with him. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, who is running for the White House, along with Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., accompanied Bush here aboard Air Force One. Bush campaigned heavily for Dole last year.

Edwards said he and Bush had a "good conversation about the progress of the war." Bush initiated it by visiting the two senators in their cabin on the plane. Asked whether politics came up, Edwards said, "Not really, no."

Bush bristled last week when a reporter asked him how long the war will take. "However long it takes," the commander in chief answered.

But that is precisely the question on the mind of Keri-Lee Johnson, a stay-at-home mother raising a 7-month-old, who wanted the president to tell her how long her husband will be away at war. Staff Sgt. Shawn Johnson left Feb. 7.

His wife wants Bush's frank answer on how long the war will last - "not the standard 'It's going great' opinion," she said.

Other spouses simply appreciate the gesture of support.

Stephanie Gonzales said goodbye to her husband seven months ago. She and Cpl. Ramon Gonzales were middle school sweethearts in Fort Wayne, Ind.

"I go through the complete array of emotions from being scared to being very proud, proud of who I am, proud of my husband, proud of my country," Gonzales said.

Monday, March 31, 2003

We honor our fallen soldiers, who served liberty and justice!

We honor our fallen soldiers, who served liberty and justice!

Following is the official list of American servicemen killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom as of 4 p.m. EST Monday:

March 29:

Marine Staff Sgt. James Cawley, 41, Layton, Utah. Killed in combat.

Army Cpl. Michael Edward Curtin, 23, of South Plains, N.J. Killed when a taxi carrying a car bomb drove up to an Army checkpoint in central Iraq. Assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Army Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, 19, of Conyers, Ga. Killed when a taxi carrying a car bomb drove up to an Army checkpoint in central Iraq. Assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Army Pfc. Michael Russell Creighton Weldon, 20, of Palm Bay, Fla. Killed when a taxi carrying a car bomb drove up to an Army checkpoint in central Iraq. Assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Marine Lance Cpl. William W. White, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Iraq. Assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Army Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24, of Highland, N.Y. Killed when a taxi carrying a car bomb drove up to an Army checkpoint in central Iraq. Assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

March 28:

Army Sgt. Roderic A. Solomon, 32, of Fayetteville, N.C. Killed when a Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled off a cliff in a non-hostile accident in Iraq. Assigned to the 2-7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

March 27:

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33, of San Jose, Calif. Killed in combat. Assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lance Cpl. Jesus A. Suarez Del Solar, 20, of Escondido, Calif. Killed in combat. Assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

March 26:

Marine Maj. Kevin G. Nave, 36, of Union Lake, Mich. Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Iraq. Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

March 25:

Navy Hospital Corpsman Third Class Michael Vann Johnson, Jr., 25, of Little Rock, Ark. Killed in combat, when shrapnel from a grenade hit him in the head. Assigned to Naval Medical Center, Third Marine Division Detachment, San Diego.

Marine Staff Sgt. Donald C. May, 31, of Richmond, Va. Killed in combat while conducting convoy operations near the Euphrates River. Assigned to the 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.

Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O’Day, 20 of Santa Rosa, Calif. Killed in combat while conducting convoy operations near the Euphrates River. Assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.

Air National Guard Maj. Gregory Stone, 40, of Boise, Idaho. Died from wounds received by a March 22 grenade attack in a tent at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait. Assigned to the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard, Boise, Idaho.

March 24:

Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair, 24, of Wagoner, Okla. Killed in action on the outskirts of Nasiriyah, Iraq. Assigned to the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, N.C.

Marine Sgt. Nicolas M. Hodson, 22, of Smithville, Mo. Killed in a vehicle accident in Iraq. Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine Cpl. Evan James, 20, La Harpe, Ill. Drowned while trying to cross the Saddam Canal in southeastern Iraq. Reservist with the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Peoria, Ill.

Marine Sgt. Bradley S. Korthaus, 28, of Scott, Iowa. Drowned while trying to cross the Saddam Canal in southeastern Iraq. Assigned to Engineering Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Peoria, Ill.

Army Spc. Gregory P. Sanders, 19, of Hobart, Ind. Killed in action in Iraq. Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, Fort Stewart, Ga.

March 23:

Army Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, 22, of Roswell, Ga. Killed when ambushed by enemy forces in Iraq. Assigned to the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Marine Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, of Ventura, Calif. Killed in action in the vicinity of Nasiriyah. Assigned to the 2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, of Cedar Key, Fla. Killed in combat in the vicinity of Nasiriyah. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, of Fort Myers, Fla. Killed in action in the vicinity of Nasiriyah. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, of Orange, Calif. Killed in combat in the vicinity of Nasiriyah. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine Cpl. Jorge A. Gonzalez, 20, of Los Angeles. Killed in action in the vicinity of Nasiriyah. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Army Pfc. Howard Johnson II, 21, of Mobile, Ala. Killed when ambushed by enemy forces in Iraq. Assigned to the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Marine Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, 42, of Enfield, Conn. Killed in action in the vicinity of Nasiriyah. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Nixon, 21, of Gallatin, Tenn. Killed in combat. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine 2nd Lt. Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., 31, of Nye, Nev. Killed in action in the vicinity of Nasiriyah. Assigned to the Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, of San Diego. Killed in combat in the vicinity of Nasiriyah. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Slocum, 22, of Thornton, Colo. Killed in action in the vicinity of Nasiriyah. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine Lance Cpl. Michael J. Williams , 31, of Yuma, Ariz. Killed in action on the outskirts of Nasiriyah. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

March 22:

Navy Lt. Thomas Mullen Adams, 27, of La Mesa, Calif. Killed when two Royal Navy Sea King helicopters collided over international waters. Assigned as an exchange officer with the Royal Navy's 849 Squadron since October 2002.

Marine Lance Cpl. Eric J. Orlowski, 26, of Buffalo, N.Y. Killed by an accidental discharge of a .50 cal machine gun in Iraq. Assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Army Capt. Christopher Scott Seifert, 27, of Williams Township, Pa. Killed in a grenade attack while sleeping in a tent at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait. Assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Army Reserve Spc. Brandon S. Tobler, 19, of Portland, Ore. Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Iraq. Assigned to the 671st Engineer Brigade, Portland, Ore.

March 21:

Marine 2nd Lt. Therrel S. Childers, 30, of Harrison County, Miss. Killed in action in southern Iraq. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez, 22, of Los Angeles. Killed in action in southern Iraq. Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

March 20:

Marine Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine. Killed in a CH-46E helicopter crash in Kuwait. Assigned to the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron --1, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz.

Marine Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of St. Anne, Ill. Killed in a CH-46E helicopter crash in Kuwait. Assigned to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron -- 268, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Marine Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, of Houston. Killed in a CH-46E helicopter crash in Kuwait. Assigned to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron — 268, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Marine Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey, 29, of Baltimore. Killed in a CH-46E helicopter crash on in Kuwait. Assigned to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Letter to the Dixie Chicks

May she also have the freedom to look for a new career.

Letter from radio station website in Lubbock,home of the Dixie Chick that spewed forth about our president:

Name: LT Layne McDowell

Date: 03/15/03
Time: 01:54:49 PM


An open letter to the Dixie Chicks:
Earlier this week, while performing in London, you stated that you were ashamed that our President is from your home state. I wonder if you realized how many Americans would be listening. This American was listening. This Texan is ashamed that you come from my state. I serve my country as an officer in the United States Navy. Specifically, I fly F-14 Tomcats off carriers around the world, executing the missions that preserve the very freedom you claim to exercise. I have proudly fought for my country in the skies over Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan without regret. Though I may disagree wholeheartedly with your comments, I will defend to the death your right to say them, in America.

But for you to travel to a foreign land and publicly criticize our Commander in Chief is cowardice behavior. Would you have so willingly made those comments while performing for a patriotic, flag-waving crowd of Texans in Lubbock. I would imagine not.

How dare you pocket profits off songs about soldiers, their deaths and patriotism while criticizing their Commander in Chief abroad, even while they prepare to give their lives to ensure your own freedom of speech. Please ask yourself, what have you done to deserve that sacrifice? Do not try to justify your comments by claiming that you made them only because you care about innocent lives. Never once in our history have we committed troops to war for the purpose of taking innocent lives. We do it to protect innocent lives, even yours. If the world leaders of the late 1930's had the vision and courage of our present Commander in Chief, perhaps the evil men who caused the death of millions in WWII would have never had the opportunity to harm a soul. The potential loss of millions of lives in the future at the hands of today's evil men necessitate action. In a separate correspondence, I am returning to you each and every Dixie Chicks CD and cassette that I have ever purchased. Never again will I allow my funds to support your behavior. All you have done is to add your name to a growing list of American "Celebrities" who have failed to realize that they have obtained their successes on the backs of the American blue-collar workers such as our servicemen and women.

To Natalie Maines: This Texan, this American will continue to risk his life to guarantee your freedoms. What will you do to deserve it?

P.S. I actually love their music, but not anymore. I have no tolerance for immoral and unethical people anymore. You are either for this country or you exiled from this country.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

The Hype out of Hollywood!

Yeah, those Hollywood celebs really know their stuff.

The Hollywood group is at it again. Holding anti-war rallies, screaming about the Bush Administration, running ads in major newspapers, defaming the President and his Cabinet every chance they get, to anyone and everyone who will listen. They publicly defile them and call them names like "stupid", "morons", and "idiots". Jessica Lange went so far as to tell a crowd in Spain that she hates President Bush and is embarrassed to be an American.

So, just how ignorant are these people who are running the country? Let's look at the biographies of these "stupid", "ignorant" , "moronic" leaders, and then at the celebrities who are castigating them:

President George W. Bush: Received a Bachelors Degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He served as an F-102 pilot for the Texas Air National Guard. He began his career in the oil and gas business in Midland in 1975 and worked in the energy industry until 1986. He was elected Governor on November 8, 1994, with 53.5 percent of the vote. In a historic re-election victory, he became the first Texas Governor to be elected to consecutive four-year terms on November 3, 1998 winning 68.6 percent of the vote. In 1998 Governor Bush won 49 percent of the Hispanic vote, 27 percent of the African-American vote, 27 percent of Democrats and 65 percent of women. He won more Texas counties, 240 of 254, than any modern Republican other than Richard Nixon in 1972 and is the first Republican gubernatorial candidate to win the heavily Hispanic and Democratic border counties of El Paso, Cameron and Hidalgo.

Vice President Dick Cheney: Earned a B.A. in 1965 and a M.A. in 1966, both in political science. Two years later, he won an American Political Science Association congressional fellowship. One of Vice President Cheney's primary duties is to share with individuals, members of Congress and foreign leaders, President Bush's vision to strengthen our economy, secure our homeland and win the War on Terrorism. In his official role as President of the Senate, Vice President Cheney regularly goes to Capital Hill to meet with Senators and members of the House of Representatives to work on the Administration's legislative goals. In his travels as Vice President, he has seen first hand the great demands the war on terrorism is placing on the men and women of our military, and he is proud of the tremendous job they are doing for the United States of America.

Secretary of State Colin Powell: Educated in the New York City public schools, graduating from the City College of New York (CCNY), where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in geology. He also participated in ROTC at CCNY and received a commission as an Army second lieutenant upon graduation in June 1958. His further academic achievements include a Master of Business Administration Degree from George Washington University. Secretary Powell is the recipient of numerous U.S. and foreign military awards and decorations. Secretary Powell's civilian awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom, the President's Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal, and the Secretary of Energy Distinguished Service Medal. Several schools and other institutions have been named in his honor and he holds honorary degrees from universities and colleges across the country. (Note: He retired as Four Star General in the United States Army)

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: Attended Princeton University on Scholarship (AB, 1954) and served in the U.S. Navy (1954-57) as a Naval aviator; Congressional Assistant to Rep. Robert Griffin (R-MI), 1957-59; U.S. Representative, Illinois, 1962-69; Assistant to the President, Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, Director of the Cost of Living Council, 1969-74; U.S. Ambassador to NATO, 1973-74; head of Presidential Transition Team, 1974; Assistant to the President, Director of White House Office of Operations, White House Chief of Staff, 1974-77; Secretary of Defense, 1975-77.

Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge: Raised in a working class family in veterans' public housing in Erie. He earned a scholarship to Harvard, graduating with honors in 1967. After his first year at The Dickinson School of Law, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for Valor. After returning to Pennsylvania, he earned his Law Degree and was in private practice before becoming Assistant District Attorney in Erie County. He was elected to Congress in 1982. He was the first enlisted Vietnam combat veteran elected to the U.S. House, and was overwhelmingly re-elected six times.

National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice: Earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her Master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. (Note: Riceen rolled at the University of Denver at the age of 15, graduating at 19 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science (Cum Laude). She earned a Master's Degree at the University of Notre Dame and a Doctorate from the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies. Both of her advanced degrees are also in Political Science.) She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, and the University of Notre Dame in 1995. At Stanford, she has been a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control, a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution. Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) with Philip Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984).

She also has written numerous articles on Soviet and East European foreign and defense policy, and has addressed audiences in settings ranging from the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Moscow to the Commonwealth Club to the 1992 and 2000 Republican National Conventions. From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender -- Integrated Training in the Military. She was a member of the boards of directors for the Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab Corporation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, the International Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors. She was a Founding Board member of the Center for a New Generation, an educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California and was Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula. In addition, her past board service has encompassed such organizations as Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rand Corporation, the National Council for Soviet and East European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and KQED, public broadcasting for San Francisco. Born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, she resides in Washington, D.C.

So who are these celebrities? What is their education? What is their experience in affairs of State or in National Security? While I will defend to the death their right to express their opinions, I think that if they are going to call into question the intelligence of our leaders, we should also have all the facts on their educations and background:

Barbra Streisand : Completed high school.
Career: Singing and acting

Cher: Dropped out of school in 9th grade.
Career: Singing and acting

Martin Sheen: Flunked exam to enter University of Dayton.
Career: Acting

Jessica Lange: Dropped out college mid-freshman year.
Career: Acting

Alec Baldwin: Dropped out of George Washington U. after scandal.
Career: Acting

Julia Roberts: Completed high school.
Career: Acting

Sean Penn: Completed High school.
Career: Acting

Susan Sarandon: Degree in Drama from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Career: Acting

Ed Asner: Completed High school.
Career: Acting

George Clooney: Dropped out of University of Kentucky.
Career: Acting

Michael Moore: Dropped out first year University of Michigan.
Career: Movie Director

Sarah Jessica Parker: Completed High School.
Career: Acting

Jennifer Anniston: Completed High School.
Career: Acting

Mike Farrell: Completed High school.
Career: Acting

Janeane Garofelo: Dropped out of College.
Career: Stand up comedienne

Larry Hagman: Attended Bard College for one year.
Career: Acting

While comparing the education and experience of these two groups, we should also remember that President Bush and his cabinet are briefed daily, even hourly, on the War on Terror and threats to our security. They are privy to information gathered around the world concerning the Middle East, the threats to America, the intentions of terrorists and terrorist-supporting governments. They are in constant communication with the CIA, the FBI, Interpol, NATO, The United Nations, our own military, and that of our allies around the world. We cannot simply believe that we have full knowledge of the threats because we watch CNN!! We cannot believe that we are in any way as informed as our leaders.

These celebrities have no intelligence-gathering agents, no fact-finding groups, no insight into the minds of those who would destroy our country.

They only have a deep seated hatred for all things Republican. By nature, and no one knows quite why, the Hollywood elitists detest Conservative views and anything that supports or uplifts the United States of America. The silence was deafening from the Left when Bill Clinton bombed a pharmaceutical factory outside of Khartoum, or when he attacked the Bosnian Serbs in 1995 and 1999. He bombed Serbia itself to get Slobodan Milosevic out of Kosovo, and not a single peace rally was held. When our Rangers were ambushed in Somalia and 18 young American lives were lost, not a peep was heard from Hollywood. Yet now, after our nation has been attacked on its own soil, after 3,000 Americans were killed, by freedom-hating terrorists, while going about their routine lives, they want to hold rallies against the war. Why the change?
Because an honest, God-fearing Republican sits in the White House.

Another irony is that in 1987, when Ronald Reagan was in office, the Hollywood group aligned themselves with disarmament groups like SANE, FREEZE and PEACE ACTION, urging our own government to disarm and freeze the manufacturing of any further nuclear weapons, in order to promote world peace. It is curious that now, even after we have heard all the evidence that Saddam Hussein has chemical, biological and is very close to obtaining nuclear weapons, their is no cry from this group for HIM to disarm. They believe we should leave him alone in his quest for these weapons of mass destruction, even though it is certain that these deadly weapons will eventually be used against us in our own cities.

So why the hype out of Hollywood? Could these celebrities believe that since they draw such astronomical salaries, they are entitled to also determine the course of our Nation? That they can make viable decisions concerning war and peace? Did Michael Moore have the backing of the Nation when he recently thanked France, on our behalf, for being a "good enough friend to tell us we were wrong"? I know for certain he was not speaking for me. Does Sean Penn fancy himself a Diplomat, in going to Iraq when we are just weeks away from war? Does he believe that his High School Diploma gives him the knowledge (and the right) to go to a country that is controlled by a maniacal dictator, and speak on behalf of the American people? Or is it the fact that he pulls in more money per year than the average American worker will see in a lifetime? Does his bank account give him clout?

The ultimate irony is that many of these celebrities have made a shambles of their own lives, with drug abuse, alcoholism, numerous marriages and divorces, scrapes with the law, publicized temper tantrums, etc. How dare they pretend to know what is best for an entire nation! What is even more bizarre is how many people in this country will listen and accept their views, simply because they liked them in a certain movie, or have fond memories of an old television sitcom!

It is time for us, as citizens of the United States, to educate ourselves about the world around us. If future generations are going to enjoy the freedoms that our forefathers bequeathed us, if they are ever to know peace in their own country and their world, to live without fear of terrorism striking in their own cities, we must assure that this nation remains strong. We must make certain that those who would destroy us are made aware of the severe consequences that will befall them.

Yes, it is a wonderful dream to sit down with dictators and terrorists and join hands, and talking of world peace. But it is not real.

We did not stop Adolf Hitler from taking over the entire continent of Europe by simply talking to him. We sent our best and brightest, with the strength and determination that this Country is known for, and defeated the Nazi regime. President John F. Kennedy did not stop the Soviet ships from unloading their nuclear missiles in Cuba in 1962 with mere words. He stopped them with action, and threat of immediate war if the ships did not turn around. We did not end the Cold War with conferences. It ended with the strong belief of President Ronald Reagan... PEACE through STRENGTH.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

I have not yet begun to fight!

I have not yet begun to fight!
-John Paul Jones

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall
fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills;we shall never surrender.
-Sir Winston Churchill

I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.
-Nathan Hale

Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
-President John F. Kennedy

Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
-John Dickinson, The Liberty Song

These quotes have a common thread, the thread that is bound in the United States of America Flag, the People of America, and our common
values, dreams and aspirations.

We have a desire, a dream, a life, a pursuit of freedom and liberty.

These inalienable rights, dreams, and responsibilities, came to us from a higher order, our God. The idea behind God, can either be a
religion, a faith, a feeling, a dream, or concept. Behind all thoughts, is a way and means of moral and ethical living.

No words, or ideas, or thoughts can take away every living person's desire for freedom. But freedom can not be given, it must be taken
by each moral and ethical person. Taken and earned.

Now is the time, we pay for freedom with blood. But we either give that blood in our just pursuit, or it is taken from us.

War is not the best alternative, to solving problems and disputes. No one believes that. But we have the right and responsibility to
no one take away our freedoms.

Let me guide the way, with another quote.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and
inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are
instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes
destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation
on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness." --
Declaration of Independence as originally written by Thomas Jefferson, 1776. ME 1:29, Papers 1:315

This is one of the most beautiful documents ever created. Because for the first time, a free people created it's own form of
A government with a specific purpose, to create a government that would be free of the tyranny and dictatorships that our ancestors had
always experienced.

In our dream for a more perfect government, we examined world history, to find different forms of government.

In spirituality and in law, we have much of our heritage from the great empire of Rome. It's senate, magistrate, and popular

Look at we created, an Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, and Legislative Branch.

Each has a purpose and function:

The power of the executive branch is vested in the President, who also serves as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. The President
appoints the Cabinet and oversees the various agencies and departments of the federal government.

The judicial branch hears cases that challenge or require interpretation of the legislation passed by Congress and signed by the
President. It consists of the Supreme Court and the lower federal courts. Appointees to the federal bench serve for life or until they
voluntarily resign or retire.

The legislative branch of the federal government consists of the Congress, which is divided into two chambers -- the Senate and the
House of Representatives. Each member of Congress is elected by the people of his or her state. The House of Representatives, with
membership based on state populations, has 435 seats, while the Senate, with two members from each state, has 100 seats. Members of the
House of Representatives are elected for two-year terms, and Senators are elected for six-year terms.

Checks and balances are the constitutional controls whereby separate branches of government have limiting powers over each other so
that no branch will become supreme. Perhaps the best known system of checks and balances operates in the U.S. government under
provisions of the federal constitutuin.

There is a fourth branch of the government, and that is us, the people. Because without us, there is no nation, state or government.
Government is to be run by us, and ruled by us. The Government Exists for
the Sole Purpose of Serving the People, not Ruling
the People.

As such, when our lives and freedom are threatened, we have the right, no the responsibility to protect ourselves and our families. No
matter the cost.

Lyrics to the Song Let's Roll by Barry Preston

he said operator would you help me please
get a message to my family
make sure to give them all my love
i know i won't be coming home
i guess i should hang up this phone
but first a prayer to god above

let's roll, we can do it
just put your heart into it
and do what you've got to do
for the ones who count on you
stand tall, we can make it
this moment is ours, let's take it
there's a hero in your soul
let's roll

to the widow raising kids alone
to men and women wearing uniforms
we owe you everything
no matter what we have to face
we'll trust in god's unending grace
with stars and stripes on angel's wings

Let's roll, we can do it
just put your heart into it
and do what you've got to do
for the ones who count on you
stand tall, we can make it
this moment is ours, let's take it
there's a hero in your soul
let's roll

there's no need to doubt it
our finest days are not behind
make no mistake about it
our faith will stand the test of time

Let's roll, we can do it
just put your heart into it
and do what you've got to do
for the ones who count on you
stand tall, we can make it
this moment is ours, let's take it
there's a hero in your soul
let's roll

let's roll…..

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Ready for War?

This is not going to be a typical American war, although a big part of it will be going on in Iraq. I have a definite feeling that the
citizens of America, will be going thru a similar process at home.

Being an American, is something to be proud of, and not something to take lightly. We have freedoms, and with those freedoms comes
responsibility. Responsibility to yourself, your family, your neighborhood, your state and your country.

This is not someone else's job. This country was founded by the ideals on, Government by the People, for the People. Government
is just one way to do our job.

We have to start taking up the slack, where the government can not or should not get involved with.

It is time to revive the Minutemen of the Green Hills, and let us protect ourselves and our families.

I have nothing against any Iraqi's or middle east peoples. But if you attack America, you are attacking me and you.

We have so degraded the concept of freedom and responsibility. Thinking that freedom meant you can do any immoral or unethical thing
wanted. And that it was a right to you, as part of the constitution. That ain't so.

We are free to do anything that is ethical and moral. Anything else is either against the law, or something you know in your heart is
wrong. And you can't just do it because it feels good. Because doing bad things changes you into someone not worth respecting and
definitely not someone as a good example for others.

Rome had this exact problem, too much freedom, too much free time led to degeneration.

Rome like America, always did it's best with some great purpose or obstacle. Peace has never been our strong points. We get too lazy,
irresponsible and unethical.

So let's define a goal or purpose or objective, something we can look at every day, and find one thing to move us closer to that.

As a baby or child, you are there to learn a set of ethical and behavior guidelines, led by your parents, or whoever is the best moral
character person you can find. Unfortunately parenting has degenerated, so that good kids don't have good parents to learn from,
especially by example.

As a pre-teen or teenager, you are there to absorb your character and knowledge and wisdom based education. You are there to show that
you have learned what you have been taught, and that you can excel in each area. This is the time of major change and growth, you need
to learn to handle your hormones and the social/peer situations. Look for fellow peers that have mastered this and learn from their
example. Also look for ways to lead by example, your younger siblings, cousins and family members.

As a young adult, you are there to find a way to survive financially. You have serious obligations and responsibilities. If you are
pursuing higher levels of education, then other people who financially support you, should be basing that support on your continued
levels of performance. If not, it's up to you to educate yourself or pay for your own education. Being in college is no excuse to lose
your ethical or moral standards. You have a job to do, to learn the skills and techniques that will help you survive. This is also a
prime time to watch out for future lifetime mates.

As an adult, your job is responsibility, survival and finding a lifetime mate. A lifetime mate, is one you will commit to a life time
marriage and to a family. Choose wisely, because it is your responsibility to be very selective. Your ultimate goal is more than just
survival, because survival doesn't lead anywhere, unless you become a parent. As an adult you are to become parents and husbands and

As Parents, you have the ultimate responsibility, of being caretaker, and ethical and moral standards maker for your offspring. Lead
well, love well, and just focus on being a good parent, nothing else matters.

I believe in bringing back the extended family, so I charge all of you to stop kicking your grandparents or uncles or aunts to the
nursing home, and bring them to your home. There is so much they have to offer to you and to your children. What value is there to
having them in a nursing home? That doesn't make us better people. It is just like pushing an eaten banana down the trash disposal, you
are done with it, so you get rid of it.

That is not an ethical way to do things.

God did not create us to expect us to be instantly or always perfect, but it is our goal to aim for perfection.

The areas of perfection that I suggest to all of you are:

Ethical/Moral Character
Good Parenting
Value your family and neighborhood

Be well all, I honestly expect a lot of us will die in the future, if we are to survive, we must become one nation under God again!

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Blanket Assumptions rarely work

Okay, I am not trying to do the name calling, and focusing on facts
and ideas.

You can't make a blanket assumption that all conservatives only care
for the rich. That's not true, nor can I do the blanket assumption on
the liberals.

Blanket assumptions rarely work or have any factual basis to them...

We were talking about welfare as a way to get people to jobs, faster
and help them get on their feet.

Great idea, execution has problems.

The problem, is that people get hooked on the system, and want to stay
on it, instead of getting off.

Other problem, because of that desire to stay on, there is a sub-group
that will do all kinds of fraud for themselves or others.

Neither is good for the cause of welfare.

Isn't reasonable to fix both problems? Eliminate the fraud and the

There is another problem, it's kind of an assumption. Let me put it
forth to you and let you tell me what you think.

The assumption is that there is limitless amounts of money available
for welfare, and that taking that money hurts no one.

I think both are very false and damaging to the welfare system, and to
the financial health of our country.

For the money to be given to the welfare recipients, you have to take
it away from hard working American's, so they will have less money to
do things with.

So if the welfare system is going to continue to exist we should
respect those who have supplied the money. And use that respect to
make sure it is not abused.

So we know there is limited amount of money, so we should make sure it
goes to the right people, and to people who within x amount of time to
get a job. or no more welfare. Because to help maximize the money
available, we have to keep rotating who gets that money. And this will
help encourage job finding.

I am sorry but it is up to the welfare recipients to get their own
job, it is their responsibility. Sure we can help and have job
programs. But after a certain amount of time, and they haven't gotten
a job, we can't endlessly feed them, there has to be a reasonable time

Well one idea, I have had, is to make welfare a loan system, where you
can extend the normal period of time. But it becomes a loan, at a
standard rate, and they have so much time to make monthly payments.

You see there are ways we can make the system work, as long as it's
responsible, organized, and limited.

Let's feed those who just need a momentary respite until they get back
to work.

Those who want to never work, i am sorry that's not our
responsibility. Each person is responsible for themselves.

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

A Cold Burning Justice

Now is the time, of a cold burning justice to be met. When people of any kind, undertake evil upon another people, justice needs to be served.

Day after day, those that died in 911 and in other incidents, are turning over in their graves, that their deaths have been in vane, instead of rightfully
seeking justice, we have delay after delay. And un-ending political games.

Gametime is over, now is the time for JUSTICE!

Freedom is what America is all about, but to maintain that freedom, we must fight for it, and defend against those who would take it away from us.

That includes the Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden and Al-Queda, and anyone who would rather see America die or be undefendend.

If this means Civil War, then let's call it what it is.

Peace has it's merits, and so does war. If it comes to defending our freedom and liberty.

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Revisit American Dream and Trends of Anti-Semitism

To have a better world, it all starts with the concepts of the American Dream. To make enough money to feed yourself, to create a better world for yourself and the children you raise.

It doesn't have to be just American Dream. Maybe we just wrote this common idea down.

You are right they hate America. Or more importantly, they want the power, and freedom which is what America represents is the obstacle to that power.

Aka the one world state. A long while ago I thought that would be a good idea. But looking how we manage our states, and those relationships, I doubt that would ever work as a rational means of making the world a better place.

I think the greater power comes from the individual, the power of the individual person to change things for the better.

911 was on my birthday, i feel like that was for a purpose, at least in my mind. I can't help but feel shaped by the words of Todd Beamer, which make me cry every time I hear them or say them.

America has it's problems, we're not perfect, but is where we are now, where we want to be?

We have come to a real interesting turn of events. We had developed a republic of a democracy. A rule by the people for the people. We went against minority rule, and towards representationalism. Which is both good and bad.

The problem is that there is just too many people for representationalism to be any accurate.

But we can no longer count the majority as making sense all the time. Because we can be idiots as individuals or as a whole.

We can not use popularity as the measuring stick of whether an action or idea is a good idea or a bad idea. That is the consequences of using the polls as a decision factor.

I guess behind the character of who I am, I've never been the popular person, so my only choice left was to be right. So I'd rather do the right thing, and take a chance at being unpopular, then do the wrong thing because so many people wanted something done a certain way.

In a way this reminds me of a movie I saw in high school or college, called The Wave. It was one of those movies that just capture your mind and heart and soul.

The Wave

The Wave, 1981 - A thought-provoking dramatization of an actual classroom experiment on individualism vs. conformity in which a high school teacher formed his own "Reich" (called "The Wave") to show why the German people could so willingly embrace Nazism. This unflinching yet sensitive 1984 Emmy Award-winner raises critical questions: When does dedication to a group cross the line from loyalty to fanaticism? Does power corrupt? What is the nature of propaganda and mass persuasion? Can something like the Nazi Holocaust happen again? Grades 7-12. Color. 46 minutes."

Amazing stuff, what memories of the past, can be used to find answers in the future.
Our GIs earn enough

On 12 Nov, Ms Cindy Williams (from Laverne and Shirley TV show) wrote a
piece for the Washington Times, denouncing the pay raise(s) coming
servicemembers' way this year -- citing that the stated 13% wage was more
than they deserve.

A young airman from Hill AFB responds to her article below. He ought to get
a bonus for this!

"Ms Williams:

I just had the pleasure of reading your column, "Our GIs earn enough" and I
am a bit confused. Frankly, I'm wondering where this vaunted overpayment is
going , because as far as I can tell, it disappears every month between DFAS
(The Defense Finance and Accounting Service) and my bank account. Checking
my latest leave and earnings statement (LES), I see that I make $1,117..80
before taxes. After taxes, I take home $874.20. When I run that through
Windows' Calculator, I come up with an annual salary of $13,413.60 before
taxes, and $10,490.40 after.

I work in the Air Force Network Control Center (AFNCC), where I am part of
the team responsible for the administration of a 5,000-host computer
network. I am involved with infrastructure segments, specifically with
Cisco Systems equipment. A quick check under jobs for Network Technicians
in the Washington, D.C. area reveals a position in my career field,
requiring three years experience with my job. Amazingly, this job does NOT
pay $13,413.60 a year, nor does it pay less than this. No, this job is
being offered at $70,000 to $80,000 per annum. I'm sure you can draw the
obvious conclusions.

Also, you tout increases to Basic Allowance for Housing and Basic Allowance
for Subsistence (housing and food allowances, respectively) as being a
further boon to an already overcompensated force. Again, I'm curious as to
where this money has gone, as BAH and BAS were both slashed 15% in the Hill
AFB area effective in January 00.

Given the tenor of your column, I would assume that you have NEVER had the
pleasure of serving your country in her armed forces. Before you take it
upon yourself to once more castigate congressional and DOD leadership for
attempting to get the families in the military's lowest pay brackets off
AFDC, WIC, and food stamps, I suggest that you join a group of deploying
soldiers headed for AFGHANISTAN, I leave the choice of service branch up to
you. Whatever choice you make, though, opt for the SIX month rotation: it
will guarantee you the longest possible time away from your family and
friends, thus giving you full "deployment experience."

As your group prepares to board the plane, make sure to note the spouses and
children who are saying good-bye to their loved ones. Also take care to note
that several families are still unsure of how they'll be able to make ends
meet while the primary breadwinner is gone -- obviously they've been
squandering the vast piles of cash the DOD has been giving them.

Try to deploy over a major holiday; Christmas and Thanksgiving are perennial

And when you're actually over there, sitting in a DFP (Defensive Fire
Position, the modern-day foxhole), shivering against the cold desert night;
and the flight sergeant tells you that there aren't enough people on shift
to relieve you for chow, remember this: trade whatever MRE
(meal-ready-to-eat) you manage to get for the tuna noodle casserole or
cheese to rtellini, and add Tabasco to everything. This gives some flavor.

Talk to your loved ones as often as you are permitted; it won't nearly be
long enough or often enough, but take what you can get and be thankful for
it. You may have picked up on the fact that I disagree with most of the
points you present in your op-ed piece.

But, tomorrow from KABUL, I will defend to the death your right to say it.
You see, I am an American fighting man, a guarantor of your First Amendment
rights and every other right you cherish. On a daily basis, my brother and
sister soldiers worldwide ensure that you and people like you can thumb your
collective nose at us, all on a salary that is noth ing short of pitiful and
under conditions that would make most people cringe.

We hemorrhage our best and brightest into the private sector because we
can't offer the stability and pay of civilian companies. And you, Ms
Williams, have the gall to say that we make more than we deserve?


A1C Michael Bragg, Hill AFB AFNCC

Monday, February 24, 2003

Who do the Liberals really represent?

I think this question is both interesting and enlightening. Let's be honest and clear.

Let's start with the Welfare State. The Democrat Liberals claim to represent the poor and oppressed, and try to help them and give money to them.

So the goal seems to be to help them, now is that goal include getting a job?

We have to look at goals/ intentions and look at what the consequences of how they are executed. Doesn't that make sense?

When it comes down to it, with welfare, all we want is to help people become independent. If we let people stay dependent on the government, how does that help anyone? There has to be reasonable financial limits. I know people get in back luck or struts happen. I want to help them all, I have been in the same position. But there in all reality is just too much fraud in the Welfare System.

So instead of setting those limits, and dis-encouraging the fraud and dependence, the liberals seem to encourage that, so all the welfare recipients are dependent on them, so they get all the votes all the time, to help getting their unjust entitlements.

Let's talk about Racism. I am all against racism of any kind, we are not in the same boat as we were 200 years ago. We have to realize that it exists on all sides, that there are good ways to deal with and bad ways.

I totally understand the start of the quota system, there was a lot of prejudice going on at that time. It still was the wrong approach, I am not sure I have a magical solution, nor can I go back in time. But the one really bad part of that, is the replacement from viewing people as merits vs fulfilling political quotas. I believe everyone has the right to earn their way up the ladder of success. But I also believe people have the right to hire someone they feel comfortable with. There has to be a middle ground here.

Like going after immoral hiring practices, and instead of going after quota-d systems, let's go after people for hiring not basic on merit.

In my mind there are two scary racism's going on right now. The filibuster against the voting for Miguel Estrada to be Appellate Judge. Understand, if he get's fairly not voted in, that's fine. That's truth, but they're not even allowing a vote. That makes no sense. Vote against him, fine, that is within your right, But to filibuster to prevent a vote? That makes no sense.

What also scares me, is all this anti-semitism. This is not new to me, but I haven't seen it so strongly in about 20-30 years, when I was a kid. I even see it on chat rooms, trying to help someone, then getting angry when I tell them I am Jewish. As if the Jews were trying to take over the world, as if we were all rich, feeding off the non-jews. Which is far from true. I have never been rich, and any rich people I knew, worked hard for it, like anyone else did.

So it seems like the liberals are not actually helping out the people they claim to, and are just creating laws to make them more dependent upon them.

My goal always has been to encourage the development of freedom and independence, to find your own life, family and career.

I think the biggest thing most everyday liberals don't see, is they don't seem to realize the consequences of their choices, and seem to want to avoid facing the reality of evil that exists in this world.

Friday, February 21, 2003

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February 20, 2003

Washington Post Tells Senate Democrats to "Just Vote"

The Democrat's filibuster of the first Hispanic to possibly join the court commonly viewed as the second highest in the nation has backfired on them. With people from across the political spectrum expressing outrage, the liberal leaning Washington Post has succinctly described the Democrats unprecedented tactics. Saying that the Democrat's arguments "range from the unpersuasive to the offensive," the Washington Post called on Senate Democrats to "stop these games and vote."

With Senators back in their home states now is the best time to get through to the Democrat Senators and add your voice to the millions of Americans that want them to stop their games and vote on Miguel Estrada's judicial nomination. Contact their local offices today!


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Your Senators are in their home states this week, fresh off the Democrats unprecedented filibuster of Miguel Estrada. Write and call your Democrat Senators, tell them to "just vote" on Miguel Estrada's nomination now!

Follow this link to write and call your Senators now.


Democrat Senator Zell Miller Supports President's Jobs & Growth Plan

Speaking in Georgia, President Bush announced that Democrat Senator, Zell Miller will sponsor his plan to foster job creation and economic growth. Senator Miller's support is a key vote of confidence of the President's strategy, which cuts taxes for every taxpayer and gives 92 million Americans an average of $1,083 in 2003. Independent economists predict that the President's plan will create 1.4 million new jobs by the end of next year, and say that tax cuts for families and an end to the double tax on dividends will provide an immediate boost to the economy.

Read President Bush's remarks in Georgia.

Learn more about the President's economic plan.


Gephardt Pledges to Raise Your Taxes While Cutting Taxes for Corporations

This week, Dick Gephardt announced that he is running for President. In discussing his record in the House he proudly admitted that he "led the fight for the Clinton-Gore" tax increase and promises to continue his "fight" to raise taxes on every American by "scrapping" President Bush's tax cuts for working families. Gephardt also announced his own economic plan that includes giving "tax credits" to corporations. Just to be clear a "President Gephardt" would raise taxes on working families and give "tax credits" to corporations. Dick Gephardt: man of the people.

Read the RNC Report: "Meet the New Dick Gephardt, Same as the Old Dick Gephardt."


Democrats "Shocked" By Your Hard Work and Support

The Washington Post has reported that your overwhelming get-out-the-vote effort in 2002 that made the Republican majorities possible "came as a shock to Democrats." Democrat Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe told the Post that Democrats "never saw it coming." And as the sincerest compliment, McAuliffe vowed to have his party duplicate your efforts in 2004.

Your hard work made the difference in the last election and it will make the difference in 2004. With the Democrats copying our play book we will need to work that much harder for victory.


Making Our Communities Safer and More Secure

President Bush's top priority is to protect our homeland from potential terrorist attacks. Under his leadership, America is better prepared than ever before.

* 64% increase in Homeland Security resources. President Bush's budget increases the Homeland Security Department's resources to $36.2 billion.

* Defending against a biological attack. As well as deploying our nation's first network to detect a biological attack, the President has asked Congress to commit $6 billion for quickly making vaccines and treatments available for small pox, anthrax and other agents that could be used in bioterrorism.

* Tighter security at our borders. America is better equipped to stop terrorists from entering the country. 50,000 newly trained screeners at airports have the skills necessary to keep our skies safe.

* Better information to prevent attacks. A terrorist information analysis center has been created to bring all terrorist information together in one place to connect different pieces of information better and to disseminate it to authorities.

* Working with local and state law enforcement. At President Bush's direction, the FBI is expanding its terrorist identification system so that over 18,000 local and state law enforcement agencies can immediately identify terrorists.

* Fully funding first responders. President Bush has proposed $3.5 billion to provide fire fighters, police and paramedics the training and equipment they need to respond to terrorist attacks.


What People are Saying

"Laurence H. Silberman, a senior judge on the court to which Mr. Estrada aspires to serve, recently observed that under the current standards being applied by the Senate, not one of his colleagues could predictably secure confirmation. He's right ... For Democrats demand, as a condition of a vote, answers to questions that no nominee should be forced to address -- and that nominees have not previously been forced to address."
-- Editorial, Washington Post, "Just Vote", 2/18/2003


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Thursday, February 20, 2003

Do Not Forget - Written by Ed Evans, MGySgt., USMC (Ret.)

I sat in a movie theater watching "Schindler's List," asked myself, "Why didn't the Jews fight back?"
Now I know why.
I sat in a movie theater, watching "Pearl Harbor" and asked myself, "Why weren't we prepared?"
Now I know why.
Civilized people cannot fathom, much less predict, the actions of evil people.
On September 11, dozens of capable airplane passengers allowed them selves to be overpowered by a handful of poorly armed terrorists because they did not comprehend the depth of hatred that motivated their captors.

On September 11, thousands of innocent people were murdered because too many Americans naively reject the reality that some nations are dedicated to the dominance of others. Many political pundits, pacifists and media personnel want us to forget the carnage. They say we must focus on the bravery of the rescuers and ignore the cowardice of the killers. They implore us to understand the motivation of the perpetrators. Major television stations have announced they will assist the healing process by not replaying devastating footage of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers.

I will not be manipulated.
I will not pretend to understand.
I will not forget.
I will not forget the liberal media who abused freedom of the press to kick our country when it was vulnerable and hurting.

I will not forget that CBS anchor Dan Rather preceded President Bush's address to the nation with the snide remark, "No matter how you feel about him, he is still our president."

I will not forget that ABC TV anchor Peter Jennings questioned President Bush's motives for not returning immediately to Washington, DC and commented, "We're all pretty skeptical and cynical about Washington."

And I will not forget that ABC's Mark Halperin warned if reporters weren't informed of every little detail of this war, they aren't "likely -- nor should they be expected -- to show deference."

I will not isolate myself from my fellow Americans by pretending an attack on the USS Cole in Yemen was not an attack on the United States of America.

I will not forget the Clinton administration equipped Islamic terrorists and their supporters with the world's most sophisticated telecommunications equipment and encryption technology, thereby compromising America's ability to trace terrorist radio, cell phone, land lines, faxes and modem communications.

I will not be appeased with pointless, quick retaliatory strikes like those perfected by the previous administration.
I will not be comforted by "feel-good, do nothing" regulations like the silly "Have your bags been under your control?" question at the airport.

I will not be influenced by so called,"antiwar demonstrators" who exploit the right of expression to chant anti-American obscenities.

I will not forget the moral victory handed the North Vietnamese by American war protesters who reviled and spat upon the returning soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines.

I will not be softened by the wishful thinking of pacifists who chose reassurance over reality.
I will embrace the wise words of Prime Minister Tony Blair who told Labor Party conference, "They have no moral inhibition on the slaughter of the innocent. If they could have murdered not 7,000 but 70,000, does anyone doubt they would have done so and rejoiced in it?

There is no compromise possible with such people, no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must!"

I will force myself to:
-hear the weeping
-feel the helplessness
-imagine the terror
-sense the panic
-smell the burning flesh
- experience the loss
- remember the hatred.
I sat in a movie theater, watching "Private Ryan" and asked myself, "Where did they find the courage?"
Now I know.
We have no choice. Living without liberty is not living.
-- Ed Evans, MGySgt., USMC (Ret.)
Not as lean, Not as mean, But still a Marine.
Keep this going until every living American has read it and memorized it so we don't make the same mistake again

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Who our allies?

This whole situation has made clearer and clearer who of the other nations we can really trust and
rely upon. We know for a fact that it isn't France, Germany, Russia or china. Because they are either
supporters of our enemies or our the enemies of America.

It comes down to Israel and England. Israel because because we have mutual enemies, The
Radical Islamist who use religion as a tool for terror. And British, because they are already seeing
the signs of their own self-destruction thru their border and terrorism incidents.

This war has nothing to do with Israel or Britain specifically. It's mainly because we are perceived
as the Evil Westerners and since we are not Islam faith, we must be killed.

Sidenote: Explanation of other country tyrannies. Such as China's massive amount of human rights
violations,Russia's overwhelming and total corruption by their Mafia. Iraq's testing of their weapons
and torturing their own people. Palestine Terrorists attempting to kill women and children of Israel,
instead of going after military targets only. Or Former President Bill Clinton's actions in Somalia.

Every action should have reasons, like we are going after Saddam Hussein and his regime specifically
because of their being a supplier to terrorists and having worked with Osama Bin Laden in his efforts and all the
others efforts to attack and kill Americans. Of course the fact, that he hadn't abided by any of the
regulations that they agreed to, after Desert Storm.

Now again, our goal is not to destroy Iraq, it's to take down the regime, so that we can disarm their
biologic, chemical and nuclear weapons. Since they have not demonstrated any real effort towards doing
that, and we have to protect ourselves, we must remove the regime, so as to more easily disarm them.

New Cultures are okay, as long as it is a good culture, not a culture dedicated to our destruction or
towards unethical or inhumane activities. Culture is not good, just because it is different, it depends on
the people and what kind of character or integrity they have.

That's one of the reason for America's greatness. All of us came from different parts of the world, to form
a melting pot. It may not be perfect, but we made it work, we are one nation, made from the cast offs of
other nations.

Patriots are not about hurting or dissing other nations, but we have to take care of our business first
before we can be worried about other nations.

Right now we are in extreme danger from being attacked by terrorists. This is not a calm situation. So our
number one goal is to protect ourselves. After that we can worry about being nice.

Survival always comes first.

Let's list the rights that come with the Bill of Rights, and name what nations have the same rights.

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 the 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.

Amendment III
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time
of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,
against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants
shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly
describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or
indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in
actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be
twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against
himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private
property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an
impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall
have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to
be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his
favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

Amendment VII
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by
jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the
United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments

Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others
retained by the people.

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are
reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

This was taken from

Let's go over the list:

  1. Freedom of Religion: This means we can belive what we want for a specific religion or
    not believe a religion. That our government wouldn't establish a specific one, like England has.

  2. Freedom to Bear Arms: In times where the government gets evil, we citizens have the
    right to bear arms to protect ourselves and fight against that tyranny.

  3. Freedom from Soldiers being placed in your home: You can't be coerced to having
    some military in your home to coerce or intimate you.

  4. Freedom from Unjust Search/Seizure: You can't be suddenly picked up for no reason
    and have you or your home searched.

  5. Freedom of Due Process: If you commit a crime, you have the right to due process,
    to make sure you have had every attempt to defend yourself.

  6. Freedom of Speedy Trials: You have the right to a speedy trial, which means the
    prosecutor can't hold you up forever. They must move as fast as possible.

  7. Freedom for Trial by Jury: For all crimes above $20, you have the right to be tried
    by your peers, rather than some judge that may be corrupt or not.

  8. Freedom for Reasonable Bail: All bail amounts must be reasonable.

  9. Freedom from Rights being taken away: These laws apply to all people, and can
    not be denied to any citizen.

  10. Any rights not assigned to the government by the constitution are reserved for the
    people. In other words, the government can't give itself more rights than the people.

Back in the day, and I am sure still goes on to some extant, is unjust and unrighteous judicial

We have a system, where someone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. It sounds like
just semantics, but it's what protects the accused,up until the point they are proven guilty.
In some societies, you are assumed guilty at the drop of the hat, and must work very hard
to prove innocence.

All of this in subtle and un-subtle terms is about protecting our rights, from tyranny. And it
leaves the people with the power and right to change any unjust situation.

Is any of this unreasonable?

Monday, February 17, 2003

What it means to be a Patriot

911 was an important date in american history. But it marked the start of a change, a change of recognizing all that was lost in our search for equality, we actually went the other direction.

We saw a resurgence of those common american values. We stand for freedom, liberty and the pursuit of property.

It's actually people like Todd Beamer that speak so loudly what it means to be a patriot and to be a hero. Because I think in our hearts that's what we'd like to be, at least that's what I want.

He like many others faced a choice, a choice to die a victim or to purposefully use his life in the protection of others. It wasn't something blind or automatically or easily done. But with his words, Let's Roll, he sparked a nation.

It's something I believe, that in every man, woman and child, lies the heart of a hero.

Some people think patriots are blind-idiots who believe the government totally represents them. Patriots are not about the government, they are about the dream, the ideas and the ideals.

America was created from an idea, an ideal. That all men are created equal, and that we shall form a perfect union, to help protect our rights from those of tyranny. (I may not be quoting exactly, but I am quoting what's in my heart. )

We all came here from tyrannies, in russia, china, japan, germany, all over the world. Where evil exists, and we can't live our lives the way we reasonably want.

We can have our own beliefs, do our own rituals without being force to have a universal belief system.

We can work to own property or businesses, where in tyrannies it was all created and run and ruled by the governments/rulers.

We get fairly taxed, so we can enjoy the profits of our own labor, where in tyrannies, especially communism, all money was equalized, so the harder you worked had no effect on your amount of money.

People all over, want something to go towards, some goal or objective. If we are free to pursue these, then we don't have to so focused on survival and can focus on growth, development and planning for our future.

There is something good and special about capitalism, it isn't perfect, but it's one of the most equalizing systems anywhere. Because everyone has an equal shot to make it big.

The scary part of socialism in America. Is because it's not about equalizing it's about taking from those who want to work hard, and get the benefits of that work, and giving it to those who refuse to work. There are always going to be poor. But our poor have it a lot better than elsewhere in the world.

We can try our best to help them, but ultimately it is up to each individual to rescue themselves.

We simply and honestly do not have endless resources, so we must spend them wisely.

Like we each pay our bills, and pay our taxes, as a nation we must live within our budget.

That's it for tonight.

Sunday, February 16, 2003

Book Review: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

This really changed my whole perspective in life. Changed me from trying to be a victim, and a looter. Made me understand the virtues of the work ethic and the dreams of the American Dream.

My grandfather came from Russia, just like Ayn Rand does. She empirically knows what tyranny is, tyranny of the mind and soul. That is what we call communism or socialism. Where the individual means nothing other than their contribution to society.

This book also taught about responsibility that at every age we have different responsibilities.

We also have rights, to have the full benefit of the work we do, that no one has the right to demand work from us, without giving us full value of that work.

That idea, is the core behind America's Creation, our desire for taxation without representation.

And yet the man, John Galt what a spiritual icon of America, the hard inventive man, who dreams and works towards a better world. But instead of rewarding him for his great ideas and great work. Instead the looters take away that reward, and just demand and demand more work, more results. So instead of him working for his own enjoyment and rewards, he gets turned into a worker slave.

Well John Galt like many American's refuse to be a slave for any man or woman. And so Atlas Shrugs his shoulders rather than to take the burden for one looter/ slave master. He seeks the hills with other atlas's as the world goes to hell in a hand basket.

The looters have less and less slaves to provide the work that makes the world go round, and as John Galt goes to free more and more atlases, the world gets very crazy as the looters feed upon each other.

It is one of the most poignant books of all time.

We are free men and women, here to enjoy the fruit of our own labor, as we work to create a better world for ourselves and our children.

Atlas Shrugged

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

What exactly is the United States of America?

Here we are on the verge of a just war, and we are re-affirming what exactly is the USA and our relationship to other nations. But before we can re-establish that external relationship, I think we need to re-examine our internal relationships.

We are the United States of America, each state a component as part of a joint effort to have a free nation or land to live our lives as free as we can be, free from all the problems caused by tyrannies in other countries.

There was financial, religious, racial and a vast variety of persecution going on in other countries during the time of the formation of the country we call America. All of our ancestors came here for a hope of a new world that they can find some freedom and a home to raise their children in safety.

We had seen how all the other nations form of governments worked and more specifically not worked, and we wanted to be a government, by the people and for the people.

That very statement is so simple and yet so profound, I want to say it again. By the People, for the People.

What does that mean?

To me it means, that anyone of any adult age, can assume the responsibility for helping to run the government at any level. But just because you are not a government worker or elected official, mean you have no responsibilities.

Since governmental organizations and structures have such patterns for growing bureaucracies, it behooves us the people to help the keep government on focus, as to exactly what we need from it, and no more.

The government we have, is by our choice. So if there is a problem, either do something about it, or stop whining.

We are each state as participants in a union. So each state governs itself, and the federal government is there to protect us as a whole, and help bring arbitration to any issue between members.

So each element of the USA government has a specific role and job, anything beyond that is unnecessary and a waste of time and money.

Let's go over at least in my mind what our roles are.

As citizens we have the responsibilities for voting, paying taxes, paying our bills, and being responsible in the raising of our children.

As state, local, regional government, we have limited specific goals, jobs and budget to help facilitate the growth of businesses and homes in our area. We do this thru lowering taxes, and de-regulating. And to enact experiments to help improve the functioning of the government and enforce the responsibilities of the citizens.

The federal government is there to help deal with inter-state issues, and to encourage the growth of the nation, not thru new laws, regulations and taxes, but learn from the experimentation on the state /local levels and keep focusing on more cost effective, protecting us as a nation. That's about it.

Am I missing anything?