'87 Sir

Thirty years of service ----USNA Class of 1987 '87 Sir

Friday, January 30, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Frickin' Duh- Released Terrorist from Gitmo makes Al Queda Movie

Other than Obambi and the lunatics on the American Left and the American Haters around the world, does ANYONE seem surprised by this?
From Google News:

Two ex-Guantanamo inmates appear in Al-Qaeda video

2 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Two men released from the US "war on terror" prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have appeared in a video posted on a jihadist website, the SITE monitoring service reported.

One of the two former inmates, a Saudi man identified as Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri, or prisoner number 372, has been elevated to the senior ranks of Al-Qaeda in Yemen, a US counter-terrorism official told AFP.

Three other men appear in the video, including Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi, identified as an Al-Qaeda field commander. SITE later said he was prisoner No. 333.

A Pentagon spokesman, Commander Jeffrey Gordon, on Saturday declined to confirm the SITE information.

"We remain concerned about ex-Guantanamo detainees who have re-affiliated with terrorist organizations after their departure," said Gordon.

"We will continue to work with the international community to mitigate the threat they pose," he said.

On the video, al-Shihri is seen sitting with three other men before a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq, the front for Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

"By Allah, imprisonment only increased our persistence in our principles for which we went out, did jihad for, and were imprisoned for," al-Shihri was quoted as saying.

Al-Shiri was transferred from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia in 2007, the US counter-terrorism official said.

The other men in the video are identified as Commander Abu Baseer al-Wahayshi and Abu Hureira Qasm al-Rimi (also known as Abu Hureira al-Sana'ani).

The Defense Department has said as many as 61 former Guantanamo detainees -- about 11 percent of 520 detainees transferred from the detention center and released -- are believed to have returned to the fight.

The latest case highlights the risk the new US administration faces as it moves to empty Guantanamo of its remaining 245 prisoners and close the controversial detention camp within a year.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Weekly Humor

Found this on http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/

Too darn funny...would love to have seen how Al Jazeera reported this....

Thursday, January 22, 2009

March for Life

Well, this is a tad off my usual topics, but important nonetheless. The family and I went to take part in the March for Life today. A significant topic of discussion was the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). Here is a short analysis.

Now I am no Constitutional Lawyer, but there seem to be some serious issues with the Bill of Rights here. Specifically the 1st and 10th Amendments. This seems to be a HUGE overreach into States Rights with the overriding of lawfully voted limits on abortion by the states and an even bigger overreach with the potential limitations on peaceful protests outside abortion mills (or clinics as the pro-abortion clique likes to call them).

Now, although I am no fan of Obambi, I consider he is a pretty smart politician. Picking a huge fight with the Catholic Church and a good chunk of the people who didn't vote for him is not smart when the economy is tanking, wars are ongoing and he just did a very risky action in closing GITMO. But NARAL and Planned Parenthood expect payback for their unwavering support and Obambi may have no choice.

This could be Clinton's Gays in the Military missstep made even worse.

Of course the wildcard in all this is will the Republicans in the Senate have the cajones to fillibuster this to death and allow Obambi to let it fade away this year....we shall see.

Here's my take on things....as they should be.........

How will History Judge Us?

January 22, 2024 – Across from the Supreme Court, Washington DC

NetNews Service Report (NNS-Washington))-The Dedication Ceremony for the Abortion Holocaust Museum was somber today. The crowd of about 50,000 included several members of the Palin Administration, which was instrumental in the final overturning of Roe vs. Wade- the infamous Supreme Court decision from the late 20th century that instituted the holocaust of abortion in the United States for the past 50 years, claiming the lives of almost 100,000,000 victims. The recent amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing the right to life was officially signed into law one year ago on this date by President Bachmann, who served as Vice-President in the previous Administration.
Spokesmen for the Museum described the long history of the fight to end abortion and noted that, ironically, the overreach of the infamous Obama Administration was a key turning point in the struggle. “The fight over the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) really got not only the right to lifers engaged, but a whole host of groups concerned about the coercive nature of the law that essentially did away with key parts of the Constitution,” John Pinkerton told reporters. He went on to say, “The numerous court challenges and protests brought to the nation’s attention the totalitarian nature of the pro-abortion movement. Not to mention, the almost unanimous decision by the Catholic Church to close its extensive network of hospitals and clinics in response to this law made a deep impression on many people, especially the poor served by those medical facilities.” Although many of the provisions relating to peaceful protests outside abortion mills and other free speech issues were struck down by the Supreme Court, the provisions sweeping aside most restrictions on abortion were upheld by a contentious 5-4 ruling.
The end of abortion will likely be traced by many historians to the nuclear attacks on Boston, Dallas, and Denver by Al Queda in the fall of 2011, when terrorists released from Guantanamo Bay by the Obama Administration’s Terrorist Rehabilitation Act of 2010 smuggled Pakistani nuclear weapons into those cities and detonated them simultaneously on September 11, killing almost 800,000 Americans and wounding twice that many. The tepid American response, seeking to avoid violating the sovereignty of the Islamic State of Pakistan, recently taken over by the Taliban after the fall of Afghanistan in 2010, brought a resurgence of Republican candidates into office in 2012, including President Sarah Palin and Vice President Michelle Bachmann, 25 Senators and 80 Representatives. The surprising and highly popular decision by President Palin for the swift destruction of the Pakistani regime and its nuclear weapons using U.S. ground, air, and nuclear forces brought great howls of outrage from most of the world but was considered necessary by the U.S. voters, who widely supported the move.
The complete discreditation of the American left by subsequent investigations tying CAIR, the ACLU and MoveOn.Org to the effort to release the terrorists responsible for the attacks allowed the new Administration to swiftly move to restore the previous Bush Administration policies on counter-terrorism and defense. As an adjunct, President Palin’s outspoken desire for American spiritual and patriotic renewal combined with her swift appointment of 3 Supreme Court justices ensured that Roe vs. Wade was on the demise. The new Republican Congress swiftly overturned FOCA, which was upheld 7-2 by the new Supreme Court and introduced the Right to Life Amendment, as a way to “Thank God for our survival as a nation and renew our sense of dedication to the Founding Principles of this Country” as the opening words of the Bill read.
Many of the new Republican Representatives were members of what has been called the “Abortion Generation” who made impassioned speeches on the House floor describing their views on a “scourge that has wiped out a third of my generation” and “How my mom almost aborted me, but was stopped by the prayers of our parish priest.” Congressional inquiries led to subsequent criminal, racketeering, and civil liability investigations into Planned Parenthood, NOW and NARAL by the Palin Justice Department and the states of Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Texas which led to multiple convictions on separate counts of child endangerment, failure to report statutory rape and conspiracy to commit fraud, leading to the virtual bankruptcy of these organizations on 2021.
By 2022, the required 2/3 of states had ratified the amendment, with California and Massachusetts being among the most vociferous opponents and threatening to nullify the law until President Bachmann threatened to send U.S. Marshalls to arrest any state official not obeying the law. The Mayor of San Francisco, Jesse Jackson IV, was actually arrested briefly in October 2023 when he tried to re-open an abortion clinic, but after the intense debate on the issue, a majority of Americans understood that the time had come for abortion to go the way of slavery in denying a class of citizens their due process. The highly publicized relief work by the Catholic Church and evangelical Christians in Boston, Dallas and Denver helped smooth the passage of the amendment, especially the Catholic Bishop’s decision to reopen an extensive network of hospitals and other services to support long-term care for the thousands of radiation victims. The magnitude of the long-term need to rebuild led the Archbishop of Denver, who was in a meeting in Rome when the city was destroyed to say, “We need every citizen to help rebuild our country, the born and the unborn.” The Museum, built with private funding, has extensive displays detailing the many legal battles, peaceful protests and timelines in the fight to end abortion. Like the Jewish Holocaust Museum in downtown D.C., the museum also has several haunting displays on partial birth abortion, the lingering effects on women who underwent abortions and a particularly poignant display showing 1000 scale model fetuses, each representing 100,000 abortions. The adjoining cultural center offers educational programs and highlights the many ongoing efforts to provide services to unborn children and their mothers.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What a Speech Should Be

I watched Obambi's Inauguration Speech yesterday and was decidedly underwhelmed. Heck, the wife started to doze off. It was not uplifting, inspiring or even catchy. Just boring, boring, boring.

Here's a speech you didn't see on NBCABCCBSCNNMSNBC..etc.

If you want to see what a REAL Inaugural Speech is, here's one

Or here is, what is arguably, the greatest Inaugural Speech in American History, (Sorry no YouTube in 1865)

At this second appearing to take the oath of the presidential office, there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement, somewhat in detail, of a course to be pursued, seemed fitting and proper. Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been constantly called forth on every point and phase of the great contest which still absorbs the attention, and engrosses the energies of the nation, little that is new could be presented. The progress of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as well known to the public as to myself; and it is, I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to all. With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.

On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago, all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war. All dreaded it--all sought to avert it. While the inaugeral [sic] address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war--seeking to dissole [sic] the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.

One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it. Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces; but let us judge not that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; that of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has his own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!" If we shall suppose that American Slavery is one of those offences which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South, this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offence came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a Living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope--fervently do we pray--that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether"

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.

Abraham Lincoln
(the real one, not the faux one in the White House now)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration or Coronation or Just an aBOMBAnation

Started watching some of the coverage today on the coronation of Obamasseah and I must say that isn't it a little ironic that Jesus Christ came into Jerusalem with only a donkey, a cloak and some palm branches and did more good for humanity in one week that Obambi will EVER do? Just a thought.

I personally can't wait to see if there is any cake under the frosting, and when or if, Americans will realize that although they elected the first African-American President, they also elected a machine politician from the most corrupt urban political machine in the country who hasn't had to make a tough decision his entire life, i.e. one that could involve life and death for American troops, spies, etc.

I also hope I am still alive when George W. Bush has taken his place alongside Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan as reviled in office but redeemed by history. It will probably take longer than Reagan's 20 years or Truman's 40 years, but history will show that George W. Bush firmly put us on the road to victory over Islamofacism. Assuming that Obambi doesn't blow it and we get absorbed into the caliphate during his second term.

There was a great deal that George did that I didn't agree with, immigration to be sure, but he was ABSOLUTELY right in everything he did to keep us safe after 9/11. More importantly, he set the bar very high and now Obambi has no choice but to try and meet that bar, because, no matter what kinda domestic agenda he tries to get passed, one major terrorist attack on American soil and Barry O is done, cooked, stick a fork in him. The American people will not forgive a Moveon.Org approach to keeping us safe if Mustafa blows up a mall or crashes planes into more buildings.

What will make me happier is when Nancy Pelosi fades to the footnote in history that she will be as the most failed, partisan and divisive Speaker of the House in modern American history. Harry Reid, well, he will be lucky if he gets reelected, he probably won't even get a footnote, which is fine with me, too.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This is tooooo darn funny. If you have a sense of humor, are a Navy fan, and are a little demented. Which probably explains why I chuckled.

Thanks NavalGrad

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Prediction Is Already Starting to Play Out

Well, just as I predicted in my previous post the leftys are already calling for defeat in Afghanistan. Oh, they're not actually calling it a "quagmire" yet, but they will, believe me. The fact that Obambi and his cohorts want to spend billyuns and billyuns (as Carl Sagan would say it) on a "stimulus package" and "tax cuts" for people who don't pay taxes means that the call to "bring the boys home to pay for pressing domestic matters" will get louder as time and casualties go on.

Of course, I could be wrong, but I doubt it..ever since JFK or really FDR, Defeatocrats have been uncomfortable using American Power decisively (ala LBJ) to achieve American goals..