Sunday, June 25, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006 4:02 p.m. EDT
Peter King: Prosecute New York Times
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee urged the Bush administration Sunday to seek criminal charges against The New York Times for reporting on a secret financial-monitoring program used to trace terrorists.
Rep. Peter King blasted the newspaper's decision last week to report that the Treasury Department was working with the CIA to examine messages within a massive international database of money-transfer records. more...
From an Unknown Author
FROM A FARM KID,
Dear Ma and Pa:
I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minh by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before maybe all of the places are filled.
I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly , but am getting so I like to sleep late.
Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water.
Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc, but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food plus yours holds you till when you get fed again.
It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much. We go on "route marches", which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different. A "route march" is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks. The country is nice but awful flat.
The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Capt. is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you none.
This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.
Then we have what they call hand-to hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home.
I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in
Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.
Your loving daughter,
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
FOIA request filed to expose plans for 'North American union'
Author Jerome Corsi filed a Freedom of Information Act request yesterday asking for full disclosure of the activities of an office implementing a trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada that apparently could lead to a North American union, despite having no authorization from Congress.
As WorldNetDaily reported, the White House has established working groups, under the North American Free Trade Agreement office in the Department of Commerce, to implement the Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP, signed by President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Texas, March 23, 2005. more...
After Socrates was convicted by a court of questionable charges, his friends planned to break him out of his jail in Athens. But the philosopher refused to flee. Instead, he insisted that a citizen who lived in a consensual society should not pick and choose which laws he finds convenient to obey.
Selective compliance, Socrates warned, would undermine the moral integrity of the entire legal system, ensuring anarchy. And so, as Plato tells us, the philosopher accepted the court's death sentence and drank the deadly hemlock.
Socrates' final lesson about the sanctity of the law is instructive now in our current debate over illegal immigration.
There are, of course, many objections to illegal immigration besides that it is against the law: Unlawful workers undermine the wages of our own citizen entry-level workers. Employers who depend on imported labor find common ground with ethnic chauvinists; they both exploit a large, vulnerable and unassimilated constituency. And security analysts warn us that it is insane to allow a 2,000-mile open border at a time when terrorist infiltrators are planning to kill us. more...
May they Rest in Peace.
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A senior Iraqi military official said Tuesday the bodies of two missing U.S. soldiers have been found near the town where they went missing, but the U.S. military said it could not confirm the report. more...
Monday, June 19, 2006
By Ronald Kessler
June 20, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Now that Karl Rove has been told he won't be indicted in the CIA leak case, it's useful to recall who the real culprit was.
On July 14, 2003, columnist Robert Novak named Valerie Plame, the wife of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, as an "agency operative" as a way of explaining why the CIA chose to send Wilson to Niger to look into claims that Saddam Hussein was seeking to buy uranium from that country. Novak's source, whom he described privately as being in the White House, told him Wilson was sent because he was married to Plame, who worked for the CIA. Another official confirmed her CIA affiliation to Novak. more...
Thursday, June 15, 2006
A backdoor plan to thwart the electoral college
Some states try to ensure that the winner of popular vote becomes president.Some states try to ensure that the winner of popular vote becomes president.
It's a repeat of the 2000 election in which one contender, Democrat Al Gore, took the majority of the national popular vote, while the other, Republican George W. Bush, clinched the most electoral college votes and, hence, the presidency. more...
Demands full disclosure of White House work with Mexico, Canad
Responding to a WorldNetDaily report, Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., is demanding the Bush administration fully disclose the activities of an office implementing a trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada that apparently could lead to a North American union, despite having no authorization from Congress.
As WND reported, the White House has established working groups, under the North American Free Trade Agreement office in the Department of Commerce, to implement the Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP, signed by President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Texas, March 23, 2005. more...
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
I am not necessarily against this, but the “non-information” on this is a little suspect.
I do not consider this as the formation of a “
By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
Despite having no authorization from Congress, the Bush administration has launched extensive working-group activity to implement a trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada.
The membership of the working groups has not been published, nor has their work product been disclosed, despite two years of massive effort within the executive branches of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
The groups, working under the North American Free Trade Association office in the Department of Commerce, are to implement the Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP, signed by President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Texas, on March 23, 2005. more...
Karl Rove is the cream de la cream of political strategist, as we all know. Were I a Democrat, I would fear him also. However, even Patrick Fitzgerald has yielded that Rove is not a criminal. This does not surprise me. Rove takes calculated risks, but he is not a fool. He will not lie to achieve the goals for President Bush. Unlike a previous administration…
Top White House aide Karl Rove has been told by prosecutors he won't be charged with any crimes in the investigation into the leak of a CIA officer's identity, his lawyer said Tuesday, lifting a heavy burden from one of President Bush's most trusted advisers.
Attorney Robert Luskin said that special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald informed him of the decision on Monday, ending months of speculation about the fate of Rove, the architect of Bush's 2004 re-election now focused on stopping Democrats from capturing the House or Senate in this November's elections. more...
Monday, June 12, 2006
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Have a Laugh!
Thursday, June 08, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaida's leader in Iraq who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and kidnappings, has been killed in an air strike, United States and Iraqi officials said Thursday, adding that his identity was confirmed by fingerprints and a look at his face.
It was a major victory in the U.S.-led war in Iraq and the broader war on terror. more...
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Canadian law enforcement officials should be proud of busting a reputed Islamic terrorist network that may span seven nations. Instead, our northern neighbors are trying their damnedest to whitewash the jihadi ties that bind the accused plotters and their murder-minded peers around the world.
We live on a doomed continent of ostriches. more...
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
It was 62 years ago that US Rangers stormed the cliffs of Pointe Du Hoc near Omaha Beach. And as the veterans of that day grow oh so gray and bent, mere shadows of the lithe and limber youths who pulled themselves up the jagged bluffs, one hand over another, their comrades falling all about them, we are reminded that the word “courage” came alive that day. more...
Monday, June 05, 2006
True, it is only Monday, and Warren Riley has already earned this most prestigious award. Thank you Chief Riley. You have inspired me to present this award weekly.
If anyone cares to participate, please have your nominations to me by Thursday afternoon.
This arrogant SOB! I was listening to WWL Radio the other day when Chief Riley made this statement. Maybe now some people can understand the problems with the NOPD, when you have blatant disregard for the Second Amendment, no less coming from the Commander. This is like a horse race; the speed of the leader is the speed of the group. Let’s take the guns, but don’t shoot the looters!
NOPD = NOT OUR PROBLEM DUDE
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Useful Idiots - Republished
By Max Creel
The Max Factor
Originally published 18 July 2005
Vladimir Lenin once described sympathizers in the West as "useful idiots". He stated the idiots were too busy running public relations for the Soviet Union to realize they were pawns for the Communist. Much of this holds true today concerning the War on Terrorism.
Think about the recent statements by some prominent liberals; Senators Richard Durbin (D) Il, Ted Kennedy (D) Mass., Rep. Nancy Peloci (D) CA, the MSM (D) Everywhere, etc. They are all running public relations for the terrorist. They are also acting as an ad hoc propaganda machine for our enemy. There comments are being widely read and viewed by the Muslim world on Al Jazeera, serving as a rally cry for the terrorist. Also, the numerous Leftwing Blog’s that support the left’s position. Their articles are nothing more than a constant flow of "unjust war", and phony "prisoner abuse" stories. They are in fact undermining our war efforts, knowingly or unknowingly. They appear to be performing beyond expectations of even the Jihadist. Mohammed could not be more proud were he alive today.
The MSM, along with their Liberal chums, are undermining our country and our very way of life.
To have a view in opposition of the government and to debate these issues are fundamentally American. However, there vitriolic statements, speeches, reporting and op-ed.’s have no reasonable bounds.
The statements made by Sen. Richard Durbin, widely published around the world and cheered on al-Jazerra, are just one recent primary example of inflammatory statements made by the left. Let’s revisit some of Sen. Durbin’s statements entered into the Congressional Record on June 14th, 2005:"If I read (FBI agent’s report) this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime--Pol Pot or others--that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners."(Note: This report has not been confirmed and is a Raw report (not cross checked).
Sen. Durbin leaves little doubt that he knowingly participated in the campaign to undermine our military and President’s war policy. He only apologized to the one’s who felt offended. I presume the terrorist were not offended.
Another example of this phenomenon is the Liberal MSM ‘s complicity in their refusal to call a spade a spade. The terrorist that are fighting in Iraq are just that: TERRORIST! Not insurgents. One definition of insurgents is: a person(s)(group) who revolts against civil authority or an established government; especially : a rebel not recognized as a belligerent.Terrorist is defined as: violence (as bombing) committed by a person or groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demands. The latter assuredly pertains to our current circumstances in Iraq. Another illustration is the BBC calling the London attacks last week as being performed by "terrorist". It was not long that the reference term was changed to "bombers".
The leftwing Clinton Administration treated the terror problem as a legal issue, therefore legal solutions were the answer. Clinton simply did not want to engage in anything remotely attached to terrorism. He raised the sword in his rhetoric, but never stabbed the beast. All done with the full support of the MSM and congressional Democrats.
But perhaps the greatest demonstration of the lefts collusion is the daily negative reporting regarding the war in Iraq. They fail miserably in stating the true picture. When was the last time any one of them reported the latest hospital or school that has been opened or a new power plant coming on line? When do you ever see the smiling faces of locals and our troops having a meal together in their homes, or show a video or print a picture of an Iraqi shaking hands with a soldier and thanking them. I could go on; but my point has been made. If you want to see the positive effects of this war, watch Col. Oliver North’s "War Stories" on Fox News Channel or check out the Military Channel. Both are on cable/satellite.
With so many new medium outlets today, the MSM and Democratic Party are entering a ‘black hole’. The gravitational pull has them, so not even their ‘light’ will escape in the end. I am proud to be part of one of these new mediums.
The terrorist have surely taken a page from Lenin’s thoughts. Maybe I titled this op-ed incorrectly. Perhaps "Useful Infidels"?
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Katrina - My Story
This will be a trilogy, to include this article, what I think went right or wrong and a human interest story that I personally lived. I decided the human interest story should be posted last to leave a positive impact for those who may face this situation in the future.
I hope you enjoy this article.
Please visit Aubrey's Photo Journal here. It is a great account of the devistation following Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina – My Story
I became concerned about this hurricane long before it struck Florida. All the conditions were right for this storm to become a monster. The Gulf of Mexico was warmer than usual and the Loop Current was warmer and further north than usual. As an old sailor, I kept a sharp eye out for this storm.
As Katrina entered the Gulf, it was very apparent that the Louisiana and Mississippi Coast were going to be hit. As the storm gathered strength and began moving WNW, it sealed the fate of thousands.
We left our home Saturday, the 27th about 10 AM, heading to Tunica, Mississippi. I was fortunate enough to have made hotel reservations on the Internet early that day. We caravanned in three vehicles. What is usually a seven-hour ride turned to over ten. Fuel was another concern, but we were able to get what we needed.
Upon arrival in Tunica, it was time to wait and watch. The storm moved so slowly that we had too much time to contemplate the devastation it would cause wherever it landed. In Tunica, we met some of the most wonderful and kindest people I have ever had the pleasure meeting. This includes evacuees also. But, that is another story in itself that I will write about it in the last of this three part series.
By late Sunday evening, Katrina was destroying my home town of Venice, Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi River. At the time, I did not know if some of my extended family, that lived there, had evacuated the area or not. Some of them can be very stubborn at times. (I later found out that all of them had evacuated.)
I watched TV most of the night keeping track of the storm, catching a nap in the wee hours. By 0500 I was awake again as the storm was pounding New Orleans and the surrounding area, all the while watching the story unfold live. All of my immediate family lives in Slidell, La. We knew that Slidell was going to get a direct hit. All we could do was watch Katrina’s progress, pray and wonder.
By the afternoon of the 29th, New Orleans was devastated. I watched film footage of a housing area known as East Over. I had worked on building several houses there not long before Katrina. East Over was devastated, totally flooded. This area is an affluent part of New Orleans East. As I watched the TV, I could see many areas of the city I know well. There was no place untouched by this hurricane in the city.
After the storm passed, I could tell the water was not receding. As I watched Canal Street water levels rising, there was only one explanation. There had to be breaks in the levee system. This was confirmed the next day, of course.
As we watched TV constantly, waiting on news of Slidell, we could only wonder if the house was still there. It was Wednesday before we received any news. We had seen footage of the devastated I-10 Twin Span that connects New Orleans and Slidell. The footage also showed Eden Isles and Oak Harbor subdivisions, most underwater. Then we saw downtown Slidell with about two feet of water. We still knew nothing of our home. All we could do was wait.
My oldest son called Wednesday night and told us he was heading to Slidell and would call us when he was near. He called early Thursday morning, said house was well, and he was going to find out what he could about his friends and girlfriend’s homes. His girlfriend lives closer to Lake Pontchartrain than we do. Her home had 4-1/2 feet of water and was still flooded.
My Brother-in-Law and I proceeded to Slidell early Thursday morning. We took with us several gasoline cans and also firearms for personal protection. We knew there was much looting in the entire area. What we found upon our arrival was shocking. Thousands of trees down, power lines, missing roofs, you name it. But, we were fortunate as our house had superficial damage. A few shingles were missing, our wooden fence was down, a missing shutter and some trees in the yard were down too. We were fortunate. So many others were not. I know many people that lost everything.
The house had no power, but did have water. We had no idea when the power would be restored, so we headed toward Baton Rouge for what turned out to be a fruitless search for a hotel room. I want to thank Wal-Mart on College Drive in Baton Rouge for their hospitality and use of their parking lot. Before returning to Slidell, we picked up some provisions for our elderly neighbor, who did not evacuate and would not leave. In the end, she did well.
We returned to Slidell on Friday morning to gather some more items we might need. At the time we had no idea when we could return home. My Brother-in-Law had a trailer he used for hauling his four-wheeler for hunting trips. Since we had about $1500 worth of meat and other food items in the freezer, we loaded it and returned to Tunica on Friday night. We were in Tunica for another week.
On Friday, September 9th, my Brother-in-Law and I decided to go back to Slidell to see what the situation was. Power had been restored, water was still on and the sewer was working. By this time, the National Guard had set up station, dispersing water, ice and MRE’s, so we stocked up on these items. The house was livable, although shopping and other necessities of life would be a challenge.
I remained behind to guard the house, began cleaning the yard, cleaned the freezers and refrigerators and tried to bring some order to life again. I had everything I needed; .357 cal. with two speed loaders, MRE’s, water and ice. My Brother-in-Law returned to Tunica to bring the rest of the family home on Monday, September 12th.
Our life has been back to normal for some time now, but so many I know are not even close to that. There are so many displaced people. But as stated earlier, God spared our family.