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Friday, October 30, 2009

Founders' Daily Quote(s): 10/26-30/09

Monday, October 26, 2009.
"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. ... How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?" --John Adams, Diary, 1778

Tue. 10/27.
"Religion in a Family is at once its brightest Ornament & its best Security." --Samuel Adams, letter to Thomas Wells, 1780

Wed. 10/28.
"What is it that affectionate parents require of their Children; for all their care, anxiety, and toil on their accounts? Only that they would be wise and virtuous, Benevolent and kind." --Abigail Adams, letter to John Quincy Adams, 1783

Thu. 10/29.
"It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness." --James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791

Fri. 10/30.
"The most important consequence of marriage is, that the husband and the wife become in law only one person... Upon this principle of union, almost all the other legal consequences of marriage depend. This principle, sublime and refined, deserves to be viewed and examined on every side." --James Wilson, Of the Natural Rights of Individuals, 1792

Source: Patriot

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Video Potpourri 10/29/09

These videos were posted on October 29th, but I am just getting around to posting them here. I have been busy, so please forgive me for being late. Thanks.

New Videos from ReasonTV.
  •'s Radicals for Capitalism: Celebrating the Enduring Legacy of Ayn Rand.
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    New Videos from unclejimbomadcity.
  • F John Kerry on Afghanistan- Allow me to disconcur.
  • Tribal Areas of Pakistan.

  • New Videos from RestrainedNoMore.
  • Nurse Betty Does Hollywood.

  • New Videos from machosauceproduction.
  • Victicrat.

  • May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Truth, Justice And The American Way

    This audio/video speaks for itself as to why we need to protect our borders.

    In case something should happen to the video, here is the link to YouTube.

    Hat tip: ALIPAC1.

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    Myths And Facts 10/28/09

    Eli E. Hertz has sent this email which I find so revealing. It is amazing as to how much we choose to forget and how much others choose to cherry pick the words the need to fit their own agenda.
    Today, fifteen years after signing the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty and 14 years after his tragic death, Yitzhak Rabin was lauded by President Barack Obama as a man of peace and courage, who "demonstrated that a commitment to communication, cooperation, and genuine reconciliation can help change the course of history."

    The following excerpts from Rabin's last public speech to the Knesset just days before he was murdered reveal Rabin's true realistic vision:

    The Knesset (Parliament) October 5, 1995

    "Here, in the land of Israel, we returned and built a nation. Here, in the land of Israel, we established a state. The land of the prophets, which bequeathed to the world the values of morality, law and justice, was, after two thousand years, restored to its lawful owners - the members of the Jewish people. On its land, we have built an exceptional national home and state.

    "We view the permanent solution in the framework of [the] State of Israel which will include most of the area of the Land of Israel as it was under the rule of the British Mandate, and alongside it a Palestinian entity which will be a home to most of the Palestinian residents living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

    "We will not return to the 4 June 1967 lines.

    "First and foremost, united Jerusalem ... as the capital of Israel, under Israeli sovereignty.

    "The security border of the State of Israel will be located in the Jordan Valley ... The establishment of blocs of settlements in Judea and Samaria, like the one in Gush Katif.

    "We had to choose between the whole of the land of Israel ... and a state with less territory, but which would be a Jewish state. We chose to be a Jewish state.

    "We ... committed ourselves before the Knesset, not to uproot a single settlement in the framework of the interim agreement, and not to hinder building for natural growth.

    "We are aware of the fact that the Palestinian Authority has not - up until now - [E.H., and never thereafter] honored its commitment to change the Palestinian Covenant, and that all of the promises on this matter have not been kept. I would like to bring it to the attention of the members of the house that I view these changes as a supreme test of the Palestinian Authority's willingness and ability, and the changes required will be an important and serious touchstone vis-a'-vis the continued implementation of the agreement as a whole."

    Rabin's vision essentially incorporated the principles of Israel as both a Jewish state, and as a state living in "Peace within secure and recognized boundaries" as stated in UN Security Council Resolution 242.
    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    News, Quotes, Videos

    Below you will find links to articles I've written or posted and links to articles someone else has written that I thought might interest you. Also, I wanted to keep them for my own reading. *heh* Have a blessed day.

    If you are looking for some great music for your listening pleasure. If you are planning a Tea Party, please contact them and inquire about a copy of a tune. These are very cool dudes, so be nice and promote their music! These guys are also excellent singers. Please take a listen. The name of the band is Backbone. Exactly what congresscritters need!

    For those of you whom are medically minded, Epidemic influenza and vitamin D and On the epidemiology of influenza.

    Founders' Daily Quote(s): 9/7-11/09.
    Founders' Daily Quote(s): 9/14-18/09.
    Founders' Daily Quote(s): 9/21-25/09.
    Founders' Daily Quote(s): 10/5-9/09.
    Founders' Daily Quote(s): 10/12-16/09.

    This is a video of when Prime Minister Netanyahu was Fox News and discussed the courage of the Iranian p eouple for standing up to Ahmedinejad. Something Obama has yet to do. Unbelievable Courage. 9/23/09. Hat tip: Winston.

    Now for my subscriptions over at YouTube:
    New Videos from ReasonTV.
    Libertarian Party Chairman William Redpath Tells All. 9:53.
    When Cops Play Doctor: How the drug war punishes pain patients. 5:35.

    New Videos from machosauceproduction.
    Message From Donut.

    MoxNewsDotCom has so many articles that I'm just going to give you their URL, and you can go visit them. They have many good videos, but I don't have the space! MoxNewsDotCom.

    New Video from UncleJimboCity.
    F John Kerry on Afghanistan- Allow me to disconcur. This one is great! (Not that the others aren't, I just really like his.) 3:17.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    News And Videos

    Since I am still trying to bring my inbox into control, I am going to limit what I say. (I can talk for a long time, so I shouldn't start. *heh*)

    Bloggers News.
    ACLU sues America’s most popular sheriff. Hat tip: Stop the ACLU. 8/19/09.
    The ACLU Thinks It Has Beaten Sheriff Joe. Hat tip: Stop the ACLU. 10/27/09.
    ACLU Still Fighting George Bush! Un-freakin-believable. Then again, not so unbelievable, considering the source. Hat tip: Stop the ACLU. 10/27/09.
    North Korea Shows Clenched Fist. Hat tip: Uncle Jimbo @ Blackfive. 8/29/09.
    Islamists Dodge Real Debate on Terminology, by Sid Shahid. [He is the director of research and publication of AIFD.] Hat tip: AIFD. 9/2/09.
    At the core of the post-9/11 "war of ideas" is the battle over terminology. It would seem that Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser struck a nerve with the powers that be at CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) when he took the Obama administration to task for its abandonment of the phrase "war on terror" and its myopic focus on al-Qaeda, rather than the broader ideology behind it. In that criticism Dr. Jasser states: [Continue reading.]

    Interview with Buzz Patterson.
    David Jeffers is the father of Sgt. Eddie Jeffers who lost his life defending America in the Iraq War. Here are a few words of his:
    I can’t believe the Hope Rides Alone Family Reunion Banquet is almost here! Today I had the pleasure of doing a radio interview with our keynote speaker, who carried the nuclear football for Bill Clinton, best selling author and personal friend Buzz Patterson.
    Eddie is well loved and missed.

    Video-rama. 8/20/09.
    Parental Rights Amendment 10-and-2 Program. Hat tip: Parental Rights and Michael Fell. 8/23/09

    New Videos from ReasonTV:
    British MEP Daniel Hannan on the NHS, Enoch Powell, and His Libertarian Plan for Britain.
    Author Michela Wrong on Kenyan corruption and tragedy of post-colonial Africa.

    New Videos from idfnadesk:
    Hezbollah Operatives attacked by Lebanese Villagers. [YEAH!]

    New Videos from machosauceproduction:
    Time to get ill.
    It's About Time!
    A Meeting With Nancy.

    8.28.09 Tea Party Patriots rally. Hat tip: Sarah Bond & wwwSAC828. 9/1/09.

    I started this gathering of news last night, and it is now after midnight again. Onward to the next gathering. I hope you enjoy something that I've provided for you. Have a blessed day.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Monday, October 26, 2009

    Vets For Freedom: Call To Action Nov. 5th

    It is my honor to pass on this information for our Vets. These men and women have fought very faithfully and through many hardships and terrors to keep us alive and free. Now it is our turn to make sure this war is not lost.

    Please go to DC on the 5th of November and/or donate whatever you are able so a Veteran may have the benefit of looking these critters in the eyes and explaining to them in person and in plain English why it is so very important to gather the grit it takes to win this Victory.

    Yes, Victory is possible and we shall achieve it. Now we just have to get these critters out of the way!
    Sign Up to Show Up on November 5th in Washington, DC.

    Dear Vets for Freedom members:

    Last year, Vets for Freedom brought hundreds of veterans to Capitol Hill to support General Petraeus and the Iraq Surge. The result, our commanders and troops on the battlefield got the resources they needed, and we're winning the war in Iraq.

    Now, we must do the same for the troops in Afghanistan! You signed our petition calling on President Obama to "Give the Generals What They Need," now join us on Capitol Hill to support General McChrystal.

    This is another call to action. We are asking every Afghanistan veteran, and other veterans, who believe in defeating America's enemies to converge on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday, November 5. It's time for the warfighters to tell their representatives--face to face--to give the Commanders what they need.

    CLICK HERE to SIGN UP to join us in Washington, DC on November 5th! The sooner you sign up, the sooner we can schedule meetings for you!

    We all hope that President Obama makes the right decision, by heeding the advice of his commanders and "surging" in Afghanistan. But in order to ensure he does--and shore up support for a troop increase in Congress--it is important to make our voices heard.

    We will meet with Republicans and Democrats alike, making the case for a properly resourced counterinsurgency campaign, that allows the U.S. to defeat the Taliban and Al Qaeda, complete the mission, and bring the troops home in victory.

    SIGN UP NOW! More details are provided on the sign up page.

    If you can't make it to Washington, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DONATE. We hope to raise enough money--from the supporters of Vets for Freedom--to ensure that everyone who makes the trip is reimbursed at some level. Every dollar donated to Vets for Freedom between now and November 5 will go directly to covering travel costs of veterans.

    Lastly, please forward this email to everyone you know. Post it on your blog. Print it out and hand it out to friends. Get the word out, so we can get as many veterans on Capitol Hill as possible.

    This is our mission. This is our moment. Join Vets for Freedom on Capitol Hill and do your part to support our commanders and troops in Afghanistan.

    See you on the 5th!

    Pete Hegseth
    Vets for Freedom, Chairman and Executive Director

    P.S. Please consider DONATING to cover the travel cost of a veteran. Every dollar you give will go to covering the cost of travel for a veteran.
    Keep up the great work Pete, and Godspeed to all of our fellows and gals. Thank you.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Cross-posted @ Talon, TownHall, TCU and SGP. Digg! Digg!

    Friday, October 23, 2009

    Many Videos & LB Patriots News

    I came upon this news video and thought it might add a bit more traffice than most videos, but was I ever surprised at just how many! I hope you enjoy all these people and new ones, too.

    New Videos from ReasonTV.

    New Videos from machosauceproduction.

    New Videos from MoxNewsDotCom. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    New Videos from MoxNewsDotCom's Favorites.

    This is the link to what I just wrote over at the Long Beach Patriots: New Group For Members. 10/24.

    Founders' Daily Quote(s): 10/19-23/09

    Monday, October 19, 2009.
    "More permanent and genuine happiness is to be found in the sequestered walks of connubial life than in the giddy rounds of promiscuous pleasure." --George Washington, letter to the Marquis de la Rourie, 1786

    Tue. 10/20.
    "Every thing useful and beneficial to man, seems to be connected with obedience to the laws of his nature, the inclinations, the duties, and the happiness of individuals, resolve themselves into customs and habits, favourable, in the highest degree, to society. In no case is this more apparent, than in the customs of nations respecting marriage." --Samuel Williams, The Natural and Civil History of Vermont, 1794

    Wed. 10/21.
    "The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love; the Source of all that endearing Tenderness and Affection which arises from Relation and Affinity; the grand Point of Property; the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion; and, to sum up all, the Appointment of infinite Wisdom for these great and good Purposes." --Benjamin Franklin, Rules and Maxims for Promoting Matrimonial Happiness, 1730

    Thu. 10/22.
    "I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one's life, the foundation of happiness or misery." --George Washington, letter to Burwell Bassett, 1785

    Fri. 10/23.
    "Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards." --Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1738

    Best advice yet. ha.

    Source: Patriot

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    American Islamic Forum for Democracy News

    Doctor M. Zuhdi Jasser is one of the American Muslims who has been trying to get out the message about the threats that we face these days. He also has e-mail alerts for other articles he comes across. His website provides daily news, and I highly recommend it for this news. So without further ado:

    The Creeping Homegrown Threat.
    The arrest of seven North Carolinians on conspiracy charges shows how the U.S. is becoming like Europe, where homegrown terror plots get stopped- or not- seemingly every week.

    by Steven Emerson
    The Daily Beast.
    August 2, 2009

    This week's arrest of seven North Carolina residents, including Daniel Boyd and his two sons, on charges of supporting terrorism and conspiracy to commit murder abroad, showed how the problem of homegrown Islamic terrorism is far more rampant than the media or the public is aware of. Continue reading.
    There is a list of arrests and convictions/trial dates in this article that you may have missed due to all the other news about healthcare nonsense. There is much to worry about, but do not be so worried so that you are paralyzed. We are going to make it through this.

    It is now 3:28 am Thursday, and this should do it for the month of August with AIFD's e-mails. Wheh! Have a blessed day.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009


    I have been putting off doing a lot of the work I still need to do to get caught up, but I've been doing the most recent posts. Well, maybe a couple. I have gotten my inbox down to less than 300 emails! That is an accomplishment within itself, since it went up to over 400.

    Between the Tea Parties, calling and emailing Washington and Sacramento, feeling overwhelmed and then guilty about not posting, I've made a decision to let you know that I will have to post the news I've been waiting to post and link them to one post as I did before. I think I shall do this weekly, rather than monthly, because there are just too many.

    I'm really grateful that you've been coming back to see if I've written something new. I don't want to let you down, and I won't. Once I'm all caught up, this is not going to happen again. I just have to get to that magical, far-away fantasy of being all caught up! ;)

    Thank you for patience. Right now I'm going to watch NCIS. I know, but I really like this show. It will halp me to relax so I can get back to work. (I work at night.) Have a blessed evening everyone, and I shall see you on the other side of the moon...

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    UN Watch

    This is a short video (3:06) showing Col. Kemp speaking in front of the UN Human Rights Committee. What he says in this short time is more than most of the others will say in a lifetime. Take a listen.

    Just in case the video is not working at the moment, here is the link to YouTube.

    Yes indeed. Mistakes happen. Would you like to go jail for every fender you've bumped? No, it doesn't have the same impact, you're right. Let's raise the stakes. Would you like to go to jail for every child you run over with your car accidentally?

    What does it matter which method you use, the child is still dead. Your's was out of negligence, Israel's is out of self-defense.

    Hey, before you Arabs who claim to be Palestinians (this is what the JEWISH people were known as throughout history) start in on me, consider this. YOUR OWN PEOPLE THROW THESE CHILDRED IN FRONT OF BOMBS. They hide like little cowards in civillian crowds. Chickens.

    Talk to them first. Stop them first. Then come and we can discuss who is at fault here. You don't fool me, so go away. I have better things to do with my time than to argue with you, like cleaning out the kitty littler box!

    Hat tip: HumanRightsUN and Children Of Jewish Holocaust Survivors (CJHSLA).

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again. Digg! Digg!

    Monday, October 19, 2009

    Nazis, The UN, Jihadis, And Israel

    First it was the Nazis, then it was the UN (and still is), now it is the jihadis that are using what they purport to 'laws' against the Jewish people in order to delegitimize them as people and then to exterminate. I choose to stand with Israel. Which side are you on? The side of good and righteousness, or the side of the terrorists? There are no third sides. You cannot sit this one out. It is happening, and history will not allow you the comfort of ignorance.

    Italics and bold are mine.
    The United Nations apply a Nazi legal system on the Jews
    It is becoming common practise for nation states and non-nation actors to apply legal means to achieve political results.

    Known as 'lawfare' these methods have been increasingly applied against Israel.

    They are being used as yet another weapon in their armoury to eliminate the Jewish state.
    As such, their roots reach back to wartime Germany. Their ultimate application is eerily similar to that created by the Nazis.

    Back in the dark days of European history Nazi Germany operated a legal system that gave legitimacy to the machinations of the Third Reich.

    The raison d-etre for the Nazi anti-Semitic programs were to remove a stain to world peace, namely the Jews, and to create a new world order.

    When Hitler condemned the Jews for all of the world's woes German jurisprudence rubber stamped the measures demanded by its leaders.

    The Jews, they claimed, were guilty of the most heinous crimes against humanity and laws were established to deal with these Jewish criminals.

    It became legal to deprive Jews of work, to make them wear the Yellow Star, to herd them into Ghettos, to deprive them of their property, to transport them to the death camps, and to execute them.

    This was all performed under a veneer of a legal respectability, that everyone involved in this genocide was obeying his duty in law and, therefore, upholding the legal rulings that applied in the territories controlled by Germany.

    Records were kept at each stage of the deligitimisation and extermination of the Jews. These records showed that the law was being enforced. The book-keeping was part of the legal system that proved, in Nazi eyes, that everything was being done in a legally-acceptable and systematically transparent manner. German courts upheld the fragmentation of Jewish society and its elimination as required by Nazi law.

    Few dared question whether the Jews were truly guilty as charged. The law, and the resultant punishment, took its course - and the rest is history.

    At various stages of the 'legal' genocide of the Jews, whether in the Ghettos or the concentration camps, the Germans employed Jews to enforce their actions.

    The horrors of the Holocaust should have buried the notion that Jews are the enemy of the world and are easy prey to fanatics and their supporters.
    Sadly, the old hatred was merely dormant. It has re awoken in a different form and has found itself coalescing under the auspices of the United Nations.

    The year is 2009 and it is happening, again, before our very eyes.

    [Continue reading The View From Here.]
    Please read the rest of that of that post before continuing. It angers me to no end to know that some people still believe we can actually sit a bully down with its victim and come to a viable agreement that won't be broken the instant these people turn their eyes away. Why do we have prisons?

    Why not just have a murderer apologize to the other family members and go on his merry way? Oh? Is it because he is more likely than not to commit the same crime against another victim? Or is it because it is the right thing to do? What about justice for the first victim? The silent ones rarely receive justice while the loudmouths get more unjust justice than all the just juctice combined. Where did all these people with no sense of right and wrong come from?

    Don't tell me it's the '60's generation, I don't buy that. Why not? Because it's been happening throughout mankind. Please also read his comments on the Goldstone Report. What a joke that turned out to be, and you want to deal with these 'people'? I would expect nothing less from you than to demand the truth. After all, what is justice without truth?

    Hat tip: Children Of Jewish Holocaust Survivors (CJHSLA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the promotion of Western values against the dual threats of complacency at home and political Islam abroad.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again. Digg! Digg!

    Saturday, October 17, 2009

    Spitzer's Political Attack On Chamber Of Commerce

    For Release: Immediate
    Contact: David Almasi or Devon Carlin e-mail to schedule an interview with Tom Borelli

    Elliot Spitzer Attack on U.S. Chamber of Commerce is Left-Wing Politics at its Worst

    Statement of Free Enterprise Project Director Tom Borelli

    Washington D.C.: This statement was issued today by Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the Free Enterprise Project:

    "Elliot Sptizer's commentary in Slate ("Chamber of Horrors") calling for state pension funds to pressure corporations to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reminds us of his past efforts to climb the political ladder on the backs of business executives.

    Instead of worrying about the Chamber, state officials should be investigating pension funds for potential conflicts of interest and using their shareholder standing to advance the left-wing agenda.

    Spitzer's commentary exposes the left-wing strategy of using public money to advance its cause. Spitzer's political motivation is clear: because the Chamber is fighting cap-and-trade and "Card Check" they need to be taken out.

    While Attorney General of New York, Spitzer used the power of the state and his sharp elbows to loot business leaders of their property and reputation.

    Spitzer's legal assault against former New York Stock Exchange head Dick Grasso serves as a prime example. In this case, New York was forced in to a drawn-out legal battle because Grasso and Ken Langone -- a NYSE board member -- refused to genuflect at Spitzer's altar.

    Spitzer's investigation "included 1,454 hours of depositions" and, ironically, he attacked Grasso's personal life. Spitzer deposed Grasso's secretary and inquired about an affair, and, during his nine-day deposition, Grasso was asked if he had a love child.

    Paradoxically, it's the pension funds that need investigation by state officials. For years, state pension funds have been working with labor unions and environmental groups to advance the left-wing agenda, including pressuring corporations to address global warming. Pension funds, facing serious shortfalls, should focus their time and efforts on investment strategies -- not politics.

    In fact, a front page story, "Calpers Rocked By 'Pay-to-Play;" in today's Wall Street Journal reports on a possible conflict of interest involving a former board member who "reaped more than $50 million in fees for arranging investments that could saddle state taxpayers with hundreds of millions of dollars in losses."

    Spitzer is nothing more than a left-wing political hack leading the charge against liberty and free-markets."

    The Free Enterprise Project is a program of the National Center for Public Policy Research. It can be visited online at at

    The National Center for Public Policy Research is a non-partisan, non-profit educational foundation based in Washington, DC. It receives 94% of its funding through hundreds of thousands of individual gifts.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Friday, October 16, 2009

    Founders' Daily Quote(s):10/12-16/09

    Monday, October 12, 2009.
    "The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." --George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789

    Tue. 10/13.
    "[A]lthough a republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes irresistible." --Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Francis C. Gray, 1815

    Wed. 10/14.
    "A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking." --James Madison, letter to William Hunter, 1790

    Thu. 10/15.
    "The regular distribution of power into distinct departments; the introduction of legislative balances and checks; the institution of courts composed of judges holding their offices during good behavior; the representation of the people in the legislature by deputies of their own election... They are means, and powerful means, by which the excellences of republican government may be retained and its imperfections lessened or avoided." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 9, 1787

    Fri. 10/16.
    "The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they intrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion or to every transient impulse which the people may receive from the arts of men, who flatter their prejudices to betray their interests." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 71, 1788

    Source: Patriot Post.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Friday, October 9, 2009

    Iranian Christian Women In Prison Due To Their Faith

    While I remain skeptical of Iran's 'justice' system, there is some wonderful news I'd like to share with all my Christian and non-Christian friends.
    Dear Friends,

    There has been a new and more promising development in the case of Maryam Rostampoor (27) and Marzieh Amirizadeh (30). On the morning of October 7th, 2009 they were unexpectedly taken to appear before the court to face three charges:
    • 1) Anti-state activities.
    • 2) Propagation of the Christian faith.
    • 3) Apostasy.
    There was a new judge presiding, and unlike the previous judges, he was sympathetic. He acquitted Maryam and Marzieh of the charge of anti-state activities, which rarely happens. This is a great relief for the two women and their lawyer was very pleased.
    They allowed their lawyers to be present? Praise God!
    As a result, their case will now be transferred from the revolutionary court to the general court that will now consider the other two charges.

    They maintain they will not deny their faith.

    October 5th marked seven months that Maryam and Marzieh have been imprisoned in Tehran, Iran for their Christian faith. In the face of harsh prison conditions, constant interrogations, court proceedings, and severe pressure to recant their faith they have remained faithful to Christ.

    They maintain that they will not deny their faith.

    In an interview with the Voice of America Persian News Network, their lawyer said: "My clients are not prepared to lie about their faith under any condition."

    Their health.

    Both Maryam and Marzieh continue to be frail with ill health. On Sunday the 4th October, Maryam had severe food poisoning and after much insistence finally the prison authorities relented and gave her medical attention.

    The impact of their story.

    Maryam and Marzieh's story has spread across the Christian world. Their faithfulness to Christ has encouraged countless believers and strengthened their faith. In Iran, many Christians have resolved to be faithful to Christ and have become more courageous in following Jesus.

    Maryam and Marzieh are aware that their world Christian family is praying for them. They are very encouraged that they are not voiceless and have not been forgotten. They say: "Thank you for praying for us. We are humbled and strengthened by your prayers and we are determined to remain faithful to Jesus even unto death."

    Thank you again for all your support and prayers.

    Dan and Carmen Hale
    Area Representatives for Iran

    Advancing Native Missions
    P. O. Box 5303
    Charlottesville, VA 22905
    (540) 456-7111

    Remember their chains - Colossians 4:18.
    Please be a prayer partner with me for our brouthers and sisters especially in Iran. There are over one million - 1,000,000 - Christians in Iran living in danger just for being Christians. You think you have it hard? Every Christian in Iran faces death by law. When we look at it in the full context of reality, we are so blessed.

    Dear God, I pray for Your forgiveness for my complaining I want this or that. I already have so much. You have been so wonderful and faithful to me, and I thank You for everything You have done in my life. This humbles me, Lord. Please, move the judges heart to set Maryam Rostampoor and Marzieh Amirizadeh free from prison with no more threats to their lives. In Jesus' precious name I pray. Amen.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Cross-posted @ TCU and SGP. Digg! Digg!

    Founders' Daily Quote(s):10/5-9/09

    Monday, October 5, 2009.
    "The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy." --Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, 1774


    Tue. 10/6.
    "Wise politicians will be cautious about fettering the government with restrictions that cannot be observed, because they know that every break of the fundamental laws, though dictated by necessity, impairs that sacred reverence which ought to be maintained in the breast of rulers towards the constitution of a country." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25, 1787

    I sure do wish we had representatives such as Alexander Hamilton in our midst today. *sigh*

    Wed. 10/7.
    "We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, and not in conscience." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the state of Virginia, 1782

    Hey Thomas, you should SEE what they've done to the Constitution! We are living as slaves, and many cannot even see this fact.

    Thu. 10/8.
    "[W]here there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community." --Benjamin Rush, letter to David Ramsay, 1788

    Fri. 10/9.
    "[I]f the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them." --Candidus in the Boston Gazette, 1772

    Source: Patriot Post.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Thursday, October 8, 2009

    Get Out The Voice Tea Party

    October 13, 2009, there will be a Get Out The Voice Tea Party held at 333 W. Ocean Blvd in Long Beach, California, between 4pm and 7 pm. Seven pm is when they have their Council meeting. The Courthouse is right there on Ocean Blvd, so we will be seen this time. We must do this at this time to let the critters in Washington know that they are not hiding anything from us.

    If you cannot the picture, click here.

    We have very little time. I need help. If anyone knows of someone who would be willing to speak at our Tea Party, please contact me. Please put Speaker(s) somewhere in the subject line. Hey, if you want to speak, that is alright also.

    I am going to posting this information over at Long Beach Patriots as it comes to me. Please contact me anyway to let me know you will be there.

    Bring also your flags, T-shirts, buttons, etc. We have been fighting this all summer. We have been winning. How can I tell? Because they are trying to break the law to get this passed! We must help the people in Long Beach to be aware of what is happening to them behind their backs.

    You all have been a great help in the past. It has been a tough road to hoe. I understand this but remember, there's no turning back if we lose this fight. This is down to the knock-out punch. Please be there, and bring your friends, parents, and children! Thank you.

    UPDATE: Great news! News Blaze has covered this Tea Party and published the article I sent them. Please link to this article over there so it will climb the 'most read' articles. This way, the more people who read it will know about it, and they can then come to the Tea Party to learn about what is happening in Congress and the Senate. We cannot allow the momentum that was built during the summer to fade away during the autumn months. Keep up the great work guys! Thanks.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Cross-posted @ Tea Party Patriots, Long Beach Patriots, News Blaze, TownHall, Talon, TCU SGP. Digg! Digg!

    Video Potpourri 10/8/09

    New Videos from ReasonTV.
    A Mystery in Which Everyone is Guilty - Johan Norberg on "Financial Fiasco".
    Light Bulbs vs. The Nanny State.

    New Videos from michaelyon.
    Michael Yon video of British soldiers fighting in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

    New Videos from MoxNewsDotCom's Favorites.
    United States Continues It's Perpetual State Of Emergency.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again. Digg! Digg!

    Baghdad attacks on steady decline

    by Gerry Gilmore
    American Forces Press Service

    WASHINGTON (Oct. 8, 2009) – Attacks committed by al-Qaida and other insurgents operating in Baghdad and its environs continue to drop three months after U.S. combat troops moved out of Iraqi cities, a U.S. brigade commander posted there said Thursday.

    “Security is still the first order of business for the units in this brigade, as well as our Iraqi partners in uniform. Overall, I think we’ve been making steady progress in this area,” Army Col. Tobin L. Green, commander of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, told Pentagon reporters during a satellite-carried news conference.

    Staff Sgt. Paul Cruz checks a driver's identification at a checkpoint outside Baghdad. Since U.S. troops pulled out if Iraqi cities, attacks in the Iraqi capital have been on the decline.Green’s Fort Hood, Texas,-based brigade falls under Multinational Division Baghdad and supports and trains Iraqi security forces operating in and around Baghdad. The brigade has slightly less than 4,000 troops, Green said, noting his soldiers also participate in combined counterinsurgency operations with Iraqi forces.

    On June 30, Iraqi soldiers and police assumed security duties in Iraq’s cities, to include Baghdad, as U.S. combat forces moved to outlying areas, Green said. Since July, he said, enemy attacks on U.S. and Iraqi forces have declined.

    Today, overall enemy attacks in the Baghdad region -- including improvised explosive devices and explosively formed projectiles -- “remain pretty low,” Green said.

    Concurrently, he said, casualties among U.S. forces in the Baghdad area have experienced “a significant downturn.”

    Iraqi security force casualties ticked upward in July, Green said, but they since have declined. Iraqi civilian casualties did rise in August, he said, due to the terrorist bombings of the Iraqi foreign and finance ministries in Baghdad on Aug. 19. One hundred Iraqis were killed and 600 were injured by the blasts.

    During his Oct. 6 remarks at the annual Association of the U.S. Army conference here, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, described the Aug. 19 Baghdad bombings as “a particularly difficult day.”

    However, Petraeus added, the overall number of enemy attacks in Iraq have declined about 85 percent since the spring of 2007.

    And, Iraqi civilian casualties in Baghdad have “steadily declined” since the Baghdad Aug. 19 bombings, Green pointed out.

    Yet, Green remains “mindful of still lethal and capable enemy cells and networks that seek to inflict harm on security forces and innocent Iraqis every day.” Most of the attacks in the Baghdad area, he said, are attributed to “al-Qaida or associated types” of insurgent groups.

    Meanwhile, Iraqi soldiers and police “continue to stand up to extremists and insurgent groups like al-Qaida,” Green said, while “Iraqi citizens continue to reject attempts by these groups to incite sectarian violence.”

    Al-Qaida and other insurgent groups’ ability to sow destruction in and around Baghdad, Green said, has been “significantly degraded over time.” However, he said, the threat has not been eliminated.

    That’s why members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team will continue to assist and support Iraqi security forces “as they target sources of instability and secure their people,” he said.

    Green’s brigade trains Iraqi security forces, and provides aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles, intelligence, working dogs and other types of support.

    “We also conduct combined operations with our [Iraqi] partners upon their request,” he said. Such anti-insurgent operations are conducted outside of Baghdad, and can involve the targeting of enemy safe havens, interdiction of lines of communication and disrupting the flow of ordnance and weaponry, he said.

    Relocation of U.S. combat troops out of Baghdad “has enabled operational successes against the enemy in their support zones, while strengthening relationships with Iraqi units in these more rural areas as well,” Green said.

    Meanwhile, the pace of reconstruction has picked up, Green said, noting his brigade has helped to complete 101 projects valued at about $25 million. Another 63 projects valued at $8.6 million are ongoing, he said, while another 58 projects are under development.

    “I believe we’ve been able to generate and sustain our momentum in helping the Iraqis build civil capacity because of how we have organized ourselves for this challenge,” Green said, noting his brigade works closely with local provincial reconstruction teams.

    “And, we’re pretty enthused by the results today,” he said.

    Source: CENTCOM.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    HR 1586: Tax 90% Of Bonuses To Become Hidden Healthcare Bill

    This is true, at least to the best of my research. I have linked to two articles that are covering this issue. One is on the Right, one is on the Left.

    Sen. Reid is going to try to slip this healthcare insurance - with all of its taxes, fines, jail for not 'going along', etc. - boondoggle into the House Bill to get it past the American people. He will do this by amending HR 1586 (90% tax on bonuses) and sending it back to the House. If they decide to go along with this, they can avoid having to go to conference.

    Hoyer stated that he may pass it without amending it which will allow them to not go to conference. By doing it this way, they can ramrod it through without needing anymore discussion and avoid a filibuster in the Senate. It will only need a simple vote. Does anyone remember when the Republicans even whispered the words, 'Nuclear Option'? Yes, they were jumped on by everyone practically. Where is the noise?

    I guess that's all we need to know to understand what is happening to our country which these brave men and women are putting it all on the line for so that we may remain free. What are we willing to do to make sure that when they do come home, they come home to a free country? Even the Lefties get it. Slate:

    The Invasion of the Bill Snatchers.
    The Sanate has a quirky legislative procedure for handling healthcare reform.

    Read more from Slate.

    To be fair, I've included Slate's "You might also like:
    "Under the proposal, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) would offer the Senate’s version of health reform as an amendment to a House-passed bill, H.R. 1586, which levies a 90-percent tax on bonuses received this year by employees of financial institutions that took at least $5 billion in government bailout money. Reid's amendment would strip out the substance of H.R. 1586 as passed by the House and replace it with the entirety of the Senate health care bill." Continue reading this article at CNSNews.

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    You guys have been great at helping each other to keep this disaster from occuring. Please keep up the pressure. Let them know we know what they are up to and we will not stand for it nor will be quiet about it. We can defeat this. I've seen you work, and you are impressive! For now, have a good night. Tomorrow, man the phones to the Senate: 1-212-224-3121. March On!

    CORRECTION: 1-202-224-3121. D'oh!

    UPDATE: This information has been CONFIRMED by The Heritage Foundation Blog.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Cross-posted @ Tea Party Patriots, Long Beach Patriots, TownHall, Talon, TCU, SGP. Digg! Digg!

    Congreswoman Connects Dots

    While we sit solemnly in anticipation for the CIC to decide whether or not to give our men and women in the field the means they need to carry out his goals, there are a few in Congress who do 'get it'. One of them is Congresswoman Myrick. She has put out a press release (below) to share what she considers as a single thread to connect all these jihadis. Please read it for yourself and come to your own conclusions.
    Public Press Release September 25, 2009
    Website link: Congresswoman Myrick.

    Rep. Myrick Connects the Dots of the Recent US Terror Plots

    “There is no current evidence that materially connects any of the terror plots recently revealed. However, I have taken sentences directly from FBI press releases, and FBI investigative documents, and highlighted the clear connection below. These plots are all tied together by one thing: a global ideology that is self-identified by its believers as jihadist, or “jihadiyya”. It is hard to ignore this fact when in these cases below several of these men very clearly, and very directly, state that they followed this ideology (jihad), and wanted to kill.

    I find this connection disturbing seeing as these plots come on the heels of the Administration's efforts to rename 'jihadists' - which is what they call themselves - 'violent extremists'."

    - US Rep. Sue Myrick

    FBI Arrests Jordanian Citizen for Attempting to Bomb Skyscraper in Downtown Dallas:
    “Smadi made clear his intention to serve as a soldier for Usama Bin Laden and al Qaeda, and to conduct violent jihad.”

    Illinois Man Arrested in Plot to Bomb Courthouse and Murder Federal Employees:
    “…Finton expressed his desire to receive military training and to travel to Gaza or other overseas locations to become a jihadist fighter.”

    NC Boyd Case—New Charges…Possible Target was Marine Corps Base Quantico:
    “According to the indictment, during the period from 1989 through 1992, Daniel Boyd traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan where he received military-style training in terrorist training camps for the purpose of engaging in violent jihad.”

    NY Transit Terror Case- indictment handed down- conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction—explosive bombs—in the United States:
    Zazi has told FBI investigators that he "attended courses at an al Qaeda training facility" while in Pakistan.

    Brooklyn Resident Indicted for the Conspiracy to Commit Murder Overseas and Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorists:
    “According to the indictment and other documents filed by the government, in early January 2009, Kaziu devised a plan to travel abroad for the purpose of joining a radical foreign fighter group and to take up arms against perceived enemies of Islam.”
    Rep. Sue Myrick is co-chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Anti-Terrorism Caucus. Thank you, Congresswoman, for keeping your ear to the ground and your feet in the fight to try to protect us. Thank you for doing your job, unlike so many of your colleagues. God bless your family and you, and may He keep you near to His heart.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Cross-posted @ TownHall and Talon, Digg! Digg!

    Petraeus cites need to reverse insurgency

    by Donna Miles
    American Forces Press Service

    ARLINGTON, Va. (Oct. 7, 2009) – As the president reassembles his national security team today as part of his ongoing review of the strategy for Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. Central Command said the decision is likely to hinge on one of three approaches to reversing the insurgency’s gains.

    U.S. Army soldiers stand guard on a street in Sharana, Afghanistan, while in the U.S. leaders discuss strategies to reverse the insurgency.Army Gen. David H. Petraeus yesterday cited three basic ways to “change the equation in an area where insurgents have made progress,” as he conceded they have in Afghanistan.

    “One, you can turn bad guys into good guys, or at least neutral guys,” an effort referred to as “reintegration of reconcilables,” he told attendees at the annual Association of the U.S. Army conference here. “You can increase the number of host-nation security forces. Or you can increase the number of coalition forces.”

    Petraeus resisted defining exactly how many U.S. forces he believes are needed to support the mission — an issue under intense discussion within the administration. About 68,000 U.S. forces will be on the ground there by the end of next month, and Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. and NATO commander on the ground, reportedly has asked for about 40,000 more.

    The president will convene his national defense team again today, and later this week, to discuss this and other options for Afghanistan. Petraeus said he and his fellow uniformed participants have had “ample opportunity to provide our best professional military advice.”

    McChrystal and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry, who previously served as the ground commander in Afghanistan, are participating in the sessions by video teleconference. Anne Patterson, ambassador to Pakistan, also is participating.

    “So this has been a very substantial endeavor,” Petraeus said. “It is moving quite rapidly. There is a recognition of the need to move through this.”

    Although views of appropriate U.S. troop numbers vary widely, Petraeus said there’s little debate about two general principles: “Afghanistan obviously requires a sustained, substantial commitment” and more Afghan national security forces are needed.

    The general resisted putting a precise timeline on when the United States will be able to declare its mission in Afghanistan completed, noting that it depends largely on how quickly Afghan national security forces can become fully developed.

    That’s expected to occur by 2013 or 2014, he said, when Afghan security forces will assume the lead for security responsibility. But to be prepared for that transition, the Afghan National Army likely will need to grow to about 400,000 members, he said, more than initially projected.

    Building the Afghan security forces isn’t a process that can be rushed, Petraeus told the group. “No question about the need to develop the Afghan national security forces as rapidly as possible, and likely to higher numbers,” he said. “But we have to keep in mind that there are limits to how fast you can accelerate that development,” particularly of commissioned and noncommissioned officer leaders.

    Whether that happens as planned depends largely on the security situation, he said, recalling problems he encountered as commander of Multinational Force Iraq. When violence spiked there in mid-2006, “the Iraqi security force effort nosedived,” he said.

    Petraeus said he’s committed to preventing a replay of that situation in Afghanistan. “It is hugely important that the security situation not undermine the Afghan security force effort,” he said.

    Yet security has deteriorated in several key areas, he acknowledged. Taliban, al-Qaida and other extremist elements that had been defeated and left the country, reconstituted over time and returned to Afghanistan, putting down roots and increasing insurgent activity.

    Petraeus said he shares McChrystal’s assessment that the situation is “serious,” but that turning it around is “doable.” Additional troops that have arrived in Regional Command South in recent months already have made some tactical gains, he said.

    “Reversing that cycle of violence, arresting the downward spiral in some of these key areas [is] very important,” Petraeus said.

    Turning yesterday’s discussion to Iraq, Petraeus cited “very substantial progress,” with violence down to about 15 to 20 attacks a day, compared to a high of 180 in mid-2007.

    He attributed the progress to the surge in U.S. troops that helped quell violence and laid the foundation for other progress to take place.

    Source: CENTCOM.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2009

    Iraqi troops disrupt kidnappers, save boy


    RAMADI, Iraq (Oct. 6, 2009) – Iraqi forces disrupted a kidnapping organization and saved a young kidnapping victim in Iraq in recent days, military officials reported.

    Iraqi forces in Anbar province arrested several kidnappers, which led to the Sept. 25 rescue of a 10-year-old Iraqi boy.

    The boy had been kidnapped Sept. 15, officials said. The team referred to one of the kidnappers as “The Ghost,” because he constantly moved from one location to another, said Iraqi army Col. Saad Muhammed Hamoud, Anbar special weapons and tactics team commander.

    “Because he kept moving, we came up with a new plan and coordinated with the father and had him ask to talk to his son,” Hamoud said. “We were planning for every [possibility].”

    Iraqi forces later determined that one of the kidnappers used a second phone to talk to the boy during the conversation. While the boy and his parents were talking, the kidnapper held the speaker of one phone to another phone, which displaced the kidnapper’s actual location.

    As Iraqi forces raided various locations, the kidnappers constantly relocated in a tireless effort not to be found. The boy said the kidnappers had taken him into the desert and left him alone at one point.

    The boy’s father, Khalaf Mishaan, worked with SWAT members to buy time until he could gather the ransom money. During this time, the kidnappers came together in one location.

    Security forces then were able to locate two of the kidnappers. The following day, two men, who are brothers, were arrested. While the arrest took place, the boy was able to call his father and tell him where he was. The boy’s father then called Hamoud, who realized that he was not far from the boy’s location.

    Fearing capture, the remaining kidnappers had put the boy in the trunk of a vehicle and drove him around in circles to confuse him before dropping him off in a neighborhood nearby. When they dropped him off, the boy found a concerned resident who let him use the phone to call his father.

    After his rescue and the suspects’ arrests, three individuals came forward and informed the authorities of the kidnappers’ locations. These witnesses previously had been kidnapped by what Iraqi security forces believe is the same group of individuals.

    Following ransom payment, these victims had been released, Hamoud said.

    When Iraqi forces investigated the other kidnap stories, they discovered that the kidnappers held ties to insurgents and that the ransom payments were to be used for criminal and terrorist activity, officials said.

    The boy’s father also had been kidnapped before.

    When he worked as the communications chief throughout Anbar in August 2004, men with ties to the insurgency began working within his company. When he refused to work for these men, he was taken from outside his work and held captive, Mishaan said.

    “I asked them why they had kidnapped me, [and] they said “because you never helped us with finance,” he explained. “I knew then they were from an al-Qaida group. They kept me for seven days until my brother was able to collect the money and pay the ransom.

    “When they kidnapped my son, they used the same tone, Mishaan continued. “When I met Colonel Saad, I trusted myself, and it gave me courage.”

    Source: CENTCOM.

    Shame On Americans Cheering Defeat At IOC

    Yes, Obama's family went to Copenhagen to try to get the Olympics to come to Chicago, and yes, America, not Obama, received the lowest votes. Is that what makes you so proud? Shame on you! We do not have to like someone else's politics or even the way they prostrate themselves in front of our enemies, but can we not agree that this is a vote against America? Land of the free, home of the brave, and land that I love?

    She is both of our country, no matter whether or not someone sees her greatness. I never like it when she is insulted or assaulted. I'm quite sure the other side doesn't like many of the things I believe in such as God, Life, Liberty, and private property /sarc; but this is also their home.

    Can we please come together for one freakin' minute out of the year and be grown up enough to take politics out of every damn thing? I'd appreciate it. We have many things that are more important policy wise. Just think about it the next time. Ask yourself, "Would I react this way if the most perfect president I could have voted for was treated in this manner, and the other side of the aisle behaved the way I just did?" Just sayin'...

    BTW, I'm glad Rio finally got the Olympics. Good for them. We have had it here several times before, and I in no way meant to belittle any other country. Well, depending on what country that may have been. I will be having a caniption fit the day they announce the Olympics are to be held in Sudan or Iran! Not until they stop BUTCHERING their own people should they even have a seat at any table. But that's another story altogether. Just wanted to get that in here.

    Also, I am still trying to caught up. Can't ya tell? This is kind of late news. haha. I'm caught up on Michael Yon's dispatches. Now I still have to do my subscriptions to YouTube and my Mulitary e-mails from all around the globe. Then if I still have time before my inbox gets full again, I can include some of the counterterrorism I've been reading. Chilling.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

    Cross-posted @ TownHall, TCU and SGP Digg! Digg!

    Saturday, October 3, 2009

    Michael Yon's Dispatches

    I'd like to get caught up on Michael's posts, because I don't want to passby any important information as I found out in my last post. This post will contain all of Michael's post from August 6th until the present. Enjoy!

    Pixie Dust (photo), 8/6/09.
    No Young Soldiers, 8/10/09.
    The Kopp-Etchells Effect, 8/17/09.
    Do Americans Care about British Soldiers? 8/19/09.
    Afghanistan Elections Spot Report, 8/20/09.
    Bad Medicine, 8/24/09.

    The Brits (upper echelon) did not like his post on Bad Medicine so they revoked his embed. What, the truth hurts? You can keep up with Mickael at Twitter.

    The Kopp-Etchells Effect, Part II, 8/27/09.
    Precision Voting, 8/31/09.
    New Afghan war: Frontline correspondent says fight has morphed – but we still can't afford to lose, (This story was published in the New York Daily News on 6 September 2009.) 9/6/09.
    Eight Years After 9/11, 9/8/09.
    Pedros, 9/14/09.
    Comment Bob Ainsworth, (Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence; Coventry North East, Labour). He's full of it, and Michael will address him at a later date. 9/14/09.

    Maqaleh v. Gates Amicus Brief, 9/24/09.
    Bullshit Bob (That Baghdad Bob keeps showing up!) 9/25/09.
    The American Pedros - No Nonsense Combat Rescuers by Camilla Fuhr Nilsson. 9/27/09.
    YON: The Greatest Afghan War, The Washington Times. 10/1/09.

    Update: There is another post out with a video today, October 5, 2009.
    We lost eight more soldiers in a firefight. I learned about it while they were still fighting, but did not report the attack until just before the media broke the story the next day. Still unreported, to my knowledge, sources tell me that FOB Keating was destroyed and that troops were under siege for up to 24 hours before Air Force Pararescue got them out. (Subject to confirmation.)

    The fighting will only intensify. We can beat these guys, but not under current conditions. We need more troops and more gear now. The enemy has massive home field advantages and we have not offset those advantages. [This is the e-mail, please read the post, "Two Firefights, One Video.

    If the video does not work here, you may watch it here.

    Hat tip: LGF.

    May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again. Digg! Digg!