Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Obama's Afghanistan Surge

I support a troop surge in Afghanistan to combat and destroy the Taliban and Al Qaeda. The Afghan government is corrupt and imperfect and it needs to step up the plate and get serious when it comes to dealing with its internal affairs.

However, missing from President Obama address at West Point last night was any mention of victory. The speech focused on policy and goals and troop drawdowns. But victory, how is it to be defined in this case? How will it be ultimately achieved? Will we allow our forces to carry out their mission with full autonomy and steering clear of Rules of Engagement that force them to fight with one hand tied behind their back and the other on a phone with lawyers?

Again, a surge is the right move. I hope that American troop withdrawals will not be used as political and electoral pawns in 2011.

Pray for our men and women and what they do.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bertha Rieder 1919-2009

A great lady, a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

May God lead to you your eternal home and keep you in his care. Watch over those who care for you and keep them safe.

You will be forever remembered for touching lives, even in the smallest of ways.

I'm So Ronery...

Well, it seems Kim Jong Il may need a visit from Team America:World Police, but I have a feeling they have been cut under President Obama.

Seems like the North Koreans are in no mood to join the community of Hope and Change(TM).

North Korea threatened a military response to South Korean participation in a U.S.-led program to seize weapons of mass destruction, and said it will no longer abide by the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Obama Names Sonia Sotomayor for SCOTUS

Well, President Obama made his first selection for the SCOTUS. He's named Judge Sonia Sotomayor for his choice to replace Justice David Souter...

Among many pearls of wisdom espoused by Judge Sotomayor, is this, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,”

How post racial of her...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Naive? Stupid? Deadly...

Via Breitbart

President Barack Obama's intelligence chief confirmed Thursday that some Guantanamo inmates may be released on US soil and receive assistance to return
to society. "If we are to release them in the United States, we need some sort of assistance for them to start a new life," said National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair at his first press conference. "You can't just put them on the street," he added. "All that is work in progress."

It's like having a big 'KICK ME' sign on our backs... A big thank you to those who felt John McCain wasn't conservative enough and stayed home...

Too much makey nice, too little kick ass...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

OUTRAGE! Obama to Force Vets to Pay For Care?

One of the items tucked neatly inside the president's $1 Trillion FY 2010 budget is an initiative to make US Military Veterans pay for their own medical care and treatment... The goal as stated by the President is to save approximately $540 Million in costs for the VA...

Here is what the American Legion has to say on this issue...

It's just another sign of the utter contempt the president has for our men and women in uniform.


Monday, March 16, 2009

The 9-12 Project

Talk radio host and Fox News Host Glenn Beck has started a movement to rekindle the American values system that seemingly has vanished from the scene. It started with 9 core principles:
1. America is good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

And 12 values:
1. Honesty
2. Reverence
3. Hope
4. Thrift
5. Humility
6. Charity
7. Sincerity
8. Moderation
9. Hard Work
10. Courage
11. Personal Responsibility
12. Gratitude

His project is to help bring America back to the place it was on 9-12 and the question is simple:
Do you live in a 9-10 world? Head in the sand, unwilling to admit the problems in front of us...
Do you live in a 9-11 world? A World based on fear and surprise...
Do you live in a 9-12 world? A world where there is no hyperpartisanism. One where neighbor helped neighbor. We were united.

The goal is that we surround them. We have the future of the country in OUR hands, not the hands of few who are in power.

Check it out at

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

No Iranian Nukes, No Missile Shield

There is a report this morning that President Obama sent a letter to Russian President Medvedev basically saying that if Russia could entice the Iranians to drop their nuclear weapons program, the US in turn would stop its Missile Shield program in Eastern Europe.

Russia has been against the US Missile Defense program since it was first announced that Eastern European countries were going to be staging areas.

Of course, this type of appeasement is not surprising coming from this administration. This type of deal is bad for America and worse for our allies in Eastern Europe.