In New York 23, some unexpected backers: Part 1 CPT Scott O’Grady
Okay, so maybe unexpected isn’t the best word, but certainly not people who come to mind when you think of politics, especially not the type of politics that the old stream media suggests is going on in NY-23. CPT Scott O’Grady is a former Air Force pilot. His F16 was shot down over Bosnia in a story that spawned two books, a history channel documentary. | Read More »
Boots on ground in NY-23[Updated]
I arrived here in Watertown, NY about an hour ago. There is lots of energy as the campaign enters the final stretch. Bob Adney, field director for Hoffman for Congress greeted me as I came in and immediately asked me to go to work at the phone bank.
Hoffman and the final push
Unless you’ve been in a political coma, you know about the three way race in NY-23 between Owens(D), Scozzafava(R?) and Hoffman(Conservative Party). The election takes place on November 3rd, 9 days from now. You probably know by now that the endorsements break down as follows – Owens- President Obama DNC Scozzafava- NRCC RNC Newt Gingrich DailyKOS Margaret Sanger Award Hoffman- Fred!! Club For Growth Police | Read More »
MN GOV and the return of the 1994 Republican Party
Minnesota’s GOP had their state convention on October 3rd. The night before they held a forum for the Governor candidates. For those just tuning in, two term Governor Tim Pawlenty(R-ish) will not be running for re-election in 2010. Most assume that he is interested in a 2012 run at the Presidency. This leaves the race wide open, without an automatic nominee for either side. What | Read More »
The Army is still rolling along (and the Marines, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard)
Death panels. Cash for clunkers. Guns at protests. Racism! Racism? Card check. Everyone is debating and discussing, arguing and accusing on all these issues. Average American is concerned about whether he can get $4500 for his old car or whether Uncle Sam is going to pay for his Viagra. Meanwhile, here are some friends of mine that I have never met – Army Pfc. William | Read More »
Saint Cloud MN, Proud Tea Party Location [Videos Fixed]
If you have never heard of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, don’t feel bad. Based on the 2000 Census, this town has 59,107 people, and is located in the middle of the northern most state in the center of the United States. Per Capita income in 2000 was $19,769 as opposed to a nationwide number of $21,587. We are a mostly working class town strongly steeped in | Read More »
We are still at war
A few weeks ago I was getting my haircut. As I was on my way to do PT(physical training) with some of my junior enlisted folks, I was in my Army PT uniform. The discussion came around to military things and my upcoming return to Iraq. The young(low twenties) lady cutting my hair said “Isn’t the new president going to end the wars?” I had | Read More »
I am (G.I.) Joe – Part 2
In my opinion, the American people chose wrong yesterday. Even more to the point, the American people chose the man who disrespects my service and my sacrifices. I feel hurt, and somewhat depressed, not so much because of all the negatives that are to come for our country, but because I truly feel that the people of this country broke faith with the men and | Read More »
I am (G.I.) Joe
On behalf of myself, and hundreds of thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen, let me say this simply – If the people of the United States of America elect Barack Obama to the Presidency, they have broken faith with us.
Stealth Grand Slam?
Driving to work and home today has convinced me that John McCain’s speech wasn’t a base hit, it was a grand slam home run. I was listening to the radio, but that isn’t what convinced me that John McCain filled the world with awesome. It wasn’t pondering the speech or talking on the phone, or any of the other usual indicators that might tell me | Read More »
From the American Carol Premiere
Veterans for Freedom members were invited to the premiere, so my wife and I headed down to Minneapolis to see it. Let me keep it simple – if you like parody movies and/or love America, you will love this movie. I found myself with tears in my eyes repeatedly. Half of the time it was because I was laughing that hard. The other half it | Read More »