Don’t Like the Repeal of DADT, Don’t Serve
And this is the message passed on to all of our current brave men and women in arms and all those around this country who are planning to join our armed forces. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made this statement shortly after telling Congress it was time to end DADT. Military members who have a problem with a change in | Read More »
Our Veterans Get It
I worked as a volunteer on the McCain Presidential campaign in the last four days before the election. We all gathered in a cramped, thrown together campaign office in Scranton, Pennsylvania, which looked nothing like the gleaming command centers usually portrayed on TV. Nope, this office consisted of folding tables fronted by folding chairs, bad coffee and doughnuts. Twelve hour days were the norm for | Read More »
A Counterpoint To The Leftist Attacks On Ilario Pantano
Pantano’s courageous military service has been maliciously mischaracterized during this election. The Left’s efforts to smear Pantano based upon erroneous and twisted information is downright unAmerican. They show more tolerance to our enemies than they have ever shown toward our own troops. There is an obvious political motivation for attacking Pantano’s military record, because all the evidence screams the truth and yet they still choose to ignore it.
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Left Falling In Line With Reid
Shocker, I know. I was stoked to see the Defense budget fail the cloture vote because I oppose the attaching bills to others that have nothing to do with one another. This was doubly disturbing because it attached two hotly contested issues to the only Constitutionally mandated federal department. You know by now that DADT and the DREAM Act were attached to the Department of | Read More »
Military vehicle (APC) with connecting trailer. MRAP replacement design concept.
Introducing HUMPBAC – an armoured personnel carrier with a connecting doorway from the rear of the vehicle to walk through into the armoured passenger trailer. Tickets please! HUMPBAC Hinged Under-floor-Mine-Protection Battle-ready Armoured-personnel Carrier Copyright © Peter Dow, 7th August, 2010. View bigger image in a new window HUMPBAC Features Trailer bolts firmly to the rim of the vehicle forming a rigid joint Rear section of | Read More »
Mike Cox Launched New TV Ad; Leading Gubernatorial Poll
Last Monday, Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike Cox launched a new TV ad spotlighting his background as a U.S. Marine, a prosecutor and the attorney general. The 30-second ad opens with pictures of Cox when he was in the Marines, representing his tough military discipline and transitions to his plans for Michigan. He’s described as a conservative reformer with a plan who will cut reckless | Read More »
Newt Gives A Heckuva Speech.
I know, I know, Newt is on the outs with the conservative movement ever since NY-23. And quite honestly, he deserves it. But in the category of “broken clocks are right twice a day,” Newt really hits the ball out of the park in this speech. He’s aging into RINOhood, but this is excellent. More on why, after you watch the video. Toward the end | Read More »
October 23, 1983; Beirut Remembered
My Marine recruiter, Sgt. Bruce, was stationed in Beirut when this all went down. It’s my honor to remember not only his sacrifice but the sacrifice of his friends and every Marine who gave the ultimate sacrifice that day!!! On October 23, 2009, thousands will stop to remember the 241 Marines, sailors and soldiers who died in the Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, 26 | Read More »
Shorter Murtha aide: We’re coming for you, Bill Russell.
Politico reports: John Hugya, Chief of staff for Representative John Murtha (D, PA), threatened his Congressman’s last (and future) electoral opponent on at least two occasions. John Murtha opponent says aide threatened him The Republican who challenged Rep. John Murtha in 2008 says a top aide to the embattled Pennsylvania Democrat threatened to have him recalled to active duty in the U.S. Army so he | Read More »
Send ‘em up, I’ll wait!’ Gotta Love this Marine aviator…
I know I’m partial to the Navy and Marine Corps having served with both, but you got to give it the Marines for sheer moxie! Yeah I know, I used the word moxie, I get it I’m old. But I fill with pride and wonder at the commitment and courage of our military. I guess this Iranian air traffic controller didn’t understand who he was | Read More »
The Difference Between President Bush and Barry? Ask the Marines…
You’re traveling from a dimension of raucous applause to one curiously subdued, even tepid. It is a dimension not only of oorahs but one of mild clapping. A journey into a proud land of service and country, if you dare. The next stop up ahead, the Semper Fi zone. Some presidents are welcome in the Semper Fi zone… others…. not so much.
Photo Ban on Fallen Soldiers Might End
[update]Blackfive has an update and a link to Mudville Gazette that says “Ed Henry and CNN seem to want to make it a spectacle to “behold” when our FALLEN Heroes arrive at Dover”. From the Rocky Mountain News Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered a review Tuesday of a Pentagon policy banning media from taking pictures of flag-draped coffins of military dead, signaling that he was | Read More »
Marines give Obama a cool Yule reception
Vacationing in Hawaii, President-elect Barack Obama dropped in on the Kaneche Bay U.S. Marine base to say hello last night, and the reception he received from the Leathernecks was… cool. ABC’s Jake Tapper reported: As Obama entered the room, it was absent of the regular fanfare of cheering and clapping. The diners were polite, staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the president-elect | Read More »