Obama’s Wistful Military Service

    As I ponder his latest assertion I suddenly see Obama’s claims from a different perspective.So the RNC turns out great. More people watch McCain’s speech and listen with tears in the eyes to his telling of his experiences as a POW. Over 40 million people hear about a life of service, sacrifice, putting others and country first, and living by an honor code. 40 million | Read More »

    Obama’s “Christmas in Cambodia” Moment?

    On This Week with George Stephanopoulos (aside from the obvious hilarity that Barack actually considered a career other than fame) there is a very real discrepancy between Obama’s answer to a viewer’s question about whether he ever considered military service… and the facts with respect to his answer.“You know, I had to sign up for Selective Service when I graduated from high school. …. But | Read More »

    Biden (D-Plagiarism) confuses brigades with BATTALIONS..

    Hmm, guess all that foreign policy gravitas and learning of four decades in Washington never really paid off for the guy. Then again, with his FIVE military deferments it is not shocking that Biden has NO CLUE as to anything to do with the military.”And for the third time since his acceptance speech a week ago, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confused | Read More »

    A Message to Barrack

    I’ve heard you say on countless occasions that the Republicans are trying to scare people into not voting for you because, “I don’t look like any of the other faces on our money.” Or because, “My name is different”. For the record, Barrack, the only person I have heard say these things about you is YOU!!! You, Barrack, are the only one who is making | Read More »

    Jon Voight Rallies Families of the Troops in St. Paul

    My friend Michael Bates has a writeup and some footage from a rally outside the Convention for families of our troops, including a video of Jon Voight (of American Carol) praising our military members.

    Thank you Mr McCain!

    Once again John McCain has proven that he has the political genius to outwit his opponent in this election. With one masterful stroke he destroyed any momentum that Obama would have enjoyed from his convention and his “I AM” speech the other night. With the VP pick of Sarah Palin he has firmly solidified his base and has re-energized this race. Of course the smears, | Read More »

    Peace Through Strength

    “Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of The Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian… this is a Christian nation”. United States Supreme Court, 1892There are certain defining principles which dictate human behavior and determine the course | Read More »

    Democratic Military Intelligence

    The Democratic Party spent a good portion of Wednesday night’s convention telling the American people how they loved and respected the military. For those of you that have very short memories, this is the same party that referred to our soldiers in 2006 as Nazi SS troops (Murtha) and cold blooded killers (Durbin), and accused them of terrorizing innocent civilians (Kerry). Neither these folks nor | Read More »

    Irony (Updated)

    In light of the recent events in Georgia, I offer Westwood Studios’ take on US-Russian relations.Given Obama’s naivete to cut the military, that video seems like reality.

    Drill for National Security

    The opponents of increased domestic drilling complain that it will take too many years before the oil it produces will get to market, and that it will make very little difference in the price of gasoline at the pump. Both arguments are totally without merit, as I have shown here, here and here. But let’s forget all that for the moment.Though high prices at the | Read More »

    “CHANGE! NOW! PLEASE?!?!?!?”

    Sound familiar? Before you jump to conclusion about the quotation … this is what a gnat might say, finding itself nearing windshield impact. Yes, the brainpower of a gnat is sufficient to know, when things aren’t going well, “Change” is a good idea. Why, then, has the “Change” mantra generated so much excitement over Obama?

    Is Obama going to skip a military townhall for a vacation in Hawaii?

    Kudos to Newsbusters for tracking this down.John McCain and Barack Obama have been invited to participate in a townhall with the active duty military and their families on August 11. According to the organizers, only McCain has agreed to attend. What’s Obama’s excuse? Scheduling conflict: Obama campaign spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said that while the senator has a scheduling conflict on Aug. 11, he “strongly supports” | Read More »

    NYT Complaint: Not Enough Photos Of Mutilated American Soldiers in This War

    ** Now With Update… A Soldier Speaks **The New York Times is miffed. They aren’t happy that there has been a dearth of news photos showing dead American soldiers in the war in Iraq. The Times is lamenting that there have been “4,000 U.S. Combat Deaths, and Just a Handful of Images,” so more carnage and death is their druthers. Well, more American dead, anyway. | Read More »

    Energy, Security and the Coming Arms Race

    News item:Russia announced plans on Sunday to revive its once-mighty navy by building several aircraft carriers and upgrading its fleet of nuclear submarines in the coming years.Russia’s power at sea is a shadow of the formidable Soviet navy which challenged U.S. military dominance in the Cold War. But, with a strong economy now from booming oil exports, it is seeking to raise its profile on | Read More »

    Patriotic Rock Art

    “The Patrotic Rock is located 12 miles north of Greenfield, Iowa, and one mile south of Interstate 80 on Highway 25 at the entrance of the Jefferson Rock Quarry. Each year before Memorial Day, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen paints the 12-foot-tall rock out of respect to veterans.”