U.S. Marine Killed in Combat by ISIS Attack on U.S. Forces in Iraq

    U.S. Marine Killed in Combat by ISIS Attack on U.S. Forces in Iraq

    The election is important and, in fact, will affect the fate of many thousands of United States Marines. But we must take a moment away from the voting and the delegates and the freak show to spare a moment of sorrow for a United States Marine who was killed by a missile attack in combat action against ISIS in Iraq. He is only the second | Read More »

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz Flips Out Over Fact Check Of Hillary

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz Flips Out Over Fact Check Of Hillary

    “I mean, do we need every single experience in a person’s life to be written in stone and blood and verifiable?” – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz On Friday, DNC Chair was on with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, and simply couldn’t stand the fact that someone fact-checked Hillary’s bogus “I tried to join the Marines” story that she keep trotting out to both burnish her own character and tarnish | Read More »

    10 Nov 1775

    10 Nov 1775

    “The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!” MGen. Frank E. Lowe, USA; Korea, 26 January 1952 Today is the 238th Marine Corps Birthday. Below, the Commandant and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps wish a Happy Birthday to Marines everywhere: A message from the Secretary of the Navy: And here is the official Birthday | Read More »

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    The Sky is Blue, The Water is Wet, Harry Reid is Utterly Detestable

    If Senator John McCain were a tad less senile, Senator Harry Reid would be a biological wonder of a living, breathing man. That second rectal orifice he’d be sporting would truly make him unique amongst the human herd. Seven US Marines died Tuesday during a live fire accident in the State of Nevada. Harry Reid rose in the well of the Senate to express his condolences. If only he had stopped there and yielded to the Gentleman or Gentlelady from someplace else the balance of his time.

    But no, zipping the soup cooler is not a job skill common amongst US Senators of any era. Harry Reid does what Harry Reid always does and decided to mine this tragic event for a good political spin. Harry Reid’s use of seven dead Marines for Sequestration Porn follows below.

    Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written…. These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it’s going to cut back. I just hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military.

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    Libya Just Isn’t Worth US Military Casaulties

    “Qaddafi has lost the legitimacy to lead and… must leave.” -President Barack Obama (HT: Business Insider) With all due respect to our nation’s Commander-In-Chief, I fail to remember when Qaddafi’s rule in Libya had any profound legitimacy that extended beyond the maximum effective range of an AK-47 Assault Rifle. Qaddafi, and his pathetic side-kick and strip-club drinking buddy, Hugo Chavez, remind me of what the | Read More »

    Libya Just Isn’t Worth US Military Casualties

    “Qaddafi has lost the legitimacy to lead and… must leave.” -President Barack Obama (HT: Business Insider) With all due respect to our nation’s Commander-In-Chief, I fail to remember when Qaddafi’s rule in Libya had any profound legitimacy that extended beyond the maximum effective range of an AK-47 Assault Rifle. Qaddafi, and his pathetic side-kick and strip-club drinking buddy, Hugo Chavez, remind me of what the | Read More »

    Saluting the 235th birthday of the Marine Corps, and American veterans generally

    What a day it is indeed. I don’t mention my own service all that often in the context of politics (I would rather win over others to my views with universal truths than with biographical details), but I’m proud to have been a Marine for 7 years, to have been deployed to Iraq twice, and above all to have served alongside such fine men and | Read More »

    Remember Me #ValourIT

    They come from all walks of life, and all have something that most in this country do not have. They have the mindset to go into harm’s way, without hesitation. Most of us if we hear gun shots run the other way, they run towards the gunshots. And you need to have something special to do that, and we must respect and honor that. And | Read More »

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    Semper Fi, Marines

    Today, Marines around the world celebrate and honor 235 years of service. The above video remembers those who fought at the Frozen Chosin, and the heroes fighting in Afghanistan at this very moment. It’s well worth watching to the end. Semper Fidelis and Ooh-rah, Marines. Happy Birthday and God Bless the United States Marine Corps.

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    Semper Fi, Marines

    Today, Marines around the world celebrate and honor 235 years of service. The above video remembers those who fought at the Frozen Chosin, and the heroes fighting in Afghanistan at this very moment. It’s well worth watching to the end. Semper Fidelis and Ooh-rah, Marines. Happy Birthday and God Bless the United States Marine Corps.

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    Hoo-Rah, General James Amos USMC, Semper Fidelis, Sir!

    General James Amos, USMC, has given the spirits of his men a great boost by sounding off on the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ issue. Amos is next in line to be chosen as Commandant of the Marine Corps, on the upcoming retirement of now Commandant General James Conway. General James Amos. General Amos is a Marine aviator, a jet pilot by trade… not a hard-nosed | Read More »

    Israel On the Brink – Reported Secret Base Near Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

    The Saudis have facilitated the construction of a secret IAF forward base, five miles outside the city of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. The Saudis and Israelis, as usual, pretend not to know each other. The Saudis have closed Tabuk airport for civilian flights for several days as the Israeli Air Force landed jet fighter aircraft and military supplies. Civilians were not told of the purpose of | Read More »

    Thanks to everyone who made an effort to help Maj. Stephen Godin

    Good job LaborUnionReport and civil_truth especially, for bringing Maj. Godin’s case to the attention of RedState readers. The ending’s about as happy as could be. From the Daily Caller: The Massachusetts Governor signed a bill on Wednesday afternoon that saves the job of a retired Marine and public high school ROTC instructor who refused to pay teachers union fees. Gov. Deval Patrick signed a supplemental | Read More »

    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Don’t Do It!

    We’ve heard a lot of out and out B.S. about this. Let me put it as plainly and succinctly as I can. No one in a combat line outfit wants to be in a situation where he would have to serve with an openly gay person. You can cut out all the feel-good, touchy-feely crap about gays just wanting to serve their country too. Most | Read More »

    A Movie Not To Be Missed [UPDATED with trailer; second UPDATE with Col. Strobl’s journal]…

    I don’t much go to movies. I don’t watch TV. Literally. However, HBO has a new film that is – from all reports – absolutely not to be missed. I know I won’t. Taking Chance. The story of the final journey of PFC Chance Phelps, USMC. KIA in Iraq in early 2004. The movie, starring Kevin Bacon, documents PFC Phelps journey from Dover, DE – | Read More »

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