Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Six Hundred Million Dollar 404 Message

How can The Supreme Leader B-Hussein claim to have a "laser-like focus" on jobs when he farmed out the 600 million dollar boondoggle website for Obamacare to a Canadian company? Not just any Canadian company, but the Montreal-based company that had already screwed up websites for the healthcare in a couple of Canadian provinces.

Bear in mind, if any one of us in the private sector spent three years on a project that was an abject failure, we'd be fired.

Three years and it barely works, if at all.

This website cost more than it did to start Facebook. More than it took to start Twitter. More than Spotify or Linkdin or Instagram. More than eBay or Amazon. And these websites routinely handle millions of users daily.

You mean to tell me we couldn't find someone here in the US of A to build a functioning website?

Hope & Change, my ass.

Beirut 30 years later

I was only 14 in October of 1983. I'd recently started high school and had just seen my entire life uprooted & moved from the DC suburbs to coastal Maine when my mom got married a few days previously. But I also wasn't the typical teenager...

I was a news junkie and a military & history buff from a young age. While my peers were watching MTV I was intently watching events unfold in Beirut. Our peacekeeping force was attacked by a terrorist car bomb that killed 241 American servicemen; 220 Marines, 18 Navy sailors and 3 Army soldiers. It was my first, and sadly not last, lesson in Islamic terrorism and Jihadi insanity.

Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the Beirut bombing. Never Forget.

From September 1982, when we first got involved in Lebanon,  through the withdrawal in February of 1984,a total of 267 American servicemen lost their lives in Lebanon: 240 from the Marine Corps, 7 from the US Army, 19 from the US Navy, and 1 from the US Air Force. The names of all of them are below.

    Abbott, Terry W. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Alexander, Clemon S. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Allman, John R. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Arnold, Moses J. Jr. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Bailey, Charles K. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Baker, Nicholas - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Banks, Johansen - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Barrett, Richard E. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Bates, Ronny K. - Hospital Corpsman 1st Class, USN - 10/23/83
    Battle, David L. - First Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Baynard, James R. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Beamon, Jesse W. - Hospitalman, USN - 10/23/83
    Belmer, Alvin. - Gunnery Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Biddle, Shannon D. - Corporal, USMC - 12/4/83
    Bland, Stephen - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Blankenship, Richard L. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Blocker, John W. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Boccia, Joseph J. Jr. - Captain, USMC - 10/23/83
    Bohannon, Leon Jr. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Bohnet, John R. Jr. - Staff Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Bonk, John J. Jr. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Boulos, Jeffrey L. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Bousum, David R. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Boyett, John N. - First Lieutenant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Brown, Anthony - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Brown, David W. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Buchanan, Bobby S. Jr. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Buckmaster, John B. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Burley, William F. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Butler, Alfred III - Captain, USMC - 2/9/84
    Cain, Jimmy R. - Hospitalman, USN - 10/23/83
    Callahan, Paul L. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Camara, Mecot E. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Campus, Bradley J. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Carlson, Randall A. - Major, USA - 9/25/82
    Ceasar, Johnnie D. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Cherman, Sam - Corporal, USMC - 12/4/83
    Clark, Randy W. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 9/6/83
    Cole, Marc L. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Coleman, Marcus A. - Specialist 4th Class, USA - 10/23/83
    Comas, Juan M. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Conley, Robert A. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Cook, Charles D. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Cooper, Curtis J. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Copeland, Johnny L. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Corcoran, Bert D. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Cosner, David L. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Coulman, Kevin P. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Cox, Manuel A. - Sergeant, USMC - 12/4/83
    Croft, Brett A. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Crudale, Rick R. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Custard, Kevin P. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Cyzick, Russell E. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Daugherty, David L. - Corporal, USMC - 12/4/83
    Davis, Andrew L. - Major, USMC - 10/23/83
    Decker, Sidney James - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Devlin, Michael J. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Dibenedetto, Thomas A. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Dorsey, Nathaniel G. - Private, USMC - 10/23/83
    Douglass, Frederick B. - Sergeant Major, USMC - 10/23/83
    Dramis, George L. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 1/30/84
    Dunnigan, Timothy J. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Earle, Bryan L. - Hospitalman, USN - 10/23/83
    Edwards, Roy L. - Master Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Elliot, William D. Jr. - Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class, USN - 10/23/83
    Ellison, Jesse - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Estes, Danny R. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Estler, Sean F. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Evans, Thomas A. - Corporal, USMC - 12/4/83
    Faulk, James E. - Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class, USN - 10/23/83
    Fluegel, Richard A. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Forrester, Steven M. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Foster, William B. Jr. - Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class, USN - 10/23/83
    Fulcher, Michael D. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Fuller, Benjamin E. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Fulton, Michael S. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Gaines, William Jr. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Gallagher, Sean R. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Gander, David B. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Gangur, George M. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Gann, Leland E. - Staff Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Garcia, Randall J. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Garcia, Ronald J. - Staff Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Gargano, Edward J. - Corporal, USMC - 1/8/84
    Gay, David D. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Ghumm, Harold D. - Staff Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Gibbs, Warner Jr. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Giblin, Timothy R. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Gorchinski, Michael W. - Chief Electronics Technician, USN - 10/23/83
    Gordon, Richard J. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Gratton, Harold F. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Greaser, Robert B. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Green, Davin M. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Hairston, Thomas A. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Haltiwanger, Freddie Jr. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Hamilton, Virgel D. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Hanton, Gilbert - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Hart, William - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Haskell, Michael S. - Captain, USMC - 10/23/83
    Hastings, Michael A. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Hattaway, Jeffrey T. - Private First Class, USMC - 12/4/83
    Hein, Paul A. - Captain, USMC - 10/23/83
    Held, Douglas E. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Helms, Mark A. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Henderson, Ferrandy D. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Hernandez, Matilde Jr. - Master Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Hernandez, Rodolfo - Lance Corporal, USMC - 1/30/84
    Hester, Stanley G. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Hildreth, Donald W. - Gunnery Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Holberton, Richard H. - Staff Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Holland, Robert S. - Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class, USN - 10/23/83
    Hollingshead, Bruce A. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Holmes, Melvin D. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Howard, Bruce L. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Hudson, John R. - Lieutenant, USN - 10/23/83
    Hudson, Terry L. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Hue, Lyndon J. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Hukill, Maurice E. - Second Lieutenant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Iacovino, Edward S. Jr. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Ingalls, John J. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Innocenzi, Paul G. III - Warrant Officer, USMC - 10/23/83
    Jackowski, James J. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    James, Jeffrey W. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Jenkins, Nathaniel W. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Johnson, Michael H. - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class, USN - 10/23/83
    Johnston, Edward A. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Jones, Steven - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Julian, Thomas A. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Kees, Marion E. - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class, USN - 10/23/83
    Keown, Thomas C. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Kimm, Edward E. - Gunnery Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Kingsley, Walter V. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Kluck, Daniel S. - Sergeant, USA - 10/23/83
    Knipple, James C. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Kraft, Todd A. - Corporal, USMC - 12/4/83
    Kreischer, Freas H. III - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Laise, Keith J. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Lamb, Thomas G. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Lange, Mark A. - Lieutenant, USN - 12/4/83
    Langon, James J. IV - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Lariviere, Michael S. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Lariviere, Steven B. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Lemnah, Richard L. - Master Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Lewis, David A. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Lewis, Val S. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Livingston, Joseph R. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Losey, Donald George - Second Lieutenant, USMC - 8/29/83
    Lyon, Paul D. Jr. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Macroglou, John W. - Major, USMC - 10/23/83
    Maitland, Samuel - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Martin, Charlie R. - Staff Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Martin, Jack L. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Massa, David S. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Massman, Michael R. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Mattacchione, Joseph J. - Private, USMC - 10/23/83
    Maxwell, Ben H. - Staff Sergeant, USA - 4/18/83
    McCall, John - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    McDonough, James E. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    McMahon, Timothy R. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    McMaugh, Robert V. - Corporal, USMC - 4/18/83
    McNeely, Timothy D. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    McVicker, George N. II - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class, USN - 10/23/83
    Melendez, Louis - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Menkins, Richard H. II - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Mercer, Michael D. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Meurer, Ronald W. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Milano, Joseph P. - Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class, USN - 10/23/83
    Moore, Joseph P. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Morrow, Richard A. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Muffler, John F. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Munoz, Alex - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Myers, Harry D. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Nairn, David J. - First Lieutenant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Nava, Luis A. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Ohler, Michael J. - Captain, USMC - 10/16/83
    Olson, John A. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Olson, Robert P. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Ortega, Alexander M. - Staff Sergeant, USMC - 8/29/83
    Ortiz, Richard C. - Chief Warrant Officer 3, USMC - 10/23/83
    Owen, Jeffrey B. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Owens, Joseph A. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Page, Connie Ray - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Parker, Ulysses - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Payne, Mark W. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Pearson, John L. - Gunnery Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Perkins, Marvin H. - Corporal, USMC - 12/4/83
    Perron, Thomas S. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Phillips, John A. Jr. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Piercy, George W. - Chief Hospital Corpsman, USN - 10/23/83
    Plymel, Clyde W. - First Lieutenant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Pollard, William H. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Pomalestorres, Rafael I. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Prevatt, Victor M. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Price, James C. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Prindeville, Patrick K. - Staff Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Pulliam, Eric A. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Quirante, Diomedes J. - Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class, USN - 10/23/83
    Randolph, David M. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Ray, Charles R. - Gunnery Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Reagan, David L. - Corporal, USMC - 9/30/82
    Relvas, Rui A. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Rich, Terrence L. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Richardson, Warren - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Rodriguez, Juan C. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Rotondo, Louis J. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Salazar, Mark E. - Staff Sergeant, USA - 4/18/83
    San Pedro, Guillermo Jr. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Sauls, Michael C. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Schnorf, Charles J. - First Lieutenant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Schultz, Scott L. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Scialabba, Peter J. - Captain, USMC - 10/23/83
    Scott, Gary R. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Shallo, Ronald L. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Shipp, Thomas A. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Shropshire, Jerryl D. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Silvia, James F. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Sliwinski, Stanley J. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Smith, Kirk H. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Smith, Thomas G. - Staff Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Smith, Vincent L. - Captain, USMC - 10/23/83
    Soares, Edward - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Soifert, Alan H. - Staff Sergeant, USMC - 10/14/83
    Sommerhof, William S. - First Lieutenant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Spaulding, Michael C. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Spearing, John W. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Spencer, Stephen E. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Stelpflug, Bill J. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Stephens, Horace R. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Stockton, Craig S. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Stokes, Jeffrey G. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Stowe, Thomas D. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Sturghill, Eric D. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Sundar, Devon L. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Surch, James F. Jr. - Lieutenant, USN - 10/23/83
    Thompson, Dennis A. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Thorstad, Thomas P. - Staff Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Tingley, Stephen D. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Tishmack, John J. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Townsend, Henry Jr. - Corporal, USMC - 12/2/83
    Trahan, Lex D. - Private, USMC - 10/23/83
    Twine, Richard - Sergeant First Class, USA - 4/18/83
    Valle, Pedro J. - Corporal, USMC - 9/6/83
    Vallone, Donald H. Jr. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Walker, Eric R. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Walker, Leonard W. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Warren, Harley - Major, USAF - 9/25/82
    Washington, Eric G. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Weekes, Obrian - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Wells, Tandy W. - First Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Wentworth, Steven B. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Wesley, Allen D. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    West, Lloyd D. - Gunnery Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Weyl, John R. - Staff Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Wherland, Burton D. Jr. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Wigglesworth, Dwayne W. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Williams, Rodney J. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Williams, Scipio Jr. - Gunnery Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Williamson, Johnny A. - Lance Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Wint, Walter E. Jr. - Captain, USMC - 10/23/83
    Winter, William E. - Captain, USMC - 10/23/83
    Wolfe, John E. - Corporal, USMC - 10/23/83
    Woollett, Donald E. - First Lieutenant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Worley, David E. - Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class, USN - 10/23/83
    Wyche, Craig L. - Private First Class, USMC - 10/23/83
    Yarber, James G. - Sergeant First Class, USA - 10/23/83
    Young, Jeffrey D. - Sergeant, USMC - 10/23/83
    Zimmerman, William A. - First Lieutenant, USMC - 10/23/83


Chicken Soup for the Patriot's Soul: The Power of Youth

I'm talking to you, Young Conservatives, those under 40 and especially those under 30.

Some people have been Conservatives their whole lives, many without even realizing it. Some start off as Liberals and become disillusioned with the sheer lunacy of the Left and convert to Conservatism. Libs love to sink their claws into the young and indoctrinate them, but most of them come around by the time they grow up, take on responsibilities like a mortgage and car payments and raising kids. Many, however, never take on any responsibilities, and expect the government to raise their kids while they keep breeding more welfare recipients and voting for corrupt Democrats who keep them in poverty.

The Republican Party as we know it is a dying dinosaur and going extinct. Establishment Republicans have lost sight of true Conservatism and are selling out to the Left. I'm talking about the John McCain and Mitch McConnell and Dick Lugar and Lyndsey Graham types. The so-called Old Guard. Yes, there are a good number of solid Conservatives who are older than I am, like my fellow blogger John Coffey, a Navy veteran and a wonderfully funny story teller and a guy I respectfully look up to. But if we're gonna take our country back, I think it's the younger Tea Party types who need to take the lead, and the younger Conservatives out there really need to step up to the plate and become the new face of the Right and save this nation from the Leftist Scourge.

Looking at some of the New Breed Conservatives that I stand with and who I think are going to shift the paradigm of the Right they're all pretty close in age to me. Here in South Carolina, Representative Jeff Duncan is 47 and fiery Representative Trey Gowdy is 49. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina is 48. Two of the most vociferous and outspoken Conservatives on the scene right now are Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, or "elder statesman" of sorts at 50, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz , two years younger than me at 42.

The time for action is NOW, young America. You're already tens of thousands of dollars in debt due to the 17 TRILLION dollar federal defecit and the Left is looking to take more from you, not just in money but in freedoms.

Don't think you can make a difference? You think you're too young? You think no one will follow you?

Audie Murphy, the most highly decorated soldier in American history, was 19 when he earned his Medal of Honor.

How about our founding fathers? How old were they when we declared our independence on July 4th, 1776?

Additionally, naval hero John Paul Jones was 2 days shy of his 29th birthday. Ethan Allen was 38. John Hancock was 39. Patrick Henry, who said "Give me liberty or give me death!"  had recently turned 40. While Arthur Middleton was 34, his fellow delegate to the Continental Congress from South Carolina, Charles Pinckney, was a mere 18 when independence was declared. John Jay was 31. The man who regretted he had but one life to give for his country, Nathan Hale, was 21. James Monroe was 18. Polish Colonel Tadeusz Kosciuszko was 30. Thomas Paine was 39.

Neil Armstrong was 38 when he stepped onto the surface of the moon.

Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic at the age of 25.

And I'm pretty sure we've all seen the movie Braveheart. The real William Wallace was 26 when he started his war to gain Scotland's independence from England. He was just 33 when he was executed.

So, Young Conservatives...still think you're too young to lead, to make a difference? Like the old saying goes: LEAD, FOLLOW, OR GET OUT OF THE|WAY.

I repeat, the time for action is now, friends. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Million Veteran March in Pictures

Y'know, it's a sad state of affairs when our government, which is allegedly shut down, allows thousands of illegal aliens to gather on the closed Mall in Washington DC to bitch & whine for rights that are for citizens, but when our veterans, my brethren who have served this nation, fought & bled for it, have RIOT SQUADS with billy clubs and fists full of zip ties called out against them...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are some images of our veterans gathering peacefully in protest, and then picking up the barricades at the memorials and dropping them off at the White House.

Gas masks for tear gas, and lead-filled gloves to crack jaws.

I'm only following Herr Reischsfeuhrer's orders

The look of panic is kinda pathetic. Bike helmets and ASP batons, just looking for an excuse to swing.

This dude was NOT gonna be deterred or stopped

That cop so wants to steal that phone & smash it

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Democrats put the (D) in Despicable

They ain't called The Greatest Generation for nothin'....
I'm pretty sure I have seen just about everything now. The depths of just how spiteful, vindictive, petty, and outright detestably and contemptibly despicable the Democrat party is knows no limits.

Out of sheer spite and an effort to make the government shutdown as painful for people as possible, all the while blaming it on the Right, notably the TeaParty, the vile creatures who rule the land under the battle flag of the donkey are making life as painful as possible for The Everyman during this ridiculous government shutdown.

The first act that came to my attention was the setting up of barricades to close the World War Two Memorial in DC. This is an open-air monument on a city sidewalk open to pedestrian traffic. Ordinarily the monument has a staff of four, but the allegedly broke Feral Gubmint ™ has managed to free up as many as fifteen Park Police to set up BARRICADES to keep visiting WW2 vets from visiting their own memorial. Bear in mind that these vets are in their NINETIES, many in wheelchairs and in failing health. Bear in mind that the nation loses about a THOUSAND of these elderly WW2 vets a DAY and that this very well could be the only time before they die that they get to visit the monument to their accomplishments 70 years ago. Bear in mind that most of these veterans get to the memorial via the Honor Flight groups that use PRIVATE donations from PRIVATE citizens to fly these vets of the Greatest Generation to DC at no cost to the vets.  Bear in mind that the monument was paid for with PRIVATE FUNDS...well, 92% of it was. 

A direct mail fundraising effort brought in millions of dollars from individual Americans. Additional large donations were made by veterans' groups, including the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge and others. The majority of the corporate fundraising effort was led by two co-chairs: Senator Bob Dole, a decorated World War II veteran and 1996 Republican nominee for president; and Frederick W. Smith, the president and chief executive officer of FedEx Corporation and a former U.S. Marine Corps officer. The U.S. federal government provided about $16 million. A total of $197 million was raised. Private corporations and private citizens raised 92% of the money involved. So the government is so broke it has to shut down can spend resources of FOUR TIMES what keeps the monument open in order to close it down and block it from old men and kids on field trips. Not to be deterred, however, veterans MOVED those barricades and visited the monument anyways.

A group of Texas congressmen armed with bolt cutters made their way to the World War II Memorial in Washington after they learned the National Park Service had reinforced the barriers blocking the site with wire. According to Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) ,  “The president is trying to inflict the most amount of pain and suffering. This is not some bureaucratic mistake. This is Chicago thuggery. You try to make people hurt so they don’t resist what you tell them to do in the future.”

“It’s an open-air sidewalk for goodness sake,” Gohmert said. “It’s ridiculous.”

And when a group of Texas war veterans arrived Friday to see their memorial, several members of the Texas congressional delegation grabbed some bolt cutters and made their way to the National Mall.

“I was ready to go to jail,” said Representative Ralph Hall (R-TX). “If they got the handcuffs out, I’d have gone right with them.”. Hall is 90 years old and flew for the Navy during World War II.

Congressman Hall with his wire cutters, and in WW2. Don't mess with Texas, or Vets. Or Texas Vets.

Likewise, attempts have been made to close the open-air Korean War and Vietnam War memorials and both have been met with scorn and the breaching of barricades by veterans who refuse to be deterred by government thuggery. The police even had the audacity to bring German shepherd dogs to try and frighten people at the Vietnam wall.

They fought communism in Korea only to be subjected to it at home.

All gave some, some gave all, and others never served at all and just TAKE

Seriously. K-9 units at the Vietnam Wall to keep vets in line. Just like Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia.

It gets even more insane. 

Just before the weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was "closed" due to the shutdown. Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown. The Park Service will also have rangers on duty to police the ban of ACCESS TO THE OPEN OCEAN.  Florida Bay is the area of ocean off the Everglades over to the Keys, and Biscayne Bay is off Miami. The government will probably use more personnel and spend more resources to attempt to close the OCEAN than it would in its normal course of business. 

The government is also forcing people out of their own homes. Seriously. People who live at Lake Mead, the reservoir formed by Hoover Dam just 24 miles from Las Vegas, were told to vacate their OWN HOMES because of governmental TYRANNY.

Joyce Spencer is 77-years-old and her husband Ralph is 80. He has limited mobility and uses a walker and a scooter to get around. They've been spending most of their time in the family ice cream store since going home isn't an option.They've owned their home at the lake since the 1970's but on Thursday a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out.

Their Stewart's Point home sits on federal land, so even though the Spencers own their cabin outright, they're not allowed in until the government reopens. Park officials said property owners can visit only to retrieve belongings and issued a statement which reads in part, "Unfortunately overnight stays are not permitted until a budget is passed and the park can reopen."  Unbelievable.

Also forced out was 71-year old Bob Hitchcock, who has owned his vacation home on the lake for over 25 years. "I wouldn’t call it a government shutdown,” said Hitchcock, 71, a retired zone manager for 7-Eleven. “I’d call it a government meltdown. If my kids ever acted like these politicians are acting — it’s probably not politically correct to say this anymore — but I’d beat the crap out of them, then send them to their rooms.”

Bob Hitchcock, kicked out by Tyrants.
Christie Vanover, a spokeswoman for the Lake Mead Recreational Area said she while couldn’t put an exact number on how many residents were actually living in their vacation homes at the time of the government’s closure, she wanted to make one thing clear: “They are all vacation homes and everybody who lives in them are considered visitors,” she said. “If anybody needs to gather their personal belongings, we’re not going to deny them access. They can go do that. They just can’t spend the nights there or have barbecues during the day. They need to get in and get out.”. Wow...that's a helpful and positive attitude, you callous automaton. I hope you sleep well at YOUR home in YOUR bed while old folks are forced from theirs.

The jackbooted thugs of government have even squandered money and resources to spitefully put up blockade cones to keep motorists from seeing Mount Rushmore from a distance along the roadway. This is absurdity. It's petty and childish. And fed-up citizens have angrily removed the barricades.

The attempt to block the view of Mount Rushmore

This is what Americans think of your barricades, Tyrants.

Meanwhile, while the commissary grocery stores on military bases are closed and troops and retirees have to go buy their groceries on the economy at higher prices (hey, it's one of the few perks of service. Don't begrudge them a savings on their victuals), the GOLF COURSES on base are kept open so Lord Obama the Great can....of course...what else....GO GOLFING. Fiddle while Rome burns, the time the stink of the ash reaches your nose you'll be on fire...

Since Obama says it's cool to drone-strike American citizens, I'll assume there are Predator drones now over the Grand Canyon, because you simply cannot be allowed to enjoy a 2,000 square mile hole in the ground without the Almighty Government.

It's all Bush's fault, and you're a racist. Just remember that.