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RIBBON CREEK: THE AFTERMATH…
“BOOT CAMP” 1956 AND AFTER…
Jack Webb as T/Sgt (Gunny) Jim Moore
The D.I., 1957
Platoon #104, PISC, 1956
The traditional means by which wisdom is passed down
from one generation of Marines to the next”
For Information regarding Ribbon Creek, Plt #71,
S/Sgt McKeon, PISC, etc. CLICK HERE!!!!!
More Info Also On GyG’s History & Traditions Site HERE!!!!!
The Thread Re Plt #71, S/Sgt McKeon, Etc. is a very long thread–you may not reach all the posts via the top link (above)–you may have to go to the next link (above) and backtrack through the pages to find all the posts/responses/ remaining parts of that thread, if interested.
In order to more fully understand, and discuss, either The D.I. or Full Metal Jacket (FMJ), I think, that information regarding that well known event in 1956 that preceded the making of the movie, The D.I. is in order. Thus, I have provided information regarding The Ribbon Creek Incident (above) to include my message board posts from Marines of Platoon #71, and others with information relating to that event.Marines have always argued among themselves as to how much tougher and better, etc. things were in “The Old Corps”! Nobody has recorded when this first began–best bet is 1775. When will it end? I would say, not as long as there is yet one Marine still standing!
And such it was and has been since one night in 1956 when something now referred to as The Ribbon Creek Incident occurred. Because of that, new arguments as to whether “boot camp” is as tough as it once was, or tougher, have gone on and on without ceasing. Many have always thought that this event of 1956 was a turning point in the way recruit training was to thereafter go for the Marine Corps, and much discussion has ensued as to what was right and wrong as a result of this. This webpage will not end such arguments, nor should it. But perhaps it can serve to bring out a few interesting points unknown to a now younger breed of Marines.
Most of us generally first learn of our Corps before we are Marines. That is when we first see a Marine movie–maybe John Wayne as Sgt John M. Stryker, in Sands of Iwo Jima; or, Retreat Hell, a movie of the first Marines to go to Korea in 1950, or maybe Battle Cry–or any one of dozens more movies about Marines. Whatever movie it was, most likely we never forgot it, nor did it leave us untouched as an individual.
OohRah!Ever wonder where some of the most common items of our Marine Corps history came from? Things like the term “Jarhead,” etc.? Most of these things are pretty well known by all Marines. But, then, there are also numerous cases where our accepted history is just plain inaccurate. For instance, Major Devereaux’s last message from the besieged Wake Island in early World War Two–”Send Us More Japs”–or that the red stripe on the blue uniform trousers of officers and NCOs (sometimes referred to as bloodstripes) commemorates the Marine blood spilled at the battle of Chapultapec in 1847. These two items are not true, and there are many more things like this that I have addressed elsewhere on my websites.
And then there are some cases where the origin of certain traditions are altogether unknown. Take for example, the case of the well known OohRah! What is its origin? What is its meaning? When and where did it start? Is it related to similar cries now in use by other military services? Nobody knows for sure. Yeah, most everybody has an opinion, but what is the straight scoop? Some of the more popular “opinions” on this include that OohRah comes from either (take your pick) a Turkish or a Russian battle cry, and was somehow adopted by U.S. Marines. For many years, I, myself, leaned in the direction that it may have originated with the 1956 film, The DI, staring Jack Webb as T/Sgt Jim Moore, who, in that movie, the “gunny” commands his recruit platoon (paraphrased), “Let me hear you GROWL, tigers!”
In any case, opinions on this abound–some ridiculous, some even humorous, but like I already said, nobody seems to knows for sure. OohRah is now well-entrenched in Marine Corps tradition, and although I have found that it is generally disliked and its use disapproved of by many old time Marines, one thing is for sure–it is here to stay! Personally, I think that provided we could determine valid and meaningful historical origin, much of this disapproval by old timers would soon be forgotten. And it seems like OohRah’s origin is not so far distant in our past that there should still be some old salts around even now who can clue us in on the straight scoop.
Somewhere I read….”The sea story is the traditional means by which wisdom is passed on from the older generation of Marines to the younger generation.”
That makes sense to me, and I have thought that if we’re ever going to get an answer on this it will be from Marines who were there and know. For at least a couple years now I have been using the resources of my e-mail and websites to seek information from Marines on this question, but the results have been disappointing. Up to now, that is.
The Flag Raisings – Lest We Forget!
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Of the two photos above, the one of the NYC firemen raising the flag at the site of the WTC after the 9/11 attack is now well known.
The other photo, however, is not so well known. That photo is one of the photos by Leatherneck magazine photographer, S/Sgt Lou Lowery, taken on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on 23 February 1945, of the actual flag raising there at about 1020 on that morning.
Lowery had accompanied 1/Lt. Harold G. Schrier and his 40-man combat patrol (Easy Company, 2ndBn, 28th Marines), up the hill to raise our national colors; this was the first time in 2,000 years that a foreign flag had been raised on the Japanese homeland.
Later that same day, a larger, “replacement” flag was substituted for the original, and was photographed at that time by Joe Rosenthal; and it was that photo that soon became famous as The Iwo Jima Flag Raising.
The WTC Flag picture, above, has recently appeared many times displayed together with Rosenthal’s photo, but I have never seen it in combination with the genuine article by Lowery, therefore, I think that this combination of photos above is more appropriate, and each photo complements the other most fully. .
WHO RAISED THAT FLAG ON IWO JIMA?
(The following is from the book, Iwo Jima…, by Marling/Wetenhall) The answer may surprise even long-time Marines who think they know their Marine Corps history…)
“…on February 24 when Schrier was notified, “Request you designate one member group of flag raisers report aboard Eldorado (AGC 11) early morning 25 February.Purpose news broadcast.
Schrier sent his second in command of the original patrol–PltSgt Ernest Ivy “Boots” Thomas.
At 0430 the next morning, Thomas found himself aboard the ship in the presence of Admiral Turner and General Howlin’ Mad” Smith. He was then interviewed by Don Pryor of CBS, who, microphone in hand, introduced him as “a modest but tough 20-year old fighting man from Tallahassee,” leader of the Marine platoon that captured Suribachi, “the first American in history who has ever raised Old Glory over a part of the Japanese Empire.”
A stunned pause. “No, Mr. Pryor,” Thomas interjected, “I don’t want to give that impression. The honor belongs to every man in my platoon. Three of us actually raised the flag–Lieutenant Harold G. Schrier, our company executive officer, Sergeant H.O. Hansen of Boston, and myself. But the rest of the men had just as big a part in it as we did.”
Thomas continued to point out that although he felt “mighty proud,” he did not consider himself a hero, or that he had done anything that the others hadn’t also done.”
(PltSgt Thomas, speaking to the media and Navy/Marine Corps top brass just a couple days after the flag raising on Iwo Jima!)
THE VANDEGRIFT REVELATIONS
The following is from Tedd Thomey’s Immortal Images, A Personal History of Two Photographers and the Flag Raising On Iwo Jima, Naval Institute Press, 1996 ”
The Vandegrift revelations surfaced in a book about Iwo Jima published in the spring of 1995. Albee and Freeman present evidence that, over a period of 2 1/2 years, from early 1945 to September 1947, General Vandegrift laid down a policy that suppressed issuance or recognitionof any of the Marine Corps’ Iwo Jima photography that might have diminished the uniqueness of the Rosenhtal classic.1″ ”
…The man most affected by this policy was Sgt Lou Lowery, the Leatherneck magazine photographer who had shot the photo of the first flag raising. Genaust was also affected because the commandant’s office used the policy to reject all efforts to honor the sergeant posthumously for his motion picture achievement…” ”
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 7:54:56 AM by CalvaryJohn
Here’s a snippet from Glenn Beck’s radio show 5/27/10 – this one clip should eternally disqualify Glenn Beck as a commentator on religion in the eyes of all informed listeners:
Here is a transcript provided by RazorKiss that starts at about 38 seconds into the clip (link):
Glenn: “…the Dead Sea Scrolls, you know what they are? Stu, do you know what the Dead Sea Scrolls are? Stu: Well, of course I do… Glenn: Now, c’mon, most people don’t. Stu: Well, I heard of them, I don’t really know Glenn: You don’t really know. You have no idea why they were there. Sara average person doesn’t know. Any idea, take a guess on why the Dead Sea Scrolls were there, or anything else. Sara(?): Something religious. Glenn: Okay, good. Even though I’ve explained this on this program a couple of times, I’m glad to see that even the people that work with me don’t even listen. So here’s what happened. When Constantine decided that he was going to cobble together an army, he did the Council of Nicea, right, Pat? Pat: Yea. Glenn: The Council of Nicea, and what they did is brought all of the religious figures together, all the Christians and then they said, “Ok, let’s put together the Apostles’ Creed, let’s you know, you guys do it.” So they brought all their religious scripture together, that’s when the Bible was first bound and everything else. And then they said, “Anybody that disagrees with this is a heretic and off with their head!” Well, that’s what the Dead Sea Scrolls are. The Dead Sea Scrolls are those scriptures that people had at the time that they said, “They are destroying all of this truth.” Whether it’s truth or not is up to the individual, but at that time those people thought that this was something that needed to be preserved and so they rolled up the scrolls and put them in clay pots and they put them in the back of caves where no one could find them. They were hidden scripture because everything was being destroyed that disagreed with the Council of Nicea and Constantine. That’s what those things are.”
Was economic collapse a planned power grab? Europe clamors to expose Bilderbergers, alleged masterminds behind money woes
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THE NEW WORLD DISORDER
Was economic collapse
a planned power grab?
Europe clamors to expose Bilderbergers,
alleged masterminds behind money woes
Posted: May 30, 2010
8:12 pm Eastern
By Drew Zahn
For years, whispers of the secretive organization of world leaders known as the Bilderberg Group were considered fodder for conspiracy theories, but in the wake of massive economic upheaval, Europe’s mainstream has joined the clamoring to find out what kind of financial wizardry has been going on behind the Bilderberg curtain.
Daniel Estulin, author of the hot-selling book, “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group,” has even been invited to present an unprecedented speech before the European Parliament in Brussels June 1 on the subject of the secretive cabal.
“In Spain, Bilderberg is the ‘it’ topic,” Estulin told WND. “The attention this is getting in the European mainstream press is equivalent to the New York Times or Wall Street Journal publishing extensively on it.”
The attention, Estulin said, has come as his predictions on the cost of oil and other economic factors – based on investigative reporting into the Bilderbergers – have proved more accurate than other economic models in Europe’s financial meltdown.
“Economists cannot explain it without acknowledging the shadow masters working to manipulate economies,” Estulin said. “There is a general awakening taking place in people and the national press. This is no longer the domain of conspiracy theorists. Especially in Europe, we’re seeing enough cracks to have hope that this dam will break and more and more people will demand to know what the Bilderberg Group has been doing.”
The Bilderberg Group is an annual, invitation-only conference usually with more than 100 of the globe’s most influential leaders, such as heads of state and business tycoons. It always is closed to the public and press, a privacy frequently ensured by armed agents.
WND reported attendance at last year’s event included U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner; Larry Summers, the director of the U.S. National Economic Council; Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; World Bank President Robert Zoellick; European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.
Look at the financial players involved, look at the Bilderberg Group’s history, then look at the world economy, Estulin says – you don’t have to be a conspiracy nut to recognize elite, powerful forces at work.
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Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 7:23:09 AM by Colonel Kangaroo
The time has come for postal employees to start flexing their political muscle.
The record is clear. The United States Postal Service has been abusing, bullying, and robbing their employees blind –through forced unpaid labor– all over the country for years now, and with complete impunity. So it’s time for both Postmaster General John E. Potter and Inspector General David C. Williams to go.
By overlooking the blatant corruption that has been clearly evidenced on their watch, they could both easily be charged with malfeasance at the very least.
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Amazing Archival Footage Of A Soviet Nuke Plugging A Leaking Gas Well
05-30-2010 • Businessinsider.com/
When it finally comes to this (maybe sometime in September?) we look forward to the disclaimer on the BP announcement: this has never been tried at a depth of 5,000 feet below sea level.
Standoff! Nation of Islam confronts Secret Service President’s men in testy showdown with Farrakhan mansion security
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Standoff! Nation of Islam
confronts Secret Service
President’s men in testy showdown
with Farrakhan mansion security
Posted: May 30, 2010
3:24 pm Eastern
NEW YORK – Secret Service agents and security officers of Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam engaged in what the White House called a “standoff” near President Barack Obama’s Chicago home last night.
Obama, who is spending the holiday weekend in Chicago, decided to pay a visit to a friend, Marty Nesbitt, for an old-fashioned barbeque.
Nesbitt, however, is a neighbor to the controversial Farrakhan, and that is when problems began.
According to White House press pool reports obtained by WND, a group of reporters were staking out the Obama family and were holding on a city street in front of the Farrakhan mansion.
At one point, the Secret Service allowed reporters off the van they were traveling in to get some fresh air.
About a dozen journalists congregated on the sidewalk in front of the Farrakhan home, which quickly prompted a visit by a so-called “polite man,” who asked the group “to stay off the grass,” though the White House pooler insisted they were on city property.
An Obama style Memorial Day: National Park Service removes replacement Mojave Desert Cross The Collins Report
An Obama style Memorial Day: National Park Service removes replacement Mojave Desert Cross
The Collins Report ^ | May 30, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 10:27:21 AM by jmaroneps37
Just in time for Memorial Day Obama’s National Park Service has poked our veterans in the eye by rewarding the lowlifes who stole the original Mojave Desert Veteran’s Memorial Cross. After a long hard fought victory to keep the cross which was a monument to the memory of America’s World War I veterans, patriots thought the battle was over. Nevertheless when the Left loses in court it merely takes the fight to the streets.
Shortly after the Supreme Court victory a group of two legged skunks pulled the cross down anyway.
Saddened but undaunted victorious concerned veterans raised the necessary funds and replaced the cross which stands on land owned the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Contrived rhetorical errors of Barack Obama, Fallacies used to trick listeners Eleven More Mental Mistakes of Obamatons By Kelly O’Connell
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Contrived rhetorical errors of Barack Obama, Fallacies used to trick listeners
Eleven More Mental Mistakes of Obamatons
By Kelly O’Connell Sunday, May 30, 2010
As a study of political fallacies, part two, this article continues an examination of defective examples of speech and debate, employed here by leftist supporters of the current Obama administration. Now are added eleven more fallacies to the ten previously outlined.
A fallacy is a badly structured argument, a faux point. Fallacies are common and recognizable errors of logic which regularly pop up in human interactions. Some use fallacies by accident, whereas others do so in an effort to take advantage of simple minded folks. Politicians, being veteran communicators, tend to use fallacies on purpose, tricking listeners into agreeing with them on false grounds.
As famed German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once observed, “It would be a very good thing if every trick could receive some short and obviously appropriate name, so that when a man used this or that particular trick , he could at once be reproved for it.” With this idea in mind, then, let’s further investigate the contrived rhetorical errors of Barack Obama, and his supporters, the indefatigably naive and unusually credulous Obamatons.
1. False Dichotomy (All or Nothing ie Either/Or)
The Fallacy of the False Dichotomy occurs when it is suggested only two ouctcomes are possible from a situation, and one of them is bad. So the “good” option must therefore be chosen to avoid disaster.
Example: When Obama claimed if the Stimulus wasn’t passed, the economy would crater. Again, when Barack warned if Obamacare was not passed immediately, the result would be eventual economic collapse.
Analysis: This may be Obama’s favorite fallacy. It combines the fear of apparent imminent catastrophe with an easy out – the “good” choice which must be taken to avoid chaos and destruction. Appeals to crisis and fear mongering are classic leftist ploys, ie the Chicken Little syndrome. This also an example of the Fallacy of Appeal to Fear.
2. Popular Corruption
The Fallacy of Popular Corruption claims all people in general are corrupt, and so deserve punishment. One variation: A group is claimed to be composed wholly of evil persons deserving retribution.
Example: Insurance executives grimly testify in DC that government plans to nationalize their industry will destroy their business model. Suddenly, red-nosed Senator Ted Hennessy of Gassachusetts rises, yelling “ We must help the little man, constantly ripped-off by these evil insurance companies!” He later celebrates the legislative victory with 17 consecutive Bloody Mary’s at Chappy’s Quickfix Bar & Grill.
Analysis: Is it really true all insurance executives are evil thieves? Again, are American insurance companies really just fraud operations? The Rule of Law must be used to analyze whether companies are defrauding the public, and not simply decided by politicians selling programs at whistle stops.
The Fallacy of Self-Interest is committed when a speaker suggests an idea should be supported simply because it benefits the listeners, regardless whether it is fair to anyone else.
Farrakhan, press have minor ‘stand-off’ in Obama’s neighborhood
Sun Times ^ | May 30, 2010 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 10:10:22 AM by FreeAtlanta
An interesting “stand-off’’ of sorts developed outside a barbecue President Obama was attending at a friend’s house Saturday night between followers of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on one side and members of the press and the U.S. Secret Service guarding the president on the other.
Just a few blocks from Obama’s home in the Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood, Obama’s friend Marty Nesbitt lives across the street from the ornate yellow-gold home where Farrakhan lives.
For the past two years…
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 10:08:01 AM by Behind Liberal Lines
President Barack Obama has begun his hometown holiday weekend by playing some basketball.
The president is in Chicago with his family for a few days over the Memorial Day weekend.
Obama left his home in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Saturday morning and arrived at the University of Chicago Lab School to play basketball.
He wore a Chicago White Sox cap — they’re his favorite baseball team.
His daughters, Malia and Sasha, attended the Lab School when the family lived in Chicago.
Jefferson Davis and the Memorial Day funeral train Remembering Jefferson Davis By Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
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Jefferson Davis and the Memorial Day funeral train
Remembering Jefferson Davis
By Calvin E. Johnson Jr. Saturday, May 29, 2010
“Nothing fills me with deeper sadness than to see a Southern man apologizing for the defense we made of our inheritance. Our cause was so just, so sacred, that had I known all that has come to pass, had I known what was to be inflicted upon me, all that my country was to suffer, all that our posterity was to endure, I would do it all over again.’‘——Jefferson Davis
Monday, the 31st day of May, in the year of our Lord 2010, is Memorial Day. It was on Memorial Day—Wednesday May 31, 1893, when the remains of Jefferson Davis was re-interred at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.
Thursday June 3rd, is the 202nd birthday of Jefferson Davis?
Jefferson Davis served the United States as a soldier, statesmen and Secretary of War. He was also the first and only President of the Confederate States of America.
On Saturday, April 24, 2010, a statue depicting Jefferson Davis and two of his sons Joseph and adopted Black son Jim Limber was unveiled at Beauvoir, http://www.beauvoir.org , the last home of Jefferson Davis located on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast.
If you listen closely, and the wind blows in the right direction, you might hear a train whistle in the distance.
When I was growing up near Atlanta, Georgia, this and the sound of “taps” from nearby Fort McPherson were special sounds. Today, air conditioners and closed windows segregate the sounds of the trains, owls and the wonderful sounds that are nature’s symphony at night.
On Sunday, May 28, 1893, a few days before “Memorial Day”, in New Orleans, a story began that overshadowed all other events reported in the newspapers of the South and that of the North.
This was the day when the remains of Jefferson Davis, former president of the Confederate States of America, laid in state at Confederate Memorial Hall in the historic crescent city of New Orleans.
Jefferson Davis died in 1889 and was buried at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans. Four years later, May 27, 1893, his body was moved from the burial site, placed in a new heavy brass trimmed oak casket and taken to Confederate Memorial Hall where it was placed on a huge oaken catafalque.
At 4:30 P.M., May 28th, a funeral service was held for Mr. Davis and a moving memorial address was delivered by Louisiana’s Governor Murphy J. Foster as thousands listened. There were no sounds of cars, planes, sirens, cell phones or sound systems. They did not exist. A reverent silence fell among the people as the casket was given to the commitment of veterans from Virginia who had been sent to receive it.
The procession then formed for a slow march to the railroad station on Canal Street.
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 9:48:02 AM by scottfactor
Watch this video and imagine, if you will, Bill O’Reily or Hannity or Rush making such a statement….the liberal lefty media would go nuts over this. Maher? He gets a pass. Read this excerpt, then watch the video…
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 7:31:44 AM by Scanian
In April of this year, I wrote an article for American Thinker about David Remnick’s new book, The Bridge, and titled it, “New Obama Bio Strengthens Case for Dreams Fraud.”
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 9:16:21 AM by libstripper
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Media organizations say they are being allowed only limited access to areas impacted by the Gulf oil spill through restrictions on plane and boat traffic that are making it difficult to document the worst spill in U.S. history.
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 8:31:52 AM by chickadee
Friday, Sestak told the media about one — and just one — short conversation he had with Clinton during which he made clear he wasn’t interested in any offers from the White House to clear the field for Specter.
In his own statement about the matter, Sestak claims “I told President Clinton that my only consideration in getting into the Senate race or not was whether it was the right thing to do for Pennsylvania working families and not any offer.”
Can you even imagine that?
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 6:43:00 AM by MTank50
Memorial Day, May 26, 2003
Border law opponents want international fix in Arizona
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 29, 2010 | Bob Unruh
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 8:21:55 AM by Man50D
Lawmakers from Arizona who oppose their state’s crackdown on illegal aliens are joining up with lawmakers from the Mexican state of Sonora to call on the Organization of the American States for a fix.
The Arizona statute, which essentially duplicates federal law to allow law enforcement officers to check the legal status of those they have reasonable suspicion may be in the United States illegally, has been targeted byMexican authorities.
WND reported when the Mexican government said it respected the Obama administration’s decision to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S. southern border to counter cross-border drug and weapons trafficking as long as the troops don’t enforce U.S. immigration laws.
Is it really an invasion? Read “Conquest of Aztlan: Will Mexicans retake American Southwest?”
The Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C., said, “Regarding the administration’s decision to send 1,200 National Guard servicemen to the U.S. Southern border, the government of Mexico trusts that this decision will help to channel additional U.S. resources to enhance efforts to prevent the illegal flows of weapons and bulk cash into Mexico, which provide organized crime with its firepower and its ability to corrupt.”
It continued, “Additionally, the government of Mexico expects that National Guard personnel will strengthen U.S. operations in the fight against transnational organized crime that operates on both sides of our common border and that it will not, in accordance to its legal obligations, conduct activities directly linked to the enforcement of immigration laws [emphasis added].”
A first priority of all totalitarians is to rewrite their country’s history in order to make their “leadership” appear to be indispensable to the nation’s very survival. Thus, perhaps the most widely-used American history text in today’s universities is A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn. Published without a single source citation, Zinn informs today’s college students that Maoist China, where tens of millions of innocent civilians were murdered by their own government, was “the closest thing” in all of history “to a people’s government, independent of outside control.”
The Gulf Spill: Seizing a Crisis to Grab Your Power (Or how about creating a crisis)
Big Government ^ | March 29, 2010 | Christopher C. Horner
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 12:26:51 AM by This Just In
The Gulf Spill: Seizing a Crisis to Grab Your Power Posted By Christopher C. Horner On May 28, 2010
Yesterday’s announcements of slitting our own throat of domestic energy production gives cause to revisit who the man is and where he wants to take us.
Rahm Emanuel among others in the Obama administration are on record asserting their philosophy that no “crisis” should ever go to waste. This mentality, of course, carries the moral hazard of promoting “crises” in the news cycle, and as an operating mentality. We have seen this among green activists (including Obama appointees for decades.
With crises being your strategic plan for hooks to impose an unpopular and radical agenda, you might even allow crises to develop where they could have been nipped into mere incidents. Who knows.
We do know that Obama has a record of words and now deeds declaring war on all sources of energy that work, including their domestic production: shale gas, coal, oil shale, and petroleum.
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 6:12:40 PM by BlogMommag
Wayne’s report is a pay for view service and the following is a small excerpt from it. Wayne writes that not only is Obama gay but it names favorite clubs and a gay dating service run by Rev. Wright that Obama and another young man in the congregation used. The other young man was later murdered. According to WMR, Rahm (the boy ballet dancer) Emmanuel is also member of the gay club.
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“May 24, 2010 — SPECIAL REPORT. Obama and Emanuel: members of same gay bath house club in Chicago President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bath house in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city.
The bath house, Man’s Country, caters to older white men and it has been in business for some 30 years and is known as one of uptown Chicago’s “grand old bathhouses.” WMR was told by sources who are familiar with the bath house that it provides lifetime memberships to paying customers and that the club’s computerized files and pre-computer paper files, include membership information for both Obama and Emanuel. However, sources close to “Man’s Country” believe the U.S. Secret Service has purged the computer and filing cabinet files of the membership data on Obama and Emanuel.
Rense.Com: An Ex-Green Beret Officer Remembers Memorial Day 2010
Turning Dreams Into Nightmares
By Joe Cortina
Do I ‘remember’ Memorial day? You bet your sweet buns I do! I also remember how it started and and how it is was celebrated in REAL AMERICAN LIFE, and the total hypocrisy it is today!
This is how it got started. A Union General named John A Logan who was the Union Vets assoc leader decided to see if he could inflict even more pain and insult to still grieving widows and crying orphans of those terrible “rebels”. Notice the callus use of language that could ONLY be interpreted as demeaning to ALL of the CSA dead who fought in defense of THEIR land and THEIR families and THEIR freedom. Remember all you witless brainwashed history experts the civil war was NOT fought for freeing the slaves bull****! IT WAS FOUGHT FOR STATES RIGHTS. Yes Dorothy the North had slaves too…
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September 27 marks the anniversary of the publication of the first of the Antifederalist Papers in 1789. The Antifederalists were opponents of ratifying the US Constitution. They feared that it would create an overbearing central government, while the Constitution’s proponents promised that this would not happen. As the losers in that debate, they are largely overlooked today. But that does not mean they were wrong or that we are not indebted to them. In many ways, the group has been misnamed. Federalism refers to the system of decentralized government. This group defended states rights — the very essence of federalism — against the Federalists, who would have been more accurately described as Nationalists. Nonetheless, what the so-called Antifederalists predicted would be the results of the Constitution turned out to be true in most every respect.
The Antifederalists warned us that the cost Americans would bear in both liberty and resources for the government that would evolve under the Constitution would rise sharply. That is why their objections led to the Bill of Rights, to limit that tendency (though with far too little success that has survived to the present).
Antifederalists opposed the Constitution on the grounds that its checks on federal power would be undermined by expansive interpretations of promoting the “general welfare” (which would be claimed for every law) and the “all laws necessary and proper” clause (which would be used to override limits on delegated federal powers), creating a federal government with unwarranted and undelegated powers that were bound to be abused.
|28 May 10: For me, Gary Lynn Grimes symbolizes the young men and women who gave (and continue to give) their lives in one unnecessary war after another. A republication of this tribute is a tradition at FlyoverPress.com. — the(ex)gunny, 419
Hey Grimes, what’s up dude?
Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother.Shakespeare, Henry IV, Act IV, Scene 3
19 Nov 02
Hey Grimes, what’s up? How are things going for you up there in Valhalla? With Memorial Day coming, I thought I’d drop you a line. I don’t talk about it much, but there has not been a single day in over 32 years that I haven’t thought about you.
I remember the first time we met. It was in Staging Battalion at Camp Pendleton. At the ripe old age of 24, I was a good deal older than average. You’ve heard of the generation gap? Well, I was the gap. I had little in common with the guys of my rank, with whom I was allowed to socialize. But, although you were still very young, you were different–an enthusiastic, bubbling, peached faced kid from Amarillo, TX. Remember our big plans for me to teach you to ride bulls and bareback horses when we got back to the world? Boy, what a couple of dreamers!
Posted on Friday, March 12, 2010 12:13:05 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
The left-leaning Mother Jones magazine’s fascinating cover story this month profiles a growing militia-style group on the right called Oath Keepers. The twist is that Oathkeepers are largely active-duty members of the military who are preparing to disobey their Commander-in-Chief.
The story features Lee Pray (not his real last name), a private based at Fort Drum:
In Pray’s estimate, it might not be long (months, perhaps a year) before President Obama finds some pretext—a pandemic, a natural disaster, a terror attack—to impose martial law, ban interstate travel, and begin detaining citizens en masse. One of his fellow Oath Keepers, a former infantryman, advised me to prepare a “bug out” bag with 39 items including gas masks, ammo, and water purification tablets, so that I’d be ready to go “when the shit hits the fan.”
Posted: 28 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT
This is great, and Missouri isn’t the only State doing this. What this bill will do is tell the Federal Government that citizens of Missouri will NOT be bound by any law the Federal Government makes which is unconstitutional (like Obamacare, for example). It would allow Federal taxes to be drawn into the State’s Treasury and given to the Federal Government based on how well the Feds perform based on Constitutional issues. This could even go so far as to exempt Guns made and sold in Missouri from being under any Federal Controls or Regulations.
Some other things this bill would do, in addition to what’s listed above:
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:05:24 AM by Federalist Patriot
Here is video of Dick Morris on “Hannity” where they discussed the Sestak Job Offer Scandal. Hannity made the point that the unpaid position the White House claims they had Bill Clinton offer to Sestak was not a very high position. But Morris disagreed, saying it was a significant post, and would be grounds for impeachment.
This aired before Byron York came out with the news that Sestak would not have even been eligible for appointment to the Intel Presidential Advisory Board because he has a Federal job as a member of Congress.
Morris argued that a Grand Jury should be empaneled to look into the case, because this “could be an impeachable offense.”
Patton speech in Los Angeles 1945 and death. (Narrated by Ronald Reagan)
Youtube ^ | 1945 | Movietone News
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 9:07:51 AM by Virginia Ridgerunner
Patton giving one of his last public speeches in Los Angeles, 1945, before he returned to Europe and died after a freak automobile accident.
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 9:34:34 AM by Incorrigible
I never noticed this particular column before but it popped up in my newscatcher RSS feeds this morning.
The Obama Messiah Watch by Tim Noah at Slate is apparently keeping tabs on the media and it’s portrayal of Obama as the second coming.
This time he calls out Jonathan Alter’s new book “The Promise” which details President Obama’s first year. There’s more information at the link but here is a passage from that book:
“Rabbi David Saperstein, reading from Psalms in English and Hebrew, noticed from the altar that the good men and women of the congregation that day, including the Bidens and other dignitaries, had not yet stood. Finally Bishop Vashti McKenzie of the African Methodist Church asked that everyone rise. At that moment Saperstein saw something from his angle of vision: “If I had seen it in a movie I would have groaned and said, ‘Give me a break. That’s so trite.’” A beam of morning light shown [sic] through the stained-glass windows and illuminated the president-elect’s face. Several of the clergy and choir on the altar who also saw it marveled afterward about the presence of the Divine.”
Is the Impeachment of Barack Obama Moving Forward?
Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2010 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 9:34:44 AM by Kaslin
All of a sudden, everyone is talking about the possibility of impeaching Barack Obama.
Drudge is writing about it. Sean Hannity is talking about it. Dick Morris is saying that the potential scandal is “enormous.”. Karl Rove called it an “extraordinary charge.” WorldNetDaily.com wrote that “it could be grounds for impeachment.”
What happened? The story surrounding the alleged bribe of Congressman Joe Sestak initially broke way back in February. We wrote about it then, but it never broke out into the mainstream media. But because of activist pressure and the courageous work of California Congressman Darrell Issa the story refused to die.
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 9:19:43 AM by Kaslin
Since America became a nation, four of her greatest generals have served two terms as president: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses Grant and Dwight David Eisenhower.
Not one of these generals led America into a new war.
Washington was heroic in keeping the young republic out of the wars that erupted in Europe after the French Revolution, as were his successors John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
Jackson, arguably America’s greatest soldier — who won the Battle of New Orleans, which preserved the Union, and virtually annexed Florida — resisted until his final days in office recognizing the Republic of Texas, liberated by his great friend and subaltern Sam Houston.
Jackson wanted no war with Mexico.
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Obama Threatens 14 US Governors With Immediate Arrest
Posted By Europe On 26/05/2010 @ 9:15 pm In Manipulation, North America, Politics, Suppression | 96 Comments
A chilling report from the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) prepared for Prime Minister Putin warns today that United States President Barack Obama has had served on 14 US Governors National Security Letters (NSLs) warning that if their actions in attempting to form what are called State Defense Forces are not halted they will face “immediate” arrest for the crime of treason.
The use of NSLs in the United States was authorized by the Patriot Act law enacted after the September 11, 2001 attacks and forbids anyone receiving them from even acknowledging their existence, and was reauthorized by Obama’s “rubberstamp” Congress this past February over the objections of both civil and human rights groups who warned they mimic similar type “government security notices” enacted under both the former German Nazi and Soviet Communist regimes.
(click above for article…)O’ say can you see….mater of fact, NO! it cannot be seen…Our Flag is NOT there….!!!!*****
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Is there evidence of the US actually supplying the enemy?
Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 05/28/2010 | Mark Shoffner
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 2:44:54 PM by mshoffner
There are rumors on the winds in Afghanistan that funding for the Taliban is funneled from the US government. At this point, just a rumor. There are a few top theories that are thought by the Afghan nationals.
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 9:35:02 PM by amabokcarab
I know many of you dont like Mr. Beck, but as a proud black conservative, I feel an obligation to pass this on. It makes me even more proud to be American than I already was.
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 1:56:27 AM by neverdem
The federal government appears to be becoming more a parasite than a protector to the several states that organized its creation. The state of Louisiana has two enemies at present: One is an immense oil slick, and the other is a federal government doing its utmost to make matters worse. While the oil slick is lifeless (as well as life-choking) and is moved by wind and wave with no course of its own, the federal enemy is willfully obstructionist, uncaringly incompetent, and hopelessly uncoordinated.
The people and government of Louisiana have prepared an emergency plan to protect their marshes and bayous from the floating sludge: a chain of barrier islands made of sand dredged from the shallow bottom of the Gulf. The sand barrier would hold the oil offshore, preventing it from destroying the marshes and wetlands, and allow for a much easier cleanup of the oil by catching it on relatively straight, featureless sandy levies — as opposed to attempting to clean oil from the labyrinthine bogs, swamps, and marshes of Southern Louisiana’s Bayou Parishes.
Who owns your Personal info? Facebook Google or You…?
CBS47 ^ | 5-28-10 | cakid1
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 12:07:26 AM by cakid1
Who owns your – Personal info? Facebook Google or You…?
Here’s a clue.
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 8:01:18 AM by SonOfDarkSkies
In his press conference this week, the President has the audacity to stand before the America people (on television at least) and insult the flag and the country for which it stands. This incompetent pretender has the nerve to dishonor our flag, this flag for which so much American blood has been spilt, by refusing to stand beside it.
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Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 8:18:45 PM by this is my country
May 24, 2010 – SPECIAL REPORT from WAYNE MADSEN.
Obama and Emanuel: Members of same gay bath house in Chicago
President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bath house in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city. The bath house, Man’s Country, caters to older white men and it has been in business for some 30 years and is known as one of uptown Chicago’s “grand old bathhouses.” WMR was told by sources who are familiar with the bath house that it provides one-year “lifetime” memberships to paying customers and that the club’s computerized files and pre-computer paper files, include membership information for both Obama and Emanuel. The data is as anonymized as possible for confidentiality purposes. However, sources close to “Man’s Country” believe the U.S. Secret Service has purged the computer and filing cabinet files of the membership data on Obama and Emanuel. Members of Man’s Country are also issued club identification cards. WMR learned that Obama and Emanuel possessed the ID cards, which were required for entry. Obama began frequenting Man’s Country in the mid-1990s, during the time he transitioned from a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School to his election as an Illinois State Senator in 1996. Emanuel, reportedly joined Man’s Country after he left the Clinton White Hosue and moved back to Chicago in 1998, joining the investment firm of Wasserstein Perella and maintaining his membership during his 2002 campaign for the U.S. 5th District House seat vacated by Rod Blagojevich, who was elected governor.
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 3:55:21 PM by pissant
MARJAH, Afghanistan – How does the world love thee, Sarah Palin? Let me count the ways.
Somewhere in Afghanistan, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Benjamin Lepping pays tribute to the former Alaskan governor with a tattoo on his left butt cheek, according to the Military Times.
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 3:04:44 PM by SeekAndFind
A two year old child in Indonesia has incited worldwide outrage. A video showing the toddler smoking a cigarette popped up on the internet site YouTube. Little Sumatran Ardi Rizal is addicted to the cancer causing sticks claims his father. His father Mohammed Rizal claims the baby throws a fit if he does not get a cigarette.
The elder Rizal says he gave his son his first cigarette when he was just 18 months old, and he has been smoking ever since. The little guy is up to 40 cigarettes a day, more than an average adult would normally smoke. Rizal goes on to say his son looks healthy, so he does not see the harm in allowing him to smoke. However, the so-called healthy child is unable to run with other children. Officials in the small fishing village where the Rizals live has offered to buy the family a car if they will make the baby stop smoking.
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 3:04:57 PM by Starman417
Barack Obama ordered 1200 National Guard troops to the Mexican “In a move to quell growing public anger and mounting fear over illegal immigration.”
But sending those troops has nothing to do with illegal immigration.
US National Guard troops being sent to the Mexican border will be used to stem the flow of guns and drugs across the frontier and not to enforce US immigration laws, the State Department said Wednesday.
Mexican President Calderon demanded that these troops not be used to restrict illegal immigration:
‘Press Wouldn’t Cover Sestak Story If Rahm Announced It On Pennsylvania Ave. In A Speedo’
newsbusters ^ | 5/28/10 | Mark Finkelstein
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 12:15:38 PM by Nachum
Just how desperately does the MSM want to bury the Sestak job-bribe story? Yesterday we reported Time editor Rick Stengel’s risibly feigned ignorance of the matter. On Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough broke off a colorful metaphor to describe the liberal media’s see-no-evil approach to the subject, saying the MSM wouldn’t cover the story “if Rahm Emanuel announced it in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue wearing nothing but a Speedo.” Mika Brzezinski broached the subject by mentioning that she had gotten “hammered” by her husband
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“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” – Barack Obama “Audacity of Hope”
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Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 3:52:38 AM by Talkradio03
Brilliant…Rush on his program, fires off 10 questions he would have asked the Anointed One at the White House Presser…(Video)
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U.K. Guardian: “neutral” International Red Cross is training Taliban in life saving first aid ~ The Collins Report
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 10:08:58 AM by jmaroneps37
Is this stupidity or treachery?
The local Afghan Red Cross, an arm of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has been training Taliban fighters in basic first aid and supplying the same people who are killing American and Allied soldiers everyday with the necessary equipment to do the job.
In April the (ICRC) trained more than 70 of these murderous thugs who have also been killing Afghan police officers and soldiers.
When pressed for an explanation of its atrocious conduct the ICRC said it had instituted the life saving classes because the countryside is strewn with landmines and roadblocks preventing people from getting to hospitals for treatment.