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First Amendment alive and well

Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party have one thing in common – they’re both proof the First Amendment is alive and well – even if one group advocates the overthrow of Wall Street while the latter advocates the overthrow of the freely elected democratic government (by violent means) if necessary.


Now, which do think is the true “domestic” enemy spoken of in the oaths our public officials, and members of the military, swear to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against?

When protestors from the various “Occupy” movements disrupt the flow of traffic, or allegedly throw things at the Oakland Police, that is not becoming a “domestic” enemy; it may be becoming a public nuisance, but it is not a “domestic” enemy.

When you hold up signs claiming the next time you come back you’ll be armed, or if you show up at rallies with weapons, and spout phrases proclaiming the need for “Second Amendment remedies” then you have truly become the “domestic” enemy, as in “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”.

So, go ahead conservatives, bad mouth the Occupy groups and vilify what they’re doing while supporting the Tea Party; but when they try to “take back” the government, and to usurp your constitutional protected liberties, don’t come crying to me when I’m standing in a line between them and you.

 

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Constitution

 

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GOTP of 1861

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Humor

 

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David G. Robinson

SFC David G. Robinson, 28, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., died Oct. 25 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  He was assigned to the U.S. Army Support Activity, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

SFC Robinson is the 4,481st American killed in support of the war in Iraq.

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in War on Terror

 

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West is very concerned about Iraq withdrawal?

So, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Congressional darling Allen (Walter E. Kurtz) West is saying he’s “very concerned” about President Obama’s announcement that American troops in Iraq will be brought home before the end of the year, saying it was another “campaigner-in-chief decision.”

Problem for former United States Army Colonel West – who was forced to retire after discharging his weapon next to a prisoner’s head who he’d threatened to execute – is that nobody really cares what his opinion is; and of course the fact the agreement to withdraw troops was signed by the previous occupant of the White House – one of the few things Bush did right concerning the war in Iraq.

You’d think as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Kurtz would know who’d signed what, but as a GOTP Congressman, facts just never seem to matter; no matter though – whether Bush or President Obama initiated the withdrawal, it’s the right thing to do. How long would conservatives have us stay there?

West’s a dolt who’s destined to be a one term wonder – he wants to portray himself as some wonderful military/national security expert but he’s somewhere just south of Looney Toonville, something he has in common with an awful lot of the Tea Party darlings in Congress.

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Father told son killed by ‘friendly fire’ in Afghanistan

According to United Press International (UPI) reports, a Texas doctor says a comrade of his son told him the U.S. Marine was killed in Afghanistan when a U.S. tank platoon opened fire on his unit.

Lance Cpl. Benjamin Whetstone Schmidt was killed in action 6 Oct 11 in Afghanistan; his death is reportedly still under investigation.

Dr. David Schmidt, team physician for the San Antonio Spurs, said the other Marine decided to tell him what happened because he had learned The Wall Street Journal was investigating the incident, the San Antonio Express-News reported. He said the Marine did not want him to hear about the “friendly fire” story from the newspapers.

Schmidt said he was told his son’s unit was in a firefight in Helmand province.

“What I’ve been told is that a tank platoon came upon them, mistook them for the bad guys and opened fire on the entire platoon. And that’s how Benjamin died,” Schmidt said.

Earlier, the Marines hold him his son was shot in the head by enemy fire.

When the military lies about how Marines and Soldiers are dying that smacks of defeat; there was no reason – NO REASON – for a family to be told their son was killed in action with the enemy when it was actually a horrible accident caused by the fog of war. Friendly fire deaths occur in a war zone, lying about them occur from someone’s swivel chair; Semper Fi must not apply to those scenarios.

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in War on Terror

 

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Birthers and the GOTP Candidates

Not since Donald “the Hair” Trump dropped his run for the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential nomination has the issue of President Barack Obama’s citizenship been raised, but now it seems the Reverend Ricky Perry is attempting to rekindle the birther conspiracy anew.

Apparently Reverend Ricky met with “the Hair” last month in New York City, and later told Parade Magazine he has no “definitive” answer on whether the president was born in the United States. “It’s a good issue to keep alive. It’s fun to poke at him,” he told John Harwood in a follow-up interview.

“It’s a good issue to keep alive”?

“It’s fun to poke at him”?

These are the types of comments that have catapulted Perry to bottom dwelling mud sucking stature in recent polling; we haven’t seen this type of ignorance in a GOTP candidate since another Texan vacated the White House recently.

But wait, what have other GOTP contenders said about the President’s illegitimacy?

Well, way back in March, just before she started her ill-fated run for the White House, Michele “Krazy” Bachmann said if she were to run the very first thing she’d do is offer up her birth certificate.

And of course like any good candidate courting the fringe uber-conservative Tea Party vote, Bachmann has hinted at cynicism of where exactly the President was born, but when asked on ABC’s Good Morning America, she said that it wasn’t for her to say, and that Americans should take the president at his word.

The very next month found Krazy still being quite lucid, and she said it was time to move on from the birther debate when ABC’s George Stephanopoulos showed her an official copy of the president’s birth certificate. “Well, that should settle it,” she said. “Yeah, there you go; because that is not the main issue facing the United States right now.”

However, all you have to do to make a conservative turn “Krazy” is ask them a question on FOX PAC and BAAAAM! In a recent interview with FOX, Krazy was critical of the president for not immediately addressing the question of his citizenship:

“It’s an interesting issue that has gone on for so long, and it’s one that the president could have solved very early on. All he had to do was just answer some questions and show his document, and then people do an attestation that this in fact is a legal document, and it’s over, it’s done. And I think the president has neglected to focus on answering that question for people, and that’s why a lot of people still have it lingering on their minds.”

When he was first asked about the subject during an interview with the Atlantic back in February, Herman Cain replied, “I have no idea (if he was born here) … because I have not reviewed all the various ‘proof’ one way or another.” He went on, “That’s not a yes or a no. I don’t know. I don’t have a dog in that fight.”

By this summer however Cain was singing a different tune, suggesting in an interview that the President wasn’t a citizen, but had been “raised in Kenya.” The assertion came in Cain’s explanation for why he doesn’t consider himself an African American, but rather an “American. Black. Conservative.” Obama, on the other hand, is “more of an international,” he said.

Perry and Bachmann’s opinions are meaningless – just like their respective candidacies – but Cain’s in the big leagues now and can ill afford to be placed amongst the lunatics of the GOTP travelling circus; the fact he’s not capable of dismissing this argument shows just how desperate he is to court the crazy fringe element of the FOX watching, talk radio kool-aid drinking Tea Party rallying uber-conservatives – the same ones who will not vote for a black man when it actually becomes time to pull the lever.

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Steven F. Shapiro


PFC Steven F. Shapiro, 29, of Hidden Valley Lake, Calif., died Oct. 21 in Tallil, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Shapiro was supporting Operation New Dawn in Iraq, the Department of Defense said.

According to the Tuesday statement, Shapiro was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Details about the circumstances leading to Shapiro’s death were not immediately available on Tuesday morning from Fort Hood.

However, a Fort Hood official said more information would be available later in the day.

Shapiro’s death occurred on the same day that President Obama announced that the remaining US troops in Iraq would be coming home by year’s end.

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PFC Shapiro is the 4,480th American killed in Iraq

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in War on Terror

 

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