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Obama Is Hollowing Out Our Military
by Sara Noble
We are, after all, facing an $88 billion dollar cut to the increase in spending in our three trillion dollar budget but since it will only affect half the year, the cuts are half. This is Obama chump change. The problem comes in when one considers that half the cuts come from defense.
If we can’t cut 2.4% to the INCREASE in spending, we are hopeless and will eventually go bankrupt.
All those teachers, who are not hired by the federal government, were not fired. The day cares are still up and running. The firemen, who are also not hired by the federal government, continue to work. The federal employees, including the janitors, are still employed as Obama knew they would be when he claimed otherwise in his Friday speech.
The one concern that is legitimate and devastating are the continued cuts to our military.
To date, Obama has cut 14 times what the Sequester cuts and all of a sudden he is concerned? That strains credulity.
Defense cuts continue while Obama continues to cut our nuclear armaments. The START Treaty which demands no cuts from the Russians, is only aimed at using them as an excuse to disarm the United States. He plans another treaty with the Russians to bring the destruction of nuclear armaments to 30% with an end goal of 80%. He also wants to look next at destroying small armaments. These are not weapons we can afford to create again. Once they are gone, they are gone.
President Obama refuses to set up defense shields – he is resetting a our relationship with Russia now that he has “more flexibility.”
Read the entire piece here.
Ya know, for a guy who supposedly lectured on the Constitution (no, he was not a professor), it appears that he’s quite unfamiliar with said document. Right there in the Preamble it states “provides for the common defense“.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
See? Right there!! Notice that it also says “insure domestic Tranquility“. I don’t know about you, but I’m not seeing a whole lot of “domestic tranquility“.
So, how is it that Obama thinks gutting the military is a good idea? Well, he hates the military. That’s quite obvious. He’s not too fond of Americans in general. Allowing criminals free run of the country (border security? pfft!), putting enemies in place of prominence and power, refusing to put ships in areas of danger to the U.S. How are these actions ‘providing for the common defense‘?
Apparently, a robotic squirrel is more important to Barack Hussein Obama than the safety and security of the American people.
Four more soldiers have been arrested accused of stealing 798 30 round capacity M4 magazines from Lexington’s National Guard Armory.
Lexington Police said none of the magazines were loaded at the time of the theft.
WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News was first to tell you about Bells Police officer Jonathan Walker’s arrest. Now, four of his fellow guardsmen, Richard Walker, 42, Jeremy Camper, 32, Ronald Clark, 38, and Ryan Bromley, 24 have all been charged with theft over $1,000.
“We teach our grandsons to respect soldiers for what they do, now, how can I turn around and say you need to respect these people,” said Lexington resident, Cindy Denison.
Officers said they recovered 593 magazines on the date they were reported missing, and on February 15, 200 more were recovered.
If members of the National Guard, who are meant to protect the people, are nothing more than common thieves, why should we have any trust in them at all? No, not all Guardsmen are scum, the majority of them are honorable men and women. Unfortunately, trash like this, who would steal from us….yes, US, because we pay for those magazines…who’s to say they wouldn’t come into your home during a crisis, and rob you blind, or even, God forbid, fire on you? To me, this is worse than a kid robbing a convenience store. We put our trust in the Guard, we don’t trust the petty thief trying to make a fast buck.
And I have to ask….if they were empty, what would be the point? Yes, I know, such magazines are getting hard to find, but then again, so is ammo.
Why a Car Commercial Can Make You Cry
Is there a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces in your life? If so, tears likely came to your eyes when you saw Jeep’s Super Bowl commercial. Oprah Winfrey’s voice-over was a moving tribute to those who fight for us: “In your home, in our hearts—you’ve been missed. You’ve been needed. You’ve been cried for, prayed for.”
Merely a week after military exercises featuring Blackhawk helicopters were flown over the Miami skyline, the Florida Highway Patrol has informed the public that it will set up “vehicle inspection checkpoints” on specific roadways in at least six Florida counties that will be established during daytime hours.
State troopers will be requesting drivers licenses and conducting a visual inspection of every third vehicle once the checkpoint has been established.
So what’s the point of these random vehicle checks of every third car, you may ask? From the Tampa Bay Action News site:
Q: What are “vehicle inspection checkpoints”? Troopers aren’t mechanics, so why are they checking my car?
A: Per FHP, defective vehicle equipment, such as bad brakes, worn tires and defective lighting equipment, poses dangers to the public.
I find all this ‘military training’ over American cities more than a little disconcerting. I’m not of a conspiracy mind, but all this is mighty suspicious. I love my country, but I do NOT trust my government. I pray our military, and LEOs, remember their oaths!
(Some folks need to be reminded on a regular basis.)
Rules for the Non-Military (Make sure you read #13)
Dear Civilians, ‘We know that the current state of affairs in our great nation has many civilians up in arms and excited to join the military. For those of you who can’t join, you can still lend a hand. Here are a few of the areas where we would like your assistance:
1. The next time you see any adults talking (or wearing a hat) during the playing of the National Anthem- kick their ass.
2. When you witness, firsthand, someone burning the American Flag in protest – kick their ass.
3. Regardless of the rank they held while they served, pay the highest amount of respect to all veterans. If you see anyone doing otherwise, quietly pull them aside and explain how these veterans fought for the very freedom they bask in every second. Enlighten them on the many sacrifices these veterans made to make this Nation great. Then hold them down while a disabled veteran kicks their ass.
4. If you were never in the military, DO NOT pretend that you were. Wearing battle dress uniforms (BDUs) or Jungle Fatigues, telling others that you used to be ‘Special Forces’. Collecting GI Joe memorabilia, might have been okay when you were seven years old, now, it will only make you look stupid and get your ass kicked.
5. Next time you come across an *Air Force* member, do not ask them, ‘Do you fly a jet?’ Not everyone in the Air Force is a pilot. Such ignorance deserves an ass-kicking (children are exempt).
6. If you witness someone calling the Coast Guard ‘non-military’, inform them of their mistake – and kick their ass.
7. Next time Old Glory (the US flag) prances by during a parade, get on your damn feet and pay homage to her by placing your hand over your heart. Quietly thank the military member or veteran lucky enough to be carrying her – of course, failure to do either of those could earn you a severe ass-kicking.
9. ‘Your mama wears combat boots’ never made sense to me – stop saying it! If she did, she would most likely be a vet and therefore would kick your ass!
10. ‘Flyboy’ (*Air Force*), ‘Jarhead’ (*Marines*), ‘Grunt’ (*Army*), ‘Squid’ (*Navy*), ‘Puddle Jumpers’ (*Coast Guard*), etc., are terms of endearment we use describing each other. Unless you are a service member or vet, you have not earned the right to use them. Using them could get your ass kicked.
11. Whether or not you become a member of the military support our troops and their families. Every Thanksgiving and religious holiday that you enjoy with family and friends, please remember that there are literally thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen far from home wishing they could be with their families. Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day. Without them our country would get its ass kicked.
12. It’s the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It’s the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
It’s the Veteran, not the community organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
It’s the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.
AND ONE MORE:
13. If you ever see anyone singing the national anthem in Spanish – KICK THEIR ASS.
WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE! IN GOD WE TRUST!
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I support our troops. That is a fact. It won’t change. However, due to recent events, I won’t be supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, unless they change their policy. This truly saddens me.
You see, I give from the heart, BECAUSE of my faith. It was what I was taught, and will continue for the rest of my time on this earth. When an organization rejects such faith, then I must reject them. I know they do good work for our returning wounded troops, but there are other organizations who work just as hard for them. We don’t have much money to spare anymore, so I must be quite selective as to where it goes, and who it will truly aid.
As reported by Todd Starnes at Fox Radio, the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and Academy, Wallace Cooley, said that “they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and were about to launch the campaign when they received an email from the organization.”
The church had planned on taking up a special offering on the last Sunday in February and students were collecting money from family and friends.
“We must decline the opportunity to be the beneficiary of your event due to our fundraising event criteria, which doesn’t allow community events to be religious in nature,” read an email from the WWP community events team. “Please note your registration fee will be refunded within the next 7-10 business days.”
WWP said as a nonpartisan organization they cannot accept event fundraising from companies “in which the product or message is religious in nature.”
Pastor Cooley said they were so shocked that the school secretary called Wounded Warrior to make sure there hadn’t been a mistake. He said a WWP representative assured her that “religious” was indeed on their banned list.
Well, I’m not an organization, but my faith, as with most folks, is religious based. Since they refuse funds from ‘religious organizations’, I guess they don’t want my money either.
According to the news story, Pastor Cooley “told NewsChannel Five that a representative from WWP called him.The representative apologized and said he would be meeting with other administrators from the organization to talk about this incident.”
How does being “nonpartisan” have ANYTHING to do with accepting funds from a church group? Most nonprofits that get in trouble with the IRS do so because of what they DO with the funds… not where they come from. The Wounded Warrior Project does great work for out troops. But the organization and the rules governing nonprofit activities need a little common sense.
If WWP does come to their senses, I will consider a continued donation, IF we have any money left. If not? Well, then I’m afraid they’ll likely see their donations drop due to their blatant foolishness. Does Fisher House reject faith based donations?
Here’s a partial list of organizations that help our warriors from Charity Watch, with their rankings. I notice WWP isn’t listed.
I’m sure there are others, but this is what I found with a very quick search.
A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.
The official tells The Associated Press that Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa, Fla. The official wasn’t authorized to release the information publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as “Stormin’ Norman” for a notoriously explosive temper.
He lived in retirement in Tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command. That is the headquarters responsible for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries from the eastern Mediterranean and Africa to Pakistan.
Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S. officials — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team who was at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. When he and others heard the shots fired, they informed their higher-ups at the annex to tell them what they were hearing and requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to “stand down,” according to sources familiar with the exchange. Soon after, they were again told to “stand down.”
Stand down – noun
1. a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
2. a temporary stop of offensive military action
Why, pray tell, would Washington tell operatives to ‘stand down’ when their ambassador’s team was under attack? Why would they be ordered NOT to attempt to help the ambassador and those trapped in the consulate? Why were those four men murdered? Was it a coordinated attack planned by the Obama administration? Was it the intention of this administration to ‘get rid’ of Ambassador Stevens? Perhaps that’s a stretch, but it rather hard not to speculate that there was something REAL WRONG going on when you learn that four of our fellow citizens were murdered because no one in this administration could get their heads out of Obama’s ass long enough to actually attempt to do something to save our citizens!
Read the entire article, and tell me something isn’t rotten in the state of Obama! Those who denied the requests for assistance, in my opinion, are complicit in the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith. “I’m sorry” just doesn’t cut it!
If you have a blog, please share. Or email, or whatever you can to get the word out. Thanks! These guys likely don’t have the big PAC bucks to buy up a bunch of advertising time on the alphabets.
Well, they certainly are evil!
The insurgents executed the guests, who included two women, after attacking the party in northern Helmand late on Sunday because they considered it immoral.
Hamid Karzai ordered a full investigation into the “mass killing”. “This attack shows that there are irresponsible members among the Taliban,” the Afghan president said in a statement.
The attack occurred in an area of Musa Qala district which is almost totally under Taliban control and Afghan officials said an investigation into the deaths was being hampered because they could not reach the area.
Nematullah Khan, governor of Musa Qala, said the Taliban had tried to stop the party. “They were having a music party and the Taliban came and killed them and cut off their heads,” he said.
Shooting was heard at the scene, he said, and it was unclear if they had been shot dead first.
11 They send forth their little ones like a flock, And their children dance.
12 They sing to the tambourine and harp, And rejoice to the sound of the flute.
3 Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
They do not worship God. I don’t know what they worship….Satan comes to mind though…. but it sure isn’t God.
There is something seriously wrong with these animals. The intent of the U.S. going into Afghanistan was to get rid of the terrorists, which, to my mind, includes the Taliban. We actually were winning, and then….someone decided that we had to play nice, so bystanders (who likely are terrorist sympathizers) wouldn’t be offended, or injured, or dead. I honestly don’t give a damn if these pigs are offended. Their very existence OFFENDS me!
There have been quite a number of U.S. and coalition troops MURDERED by the dog excrement, and we have a general making excuses for it? This would be the same general who apologized to the ‘noble’ people of Afghanistan? Why does this clown still have a job? Oh….wait a minute…that’s likely because we have an apologist in chief. We mustn’t offend the pigs, no matter what…even if they slaughter innocents. Yep…. that must be it!
Americans don’t bow to animals. Americans don’t apologize. Americans don’t make excuses!
U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan are being ordered to carry loaded weapons at all times while on base, in response to a rash of Afghan soldiers and policemen turning their weapons on coalition forces.
The directive, confirmed by Fox News, was issued by International Security Assistance Force Commander Gen. John Allen. It says that troops should no longer simply keep ammunition magazines close by — instead, those magazines should be loaded in the weapons.
When I first heard about this, I was shocked! Who would be stupid enough to order soldiers, IN A WAR ZONE, to carry UNLOADED weapons??????????? These animals are NOT our friends. They will NEVER be our friends! What do you do with rabid animals? YOU F***ING SHOOT THEM! Since there are so many in such a large area, I’d suggest something along the lines of….get the hell out of there, and nuke the sons of bitches! Problem solved.
Two Americans were killed Friday when a local village policeman opened fire in Farah province in the west. Two more Americans were shot and wounded in a separate incident in the southern province of Kandahar.
Thirty-nine NATO service members, mostly Americans, have been killed in these types of attacks so far this year. In one horrifying scene earlier this year, an Afghan soldier shot and killed an American while he was playing volleyball on base.
The attacks are up significantly — from 11 deaths in 2011. There were four such deaths in all of 2007 and 2008.
I wonder what changed between 2008 and now? /snark I am disgusted with the lack of leadership. I am revolted by the uncaring attitude. There will be no peace in that area….ever. Making nice with animals is getting civilized men and women killed. You don’t fight a war to make friends. You fight a war to freakin’ WIN! Destroy the enemy….COMPLETELY! Yet we have opened the door to such people, allowed them free reign in our country, and have to play nice, on our own soil, to those who would destroy us. The world has gone totally mad!
My heart breaks for the families of these men and women, who have sacrificed all.
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Now lookie here! Ric, aka silent E, has made a pledge…and by George, I wanna see him cue balled! So, if you have a Facebook account, go, like the page, go donate to a most excellent cause, and let him know what ya donated on the page. If you don’t have FB, then, leave it here, and I’ll let him know. This is the honor system, so if ya say you’ve donated to our heroes, then……
Once upon a time, the U.S. Military, along with other countries military as well, were actually allowed to fight, and WIN, wars. The last war Americans were allowed to win was WWII. There’s a reason why we call them ‘The Greatest Generation’. They, our forefathers, were more than willing to fight, and die, to preserve freedom….not just for their fellow citizens, but for others, around the world. I’m sorry that we don’t still have that mind set. I’m sorry that our children will never know the men and women who gave their all. 68 years ago, young men took to the beaches in France, pushing forward, inch by inch, life by life, in order to put a stop to the push of the evils of Nazism.
Today, we are fighting a different kind of war…a war to preserve our Constitution, to prevent the spread of the same sort of evil that was invading the world. A war against the extermination of freedom. Will we allow their sacrifice for our freedom, be in vain? Will we not take up the banner?
We are losing this treasure at an alarming rate. They have grown old, and their knowledge is being lost. All my relatives who participated in WWII are gone. If you have any relatives, talk to them. Learn from them. And, above all…..HONOR THEM!