An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
This Isn’t America Anymore
by The Bunker
ASHWAUBENON, Wis.—As the Humvees rolled slowly through the city’s streets, children waved and others stopped to watch as soldiers dismounted their vehicles to meet with civil authorities and assess the local infrastructure.
For three days in August, 22 Civil Affairs soldiers of the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalions, Charlie and Delta Companies, traveled in their High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, or “Humvees,” 37 miles north of their headquarters here to the small town of Gillett.
Once there, they began conducting a realistic training exercise. Other soldiers assigned to the headquarters element remained behind at the unit’s location to operate the tactical operations center.
Do these idiots in the Army really think we are so stupid we can’t figure out what the hell is going on?
I’ve been on this planet, in this America, for almost 62 years, I have never seen or read anywhere in our history (Except 1765-1776) when troops took over a small town. This isn’t “Training” this is practice for when they do it for real!!!!
I have gone through many of the so-called, “Urban Warfare Drills” that have been going on around the country for the last ten years. In every single one of them, one of the main objectives was to secure one or more banks. In one video the person filming even comments on how the helicopters were repelling soldiers onto the roof of the federal reserve bank.
The most disgusting part in these exercise’s is the response of the people. Totally clueless, the news anchors even comment on how nice it is to have troops carrying machine guns, closing off streets and searching peoples cars.
WAKE UP SHEEPLE, this ain’t no drill, this is getting you ready for the real deal!!
Enough ranting, just got home and I have to work again tomorrow.
We’ll one more rant, I am getting sick and tired of seeing poor slobs on the side of the interstates (with three or more state troopers cars lined up behind them, lights flashing) with their stuff scattered all over the shoulder getting searched. It doesn’t matter, young and old, nice cars, crappy cars, people in business clothes or blue jeans and tee shirts. One thing is always the same though, no matter which state I’m in, is the cops; Shaved heads, dark, dark, blue uniforms, fingerless gloves, with more equipment strapped on than a soldier would carry on a three day recon into the bush.
This isn’t America anymore.
Anyway, the occupation of Gillet WI reminded me of the movie, “Red Dawn.” The original with Patrick Swayze. This WI takeover with the corralling of the local mayor etc. is very similar to the Russian/Mexican takeover of the fictional town in the movie.
This man speaks the truth. I’m a truck driver, and I see this kind of crap every time I go out and drive around the country. Two weeks ago, on a Sunday, just north of Indianapolis I saw two of those huge Humvee like vehicles with DHS painted on the sides towing boats (at least 24 footers, cigarette style ocean racers). The boats were painted a dark gray camouflage just like the vehicles. The boats were covered but they had large grills on the back end, for what, I don’t know.
There has been an increase in military equipment moving on the interstates, either on flatbeds or convoy’s. Equipment storage at National Guard armories is increasing. This time not desert camo but green camouflage, the kind needed in a North American Continent.
There are a LOT of things that are pissing me off lately, but this one really takes the cake.
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Seriously??? Our troops have been pretty much abandoned by that so called ‘commander in chief’, and WE, as Americans, who enjoy what few freedoms we have left because of those who are still fighting and dying, can’t come up with a $25 donation? Are you freakin’ kidding???
Since we do WE abandon our heroes? I realize that those a$$wipes in D.C. are doing all they can to put us in the poor house, and destroy our country with their criminal crap, but that doesn’t mean every single one of us can’t scrape together a few bucks for those who put their lives on the line every day! If I can do it, and we pretty much ARE in the poor house thanks to that useless POS that spends MILLIONS partying on our money, then every single one of you can do it too! This is embarrassing, to say the least, and shameful!!
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I mean it! NOW! And give a small token back to those who give so much!! NOW!
Yesterday, I made a post about our non victory in the Middle East. In the comments, The Bunker left a link to a video. After watching it, I felt I must post it, not the scrubbed version, but the actual, language, perverts and all! What the hell are we doing there? We beat the crap out of them in the initial attack, and then someone decided our men were suppose to win hearts and minds? Excuse me, but BULLSHIT! Dealing with this kind of garbage, is it any wonder that an average of 22 vets are committing suicide every day? As far as I’m concerned, the whole damn place should be turned into a large field of glass. I see NO reason for our, or any other nation to be there, attempting to save their sorry asses! If they can’t take control of their own country, then why do the morons in D.C. believe we could do anything to convince them they should?
Yes…. I am disgusted that the greatest military in the world has been reduced to this! That country if full of sick, sadistic, pigs in positions of power, and we do nothing but ask for the locals help in stopping it? Field….of….GLASS!!
On this Memorial Day, remember there are still many fighting and dying, attempting to do their job, but have been given the shaft by their own government…. the same politicians that are only there, and in D.C., for the photo ops and pay checks. I am FED UP! They were sent there for a purpose, and the politicians got in the way!
Today, I had ANOTHER flippin’ appt down in Corinth, so, as usual for that time of day, I was listening to Wilkow on Sirius. I never did catch the name of the sub guy, he said it too fast, but he was talking to a couple of military history authors about, well, military history. DUH!
One guy was calling in from Normandy where he was giving some Wounded Warriors a tour of various beaches where our troops landed, and died. He happened to bring up WWI, talking about the farthest inland the Marines had ever been up to that time, in 1918…Paris. This is something I didn’t learn in school. It seems WWII wasn’t the first time we saved France’s bacon!
Anyway, they took a call from a young man who is back from his FOURTH TOUR…this time, in Afghanistan. As I listened to him, my heart broke. Why? Because what he was saying was very true! Our military is no longer fighting, and dying, to protect our freedoms. The man spoke the truth when he said the guys, and gals, really don’t know why they are fighting over there…to protect people who hate them, and want to kill them? For an administration, current, that doesn’t give a damn about them, and has no clear vision…like VICTORY against the enemy? He was very emotional when speaking about the reason they are giving themselves… They are fighting for each other, to protect their brothers in arms. This is a noble reason, but it shouldn’t be THE reason we are spending our greatest treasure on the other side of the world.
I believed in the mission, as it was, but seriously, what is their mission now? After more than a decade, what is the purpose? I support our men and women in the military, but for the love of all that’s holy, let them do their job! That job is to WIN!! Destroy the enemy!! Crush them into dust!! Anything else is a total waste of life! Stop humiliating them by sending them off to fight and die for NOTHING! Telling them this ‘mission’ may last another decade or two? The administration won’t have to decimate the military by cutting funds, etc. Our young men and women will stop joining, or re-upping, all on their own.
The U.S. Military, all branches, have a proud tradition. They have always been the BEST of the best. They still are! Let them be what they are, have always been…the strongest and bravest!
On this Memorial Day weekend (I hate Monday holidays), let’s remember who we are memorializing! It’s not our new grills, the cooler full of beer, or even the parades. We must ALWAYS remember those who have given their all….FOR US…and millions of others, around the world.
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.
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!
Share by The Bunker.
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.
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.
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.
As I said on Monday, today is the REAL Memorial Day. It’s not about government workers getting a 3 days weekend, it’s about men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice so those government workers CAN get a 3 day weekend, with more pay than our men and women in uniform have ever gotten. So, with that in mind…..