Archive for September, 2009
I just became aware of this program put on by Sen. Tom Coburn and Sen. John Barrasso, both M.D.s, who speak about healthcare proposals from a personal experience perspective. Excellent viewing!
Here is another one:
Andy Sullivan interviews folks at a Tea Party Social in NYC.
Compare and contrast!
The Hawaii Chapter of Gathering of Eagles has been doing troop support in new and innovative ways for almost three years now!
From the first troop support rallies in Kamuela, Hawaii, through convoy welcomes and canteen operations, to their outstanding Kona Coffee support operations, they have set a pace that is amazing!
Red Hawk tells the moving story of how one man with a flag made a difference!
Every significant holiday and day of remembrance they are out waving their flags!
Their Kona Coffee operations have touched the lives of thousands of deployed Soldiers, Marines and Airmen!
Kona Coffee is considered one of the finest coffees in the world and is only grown in a select area on the Big Island of Hawaii.
U.S. Marine Corps: Operation Jarhead Java
U.S. Army: Operation Warrior Wakeup
U.S. Air Force: Operation Maka’Ala Airmen
Local farms donate the coffee to be shipped to the troops, and the Hawaiian GOE Chapter raises the funds to pay for the shipping costs.
Some pictures of the deployed troops enjoying their Kona coffee!
The Obama administration is waffling on providing our troops what they need for success in Afghanistan. The internal debate in the White House swings between declaring defeat and sticking it out, but no voices appear to be raised in favor of Victory. So the procrastination drags on and our troops and the people of Afghanistan suffer for it.
Sgt. Daniel Bell, the Missouri State Captain of Vets For Freedom asks that you sign this petition to pressure the president to give General McChrystal what he needs to do the job!
His letter follows:
Fellow Vets for Freedom members:
My name is Sergeant Daniel Bell and I’m the Missouri State Captain of Vets for Freedom. Much more importantly, I served as a Special Operations Medic under General Stanley McChrystal in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Serving under General McChrystal–one of the most frequently deployed service members to Iraq and Afghanistan–gave me a first-hand perspective on this man’s dedication to our country. Whether I was listening to one of his briefs, or flying alongside him on a mission, Gen. McChrystal’s decisive leadership was always evident.
He always instilled confidence in the men of his task force by leading the way–and being on the ground–during dangerous missions. If there ever was a commander who knows what is taking place on the ground, and understands why type of strategy we need to win, it is Stan McChrystal.
There is no military leader I respect more than General McChrystal. Our troops in Afghanistan could not have a more competent and dedicated commander, and I’m committed to doing anything possible to ensure General McChrystal is given the support he needs to turn the tide in Afghanistan.
Move out and draw fire!
Sergeant Daniel Bell
U.S. Veteran, Iraq and Afghanistan
Missouri State Captain, Vets for Freedom
Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin
ACORN falls back on strong arm tactics to stem the flow of revelations!
Rolling out their political stooges like Barney Frank to threaten investigations into the muckraking going on over at BigGovernment.com
Now ACORN has called out their legions of lawyers to go after the courageous young duo who exposed the corrupt criminal underpinnings of the monolithic criminal enterprise for all the world to see.
The tentacles of the ACORN monster plunge deep into the political structure of the Democrat party and will exert all of their “power of persuasion” to drive politicians, lawyers, district attorneys and anyone they’ve bought in the past to their defence.
Like cannon fodder they will be used up trying to defend the indefensible.
The rot in the ACORN tree will eventually cause it to fall.
Another view is that ACORN has just sprayed Miracle Grow on the seeds of their own destruction by opening the door to discovery by the attorneys for the defendants! From Jonah GOldberg:
Fourth, even if the defendants don’t plead any counterclaims, the scope of discovery against ACORN will be incredibly broad, as it almost always is in civil litigation. ACORN has far, far more to lose from what could come out during discovery than what they are asking for in this suit.
Time to pop some popcorn!
ACORN IS the Working Families Party in New York!
Roger Stone lays it all out:
Media coverage of ACORN and that organization’s illegal activities in New York, California and elsewhere has largely ignored one of ACORN’s most successful projects; New York’s Working Families Party (WFP).
Because of the unique nature of New York State election law, candidates are allowed to be endorsed and appear on the voting machine ballot as the candidate of multiple parties, winning the cumulative total of all votes cast for that candidate on multiple party lines. Minor parties such as the Conservative, Liberal and Right to Life Party have played significant roles in New York politics.
The Working Families Party is not about working people or families and it isn’t really a party. The WFP is a wholly owned subsidiary of ACORN. Bertha Lewis co-chair of the Working Families Party is the Executive Director of New York ACORN. New York ACORN leader, Steven Kest was the moving force in forming the party and WFP headquarters are located at the same address as ACORN’s national and New York office at 88 Third Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.
WFP is essentially a money funnel which pays for an aggressive door to door canvas. Largely funded by unions, the WFP is ACORN’s “political arm” in New York State. Candidates supported by the Working Families Party and issues supported by ACORN are both advocated on the door steps of target voter homes as they share one major voter canvas.
The Working Families Party has no county organizations or county committee men or women and no local structure beyond its top leadership and an army of paid canvassers. Since the major parties no longer have the man power to organize an effective voter canvas, Democrats have turned to the WFP for their door to door campaign activities.
But more importantly, the Working Families Party is a criminal enterprise utilizing a for-profit political consulting firm, Data and Field Services (DFS) to skirt New York City election laws regarding public finance and campaign spending limits.
Hat Tip: Monroe Rising
Working Families Party another candidate for the new fashion wear!