Thursday, September 25, 2008


Where is Phil Gramm now that his plan to deregulate every marketable commodity in this country has successfully failed? Where is the man that called America a “Nation of Whiners”? Where is the man that said that the economy of the U.S. was strong and any problems where the imaginations of Americans? Where are you now Phil Gramm; Be a Man! Face us Whiners! Show yourself Phil! Don’t hold your breath waiting for Gramm to show, you will probably kill yourself.

That is what the McCain Campaign does, run and hide…cancel the debate, suspend the campaign, don’t let your running mate be interviewed by the press (The main stream media is being played so well that even though they are being shut out, the airwaves are full of her photos and name. If the main stream media really wanted to show who is in charge, they would truly boycott both McCain and Palin); suppress investigations; refuse to comply with subpoenas, lie, lie, lie, and hope no one learns the truth. Failure to realize the world has moved into the twenty first century, lies can be disproved, researched, traced and there is video, internet newspapers and cameras.

Confession by accusation; lies told by the McCain/Palin campaign in ads, interviews and speeches have been exposed for what they are; in truth the lies told about Senators Obama, Biden and the Democratic National Committee are usually the truth about Senator McCain, Governor Palin and the Republican National Committee. Accusing others of one's own misdeeds, just as done by preschool children. These liars truly believe that Americans are too stupid to see through the games and slight of hand campaign tricks they employ. These liars truly believe that Americans are too stupid to find out that campaign members are still ripping off the American public at the tune of $15,000.00 per month from Freddie Mac.

And the lies keep coming…this new economic crisis and the $700 billion U.S. tax payer money for a bailout of Wall Street. Congress has one week to give Bush $700 billion or else. Or else what; that is what America wants to know. This is the same tactic used by George W. Bush to get us into the Iraq war. The same tactic used to bailout oil companies, savings and loans, airlines, investment companies, junk bonds, Mexico, Amtrack and auto companies; all while these same companies defaulted on pension plans and paid CEOs millions in golden parachutes. Deregulation of everything that could be sold as a commodity on the stock markets; privatization of every public infrastructure that used tax payer dollars to build from telephone companies to power and utility companies to television stations so that the crony friends could buy them up cheap and scam and overcharge Americans while stealing and looting the company, to ultimately fail; only to be bailed out by the tax payer.

America we have to take back our government in a very legitimate way…we have to VOTE.

America we have to have transparency, control and oversight in government. And we have to have it now. No one in government can precisely answer the questions – what is the problem? How did we get here? Who is responsible and what do we have to do to fix it so that it doesn’t happen again? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD. CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS; LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD, VOTE!

3rd Infantry 1st BCT to Homeland Security

Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1
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3rd Infantry’s 1st BCT trains for a new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active Army
By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Sep 8, 2008 6:15:06 EDT

The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.

Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.
Why is the President assigning the 3rd Infantry 1st BCT to Homeland Security effective 1 October 2008?

Remember what happened when President Hoover sent General Douglas MacArthur and the Regular Army to contain the Bonus Marchers? Read about Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD and remember a Governor controls the National Guard in each state; the President of the United States controls the Regular Army.

The ‘Bonus Army’ War in Washington

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“…As many as 20,000 former soldiers and their families had converged on Washington in the summer of 1932, the height of the Great Depression, to support Texas Congressman Wright Patman’s bill to advance the bonus payment promised to World War I veterans. Congress had authorized the plan in 1924, intending to compensate the veterans for wages lost while serving in the military during the war. But payment was to be deferred until 1945. Just one year earlier, in 1931, Congress overrode a presidential veto on a bill to provide, as loans, half the amount due to the men. When the nation’s economy worsened, the half-bonus loans were not enough, and the unemployed veterans now sought the balance in cash. Known as Bonus Marchers, they came in desperation from all across the nation, hopping freight trains, driving dilapidated jalopies or hitchhiking, intent on pressuring Congress to pass the legislation. The administration vehemently opposed the measure, believing it inflationary and impractical given the $2 billion annual budget deficit.

Hoover, upset by the continued presence of the Bonus Marchers, now had the excuse he was looking for to expel them from the capital. He directed Secretary Hurley to unleash MacArthur, who received the following instruction: ‘You will have United States troops proceed immediately to the scene of the disorder. Surround the affected area and clear it without delay. Any women and children should be accorded every consideration and kindness. Use all humanity consistent with the execution of this order.’

Having driven the veterans from the downtown area, MacArthur had fulfilled his mission. But whether his blood was up, or he merely sensed a need to inflict a coup de grĂ¢ce against the purported Communist element — an enemy he considered more insidious than disgruntled veterans — MacArthur did not rest on his laurels. He ordered his troops to advance upon the 11th Street bridge leading to Anacostia Flats. Someone, waving a white shirt as a flag of truce, came racing across to plea for time to evacuate the women and children. MacArthur granted an hour’s reprieve.
Though accounts differ, the president now seemed suddenly to exhibit an untimely case of nerves. Fearing repercussions, he twice sent word that the Army was not to cross the bridge. MacArthur refused to listen, saying he hadn’t time to be bothered by people coming down and pretending to bring orders. He sent the troops across against explicit instructions. Using more gas, the soldiers moved into Bonus City. Its occupants fled in terror, refugees rousted from their pitiful camp.
‘One of the soldiers threw a bomb,’ said one woman hiding in a nearby house with her family. ‘…[W]e all began to cry. We got wet towels and put them over the faces of the children. About half an hour later my baby began to vomit. I took her outside in the air and she vomited again. Next day she began to turn black and blue and we took her to the hospital.’ Either veterans or soldiers torched the entire area — no one knows for sure. In the confusion, one baby was left behind, dead from gas inhalation.”

Baltimore Riot (1861)
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“…A clash between pro-South civilians and Union troops in Maryland's largest city resulted in what is commonly accepted to be the first bloodshed of the Civil War. Secessionist sympathy was strong in Baltimore, a border state metropolis.

Before his inauguration, rumors in the city of an assassination plot against Abraham Lincoln, who was on his way to Washington, D.C., forced the president-elect to sneak through Baltimore in the middle of the night. Anti-Union sentiments there only increased once the hostilities commenced at Fort Sumter on April 12. A week later, one of the first regiments to respond to Lincoln's call for troops arrived in Baltimore by train, en route to the capital. Because the rail line did not pass through the city, horse drawn cars had to take the Massachusetts infantrymen from one end of Baltimore to the other. An angry crowd of secessionists tried to keep the regiment from reaching Washington, blocking several of the transports, breaking windows, and, finally, forcing the soldiers to get out and march through the streets. The throng followed in close pursuit. What had now become a mob surrounded and jeered the regiment, then started throwing bricks and stones…”

What is the real truthful reasons behind the move to bring the 3rd Infantry Division 1st BCT under Homeland Security’s control at this time? Do President Bush and Vice President Chaney have some unprecedented information that they are not sharing with the rest of the country? Do Bush and Chaney have information on some upcoming terrorist attack in the US they are not telling the American People? Is there some impending doom in the form of natural disaster, like the super volcano at Yellowstone National Park about to blow and the government doesn’t want to tell Americans? Perhaps there is a meteor or asteroid about to collide with the planet? Or maybe, Bush and Chaney are anticipating Americans reactions to the final ruthless plan that they intend to perpetrate against the country.
Be prepared people, this does not bode well for us.

Friday, September 19, 2008


At Age 13 She Was Impregnated…

While watching the news the other night, I heard this story on the local news. Immediately as a woman and a mother, I was angered that this young child had become impregnated she could barely be in puberty; but as the story progressed, I became even more angry, as the school officials, the principle, the nurse, the teachers, didn’t seem to know she was pregnant; the young child gave birth (probably alone) and the new born infant ended up in the trash can at school with the umbilical cord still attached; but at the end of the story it was announced the young child who is 14 now may face charges because she abandoned the new born infant.

There are so many wrong things about this incident that need addressing. First of all – Who abandoned this young child as if she is currently 14 years old, she could not have been when she became pregnant. Was the person who impregnated her arrested, charged and convicted of statutory rape? Sorry at age 13 a young child can not decide/consent to have voluntary sex.

Second – we don’t teach sex education to our youth. If you can have a baby at 13, you should know what sex is all about at 13. Obviously parents, churches, and government’s messages of abstinence are failing to be heard by 13 year old children. If only one child gives birth to a child, we have failed to get the message that sex, intercourse results in babies or worse, death.

Third – What kind of nurse, school or otherwise, can’t recognize the signs of pregnancy. Why didn’t the parents alert the school to the situation with the young child? Did the parents know the child was pregnant? Did the child know she was pregnant?

Fourth – Today, there is much discussion regarding Pro Life and Pro Choice. This discussion upsets me most because it puts far less importance on the lives of the children already in existence than in those that may or may not exist in the future. Lets face it people. Far less importance is placed on the lives of children who everyday are at risk simply by going to or from school and church. Oh no you don’t, this is for real, and everyone is aware that this is the case. If you are Pro Life, please be Pro Life for those young children who are alive and facing what this young child will have to face, most likely, ALONE.

Fifth – Many scoffed at Senator Obama’s attempts to provide legislation to educate kindergarten students how to protect themselves from sexual predators; it is turned into something sinister, cheap and dirty by John McCain. Where is Senator McCain to help this young lady, she is after all an Arizona citizen. We need realistic comprehensive programs that educate parents, teachers, faculty, staff, and students about SEX, the responsibilities, the risks and the consequences. The Life We Save May Already Exist! This education is not intended for just females, but also extends to males, who also need to know about SEX, the responsibilities, the risks and the consequences.

Sixth – Who is responsible for the welfare and care of both of these minors? Who will teach this young child how to take care of her self ? Who will teach her how to care for her child? Who will support the education and subsequent room, board, heath care of these two minors through college? Who is going to house them, John McCain? He has homes he can’t remember how many or where they are, maybe Senator will allow this young child to live in one of his homes.

There is more to be learned, more to be said, but right now it is important to recognize BABIES SHOULDN’T BE HAVING BABIES!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Anniversary of 9-11

Every American remembers exactly where they were on that fatal day seven years ago today when two commercial airliners flew into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, quickly followed by another commercial airliner flying into the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C. In all the confusion everyone held their breath waiting for the location of the fourth commercial airliner that no one knew its location. When we learned this airliner had crashed somewhere in Pennsylvania instead of its intended target, the White House, America collectively released that breath.

Today once again, America grieves for all the innocent lives lost on this tragic day. Today, once again America, we mourn and we cry. Today, like every day may God Bless America.

Tomorrow America will reflect on what has been done in the seven years since 9-11, and what still needs to be done.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Review -- The Daily Show Convention Coverage

Jon Stewart and the Best ****ing Fake News Team in the world performed with excellence covering both the Democratic and Republican Conventions. In the event you didn’t get the opportunity to catch the shows live, please visit their web site to view the shows you missed.

Upon his arrival in Colorado on Monday at a breakfast at the University of Denver Jon blasted 24 hour cable news by telling them exactly what he thought about them: No Joke: Jon Stewart Takes Aim At 24-Hour Cable News 'Beast', by Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 26, 2008; Page A20
“Wearing a gray T-shirt, khaki pants and a healthy stubble, the "Daily Show" host told reporters at a University of Denver breakfast that Fox's "fair and balanced" slogan is an insult "to people with brains" and that only "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace "saves that network from slapping on a bumper sticker. . . . Barack Obama could cure cancer and they'd figure out a way to frame it as an economic disaster." for the entire article, go to this link. Since this is one of my pet peeves, it was a pleasure to read that Jon Stewart and I think an awful lot alike (scary actually).

But my hat really tipped when Jon presented the following "John McCain's Big Acceptance Speech", his last night of the Republican Convention. No matter what anyone may think of Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, it is easy to see why he is “the most trusted man in America”, as noted by the NT Times
Consider...according to main stream media, more people watched McCain's acceptance speech than watched Obama's acceptance speech; really... it was the same night as the U.S. Open Tennis Men's semi final matches and opening night for NFL Football, could the numbers be right?


Living in Arizona and so close to the ASU campus, I watched Pat Tillman play football both in college and as a NFL Arizona Cardinal. It was not surprising to hear the announcement that he would forego his NFL career to join the Army Rangers following “9-11”; not to me or most Arizonians. When word came that he had been killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan, I don’t think anyone in Arizona believed it at first. But then it began to sink in. Several memorials were held in Tempe by the Sun Devils and fans; the Cardinals and fans, as well as the NFL to honor Pat Tillman and his family. When word came that he had died in other circumstances by friendly fire, Arizonians became upset and angry.

To this day, only those present at the time of Pat Tillman’s death know what actually transpired, many differing versions were told to the public and we know now that many differing versions were given to the Tillman family. The U.S. Government completely failed this family for several years yet, Pat Tillman’s mother Mary Tillman persevered in her effort to obtain truthful answers to the circumstances of her oldest son’s death. The result, this book, is a wonderful, powerful, informational account as a mother’s tribute to her son’s life.

I highly recommend all Americans read this book, it will make you laugh, get angry, feel sadness, and a whole host of other emotions as you relieve Pat Tillman’s Mother’s perspective of her son’s life, his death, and the lies the government told about how he died. You learn and feel all the emotions this family experienced in coming to terms with the end of the life of one who gave much for his country. You also realize that the Tillman family is only one of many military families that are experiencing similar situations resulting in those angry emotions returning once more. Mrs. Tillman’s account forces you to experience all the emotions imaginable in the telling of this story.

After reading this and being aware of all that has transpired since Americans were hoodwinked into a war in Iraq instead of completing the job America began in Afghanistan, it is absolutely necessary that America have new leadership in the White House. Of course, this is just my opinion you must read the book yourself.


“No one knows what war is about, but my family, period!” Meghan McCain declared in an interview with Meredith Vieira on the Today Show (9/9/08). Meghan (23) a graduate of Columbia University, was not born when her father was a POW in Vietnam, there is no information available on the military status of her brothers Doug (48) an American Airlines pilot or Andy (46) an executive at Hensley & Co (Cindy McCain’s family business), or sister Sidney (41) who is in the music business in Toronto, Canada; however younger brothers Jack (22) recently graduated from the Naval Academy, Jimmy (20) is a Marine deployed to Iraq and sister Bridget (17) is still in school.

What exactly does Meghan know about war better than anyone? Meghan McCain has not served in the military much less in combat during a war. What does she know about being shot at by an unknown enemy? What does Meghan McCain know about being shot at by your own comrades? Does her family know about war better than Pat Tillman’s family? Suggestion read Mary Tillman’s book “Boots on the Ground by Dusk”, she might truly learn a little about war. Maybe she should speak with the family of Lori Piestewa, who died during an ambush in Nasiriyah in Southern Iraq, just three days after ground engagement began in Iraq. Lori was a single Mother with two young children, Brandon and Carla. There are over 4,000 families in the United States who know a hell of a lot more about war than Meghan McCain who is old enough, and educated enough to know better than to make declarations of this nature. Megan’s father was shot down in Vietnam, held as a POW for five and one half years, tortured during that time, but he is alive; as stated above Meghan was not born than and today she can still speak to her father. What does Megan McCain know about war? Meghan knows as much about war, as her Father knows about being President of the United States.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


The main stream media talking heads expend a lot of energy questioning Senator Obama’s Vice Presidential selection and then in the most negative form of journalism questioning Senator Obama’s qualifications for President. The manner the questions are asked is negative, the tone of the questions are negative, all conducted in a manner that doesn’t appear to apply when John McCain is front and center in the news.

Most offensive “Does Barack Obama have enough experience to be President?” Since neither candidate has ever been President of the United Sates, why is this question never presented about Senator McCain’s experience to be President? Shouldn’t the correct question be “What qualifies either candidate to be President?” Do you ever hear a commentator ask that question or how about “What in either candidates experience disqualifies them to be President?”

Does America need a candidate who has military experience? (Bill Clinton comes to mind) Why does John McCain’s POW experience elevate his qualifications? Both candidates are Senators; shouldn’t their voting records and their actions in their home states count for something? Rarely, if ever do you hear any commentator discuss John McCain’s voting record for his home state of Arizona.

Does America need a President with POW experience? What toll has Senator McCain’s POW experience had on his mental capacity? We know he endured great physical torture for instance because the Republicans have no problem informing us on a regular basis over and over every time they have an opportunity. One never hears anyone, John McCain, his wife, the Republicans, nor the main stream media ever mention or have anything to say about the mental torture John McCain endured. What impact the POW mental torture has had on his psyche? What about the long term affects of POW mental torture which could potentially impact his decision making should he become President. Additionally, has Senator McCain been checked for Alzheimer’s disease? Just because his Mother does not show any problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease at 96 years old (a great thing), but she was never tortured either.

A realistic threat to this country would be if John McCain was to become President in 2008, as we have not truly vetted him. Senator McCain did not allow the press to see all of his medical records, ever wonder why?