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God Bless Our Troops. God Bless Our Veterans.

Thank you Colonel Oliver North for this fitting tribute to the virtue of our military men and women

 

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2011 in Heroes, Media

 

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Empty Suit; Empty Chair

First, the Left outraged the country by blaming the Gabrielle Giffords shooting on anyone or anything that leaned slightly to the Right of their Progressive biases.  Trying to capitalize on a continued narrative advanced by the State Run Media that the Tea Partiers, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Conservatives are unhinged and dangerous, the Left attacked — only to be left silenced when the facts came in about Jared Lee Loughner being a Bush-hating liberal.

‘Fear not great Progressive movement, we have yet another chance to wield the shooting of Giffords and the deaths of others to beat back the great Conservative scourge.’

Yes, the Left’s most popular Chicago Corruptocrat, the First Ma-Lady herself, will bring the exploitation of Gabrielle Giffords to life at tonight’s State Of The Union Address.  To give the most possible poignancy, a chair near Mrs. Obama will be left empty in an effort to highlight the absence of Congressman Giffords.

h/t poundingheartbeat.com

Add in the family of slain 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, and Mr. Obama will have the perfect props lined up in the gallery on which to lecture the evil Right-Wingers about toning down the rhetoric, civility, and a new era of bipartisanship.  Ignore the statements from The One such as:

  • If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun
  • …called on Latino voters to punish their “enemies” on Election Day
  • GOP takeover of Congress would mean ‘hand-to-hand combat,’ Obama warns

I could go on and on.

Count on this — the State Run “Is The Head Dead Yet” Media will fawn over the spectacle declaring the Obamas as magnanimous and noble.  Had she only been shot another week earlier, they could have propped her hospital bed up in the gallery for all to see what the heinous rhetoric of the Right has caused to be foisted on Giffords.  I can almost hear a breathless phone call from a White House office to Giffords’ husband begging him to bring her to Obama’s speech.

Bottom line: Shameless pandering to a few examples of the wonders and accomplishments of the current President have become standard operating procedure at the State Of The Union Address.  Be it Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush or Reagan, such displays are sappy at best and cheeky at worst.

But to exploit the near death of Giffords and the death of others to advance your agenda… …pathetic.

Imagine the outcry had Bush put up an empty chair to represent Daniel Pearl or a soldier killed or injured in Afghanistan.

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in Conservative, Heroes, Liberals, Media, Obama

 

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RightOnline – Saturday In Vegas

This morning’s activity at the RightOnline.com conference in Vegas started out with a bastion of great conservatives rallying the troops to get out and do the hard ground work necessary to take back the country from the cancer of Liberal Progressivism.

Speakers included:

  • Judge Andrew Napalitano
  • Herman Cain
  • Tim Phillips
  • Phil Kerpen
  • John Fund
  • Curtis Sliwa

The most enjoyable part of the morning was when Michelle Moore interviewed FCC Chairman (1 of 5) Robert McDowell.  He spoke during Friday night’s dinner and piqued our curiosity with ‘Net Neutrality.  He gave us some great insight into the machinations of the FCC and the power they have over about 1/6 of the economy.  Watch for the video, by me ;), at http://atraditionallifelived.com.

This afternoon, I attended the Breakouts

  • Breakout 7 – Holding their feet to the fire
    • Brad Stewart / Kelly Maher
    • Be sure to know the laws for your state when videotaping regular people
    • You can generally take video tape of any elected official at any briefing
  • Breakout 8 – Prosperity 101
    • This is a wonderful program to take back to the workplace to help employees get informed about general economics of business
    • It will help them with understanding Freedom, the Free Market, and that their Job Security comes through the Business’ Prosperity
    • Helps them become Informed, Involved, Impactful
    • I plan to take this information back to the president at Spartan Light Metal Products and suggest he (and all owners) follow this program

And that’s the end of the structured event.  Time to enjoy Vegas for another night and head back to Missouri on Sunday!

 
 

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5 Miles for Proposition “C”

On July 3rd, Michelle Moore and I decided to do ‘something’ in the O’Fallon, Missouri parade.  We thought we would be walking for our friend Dave Evans who is running for State Representative in the 19th District.  But as we walked about 2 miles from the midpoint of the parade to where (we were told) Dave was starting from, we instead found Judy Sofka and Annette Read — two great patriots in the St. Louis area!  Never did see Dave.

We chatted with them for a while, and we met Casey (I think) who is a teacher and great patriot fighting the battle against Obama’s Race To The Top (Race to the Trough) takeover of the public school system.  We soon realized that Judy and Annette were all by their lonesome and decided to join them for the parade.

We took turns carrying the sign that Jay Harris had helped create and passed out over 1000 fliers telling about Proposition C / Healthcare Freedom Act.  Having marched in parades as a saxophone player and cub scout troop member, this was the most fun I’ve had in a parade to date.  We calculated that our total walk for the morning was about 5 miles.

More information available at the Missourians For Healthcare Freedom web site.

We were asked not to hand out fliers, so I just hawked them loudly and handed them to folks who requested them.  I heard one woman sitting in her chair protest, “We don’t need that.”  We laughed sadly at her ignorance and prayed that the voters in Missouri would choose freedom.

Afternoon nap required!

 
 

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Pimp Moose’s Platoon

This morning, I stopped by McArthur’s Bakery on Lemay in south St. Louis County this morning to drop off some more TP for the Troops .

I looked into the bin and smiled as I noticed another batch of toilet paper in there.  But, I quickly realized it was the same TP (and other supplies) that I dropped off last Wednesday… …with nothing between those supplies and what I was dropping off this morning.

I know we’re all busy working hard to get great conservatives elected, but imagine going a couple of days without toilet paper or other supplies we are accustomed to at home.

So, I’m asking you to think about the list below the next time you go to the store, and if you can, pick up a couple of items on the list.  If you don’t have time to get it to the bakery, let me know, and I will pick it up from you (if your are somewhere in the St. Louis / Cape Girardeau corridor).

There is also information below on how to send it yourself!

Thanks and God Bless!

Any item that can be sent as a travel-size and Small packages of individual wrapped snacks are portable and stay fresher longer. And fit in their Back Packs better.

(Items in RED are needed most)

TOILETRIES:

  • Baby Wipes/cleansing wipes
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • Shampoo, deodorant, lotion
  • Soap, Anti-bacterial soap
  • Waterless soap, liquid body wash
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Shaving cream, disposable razors
  • Electric razors, battery-operated razors
  • Toilet Paper (unfolded and in zip-loc bags)
  • Kleenex (Travel size packets)
  • Eyeglass wipes Eyeglass case

PERSONAL-CARE ITEMS:

  • Sun block, Aloe Vera
  • Throat Lozenges, cough drops
  • Gum, Lifesavers, Mints
  • Eye Drops
  • Blistex, Chap Stick, Vaseline, Carmex
  • Aspirin, Motrin, Tylenol, Pain Relievers
  • Saline spray/drops for nasal passages
  • Q-tips
  • Jock itch spray
  • Boot liners/insoles, moleskin
  • Lotrimin AF for athlete’s foot
  • Foot Powder, Shower-to-Shower Powder
  • Laundry soap (tablets)

COMMUNICATION ITEMS:

  • Envelopes, paper, pens
  • Small pads of paper
  • Pre-addressed labels and/or envelopes
  • Notebooks (a size they can keep in a pocket)
  • Single-use Cameras
  • Photos from home

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • Batteries (AA, AAA, C)
  • Duct tape: military green, tan, black, gray
  • Super Glue, Electrical tape
  • Flashlight with a red lens
  • 1 and 2-gallon zip lock plastic bags
  • Bungee cords
  • Sunglasses, Goggle-type sunglasses

CLOTHING:

  • Socks, Socks, Socks, (white are acceptable)
  • Underwear, T-shirts
  • Green T-shirts, White T-Shirts

FUN STUFF:

  • Frisbee, Nerf Football, Hacky Sack
  • Decks of cards, Hand-held games
  • Music CDs, Video Game CDs for laptop computers

DRINK ITEMS:

  • Coffee, tea, hot cocoa mix
  • Pre-sweetened Drink mix Packets
  • Tang drink mix, Gatorade powder (single serving packages)

CANDY/COOKIES/SWEETS

  • Cookies, Homemade Cookies
  • Candy, Candy bars

NUTS, TRAILMIX, BARS

  • Small bags of snacks or individually wrapped snacks
  • Peanuts, Trail mix
  • Power bars, Protein Bars, Nutritional Bars
  • Breakfast bars, Pop Tarts, granola bars

CHIPS/CRACKERS

  • Pringles, Torengos (nacho chips in a Pringles-type can)
  • Canned nacho cheese dip and salsa (not in a glass jar)
  • Jalapeño Velveeta cheese
  • Crackers, flavored Snack Crackers
  • Peanut Butter
  • Gardetti’s Snack Mix, Bagel Chips

JERKY/SOUPS/MEALS:

(Pork and Pork by-products are NOT allowed to be shipped to Middle East locations)

  • Beef jerky, Slim Jims (certified and labeled USDA Grade A)
  • Beef summer sausage (certified and labeled USDA Grade A)
  • Canned Ravioli/Spaghetti, canned soups
  • Styrofoam Cup Ravioli/Spaghetti, Meals
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Tuna salad lunch kits, Tuna in a pouch, Canned Tuna
  • Canned Sardines” Smoked Oysters, Smoked Clams

READING MATERIAL:

  • Newspaper clippings, Comics from Sunday’s paper
  • Newspapers, Newspapers from home
  • Paperback Books and Magazines

Packing Tip:

Use plenty of zip-loc type baggies to separate the items you’re mailing in the same package. If an item your sending breaks open, the zip-loc will help ensure no leaks and help protect the rest of the contents of your care package.

Pack all powders and liquids separately in your care package in zip-loc type storage bags.

Shopping Tip:

When selecting food items to send, remember that in some locations the heat is intense. Choose carefully to avoid melted or gooey arrival.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND PERISHABLE ITEMS!

Shopping Tip:

Can openers can be hard to come by. Choose flip-top lids on canned products when possible. Packing Tip: Do not ship toiletries with food items. Otherwise food items arrive tasting like deodorant and foot powder.

Shopping Tip:

Gum can stick to the foil wrapper in hot weather. Choose gums that are packed in ‘blister packs’ for better shipping results.

Packing Tip:

Do not ship open packages of batteries. If sending battery-operated gadgets, remove the batteries prior to shipping.

Shipping on your own instructions:

Use the flat rate boxes as this is the cheapest way to send them. You can get supplies from the U.S. postal service at no charge. You need customs forms, custom envelopes, labels and flat rate boxes. Also use clear Postal tape to put on the boxes and pack everything in zip lock bags in case something bursts, or that rats, etc can’t smell the products. Food to be separate from personal products. Also assume an elephant will be handling it. Styrofoam peanuts are not allowed so use newspapers and other products to pack the boxes.

Address to ship to:

LCpl. McArthur David A

3/7 L Co.

Unit 41590

FPO AP 96427-1590

Drop Boxes are available at all 3 McArthur’s Bakery Store Locations

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2010 in Heroes

 

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