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Remembering Our Heroes

When visitors first enter the museum, they will hear a sound like wind chimes coming from above them and their attention will be drawn upward 24 feet to the ceiling of the two-story high atrium.

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Dog tags of the more than 58,000 service men and women who died in the Vietnam War hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The 10-by-40-foot sculpture, entitled Above and Beyond, was designed by Ned Broderick and Richard Stein.

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The tens of thousands of metal dog tags are suspended 24 feet in the air, 1 inch apart, from fine lines that allow them to move and chime with shifting air currents. Museum employees using a kiosk and laser pointer help visitors locate the exact dog tag with the imprinted name of their lost friend or relative.

“If you can read this, thank a Teacher……..If you are reading it in English, thank a VET.”

h/t David Larson

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Posted by on November 10, 2013 in Freedom, Military

 

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On Congressman William Lacy Clay’s Exit From Benghazi Hearing

By Pat Patterson, Cape Girardeau, MO

I am not sure if I should apologize to the constituents served by Congressman William Lacy Clay. I just know that I’m not one of those people. I do not live in the Congressman’s district. However, I can not hold my tongue on his shameful action of toeing the party line and leaving the hearings on the Benghazi victims and their parents. I am just so sick to my stomach right now because of something like this — not only to shame those who were killed and their survivors, but to willfully ignore their existence and search for justice.

h/t wikipedia.orgWhat was going on in Benghazi? Right now, it does not matter if it was not a YouTube video or a gun running operation by this administration, which in light of Fast and Furious seems much more plausible then a schmuck running around in front of a video camera. This should be about trying to find out why there was a cover up, why is Hillary Clinton receiving a medal, not only in light of her actions as Secretary of State, but also past actions with Whitewater.

This whole debacle stinks, and unfortunately, Congressman Lacy brought it back to Missouri. This is supposed to be the Show-ME State, instead, the Congressman skittered out of the hearing, with no reasons or excuse, and crawled back into the blanketed crowd in the cesspool quagmire that is currently a District of Columbia mire of partisan muck and filth for not honoring fallen soldiers who attempted to protect American assets and interests above and beyond the call of duty.

It just befouls the entire state with stench when a Congressman avoids the truth like this. And to not even honor fallen military and their family. It just seems that Congressman Lacy is affiliated with a political super-hazard waste disposal site worse than Times Beach, the Love Canal, and Three Mile Island could ever accomplish together, even if they were fed by the Cuyahoga River. And he’s intent on pulling the truth down with him when he acts like this. It’s shameful for the constituents of his Congressional District #1 in St. Louis, and equally shameful for the entirety of Missouri and our honor not only as Missourians, but U.S. Citizens as well.

Thank you, Pat Patterson

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2013 in Congress, Military

 

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Declare Jihad -> Get Promoted. Question Obama -> Get Convicted / Discharged

The Army and Air Force are right on top of things if you question Obama’s birth certificate, legitimacy to be President, and refuse to deploy on what you consider to be orders from a man Constitutionally illegitimate to be Commander in Chief

.h/t wnd.com

According to the AP, the Air Force is about to discharge Staff Sgt. Daryn Moran “a hero of the so-called birther movement who refused to report to duty in Germany for a few days earlier this month because he doubts President Barack Obama’s citizenship.”

I wonder how many birthers even heard of this so-called “hero”.

“Although the 41-year-old Nebraska man refused to report to duty and had called for Obama’s arrest in statements on websites, several other things contributed to his discharge, including his opposition to Obama’s decision to allow gays to serve openly in the military.”

So, you can be discharged for the things you say?!?  Wait a minute; it’s worse.  He even had a problem with Muslim Terrorists — the horror.

Moran was an ophthalmology technician with the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, where he had been stationed since October 2010. He was put on leave sometime earlier this year after some of his co-workers at the eye clinic were bothered by comments he made about the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and about Muslim terrorists and how he thought Obama was connected to Muslims. One of the doctors at the clinic was Muslim.

Another Army officer found himself behind bars for being a birther and refusing to go to Afghanistan:

Earlier this yh/t wnd.comear, an Army doctor who disobeyed deployment orders because he doubted Obama’s birth records served five months of a six-month prison sentence for refusing to go to Afghanistan. Terry Lakin, of Greeley, Colo., pleaded guilty in December to disobeying orders and was convicted of missing a flight that would have gotten him to his eventual deployment Lakin was tried at Fort Meade.

In the second case, the Army likely did it’s job… …assuming years down the road we don’t find that Obama lied.  He certainly hasn’t lied about anything else (tongue firmly in cheek).

Unfortunately, the sad results of the hypocrisy in the U.S. Armed Forces, Bush Administration, and the Obama Administration resulted in the deaths of 12 soldiers, a civilian employee, and the wounding 32 others.  Unlike Lakin and Moran, Major Nidal Hasan, that committed the Fort Hood Shootings in 2009 received the Red Carpet Treatment.

In 2001, Hasan attended the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in the Falls Church area.  The mosque was also attended during this period by two September 11 hijackers (Nawaf al-Hazmi and Hani Hanjour) and by Ahmed Omar Abu Ali (who was later convicted of providing material support to al-Qaeda and conspiracy to assassinate President George W. Bush).

Anwar al-Awlaki was the mosque’s imam at the time. Hasan reportedly has deep respect for al-Awlaki’s teachings.

But that’s nothing to worry about, let’s hire him on at Walter Reed to complete his residency in 2003.

At graduate school, other students’ projects focused on topics such as water contamination; Hasan’s project dealt with “whether the war on terror is a war against Islam.”

Nothing to see here.

His business cards contains the acronyms SoA(SWT).  According to investigators, the acronym “SoA” is commonly used on jihadist websites as an acronym for “Soldier of Allah” or “Servant of Allah”, and SWT is commonly used by Muslims to mean “subhanahu wa ta’ala” (Glory to God). The cards neglected to mention his military rank.[47]

h/t wikimedia.orgHasan was investigated by the FBI after intelligence agencies intercepted at least 18 e-mails between him and al-Awlaki between December 2008 and June 2009. Even before the contents of the e-mails were revealed, terrorism expert Jarret Brachman said that Hasan’s contacts with al-Awlaki should have raised “huge red flags”. According to Brachman, al-Awlaki is a major influence on radical English-speaking jihadis internationally.

In one of the e-mails, Hasan wrote al-Awlaki: “I can’t wait to join you” in the afterlife. Hasan also asked al-Awlaki when jihad is appropriate, and whether it is permissible if innocents are killed in a suicide attack.[62] In the months before the shooting, Hasan increased his contacts with al-Awlaki to discuss how to transfer funds abroad without coming to the attention of law authorities.

How nice. Let’s promote him!

Hasan was promoted from Captain to Major in May 2009. Before being transferred to Fort Hood in July 2009, he received a poor performance evaluation.

So, the hypocrisy is clear.

If you are a Protestant, Catholic, Agnostic or Atheist, if you talk about Obama’s Birth Certificate and legitimacy to be President, if you have a problem with repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and if you complain about Muslim Terrorists and the lack of Muslims decrying such terrorism, you’ll be discharged.

If you are a Jew-hating jihad fomenting Muslim, you’ll get promoted.

Then, when you kill 13 people and injure 32 others, the Media will come to your defense and the government will minimize your Islamic Terrorist bent and ties.

The scariest part?  How many other Jihadists are still being coddled in the military?

(Can’t wait to see how many declare the Rockin’ Conservative to be a birther)

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in Military, Muslim, Terrorism, White House

 

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Pre-Conditions For Palestine

Charged with the leadership as Prime Minister of Israel, the Rockin’ Conservative would have the following Pre-Conditions for negotiations on Palestinians Statehood:

  • Palestinian Statehood negotiations will not commence for a period of two years following the most recent suicide bombing or other bombing attack on Israel (rockets, mortars, etc.) from any country or territory in or near Israel.
  • Any future suicide bombing, other bombing, or other attack on Israel will be viewed as a declaration of war, and for each such attack, Israeli Defense Forces will be deployed to take (by force as necessary) 10 meters of land along all Israeli border from whence the attack commenced – be it Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Lebanon, or Egypt.  Said land will be razed, and new barriers constructed to protect Israel from future attacks.  Each individual suicide bombing, other bombing, or other such attack will be viewed as an individual declaration of war on the state of Israel, and 10 meter will be taken for each attack.
  • Any Palestinian Statehood negotiations in process at the time of such an attack would be terminated, and a new two year waiting period would commence.

No Peace?!?! No Negotiations!

Absolutely no negotiations with terrorists, murderers, or warriors.  Period.

So, do you wonder how the Rockin’ Conservative voted here?

Update from our friend Doug Cotner…

ISRAEL as GOD see’s it..

Genesis 15:18-21 (NV)

18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi[a] of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates— 19 the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, 20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, 21 Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites.”

Ephesisans 2:11-22

11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

Tied together, you have GOD’S mandate/  The 2 made 1 = ISRAEL!

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Military, Muslim, Terrorism

 

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Do Tell

60% of combat Marines surveyed felt it was inappropriate to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.  As we just ignored the will of 3/5 of our combat Marines, I have just a couple of quick questions regarding the repeal of the 1993 Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law that prevented gays from serving openly in the military:

1.

Men and Women will now be subjected to showering and living with persons who may find them attractive in a sexual nature.  Gay men will have the opportunity to ogle heterosexual men found attractive.  Female homosexuals will have the same bonus in their barracks.  This may be no difference from what has occurred over the past 17 years, but now the troops will know for sure that the man/woman on the other side of the shower finds their sex to be attractive for anal, oral, or product-assisted sex.

The obvious question is… …will this benefit be restricted only to the gay men and women that join the armed forces?  Or, will all service men and women be given the same opportunity to shower and live with the sex to which they are attracted.  And, if integrated showering / living  for heterosexual man / homosexual man as well as heterosexual female / homosexual female is not a problem for the military, then why would it be a problem for heterosexual males and females to shower / live together?

Remember, God (or Mother Nature if you prefer) made the plumbing to work for heterosexuals — not homosexuals.

2.

Many recruits joined the Armed Forces, with DADT in effect, under the assumption that they would not be expected to shower / live with homosexuals.  They may find homosexuality morally repugnant or religiously inappropriate.

Will such troops be given the opportunity to leave the Armed Forces with Honorable Discharges?  Or will their free expression of their right to abhor homosexuality be met with reverse discrimination?

I haven’t read the legislation or heard anyone discuss these questions as we have approached the vote that was taken yesterday.  And, since we ignored the will of 3/5 of our fighting Marines when deciding the issue, I wonder if we ignored these issues too.  Answers and replies are welcome.

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2010 in Heterosexual, Homosexual, Military

 

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Ask And Tell

I certainly hope those in the homosexual camp that want to make their sexuality part of their application to the Armed Forces weren’t stupid enough to do so over the last couple of days.  After the ruling on September 9th that “Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell” was unconstitutional, the Pentagon on Tuesday October 19th announced they would accept applications from openly homosexual individuals.

To quote a great American, Cousin Eddie said, “But, don’t you go falling in love with it now, because, we’re taking it with us when we leave here next month.”

On Wednesday, a judge in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco (our favorite)  granted a stay of the lower court’s decision to allow openly gay men and women to serve.

So, what about the folks that skipped out to enlist their openly gay selves into the Armed Forces on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Since they had to make an issue of their sexuality in their service to our country, they may have created a conundrum for themselves.

What if Congress and the Judiciary don’t fully rescind DADT?  They’ve already outed themselves and disqualified themselves from serving under the current 1993 law.  Way to go!  Nice job counting on the government.  Sadly, many Americans have forgotten that we threw off the reigns of the British Monarchy because you can’t trust the government.

But, the bottom line is that serving in the Armed Forces is not about the individual, and my personal preference of rock and roll over country music (and rap) doesn’t mean a thing to the drill sergeant.  As a matter of fact, he or she might make me do a 1,000 push-ups because he or she like reggae!  And, I don’t have the right to serve in the Armed Forces.  You don’t see them building ADA ramps to the fox-hole?!?!

My individuality is meaningless as I learn how to become a member of our fighting machine.  And, you’re individual sexual preferences don’t mean anything either.

Did you ask and tell?  Might have been a big mistake.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2010 in Freedom, Military

 

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Fire The Laser!!

I can’t hear the word ‘laser’ without thinking about Dr. Evil yelling, “Fire The Laser!”

Well, the Navy has done it.  Conveniently released shortly before the Chinese announced the creation of a carrier killer missile, the U.S. Navy revealed, back in May, that it had successfully splashed an aircraft using a laser (estimated power of 50kw).

The article from CrunchGear.com reports this on July 20 and shortly thereafter the Chinese announced their carrier killer on August 5th.

Sounds like the U.S. Armed Forces knew the Chinese announcement was coming and quietly released the laser success.  Every time I hear about the latest scary weapon from the Soviets, I mean Russians, and the Chinese, I remind myself of a few things:

  • We have TV shows about Future Weapons.
  • Our Future Weapons are generally better than the best the enemy has.
  • We have secret programs that have created the next generation of weapons that are not declassified for use on the Future Weapons show
  • We have even more clandestine programs creating future generations of such weapon

There are very few things that the U.S. Government does right, but one of them is to allow the military to build weapons to protect ourselves and our armed forces.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2010 in Military

 

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