Tuesday, July 29, 2008

For the troops ...please help out

Totally free for us, just a thing to give stuff to the troops from HBO

In honor of the Marines in the HBO mini series "Generation Kill"you can pick an item for HBO to ship in their care packages.

Please pass this link to anyone and everyone you want. The more we get to participate the more our troops will receive. http://www.hbo.com/generationkill/

Left click on Support Troops on the right

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Would only send this to those I know would love this picture and the caption from the military! HOORAH or in this Marines case OORAH!! (sorry about the F word - his not mine)
Enjoy - from Melanie Morgan's website today - check her out

PatDollard.com - Surging to Success

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

BashMan, my main dude, has a rather succinct look at the metrics on the ground in Iraq. And a fabulous "Bleep You" to the moonbats on the Left who predicted it would never work.

July 16th, 2008 Posted By Bash.

The last of the "Surge" troops will be going home next week.


Good job.

Yo, Liberal Democrats, Surrender Monkeys & Lefty Loons: Fuck you.

The U.S. military said on Wednesday the last of five extra combat brigades sent to Iraq in 2007 would finish withdrawing next week. That will bring the so-called "surge" to an end, while leaving 140,000 U.S. troops in the country.

President George W. Bush ordered the deployment to stop Iraq sliding into sectarian civil war. The troop build-up helped cut violence to a four-year low, the military says. (AP)

PS: That picture of those Iraqis carrying that Marine is one of my favorites.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

What is it about you Marines?

Thanks to Captain Gerry Porthier, USMC, (retired) for this gem!

How many times have we been asked, "What is it about you Marines?"

This may help explain what we share that is so special and what we have lived that makes us remember. To understand, you have to live our experience, share what we have all shared, and feel what we have all felt. It is about Corps values, and honor. It is about character. It is about a shared experience that changed our lives.

The common experience starts with DISORIENTATION. The Corps creates a vacuum in your life. It takes away your hair, clothes, and friends, and fills it with a drill instructor. He says things like get off MY bus ... do it NOW and as you stand *** to belly-button on the yellow footprints, your identity disappears. The D.I. gives you a short lesson on the UCMJ, and you learn that rights belong to the institution, not to the individual. You will live in a squad bay and you will march everywhere. He speaks to you in the future imperative ... he says. YOU WILL ... and you do! He gives you a new language ... deck, hatch, head. It is a language that is steeped in a tradition you don't understand yet. He takes away your right to speak in the first person, and he takes away your first name. Your platoon number is what's important now.

Before your first meal you get 20 seconds to stow your gear, and you learn that the only way to get it done within the time limit is to help one another... The TRANSFORMATION begins. This is the culture of the Group, and its members are anonymous. Although you don't know it, your drill instructor will become the most important person you will ever meet, and your weeks of boot camp will become t he defining cultural experience of your life. For the first time in your life you encounter absolute standards of right and wrong, success and failure. When you screw up, everyone stops, and they penalize you, immediately, so you won*t forget. Disorientation and Transformation are followed by TRAINING.

The rules are simple:

A. Tell the truth

B. Always do your best no matter how trivial the task

C. Choose the difficult right over the easy wrong

D. Don*t whine or make excuses

E. Judge others by their actions

And above all, look out for the group, before you look out for yourself. During your training you are pushed beyond your limits, and you achieve. You learn to make excellence a habit. The common denominator among you and your fellow recruits is pride and accomplishment. Through your training you develop spirit, and you develop self-discipline. You learn the ingredients of CHARACTER: Integrity, Selflessness, and Moral Courage. And you learn the Corps Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.

These are your roots. The Corps is a rigid code that will stay with you forever. It will define your character, and it will guide you for the rest of your life. This is why there are no EX-Marines. Once you can appreciate what you are about to become, you learn about those who have gone before you. You study our history, and learn the lessons of countless heroes who acted, not for self, but for comrade, Corps, and Country. Marines are about taking care of each other, always have been, always will. It is our culture and it holds us together. As you learn the history, you become part of the tradition. You have a new appreciation of your God, your Country, and your Corps. One final element completes your training - you become a rifleman. The magnitude of what you have accomplished becomes apparent to you at graduation, when you finally earn your title and are called Marine. What you know then, in your heart, but what you can't put into words, is that there is something very special about this organization that is unlike any other organization you ever have been a part of. What you can't put into words, but what you know in your heart is that the essence of the Marine Corps resides with the lowest in rank; The Marine is the Corps, and the Corps is the Marine. ... Your uniform says it all. When someone looks at you they don't see the name of your ship, a unit patch, or a branch insignia ... what they see is a MARINE. That's all that counts! You are a Marine! It is what matters to you, and it is what matters to every other Marine. You know that you may never feel this important again, and you will spend the rest of our life living the code, and holding on to the feeling that every Marine is a rifleman and that's the essence.

But there is more to our story than our boot camp experience. There is our experience of sacrifice and our participation in the history & tradition of the Corps. We share stories and tell of the humor that got us through the tough times, but we also have stories we keep to ourselves, hiding the painful memories too personal to share.

Shared experience and personal sacrifice are reasons the Marine Corps is a Band of Brothers. It is the reason we celebrate today. The feeling you have when you become a Marine lasts a lifetime. Whether you serve 3years, or 30, your experiences will never be forgotten. You will never work as closely, or depend on others more, than you did in the Corps. The Corps is your family, you can never leave, and you are always welcome back. You are EXPECTED to come back!

This shared experience, and personal sacrifice is our common bond. It is why we love each other and our country so much, and why we cling to our traditions. Our celebration preserves and honors the memory of all who have gone before us and it is an example, and a standard, for all who follow. In a time when there are so few proud and good examples to follow, when so little seems to count, our views, our beliefs, our PRACTICE of our tradition is, by others standards, EXTREME. We are perhaps all our country has left to guarantee that the principles upon which this nation was founded will survive.

Many presidents, and congressmen, have tried to do away with the Marine Corps, but we are still here. Why? The answer is simple - America doesn't need a Marine Corps, America WANTS one! Marine, you are the reason she feels that way. Remember that, and feel good about it. "It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Free Signs!

If you go to this website www.buildasign.com/troops you can order a free 3x6 banner for your soldier. You pay shipping. They are giving away 10,000 of them! You can customize it and everything. You enter the words SOLDIERSIGN at the promo code at checkout.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Honors memorialize RJ and Gentian

Marine Cpl. Gentian Marku was a former Warren Police Explorer, who dreamed of becoming a Warren Police Officer.
Gentian was killed in combat in Iraq on Thanksgiving, 2004.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


I just Snoped this and it is true !

Unbelievable! My question is:

Why haven't I heard of this before? -----

This is hard to believe. ABC News Bans Flag Lapel Pins Yesterday, the brass at ABC News issued orders forbidding reporters to wear lapel pin American flags or other patriotic insignia. Their reasoning was that ABC should remain neutral about "causes". Since when is support for preventing our death and destruction some sort of a cause? Since when is patriotism to be discouraged.I urge you to boycott ABC and its sponsors and affiliates.Please forward this to as many as you can, put ABC in the Garbage Can!!!!


Well as the saying goes

Here's another Pinhead running another Main Stream News Media - what a fine piece of work the owner of this station must be. I have no idea why a flag lapel pin would "offend" anyone or make anyone angry that the station is showing its patriotism in any way?

I guess some Pinheads dont get it. They think like someone else that we will remain namless that if you wear a flag lapel pin you are showing some form of false patriotism? Who knows but this is very sad.

I was listening to one of the many radio shows I tune into in a day when I'm working on a project and on one of them there was a caller who said his daughter was in Iraq.
One day she contacted her family back home to tell them that she would be on ABC news. A reporter visiting Iraq asked 60 soldiers which candidate they were going to vote for.

She was one of them so naturally she thought what a perfect opportunity for her family to be able to see her. In advance of the airing on TV she told them that 55 of the soldiers said they would vote for McCain, 3 said they were going to vote for Obama, and 2 for Clinton (must have happened before Clinton dropped out). This is what her family saw on ABC. The reporter only showed those 5 soldiers who said they were voting for Obama and Clinton and not one of the 55 who said McCain. Now I can't substantiate this father's story but if true it goes to show how biased the media is, manipulating the truth until it slants their way. I don't waste my time watching ABC or CBS & NBC news, I get most of it from the radio or FOX.

When I hear things like this is makes me shutter to think of the news we're missing because the liberal media wants to manipulate our minds....not unlike what you get living under a dictatorship.

Just wanted you all to see this email in response to the ABC banning flag lapel pins.
I watched this news story this email talks about and in fact wrote to ABC that of all the military men and women I know I could name 3 dozen right off the bat that are NOT for Obama's plans in any way and that it was amazing that they could only find Obama supporters - This story just proves what I've known all along - they searched out only those that would vote for Obama to put on the news. Just another Leftist Looney station - Its one thing to be fair - its another to be so biased that you distort the truth to the American public in hopes that they will "follow" along, and I can now see over and over again that main stream media distorts the truth on a daily basis to suit their whims.

(senders name to me taken off for their privacy)