Saturday, September 27, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
In case you ever get to a computer where you can turn up the volume and listen to this
Saddleback Church forum with Obama & McCain
Monday, September 22, 2008
In Mike's own words ---
Once again I have found myself unworthy to speak on behalf of the warriors of the 1/8 Marines. If this helps anyone, share it. If not, don't make me look like a glory hound. I 'm definitely not. I am only trying to honor the memories of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, as an unworthy Marine could only try. I never am happy being in the spotlight, but at least I was able to promote the book by Gary Livingston, " Fallujah, With Honor."
As a member of Alpha Company, 1/8, I don't try to pretend I saw what Bravo company did, but we did support them in their darkest day, clearing houses at night. Hopefully their sacrifice ( and those of Alpha Company) will be honored by my speaking to the media.
Here is the link:
Vets 4 Vets Bay Are
Friday, September 19, 2008
to boys raised to respect and love the good life.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,
known simply as ptsd by its sufferers,
is an insidious residual of war
buried deep in the hearts and minds of those that survive it...
impacting their forever!
Hopefully this poem will give an understanding to the Hell
many veterans cope with in their daily lives...
It runs in our blood, dad side of the family that is. My great grandfather worked on the Panama Canal, until he got malaria a couple of times. My grandpa was in the 1st Sea Bee's battalion ever formed in WW II, than later he started and ran his own company until he died. My uncle Robert was in the same Sea Bee’s battalion as my grandpa for 20 years, he served in Nam. My uncle Howard has is own civil engineering company that he runs out of his house.
My dad & brother started their own civil engineering company as well. We run it out of our house. My dad & brother share the field work. My brother & I do the mapping on the computers, attending city meet's we all kind of share.
The more I do this ... the more I work on the maps, attend the meetings and try to explain to the clients why their projects isn't moving as fast as they would. The I realize one thing..... I FUCKING HATE THIS SHIT ! I would rather be deployed to Iraq fighting the insurgents one square block at a time or in Afghanistan dropping bombs on the Taliban. When you’re in the military there is always something different you can be doing.... each day maybe bring something new.
When your drawing up grading plans, erosion control plans, profiles, typing out construction notes.... it is always the same fucking thing. Take this line out, add a line here, extend that line here, place more sand bags here, change these construction to this code, make sure your cross section are every 2ft- 50ft ..... BLAH, BLAH, BLAH .... The list goes on. It's just so fucking boring ...... by the end of the day my eyes hurt from looking at the computer. I feel like a zombie by the end of the day ..... I don't want to do anything but close my eyes and go to bed.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
All these big companies filling Chapter 11 like AIG (American International Group Inc), Lehman, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns Cos ....the list seems to grow almost every day. It's greedy poor ethical miss management that got these companies into trouble. It's more GREED than anything! These companies over the past 10 - 15 years hand billions of dollars, their CEO's found ever tax loop whole possible to hind their money.
Instead of the Federal Government helping to bail them out of the trouble they have gotten into. The Federal Government should make the CEO's who have been in charge over the past 10 - 15 years, use their own personal money they have made to bail their own companies out. Than if they do not have enough money...... than the Federal Government would step in and help.
Why are the tax payers getting stuck with the bill! The CEO's are the ones that fucked up with their greedy poor ethical miss management. I always laugh at people who wave their college dreegers in my face. Mainly because they think they are so smart and have all this right answers. The CEO's of all this companies that are failing right now. They all went to college and look how bad they have fucked things up.
The sad thing is ....... about every ten years this country hits a slump. Sometimes it doesn't last long and other times it does. The fun and good times went on for 15 years. Now that the music has been turn off and all the cake has been eaten. Everyone is crying because their is no more free liquor to drink.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Watch this to its conclusion. It is pretty powerful. It brought tears to my eyes.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2008 – An assembly of thousands gathered this morning at the entrance of Arlington National Cemetery, the starting point of the fourth annual National America Supports You Freedom Walk.
Monday, September 8, 2008
I have reattached the Invitation for your chance to attend the reception and see Governor Sarah Palin on Thursday, September 25th, at the Island Hotel-Newport Beach,CA. Tickets are going fast . If you or someone you know would like to attend, please call or email Angelica or me at the number below. We can collect your event donation checks and deliver your tickets for your convenience. Please make your checks for this special reception Payable to "McCain-Palin Victory California ".
Thank you and please feel free to forward to your family and friends for this special event.
While all eyes have been on the race to the White House, our Warrior Champions have their eyes on another prize: gold medals at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China.
As injured Iraq veterans, Scott Winkler and Carlos Leon confronted unique challenges as they prepared for the Games. Carlos survived a year serving in the Sunni Triangle, but tragically broke his neck in a swimming accident following his return home. He is now the world record-holder in the discus throw. Scott became paralyzed below the waist during his tour in Iraq, but has since set the world record in shot put. These men faced adversity head-on and succeeded, and IAVA is proud to have been a part of their journey to Beijing.
With the Opening Ceremony for the Paralympics only a day away, Scott Winkler and Carlos Leon are in Beijing, preparing to compete. Because of the generosity of IAVA supporters like you, they received $20,000 to assist them in their training over the past few months. Both are strongly favored to bring home gold medals for the United States.
For the first time in Paralympic history, we will be able to watch the Games online. Visit www.universalsports.com for live coverage and daily highlights from September 6-17. Here at IAVA Headquarters, we're looking forward to cheering for Scott, Carlos, and all the members of Team USA.
Thank you for your generosity. Your support was crucial to Carlos and Scott's success. Go USA!
Paul RieckhoffIraq Veteran
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Now let’s look at Bill Clinton. Bill was elected to Attorney General of Arkansas and served four years. He then ran for congress and lost. Then he ran for Governor and won, served four years and lost the election for his second term.
The population of Alaska and Arkansas is about the same. The Alaskan National Guard is 8200 people the Arkansas National Guard is 3000 (the Governor is the Commander and Chief of the National Guard). The state budget of Alaska is about twice the size of the budget of Arkansas. Alaska borders on Canada and Russia, because Alaska, Canada and Russia have a vested interest in the area, it is necessary for the Governor of Alaska to interface with governments officials from Russia and Canada on a regular basis. So who has more experience Bill Clinton 1992 or Sarah Palin 2008?
Be sure to watch starting this Saturday, Sept. 6th and cheer them on
The entier US Athlete list:
The Military Times story:
-MAF Freedom PAC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New PAC Will Elect Candidates to Support Troops, Strengthen National Security
SACRAMENTO-Move America Forward (MAF) (www.MoveAmericaForward.org), the prominent pro-troop group, has announced the launch of a PAC, or political action committee, to be known as MAF Freedom PAC (www.MAFFreedomPAC.com). The PAC will elect candidates to federal office who share the groups strong support for US troops and the War on Terror.
Move America Forward has become known for such projects as the “You Don ’t Speak for Me, Cindy” tour in which military families provided an alternate perspective than that of Cindy Sheehan, and the battle over the Berkeley CA Marine recruiting office, which resulted in TV ads, and several demonstrations, drawing thousands of supporters.
Recently, the group’s “From the Frontlines” telethon explored major applications of new media and raised over a million dollars for their care package program. The program runs year-round and sends coffee, cookies, and other items to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan from individual Americans who sponsor them through their website and include personal messages that get printed on the products.
MAF Freedom PAC will draw on the expertise and experience of Move America Forward and apply them to the political field in this election. Their media savvy and good relationships with many in the conservative community are expected to enable them to play a major role in this pivotal election year.
The PAC will focus on very competitive congressional races, but will also address the presidential race, in which Vietnam veteran John McCain is touting his support for the surge strategy and Sen Barack Obama is promoting his plan to withdraw troops from Iraq upon entering office. Targeted candidates will be announced soon, but the PAC’s website already features many races which they judge to be important and competitive.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Family and personal background Palin was born as Sarah Louise Heath in Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.A., the daughter of Charles and Sally (Sheeran) Heath. The family moved to Alaska when Sarah was an infant. Charles Heath was a popular science teacher and coached track. The Heaths were avid outdoors enthusiasts; Sarah and her father would sometimes wake at 3 a.m. to hunt moose before school, and the family would regularly run 5k and 10k races.
Palin was the point guard and captain for the Wasilla High School Warriors when they won the Alaska small-school basketball championship in 1982; she earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" because of her intense play.  She played the championship game despite a stress fracture in her ankle, hitting a critical free throw in the last seconds. Palin, who was also the head of the school Fellowship of Christian Athletes, would lead the team in prayer before games.
In 1984, Palin was first runner-up in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant after winning the Miss Wasilla contest earlier that year, winning a scholarship to help pay her way through college. In the Wasilla pageant, she played the flute and also won Miss Congeniality.
Details of Palin's personal life have contributed to her political image. She hunts, eats moose burgers, ice fishes, rides snowmobiles, and owns a float plane. Palin holds a lifetime membership with the National Rifle Association. She admits that she used marijuana when it was legal in Alaska, but says that she did not like it.
Palin holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Idaho where she also minored in politics. She briefly worked as a sports reporter for local Anchorage television stations while also working as a commercial fisherman with her husband, Todd, her high school sweetheart. One summer when she was working on Todd's fishing boat, the boat collided with a tender while she was holding onto the railing; Palin broke several fingers. Outside the fishing season, Todd works for BP at an oil field on the North Slope and is a champion snowmobiler, winning the 2000-mile "Iron Dog" race four times. The two eloped shortly after Palin graduated college; when they learned they needed witnesses for the civil ceremony, they recruited two residents from the old-age home down the street. Todd is a Native Yup'ik Eskimo. The Palin family lives in Wasilla, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Anchorage.
On September 11, 2007, the Palins' son Track joined the Army. Eighteen years old at the time, he is the eldest of Palin's five children. Track now serves in an infantry brigade and will be deployed to Iraq in September. She also has three daughters: Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. On April 18, 2008, Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down syndrome. (Sarah returned to the office three days after giving birth.) Palin refused to let the results of prenatal genetic testing change her decision to have the baby. "I'm looking at him right now, and I see perfection," Palin said. "Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?"
SORRY, to the bleeding Heart ...not really!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
We have been working with Beth Rice, out at The Auto Club Speedway she asked if I know any Military Personally that would like FREE TICKETS to an up coming event. Well, you had to know I said sure I will find some Guys & Gals that would like to see some good Drag Racing for FREE. Please call me at the office.
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