Saturday, September 27, 2008

Afghanistan-The forgotten war

A correspondent reports from Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province, where he was embedded for nearly three weeks in May and June with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. They are among 60,000 foreign troops on the ground in Afghanistan—more than half of them American.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Saddleback Church forum on video

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

A very important message from a 1/8 Marine

I received this email and links from Mike Ergo, a 1/8 Alpha Marine, and now a student at Cal-Berkeley. Mike asked me to edit his words but honestly I think that they are just right! I hope you will click on both of the links at the bottom of this email. The first link will take you to a television news broadcast -- an interview with Mike. The second link will take you to a MySpace page that will tell you a bit more about Vets4Vets.

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.

Semper Fi,

Mike Ergo

Here is the link:

Vets 4 Vets Bay Are

Friday, September 19, 2008

PTSD ~ by Gary Jacobson

War is a defiant affront to sensibilities born in gentility

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...


CIVIL ENGINEERING {land surveyors} ~ BLAH

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.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Marine Attitudes

Attitude is Everything
Joseph Kinney July 24, 2008
Thirty-nine years ago I was shot in an ambush while a Marine on a nightpatrol in Vietnam . I had potentially fatal wounds to my chest and aserious wound to my right leg. To put matters bluntly, I had never beenmore terrified in my life. Would I die? And if I died, would I go toheaven? I also thought about the buddies I was leaving behind. Somehow, I wanted to believe that they would be better off without me to slow themdown.
The next morning I woke up at a hospital in Da Nang . The doctors told methat my days as a fighting Marine were over. Somehow, I felt that I hadmore to give but wouldn't get the chance.
My history is relevant only because there are huge differences betweenthen and now when it comes to our Wounded Warriors. For the past couple ofyears I have had the privilege of knowing Col. Jack Cox ( USA , ret.) who isa stalwart in the Wounded Warrior Program at Fort Bragg. He has been agreat friend and mentor, and has taken the time to introduce me to some ofthis generation's wounded.
There are at least two important differences between my generation and theyoung men I have seen at Fort Bragg 's Womack Hospital which is near whereI live.
For openers, the Army acts as if the wounded person is going to remainforever a soldier. That is their basic operating assumption movingforward.
Second, the attitude of these kids is amazing. These brave warriors, nomatter how badly wounded they are, believe that they will soon be backwith their units fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Today, there are 17 Marines who are amputees fighting in Iraq . I amcertain that there are as many soldiers doing the same for the Army.
Recently, I received a widely distributed email from Col (Dr.) BrettWyrick. He was a trauma surgeon at Balad Air Base in Iraq .
He wrote: "If I ever hear (anyone) griping and complaining, I jump intothem pretty quickly, now. Most people over here have nothing to gripeabout compared to Marines. Marines are different. They have a differentoutlook on life . .
"One Marine Private was here for several days because he was a lowerpriority evacuation patient. He insisted on coming to attention anddisplaying proper military courtesy every morning when I came through on rounds. He was in a great deal of pain, and it was a stressful to watchhim work his way off the bed and onto his crutches. I told him he wasexcused and did not have to come to attention while he was a patient, andhe informed me he was a good Marine and would address '. . . Air Forcecolonels standing on my feet, sir.' I had to turn away so he would not seethe tear in my eye. He did not have 'feet' because we amputated his rightleg below the knee on the first night he came in.
"I asked a Marine Lance Corporal if there was anything I could get him asI was making rounds one morning. He was an above the knee amputation afteran IED blast, and he surprised me when he asked for a trigonometry book.'You enjoy math do you?' He replied, 'Not particularly, sir. I was nevergood at it, but I need to get good at it, now.' 'Are you planning on goingback to school?' I asked. 'No sir, I am planning on shooting artillery. Iwill slow an infantry platoon down with just one good leg, but I am goingto get good at math and learn how to shoot artillery.' I hope he does.
"I had the sad duty of standing over a young Marine sergeant when herecovered from anesthesia. Despite our best efforts there was just no wayto save his left arm, and it had to come off just below the elbow. 'Can Ihave my arm back, sir?' he asked. 'No, we had to cut it off, we cannotre-attach it,' I said. 'But can I have my arm?' he asked again. 'You see,we had to cut it off.' He interrupted, 'I know you had to cut it off, butI want it back. It must be in a bag or something, sir.' 'Why do you want it?'I asked. 'I am going to have it stuffed and use it as a club when I getback to my unit.' I must have looked shocked because he tried to comfortme, 'Don't you worry now, colonel. You did a fine job, and I hardly hurtat all; besides I write with my other hand anyway.'
Now, please tell me that these young guys aren't the Greatest Generationthat has ever lived.

Friday, September 12, 2008

GOOD 9/11 videos

I have to be honest, I set a very high standard tonight with my guests. Or better yet, my guests set a pretty high standard tonight. The 9-11 Memorial Show was a resounding success and if you missed it, you missed a lot of history and chance of a lifetime interviews with real life heroes from many generations.

Watch this to its conclusion. It is pretty powerful. It brought tears to my eyes.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Thousands Take Part in National America Supports You Freedom Walk

By John J. KruzelAmerican Forces Press Service

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.

Ending at the Pentagon, where a hijacked airplane killed 184 people when it barreled into the building on Sept. 11, 2001, the Freedom Walk in the nation’s capital is one of 330 similar processions around the world that will take place in all 50 states and 12 foreign countries.

Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England told the crowd today’s walk not only commemorates the attacks on America that occurred seven years ago this week, but also represents a day for Americans to commit themselves to the preservation of freedom.

“That day we lost 3,000 people of 60 nationalities,” England said. “I’ve concluded that we lost 3,000 people that day because the terrorists did not know how to kill 30,000 or 300,000 or 3 million, but they would have if they could have, and they are still [trying].

“We wake up as a free people every morning, and that’s not by accident, and that’s not by chance,” he continued. “We wake up free every morning because great Americans put who put on the uniform of our country for 230 some years have gone forward to protect and defend those freedoms.”

England thanked servicemembers who protect and defend American liberty, and praised the sacrifices made by their families.

“We have, as a nation, an amazing debt of gratitude to all these people who have given their lives for these many years for our freedoms and for the freedoms of future generations,” he said, drawing applause.

In addition to the Freedom Walk, today represents the beginning of a week of commemorative events, including the dedication of the Pentagon Memorial -- a two-acre park near the point of impact with an illuminated bench and lighted reflecting pool dedicated to each victim -- that will take place on the seventh anniversary of the attack.

Following the opening remarks, columns of walkers wearing Freedom Walk tee shirts headed south, skirting the Potomac River on the opposite bank of American icons like the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, en route to the Defense Department headquarters.

America Supports You, a Defense Department program that connects citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families, hosted the event, which attracted a reported 10,000 participants, according to Pentagon Channel figures.

The one-mile walk culminated in the south parking lot of the Pentagon, where Marine General James E.

Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addressed the crowd from a raised stage. Cartwright thanked those who participated in the event, which included walkers representing many states across the country, homefront groups manning kiosks in the Pentagon lot and country music performers the Oak Ridge Boys.

“And then a word to those who are not here for all the reasons that there are: deployed forward, sacrifices,” he said. “All of the things that they do, whether they’re in uniform or civilian, to support this nation and serve us so that we can get up every day free.”

Cartwright, citing those around the world participating in Freedom Walks, expressed awe at the evolution of the event. “

When you think that this started four years ago, and now we’re up to 330 of these types of events in which we acknowledge, and America acknowledges, service to this nation: that’s a pretty big thing,” he said.

Patriot Day September 11

Patriot Day is observed on September 11th.

Patriot Day was signed into law on December 18, 2001 as a day to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on our country.

On Patriot Day, Americans should fly their flags at half-staff and observe a moment of silence to honor those individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks.

On September 11, 2001, two hijacked civilian aircraft crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. A third hijacked aircraft crashed into the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C. And a forth hijacked aircraft crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania after passengers tried to take control of the aircraft in order to prevent the hijackers from crashing the aircraft into an important symbol of democracy and freedom. Thousands of innocent people lost their lives in this tragedy.

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on:

state and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs and activities;

all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States and interested organizations and individuals to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001;

the people of the United States to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001.

THOUSANDS WALK - Thousands of people walk during the America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 2008. The walk went from the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to the crash site at the Pentagon.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sarah Palin event- tickets almost gone for Gov. Sarah Palin

Dear Family and Friends,

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.

Thank you.

Shawn Black

Warrior Champions: Going for Gold

Dear Robbie,

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 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
Executive Director
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America


Sunday, September 7, 2008


1.40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million people)are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.

2.95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal alien.

3.75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

4.Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal , whose births were paid for by taxpayers.

5.Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally

6.Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.

8.Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.

9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.10. In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English,

10.3.9 million speak Spanish.(There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County. )

Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States' annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida , and New York) results from immigration.29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.

We are a bunch of fools for letting this continue


Send copies of this letter to at least two other people. 100 would be even better.This is only one State...............

If this doesn't open your eyes nothing will !

And you wonder why Nancy Pelosi wants them to become voters!

Honor and Remember

Published by Honor and Remember, Inc., The Dispatch is devoted to keeping you informed about milestones, events and stories associated with the Honor and Remember Flag Campaign.OUR MISSION: Create, establish and propagate a nationally recognized flag that would fly continuously as a visible reminder to people and nations of all lives lost in defense of our established freedoms.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Governor Sarah Palin

This is what we just received from our very savy friend, Judy, who lives in Florida . She has a friend, Deb, who lives in Alaska and she asked what Deb's take was on Sarah Palin.
Judy, Sarah Palin is the US's answer to Margaret Thatcher! Anyone who thinks she cannot handle the job or deal briskly and efficiently with ANY issue, including foreign governments, they haven¹t met our Sarah.
As an Alaskan resident as well as a resident of Wasilla, AK, where Sarah Palin was at one time Mayor I can speak with confidence. Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska is exactly what she portrayed during her introduction this morning and exactly what our US Government needs. She is ethical to a fault (if there is such a thing), a refreshing change to the status-quo and as smart and determined a PERSON (gender really isn't an issue here as far as I'm concerned) as anyone could ask for at the head of government.
Sarah is no natïve ³small town mayor² ­ she just *started out* there. Btw, as Mayor of Wasilla, she brought this ³small town² through a lot of GOOD changes and left it at the end of her term having grown to the 4th largest CITY in Alaska ­ a lot of growth and a stronger economic base than ever before.
She has EXECTUTIVE experience *running a government* (something NONE of the other candidates can actually boast, even John McCain) as Governor of Alaska and got there by defeating the *incumbent* Republican Governor, who was definitely part of the ³old school² and who WAS very much in the pocket of the big oil companies. We in Al aska wanted change ­ and we got it in the person of Sarah Palin!
Sarah Palin is everything she looks to be and more. Her approval rating as Governor of Alaska has been as high as 95% and is currently leveled out consistently in the upper 80 percentile throughout the state (and in both parties) - the HIGHEST approval rating of ANY sitting Governor.
Sarah has been turning around corruption in the Legislature of Alaska - turning things on their ear for that matter; cutting spending in spite of the increased income the state is currently receiving due to the high oil prices - she has insisted on putting a huge amount of the "windfall" into savings for the future rather than spending, spending, spending - and has insisted from the get-go on what she refers to as "hon est, ethical and transparent governing" - no more closed door meetings and dealings - the big oil companies thought she would be a pushover and have learned better to their chagrin.
She understands the "real people" and the economic issues we all face (Alaskans along with the rest of the country) - she was one of "us" not long ago. Rather than passing useless "laws" or throwing money at pet projects, she (most recently) temporarily suspended the state gas tax (on gasoline at the pumps, fuel oil and natural gas for homes, etc.) and has ordered checks issued to ALL residents of Alaska this fall in an attempt to assist with the burden of high fuel costs for the upcoming winter. I could go on and on, but that's enough for now :). She isn't doing these things to be popular ­ she is doing it because her constituents are HURTING financially and she can help.
She became Governor of Alaska by defeating the Incumbent Republican Governor and doing it *without* the money or the support of the Republican Party, which was amazing in itself - and she won by a landslide. The "powers that be" at that time totally underestimated Sarah and learned better the hard way. She has done exactly what she claimed she was going to do and is just as popular today as the day she was elected - perhaps more so since even the Democrats up here seem to like her - she works well with both sides in the Legislature here.
Sarah "belongs" to us (Alaskans) .. and although we are going to be terribly sorry to see her leave before she finishes the job she started here (two years ago) straightening out OUR State ... we understand she is needed for a bigger purpose and hopefully her Lt. Governor will be able to fill her shoes here and continue the job.
As for worrying about what would happen if McCain were to die or step down or whatever ... Theta, up here in AK we've only been wondering how long we would be able to KEEP Sarah in Alaska and have seen her as our first woman President of the USA from the start. It's always been a matter of whether she would wait until the end of her TWO terms as Governor (no doubt at ALL that she would be re-elected if she ran for a second term at the end of her current term) ... or end up in Washington sooner. She could do the job TODAY.
Personally, I feel a lot better about McCain now that I know he has someone as savvy, as strong, as ethical and as steady as Sarah at his back. She will be an excellent Vice President .. and my guess is will be our US Republican Presidential candidate in four years - AND by then the country will KNOW her ­ will love and respect her as we do here - and she'll win by as much of a landslide as she did here in Alaska. I only wonder if McCain has a clue what he is unleashing on the US of A . She is going to be a fresh wind, but also a strong wind.
Is that enough of an endorsement? If not, I'll add this ... Jerry and I have for many years felt the best "vote" was to vote for the lesser of two "evils" and hope they didn't do too much damage. Two years ago during our State Governor's race was the first time EVER that we actually asked for not just a little sign to put in our yard showing our support of our candidate (somet hing we've never felt the desire to do at all before) - we asked for a full 4' x 8' "SARAH PALIN FOR GOVERNOR!" sign and were proud to have it. She hasn't let us or Alaska down. She will do the same for the USA if given the opportunity.
Feel free to pass this on to anyone who may be interested (and spam those who aren't!).
Deb Frost in Alaska
Have a great day

Sarah Palin for VP

So if you think McCain made a mistake picking Sarah Palin for VP because of her lack of experience? Sarah worked for two years as a community organizer. She was not paid and did it because she felt her property tax was too high and the city was spending too much money. She organized the people in her town and forced the city council to cut spending and reduce the real-estate tax. She then ran for a seat on the city council, won, served four years and again forced the city to cut spending and reduced taxes again. Then she ran for mayor served four years and again cut spending and reduced taxes. She then served two years on the oil and gas commission. She then ran for Governor, won 60% of the vote and has an 80% approval rating. After being elected she fired the Governors cook and said she can make her own meals. She then disbanded the governor’s security force saying they were not necessary because she carries her own gun and knows how to use it. She then sold the governor’s jet on eBay saying commercial aircraft would work ok for her.

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?

Beijing Paralympics - US Wounded Warriors Compete

2008 Beijing Paralympics have several Wounded Warriors representing the United States
Be sure to watch starting this Saturday, Sept. 6th and cheer them on

The entier US Athlete list:

The Military Times story:

Troop Group Launches PAC

Thank you for your past posts about Move America Forward, and your support of our troops. We appreciate your help in spreading awareness of our efforts and we hope you will be similarly excited about our upcoming projects. Please find below a release we will be sending to the press on Monday on the new committee we’ve formed to be directly involved in this pivotal election. The website will be functional shortly at and Feel free to email us with any questions, and thank you again for your support.
-MAF Freedom PAC

New PAC Will Elect Candidates to Support Troops, Strengthen National Security

SACRAMENTO-Move America Forward (MAF) (, the prominent pro-troop group, has announced the launch of a PAC, or political action committee, to be known as MAF Freedom PAC ( 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.


Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me.I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit.In order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine testwith which I have no problem. What I do have a problem with is thedistribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test.Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because Ihave to pass one to earn it for them? Please understand, I have noproblem with helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the otherhand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on their BUTT, doingdrugs, while I work. . . . Can you imagine how much money the statewould save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistancecheck? Pass this along if you agree or simply delete if you don't. Hopeyou all will pass it along, though . . Something has to change in thiscountry -- and soon!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I can live with her and her decisions it's a no brainer, her vs. Obama, Duh!!! Pro-life, pro-gun, smart, executive decision making what little she has is more than Obama and Biden and Hillary put together as well as commander of the Alaska National Guard.
Her son is in the Army and going to Iraq this month! (Now how's that about something precious to lose?) And on top of everything else she's a Woman, can't ask for much more than that in a man! Please pass along to others, Democrat, Republican and Independents.

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.[2] The family moved to Alaska when Sarah was an infant.[3] Charles Heath was a popular science teacher and coached track.[3] 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.[3]

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.[3] [4] She played the championship game despite a stress fracture in her ankle, hitting a critical free throw in the last seconds.[3] Palin, who was also the head of the school Fellowship of Christian Athletes, would lead the team in prayer before games.[3]

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.[3][5] 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.[6][7] 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.[8]

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.[3] 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.[3] Outside the fishing season, Todd works for BP at an oil field on the North Slope[9] and is a champion snowmobiler, winning the 2000-mile "Iron Dog" race four times.[3] 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.[3] Todd is a Native Yup'ik Eskimo.[3] The Palin family lives in Wasilla, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Anchorage.[10]

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.[10] 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.[11] On April 18, 2008, Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down syndrome.[12] (Sarah returned to the office three days after giving birth.[13]) 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?"[13]

SORRY, to the bleeding Heart ...not really!

..."The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not beneeded until they try to take it from us." -- Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

America United: In Support of Our Troops

Sunday September 7th 9/8c
For generations, top entertainers have performed both in the U.S. and overseas for our troops in times of war and peace. Now the tradition continues for a new generation of talent and viewers with the two-hour special, "America United: In Support of Our Troops," airing SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
The star-studded lineup of performers and celebrities appearing includes Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Pam Anderson, Toby Keith, Jessica Simpson, D.L. Hughley, ZZ Top, Clint Black, Kathy Griffin, Ne-Yo, Girls Next Door, Ali Landry, comedian Carlos Mencia, NFL star Sean Merriman, country star Joe Nichols, Jordin Sparks, Sam Moore (Sam and Dave) and more, as they all take the stage around the country and at military bases worldwide.
Featuring popular music, celebrity cameos, tributes to troops and heart-warming human interest sto ries, "America United: In Support of Our Troops" is an opportunity for the nation to show its appreciation for the troops and military families. The special was produced and directed by an all-star team. Executive producer is Greg Sills ("Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards"); executive producer and music director is Rickey Minor ("American Idol," "The Grammy Awards"); Bryan Edelstein is executive producer; Michael Dempsey ("MTV Video Music Awards") is executive producer and director; Tisha Fein ("American Idol") and Laurie Chapman are producers, and Chantal Sausedo is co-producer and executive in charge of talent.


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