Saturday, April 07, 2007
One of the hardships this program faces is that family members do not realized the need for this until their family member, usually a spouse, is deployed. This would not be such a bad thing, except, that not only are there many day to day resources for the military family, but there is so much that needs to be known before deployment, and most people do not start looking for resources until it's too late.
Ultimately the reason I am doing this post, is that I would encourage anyone with a friend, family member, spouse or who is otherwise connected to the military to go to the link above and take all 3 levels. If you are in the military this does provide promotion and retirement points.
It really is a worthwhile program that is unfortunately a well kept secret.
So be all you can be at AFTB.
Trust me, if it's the one thing you read this month, you won't be disappointed.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Ask most Americans if they were aware that Iraqis, by almost a 2-to-1 margin, believe that life today is better than it was under Saddam Hussein, and you'd most likely elicit incredulousness, blank stares or outright laughter. Not because it isn't true, though. It is.
The mainstream media just forgot to mention it.
In the past month, two surveys that involved face-to-face interviews with thousands of ordinary Iraqis have been released. While each contained significantly different results, both provided substantial evidence that Iraqis are not nearly as gloomy as Americans have been told to believe.
The MSM is not your friend. They have a political bias, and they have an agenda. The MSM is, by their actions, nothing but a propaganda wing of the
Actions speak louder than words. And the actions of the MSM leave nothing to question.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
A Wayne Township volunteer firefighter is scheduled to appear Thursday in Mason Municipal Court on drunken driving and other charges after he was found wearing a woman’s blond wig and bikini in a public park.
Steven S. Cole, 46, Waynesville, was arrested about 5 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Oak Park off U.S. 42 after Mason police received a report of an intoxicated man. Cole was charged with drunken driving, having an open container, public indecency and disorderly conduct.
“There’s a man out here dressed up in a wig and women’s two-piece bikini freaking people out in the park,” Harphant told a 911 dispatcher. “It’s inappropriate and I’d like somebody to come check this guy out.”
Maybe that's why they're trying this bullshit:
A memo sent to Democratic staffers on the House Armed Services Committee instructed the aides not to use the specific phrases, the Military Times newspaper reported.
Erin Conaton, the committee's staff director, sent out the 15-page memo titled "Style Guide for Defense Authorization Report."
"When referencing military operations throughout the world, please be as specific as possible. Please avoid using colloquialisms such as, 'the war on terrorism, or the 'Long War' Please do not use the term 'global war on terrorism,' " according to the memo.
Yes, mustn't let the plebs know about the war that we're trying to lose!
On the other hand, if she keeps this behavior up, after she is converted to Islam, she'll be wearing a burkah and beaten when she speaks out of turn, so that could be a good thing. But only if she stays over there.
I wonder, how much would we have to pay Syria to keep Pelosi?
Tacoma police say last month's 12-day anti-war protests cost the city an unbudgeted $500,000 to provide a large-scale law enforcement presence.
The rough estimate covers overtime, regular compensation, equipment and food for hundreds of workers from Tacoma police and other agencies, Assistant Chief Bob Sheehan said.
The city plans to ask the Port of Tacoma and the military to cover some of the costs.
"That's a tremendous hit on our budget -- a half-million dollars of unexpected expense," said Tacoma Mayor Bill Baarsma, adding that the military would get the first invoice.
"I think our request is justifiable," Baarsma said. "I would expect that we would be reimbursed. I would be surprised if we weren't."
Oh dear lord on a pogo stick! So, some braindead communists protest the military, and the City of Tacoma wants to stick the Army with the damn bill? How about this idea, you moronic brainfart of a mayor: MAKE THE FUCKING PROTESTERS PAY THE DAMN BILL! THEY'RE THE SHIT FLINGING SCUMBAGS WHO COST YOU SO MUCH MONEY!
Seriously, other than losing the Seahawks and a few friends, the rest of the Pugetropolis could fall into Puget Sound and I wouldn't weep. I'd just want to ensure that Phil and Sondra made it out first. What a festering shithole of Leftism.
So it's without further ado that I present you with this little bit of Korean advertising:
Yowza. Hey, every guy has to have his fetishes, right? I also have a thing for single malt scotch, although, yaknow, not in THAT way. I mean, I'm not going to be walking down the street holding a bottle of The Glenlivet in one hand and a genuine blue-steeler in the other, right?
Besides, I prefer a good Islay malt rather than a Highland.
Anyways, I found this over at Sondra's place.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
It looks, on the surface to be a fund raising deal. The site has no personal names, phone #s, office address etc. Every Blog/site references back to the Operation America Rising and it seems to be the only source of info. Even Google simply quotes the main site. Is this rally real or is it false?
So here's the deal, cyber sleuths: Is this a real honest website, or just a money-grab? I'll look into it as much as I can, but I'm as busy as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest. Any information you could pass along would be greatly appreciated, and I'll relay all info back to the guy who emailed me.
Monday, April 02, 2007
That's only part of it. It's one of the best summations of why we need to flatten the Turbaned Tumblefucks of Tehran that I've ever seen.
And the minute you have to ask, you know the answer. If, say, Norway or Ireland acquired nuclear weapons, we might regret the “proliferation,” but we wouldn’t have to contemplate mushroom clouds over neighboring states. In that sense, the civilized world has already lost: to enter into negotiations with a jurisdiction headed by a Holocaust-denying millenarian nut job is, in itself, an act of profound weakness—the first concession, regardless of what weaselly settlement might eventually emerge.
Conversely, a key reason to stop Iran is to demonstrate that we can still muster the will to do so. Instead, the striking characteristic of the long diplomatic dance that brought us to this moment is how September 10th it’s all been. The free world’s delegated negotiators (the European Union) and transnational institutions (the IAEA) have continually given the impression that they’d be content just to boot it down the road to next year or the year after or find some arrangement—this decade’s Oil-for-Food or North Korean deal—that would get them off the hook. If you talk to EU foreign ministers, they’ve already psychologically accepted a nuclear Iran. Indeed, the chief characteristic of the West’s reaction to Iran’s nuclearization has been an enervated fatalism.
Back when nuclear weapons were an elite club of five relatively sane world powers, your average Western progressive was convinced the planet was about to go ka-boom any minute. The mushroom cloud was one of the most familiar images in the culture, a recurring feature of novels and album covers and movie posters. There were bestselling dystopian picture books for children, in which the handful of survivors spent their last days walking in a nuclear winter wonderland. Now a state openly committed to the annihilation of a neighboring nation has nukes, and we shrug: Can’t be helped. Just the way things are. One hears sophisticated arguments that perhaps the best thing is to let everyone get ’em, and then no one will use them. And if Iran’s head of state happens to threaten to wipe Israel off the map, we should understand that this is a rhetorical stylistic device that’s part of the Persian oral narrative tradition, and it would be a grossly Eurocentric misinterpretation to take it literally.
I want you all to think about that for a while. They are dropping one of the worst genocides in history from their G*D DAMNED HISTORY CLASSES because they might offend the perpetually outraged!
Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Government backed study has revealed.
It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.
There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades - where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem - because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.British citizens might as well begin praying to Mecca five times a day, wagging their butts in the air and wiping their ass with their left hand after they shit. Because they have been conquered.
And they surrendered without firing a shot. This is how civilizations die. By giving into the demands of a deranged foe because they don't want to start a fight. John Stuart Mill had it correct, and it's a quote that I think I will be re-posting again and again.