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Mission Accomplished…Almost

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With the fifth anniversary of the Mission Accomplished statement tomorrow, it was interesting to hear what that banner really meant.  It seems like most things, the whole Mission Accomplished was the result of lieberals and the MSM.

Thursday is the fifth anniversary of Bush’s dramatic landing in a Navy jet on an aircraft carrier homebound from the war. The USS Abraham Lincoln had launched thousands of airstrikes on Iraq.

“Major combat operations in Iraq have ended,” Bush said at the time. “The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on Sept. 11, 2001, and still goes on.” The “Mission Accomplished” banner was prominently displayed above him — a move the White House came to regret as the display was mocked and became a source of controversy.

As White House press secretary Dana Perino said Wednesday, “”President Bush is well aware that the banner should have been much more specific and said `mission accomplished’ for these sailors who are on this ship on their mission,”   It turns out that there is a tradition that when the head of state visits a navy ship he brings a gift.  Bush thought it would be a nice idea to make a banner that the men on the ship could enjoy commemorating the crew completing its 10 month mission.  The President decided to have the sign made by a private vendor.  Unfortunately, because it was a rush job the President’s staff didn’t thing to specifically spell out “Congradulations on your 10 month mission” on the banner. 

Five years later, this silly misunderstanding still haunts the President.  For any Dumocrats thinking of using it in a commercial I remind you that just as using John McCain’s statement on the 100 years war is illegal so is taking Bush out of context on the mission accomplished flap.


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April 30, 2008 at 5:26 pm

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Newt is a Fan!!

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At just about the 4 minute mark, Newt Gingrich begins to explain why the Obama relationship with Jeremiah Wrong is very different from McCain’s relationship with Pastor Hagee. I wish that he had credited me, but it is great to know that Gingrich even follows my blog. He’s a brilliant man and a great American. I feel very honored to have him quoting me.  See for yourself at:

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April 30, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Teen Girls In Trouble

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In some ways I’m lucky that my own daughter isn’t very attractive.  I’ve gotten after her many times to lose the baby fat or to get contacts, but at over 125 pounds at only 5’2″ and with coke bottle glasses I don’t run into the same problem that Billy Ray Cyrus runs into.  I still remember when Billy Ray shot to the top of the charts with Achey Breaky Heart and helped popularize the mullet along the way.  I’m too young to have ever copied the Beatles cut, but I did sport a mullet for a few years.

The recent pictures of his daughter Mylie who plays the character of Hannah Montanna on the television show of the same name show us yet another teen star being sexualized by the media.  This all too familiar path will lead to her getting into drug addiction, more mature films, and lots of pictures in the Enquirer and People.  I wouldn’t be surprised if major league baseball stars aren’t already calling her.

What really angers me in this situation is that I am outraged and I’m really not sure who I should be outraged by.  Part of me blames Billy Ray.  I would never let my daughter pose for pictures like that and not only because she is overweight.  She has angered Disney and that is only one step up from angering the mob–you just don’t do it.  Cyrus needs to go and apologize to Disney immediately before something unfortunate happens to her.  She’s playing with fire here.

For the young teens of America who read my blog for the straight talk about things like teen pregnancy and sex education I can just say hold off on any kind of relationship until marriage.  You’ll be glad you did.  Sex is really only enjoyable in a committed and loving relationship between two married Christian heterosexual adults for the purposes of having children anyway.

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April 30, 2008 at 6:26 am

We Endorse Dan Burton for the House

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Dan Burton is a tough as nails representative who isn’t afraid to go after the truth like a bulldog. The clip above shows that he is a man of conviction, but even moreso that he is a seeker of the truth. When David Foster was killed by Hillary Clinton a few years back, Burton took a gun and a pumpkin and proved that Foster couldn’t have created suicide. This is exactly the type of take no prisoners attitude that we need to continue to represent us in Congress.

Though Burton has made mistakes like fathering a child out of wedlock, he has owned up to them and didn’t use them as a shield to stop him from getting into the Monica Lewinsky affair. People took his comment calling Bill Clinton a “scumbag” out of context, but frankly it fit. Burton is a strong proponent of a fairer less complicated tax system, expanded oil drilling in Alaska, and family values.  Dan is a social conservative who is solidly backed by the NRA and favors traditional marriage.  Personally, Burton is an avid golfer.  We heartily endorse Dan Burton and hope that anybody in the 5th District in Indiana will support Congressman Burton over Dr. John McGoff in November.



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April 30, 2008 at 6:06 am

Hagee Does Not Equal Wright

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Dumocrats love to equal Obamas spiritual guru Jeremiah Wright with John McCain supporter Rev. John Hagee.  Nothing could be further than the truth.  Obama sat through 20 years of Jeremiah Wright’s sermons before any of the recent controversial clips were ever uttered.  Meanwhile, Hagee’s supposedly anti-Catholic comments were made before McCain was ever in contact with him.  McCain reached out to Hagee to help get support from religious conservatives.  That doesn’t mean that McCain ever espoused any of Hagee’s statements.  Meanwhile, Obama has been going to Wright’s church.  Obviously, that means he believes what Wright preaches instead of simply paying lipservice for political support.  What McCain is doing is something politicians have been doing for years.  What Obama is doing is truely twisted.

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April 29, 2008 at 7:10 pm

Profiles in Betrayal

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Benedict Arnold will always go down as the chief traitor of America’s colonial period, but I would nominate future President John Adams who actively defended the soldiers who carried out the bloody Boston Massacre.  Recently, I have seen two more cases of betrayal that rise to Adams’ level.

Two prosecutors at Gitmo Army Lt. Colonel William Britt and Air Force Colonel Morris Davis have testified that Pentagon officials stressed that charging high-profile detainees could have political value for U.S. elections and pushed for speedy convictions to keep the system from “imploding.”  Britt alleged that he was told by political operatives to seek out cases that would engage the interest of the American public.  So what?  Maybe these are show trials, but since when do terrorists deserve rights?    The fact they’re at Gitmo lets you know they’re guilty.  Case closed.

I am also amazingly disapointed in Army football player Caleb Campbell who is taking advantage of a new army policy to let him play in the NFL instead of going to Iraq where he belongs.    Not only is this a betrayal of his brothers in arms, but he has an unfair advantage over his teammates most of whom will not be shot at if they are cut.  If anybody saw Jimmy Stewart in Strategic Air Command they say how his character turned his back on a baseball career when the Air Force needed him.  Caleb Campbell is now Jimmy Stewart.  The joke is on Mr. Campbell because if he thinks Baghdad is a collapsed city with a malfunctioning government and snipers on every corner just wait until he sees Detroit

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April 29, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Conservatives Turning the Tide Around the World

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Some people look at liberalism as an ugly old hag.  I completely disagree.  Liberalism is that fun party girl that guys love to flirt with, but when it comes time to commit they choose conservatism.  We are currently in a world wide conservative movement that is sweeping the globe and I have no doubt that in the 2008 election we’ll see still more of it.

For example, in Italy Silvio Berlusconi just won a third term as Italian Prime Minister.  Berlusconi has been one of the biggest US allies in Europe and this is clearly good news for the war on terror.

In England, the latest polls show that the Conservative Party has doubled its lead to 14 points over Labour.  The two issues giving the Conservatives the lead–taxes and a questionable foreign policy.  Typical libs.

In Iran conservatives did very well in the April 25th election and now how 69% of the seats in parliament proving that when given a choice, people will vote for conservatives.  Several liberal candidates were complaining after not being allowed to run after they failed to meet the election criteria.  If you thought the 2000 election in this country had a lot of liberal whining–this was worse.

Lie-berals throughout the world are being traunced by the forces of conservatism.  Can the US be far behind?  I sure don’t think so.

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April 29, 2008 at 6:18 am