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Archive for February 2009

Wednesday Hero – Spc. Ross A. McGinnis

February 25, 2009

Spc. Ross A. McGinnis19 years old from Knox, Pennsylvania1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry DivisionDecember 4, 2006 His mission was to patrol the streets of Adhamiyah in northeast Baghdad and find a place to put a 250-kilowatt generator that would provide electricity for more than 100 homes. But it’s a […]

Is It Islam…or Money?

February 24, 2009

MSNBC has made another massive gaff. Friday, the “news source” once again demonstrated it lack of understanding of things Islamic by saying that capitalism not religion defines roles for women in that culture. O’Donnell then turned to Sally Quinn of the Washington Post, who wrote about the theory on the newspaper’s On Faith blog: “This […]

NEW US Healthcare Initiatives (…yeah…right…)

February 19, 2009

There is now another healthcare plan being proposed. The center point of this plan is to keep the government from totally controlling healthcare. This plan uses the availability of a government plan as well as private insurance. But, there is one small detail… Every American would be required to have some form of public or […]

The Middle East And Middle America

February 18, 2009

How can anyone believe that the Arab world really wants a peaceful settlement in the Middle East? The Turish Prime Minister walked out (stormed was the word used by the BBC) of meetings in Davos over the Gaza situation. Then, in a meeting in Instanbul, Sunni sheiks and scholars called for a new jihad. Mohammed […]

Wednesday Hero – Sgt. Kelly Keck

February 18, 2009

Sgt. Kelly Keck34 years old from West Liberty, Kentucky Secretary of the Army Pete Geren congratulates Sgt. Kelly Keck after presenting him the Purple Heart. On September 13, 2008, Sgt. Kelly Keck, a combat medic serving in Afghanistan, was wounded while trying to aid his fellow soldiers who’s truck had just been struck by an […]

02/15 Obama, Healthcare, and the Lack of Debate

February 15, 2009

There were three news reports from Friday that I found VERY interesting. They all revolve around the Stimulus package that many expect to rejuvenate the economy. All are from CNSNews. You can claim bias all you want to…but the reports should be disturbing to everyone… First, a Democrat says no one will have time to […]

02/12 Obama’s Stimulus "Victory"

February 12, 2009

Well…the “Stimulus Plan” is one step closer to passing. It made it through the Senate yesterday. But, that wasn’t really a surprise to anyone. After all, Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, complained that despite Mr. Obama’s call for bipartisan cooperation, Republicans had largely been shut out. “We didn’t have a chance to negotiate,” […]

02/11 Wednesday Hero – Sgt. Patrick Tanish

February 11, 2009

This Weeks Post Was Suggested And Written By Brat Sgt. Patrick Tainsh33 years old from Oceanside, CaliforniaTroop E, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry RegimentFebruary 11, 2004 Five years ago today, Sgt. Patrick Tainsh sacrificed all as the mounted unit hewas part of was hit by an IED in Baghdad. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze […]

Indecisive Leadership

February 11, 2009

Should we be surprised at the “Stimulus Package” announcement? Not really. Geitner’s announcement was so full of vague there was no substance to it at all. It was almost as if the administration was trying to see what would public opinion might be, rather than making a statement of policy. Of course, this is nothing […]