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Archive for September 2009

Wednesday Hero: 1st Sgt. Jose San Nicolas Crisostomo

September 30, 2009

This Week’s Post Was Suggested By Cindy 1st Sgt. Jose San Nicolas Crisostomo 59 years old from Spanaway, Washington August 18, 2009 Sorry for the presentation of this post, but haven’t been feeling well and don’t feel much like typing. You can read Sgt. Crisostomo’s story here and here. These brave men and women sacrifice […]

Economics, Politics, and Smokescreens

September 28, 2009

There was an AP news reports yesterday declaring that Social Security will pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes the next two years.  The AP also reported that regulators shut down the 95th U.S. bank to fail this year as loan defaults rise in the worst financial climate in decades.  Meanwhile, the […]

Wednesday Hero: Lt. John Madea

September 23, 2009

Lt. John Madea Lt. John Madea holds his daughter as she is baptized with holy water from the ship’s bell of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). This is the fourth person baptized aboard Tortuga since the ship’s christening in 1988, and her name will be inscribed inside the bell as a […]

Government Unethics…Lead by our President

September 22, 2009

Citezens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a left-leaning watchdog group, has released its annual report on the most corrupt members of Congress.  And, strangely enough, most of the top-ten are Democrats.    On the subject of ethics issues and government officials, And according to Liveleak.com, Obama spent $20.3M to bring Hamas “refugees” to America.  Well, […]

The Real Man-Made God!

September 21, 2009

I had a really interesting…and frightening…thought today.  But, have you ever considered how government is becoming like a god? Let’s think about this for a minute.  When things went wrong, people used to cry out to their deity of choice for relief.  Who do we cry out to now?  The government!  Most religions have some […]

Wednesday Hero: PFC Thomas Lowell Tucker

September 16, 2009

This Week’s Post Is Via Gazing At The Flag PFC Thomas Lowell Tucker 24 years old from Madras, Oregon B Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division June 16, 2006 Flag Gazer has a great post up on the dedication of the PFC Thomas Tucker memorial. These brave men and women […]

Around the World…and Healthcare Non-Reform?

September 14, 2009

In world news, Germany faces energy decisions that are changing power lines (pun intended).  Due to be phased out by 2022 after the Greens passed legislation in 2000, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is trying to revamp and start construction again.  Despite the expense of building nuclear plants, they are cheap to run.  And, with […]

9/11 Morning Report

September 11, 2009

Today is mostly a day of remembrance. When i first started this blog, I wrote something on 9-11. Those thoughts apply today, just as much as they did in 2006. So, before going on to current events, I ask you once again: Where Were you? There was a pretty good article by Robert Tracinski yesterday […]

More Unkept Promises…

September 10, 2009

Did anyone see the latest ideas from Congress on limits to healthcare? Yep. This makes good stuff available to those UNDER 25, but not over. The measure — offered by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont. — would impose new fees on some healthcare industry segments to help offset the estimated $880 billion in […]

Wednesday Hero: Year 3 (Part 2)

September 9, 2009

This would have been with last weeks post, but Kathi, who’s done these for the past three years without even being asked to do so, was super busy and wasn’t able to get to it. So after you view it, head over to her site and thank her. These brave men and women sacrifice so […]