Salute to Veterans, This Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2009

veterans day poster 2009

To American Veterans…
You Honor Us and Our Country
Today we Commemorate
Our Honor of You, Our Heros

Thank You God,
For these Brave Men and Women

In remembrance… I shed tears of love and devotion to them all including the slain warriors gunned down by the enemy at Fort Hood, Texas.

And… to my Dad, a veteran of three foreign wars, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, I Salute and Miss you Dad… may you rest in peace as the American Hero that you are.

Another of our fellow Veterans who is a member of this blog, ArleneArmy.

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Arlene, Army Veteran of the Vietnam War

arlene army ft hood

Arlene reenlistment at Foot Hood in Texas

Thank your for your service during Vietnam War, Arlene, and your service since. I salute and honor you dear…
I am proud to call you friend. ArleneArmy’s blog can be located at: http://arlenearmy.wordpress.com

EDIT: WarrantOneGirl, who is a member of the blog is also a veteran and served in the US Army and comes from a family of warriors of many generations, as I do.

As I recall, WarrantOneGirl husband is  either a veteran or is active duty, as well. Thank you WarrantOneGirl, and to your husband, for your service to our beloved Country. I am honored that you share your presence with us here. You will find WarrantOneGirl’s blog here: http://warrantonegirl.wordpress.com/

EDIT: LisainTx, a member of the blog, is the daughter of a WWII Veteran, married to a Veteran, and is the Mother of an active duty warrior presently serving in Iraq, all of who’s service to our beloved country is honored and for which I and millions of others are grateful. Thank You, Sirs, for your service to our country.

These are photographs taken of Lisa’s Husband, Joe, her Son, and her Father while in the service of our beloved country:

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LisainTx's husband, Joe serving during Desert Shield and Desert Storm 1990-91

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LisainTx's son, Ken, presently serving in Iraq

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LisainTX's Father serving in the Philippines during WWII

EDIT: Another of the members here, Tellitlikeitis, has a World War II veteran relative, his father. Tellitlikeit is an honored member here and continues to work tirelessly to preserve and protect our beloved country. Thank you to your Father for his service to our country and for your continuing patriotic service here, Tellitlikeitis.

EDIT: There is likely other members here who are also Veterans or Spouses of Veterans or have family members who are veterans. I have been adding mention of each member veteran as their status comes to light and will continue to add member names as they surface.

There are other members here, though to the best of my knowledge are not veterans, are by their word and deed veterans at heart. Each member here is treasured and honored Patriots doing, within their power, everything they can to protect and preserve our beloved country. Thank each and every one of you, sirs and ma’ams, for your dedication and love of our country. I am honored by your presence and service.

EDIT: I have added the following in recognition of a Marine Veteran visitor to this blogpost Veterans Day Remembrance who served at Dong Ha, 1968.

for you dong_ha68:

dong ha 1968 book

EDIT: A Picture of one of the B-17s, Ole Blood n Guts, in which my Father flew in World War Two. Sadly, this proud B-17 Stratofortress did not survive the war and being severely battle damaged, crash landed on Dec 24, 1944, never to fly again. Though not confirmed, My Dad is believed to be in the back row, on the viewer’s right:

ole blood n guts B-17 Lipnick's Crew - 603rd Squadron - 28 September 1944

B-17 "Ole Blood n Guts" Lipnick's Crew - 603rd Squadron - 28 September 1944

EDIT: An Addition requested by one of our beloved Veterans who is a member of this Blog… Samiam! Thank you for your service, Sir! I Salute and Honor You.

  • samiam60 // November 11, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Thank you VF so very much. I have a video I would like to dedicate to all my friends I had to leave behind. God Bless them all.

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171 Responses to Salute to Veterans, This Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2009

  1. samhenry says:

    Wonderful period poster, VF and way you bought the day up to date. Myself, I wish they had kept the name “armistice day” and shifted Vetern’s day to Memorial Day which is how it is in many countries. Ah, well.

  2. VotingFemale says:

    Time Moves on, it seems.

    Very Well done blogpost you did for Veterans day, dear.

    samhenry says

    Wonderful period poster, VF and way you bought the day up to date. Myself, I wish they had kept the name “armistice day” and shifted Vetern’s day to Memorial Day which is how it is in many countries. Ah, well.

  3. VotingFemale says:

    Great Songs for the occasion, FOXWOOD!

    smooch

  4. dong_ha68 says:

    VF my respects to your father may gods blessings be upon him. Thank you for your kind words.
    For my brother and sisters in uniform god bless you all

    SEMPER FI
    GOD BLESS AMERICA
    DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR

  5. samhenry says:

    Clarence tells me that his ancestors dug some of the the trenches during WWI.

    Clarence is named for the Basset an Aunt had. Her son wrote to me just this morning:

    My mom got him so that she could look at him in the morning and know that something looked worse than she did!

  6. VotingFemale says:

    Thank You! And Thank You For your service, Marine!

    OOH RAH!!!

    dong_ha68 says

    VF my respects to your father may gods blessings be upon him. Thank you for your kind words.
    For my brother and sisters in uniform god bless you all

    SEMPER FI
    GOD BLESS AMERICA
    DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR

  7. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning my fellow Patriots and all Veterans of the United States of America 🙂

  8. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Samiam, thank you for your service to our country, dear. I am eternally grateful to you… for many many reasons.

    HUG and SMOOCH to our Veteran, Samiam.

  9. samhenry says:

    VF – I missed the paragraph in you post where you mentioned that your father had been a veteran of three wars. That is wonderful. That is the true spirit of America.

    And to Dong_Ha68 – I am so happy that all Viet Nam Vets and their sacrifice under difficult political conditions as well as enemy fire has finally been honored and given true respect. My two brothers fought there. The helicopter pilot was stationed at DaNang. He was Army – armored division – but somehow had an arm patch for the screaming eagles.

  10. samiam60 says:

    Thank you VF so very much. I have a video I would like to dedicate to all my friends I had to leave behind. God Bless them all.

  11. VotingFemale says:

    Samiam…

    please view this blogpost above again…

    I have added your video and comment to it.

  12. VotingFemale says:

    Thank you dear…. the blogpost is evolving as I add to it… that is the reason you did not see the information about my Father… I have since added even more to the blogpost..

    samhenry says

    VF – I missed the paragraph in you post where you mentioned that your father had been a veteran of three wars. That is wonderful. That is the true spirit of America.

    And to Dong_Ha68 – I am so happy that all Viet Nam Vets and their sacrifice under difficult political conditions as well as enemy fire has finally been honored and given true respect. My two brothers fought there. The helicopter pilot was stationed at DaNang. He was Army – armored division – but somehow had an arm patch for the screaming eagles.

  13. samiam60 says:

    What an incredible job you have done in honoring our Veterans. The fact that I came back alive is all the thanks I need. It is for those who never came home that I grieve to this day.

    VF, to your Fathers Memory I must say he was a Hero among Hero’s and a true Patriot to have fought in three wars. I cannot even imagine the suffering he saw and endured.
    I see now where the Warrior in you comes from VF. He would be so very proud of your tireless work here as an American Patriot.

  14. VotingFemale says:

    Samiam, thank you dear… I had to swap out the photo I added to the blogpost of one of Dad’s B-17s. The replacement picture includes what the family believes to be him. The men in the photo have not been confirmed as to names. We believe it is him who is located on the back row on the viewer’s right.

  15. VotingFemale says:

    Dad carried many scars of the heart, Samiam… and also grieved for all those upon whom his bombs dropped, as well… war is hell.

    It was a miracle he lived through it all.

  16. samhenry says:

    Sami – hell0 and thanks for your sacrifice for us all.

    See you all later.

  17. m2 says:

    hi everyone…

    just saw this on AT:

    “Thomas Lifson

    The President of leisure has a pretty slow day Monday, highlighting the point that no pressing business kept him from celebrating the fall of communism 20 years after the Berlin Wall fell. Jim Gerraghty of The Campaign Spot on National Review goes over the official schedule for our leader yesterday:

    Just look at the man’s schedule: He had a 10 a.m. daily briefing from the intelligence community, a 10:30 a.m. economic daily briefing, an 11 a.m. meeting with senior advisers . . . and then, right after that, at 6:45 in the evening, he had to sign an executive order about hiring veterans, and at 7 p.m. he had a meeting with Israeli prime minister Netanyahu (with preconditions).

    Apparently the President spent a good part of the day sitting around the Rose Garden.”

  18. m2 says:

    “Mr. Obama is systematically diminishing the United States, effecting its transformation from what was once called ‘the world’s only superpower’ to a nation subordinated to the demands of international consensus, organizations, ‘peer competitors’ and even rogue states.” So writes Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. in his piece “The Obama doctrine.”

    We must recognize that Obama’s domestic policies overlap with his global ideology. In Obama’s world, the pie is not growing, and everyone should have the same-sized slice. Spreading the wealth around via excessive taxation, unfortunately for those hoping in hope, will lead to a lack of production and prosperity. It will not create equal slices, but instead shrink the American pie.

    Mr. Obama needs a weak America to facilitate his view of global multiculturalism. No country is better than any other. So-called evil regimes are really dispossessed nations that need to be understood and brought to the table. Once at the table, we will see that our mutual interests make self-interests innocuous. Old views of American exceptionalism are simply worn out.

    The President is a creature of postmodern, post-Christian thinking. He is a new kind of leftist. Barack Hussein Obama is essentially a global Marxist. On a global scale, the proletariat consists of the poor nations of the world that have been oppressed by powerful, greedy, self-interested countries. The United States is the prime example of the global bourgeoisie. The evil, capitalistic country, still high on religious opium, represents all that is wrong with the world.

    That’s why Obama wouldn’t wear a U.S. flag pin on his lapel until forced to do so by political pressure. If disdaining your own country makes you a patriot, then Obama is one of the greatest patriots in American history.

    Mr. Obama was photographed during the 2008 campaign carrying the book, “The Post-American World” by Fareed Zakaria. A guy running to be president of the country that saved Europe and the world from Nazism and communism and provided stability ever since was reading about a post-American world.

    In a recent Newsweek article, “Obama’s Big Gamble,” Fareed Zakaria analyzes Obama’s debut speech at the recent United Nations meeting.

    Before answering his rhetorical question in the affirmative as to whether it’s worth it to take the United Nations seriously, Zakaria apparently wonders whether conservatives should be taken seriously. Zakaria notes:

    “[F]or Rush Limbaugh, Obama’s [U.N.] speech was ‘basically a coup against America.’ At the National Review’s Web site, a debate broke out — an entirely serious debate among serious people — as to whether the speech proved that Obama actually wanted the world’s tyrants to win. … This is the discourse of American conservatism: Obama is bad because he loves death panels and Hitler.”

    Apparently, the discourse of American liberalism is the oversimplifying of conservative positions.

    In his Newsweek piece, Zakaria praises Obama’s call for nonproliferation — which makes one wonder whether either man should be taken seriously at any level. Talk about a worn out policy position of the past. The tired doctrine of nuclear nonproliferation was relevant during the Cold War, when only a few countries had access to nuclear weaponry.

    If ever a naïve, simplistic, and downright dangerous foreign policy position existed in the 21st century, here it is. Let’s non-proliferate and forget about missile defense and trust Russia, China, and an assortment of rogue nations like North Korea and Iran to “do the right thing.”

    The timing could turn out perfectly for, say, China. Maybe when the People’s Republic calls the U.S. on its debt, the U.S. will be completely helpless (economically and militarily) because of Obama’s “smart policy.”

    Since Obama is fond of slogans like “change you can believe in,” he might use this slogan for the Obama doctrine: “Leading my post-Christian, postmodern country into the new era of the post-American world.”

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/11/obamas_postamerican_world.html

  19. samiam60 says:

    Barrack is at Arlington for Ceremonies and it makes me want to puke.

    I did not serve only to have a Socialist/Marxist/Communist President.

    I would turn my back on him right now.

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  21. samiam60 says:

    Obama will most likely show up late.

    Meanwhile folks are standing in the rain waiting.

    He is one smug mf.

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  23. m2 says:

    we’re in trouble. the comments on that link are right. All the time people are still trying to figure out what he’s about, we’re heading for national suicide. Call a spade a spade.

    The man hates this country and it’s constitution.
    He is an act of treason against our sovereignty.

    Even the commenters on the British news sites call us “naive” as a people.

  24. m2 says:

    meanwhile his cronies are trying to get the catholics to argue about issue politics, as though that bill should see the light of day.

    Obama and the congressional leadership need to be called out for Treason. That’s really the only act we (as a people) need to be doing to save this country.

    One of the commenters on AT said we are trapped in that PC paradigm where we know it, but won’t take the leap.

    I might email Beck and congressmen to tell them that we need to start talking PLAIN.
    Everything they do is violating the CONSTITUTION.

    It’s like illegal immigration. It’s ILLEGAL.
    Case closed.

  25. VotingFemale says:

    Barack Obama is dog vomit… and I insult Dog Vomit

    The book Obutthead was carrying was written by this guy…

    The sooner Obama’s term in office is over, the better. I have never has so much reason to disrespect and disdain an American President as I have in the case of Barack Obama. I spit on him…

  26. m2 says:

    I along with Dick Morris, am wondering if we will have a country by the time his term is up. I believe that were all living by PC and perhaps we need to just call the problem for what it is instead of fighting him on issues. What the problem is, is that he has sworn to protect the Constitution and he is doing the opposite. Treason against the country. That’s how I feel about it anyway.

  27. samiam60 says:

    Barrack goes beyond Treason and is the Enemy of the American People. They are just now beginning to realize this.

    Barrack Obama is in fact a “Traitor”

  28. LisaInTX says:

    Joe said they played this as they left for home from the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm April 1991.

  29. LisaInTX says:

    Great post VF!!! AWESOME job!!!

    Taking my vet out to lunch!!!
    bbl….:-]

  30. tellitlikeitis says:

    Happy Veterens day everyone! God Bless our troop!!! and a special Thank You!!! to all that have served!!

  31. LisaInTX says:

    I personally have three generations of Veterans that fought for our country in my life time.
    My father, US ARMY Air Corps in WWII
    My husband, US NAVY, enlisted during Vietnam and served in Desert Shield/Storm
    My son, US ARMY, was stationed to Korea and now deployed in Iraq.

  32. LisaInTX says:

    Hi Tellit
    Gotta run—hubby hungry…hahhaaa

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  34. LisaInTX says:

    And CNN is “worrying” about us “Right-wingers” taking this Muslim thing too far…..talk about a bunch of IDIOTS over there!!!! Maybe if it was THEIR ASS being shot at and killed, they might feel a bit different about things!!! A-holes
    Communist News strikes yet again with their propaganda and bogus “tolerance” of love my enemy!!

    “A Council on American-Islamic Relations adviser and regular speaker at its events has suggested Islamic law permits Muslims to attack C-130 military transport planes carrying the 82nd Airborne out of Fort Bragg, N.C., according to a stunning new book exposing Washington-based CAIR’s inner workings.

    Radical Islamic cleric Zaid Shakir, a frequent guest speaker at CAIR events, tells his Muslim audiences: “Jihad is physically fighting the enemies of Islam to protect and advance the religion of Islam. This is jihad.”

    Acceptable targets of jihad, he says, include U.S. military aircraft.

    “Islam doesn’t permit us to hijack airplanes filled with civilian people,” Shakir once told a Muslim audience. However, “If you hijack an airplane filled with the 82nd Airborne, that’s something else.”

    The 82nd Airborne Division’s elite paratroopers fly out of Fort Bragg, N.C., which is part of North Carolina state Sen. Larry Shaw’s district. Shaw is CAIR’s new chairman.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=115687

  35. samiam60 says:

    Republicans Edge Ahead of Democrats for 2010 House Elections, Poll Shows

    According to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, 48 percent of voters said they would back a Republican, while 44 percent said they would support a Democrat, if the 2010 House elections were held today.

  36. samiam60 says:

    Fresh off major Election Day victories in Virginia and New Jersey, Republicans got another boost Wednesday with a new Gallup poll that shows registered voters would favor the GOP over Democrats if the 2010 congressional election were held today.

    The Gallup survey, conducted Nov. 5-8, found that 48 percent of respondents said they would vote for a Republican candidate for Congress, while 44 percent said they would back a Democrat.

    Independent voters were decidedly stronger in their preference for a Republican candidate, choosing the GOP by a 22 percent margin — 52 to 30 percent — according to the survey.

    “The number one reason for the poll results is the economy,” said Larry Sabato, director of the center for politics at the University of Virginia.

    “People are generally concerned that we haven’t seen more economic recovery, particularly in unemployment,” he said, though he stressed that numbers can change substantially within the next year.

    “The wind is going to be at the backs of the Republicans” going into the 2010 midterm elections, but “it could be anything from a breeze to hurricane force,” Sabato added.

    The Gallup trend mirrors results of Fox News polls, which last April found Democrats enjoying a 13-point lead over Republicans for the House congressional races. But a Fox News survey conducted Oct. 27-28 found Republicans had surged to a one-point lead over Democrats.

    Combined with Republican gubernatorial victories in New Jersey and Virginia, the trend line could spell trouble for the Democrats legislative agenda in Congress, which includes pulling a comprehensive health care overhaul across the finish line, enacting new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, and a bevy of financial regulations.

    In New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie defeated Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, in spite of President Obama campaigning heavily for the incumbent in the closing days of the race, and the state not electing a Republican governor since 1993.

    In Virginia, Republican Bob McDonnell beat Democrat Creigh Deeds by a wide margin, ending eight years of Democratic control of the governor’s office.

    Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., chairman of the House Republican Conference, told Fox News on Sunday that the Democrats risk facing an electoral backlash over their support for $1.06 trillion health care reform bill that narrowly passed the House over the weekend.

    “I think the American people are deeply frustrated with a liberal establishment in Washington, D.C. that is ignoring their will,” Pence said on “Fox News Sunday.”

    “If Democrats keep ignoring the American people, their party’s going to be history in about a year,” he said. Pence warned that Democrats could lose the 2010 elections for the very same reason Republicans lost in 2006 and 2008: over-spending.

    The Obama administration, meanwhile, has played down the impact of Republican gubernatorial wins in the New Jersey and Virginias. White House adviser David Axelrod told Fox News in a recent interview that the New York contest for the 23rd Congressional District — won by the Democrats — was “the one race that was really a microcosm of the national debate.” Axelrod, who hailed Democrat Bill Owens’ victory over Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, said the administration’s goal in the 2010 midterm election will be to re-energize independent voters who backed Obama during the 2008 presidential election.

    “The goal looking forward to 2010 — when we will in fact have a broad national election for Congress — is to motivate those independent voters who voted for us last time, but stayed home this time,” Axelrod said.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/11/poll-republicans-edge-ahead-democrats-house-elections/

  37. samiam60 says:

    Lisa I salute you and your Family this Veterans Day for having 3 generations of Veterans.

    I continue to pray for your Son and his safe return home and into your arms.

  38. samiam60 says:

    My Mother aged ten years in the time I was over there. I can still see the tears in her eyes when I returned home.

  39. LisaInTX says:

    Thank you Sami. And HUGS to you today. Thank you for serving our country sir!!

  40. LisaInTX says:

    okay—hubby ready…bbl

  41. arlenearmy says:

    Oh thank you so much VF. Im blushing right now 🙂

    Thank you for thinking of & honoring our veterans on Veterans Day.

  42. Thank you all for your service to this country, I love you.

    Sorry guys but I’m so sad and thanks for everything.

  43. arlenearmy says:

    I feel more honored by y’all than I do by Obama laying the wreath. Today is like bitter sweet.

  44. m2 says:

    Hi everyone…

    hey VF… I’ve been looking at this Scroogle deal, and I say they leave a bit to be desired in the explanation bit- I’m not sure how to install it.

    I am on Mozilla Firefox for OS X/Mac

    can I just put use this page to search or do I have to actually “install” something?

    http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm

  45. m2 says:

    Thank you Lisa, WG for your families service, and Samiam and Arlene for your sacrifice to this country.

  46. m2 says:

    And VF’s dad too!

  47. arlenearmy says:

    bbl later y’all. There’s a few places in town that are honoring veterans, including the DAV; but we decided to stay home & do some bbq-ing.

  48. m2 says:

    That sounds good Arlene…
    I had a big big lunch… I am so full.

  49. AFVET says:

    Thanks for the post.
    I agree with Arlenearmy above.
    The military experience will change you.
    Thanks for taking time to expose the efforts of the brave men and women that left their home and family, and threw their lives, and futures to the wind to support the finest Country in the world.

    This is the day to honor the Commitment that these American Patriots who have served, and are serving.

    God Bless America.

  50. tellitlikeitis says:

    Barney Scumbag dishoners the troops.

    DADT Likely to Be Part of Defense Bill

    By Kerry Eleveld

    Repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” will likely be included as part of next year’s Department of Defense authorization bill in both chambers of Congress, Congressman Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, said Wednesday.

    “Military issues are always done as part of the overall authorization bill,” Frank said, insisting that this has been the strategy for overturning the policy all along. “’Don’t ask, don’t tell’ was always going to be part of the military authorization.”

    Frank said he has been in direct communication with the White House, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, and other congressional leaders about the strategy for ending the 1993 ban on gays serving openly in the military.

    Though some moderate Democrats have recently expressed concern about repealing the policy during a midterm election year, Frank said resolve at the White House has never wavered. “The Administration is totally committed to this and has been from the beginning,” he said.

    Anecdotally, Frank recalled an incident earlier this year when Defense secretary Robert Gates made a statement to reporters suggesting that repeal was still an open question.

    “There was a point where Gates said, ‘If we repeal don’t ask, don’t tell,’ and the next day he said, ‘When we repeal don’t ask, don’t tell,’” said Frank. “That’s because Rahm called him up. The White House has been consistently committed.”

    The Defense Department reauthorization bill would be voted on next spring and summer and would take effect October 1, 2010, according to Frank. But he added that discharges could potentially be stopped by executive order before the law goes into effect.

    “Once the bill is passed, even if it hasn’t yet taken effect at that point, the president could justify a stop-loss order because it would no longer be the law — it’s just a matter of time,” Frank explained.

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2009/11/11/DADT_Likely_To_Be_Part_of_Defense_Bill/

  51. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good News about a fallen hero.

    Police officer who shot Fort Hood suspect says she’s ‘doing well’

    Killeen, Texas (CNN) — The civilian police officer hailed as a heroine for ending the shooting rampage at Fort Hood Army Post said Wednesday she was washing her patrol car just before she headed to the bloody scene.

    Sgt. Kimberly Munley was cleaning the car and topping off the gas tank, routine duties at the end of her shift, when she heard the report last Thursday that shots had been fired at the Army post, she told Oprah Winfrey via teleconference.

    The brief interview was taped to air later in the day on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

    Police Senior Sgt. Mark Todd also responded to the scene, where he said they were directed to the Soldier Readiness Processing Center, where soldiers were preparing to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Both Munley and Todd didn’t know what they were about to face.

    “The entire incident was very confusing and chaotic,” Munley said. “There was many people outside pointing to the direction that this individual was apparently located, and as soon as I got out of my vehicle and ran up the hill was when things got pretty bad.”

    Once inside, Munley, who has been trained in active-response tactics, began exchanging fire with the alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a military psychiatrist, authorities said. They said her shots disabled Hasan and halted the attacks.

    Thirteen people — 12 soldiers and one civilian — were killed.

    Munley suffered three gunshot wounds, in both thighs and a knuckle, and remains at Metroplex Adventist Hospital in good condition, authorities said.

    “The training does take over,” she said when asked about her quick reactions. “In that particular incident, we didn’t have much time to think.”

    “When I got shot, it felt like a muscle being torn out of my leg,” she told Winfrey, and added, “I’m doing well.”

    “Every day is a progress for me, and things are getting better day by day. And emotionally, I’m just hoping that the rest of the officers and the injured and the families of the deceased are healing as well.”

    Winfrey showed a clip of Metroplex’s Dr. Kelly Matlock saying that Munley’s first words after the shooting were, “Did anybody die?”

    The 34-year-old mother of two said she recalled asking that, and she never lost consciousness after being shot.

    “I was very concerned as to who else had been injured,” Munley said.

    Todd was not injured in the rampage. He said he has been a police officer for 25 years and, before that, was in the Army. This was the first time he had been forced to fire his weapon on the job, he said.

    He also said last Thursday began as a “typical day” for him, with only minor incidents.

    At first, when he heard the shots from Fort Hood, he thought the soldiers were practicing the traditional rifle volleys they do at memorial services.

    During the incident, Todd said he fired his gun over and over as he’d been trained to do.

    Munley, whose husband is in the Army, is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds.

    Winfrey asked her where she got her nickname, “Mighty Mouse.” Munley said her partner at a police department in North Carolina called her that after she was able to help when he was being wrestled for his weapon. The nickname stuck.

    Todd said he was grateful that he was able to return safely home to his family at the end of that day.

    “I just thank God he missed me,” he said.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/11/11/fort.hood.munley/index.html

  52. tellitlikeitis says:

    Navajo Code Talkers Launch Final Mission
    World War II Veterans Couldn’t Vote, but Helped Win Against Japanese With Secret Code

    Lloyd Oliver perfected his sniper skills shooting prairie dogs as a boy on the reservation. But it was his native tongue as a Navajo that made him a war hero.

    World War II veterans helped defeat the Japanese through a secret code.
    Now 87, and long deaf from years of exposure to enemy fire, Oliver helped develop the secret, encrypted language that was used by the Navajo code talkers, an elite unit of the U.S. Marines who helped defeat the Japanese in World War II.

    Only about 50 of the 400 men are still alive today, mostly living on the Navajo Nation reservation that straddles Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Their average age is 84.

    In red Garrison caps and gold-colored uniform shirts dotted with medals and bolo ties of indigenous turquoise, 13 of them reunited this week on what may be their last mission: to raise $50 million for a museum dedicated to preserving their language and their legacy.

    http://abcnews.go.com/WN/ww-ii-code-talkers-launch-final-mission-vets/story?id=9046616

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  56. Hey I know I’ve been out of the loop, however did you guys know that Hasan POS advised the Obama White House?

    Shooter advised Obama transition
    Fort Hood triggerman aided team on Homeland Security task force

    By Jerome R. Corsi
    © 2009 WorldNetDaily

    Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan
    NEW YORK – Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged shooter in yesterday’s massacre at Fort Hood, played a homeland security advisory role in President Barack Obama’s transition into the White House, according to a key university policy institute document.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=115230

  57. VF, wonderful post girl. So beautiful, Thanks!

  58. Foxwood says:

    Lou Dobbs might leave CNN tonight.

    http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=45&aid=173369

    Back to bed…

  59. samhenry says:

    Sami, Arlene, Warrant and all other visiting vets:

    Part of Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “Recessional”

    God of our fathers, known of old —
    Lord of our far-flung battle line —
    Beneath whose awful hand we hold
    Dominion over palm and pine —
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget — lest we forget!

    The tumult and the shouting dies —
    The Captains and the Kings depart —
    Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
    An humble and a contrite heart.
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget — lest we forget!

    [these are just some of the lines]

    http://www.eliteskills.com/analysis_poetry/Recessional_A_Victorian_Ode_by_Rudyard_Kipling_analysis.php

  60. samhenry says:

    Have a good evening everyone. SH and Clarence

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  62. m2 says:

    BREAKING NEWS

    Lou Dobbs announced his departure from CNN. Wednesday night is his final show.

  63. arlenearmy says:

    M2
    Are you serious. Lou Dobbs is quitting CNN. I gotta tell hubby.

    Wow!

  64. arlenearmy says:

    I wonder if Lou Dobbs headed over to Foxnews. Hope so.

  65. samhenry says:

    New York Times
    http://www.nytimes.com/1999/06/10/business/the-media-business-lou-dobbs-leaving-cnn-says-he-won-t-join-a-rival.html

    THE MEDIA BUSINESS;

    Lou Dobbs, Leaving CNN, Says He Won’t Join a Rival

    By LAWRIE MIFFLIN
    Published: Thursday, June 10, 1999

    The day after resigning from CNN, Lou Dobbs, the best-known business-news journalist in television, said he had no intention of joining another television network.

    ”Absolutely not,” he said yesterday, responding to speculation that he might jump to a rival, either Fox News or CNBC.

    Mr. Dobbs, who was the anchor of one of CNN’s most profitable programs, ”Moneyline News Hour,” and the founding executive of the financial-news network CNNfn and its Web site, CNNfn.com, said he would give his full commitment to his new responsibilities involved in the start of Space.com on July 20.

    He will become chairman and chief executive of the start-up Web site, devoted to information and entertainment related to outer space, in which he also has a substantial investment. Mr. Dobbs, who has been a space enthusiast for many years, said yesterday that he was so eager to secure the site that he had purchased the Internet address 18 months ago.

    ”I believe space is the most exciting and biggest news story of this year and of the next millennium,” he said yesterday. ”I’m fundamentally a journalist, and can’t resist the biggest story. We’ll be the category definer, the first mover, the authoritative site.”

    As word of Mr. Dobbs’s departure spread through CNN and CNNfn yesterday, Gerald Levin, chairman of Time Warner, CNN’s parent company, moved to calm the troops. He telephoned a meeting of CNNfn’s senior executive team in the morning, saying CNNfn and CNN’s financial news programming together were a ”centerpiece of the Time Warner media growth plan for the future,” and the executives made sure that that statement was distributed throughout the networks.

    ”As markets expand and trading hours expand, financial news will become even more central,” Jeff Gralnick, executive vice president of CNN financial news, said yesterday. He and David Bohrman, executive vice president of CNNfn, will continue reporting to CNN’s chairman and chief executive officer, Tom Johnson, as did Mr. Dobbs.

    CNNfn has about 12 million subscribers now, well behind the top business-news network, CNBC, with 69 million. CNN reaches about 75 million homes.

    Mr. Dobbs’s resignation came at a key moment for both CNN and CNNfn, as all cable networks are in the midst of their advertising sales season. Larry Goodman, president of sales and marketing for CNN, said his staff had phoned key advertisers Tuesday night to tell them about Mr. Dobbs’s move, and none had canceled their orders.

    ”A lot of people were surprised,” Mr. Goodman said. ”But we’re in the middle of a pretty robust market now. We had three major financial services advertisers pending, and all three closed their deals with us today.”

    While not disputing that he has had personality clashes with Rick Kaplan, the president of CNN/U.S.A., Mr. Dobbs said yesterday that was not a major factor in his decision. He had even hoped, originally, that he might be able to invest in Space.com while continuing with his various duties at CNN, he said.

    ”But the level of investment I want to maintain in this was incompatible with keeping the job I had,” he said. ”Frankly, a passive investment at the end of day wasn’t what I wanted. I want active participation.”

    Going with Mr. Dobbs is Rich Zahradnik, a key executive in helping to start CNN Interactive and CNNfn.com. He has been working for Mr. Dobbs to develop special Internet projects for the last 17 months.

    Alluding to the fact that many people associate Web site start-ups with young entrepreneurs, Mr. Zahradnik, who will be president of Space.com, said that ”because of age prejudice or executive prejudice,” many people do not realize that Mr. Dobbs, who is 53, is an Internet aficionado.

    ”He knows it, he likes it, he uses it, he is fascinated by the medium,” Mr. Zahradnik said.
    A version of this article appeared in print on Thursday, June 10, 1999, on section C page 9 of the New York edition.

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  66. arlenearmy says:

    I hope Lou does go to Foxnews cause we are at war.

  67. samhenry says:

    I hope so too, Arlene. I just went to space.com and it is quite the site. I guess he is really into this.

    He may have had enough of controversy. If he joined FOX he would be in the eye of the storm and I am not sure he would want that as a journalist. That just might not appeal.

    But I never followed him really closely.

  68. samhenry says:

    It seems that at this hour Harry Reid has let it be known he is thinking of raising the payroll tax on people earning more than $250,000 to help pay for health care reform. There will, no doubt, be a lot of these hot air balloons.

    I went to bed and because I ate too many burritos at Chipolte in the last 24 hours, I just could not do the fully asleep thing. My stomach is leading me around by the nose.

  69. arlenearmy says:

    SH
    According to comments I read at Big Government, Lou Dobbs life has been threatened & that Obama didn’t like what Dobbs said regarding Obama’s Ft. Hood visit.

  70. samhenry says:

    I am certain that what you say is correct. That makes me think even more strongly that he doesn’t want any more controversy. He is probably thinking as much for the safety of his family as nothing else.

    However, I think that behind the scenes he will still oppose illegial alien benefits.

  71. samhenry says:

    Just want to say what a wonderful picture it is of you that VF used here today.

  72. arlenearmy says:

    I see Oliver North at Branson. I like that place, but it is so overwhelmed w/time -share salesmen. Every where we went in Branson (from hotel to grocery store), we were jacked up to watch time share movies.

    All I wanted to do was enjoy myself. I wind up paying one of them $20 just to leave us alone.

  73. arlenearmy says:

    SH
    I sent VF a pix of my when I was at Ft. Hood. I dont know if she got it in time.

  74. m2 says:

    testing testing…

  75. ohiobelle says:

    VF, This is such a great post.

    Arlene, That is a great picture!

  76. arlenearmy says:

    Thanks Belle..
    VF, always does a great job & she is so thoughtful. I always knew that about her since the days of Ireport.

  77. ohiobelle says:

    Arlene, I couldn’t agree with you more.

    I would love to stick around but I have a few things I’ve got to take care of before bed. I will be back tomorrow.

  78. samhenry says:

    AA has said:

    VF, always does a great job & she is so thoughtful. I always knew that about her since the days of Ireport.

    AMEN, AA, AMNEN

    You are lucky you knew her on iReport. I had just HEARD about her and did not know what to think. Thank God I have one quality that has always worked for me – I NEVER take anyone’s word about anyone. I make up my own mind.

  79. LisaInTX says:

    Arlene
    They are soooo right. That is a beautiful photo of you……you hot little veteran you! ;-}

    And THANK YOU for your service to our great nation.

    And THANK YOU to all our vets here and all those from the past to the present that choose to serve our country.

  80. tellitlikeitis says:

    Happy Veterens Day Everyone! I believe Lou will end up on Fox. I think Rupurt Murdock will give him an offer he can’t refuse. lol

  81. arlenearmy says:

    tellit
    I think that Foxnews gotta offer Lou some protection. The loons have made threats on Lou’s life.

  82. samhenry says:

    Former commander of US troops in Afghanistan and currently ambassador to Afghanistan – Eikenberry – has sent two cables to White House to warn against making any plans with the Afghan government. Obama needs evidence that the Afghan government is able and willing to work as a partner with the US. Wants an exit strategy w/ timetable. Wants to know Afghan gov. can take over.

  83. samhenry says:

    Eikenberry and McChrystal are holding different views. David Gergen says to have this open disagreement is unprecedented. It is also inconceivable that so much time has passed and now Obama rejects 4 plans.

  84. samhenry says:

    I wonder how long McChrystal will last? There was a damming report about him today that I saw so that there is already a move to discredit him.

  85. arlenearmy says:

    I heard while back that if McChrystal goes, that Petraus may follow.

  86. samhenry says:

    That scenario would be disastrous.

    Arlene, do you know was Eikenberry an Obama appointment as ambassador? Boy he really can’t run the ship of state can he.

  87. LisaInTX says:

    Hi Tellit, Samh, Arlene

    Beck and I agree on the troops. Either send in re-enforcements or BRING OUR TROOPS HOME—NOW!!
    NO more HALF measures!!!

  88. samhenry says:

    Just heard that in Britain young Islam radicals are demanding shiriah law.

  89. samhenry says:

    VF – you will have to correct my spelling of the word for Islamic law again.

  90. LisaInTX says:

    As I see it, we have enough HOME GROWN ISLAMIC TERRORIST groups here on our own soil to keep OUR troops busy for a year or so at least!!

  91. LisaInTX says:

    Arlene
    I would love to save that video you posted to my computer, but dang if I can figure out how to copy/capture the thing!!!

  92. samhenry says:

    Lisa – I think VF gave instructions about that recently. I am trying to see if I kept them

  93. LisaInTX says:

    Heading to bed folks…see ya tomorrow

  94. LisaInTX says:

    Okay…thanks Samh…I thought i had them too, but dang if I can find it now….errrr

  95. samhenry says:

    I thought I got the word out to everyone but apparently not.

    You can capture any youtube video to disk and have it automatically converted avi or other video formats.

    I have been doing this for a while now with great effect.

    There is an ‘add-on’ for the Foxfire web browser called DownloadHelper

    You can download it from here:

    http://www.downloadhelper.net/

    After it is installed, enable the conversion option.

    After you are all set up with DownloadHelper you will see its three ball icon with it’s dropdown menu.

    I highly recommend everyone start using DownloadHelper to snag videos from Youtube and save them to disk.

  96. arlenearmy says:

    SH & patriots
    After listening to Obama’s off remarks on Ft. Hood (when he gave shout out to Native American), I dont think Obama cares about “appearances”.

    In other words, if 200 of our soldiers died in battle tomorrow, Obama would not give appropriate reaction.

    If McChrystal quits, Obama would not care. If Petraus walked out, Obama would have a “so what” attitude.

    Obama’s attitude is that getting murdered is an acceptable occupational hazard for our soldiers.

    Obama is more concerned about Foxnews & Glen Beck & conservative bloggers than he is about muslin terrorism.

  97. samhenry says:

    The above instructions are from VF

  98. samhenry says:

    You may be very right about the Prez Arlene because that has been his MO for months.

  99. LisaInTX says:

    Samh
    Got the info you sent and hopefully it is downloading correctly now…..THANKS a bunch to you and VF!!!

  100. samhenry says:

    Lou Dobb’s decision to leave CNN is hard to live with. When a long-term employee of a news organization ends up isolated and being threatened it is unfathomable. There is just something going on in this country right now that is just plain frightening. Our speech is no longer free.

  101. samhenry says:

    Happy to be able to help you out via VF. I have got to index her many helpful instructions.

  102. LisaInTX says:

    Arlene
    That Nobama is attempting to ‘reel-in’ the Native American’s is another scam. They are really pushing their communist agenda, I only hope and pray that the Natives see thru the LIES for what it is. Another broken Treaty by greedy people!

    Beck was hot today and he talks about that speech and WHERE Nobama got the idea….his little commie buddy Jones, the dethroned, but still very active part of the agenda.

  103. samhenry says:

    I have trouble believing that the government of Iraq is more stable than that of Afghanistan. What are we doing over there. Lisa is so right – we have enough home-grown terrorists. That is true of so many things – lets feed the hungry HERE. Lets immunize kids HERE.

    Nite everyone. I have once again overwhelmed msyself. lol

  104. LisaInTX says:

    Samh
    Lou Dobbs was the ONLY anchor at CNN that I USED to listen to. I agreed with him on most issues, but there were a few that I couldn’t get around, just as I have issues with O’Reilly at times!
    But I have no doubt that BOTH are Red-blooded Americans to the core!!

  105. arlenearmy says:

    SH
    Actually, I’m afraid that our very lives could be in jeopardy.

    The bottom is probably getting ready to drop. I need to brush on my history to find out what might happen. Im wondering if there’s been any case in our history where the military took over or trumped the Presidency.

  106. samhenry says:

    Here is what was said about Eikenberry at the time Obama appointed him – from the NY Times

    Obama picks army general to be ambassador to Afghanistan
    By Eric Schmitt
    Published: Friday, January 30, 2009

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has picked Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry, a former top military commander in Afghanistan, to be the next U.S. ambassador to Kabul, an administration official said Thursday.

    Tapping a career army officer who will soon retire from the service to fill one of the country’s most sensitive diplomatic jobs is a highly unusual choice.

    But Afghanistan specialists say that Eikenberry, who served in Afghanistan twice, including an 18-month command tour that ended in 2007, knows the players and issues there well. That is a valuable commodity in a year when the United States will send thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan and the country will hold presidential elections.

    The administration official spoke anonymously because the appointment had not been made public.

    Eikenberry has a track record for spotting problems in Afghanistan early. He sounded some of the first alarms about a resurgent Taliban and the need to keep the country from backsliding into anarchy.

    He was also an early and vigorous champion of building up the Afghan Army to combat the Taliban, a top priority for the Obama administration. And the general repeatedly warned that the United States could not prevail in Afghanistan and defeat global terrorism without addressing the havens that fighters with Al Qaeda had established in neighboring Pakistan.

    The appointment indicates that Eikenberry has the backing of Richard Holbrooke, President Barack Obama’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Eikenberry not only has good relations with Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, but in his current job as deputy chairman of NATO’s military committee in Brussels, he has also developed close ties with European allies that could be useful in coaxing them to offer more support for the Afghan mission. NATO has not met its pledges for combat troops, transport helicopters, military trainers and other support personnel in Afghanistan, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates has openly criticized the allies for not fulfilling their promises.

    If the Senate approves Eikenberry, it would mean that four of the new administration’s most influential voices on Afghanistan policy will be active-duty or retired generals, fueling the concerns of some critics that the Pentagon has too much sway over America’s foreign policy.

    General David Petraeus, the head of the Central Command, General David McKiernan, the top commander in Afghanistan, and General James Jones, a retired Marine Corps officer who is Obama’s national security adviser, are all expected to play important roles in carrying out Afghanistan policy.

    Eikenberry, a West Point graduate with master’s degrees from Harvard and Stanford, would replace William Wood, who is finishing a two-year tour as America’s chief diplomat in Kabul.

    Mark Landler contributed reporting from Washington, and Carlotta Gall from Kabul.

  107. LisaInTX says:

    Night Samh
    Everyday we wake up to another attack on our freedoms. Not by foreigners, but by our own damned ‘countrymen”. They have truly gone insane with their corruption and secular ideology. A new Nazi regime in the making.

  108. LisaInTX says:

    Arlene
    I do not know of any, but we can hope there is a model we can judge by.
    I know of the one in France……King??? and Marie Antoinette lost her head.

  109. LisaInTX says:

    CAIR speaker to Muslims: OK to attack Fort Bragg
    Exhorts Islamic faithful to target planes carrying ’82nd Airborne’
    Posted: November 11, 2009
    1:48 am Eastern

    © 2009 WorldNetDaily

    Imam Zaid Shakir

    A Council on American-Islamic Relations adviser and regular speaker at its events has suggested Islamic law permits Muslims to attack C-130 military transport planes carrying the 82nd Airborne out of Fort Bragg, N.C., according to a stunning new book exposing Washington-based CAIR’s inner workings.

    Radical Islamic cleric Zaid Shakir, a frequent guest speaker at CAIR events, tells his Muslim audiences: “Jihad is physically fighting the enemies of Islam to protect and advance the religion of Islam. This is jihad.”

    Acceptable targets of jihad, he says, include U.S. military aircraft.

    “Islam doesn’t permit us to hijack airplanes filled with civilian people,” Shakir once told a Muslim audience. However, “If you hijack an airplane filled with the 82nd Airborne, that’s something else.”

    The 82nd Airborne Division’s elite paratroopers fly out of Fort Bragg, N.C., which is part of North Carolina state Sen. Larry Shaw’s district. Shaw is CAIR’s new chairman.
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=115687

  110. LisaInTX says:

    I hate to girls, but I gotta go to bed…long day tomorrow…..and hopefully a weekend camping trip with the horses….but I gotta get allot done before we can go….
    YEEEEEE HAWWWWW
    ……..

  111. arlenearmy says:

    SH
    It would not suprise me if Colin Powell gets an appointment by Obama over this ordeal. Something just don’t smell right.

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  113. samhenry says:

    Oy vez – have to teach middle school today – social studies. These days, that could mean anything.

    See you all later IF I survive. Ah, well now I will have been in every division of the school.

    I’ve been binging on Chipolte burritos – even last night – there goes the diet. Well, at least I can threaten kids who misbehave I will ram them!

    I’ll lose the weight. Now where can I leave it….?

    Beat ya FOX and Sami!

  114. samhenry says:

    Arlene – didn’t see y our last comment from last night.

    You know – that may be so. Suddenly he is back in the news – as of yesterday.

    I wish they’d bring back Stormin Norman. I really liked him. I’d go to Afghanistan myself – sit under a burkah all day and listen…hard for me to do but this is wartime. I wonder if they have a Chipolte’s there? Oh, yes, maybe that’s what they mean by “C” rations – yes?

  115. VotingFemale says:

    Looks like I missed out on a very lively conversation last evening! WOW!!!

    I added new additions to this blogpost so please review it after reloading it.

    I added Arlene’s re-enlistment pic and also recognition of other members here who are either veterans or their spouses are veterans.

    WarrantOneGirl is a veteran and has beened added as well as her husband.

    Also, Tellitlikeitis, and LisainTX’s husband.

    I would like for this blogpost to be complete to the best of my ability and I consider it a work in progress. It will be preserved and linked to in next year’s Veterans Day Blogpost.

    I also recognized as a group, our other members who, to the best of my knowledge, are not military veterans, are nonetheless, by word and deed everyday, true American Patriots.

    The ongoing work on this work in progress blogpost is a work of love for each and every one of you… I am honored and grateful to be in the presence of each and every of you and I mean that from the depths of my heart.

  116. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning my Fellow Patriots 🙂

    Good Morning SamH.

    Looks like you beat Fox and I to the punch this morning. 🙂

    Let the Cannon Roar Foxwood.

  117. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning VF, this blogpost is a masterpiece of Honor.

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful, caring work in our effort to preserve the Freedom we so dearly love.

  118. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning SamHenry! Samiam!

    Foxwood is still sleeping no doubt… his shifting work shifts are tough.

  119. VotingFemale says:

    It is a labor of love…

    samiam60 says

    Good Morning VF, this blogpost is a masterpiece of Honor.

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful, caring work in our effort to preserve the Freedom we so dearly love.

  120. m2 says:

    Good Morning guys!

    I love Arlene’s photos.
    I like the old 44 photo of the fighters too…

  121. samiam60 says:

    What I find most amazing is that we have Patriots on this blog post 24/7. Seems there is always someone on here regardless of the hour of the day.

    That in and of itself is very impressive.

    I get more news here than on any of the Net works including Fox.

    This is the place to be if you are looking for Facts concerning the events of any given day.

  122. m2 says:

    I installed download helper on firefox last night and successfully ripped a youtube clip to ipod format… I suppose I could do Mpeg for DVD or so…

  123. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning M2, and you are looking all Native this morning.

    Arrroooooooo, lol

  124. m2 says:

    late 1700’s British…
    😀

    Wig hair and all…

  125. m2 says:

    um yeah… I did have one gravatar before this which was a sorry poor representation of NATHAN HALE.

    There just isn’t a good graphic image of him since all they have are statues of his likeness.

    Nathan Hale – HERO.

  126. samiam60 says:

    These old eyes don’t see small detail so well anymore. I was thinking a Native American but Victorian British is all the rage there mate.

    You look good in any Century. lol

  127. m2 says:

    “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” —Nathan Hale

  128. samiam60 says:

    Oh Geeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, this old man is starting to sound like a flirt. Sorry if my comments were taken that way.

    By the way, are there any more like you back home?

  129. m2 says:

    Well I have a crush on Keira Knightly too… That’s the lady in this gravatar. She’s my favorite actress!
    aaaooooo! heh heh

  130. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning M2!

    You have a choice of conversion formats including mpg4 for a download from youtube.

    😉

  131. samiam60 says:

    M2 says:
    Well I have a crush on Keira Knightly too… That’s the lady in this gravatar. She’s my favorite actress!
    aaaooooo! heh heh

    M2,

    Is this a “Don’t ask don’t tell” situation?

    Sorry couldn’t pass that one up. I know better really just having fun this morning.

    Now off to the cold showers. bbl.

  132. m2 says:

    EWWW! check this out:

    “Search is a force for peace and a better world. Google will reveal how everybody lives and thinks and speaks and looks and that is beneficial to world peace. Societies get along when they know/see/hear more about each other.”
    —Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells Charlie Rose on June 3, 2005.

  133. m2 says:

    No I made my poor husband watch Pride and Predjudice no less than 80 times. Although I like Mr. Darcy the best, I would want to BE Keira.

  134. VotingFemale says:

    I think this Lou Dobbs business deserves a blogpost or two….

    I firmly suspect the Whithouse has a hand in the departure of Lou Dobbs from CNN… on the basis of Lou doing the “what is the problem with revealing your long form birth certificate, Obama, and ending the controversy about your birthplace being Hawaii?

    Obama has something to hide else why withhold his long form birth certificate and other pertinent records from the public domain.

    That the left wing loons do not demand such revelations is tacit proof they also believe he has something to hide… that they dont want those records revealed identifies their culpability in Obama’s cover-up efforts.

    Sooner or later the truth will be revealed… that is the anvil over Obama…. the shoe waiting to drop.

  135. m2 says:

    I agree VF…

    and I was reading about CNN and their “excuses” for why they rank so low. They say they offer the news without a show. Hey that’s true (unless those “analysts” are on), and minus many colorful language jabs at conservatives…

    BUT, in the article it highlighted how they covered Balloon boy more than any other network. And basically gave percentages of coverage… and the real thing is,

    CNN doesn’t deliver the news straight.

    They just WITHHOLD the news that is Damning and fill it with CRAP.

  136. m2 says:

    I got to get ready to take kiddo to preschool all that…

    bbl…

  137. m2 says:

    that might not be the same Eric Schmidt…
    He has a point there on NZ ….

  138. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning Everyone! How much you wanna bet Lou Dobbs ends up on Fox. Any takers?

  139. m2 says:

    I really do want to know more about this Dobbs business…

    I’ll bbl!!

  140. tellitlikeitis says:

    Republicans Edge Ahead of Democrats in 2010 VoteRegistered voters prefer Republicans for the House, 48% to 44%by Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ — Republicans have moved ahead of Democrats by 48% to 44% among registered voters in the latest update on Gallup’s generic congressional ballot for the 2010 House elections, after trailing by six points in July and two points last month.
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/124226/Republicans-Edge-Ahead-Democrats-2010-Vote.aspx

  141. tellitlikeitis says:

    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 30% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10 (see trends). Republicans have opened a six-point lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

    Sixty percent (60%) say that the Fort Hood shootings should be investigated by the military as a terrorist act. Just 27% prefer a criminal investigation by civilian authorities.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

  142. VotingFemale says:

    Yeah… I pulled that comment with the reprint…

    m2 says

    that might not be the same Eric Schmidt…
    He has a point there on NZ ….

  143. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Tellit!

    I recall you said you were a veteran but need confirmation.

    Can you clarify that for me please?

  144. tellitlikeitis says:

    VF, I am not a veteran but my father was a veteran from ww2.

  145. tellitlikeitis says:

    I have a problem with spilling American blood in countries that don’t appreciate our military help. The last riteous war this country fought was WW2. All the other ones since then have been a waste of valuable American human life. You may not agree with that but that is the way I feel. I feel we should get out of Afganistan and Iraq. There is no clear exit strategy and they are not worth spilling one more drop of American blood. Let the Alkieda bastards come here to America. I will fight them here and I will be their worst nightmare. We can no longer afford these failed foreign experiments.

  146. VotingFemale says:

    Thank you for updating me, dear. I have updated the blog per your information. 🙂

    Tellitlikeitis says

    VF, I am not a veteran but my father was a veteran from ww2.

  147. tellitlikeitis says:

    I can see the same patten developing in Afganistan that we had in Vietnam. In fact I look at Afganistan war as our new Vietnam. No one can win a war fighting it with on hand tied behind your back. It seems the US never learned anything from the Vietnam failure as is repeating it now in Afganistan.

  148. VotingFemale says:

    Some wars are for reasons of indirect defense of the National Interests of the United States. Civilians control and direct the military and the military is pledged to obey per the constitution. Some of these civilian commanders-in-chief have not been good ones nor have made good decisions… but they were elected president by a majority… as has Obama been so elected, for better or worse.

    tellitlikeitis says

    I have a problem with spilling American blood in countries that don’t appreciate our military help. The last riteous war this country fought was WW2. All the other ones since then have been a waste of valuable American human life. You may not agree with that but that is the way I feel. I feel we should get out of Afganistan and Iraq. There is no clear exit strategy and they are not worth spilling one more drop of American blood. Let the Alkieda bastards come here to America. I will fight them here and I will be their worst nightmare. We can no longer afford these failed foreign experiments.

  149. tellitlikeitis says:

    I have all the respect in the world for our brave fighting men and women and if anything were to break out here in the states I would be fighting right along side with them. I have never personally experienced military life but that doesn’t mean I don’t have enormous respect for our American veterans that sacrificed so much for what they believe in.

  150. VotingFemale says:

    Obama has announced he has rejected all proposals for dealing with Afghanistan.

    Apparently no one offered him a decision option which he likes.

    Thing is, no decision is a decision… to continue the Afghan War without providing reinforcements.

    Colin Powell has come put publicly defending the Dithering of this Commander-In-Chief. WTG, Powell, you asshat.

  151. tellitlikeitis says:

    I have a different take on war. I believe if you decide to go to war then go over and level the place make your point and get out. These wars that go on for years are a waste of financial resources and valuable human life. We were attacked on 9/11 and we went to Afganistan to get Alkeida. I agreed with that but why are we still there? The mission should have been completed by now.

  152. VotingFemale says:

    I believe you, Tellit.

    I come from a family who has three generations who have and are serving in the US Military.

    While we question the wisdom of decisions we also understand that the military does not have the role of making the decisions of the commander-in-chief, the civilian who’s job it is to make the tough decisions and who sometimes gets it wrong to a lesser or greater degree.

    tellitlikeitis says

    I have all the respect in the world for our brave fighting men and women and if anything were to break out here in the states I would be fighting right along side with them. I have never personally experienced military life but that doesn’t mean I don’t have enormous respect for our American veterans that sacrificed so much for what they believe in.

  153. tellitlikeitis says:

    VF, What did you expect from Colin Powell? He is in the tank for Obama. He has never deserved all the adulation and praise he has received over the years.

  154. tellitlikeitis says:

    VF, I could have served and gone to Vietnam in my younger days. I was totally against the war in Vietnam and managed to stay and not get drafted with college deferments. Staying in school and finishing my education kept me out of Vietnam.

  155. VotingFemale says:

    I do not blame anyone from avoiding Vietnam, Tellit.

    hugs

    I have been working on a new blogpost… on the subject of Lou Dobbs, CNN, and Geraldo Rivera

    just putting the finishing touches on it now

    😀

  156. tellitlikeitis says:

    I hope Lou gets picked up by Fox. I feel he would be a great asset and would feel right at home there. BTW, If I would have been drafted I would have enlisted in the Coast Guard or Natl Guard during the Vietnam days. With my college degree I would have been and officer.

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