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OBAMA PRESSING TO SHOVE MILITARY INTO THE STATE RUN EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

He is after everybody……Even those who stand the line…..

The only thing I can say to this is “I told you so”!  This guy is hell bent on destroying this nation in every way he can.  The military folks had better wake up and smell the coffee.  He is after them and all the retirees who use Tri-Care.  And that’s just about everybody.  Click here for the article.  The House had better not cave on this otherwise every “R” who allows this will get replaced this year also………

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DEMS ADMIT – OBAMA NOT QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT

CLICK THE PIC FOR THE STORY….. WHO IS PAYING RESPECT HERE??

This is something I thought would never come to light.  After all the posting of the many articles on this subject, there is nothing more to be said.  Could it be that all of us who were reporting that Obama was not eligible for office, were right after all?  Well, its all for naught now.  He has so destroyed the national moral and Republican backbone, the current cadre of GOP Senators and Representatives, will not touch this with a 10 foot pole, as well as the conservative main stream media.  As with any 2nd Amendment issue, these media types recoil at the possibility of having to comment on these taboo issues.  They treat this and 2nd amendment issues like its a “3rd rail” and will not go near it.  For these reasons, conservative media, especially Fox news, will not touch on these issues.  All I can say to all of these people and corporations is, “shame on you”.  They “cherry pick” their issues and fail miserably on these.  Even Mark Levin won’t touch these.  I guess us “loons” are going to be proven right in the end and I for one will go out of my way to tell them “I TOLD YOU SO”.  That’s how I roll.  Click the pic for the story.

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IS THIS THE NEWS THAT WILL LEAD TO OBAMA’S DEFEAT? BORN IN KENYA? WHO’D UH THUNK IT?

TRUE? MAYBE SO……

Is this the HUGE information that Brietbart was referring to just before his passing?  Could be…  I guess Obama’s henchmen didn’t find this little piece of evidence when he sent them on their mission to find and suppress any and all historical data about him, ESPECIALLY if it confirms that he is not a natural-born American citizen.  I refer you to some of my earlier posts.  There are more, do a search for “birth” on this page and they will come up.

https://conservativeamericanvet.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/was-obama-born-in-kenya/

https://conservativeamericanvet.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/elecytronic-document-expert-interviewed-and-questioned-on-the-obama-birth-certificate-released-by-the-white-house/

https://conservativeamericanvet.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/sheriff-arpaios-posse-to-review-obama-birth-certificate/

http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/arpaio-reacts-to-latest-obama-kenya-connection/

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OBAMA PLANS TO PUSH MILITARY RETIREES INTO HIS “OBAMACARE” HEALTH CO-OPS

I WANT YOU!! And we WILL get you...

I hate to say “I told you so”, but….”I told you so”…  Way back when the Pelosi/Reid ran congress was working on “Obamacare”, I was telling everyone, to include all the liberals I work with that this was what was going to happen to the military, and damned if I’m not right.  This was his/they’re plan all along.  They plan to screw the very people that stand up and VOLUNTEER to protect this great country, and yet they expect people in the military to continue to happily continue to serve.  I think these idiot Dems/Libs are sorely mistaken.  We vets will not sit still for this.  I will be writing my Reps ASAP on this issue and I hope all my fellow Vets do the same.  I do think though there is an ulterior motive/goal at work here.  I think it is within the realm of possibility that ultimately these idiots do want the military retention rates to plummet.  This would provide the impetus for the DOD to do way with the all volunteer military.  This in-turn would allow the DOD to severely slash the military pay and benefits because at that point conscription, or the draft will have been reimplemented in order to maintain adequate troop levels.   So, there will be no need for the higher wages.    Done deal……  Our military will have been reduced to just another 2nd or 3rd rate force……  Think I am wrong?   I don’t……..  Click the pic for the story…

MY LETTER TO MY REPS:

I have just learned that President Obama plans to shift all the military retiree medical into the Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges by making Tri-Care costs so high and prohibited that most if not all retirees will be forced into exchanges.  This draconian plan is beyond the pale in design and intent and we retirees and veterans will not stand for this atrocious plan.  We vets will find it impossible to support ANY member of Congress that supports this plan.  We will make our voices be heard during your next election cycle should you vote in favor of this extraordinarily repugnant plan. We will be watching your actions and votes on this issue.

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(UPDATED 090311) OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS – HOW FAR UP DOES THE CONSPIRACY TO COVER-UP GO?

Click the pic for the story. I am starting to smell blood in the water............

This is a completely legitimate question that must be answered.  I am old enough to remember the Nixon years and the Watergate scandal.  Nixon resigned because he got caught being involved in the cover-up of the break-in of the DNC office at the Watergate complex in DC.  It seems to me that the Watergate scandal was insignificant, compared to this scandal that involves the death of a Law Enforcement Officer with guns the ATF knowingly allowed to go into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, not to mention just the fact that the ATF allowed the unlawful sale of guns, knowing they were going over the border into Mexico.  And oh, by the way, the Feds tried to use this “illegal” trafficking as an excuse to violate our 2nd Amendment rights…….The GOP needs to grab onto this like a rabid Pit-bull and shake it till Obama shakes loose……..

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Will this bring down Obama?

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(UPDATED 012612) IS THERE IS A “TRAIN WRECK” IN THE WORKS FOR THE COAL INDUSTRY AND ITS WORKERS?

CLICK THE PIC FOR THE STORY

The EPA has been rattling its sword over this issue for some time and it looks like it this plan is going to come to fruition unless more level-headed people stop this from happening.  Click HERE for the report.

UPDATE 012612

EPA REG SHUTTING DOWN COAL FIRED POWER PLANTS

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GM SPONSORS AND CELEBRATES SOON TO BE RELEASED CHI-COM PROPAGANDA FILM

The new CHEVY-CHICOMM emblem. Click the pic for the story

That’s right, you read that correctly. General Motors, err, I mean Government Motors joins with the  CHICOMMS in celebrating the birth of communism in China.  Huh?!?  What the hell?!?!  MAkes you want to run right out and by a new Chevy huh?   I will NEVER buy a Chevy until my dying day.  This company has turned communist and there is no other way to look at it.  Has everyone forgotten about the basis premise of Communism?  Has everyone forgotten about the HUGE human rights abuses being perpetrated by the CHICOMMS against their own people.  Have the people over at GW lost their minds?  Well, that’s what happens when you take communist money and pander to them………  And oh, by the way, Steve Wynn of Vegas has sold out to them too…….Dear God, the American Greed will, or has already, been the ruination of this once great land…….I am saddened……

https://conservativeamericanvet.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/gmchina-partnership-gets-tighter/

https://conservativeamericanvet.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/are-our-corporate-leaders-allowing-china-to-buy-america-lock-stock-and-barrel/

https://conservativeamericanvet.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/the-usa-is-in-chinas-hip-pocket/

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(Updated 050911) OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE – IS IT A FORGERY? – MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND

Here is the data that is coming out now regarding early analysis of the BC.  Check it out and come to your own conclusions.  Remember, there is a reason he has released this just now.  He had over 2 and a half years to produce this one way or another…We may have gotten the “other”.  But remember this also; If this is intentional, it is a head fake, watch his other hand.  If it is a huge gaff by whomever made this file, they really blew it.  Either way, this is sure to convolute the issue and send the Right reeling.  Maybe that is his plan, make the Right look more like a bunch of boobs………..  Whichever, WATCH HIM CLOSELY!!

KENYAN BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

Or is this the truth?

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Click here for the latest info on this bogus Birth Certificate

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(UPDATED 022111 -062411 – 050112 – 070812) GEORGE SOROS – EXPOSED – HE IS TRYING TO RIG YOUR STATES ELECTION PROCESS and HE EXPLAINS THE ANTI-CAPITALIST, PRO-MARXIST TACTICS HE USES TO FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM COUNTRIES

CLICK THE PIC TO HEAR ABOUT THE TREACHERY OF GEORGE SOROS

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MORE ON SOROS

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TSA SCANNER CONNECTION

MORE INFO

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THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY

I found this article on “The American Thinker” web site and I think it requires some attention.  This article outlines what our ol’ buddy, George Soros is up to in his efforts to subvert our democracy.  Every bit of information I find on this guy tells me he is one of the biggest enemies of  Democracy and our Republic/Representative Government.  In my opinion, he is the antithesis of everything we hold dear in America.  In my opinion, what he is doing is without a doubt, subversive and anti-democratic and flies in the face of everything American.  I urge all to start to pay particular attention to your states Secretary of State and your states election process.   If George gets his way, he is going to steal as many elections as he can.  You MUST remember, this is not just about Congressional races, it is actually as much if not more about getting liberal judges in key positions too.  So pay attention to Judicial elections as well.  Those people will be the ones who “interpret” that law.  And if they are liberals, you can bet that the law will be bent in favor of the “progressive” opinion.  This is no joke.  This is serious and this guy has to be watched and stopped.  I hope the new Conservatives in Congress can address this situation…..Somehow…..  Fortunately for Washingtonians, the Secretary of State is a Republican, Sam Reed.

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SOROS EXPLAINS THE ANTI-CAPITALIST, PRO-MARXIST TACTICS HE USES TO FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM COUNTRIES

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http://www.patriotactionnetwork.com/forum/topic/show?id=2600775:Topic:3252744&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic

GEORGE SOROS WORKED WITH THE NAZI’S DURING WWII AND HAS NO REMORSE

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Click here to read up on the treachery this guy is up to.  He is still working at his plan to rig the state elections by doing every thing he can to get “Progressives” in the Sec of State offices in each state so they can manipulate the 2012 election.  We need to keep a close eye on each states Sec. Of State election and spread the word about the treachery here by this Marxist.

SICKO GEORGE……. TAKE ANOTHER HIT GEORGE!

UPDATED 050112

This article in “The American Spectator” reports that Soros’s plan to rig the 2012 elections has failed.  I would really like to believe that but make no mistake, these people will do anything and everything they can to win this election.  Whether true or not, just because this effort has seemingly failed, does not mean that Soros and his minions have stopped their efforts.  They may have just pivoted to another method or tactic and buried their efforts even deeper.  We shall see….  Click here for the story and come to your own conclusions.

UPDATED 070812 Soros Promotes UN control over gun ownership;

This should not come as a shock to anyone who has a working knowledge of this guy.  He always uses one of his “proxy” organizations to enact his agenda and in this case it is his “Media Matters organization.  I urge you to read the other posts I have on him to get a fuller picture of his character (if any).  Click HERE for this latest story.

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(UPDATED 102110- CONGRESSMAN CALLING FOR INVESTIGATION)(UPDATED 101910 – CHINA WITHHOLDING SHIPMENTS OF RARE EARTH MINERALS – It has begun…….(Updated 101510 WITH LETTER TO BOEHNER AND CANTWELL)CHINA TO OWN 33% OF GAS AND OIL RESERVES IN TEXAS – SOVEREIGN US TERRITORY/RESOURCES OWNED BY A COMMUNIST NATION!!!

 

HEY!! THIS IS IMPORTANT FOLKS! GET ON THIS NOW!!!

 

COMMUNIST CHINA TO OWN US RESOURCES

THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!  COMMUNIST CHINA IS GOING TO BE ALLOWED TO OWN, TO OWN, SOVEREIGN US PROPERTY ON US SOIL!!!  YES, THAT IS ALL IN CAP FOR A REASON!!!

 

This cannot be allowed to stand by any measure.  The thought of this “deal” should chill every Red Blooded American to the bone.  I urge all to write, call, e-mail your Reps and tell them that this deal cannot stand.

Lets see, let’s think this out a little bit.

1. We have a company in the US whose greed is such that it thinks that it is a really good thing to sell gas and oil holdings that we need to develop for our own use.

2.  Not only is it a good idea to sell it, lets sell it to a Communist nation who’s long-term goal is to bring the USA to its knees.

3.  Does this not give Red China a legal foothold on US soil?

4.  What would China do if it thought its “interests” we being threatened in Texas?  Would it bring in its own “workers” (troops) in to oversee the operations?  And if so, what legal recourse do we have to stop these foreign troops from being deployed into the fields?

Am I the only one here who sees this as a HUGE mistake and this deal should not be permitted?  How in the hell can our government justify this sale when we here in the USA are struggling under the weight of foreign dependence on fossil fuels when we have the reserves here to sell to a foreign, potentially HOSTILE nation?  Has everybody forgotten the fact that we are supposed to be fighting against Communism, not propping it up?!? Dear God, have we as a nation jumped over the cliff on this??  Maybe so……

http://www.chk.com/news/articles/Pages/1391082.aspx

http://www.forbes.com/2010/10/11/chesapeake-energy-sells-assets-to-cnooc-marketnewsvideo.html

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Resource-Wars/2010/10/12/China-strikes-deal-for-Texas-shale/UPI-85031286912167/

MY LETTER TO JOHN BOEHNER AND MARIA CANTWELL ON THIS MATTER. I didn’t write to Patty Murray because I feel she is a lost cause because she 1. couldn’t care less, and 2. Dino Rossi is going to defeat her this election.

I am writing you over concern over the State-owned Chinese energy giant CNOOC, which is buying a multibillion-dollar stake in 600,000 acres of South Texas oil and gas fields.  I do not feel that this deal is in the best, long term interests of the Nation simply because this deal will give Communist China a legal foothold on sovereign US soil, plus I am appalled at the fact that Communist China is being given rights to fossil fuel deposits that were not going to be developed for our own use in the USA when we here in the US need them most acutely.  This is especially egregious keeping in mind the fact that the USA is overly dependent on foreign oil to the point where the United States has taken military action in order to safeguard these resources.  How do you think China is going to react if it is felt that “their” foreign oil resources are at risk?  This whole scenario is unacceptable on many levels.  The Congress should be doing everything in its power to ensure that the jobs that would be created in this field are being produced by American companies, with the fruits of these fields going to the USA in order to reduce our dependence on the foreign supplies we currently import.  By reports, “The deal represents China’s second try at making a big move into the U.S. oil and gas market, following a failed bid five years ago to buy California-based Unocal Corp”.  It is felt that the political climate is now more favorable now, thus the renewed attempt to gain inroads.  Is this sentiment predicated on the fact that China has loaned the US trillions of dollars, thus they feel they have the good ol’ USA literally over a barrel of oil?  I think this may be so.  I predict that this issue is going to become a major problem and a political “hot potato” for any Politician who turned or IS turning, a blind eye to this development.  This deal should not be allowed to come to fruition because this “compact” is not in the best interests of our nation.  I urge you to look into this matter post haste, and stop it immediately.

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CHINA WARNS US NOT TO BLAME THEM FOR OUR ECONOMIC PROBLEMS

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This is why our greedy politicians should have never allowed a communist nation (Who seeks to destroy us) to buy up our dept or have anything to do with ANYTHING that could endanger our national security.  This situation can lead to a really really bad scenario…………

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http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/125289-markey-presses-pentagon-energy-dept-on-chinas-rare-earth-restrictions

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ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS BOUGHT, ER, AH,… PAID FOR FAVORABLE MEDIA ON ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING……DUUUHHHH!!!!! CAN WE SAY THAT THE MEDIA IS CORRUPT?!?!? YEA!!!

CLICK THE PIC FOR THE STORY OF CORRUPTION IN THE MEDIA

Well, well, well…..Does this really surprise anybody anymore?  It is just another piece of this whole corrupt puzzle surrounding the whole “ClimateGate” scandal.  Click the pic for the story.

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(updated 101311) OBAMACARE – THE TRUE REPERCUSSIONS AND DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS OF THE MANDATES OUTLINED IN THE BILL COME OUT

BAD MEDICINE FROM CAPITOL HILL

Attached to this post you will find the CATO Institute white paper that outlines the effects OBAMACARE will have on all of us.  It is truly chilling, outrageous and down-right illegal.  Click HERE for the report and check it out for yourself.  This OBAMINATION must be repealed and the GOP MUST follow through on their “Pledge to America” and do everything possible to stop this from being implemented in any way, shape or form.

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Report reveals that OBAMACARE will require the government to get all your medical records.  Yea, that’s right, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE ALL OF YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS!………………..Click here of the information.  Of course the Obama Administration denies this assertion……….Yea……..right……We can believe them for sure…………  Make sure you contact your Reps and tell them to repeal this OBAMINATION!

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(UPDATED 092410) MEDIA – TELL THE TRUTH!! GENERAL ELECTRIC’S MEDIA MONOPOLY

TELL THE TRUTH!! YEA RIGHT, NOT AS LONG AS GE HAS ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT...

Check out GE’s media holdings and make up your own mind….

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Obamacare-is-even-worse-than-critics-thought-960772-103571664.html

http://www.facebook.com/notes/sarah-palin/lies-damned-lies-obamacare-6-months-later-its-time-to-take-back-the-20/433315368434

UPDATE 092410

I was going to post this campaign contribution info from GE, but,…the list it too extensive…Click HERE for the page.  Pay particular  attention to who these contributions went to….

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THE OBAMA TAX HIKES – WILL THEY BE THE DEATH BLOW TO THE AMERICAN ECONOMIC SYSTEM AND IMPOVERISH THE AMERICAN WORKERS?

To be succinct, I believe that is exactly what he wants to do.  Make the USA so weak, the rank and file patriotic american is brought to their knees, allowing his socialist buddies to take control, killing the Republic…….This guy has an agenda…..We must stop it and November is just the start….

CLICK THE PIC FOR THE REPORT.........IT IS UGLY AND IT IS THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER......

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(UPDATED 091710) OBAMA ADMINISTRATION REVERSES COURSE, FORBIDS SALE OF 850,000 ANTIQUE RIFLES – ANOTHER LIBERAL BACK DOOR ATTEMPT TO USURP THE 2ND AMENDMENT WITH ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT GUN CONTROL BY EXECUTIVE ORDER

HOT HOT HOT

8 round, semi-automatic, gas operated, shoulder fired rifle. This is high capacity?!? Huh?!?!? This is little more than a hunting load.....

The South Korean government, in an effort to raise money for its military, wants to sell nearly a million antique M1 rifles that were used by U.S. soldiers in the Korean War to gun collectors in America.

The Obama administration approved the sale of the American-made rifles last year. But it reversed course and banned the sale in March – a decision that went largely unnoticed at the time but that is now sparking opposition from gun rights advocates.
A State Department spokesman said the administration’s decision was based on concerns that the guns could fall into the wrong hands.

“The transfer of such a large number of weapons — 87,310 M1 Garands and 770,160 M1 Carbines — could potentially be exploited by individuals seeking firearms for illicit purposes,” the spokesman told FoxNews.com.

“We are working closely with our Korean allies and the U.S. Army in exploring alternative options to dispose of these firearms.”
Gun control advocates praised the Obama administration for taking security seriously.

“Guns that can take high-capacity magazines are a threat to public safety,” said Dennis Henigan of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “Even though they are old, these guns could deliver a great amount of firepower. So I think the Obama administration’s concerns are well-taken.”

But gun rights advocates point out that possessing M1 rifles is legal in the United States — M1s are semi-automatics, not machine guns, meaning the trigger has to be pulled every time a shot is fired — and anyone who would buy a gun from South Korea would have to go through the standard background check.

“Any guns that retail in the United States, of course, including these, can only be sold to someone who passes the National Instant Check System,” said David Kopel, research director at the conservative Independence Institute. “There is no greater risk from these particular guns than there is from any other guns sold in the United States.”

M1 carbines can hold high-capacity ammunition clips that allow dozens of rounds to be fired before re-loading, but Chris Cox, chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, noted that is true about any gun in which an ammunition magazine can be inserted — including most semi-automatics.

“Anything that accepts an external magazine could accept a larger capacity magazine,” Cox said.

“But the average number of rounds fired in the commission of a crime is somewhere between 1 and 2 … this issue just shows how little the administration understands about guns.”

He called the administration’s decision “a de facto gun ban, courtesy of Hillary Clinton’s State Department.”

Asked why the M1s pose a threat, the State Department spokesman referred questions to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ATF representatives said they would look into the question Monday afternoon, but on Wednesday they referred questions to the Justice Department. DOJ spokesman Dean Boyd referred questions back to the State Department.

According to the ATF Guidebook on Firearms Importation, it would normally be legal to import the M1s because they are more than 50 years old, meaning they qualify as “curios or relics.” But because the guns were given to South Korea by the U.S. government, they fall under a special category that requires permission from the State Department before any sale.

Kopel said that he hopes the State Department spokesman’s statement that it is working to “dispose” of the guns does not mean they want to melt them down.

“It seems to have this implication of destruction, which would be tremendously wasteful,” he said. “These are guns that should be in the hands of American citizens for marksmanship and safety training.”

Asked whether melting the guns down would be a good option, Henigan said: “Why let them into the country in the first place? If there is a legally sufficient way to keep them out, we think it’s perfectly reasonable to do so.”

Past administrations have also grappled with the issue of large-scale gun imports.

The Clinton administration blocked sales of M1s and other antiquated military weapons from the Philippines, Turkey and Pakistan. It also ended the practice of reselling used guns owned by federal agencies, ordering that they be melted down instead.

In contrast, 200,000 M1 rifles from South Korea were allowed to be sold in the U.S. under the Reagan administration in 1987.

A decision like that would be better for everyone, Cox said.

“M1s are used for target practice. For history buffs, they’re highly collectible. We’re going to continue to make sure that this backdoor effort that infringes not only on lawful commerce but on the Second Amendment is rectified.”

Henigan disagrees.

“They clearly were used as military guns, and the fact that they likely can take high-capacity magazines makes them a special safety concern,” he said.

The White House referred questions on the issue to the Pentagon, which referred questions to the U.S. Embassy in South Korea, which deferred back to the State Department.

MY COMMENT:  As you can read this is just another way the Socialists are still trying to deny the citizens the right to have certain types of guns.  Obviously they think this weapon is a threat to their agenda and don’t want any more of these being made available.  They categorize it as a high capacity weapon.  SO now 8 rounds is high capacity?  I might understand that classification if it were of the same capacity as the M1 Carbine, which could hold up to 30 rounds.  This is just an “in your face” attempt at gun control.  We will make the Dems pay for this at the polls in November.  Vote them all out of office.

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http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=6015

UPDATED 091710  SIGN THE PETITION

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(UPDATED 090510) OBAMA’S “END OF COMBAT OPERATIONS IN IRAQ” SPEECH – MY COMMENTS AT THE END OF ARTICLE

As released by the White House:

Good evening. Tonight, I’d like to talk to you about the end of our combat mission in Iraq, the ongoing security challenges we face, and the need to rebuild our nation here at home.

I know this historic moment comes at a time of great uncertainty for many Americans. We have now been through nearly a decade of war. We have endured a long and painful recession. And sometimes in the midst of these storms, the future that we are trying to build for our nation – a future of lasting peace and long-term prosperity may seem beyond our reach.

But this milestone should serve as a reminder to all Americans that the future is ours to shape if we move forward with confidence and commitment.  It should also serve as a message to the world that the United States of America intends to sustain and strengthen our leadership in this young century.

From this desk, seven and a half years ago, President Bush announced the beginning of military operations in Iraq. Much has changed since that night. A war to disarm a state became a fight against an insurgency. Terrorism and sectarian warfare threatened to tear Iraq apart. Thousands of Americans gave their lives; tens of thousands have been wounded. Our relations abroad were strained. Our unity at home was tested.

These are the rough waters encountered during the course of one of America’s longest wars. Yet there has been one constant amidst those shifting tides. At every turn, America’s men and women in uniform have served with courage and resolve. As Commander-in-Chief, I am proud of their service. Like all Americans, I am awed by their sacrifice, and by the sacrifices of their families.

The Americans who have served in Iraq completed every mission they were given. They defeated a regime that had terrorized its people. Together with Iraqis and coalition partners who made huge sacrifices of their own, our troops fought block by block to help Iraq seize the chance for a better future. They shifted tactics to protect the Iraqi people; trained Iraqi Security Forces; and took out terrorist leaders. Because of our troops and civilians –and because of the resilience of the Iraqi people – Iraq has the opportunity to embrace a new destiny, even though many challenges remain.

So tonight, I am announcing that the American combat mission in Iraq has ended. Operation Iraqi Freedom is over, and the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country.

This was my pledge to the American people as a candidate for this office. Last February, I announced a plan that would bring our combat brigades out of Iraq, while redoubling our efforts to strengthen Iraq’s Security Forces and support its government and people. That is what we have done. We have removed nearly 100,000 U.S. troops from Iraq.  We have closed or transferred hundreds of bases to the Iraqis. And we have moved millions of pieces of equipment out of Iraq.

This completes a transition to Iraqi responsibility for their own security. U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq’s cities last summer, and Iraqi forces have moved into the lead with considerable skill and commitment to their fellow citizens. Even as Iraq continues to suffer terrorist attacks, security incidents have been near the lowest on record since the war began. And Iraqi forces have taken the fight to al Qaeda, removing much of its leadership in Iraqi-led operations.

This year also saw Iraq hold credible elections that drew a strong turnout. A caretaker administration is in place as Iraqis form a government based on the results of that election. Tonight, I encourage Iraq’s leaders to move forward with a sense of urgency to form an inclusive government that is just, representative, and accountable to the Iraqi people. And when that government is in place, there should be no doubt: the Iraqi people will have a strong partner in the United States. Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq’s future is not.

Going forward, a transitional force of U.S. troops will remain in Iraq with a different mission: advising and assisting Iraq’s Security Forces; supporting Iraqi troops in targeted counter-terrorism missions; and protecting our civilians. Consistent with our agreement with the Iraqi government, all U.S. troops will leave by the end of next year. As our military draws down, our dedicated civilians –diplomats, aid workers, and advisors –are moving into the lead to support Iraq as it strengthens its government, resolves political disputes, resettles those displaced by war, and builds ties with the region and the world. And that is a message that Vice President Biden is delivering to the Iraqi people through his visit there today.

This new approach reflects our long-term partnership with Iraq–one based upon mutual interests, and mutual respect. Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals. Iraqis are a proud people. They have rejected sectarian war, and they have no interest in endless destruction. They understand that, in the end, only Iraqis can resolve their differences and police their streets. Only Iraqis can build a democracy within their borders. What America can do, and will do, is provide support for the Iraqi people as both a friend and a partner.Ending this war is not only in Iraq’s interest– it is in our own. The United States has paid a huge price to put the future of Iraq in the hands of its people. We have sent our young men and women to make enormous sacrifices in Iraq, and spent vast resources abroad at a time of tight budgets at home. We have persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people –a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it is time to turn the page.

As we do, I am mindful that the Iraq War has been a contentious issue at home. Here, too, it is time to turn the page. This afternoon, I spoke to former President George W. Bush. It’s well known that he and I disagreed about the war from its outset. Yet no one could doubt President Bush’s support for our troops, or his love of country and commitment to our security. As I have said, there were patriots who supported this war, and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women, and our hope for Iraq’s future.

The greatness of our democracy is grounded in our ability to move beyond our differences, and to learn from our experience as we confront the many challenges ahead. And no challenge is more essential to our security than our fight against al Qaeda.

Americans across the political spectrum supported the use of force against those who attacked us on 9/11. Now, as we approach our 10th year of combat in Afghanistan, there are those who are understandably asking tough questions about our mission there. But we must never lose sight of what’s at stake. As we speak, al Qaeda continues to plot against us, and its leadership remains anchored in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. We will disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda, while preventing Afghanistan from again serving as a base for terrorists. And because of our drawdown in Iraq, we are now able to apply the resources necessary to go on offense. In fact, over the last 19 months, nearly a dozen al Qaeda leaders –and hundreds of Al Qaeda’s extremist allies–have been killed or captured around the world.

Within Afghanistan, I have ordered the deployment of additional troops who–under the command of General David Petraeus –are fighting to break the Taliban’s momentum. As with the surge in Iraq, these forces will be in place for a limited time to provide space for the Afghans to build their capacity and secure their own future. But, as was the case in Iraq, we cannot do for Afghans what they must ultimately do for themselves. That’s why we are training Afghan Security Forces and supporting a political resolution to Afghanistan’s problems. And, next July, we will begin a transition to Afghan responsibility. The pace of our troop reductions will be determined by conditions on the ground, and our support for Afghanistan will endure. But make no mistake: this transition will begin – because open-ended war serves neither our interests nor the Afghan people’s.

Indeed, one of the lessons of our effort in Iraq is that American influence around the world is not a function of military force alone. We must use all elements of our power –including our diplomacy, our economic strength, and the power of America’s example –to secure our interests and stand by our allies. And we must project a vision of the future that is based not just on our fears, but also on our hopes –a vision that recognizes the real dangers that exist around the world, but also the limitless possibility of our time.

Today, old adversaries are at peace, and emerging democracies are potential partners. New markets for our goods stretch from Asia to the Americas. A new push for peace in the Middle East will begin here tomorrow. Billions of young people want to move beyond the shackles of poverty and conflict. As the leader of the free world, America will do more than just defeat on the battlefield those who offer hatred and destruction –we will also lead among those who are willing to work together to expand freedom and opportunity for all people.That effort must begin within our own borders. Throughout our history, America has been willing to bear the burden of promoting liberty and human dignity overseas, understanding its link to our own liberty and security. But we have also understood that our nation’s strength and influence abroad must be firmly anchored in our prosperity at home. And the bedrock of that prosperity must be a growing middle class.

Unfortunately, over the last decade, we have not done what is necessary to shore up the foundation of our own prosperity. We have spent over a trillion dollars at war, often financed by borrowing from overseas. This, in turn, has short-changed investments in our own people, and contributed to record deficits. For too long, we have put off tough decisions on everything from our manufacturing base to our energy policy to education reform. As a result, too many middle class families find themselves working harder for less, while our nation’s long-term competitiveness is put at risk.

And so at this moment, as we wind down the war in Iraq, we must tackle those challenges at home with as much energy, and grit, and sense of common purpose as our men and women in uniform who have served abroad. They have met every test that they faced. Now, it is our turn. Now, it is our responsibility to honor them by coming together, all of us, and working to secure the dream that so many generations have fought for –the dream that a better life awaits anyone who is willing to work for it and reach for it.

Our most urgent task is to restore our economy, and put the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs back to work. To strengthen our middle class, we must give all our children the education they deserve, and all our workers the skills that they need to compete in a global economy. We must jumpstart industries that create jobs, and end our dependence on foreign oil. We must unleash the innovation that allows new products to roll off our assembly lines, and nurture the ideas that spring from our entrepreneurs. This will be difficult. But in the days to come, it must be our central mission as a people, and my central responsibility as President.

Part of that responsibility is making sure that we honor our commitments to those who have served our country with such valor. As long as I am President, we will maintain the finest fighting force that the world has ever known, and do whatever it takes to serve our veterans as well as they have served us. This is a sacred trust. That is why we have already made one of the largest increases in funding for veterans in decades. We are treating the signature wounds of today’s wars post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, while providing the health care and benefits that all of our veterans have earned. And we are funding a post-9/11 GI Bill that helps our veterans and their families pursue the dream of a college education. Just as the GI Bill helped those who fought World War II- including my grandfather- become the backbone of our middle class, so today’s servicemen and women must have the chance to apply their gifts to expand the American economy. Because part of ending a war responsibly is standing by those who have fought it.

Two weeks ago, America’s final combat brigade in Iraq –the Army’s Fourth Stryker Brigade –journeyed home in the pre-dawn darkness. Thousands of soldiers and hundreds of vehicles made the trip from Baghdad, the last of them passing into Kuwait in the early morning hours. Over seven years before, American troops and coalition partners had fought their way across similar highways, but this time no shots were fired. It was just a convoy of brave Americans, making their way home.

Of course, the soldiers left much behind. Some were teenagers when the war began. Many have served multiple tours of duty, far from their families who bore a heroic burden of their own, enduring the absence of a husband’s embrace or a mother’s kiss. Most painfully, since the war began fifty-five members of the Fourth Stryker Brigade made the ultimate sacrifice –part of over 4,400 Americans who have given their lives in Iraq. As one staff sergeant said, “I know that to my brothers in arms who fought and died, this day would probably mean a lot.”

Those Americans gave their lives for the values that have lived in the hearts of our people for over two centuries. Along with nearly 1.5 million Americans who have served in Iraq, they fought in a faraway place for people they never knew. They stared into the darkest of human creations –war –and helped the Iraqi people seek the light of peace.

In an age without surrender ceremonies, we must earn victory through the success of our partners and the strength of our own nation. Every American who serves joins an unbroken line of heroes that stretches from Lexington to Gettysburg; from Iwo Jima to Inchon; from Khe Sanh to Kandahar – Americans who have fought to see that the lives of our children are better than our own. Our troops are the steel in our ship of state. And though our nation may be travelling through rough waters, they give us confidence that our course is true, and that beyond the pre-dawn darkness, better days lie ahead.

Thank you. May God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America, and all who serve her.

MY COMMENTS ON THIS:

So King Obama says that combat operations have ended in Iraq.   Well, lets examine the situation as it is being reported.  There are many things going on here that tells me that this “proclamation” is nothing more than political cover for his fellow Socialist buddies that are up for re-election.  This is nothing more than a “Look what we did!” moment aimed at the stupid lemmings who will believe this drivel.  There are so many things wrong with this statement I don’t know where to begin, but here goes…..

  1. There is going to be 50,000+ US Troops remaining in Iraq in a Support and Advisory capacity.  Okay, does anybody remember a little place called Vietnam?  We were there initially in the so-called same capacity and we all know that this Support and Advisory capacity role will still place our troops in harm’s way on a regular basis.
  2. How is King Obama going to report the next American death due to hostile actions in Iraq?  Will it be described as an “accidental” bullet catching?  Will it be an “accidental” roadside explosion that destroyed a Humvee or a Stryker vehicle?  Will the next death/s attributable to a RPG be an “accidental” random explosion?  Will the next “accidental” deaths caused by a mortar attack also be another terrible unfortunate explosion?  Just what will be the excuse given for the next deaths that will occur in that theater?

I find it repugnant that this poor excuse for a President attempts this tactic just to give his party some political capital simply to bolster their position (what there is of it) for the upcoming mid-terms.  King Obama is in my opinion, completely self-absorbed and narcissistic.  He is completely incapable of giving ANY credit to anybody for anything, let alone the previous Administration for taking the prudent, correct and just action that the Nation not only needed, but demanded due to 911 attack.   In the end, I think that this speech is going to come back to haunt King Obama just like Bush Sr’s statement “Read my lips, No New Taxes”.  Both Obama and the rest of the Democrat base are going to regret this speech.

PS.  No one died when Bush Sr reneged on his promise, unlike what will happen here……..Before you left wing-nuts write me hate mail, you’d better be sure that this will not happen in Iraq, otherwise you will prove my point IN SPADES!!  Think about it…..

UPDATED 090510:

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100905/D9I204T00.html

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(UPDATED 080211 And now this….) OBAMA GIVING OUT FREE “SAFELINK” CELL PHONES TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY……GEE, CAN WE SAY “REDISTRIBUTE THE WEALTH”??

GEE, I WANT A NEW CAR!! WHEN WILL THE GOVERNMENT BUY ME ONE?!?!? I'M WAITING..........

Yup, here it is.  People who “qualify” will get free cell phones AND free minutes and all us tax payers get to pay for it……  Gee, just doesn’t sound right to me.  Where does it say everyone has a right to a phone, let alone a cell phone. I thought that if you wanted to have those types things, you had to pay for them.  So I guess this Dem Congress and this Socialist/Marxist President thinks that you and me must pay for those services for those who cannot (or will not) pay for it.  Here are the qualifications required:

The process to qualify for Lifeline Service depends on the State you live in. In general, you may qualify if…

You already participate in other State or Federal assistance program such as Federal Public Housing Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid.

OR

Your total household income is at or below of the poverty guidelines set by your State and/or the Federal Government.

AND

No one in your household currently receives Lifeline Service through another phone carrier.

You have a valid United States Postal Address. In order for us to ship you your free phone you must live at a residence that can receive mail from the US Post Office. Sorry, but P.O. Boxes cannot be accepted.

In addition to meeting the guidelines above you will also be required to provide proof of your participation in an assistance program, or proof of your income level.

(UPDATED 080211 And now this….)

Free cell phones are now a civil right

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7 OBAMA LIES IN 2 MINUTES THAT THE LIBS JUST ATE UP!!

Check out this video of the pack of lies this guy palmed off on the electorate during his campaign.  I’m surprised there wasn’t a bolt of lightning from on high striking him on the head.  I wouldn’t have stood very close to him for fear of getting hit with the over-spray….

CLICK THE PIC FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS PRESIDENT

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IS BARACK OBAMA REALLY A SAUDI / MUSLIM “PLANT” IN THE WHITE HOUSE?

IF THIS IS TRUE, WE'RE IN TROUBLE.....

IF THIS IS TRUE, WE'RE IN TROUBLE.....CLICK THE PIC FOR STORY

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VETERANS UNDER ASSAULT BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT/DHS – – 2nd AMENDMENT GUN RIGHTS AT STAKE

IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT IF YOUR SERVE YOUR COUNTRY WITH HONOR, YOUR GOING TO BE CONSIDERED A "RIGHT WING EXTREMIST" BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

I usually don’t refer to other blogs but this is important.  It seems that any GI going to the VA for health care will be asked 3 questions, to which a “yes” answer to any will require the Dr. to report you The Department of Homeland Security and your concealed carry permit will be yanked.  Click HERE for the report.  Click here to go to my previous report on this issue.

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