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  • No Room for Vets in the Inn

    12/22/2014 4:23:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Homeless American veterans shiver in the bitter cold while illegal immigrants receive subsidized four-year degrees. At midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold, Christ was born in a stable after his parents were turned away by every innkeeper. Joseph and Mary did not respond with entitlement: “If you don’t shelter us, then you’re racist.” Rather, they used their ingenuity to find an alternative birthplace for their son among friends—farm animals, shepherds, kings, and angels—beneath the light of an extraordinary star. “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because...
  • OBAMA TIES AMERICA'S 'OCCUPYING FORCES' TO 'FEEDING EXTREMISM' (Blames America for ISIS)

    08/27/2014 4:49:51 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 26, 2014
    Monday at the American Legions 96th National Convention, President Barack Obama said the answer for ISISs evolving terrorist threat is not for America to occupy countries and end up feeding extremism. [...] The answer is not to send in large scale military deployments that over stretch our military, and lead for us occupying countries for a long period of time and end up feeding extremism.
  • American Legion Silent As Obama Pauses For Applause

    08/27/2014 6:56:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama received a tepid response from veterans as he voiced his foreign policy ideals during a speech at the American Legions 96th national convention in North Carolina. Staring blankly at his teleprompter, Obama recited his speech, pausing for applause that never came.
  • Obamas Speech To The American Legion Was Painfully Awkward [VIDEO]

    08/26/2014 3:44:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-26-14 | Brendan Bordelon
    It wasnt exactly the roaring, adoring, campaign-style crowd President Barack Obama is accustomed to. On Tuesday, the president spoke to the American Legions national convention, facing a crowd of veterans deeply concerned about widespread corruption at the Veterans Administration and the resultant deaths of some veterans awaiting health care. So when Obama began by lecturing the veterans about cynicism and explaining his most recent foreign policy choices instead of addressing the VA crisis the audience clearly wasnt pleased. Fox News cameras captured a sea of blank or frowning faces looking silently back at the president as he paused...
  • Tepid clapping greets unpopular Obama's VA speech at American Legion

    08/26/2014 1:00:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 26,, 2014 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor, MailOnline
    President Barack Obama faced a tough crowd on Tuesday American military veterans and fell flat on his applause lines as he failed to win over the American Legion's convention-goers.The 35-minute speech seemed to have reminded the audience of the stark divide between the White House's policy choices and the feelings of the men and women often called on to carry them out.A Virginia legionnaire who served in the U.S. Marine Corps told MailOnline that 'a small group of Obama's admirers and there are some here sat near the front and tried to generate applause for him...
  • Obama to speak at Legion national convention

    08/26/2014 9:57:24 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 46 replies
    American Legion website ^ | Aug 26 , 2014 | American Legion
    President Barack Obama will(did)address The American Legion on Aug. 26 at the organization's 96th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. His speech, along with the rest of the general session, will be streamed live start at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at www.legiontv.org. Obama is expected to address the convention at approximately 11:40 a.m. "The American Legion is honored that the nation's commander-in-chief will address those of us who have served in uniform," National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger said. "With so many important issues ranging from the state of VA health care to the Global War on Terrorism, it is...
  • Vets flood American Legion seeking help with care

    06/10/2014 6:45:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2014 8:40 PM EDT | Emaun Kashfi
    Vietnam veteran Gene Stoesser has been waiting nearly two months for an appointment with a Veterans Affairs doctor to schedule his heart surgery. The 71-year-old former Marine from Glendale, Arizona, went to the emergency room at the VAs Phoenix hospital on April 28 with chest pains. He said he was told hed need surgery soon, but has yet to get an appointment. They sent me home to die, Stoesser said Tuesday, surrounded by dozens of other veterans at a crisis center set up by the American Legion in downtown Phoenix in a first-of-its-kind event for the nations largest veterans group....
  • "BLACK EYE" MEMORIAL DAY: AMERICAN LEGION SAYS VA SCANDAL SULLIED HOLIDAY

    05/26/2014 11:49:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 26, 2014 | Breitbart News
    The American Legion says the VA scandal has left a black eye for veterans this Memorial Day.
  • Is the VA Ready for Prime Time?

    05/09/2014 9:06:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/9/14 | Lee Covino
    Recently, the National Commander of the American Legion called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and other Under Secretaries in his agency to resign. It was the first time since 1941 that the veterans organization called for such a presidential appointee to step down. The American Legion Commander cited poor oversight and failed leadership in the VA when explaining his position. He listed a number of recent high-profile scandals which have infected the VA system as reasons for his public request. (1) According to the VA, the agency is currently involved with administering services for: * 8.9M veterans enrolled in...
  • Reports Back Op-Ed Linking Vets to Hate Groups (Vets are "potential domestic terrorist")

    04/30/2014 6:48:22 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.military.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Bryant Jordan
    An op-ed column published in The New York Times that linked American troops coming home from war and the growth in white supremacist groups drew sharp criticism from veterans groups. Although writer Kathleen Belew stated in the piece that the "vast majority of veterans are neither violent nor mentally ill" and that those who turn violent are more likely to harm themselves than anyone else, veterans groups read the op-ed as an attack on military veterans. American Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger described the op-ed as a "poorly researched and agenda-driven piece," and that "the New York Times should be...
  • Veterans Blast NY Times Op-Ed That Stereotypes Them as Potential Domestic Terrorists

    04/16/2014 3:30:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Veterans Blast NY Times Op-Ed That Stereotypes Them as Potential Domestic Terrorists By Matthew Balan Created 04/16/2014 - 5:41pm An unsigned Wednesday article in the Military Times spotlighted how veteran groups have rebuked the New York Times for an opinion piece that played up the recent shootings at two Jewish community centers as apparent proof that white veterans are susceptible to joining hate groups. Paul Rieckhoff of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America hammered the liberal newspaper for its "sensational, slanderous and incredibly offensive" attack on his peers. In the Wednesday op-ed, author Kathleen Belew cited a controversial 2009 Department...
  • Rogue IRS Shamefully Targets Nations Veterans

    08/26/2013 6:53:10 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 26, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandals: One of the nation's largest veterans groups is being required to provide proof of membership eligibility. Posts that can't or won't comply face heavy fines. Your government thanks you for your service. The IRS scandal, which President Obama says is "phony," along with the body-bag scandals of Benghazi and Fast and Furious, was once the object of faux presidential scorn. When the president announced acting Commissioner Steven Miller had resigned over his agency's "inexcusable" targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups who had applied for tax-exempt status, he feigned concern. "I reviewed the Treasury Department watchdog's report and...
  • American Legion: IRS Demands Military Records for All

    08/25/2013 7:09:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    News Max ^ | Aug 25, 2013
    Newsmax American Legion: IRS Demands Military Records for All Members Sunday, August 25, 2013 09:40 AM By: Audrey Hudson A new IRS policy is targeting American veterans' organization with threats of stiff fines if the groups do not report on the service records of all their members, the Daily Caller reports. The new audit guidelines requires the veteran groups to "maintain dates of service and character of service records for all members The penalty for not having the required proof of eligibility is, apparently, $1,000 per day," according to the American Legion. The new guidelines are enforced by the...
  • IRS is targeting the American Legion with new set of guidelines

    08/23/2013 6:09:59 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 62 replies
    The Dailt Caller ^ | 08/23/2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service is targeting the veterans organization the American Legion, and a U.S. senator believes that Lois Lerner a key figure in the IRS scandal is to blame. The IRS now requires American Legion posts to maintain dates of service and character of service records for all members The penalty for not having the required proof of eligibility is, apparently, $1,000 per day, the American Legion stated.
  • American Legion praises Congress for passage of new Stolen Valor Act

    05/24/2013 10:24:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The American Legion ^ | May 23, 2013 | American Legion Press Release
    The American Legion is praising Congress for passing the new Stolen Valor Act, which addresses areas that were previously ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The new Stolen Valor Act would make it a crime to profit from lies about military awards and decorations, as opposed to the previous law which criminalized the wearing of unearned medals. If signed into law by President Obama as expected, this act will cover issues ranging from lying to receive veteran or health care benefits, to obtaining a government contract only eligible for a veteran- or service-disabled veteran owned business, or getting a job...
  • Columnist advocates ending military honors at funerals for most vets

    03/29/2013 1:12:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2013 | Rick Moran
    Long time St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan is advocating ending the practice of giving most veterans military honors at their funerals. His reason? Government can't afford it. Certainly, men and women killed in combat deserve full military honors. It's a way for the country to say, "We honor the memory of those who died in our service." These military honors - and the thought behind them - are intended to provide some solace for the families of the fallen. But what about the guy who spends a couple of years in the military and then gets on with...
  • Catholic Teen Defends Her Right to Attend Mass: Margeaux Graham Chooses Faith Over Honors

    06/07/2012 11:31:41 AM PDT · by iowamark · 57 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/6/2012 | Stacy Trasancos
    While the nation discusses and debates the attacks on religious freedom, a high school junior in Florida has put her academic reputation on the line to stand up for her faith. Margeaux Graham was selected this year to participate in The American Legion Auxiliary's prestigious 9-day leadership event, the "Girls State" program. When Margeaux learned she would not be allowed to attend Sunday mass during the event, she decided to decline the honor... Margeaux Graham was selected this year to participate in a prestigious 9-day leadership event in her state's capital. The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) of Florida has an...
  • Club for Growth Blasts Gingrich for Bain Attacks

    01/09/2012 10:01:52 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 259 replies · 7+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 9, 2012 | Patrick Brennan
    In a press release this afternoon, Club for Growth criticized Newt Gingrich for his attacks on Mitt Romneys career at Bain Capital, calling them unbecoming a Reagan Conservative. Club for Growths statement: Yesterday, Gingrich said Those of us who believe in free markets and those of us who believe that in fact the whole goal of investment is entrepreneurship and job creationwe find it pretty hard to justify rich people figuring out clever legal ways to loot a company, leaving behind 1,700 families without a job. Gingrichs attack was echoed that same day that by the Democratic National Committee, which...
  • Vote now, Vote Daily & Pepsi's Obama logo

    08/09/2010 10:14:06 AM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 24 replies
    The American Legion ^ | 08/02/2010 | Clarence E Hill
    Dear Legionnaires, American Legion family members and friends of The American Legion: We have the opportunity to do something truly extraordinary for our vererans. The best part is that is it will cost you no money-only 30 seconds of your time. The Pepsi refresh project will award $250,000 to support our job fairs for vererans if we win enough of your votes to place as one of their top two competing charities during the month of August.
  • "TO KEEP OUR HONOR CLEAN!" Why We Must Oppose the Homosexual Agenda for the Military

    02/17/2010 7:35:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 749+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Monday, 15 February 2010 | Written by The American TFP
    "TO KEEP OUR HONOR CLEAN!" Why We Must Oppose the Homosexual Agenda for the Military Written by The American TFP    Monday, 15 February 2010 20:29 “To Keep Our Honor Clean!” Why We Must Oppose the Homosexual Agenda for the Military     As America faces a two-front war and economic fragility, another peril looms on the horizon that threatens the honor and integrity of one of our nation’s most important institutions: our Armed Forces.   President Obama promised in his January 27, 2010 State of the Union Address that he would work with Congress and the military to...
  • Veterans, Former Army Legal Chief Defend Dont Ask, Dont Tell

    02/06/2010 7:09:42 AM PST · by GonzoII · 266+ views
    Life Site News ^ | WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Friday February 5, 2010 Veterans, Former Army Legal Chief Defend Dont Ask, Dont Tell By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) A Congressional ban on homosexuals serving openlyin the military has been targetedby top US military officials this week, but military veterans as well as a former chief of the Army's criminal law division are striking back in defense of a policy they call both sound and essential to the health of the armed services. The Washington Timesreports that the United States' two major veterans organizations have come out fighting against attempts by President Barack...
  • Veterans Service Organizations: SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY(blogger accuses Legion/VFW)

    09/04/2009 3:04:25 PM PDT · by Drumbo · 7 replies · 553+ views
    Veterans Today ^ | August 27, 2009 | Gordon Duff
    VETERANS RIGHTS ADVOCATES UNDER ATTACK BY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERS [Snip]Article... What vets don't know is how the American Legion, VFW and other groups have advised the DVA and Congress, led us, every step of the way, to the total failure and utter disaster we have now. These groups "played" at helping vets but became a home for political extremists or dimwits addicted more [sic] grandstanding than the hard work required by informed veterans advocacy.
  • American Legion Critical of Obama for Apologizing to Muslim World for U.S. Actions in Aftermath of

    06/08/2009 7:24:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 586+ views
    American Legion Critical of Obama for Apologizing to Muslim World for U.S. Actions in Aftermath of 9/11 Monday, June 08, 2009 By Edwin Mora (CNSNews.com) The nations largest veterans organization, the American Legion, criticized President Obama for apologizing for to the Muslim world for U.S. behavior in the in aftermath of the 9/11 attacks during his address from Cairo last week. When the president pronounces, as he did in his conciliatory address in Egypt, that the events of Sept. 11, 2001, in his words, led us to act contrary to our traditions and our ideals, he must, in our...
  • American Legion Leader Urges Strength, Not Apologies, in Overtures to Muslim World

    06/05/2009 7:46:22 AM PDT · by pissant · 2 replies · 234+ views
    BusinessWire ^ | 6/5/09 | staff
    The National Commander of The American Legion is stressing the need for strength as well as conciliation in President Obamas current campaign to improve relations with Muslim countries. Although The American Legion does not believe that the United States has anything to apologize for, we appreciate the spirit of President Obamas call for what he termed a new beginning in our relationship with the followers of Islam, said David K. Rehbein, National Commander of the nations largest veterans service organization. We must demand reciprocity of both spirit and deed, he said. When the President pronounces, as he did in his...
  • Another Obama reversal - He now OPPOSSES release of detainee photos

    05/14/2009 9:51:30 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 8 replies · 524+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 05142009 | TDC
    This is not so much a matter of the peoples right to know as it is a matter of needlessly endangering the lives of our brave troops 99% of whom have had no role in any interrogations or allegations of detainee abuse. See more Obama reversals below Obama - Against the VETS before he was For the VETS!
  • Homeland secretary apologizes to veterans group (American Legion)

    04/24/2009 7:21:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 2,907+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/24/09 | Eileen Sullivan - ap
    WASHINGTON Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with the American Legion on Friday to apologize for a right-wing extremism report written by her agency, and the veterans group walked away from the meeting mollified. Napolitano blamed one of her agency's analysts for prematurely sending out the intelligence assessment to law enforcement, according to Craig Roberts, an American Legion member who attended the meeting. The report says veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan could be susceptible to right-wing recruiters or commit lone acts of violence.
  • US govt faces veteran anger at extremism report

    04/15/2009 7:32:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies · 1,704+ views
    AFP ^ | April 15, 2009
    The US Homeland Security Department, under fire for saying US forces returning from the Iraq and Afghan wars were potential right-wing extremist recruits, said Wednesday it honors US veterans. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano sought to douse anger among conservatives and veterans groups like the American Legion over a report from her department warning of a rising threat of right-wing extremism. "We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not -- nor will we ever -- monitor ideology or political beliefs," Napolitano said in a statement amid charges that the department had done just that....
  • Veterans Group Sends Letter of Protest to Homeland Security Department

    04/15/2009 8:44:53 AM PDT · by RetiredArmy · 12 replies · 1,229+ views
    CNSnews ^ | April 15, 2009 | Susan Jones
    Veterans Group Sends Letter of Protest to Homeland Security Department Wednesday, April 15, 2009, By Susan Jones, Senior Editor (CNSNews.com) The American Legion is among the groups protesting a Homeland Security report apparently written by a career bureaucrat that says current economic and political conditions may give rise to right-wing extremists. The report, dated April 7, warns that an extended economic downturn along with the election of the nations first black president could make it easier for rightwing extremists to recruit new members, although the report offers no evidence that such a thing is actually happening. American...
  • American Legion to DHS: We're not terrorists

    04/14/2009 2:30:31 PM PDT · by kellynla · 44 replies · 1,368+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | April 14, 2009 | staff
    In response to a newly unclassified Department of Homeland Security report that warns of dangers associated with "right-wing extremists" and singles out returning war veterans as particular threats the American Legion has fired off a letter to DHS in protest. "I think it is important for all of us to remember that Americans are not the enemy. The terrorists are," writes David K. Rehbein, national commander of the American Legion, to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The Legion's letter comes in response to a report titled "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,"...
  • Legion to DHS: Americans are not the enemy!

    04/14/2009 12:02:39 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 3,227+ views
    Legion to DHS: Americans are not the enemy! By Marine64 Created Apr 14 2009 - 1:05pm American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein sent Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano a letter of protest concerning a recent report by the Department of Homeland Security which suggested veterans were more likely to commit terrorist acts than nonveterans. The letter is below. Secretary Janet Napolitano Department of Homeland Security U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 April 13, 2009 Dear Secretary Napolitano, On behalf of the 2.6 million-member American Legion, I am stating my concern about your April 7 report, "Rightwing Extremism:...
  • Obama Proposes Soldiers Pay Own Medical

    03/18/2009 8:49:51 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 43 replies · 2,122+ views
    The Voice magazine ^ | March 18, 2009 | Craig Roberts
    The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases. "It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is...
  • The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

    03/17/2009 6:32:54 AM PDT · by jackv · 9 replies · 534+ views
    yahoo.news ^ | 3-17-09 | American Legion
    The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases. "It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is...
  • The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

    03/16/2009 7:47:42 PM PDT · by reader25 · 31 replies · 1,576+ views
    Yahoo News/The American Legion ^ | Mon Mar 16, 5:49 pm ET | Craig Roberts
    The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases. "It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is...
  • American Legion commander 'angered' after meeting Obama

    03/16/2009 6:34:42 PM PDT · by kozanne · 61 replies · 2,057+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 16, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    American Legion commander angered after meeting Obamaposted at 7:00 pm on March 16, 2009 by Ed Morrissey Send to a Friend | Share on Facebook | regular view Apparently, the Obama administration hasnt backed away from its plans to start offloading costs for wounded veterans to third-party insurance, which will make acquiring such insurance nearly impossible. The commander of the American Legion emerged from a meeting with President Obama angered at Obamas insistence on generating revenue from those who sacrificed for American security: The leader of the nations largest veterans organization says he is deeply disappointed and concerned after a...
  • The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

    03/16/2009 4:50:49 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 107 replies · 2,503+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 03/16/2009
    WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases. "It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American...
  • American Legion commander angered after meeting Obama

    03/16/2009 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 117 replies · 4,513+ views
    hotair.com ^ | March 16, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Apparently, the Obama administration hasnt backed away from its plans to start offloading costs for wounded veterans to third-party insurance, which will make acquiring such insurance nearly impossible. The commander of the American Legion emerged from a meeting with President Obama angered at Obamas insistence on generating revenue from those who sacrificed for American security: The leader of the nations largest veterans organization says he is deeply disappointed and concerned after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and...
  • Unbelievable...Obama Becomes First President To Skip the "Salute To Heroes" Ball

    01/21/2009 12:52:38 PM PST · by JRochelle · 62 replies · 7,581+ views
    AceOfSpades ^ | 1/21/2009 | DrewM
    No time for Medal of Honor and Purple Heart recipients or paralyzed vets? Yeah, honeymoon...over. From This Ain't Hell... According to TSO who was at the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball, this newly sworn-in President for the first time in 56 years blew off the ball (thats 14 Inaugurations). Some background on the ball; The American Legion sponsors the ball, which recognizes recipients of Medal of Honor, the nations highest military award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhowers first inauguration. Event co-sponsors include 13 other veterans service organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart...
  • Obama Snubs Medal of Honor Ball

    01/21/2009 2:45:47 PM PST · by mockingbyrd · 53 replies · 2,637+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 01/21/2009 | Charles Johnson
    Another milestone for our new President: hes the first President in 56 years to snub the American Legions Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball.
  • Obama blows off Medal of Honor recipients

    01/21/2009 2:14:18 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies · 2,278+ views
    This Ain't Hel* ^ | 1/21/2009 | Jonn Lilyea
    According to TSO who was at the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball, this newly sworn-in President for the first time in 56 years blew off the ball (thats 14 Inaugurations). Some background on the ball: "The American Legion sponsors the ball, which recognizes recipients of Medal of Honor, the nations highest military award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhowers first inauguration. Event co-sponsors include 13 other veterans service organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Paralyzed Veterans of America." So where was our new President instead of honoring Medal of Honor recipients...
  • U.S. Veterans Attack Illegal Immigration ( American Legion )

    01/14/2009 6:09:06 AM PST · by kellynla · 24 replies · 1,025+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | January 13, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    The nation's largest veterans organization released this week a policy bulletin that takes a firm stand against illegal immigration and calls on its members to hold elected officials accountable for implementing and enforcing U.S. immigration law. The 30-page bulletin is officially titled, "The American Legion Policy on Immigration: A Strategy to Address Illegal Immigration in the United States." "The American Legion members have served in the U.S. Armed Forces throughout the world so that Americans can be safe at home," the organization's website explains. "This gives them a unique perspective to the threat that open borders present to their homeland."...
  • Call for Volunteers Florida Veterans Plan for the Final 7 days

    10/29/2008 10:13:38 AM PDT · by XR7 · 8 replies · 656+ views
    Vets4JohnMcCain ^ | 10/29/08 | Adm. Robert S. Kelley, USN ret.
    Call for Volunteers Escambia Veterans Plan for the Final 7 days of the 2008 Presidential Campaign The issues are National Security and rejection of Income Redistribution. Elect a hero instead of an unknown. The following information and daily events schedule is all you need to take some personal action in the closing days of this race. Winning Florida is a must and Northwest Florida is the key. Your active participation in the next 7 days could be a deciding factor in McCain/Palin winning here by a substantial margin. We encourage you to do the following: Vote (the info...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8-27-08

    08/27/2008 6:00:53 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 46 replies · 286+ views
    President & Mrs. Bush returned to the White House today after a brief vacation at their home in Crawford, Texas. Vice President Cheney addressed the 90th National Convention of the American Legion this morning in Phoenix, Arizona. With the media hype focused on Bill Clinton tonight as heonce againtries to repaint his legacy, the Vice President reminded us all today exactly what Clintons legacy really is. (Transcript) Vice President Cheney: There was a time when terrorist attacks were treated mainly as an issue of law enforcement The first attack on the World Trade Center, back in 1993, resulted in...
  • Anti-illegal immigrant group comes to City Hall for raucous protest

    07/30/2008 2:23:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies · 1,153+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 30, 2008 | by Heather Knight, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- About a dozen members of the Minutemen, a group that patrols the U.S.-Mexican border in an effort to keep illegal immigrants out, stood on the steps of San Francisco's City Hall today to decry the city's sanctuary policy and demand that Mayor Gavin Newsom resign. They waved signs calling Newsom, District Attorney Kamala Harris and William Siffermann, head of the city's Juvenile Probation Department, "accessories to murder" for the city's now-reversed policy of not turning over illegal immigrant youths arrested for felonies to federal authorities for possible deportation. One Salvadoran immigrant who benefited from the policy, Edwin...
  • Run For The Wall 2008

    05/23/2008 6:50:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies · 372+ views
    Run for the Wall ^ | May 23, 2008 | Self
    SITREP: What an incredible sight! Members of Run For The Wall XX (Southen Route) Several hundred motorcycles and their military veteran riders and passengers staged at the Salem, VA American Legion parking lot this morning ready to depart for Washington, D.C. where they will gather at the Vietnam War Memorial for the annual remembrance of POW's and MIA's. They had just finished a breakfast sponsored by local veterans groups including the American Legion Post and a military family support group. They sat waiting to depart at 0730 for the last leg of their 10 day cross country (southern route) trip...
  • American Legion tackles immigration! A Strategy to Secure Our Borders

    04/11/2008 12:24:35 PM PDT · by AuntB · 5 replies · 74+ views
    American Legion/TheTownCrier ^ | April 11, 2008 | American Legion
    If you do not have a copy of The American Legions latest booklet on illegal immigration, download it here! http://www.legion.org/whatsnew/bulletins If you would like a free booklet sent to you, email your address to acy@legion.org. The American Legion Policy on Illegal Immigration: A Strategy to Address Illegal Immigration in the United States is a must-read for voters and political candidates alike. The impact illegal immigration has on crime, terrorism, employment, wages and even public health are all addressed in this comprehensive booklet. More importantly, The American Legions common sense strategy to deal with this important issue offers not just a...
  • American Legion Takes Stand Against Illegal Immigration

    03/05/2008 10:51:32 AM PST · by locke22 · 20 replies · 1,030+ views
    Old Glory Radio ^ | 03/05/08 | Old Glory Radio
    Old Glory Radio spoke with Joe March, the National Director of Public Relations for the American Legion, today concerning their recent campain to bring attention to the national security and safety issues concerning Illegal Immigration. 03/05/08
  • A "grave danger to our country's stability"American Legion Calls For Immediate Action

    03/03/2008 8:54:38 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 22 replies · 106+ views
    The National Executive Committee of the 2.7 million member American Legion has issue a document calling for the strong enforcement of America's borders and laws against illegal immigration. "American Legion members have served in the U.S. Armed Forces throughout the world so that Americans can feel safe at home. ....And, today, they see the threat that open borders present to their homeland." The plan calls for five steps, including securing the border, eliminating job magnets and services to illegals, no amnesty, reducing the number of illegals in the U.S., and screening and tracking foreign visitors. The plan also calls on...
  • Resolve to Win Walk

    02/28/2008 7:50:47 AM PST · by concretebob · 19 replies · 480+ views
    Reslove to Win Website ^ | 27 February 2008 | Maj. Dennis McCool USA (Ret)
    FINAL PREPARATION: On our final day of packing before heading to SC, I wanted to contact you and ask you to email everyone you know and ask them to visit our website http://vfwwebcom.org/ResolveToWin/ and ask them to spread the word to everyone they know. I believe our website is very informative and offers people an opportunity to interact.If we cant get people visiting the website to learn about the Resolve to Win March, we will not be able to get them out on the road. Please pass this information on to everyone you know who believes that we should Support...
  • American Legion Commander to Berkeley City Council: Marines are not the enemy

    02/05/2008 1:22:57 PM PST · by kellynla · 28 replies · 469+ views
    American Legion | 2/5/2008 | Marty Conaster, National Commander, The American Legion
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS (January 31, 2008) - Osama bin Laden couldnt have said it better, American Legion National Commander Marty Conatser said of the Berkeley City Council Resolution, which tells the Marines that they are not welcome there. Disgraceful, disloyal, ungrateful. These words are too kind in describing the actions of the public officials in Berkeley, who voted for this disgrace. Nonetheless, our Marines continue to bravely serve and in so doing, allow Americans to spout such foolishness. The American Legion not only strongly condemns this action by the City Council but also believes that a sincere apology is...
  • While Senator Coburn Successfully Blocks The McCarthy Bill...

    10/04/2007 9:25:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 650+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | October 3, 2007 | NA
    www.gunowners.org/a100307.htmOct 2007 While Senator Coburn Successfully Blocks The McCarthy Bill... Your activism has strengthened his hand!!! Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 "The American Legion, the nation's largest wartime veterans' service organization, strongly opposes specific provisions of H.R. 2640... that would unilaterally abrogate the rights of certain service-connected disabled veterans to own firearms, a right guaranteed by the Second Amendment." -- Statement by the American Legion, Sep. 27, 2007 Wednesday, October 3, 2007 First, there was Gun Owners of America and a myriad of state gun rights organizations. Then, the Military Order of...