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  • Though skeptics may remain, GOP voters seem ready to get behind Bevin's gubernatorial bid

    06/01/2015 2:43:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 6/1/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    LEXINGTON — Unity within the Republican Party of Kentucky has been a narrative since Louisville businessman Matt Bevin’s win in the May 19 gubernatorial primary. Not only did Bevin survive a bitter four-way primary for governor on the Republican side by a mere 83 votes, he also unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. The latter race has drawn the lion’s share of attention given Bevin’s inability to publicly endorse McConnell by name after his nearly 25-point loss to the now Senate majority leader. The Kentucky Democratic Party, in fact, has published a website dedicated to past anti-Bevin comments from fellow...
  • Review shows Bevin holding lead in Kentucky GOP primary

    05/28/2015 3:46:57 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    WDRB ^ | 5/28/2015 | Lawrence Smith
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The 83-vote margin holds in the Republican race for Kentucky governor. A second look at voting machine totals and absentee ballots Thursday revealed no change in the results of the May 19 primary. Matt Bevin finished ahead of state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer by 83 votes. The Comer campaign says he is in Florida, and will issue a statement on his next steps Friday afternoon. WDRB caught up with Bevin as he arrived at his campaign headquarters moments after the results of the recanvass were announced. He says the result was not unexpected, but he won't...
  • If Bevin win holds, Conway beware

    05/21/2015 8:15:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    WDRB ^ | May 20, 2015 | John David Dyche
    It appears that 17.3 percent of Kentucky's registered Republicans have by 83 votes nominated Matt Bevin to be the party's candidate for governor. We will not know this for certain, however, until the recanvass requested by apparent runner-up James Comer is completed, and perhaps after that if there is an actual recount. Democrats nominated Jack Conway. His opponent, a complete unknown who did not mount a serious campaign, nonetheless got more than one out of every five votes cast. Conway supposedly wanted Bevin to win. He got his wish and will soon regret it if Bevin's well-run primary campaign and...
  • Attorney General Jack Conway files federal antitrust lawsuit against Marathon Petroleum

    05/13/2015 4:55:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/12/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has sued Marathon Petroleum, accusing the fuel company on Tuesday of unfairly keeping competitors out of the state and keeping gas prices high. Conway filed the antitrust lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Louisville against the state’s largest supplier of gasoline and reformulated gasoline, which must be sold in Louisville and Covington during summer months to curb pollution from emissions. Louisville residents typically pay between 20 and 30 cents per gallon more than others throughout Kentucky, and a comparison of reformulated gasoline prices between Louisville and St. Louis revealed gasoline typically cost 25 cents more...
  • Kentucky State AFL-CIO throws its support behind Jack Conway's gubernatorial campaign

    01/21/2015 8:03:43 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/20/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    After collecting endorsements from various labor groups throughout his gubernatorial campaign, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway received the Kentucky State AFL-CIO’s backing on Tuesday. The AFL-CIO represents a number of labor organizations, some of which have already endorsed Conway’s gubernatorial bid. Still, the group’s support brings the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, United Steelworkers and United Association of Pipefitters, among others, to the fold. Conway and his running mate, House Majority Caucus Chairwoman Sannie Overly of Paris, remain the only prominent Democratic ticket in the race with a week until the Jan. 27 filing deadline. The 45-year-old,...
  • Sexual assault suspect severely beaten by acquaintance of victim

    01/02/2015 12:34:54 PM PST · by aomagrat · 75 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Jan 02, 2015 | Jeremy Turnage
    CONWAY, SC (WIS TV) - A man accused of sexually assaulting a victim Thursday was beaten by an acquaintance of the victim before the police even arrived. William Mattson's mugshot clearly shows the result of what happened to him early Thursday morning before officers with the Conway Police Department came to the scene around 12:57 a.m. Police found the mangled Mattson, 52, at the Highway 905 residence with the victim claiming the sexual assault. Investigators stopped short of saying who exactly beat Mattson, but said the person was "acting in defense for the victim." Mattson was then arrested and taken...
  • No Bail for S.C. Sex-Assault Suspect Beaten Up by Nephew

    01/03/2015 5:17:07 PM PST · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 3rd 2015 | Phil Helsel
    A judge on Saturday denied bail for a South Carolina man badly beaten after allegedly trying to sexually assault his nephew's girlfriend during a New Year's party. William Mattson, 52, is charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree in the alleged assault at a home in Conway, northwest of Myrtle Beach, early New Year's Day, NBC station WMBF reported. Conway police said they were called to the home just before 1 a.m. on a report of an attempted sexual assault, but by the time they arrived, they found Mattson bruised and injured. The 27-year-old man who beat Mattson...
  • Former Head of Marine Corps: Obama's ISIS Strategy Doesn't Have a Snowball's Chance in Hell

    09/22/2014 9:50:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    As President Obama continues to openly state U.S. ground troops on Iraq to combat terror army ISIS are not an option, a number of top military commanders have openly criticized or questioned his strategy, both in the press and in congressional testimony. Now we can add former head of the Marine Corps, General James Conway, to a long and growing list. Speaking at the Maverick PAC Conference in Washington D.C. last week, Conway didn't hold back or mince words about how he views current strategy against ISIS. The Daily Caller has the story: “I don’t think the president’s plan has a snowball’s...
  • Rand Paul’s poem about Alison Grimes: “There once was a woman from Kentucky”

    08/02/2014 8:12:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 41 replies
    Speaking at the 134th Annual Fancy Farm Picnic, Saturday… There once was a woman from Kentucky Who thought in politics, she’d be lucky So she flew to LA for a Hollywood bash She came home in a flash, with a bucket of cash To liberals she whispers ‘coal makes you sick’ In Kentucky she claims, ‘coal makes us tick’ (SNIP)
  • Conway and Beshear's split on appeal decision causes strong emotions

    03/04/2014 9:22:57 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/4/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Other Kentuckians appeared just as divided as the attorney general and governor were on the handling of whether to appeal a federal judge’s ruling overturning Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage. State Auditor Adam Edelen, who formerly worked as Gov. Steve Beshear’s chief of staff, said Tuesday he wasn’t sure of the reasoning behind Beshear’s decision to appeal U.S. District Judge John Heyburn’s ruling last week. “I think he’s concerned about what the new system would look like and its just one I disagree with,” Edelen said. “I think the better approach was to let this go. He has chosen to...
  • Conway won't appeal Judge Heyburn's ruling on same-sex marriage, but Beshear will

    03/04/2014 9:16:31 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/4/2014 | Nick Storm
    In an emotional statement, Attorney General Jack Conway told reporters Tuesday that he will not appeal U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn’s ruling that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages from other states. But moments after Conway announced his decision, Gov. Steve Beshear said he will appeal the ruling. “General Conway has advised me that he will no longer represent the Commonwealth in Bourke vs. Beshear. The State will hire other counsel to represent it in this case, and will appeal Judge Heyburn’s decision to the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and ask the court to enter a stay...
  • Santee Cooper to Close Conway (SC) Plant

    10/20/2012 7:21:00 AM PDT · by hcmama · 22 replies
    The Sun News ^ | October 20, 2012 | Steve Jones
    CONWAY -- The board of directors of Santee Cooper decided Friday that the company will not reopen its Grainger generating plant in Conway. The plant was one of two directors decided to permanently close because of the cost the company would face to make them compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Mercury and Air Toxins Standard for air emissions. The other facility slated to close was the Jefferies coal and oil generating units in Moncks Corner. That plant’s hydroelectric generating station will continue to operate. Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/10/19/3123526/santee-cooper-to-close-conway.html#storylink=cpy
  • Friday Interview: Poor Economy Thrashes Young Adults (Paul Conway @ Generation Opportunity)

    10/06/2012 6:22:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Friday Interview: Poor Economy Thrashes Young AdultsGeneration Opportunity president documents impact on those 18 to 29 By CJ Staff Oct. 5th, 2012 RALEIGH — Young adults largely supported Barack Obama’s message of hope and change during his 2008 presidential campaign. Now, four years later, many young people are struggling with the impact of the nation’s economic changes. Paul Conway, former chief of staff for both the U.S. Department of Labor and Office of Personnel Management, is president of the group Generation Opportunity. Conway described his group’s work with young adults during an interview with Mitch Kokai for Carolina Journal Radio....

    09/27/2012 7:52:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    kfi ^ | 9-27-12
    CONWAY JR SHOW If you have never heard Tim do "What the Hell Did Jesse Jackson Say" on Thursdays nights on KFI, you are in for a treat.
  • Kilo Co 3/1 Haditha Marines

    07/15/2011 10:06:38 AM PDT · by polarbear1605 · 13 replies
    Defend Our Marines.Com ^ | July 13, 2011 | Bob Weimann
    Sins of the Generals: Indefinite Delay From the North County Times: “Wuterich Trial Postponed Indefinitely” by Mark Walker http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/military/article_4d980698-b22a-5373-b615-d0f1abe38673.html Not much of an article there Mr. Walker. For example, there is no explanation of the descriptor “Indefinitely”. Where is the rest of the story? …as they say.
  • 8pm Pacific Time, TIM CONWAY JR. on KFI: What the hell did Jesse Jackson say?

    05/26/2011 7:46:08 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    kfi ^ | 5-26-11
    Thursday nights at 8pm on KFI in Los Angeles is great fun. Tim Conway Jr. does WHAT THE HELL DID JESSE JACKSON SAY? He plays short clip of the blubbering Jackson, and callers as well as Twitter followers try to guess what Jackson said. WHAT THE HELL DID JESSE JACKSON SAY ON KFI
  • Woman stomped outside Conway-Paul debate (Paulist vs MoveOn)

    10/25/2010 9:33:39 PM PDT · by tlb · 56 replies
    WDRB Fox41 ^ | Oct 25, 2010 | staff
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Outside the Conway-Paul debate, a Rand Paul supporter pulled the woman's blonde wig off and stomped on her head. She was representing the liberal organization MoveOn.org and claimed to be presenting Paul with an award from RepubliCorp. That's a group created by MoveOn.org that focuses on what it calls the merger between corporate America and the Republican Party. "I'm here to present Rand Paul with the 'Employee of the Month' award, however his supporters were not very nice to me and my message which is same as everyone else. I got my head stepped...
  • Jack Conway Snaps At Reporter As His Desperate Attack Ad Backfires In Kentucky (KY Sen. Race)

    10/25/2010 8:31:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/25/2010 | NRSC Video
    Jack Conway Snaps At Reporter As His Desperate Attack Ad Backfires In Kentucky Video
  • Illegal Aliens Campaign For Jack Conway In Kentucky

    10/24/2010 3:12:03 PM PDT · by csd · 15 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | October 24, 2010 | CapitalistBanner
    Illegal immigrants and supporters of the “Dream Act” have invaded Kentucky to go door-to-door for pro-amnesty Senate candidate Jack Conway! Meet Jose Franco, proud illegal immigrant and pro-amnesty activist. Jose proudly states he is “undocumented and unafraid” on his twitter account as he claims to be “Rand Paul sign hunting” in Kentucky! Thats right, an illegal alien is stealing Rand Paul signs in Kentucky on behalf of the highest law enforcement officer in the state – attorney general Jack Conway. But Jose is not alone! Meet Rigo P, an undocumented illegal alien and proud Dream Act activist. Ironically Rigo notes...
  • Editors of The Courier-Journal Do Not Get the Public Mainstream

    10/24/2010 10:05:25 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 9 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/24/10 | Rob Binsrick
    In the most predictable act in an otherwise completely unpredictable election cycle, the liberal editors of Louisville's The Courier-Journal (CJ) newspaper have decided to "enthusiastically endorse" (to use their words) Jack Conway for election to the U.S. Senate. Conway is running against Republican candidate Dr. Rand Paul for the Senate seat currently held by the retiring Jim Bunning. The CJ editors concluded their enthusiastic endorsement for Conway with these closing statements: "Kentuckians should not gamble on a candidate far out of the political mainstream. The should send Mr. Conway to the Senate." From those statements it is clear that the...
  • Jack Conway may have tipped brother off about drug investigation

    10/23/2010 12:14:00 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-23-10 | Alex Pappas
    Jack Conway, the Democratic attorney general of Kentucky who is running for U.S. Senate, says he was not involved in a recent criminal investigation that led to no charges being filed against his brother for drug trafficking. But it appears he — along with other law enforcement officials — tipped his brother off about the investigation. The campaign made a statement distancing Conway from his brother’s investigation in a Saturday story in Louisville’s Courier-Journal. The
  • Colors passed, Gen. James Amos becomes 35th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

    10/22/2010 1:55:42 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 22 October 2010 | Kevin Baron
    WASHINGTON – Gen. James Amos became the 35th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps on Friday, taking command of a force that has roughly 20,000 Marines deployed at war in southern Afghanistan while at the same time is being tasked to question its own future by civilian defense leaders. "If I said I was about to jump out of my skin, it would be an understatement," Amos said eagerly, as soon as he took the microphone. Amos, who served as Vice Commandant, commanded II Marine Expeditionary Force and an aviation wing in Iraq. He is the first naval aviator to...
  • Kentucky Poll shows Paul with 5-point lead over Conway

    10/21/2010 6:52:34 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 7 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/21/2010 | Jack Brammer and Bill Estep
    With less than two weeks to go before the Nov. 2 election, Republican Rand Paul holds a slim lead over Democrat Jack Conway in their race for the U.S. Senate, a new Kentucky Poll shows. Paul, a favorite of the Tea Party movement whose campaign has focused on limited government, holds a 5 point lead over Conway among likely voters — 48 percent to 43 percent, with 9 percent undecided. “That’s not a great majority of a lead for Paul but I believe it’s almost impossible for a conservative Republican to lose in Kentucky this year,” said national political analyst...
  • Rand Paul refuses to shake hands with opponent Conway after debate (bad reporting)

    10/18/2010 6:00:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Jack Brammer
    LOUISVILLE — A debate filled with unabashed personal attacks concluded Sunday night with Republican Rand Paul briskly brushing past Democrat Jack Conway, refusing to shake the hand of an opponent who raised questions about his religious beliefs.
  • Rand Paul Refuses to Shake Hands with Democrat Jack Conway in Response to Venomous Attack Ad – Video

    10/18/2010 5:50:29 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 18, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul flatly saying he would refuse to shake hands with Democrat opponent Jack Conway at the end of their debate yesterday, because of Conway’s venomous attack ad that called into question Paul’s belief in the Bible and genuineness of his Christian faith. The ad bases the attacks on unsubstantiated allegations against Paul from his college days, all of which Paul denies. “I will not shake hands with someone who attacks my religion, and attacks my Christian beliefs.”It shows just how desperate Jack Conway is that he would run an ad like...
  • Rand Paul's New Ad (Hilarious)

    10/12/2010 12:43:03 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/12/10 | Rand Paul
  • Great Rand Paul Ad: Jack Conway's Stamp of Approval by Obama

    10/07/2010 8:32:42 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 14 replies
    You Tube via Rand Paul for US Senate ^ | October 7, 2010 | steelers6
    Thought it a great ad.
  • Tim Conway Jr. KFI 640 in Los Angeles - "Gloria Allred exposing client to legal jeopardy"

    09/30/2010 10:11:14 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 61 replies
    KFI in Los Angeles ^ | 9-30-10 | dfu on Tim Conway Jr. comments
    Tim Conway made a great point tonight on his show that was confirmed by a trial attorney. In her attempt to use the illegal alien nanny to get Meg Whitman, Allred has opened her client to legal jeopardy. If Allred wanted to get back pay for the illegal alien, she should have negotiated that behind the scenes with Whitman's legal counsel. Instead, Allred went public for her own purposes. She will not answer the question about false documents -- drivers license and social security card, because those are felonies. No one would have known about those felonies, or at least...
  • NRSC Launches New Ad In Kentucky Senate Race: “Jockey Jack”

    09/14/2010 4:46:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    NRSC ^ | Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 05:09 PM
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) launched its first independent expenditure advertisement of the 2010 midterm election cycle today in Kentucky, entitled “Jockey Jack.” NRSC Press Secretary Amber Marchand issued the following statement regarding the new advertisement in Kentucky: “It’s clear from numerous public surveys that Rand Paul continues to dominate the race in Kentucky thanks to liberal trial lawyer Jack Conway’s eager endorsement of President Obama’s reckless spending agenda in Washington, including his failed stimulus debacle and massive health spending bill.” Title: “Jockey Jack” TV (:30) ANNOUNCER: Whose horse is Jack Conway riding? When the U.S. Senate debated a...
  • Laws of War to Rules of Law or the Old Switch-A-Roo!

    09/08/2010 11:26:40 AM PDT · by polarbear1605 · 13 replies
    Defend Our Marines.Com ^ | Sep 6, 2010 | Bob Weimann
    Laws of War to Rules of Law or the Old Switch-A-Roo! “The purpose of military law is to promote justice, to assist in maintaining good order and discipline in the armed forces, to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the military establishment, and thereby to strengthen the national security of the United States.” - Preamble of the UCMJ
  • Democrat Jack Conway Trailing Rand Paul in Kentucky by 15 Points in New Poll

    09/05/2010 12:05:41 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 33 replies
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/5/10 | hap
    More trouble for the Dems and more evidence of a wave election, in new Survey USA poll in Kentucky for the retiring Jim Bunning's seat, Conway is now behind the Republican by 15 points...
  • So Much For Jack Conway Trying To Sell Himself As A Moderate

    08/25/2010 8:29:28 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    NRSC ^ | August 24, 2010
    Please note the following from Kentucky’s Democrat Senate hopeful liberal trial lawyer Jack Conway, who has clearly stopped trying to appeal to mainstream voters in his state. Instead, Conway has fully embraced his left-wing friends as he launched the Web site below with the DailyKos championing his “progressive” appeal. As you’ll note below, the site is “Paid for by Conway for Senate” and claims that: “Luckily for progressives, Jack Conway has a strong record of protecting people as Kentucky's attorney general, supported Wall Street reform, and will vote for filibuster reform if given the chance.” Check it out here:...
  • Marine Corps Commandant: Enemy Boosted by July 2011 Afghanistan Withdrawal Date

    08/24/2010 7:55:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/24/10 | John McCormack
    President Barack Obama's July 2011 date to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has given a morale boost to Taliban insurgents, who believe they can wait out NATO forces, the top U.S. Marine said on Tuesday. But General James Conway, who is retiring this fall as commandant of the Marine Corps, said he believed Marines would not be in a position to withdraw from the fight in southern Afghanistan for years. Conway's unusually blunt assessment is likely to fan criticism by opposition Republicans of Obama's war strategy as public opinion of the nine-year-old war sours further. "In some ways, we think...
  • Video: Jack Conway Campaign CAUGHT Posing As Racist Militant Rand Paul Supporter.

    08/10/2010 8:43:07 AM PDT · by csd · 18 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | August 9, 2010 | Eyes For You
    Caught red handed. A Jack Conway supporter caught posing as a racist Rand Paul supporter. This is a clip that even the mainstream media shouldn't ignore.
  • Tea Party infiltrator caught on tape

    08/09/2010 6:46:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9 Aug 2010 | David Weigel
    It’s rarely convincing when Tea Party activists brush off attacks on the movement by claiming that the bad apples at their rallies are really agents provocateurs. That’s just too convenient. Sometimes, the people who make you look bad actually are part of your movement. But a videographer at this weekend’s Fancy Farm political celebration in Kentucky hounded a man wearing Rand Paul swag and holding up a racist anti-immigrant sign, badgering him to reveal who he was. The cameraman caught back up with him when, later, the man walked with supporters Paul’s opponent, Jack Conway.
  • Paul leads Conway by eight in new poll

    08/01/2010 6:17:07 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 9 replies · 3+ views
    WHAS11 ^ | 07/31/2010 | Joe Arnold
    Republican Rand Paul is maintaining a slim majority of support in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race versus Democrat Jack Conway, according to a new WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll. Paul 51% Conway 43% Undecided 5% Among likely voters, Paul leads Conway 51 percent to 43 percent. 5 percent of voters are undecided. The poll is virtually unchanged from two months ago, when Paul led Conway 51 percent to 45 percent. Conducted by Survey USA, the poll surveyed 568 likely voters among 900 adults interviewed July 27 through July 29. The survey has a 4.2% margin of error.
  • MILITARY: Top Marine asks Congress to delay vote on gay policy

    05/27/2010 10:39:15 AM PDT · by pissant · 2 replies · 207+ views
    NC Times ^ | 5/27/10 | Mark Walker
    The commandant of the Marine Corps has asked Congress to put off its planned vote this week on lifting the policy that forbids gays from serving openly in the military. In a letter to Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, Gen. James Conway said lawmakers should wait until a Defense Department study on removing the ban is complete. McCain is the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee and has expressed reluctance to changing the Clinton-era "don't ask, don't tell" policy. An "organized and systematic approach" to studying the issue is the best way forward, Conway wrote. "Further, the value...
  • Kentucky Senate Race: Paul (R) 59%, Conway (D) 34%

    05/20/2010 11:32:52 AM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 14 replies · 580+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 20, 2010
    Rand Paul, riding the momentum of his big Republican Primary win on Tuesday, now posts a 25-point lead over Democrat Jack Conway in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race, but there’s a lot of campaigning to go. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Kentucky, taken Wednesday night, shows Paul earning 59% of the vote, while Conway picks up 34% support. Four percent (4%) percent prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. Paul consistently led Conway prior to winning the Republican primary, but had never earned more than 50% support. Conway has been stuck in the...
  • Marine Corps General: Logistical Challenges, Costs to Homosexuals in Military

    03/27/2010 9:48:37 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 11 replies · 596+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | March 27, 2010 | Bob Ellis
    As President Obama continues his campaign to undermine the moral fabric of our nation and American effectiveness on every front, the proposed repeal of Bill Clinton’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy regarding homosexuals in the military has once again become a hot topic of discussion. To be clear, Obama is not pushing for a return to the pre-Clinton days when it was understood that homosexual behavior is incompatible with military service, period, regardless of whether the homosexual military member “told” or not. Obama is instead pressing for homosexuals to be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. A...
  • Flag and General Officers for the Military

    03/26/2010 10:25:46 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 7 replies · 442+ views
    Center for Military Readiness ^ | March 26, 2010 | 1.163 Retired Military Leaders
    Legislation (H.R. 1283) has been introduced in the 111th Congress to repeal the 1993 statute regarding homosexuals in the military, Section 654, Title 10, U.S.C., which is frequently mislabeled “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” In anticipation of this action, a number of retired flag and general officers decided that it would be important to show support for this law, which was written to protect unit cohesion and morale in our military. Congress approved the statute in 1993 with bipartisan, veto-proof majorities in both houses, and federal courts have upheld it as constitutional several times. We believe firmly that this law deserves...
  • Conway Concerned With Gays in Barracks

    03/26/2010 4:21:30 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies · 754+ views
    Military.com ^ | March 26, 2010 | Bryant Jordan
    he Marine Corps' top officer said March 25 that even if the ban on openly-serving gays in the services is lifted, he would draw the line at forcing heterosexual Marines to bunk with gays on base. "We want to continue [two-person rooms], but I would not ask our Marines to live with someone who is homosexual if we can possibly avoid it," Marine Commandant Gen. James Conway told Military.com during an exclusive interview at the Pentagon. "And to me that means we have to build BEQs [bachelor enlisted quarters] and have single rooms." Conway's comments came the same day that...
  • Marine general: Gays would get their own rooms

    03/26/2010 12:59:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies · 1,828+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 26, 2010 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Marine Corps' top uniformed officer says he won't force his troops to bunk with gays on base and would give them separate rooms if Congress votes to allow openly gay service. Marine Corps Chief of Staff Gen. James Conway is a known opponent of a recent push by Democrats to repeal the 1993 law, known as "don't ask, don't tell."
  • Not So Fast (Oliver North)

    03/04/2010 9:07:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies · 676+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | March 5, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- He had to give them something. During his first year in office, Barack Obama made the rounds of his constituents and tried to appease them all. For the pacifists, there were promises to get out of Iraq. Self-loathing Americans were given a global kowtowing presidential apology tour. The Marxist-librarian constituency was assuaged when he accepted communist literature from Hugo Chavez. To satisfy Rodney King "can we all get along?" adherents, Mr. Obama promised to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Proponents of global environmental policy, universal health care, nationalized industry and massive government all got something....
  • Marines reject Obama's repeal of Don't ask Don't Tell

    03/03/2010 7:54:03 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 17 replies · 596+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 3/3/10 | alaphiah
    The head of the US Marines, General James Conway one of the few good men left in government or the military did not bow to peer pressure instead he opposes ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue. General Conway told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he disagreed with Obama's plan to repeal the ban as reported by AFP News. "My best military advice to this committee, to the (defense) secretary, and to the president would be to keep the law such as...
  • Top US Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban

    02/25/2010 6:04:49 PM PST · by Mr. Jazzy · 81 replies · 1,593+ views
    The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue. General James Conway told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he disagreed with Obama's plan to repeal the ban. "My best military advice to this committee, to the (defense) secretary, and to the president would be to keep the law such as it is."
  • Chessani BOI

    01/02/2010 6:46:37 AM PST · by polarbear1605 · 11 replies · 624+ views
    I understand the Board of Inquiry (BOI) results are mixed and the recommendation is that LtCol Jeff Chessani is permitted to retire with his rank intact. I am truly happy that General Carparotto and his other two board members submitted that recommendation. I am very concerned, however, that this small crumb is a political accommodation to cover the possible administrative, political deception and trickery yet to come.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    12/18/2009 8:24:57 AM PST · by Hiskid · 10 replies · 328+ views
    12/18/09 | Hiskid
    Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah (Ps. 24:7-10)
  • Commandant of the Marine Corps awarded French Legion of Honour by French Army Chief of Staff

    12/05/2009 10:09:37 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 17 replies · 2,127+ views
    United States Marine Corps ^ | 4 December 2009 | Sergeant Rocco DeFilippis
    Commandant of the Marine Corps awarded French Legion of Honour by French Army Chief of Staff 12/4/2009 By Sgt. Rocco DeFilippis, Marine Forces Europe PARIS — Gen. James T. Conway, the 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, was awarded France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour during a military awards ceremony at the historic Les Invalides here Dec. 1. The Legion of Honour, France’s highest decoration, is usually limited to French citizens, however French law allows non-citizens who have served France, or the ideas it upholds, to receive the award. The Chief of Staff of the French...
  • Marine Leads 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Fight

    11/02/2009 2:38:32 PM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 55 replies · 2,334+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | 11/2/09 | Rowan Scarborough
    Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T. Conway has emerged in internal Pentagon deliberations as the most outspoken opponent of permitting gay men and women to serve openly in the U.S. military, according to a former senior Pentagon official. Most of the senior brass hold deep reservations about President Obama's pledge to end the ban on gays in the military, especially in the middle of two wars that have put extra stress on the military, down to the platoon level, where soldiers and Marines would be expected to bond with openly gay colleagues. But Gen. Conway has gone further than others...
  • Marine leads 'Don't ask, don't tell' fight - Resists efforts to lift ban

    11/02/2009 1:12:37 AM PST · by kingattax · 17 replies · 1,462+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2009 | Rowan Scarborough
    Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T. Conway has emerged in internal Pentagon deliberations as the most outspoken opponent of permitting gay men and women to serve openly in the U.S. military, according to a former senior Pentagon official. Most of the senior brass hold deep reservations about President Obama's pledge to end the ban on gays in the military, especially in the middle of two wars that have put extra stress on the military, down to the platoon level, where soldiers and Marines would be expected to bond with openly gay colleagues. But Gen. Conway has gone further than others...