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  • (3rd LD) N. Korean leader apparently names youngest son as general

    09/27/2010 1:29:13 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies
    Yonhap ^ | Sept. 28, 2010
    SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has apparently named his third son as a four-star general in the military ahead of the country's biggest political convention in three decades, making his hereditary succession plan official for the first time.
  • The most under-rated general in American history: Nathaniel Greene?

    09/22/2010 3:17:47 PM PDT · by Palter · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 22 Sep 2010 | Tom Ricks
    My friend and CNAS colleague Bob Killebrew nominates the Revolutionary War's Nathaniel Greene as the most under-rated general in American history: Regarded by peers and historians as the second-best American general in the war (after Washington) he would have assumed command if W. had been disabled. A Quaker who learned war from textbooks, he was both a field operator and the commissary-general, a trying position in the best of times. Sent by Washington to take over the Southern campaign after Gates' disaster (and personal cowardice) at Camden, Greene fought a masterly fabian campaign through the South, leading Cornwallis further and...
  • NRSC Will Not Support O'Donnell [Update: NRSC now says it will support O'Donnell]

    09/14/2010 7:35:04 PM PDT · by Lurker · 511 replies · 4+ views
    Fox News | 14 September 2010
  • General: Obama records 'critical' to 'our Republic'

    08/31/2010 4:32:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 84 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | August 30, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    A retired lieutenant general from the U.S. Air Force who commanded forces armed with nuclear weapons says the disclosure of Barack Obama's documentation proving his eligibility to be commander in chief is critical not just to the defense of an officer challenging the president's status, but to the preservation of the nation itself. The vehement statements came in an affidavit from retired Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney that was disclosed today by an organization generating support for Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin. Lakin had invited his own court-martial because he is unable to follow orders under the chain of command with...
  • Acting U.S. Solicitor General Represented Osama Bin Laden’s Driver; Denied That Battle Against ..

    08/03/2010 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    cns news ^ | 8/3/10 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – Neal Katyal, who became the acting U.S. solicitor general when Elena Kagan was nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, previously served as the legal counsel of record for the man who worked as Osama bin Laden’s driver from February 1996 through November 2001. Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who underwent training at an al Qaeda camp, was charged with transporting weapons to al Qaeda operatives. The Hamden case culminated in the 2006 Supreme Court ruling that said the Bush administration’s military tribunals violated U.S. law and international conventions.
  • SEC Inspector General to probe politics and timing of Goldman-Sachs settlement

    07/23/2010 1:45:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 7/23/10 | Mark Hemingway
    The Securities and Exchange Commission inspector general has agreed to a request from Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., to probe the timing and political motivations of the SEC’s $550 million settlement with Goldman Sachs in a mortgage securities fraud case:m SEC Inspector General H. David Kotz agreed in April to a request from U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, a California Republican, that he probe whether politics prompted the lawsuit against Goldman Sachs. (Snip) Aside from the timing, many observers scoffed at the settlement. The $550 million settlement is pocket change compared to Goldman’s $162 billion in assets
  • why?

    07/23/2010 3:52:11 AM PDT · by screaming eagle2 · 43 replies
    why is it,that in the 21st Century,they still haven't developed a blood test a that you can take WITHOUT STARVING YOURSELF THE NIGHT BEFORE???????
  • Utah A.G. proposing different kind of immigration reform

    06/29/2010 7:40:36 AM PDT · by Technoman · 17 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 6-29-2010 | Robert Gehrke
    Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said Monday he is working with officials in Utah and Mexico to create a Utah-specific guest-worker pilot program that he believes could serve as a more forward-looking course for immigration reform than the path Arizona has followed. “I do feel very strongly that those who are going to be opposed to the Arizona-style law have to have a counterproposal. Just saying ‘no’ isn’t going to cut it,” he said. “Utah can take control of its immigration destiny by having a comprehensive plan in place that addresses things like employment and security.”
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-25-10

    06/24/2010 8:48:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 06-25-10 | New American Bible
    June 25, 2010 Friday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 12 Kgs 25:1-12In the tenth month of the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign, on the tenth day of the month,  Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, and his whole army advanced against Jerusalem, encamped around it, and built siege walls on every side.  The siege of the city continued until the eleventh year of Zedekiah.  On the ninth day of the fourth month, when famine had gripped the city, and the people had no more bread, the city walls were breached.  Then the king and all the...
  • Revealed: McChrystal Banned Fox News From His Headquarters

    06/24/2010 8:41:33 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 183 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 06/24/2010 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Now that Gen. McChrystal is officially out and Gen. Petraeus has taken the reins, juicy little tidbits (that, to be honest, might not have otherwise interested prior to the Rolling Stone piece) about McChrystal are making the blogosphere rounds. Buried in a longish post by Marc Ambinder about the aftermath of the McChrystal removal was this little morsel: McChrystal apparently was not a fan of Fox News. Now it can be told. The story about him voting for Obama is not contrived. He is a political liberal. He is a social liberal. He banned Fox News from the television sets...
  • You get what you deserve vanity (This is so lame that the title will not be zotted.)

    06/23/2010 5:46:44 PM PDT · by oneway · 131 replies · 1+ views
    none | Today | Me
    Jim Rob gets what he deserves... Crappy response time on servers because he shut down those who would dare to question Bush and the epic failure that he was.... I got hosed because I dared pointing out Bush was an epic failure...sorry DAD...I didn't toe the line Free Republic used to be something else....it actually stood for something... Now this is just an echo chamber.... Too damn bad....this from the guy that spent thousands of dollars on Sore Loserman signs, stickers and FR donations.... and pushed that...the guy who pushed back tons of dollars to FR.... Now FR is slowly...
  • Rolling Stone 'Runaway General' Reporter: Aloof Obama 'Didn’t Really Understand What

    06/23/2010 4:22:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Jeff Poor
    While the media are attempting to grapple with the change in leadership of the Afghanistan war and what that all means, one thing that could be learned from this, which has been ignored, are valid criticisms of President Barack Obama and his ability to command the U.S. military. Michael Hastings, author of the now-famous Rolling Stone magazine article "Runaway General" that captured several gotcha moments resulting in Obama relieving General Stanley McChrystal of his command, appeared on Al Jazeera English on June 23.. He offered some startling insight into Obama's failure to grasp what he was actually getting into with...
  • McChrystal's not the real problem

    06/23/2010 8:46:21 AM PDT · by NCjim · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 23, 2010
    Whatever else the storm over General Stanley McChrystal is about, it's not about a bunch of rude remarks from him and his staff in Rolling Stone. The world already knows that military types get drunk and sing stupid songs and make fun of their higher-ups. That's been the stuff of war -- fictional and real -- forever. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin writes this morning about the incredible rudeness President Lincoln tolerated -- for a while -- from Gen. McLellan during the Civil War. The big difference, of course, was that President Lincoln was trying to win the Civil War, a...
  • Obama says war general's showed 'poor judgment'

    06/22/2010 2:54:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says Gen. Stanley McChrystal showed "poor judgment" in a magazine story in which the Afghanistan war commander and his aides disparaged the president and other members of the administration. Asked whether he would fire McChrystal, Obama said he planned to talk McChrystal face-to-face before making any decision. ..
  • {Anti-Death Penalty, SF DA Kamala} Harris feeling heat as A.G. primary nears

    05/31/2010 9:58:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 223+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/31/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    Sacramento -- Attorney General candidate Kamala Harris is battling increasing criticism of her performance as San Francisco district attorney both at home and on the campaign trail with only eight days left before the primary. On May 20, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo ripped into Harris, saying she violated defendants' rights by failing to disclose to defense attorneys damaging information about a police drug lab technician who's under investigation for allegedly skimming cocaine from evidence files. Problems intensified for Harris last week when The Chronicle disclosed that a toxicologist at the San Francisco coroner's office had been labeled...
  • The Secret Life of Connecticut State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal

    05/18/2010 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 14 replies · 1,011+ views
    Credits to James Thurber ^ | May 18 2010 | parody
    “We’re going through!” Commander Richard Blumenthal’s voice was like thin ice breaking. He wore his full-dress uniform, with the heavily braided white cap pulled down rakishly over one cold gray eye. “We can’t make it, sir. It’s spoiling for a hurricane, if you ask me.” “I’m not asking you, Lieutenant Berg,” said the Commander. “Throw on the power lights! Rev her up to 8,500! We’re going through!” The pounding of the cylinders increased: ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa. Blumenthal stared at the ice forming on the pilot window. He walked over and twisted a row of complicated dials. “Switch on No. 8 auxiliary!” he...
  • Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut CAUGHT In A Lie About Military Service

    05/18/2010 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 549+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 17, 2010 | annem040359
    Connecticut’s Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, having just been caught in a BIG LIE about military service during the Vietnam war, is now considered damaged goods, and I mean DAMAGED GOODS BIGTIME. Even with any support coming to him from the state of Connecticut employees unions, he will be remembered for this brand new scandal.
  • General Boykin and Major Hasan

    04/23/2010 10:21:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 397+ views
    the american spectator ^ | 4/23/10 | Ken Blackwell
    The Obama administration recently issued a report from the Defense Department on the Fort Hood shootings of last November. The report has sparked controversy in Washington. On Capitol Hill, Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Sue Collins (R-Maine) are demanding more documents from the Pentagon. Lieberman chairs the Senate's Homeland Security Committee where Collins is the ranking member. Both senators sharply criticized the administration for its failure to turn over documents on the handling of Major Nidal Hasan. Lieberman and Collins are now issuing subpoenas to enforce their call for the documents. The Pentagon report on the Fort Hood shootings was...
  • Top general says US withdrawal from Iraq on track

    04/18/2010 7:14:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 383+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/18/10 | ap
    clear pixel WASHINGTON (AP) - The planned withdrawal of nearly 45,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August is on track in spite of a recent increase in attacks by militant forces, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Sunday. Army Gen. Ray Odierno said that al-Qaida's strength in Iraq is steadily degrading. Unless there's a dramatic and unforeseen change in the security situation, the U.S. troop drawdown will go ahead as scheduled, he said. clear pixel WASHINGTON (AP) - The planned withdrawal of nearly 45,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August is on...
  • YOU re my signet ring " of my hand " pressed into my will aone \o/

    04/17/2010 1:18:23 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 22 replies · 395+ views
    My orchestration is complete in you in that in fact you have been crushed and fractured as a diamond brushed and honed , thoroughly ground into My existence and pleasure and I wear you as My Signet ring of power and authority in My Name . Therefore only and all you do is by my hand and in My Name ( JESUS ) of the strictest obedience wrapped in the gold and silver of My glory tested in the fire ( COALS) of My Testimony ( JESUS ) and Salvation of My ways , for My words are Life breathed...