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  • Chief POLITICO Columnist: Perry Sending National Guard to Border So They Can Shoot Small Children

    07/23/2014 12:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 22, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    POLITICO Chief Political Columnist Roger Simon is accusing Texas Governor Rick Perry of sending National Guard troops to the border so they can "shoot small children." Roger Simon ✔ @politicoroger Rick Perry sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border to shoot small children. Could make good headlines -- in Russia. 8:45 PM - 21 Jul 2014 First off, lets just mark this under most asinine statement of the day. Second, funny how Simon conveniently ignores why Perry is sending the troops: to stop cartels and gang members who actually shoot and murder small children from entering the United States. Here's...
  • Perry Announces Details Of Texas National Guard Border Deployment

    07/22/2014 6:23:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 115 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/22/2014 | CHQ Staff
    On July 3, 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry told Members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security that urgent federal action was required to stem the humanitarian and national security crises unfolding along the Texas-Mexico border. After almost three weeks of inaction by the Obama administration, yesterday, Gov. Perry directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S. – Mexico border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combatting criminal...
  • Texas to Take Action on Obama’s Border Crisis

    07/22/2014 5:50:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Monday afternoon that he is sending 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexican border. “Over the years I have repeatedly called on the federal government to live up to its responsibility of protecting this great nation by securing the border,” said Perry, who added that he will “not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor.” Under assault might be an understatement. According to Perry, more than 203,000 illegal aliens responsible for committing more than 640,000 crimes, including 3000 homicides, have...
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Conference LIVE

    07/21/2014 12:19:58 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 60 replies
    Livestream ^ | July 21, 2014
    http://new.livestream.com/accounts/4773527/events/3206474 Live coverage of Texas Governor's Press Conference.
  • Understanding the Guard’s Duty Status (put them on the border?)

    07/03/2014 7:44:55 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 50 replies
    ngaus.org ^ | 7-2014
    Many events trigger responses across multiple jurisdictions and different levels of government. The National Guard is exceptionally suited for its Homeland Defense role due to its geographically disperse forces with links to local communities and ties to state and local governments. These relationships allow for rapid and integrated responses in times of emergency. Because of its unique dual constitutional authority, the National Guard serves to bridge the “zone of ambiguity” across State and Federal government boundaries. The National Guard is the only United States military force that operates across both State and Federal responses, leveraging State Active Duty (SAD), Full-Time...
  • Perry expected to call up National Guard to Rio Grande Valley

    07/21/2014 12:23:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2014 | Peggy Fikac, Cindy Horswell
    Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce Monday that he will activate up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley, state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen, confirmed Sunday night. Perry wants these troops to bolster the work already being done with a surge of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, said Hinojosa's spokesperson, Jennifer Saenz, who added that the governor gave the Rio Grande Valley delegation notice prior to the planned 2 p.m. announcement on border security......... In Iowa on Sunday, Perry told a small group at a VFW hall that if President Barack Obama fails...
  • Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV

    07/20/2014 9:06:01 PM PDT · by bd476 · 289 replies
    The Monitor ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:30 pm | Jacob Fischler
    Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to announce he will activate the Texas National Guard at a news conference Monday in Austin, said state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen. Hinojosa did not have details of the effort, but an internal memo from another state official’s office said the governor planned to call about 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley — at a cost of about $12 million per month. The memo was provided to The Monitor on the condition of anonymity because the information is...
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Obama Likely to Send National Guard to Border

    07/16/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 42 replies
    News Max ^ | July 16 2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    President Barack Obama will likely have to send National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border to assist Border Patrol agents with the influx of illegal immigrants crossing into the country, said Rep. Adam Kinzinger. "At the end of the day, the president's probably, if he really wants to solve the border crisis, at least in the short term, is probably going to have to deploy National Guard soldiers to alleviate what the Border Patrol's having to do," the Illinois Republican told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday. Kinzinger said the Obama administration needs to ensure that the Department of Defense...
  • House GOP prepares response to border crisis

    07/16/2014 12:47:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 15, 2014 6:46 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central American youths back home as their response to the immigration crisis that’s engulfing the border and testing Washington’s ability to respond. The recommendations, to come from a working group established by House Speaker John Boehner, will set up a clash with leading Democrats who oppose changing U.S. law to eliminate automatic immigration hearings for Central American kids and return them more quickly to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, where some areas are overrun by brutal gangs. With Democrats and the White House under...
  • Rick Perry Slams Obama’s Blame Game, Demands National Guard For Border [VIDEO]

    07/13/2014 10:26:37 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 129 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13 2014 | Katie Frates
    exas Gov. Rick Perry slammed President Barack Obama on Fox News Sunday, once again demanding the National Guard, and called on Obama to stop the blame game and get up and lead. Host Brit Hume asked Perry to explain why he wants the National Guard sent to Texas, inquiring skeptically, “What exactly would National Guardsman and women do on the border?” Perry explained that the National Guard acts as a front-line deterrent for illegal immigrants, and is critically important now, because most border patrol agents are stuck taking care of the illegal immigrant children. “The president was not even aware...
  • GOP's Ernst of Iowa to Give Party's Radio Address

    07/11/2014 9:04:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | July 11, 2014 | Thomas Beaumont
    Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst will take a break from campaigning for two weeks to take part in active-duty training for the Iowa National Guard. But before lacing up her boots, Ernst was to record the Republicans' national radio address, the Republican National Committee said Friday. Ernst, a lieutenant colonel and state senator from southwest Iowa, recorded the speech Thursday evening just hours before she was scheduled to report for duty at 6 a.m. From central Iowa Ernst was leading a convoy to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, where for the next two weeks she will drill with her transportation battalion....
  • Showdown over immigration: 'This is an invasion'

    07/03/2014 7:40:41 PM PDT · by blueplum · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2014 | Ed Payne, Michael Martinez and Holly Yan
    (CNN) -- The national controversy over a surge of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the U.S. border established a new battleground this week in a small Southern California town, where angry crowds stopped detained migrants from entering their community. The sentiment carried over to a raucous Wednesday night meeting at a Murrieta high school auditorium. Border Patrol and immigration officials got an earful. "This is an invasion," attendee Heidi Klute said before a full house. :snip: Local politicians appear to be in lockstep with their constituents. "It's a nationwide problem, and little ol' Murrieta has taken the lead," said Mayor...
  • Traitorous President Obama facilitates unconstitutional illegal alien invasion of the states!

    07/03/2014 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 187 replies
    Not only does he refuse to enforce the law, but he openly invites this flood of illegal aliens to illegally cross the border into America while forcing the border patrol to stand down, and he looks to his criminal regime to give them safe harbor. Now he wants to dump them on the states against the will of the people. This is high crimes and treason and he must be held accountable. Obama is the most unlawful president ever! Congress must impeach!! These are just this morning's headlines on the Drudge Report: VIDEO: Coyote smuggles illegals across on jet ski...Migrants...
  • Obama Seeks to Confiscate All Apache Helicopters from National Guard - Promises 10 to Egypt

    06/21/2014 6:28:29 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 43 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 23, 2014 | Tom Brown
    According to reports, the Army National Guard is pushing back against a plan to send every one of its 192 Apache attack helicopters to the active duty Army. Some may think this is no big deal. However, this is coming from an administration that loathes the military and wants to weaken America to the point that it cannot defend herself. The trade would replace the Guard's attack helicopters with 111 UH-60 Black Hawks, basically transport and utility helicopters. This trade comes amid claims that there are deep budget cuts, according to Obama's own sequestration. Make no mistake, this is an...
  • John Boehner: Send the National Guard to secure U.S.-Mexico border

    06/20/2014 11:41:38 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20 2014 | Sean Lengell
    House Speaker John Boehner called on President Obama to send the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to help push back a surge of illegal immigrants -- many of them children -- from Central America. “Our country is facing a national security and humanitarian crisis along our southern border,” the Ohio Republican said in a letter Friday to the president. “Thousands of children and families are pouring across our borders, overwhelming our resources and endangering those most vulnerable to exploitation.” Boehner said the National Guard is "uniquely qualified" to respond to such a crisis because it's "able to help deal...
  • National Guard Not Welcome This Time At San Francisco LGBT Pride Weekend; Chelsea Manning Is

    06/15/2014 2:48:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | June 13, 2014
    Organizers of San Francisco’s pride weekend festivities have yanked the welcome mat away from the National Guard, voting to ban the Guard from setting up a booth at the festival. The decision comes at the same time Pride organizers are allowing a controversial Army private who leaked military secrets to be honorary grand marshal. The board of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee rejected a request from the Guard to set up an informational booth at Civic Center Plaza during Pride Weekend. Last year, the National Guard had a booth at Pride Weekend for the first time – staffed...
  • AZ Gov! Get the National Guard to stop illegals coming into the state & across the border! (Vanity)

    06/12/2014 5:18:31 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 35 replies
    Vanity
    Why can't Governor Brewer simply refuse to let the buses and those on foot cross the border at all international and state borders?
  • Who makes up the ranks of Kiev's "elite National Guard" being sent to Odessa and Slavyansk?

    05/06/2014 6:59:44 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    5/6/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Fox News reported yesterday that Kiev is sending an "elite National Guard" to Odessa, and today the International Business Times reported that Kiev is sending an "elite National Guard" to Slavyansk. Who makes up the ranks of this elite National Guard when Vice News reported on March 19, 2014 - in their article "A look Inside Ukraine's Volunteer National Guard" - and in it said then that Ukraine had - by its own admission - only 6,000 combat-ready troops? Looks like Kiev didn't/doesn't have a pot to even... much less an "elite National Guard." BTW, Vice News was the news...
  • 44th anniversary of Kent State shooting: victims and students remember May 4th, 1970 shooting

    05/04/2014 7:40:43 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 111 replies
    Newsnet5 Cleveland ^ | 05-04-2014 | Michael Baldwin
    KENT, Ohio - A large crowd gathered just after 11 p.m. Saturday behind the Taylor Hall at Kent State University to honor the fallen. The crowd stood near the Victory Bell holding candles in remembrance of May 4th, 1970. It was 44 years ago that four students were killed after 67 shots were fired in 13 seconds by the National Guard. The students were pushed over to the parking lot of Prentice Hall as they were protesting the Vietnam War. Students and volunteers are still standing in the parking lot area where the four students died. The students will stand...
  • Martial Law: Obama Confiscates National Guard Helicopters From All 50 States

    04/19/2014 1:33:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 93 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Dave Gibson
    As if the Obama administration's purchase of more than 2 billion rounds of ammunition, and nearly 3,000 urban tanks, along with their unprecedented (and highly illegal) domestic spying program was not enough to convince you that the federal government is about to suspend the Constitution once and for all, the man who once vowed to run "the most transparent administration in history" has just rather inexplicably, ordered the U.S. Army to seize every Apache attack helicopter currently in use by the National Guard. In all, the Defense Department will confiscate 192 Apaches from National Guard units around the country and...
  • Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters

    04/11/2014 2:17:41 PM PDT · by blueplum · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    The National Guard is following a direct order — but it’s not happy with it. All of the Guard’s AH-64 Apache helicopters are scheduled to go to the active Army, and there’s nothing its top brass can do about it. “None of us like what we’re having to do,” National Guard Chief Gen. Frank Grass told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, the military website Defense One reported. “My big concern right now is figuring out how I’m going to move, and how many states I’m going to have an impact on, and what’s the cost of...
  • Active State Forces [list of State Guards/State Defense Forces]

    02/25/2014 8:30:47 PM PST · by matt1234 · 34 replies
    [In light of obama's threats to the governors, many have asked if the Several States have their own military forces, not subject to federalization. Here's the list with links to each.] The following is a list of the nation's twenty-three active state defense forces.  AlabamaAlabama State Defense Force   AlaskaAlaska State Defense Force   CaliforniaCalifornia State Military Reserve   ConnecticutConnecticut - Governor's Foot and Horse Guard Units   GeorgiaGeorgia State Defense Force   IndianaIndiana Guard Reserve   LouisianaLouisiana State Guard (Louisiana State Military Department)   MarylandMaryland State Defense Force   MassachusettsMassachusetts State Defense Force   MichiganMichigan Volunteer Defense Force   MississippiMississippi State Guard   New JerseyNew Jersey Naval...
  • GOP Governors Accuse Obama of Politically Motivated National Guard Cuts

    02/25/2014 1:00:37 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    TIME ^ | February 24, 2014 | By Zeke J. Miller
    Republican governors are accusing President Barack Obama of making politically motivated cuts to their states’ National Guard funding. Speaking to reporters after a meeting between the President and the National Governors Association, the GOP governors said they were deeply troubled by Obama’s tone when asked about planned cuts to the National Guard. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said Obama became ”aggressive” and that his tone “chilled the room quite a bit.” “He basically said, ‘Many people in this room have asked for cuts, and now you getting ’em,’” Haley said at a news conference across from the White House at...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry: The Tone From This President Is Troubling (VIDEO with complete transcript)

    02/25/2014 2:22:22 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    YouTube-Republican Governors Association ^ | 2-24-2014 | RGA-Rick Perry
    February 24, 2014 Texas Gov. Rick Perry: The Tone From This President Is Troubling TRANSCRIPT-provided by YouTube I don't mind telling you I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president. When you have governors - and we all compete against each other. We are the laboratories of innovation and for the President the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and to say "I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure..." That is really troubling, particularly when you're seeing states be what...
  • Rick Perry: “I was troubled today by the tone of the president…”

    02/25/2014 11:32:06 AM PST · by Red Steel · 171 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Feb 24, 2014 at 9:47 PM
    Rick Perry admitted at the RGA today that he was very troubled by Obama’s tone today addressing the National Governors Association: I don’t mind telling you I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president. …For the president of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and to say ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure…’ – that is really troubling. Perry went on to say that Obama was going to hollow out the National Guard and warned the state governors...
  • Soldiers mugging around empty casket sparks furor

    02/19/2014 8:22:41 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 31 replies
    AP via Charter ^ | 2/19/2014 | M.L. JOHNSON - Associated Press
    [snip] The Wisconsin National Guard responded Tuesday by announcing that it had suspended the soldier who apparently posted the photograph online from her honor guard duties. The photograph was taken at a guard training facility in Arkansas and included soldiers from other units. The National Guard also was taking steps to protect the soldier after she received death threats. The photograph originally posted on Instagram shows about a dozen soldiers around a casket. Several hug playfully. One flashes a peace sign. Another has his back turned and is pointing off in the distance. The caption reads, "We put the FUN...
  • Gov. Scott Walker: It’s ‘Unfathomable’ That Nat’l Guard Member Posted These Photos Online

    02/19/2014 7:50:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 19, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Gov. Scott Walker: It’s ‘Unfathomable’ That Nat’l Guard Member Posted These Photos Online Feb. 19, 2014 10:25am Dave Urbanski Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said it’s an “outrage” that a now-suspended National Guard member posted photos making light of military funerals online. Spc. Terry Harrison was suspended after posting photos making light of military funerals. (Image source: WISN-TV) “To me, it’s just completely unacceptable,’ the Republican governor told WISN-TV in Milwaukee. “It’s an outrage. It’s unfathomable to me that people who are not just service members, but who were picked to be in this highly specialized area, wouldn’t be sensitive enough...
  • The Only Revolution Not Supported By Obama/Hillary In Six Pictures

    02/15/2014 8:52:22 AM PST · by joeclarke · 8 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 02/15/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
  • Ohio National Guard Views Gun Rights Supporters as Terrorists

    02/14/2014 12:23:51 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 12 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    Apparently in the eyes of the Ohio National Guard, if you're a staunch defender of the US Constitution, you're an extremist and a domestic terrorist. That's the basic message that we can take away from a training exercise drill that took place in Portsmouth, Ohio on January 17, 2013. The Ohio National Guard ran a drill responding to a biological attack at a local junior high school. The nasty evildoers behind the fake attack? A janitor and science teacher who were fervent Second Amendment supporters and white supremacists to boot! This is how our taxpayer dollars are spent in conducting...
  • The National Guard Targets Constitutionalists as the Enemy

    02/12/2014 10:33:48 AM PST · by Eye of Newt · 24 replies
    Noisy Room & Gulag Bound ^ | 2-12-2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    NoisyRoom.net Ohio National Guard 52nd Civil Support Team Okay... before I get into the tyranny part of all this, can I just ask what the hell is up with this logo/badge or whatever it is? I get the three top symbols, but the horned goat head is just downright creepy and suggestive of Baphomet, which is just plain evil. If the National Guard there wanted to look edgy, why not a wolf, bear or something else fierce in nature? Did you have to go to hell to get your graphics done? Just sayin'. Maybe demonic visages are chic now and...
  • Ohio National Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism

    The ONG 52nd Civil Support Team training scenario involved a plot from local school district employees to use biological weapons in order to advance their beliefs about “protecting Gun Rights and Second Amendment rights.” Portsmouth Chief of Police Bill Raisin told NBC 3 WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia that the drill accurately represented “the reality of the world we live in,” adding that such training “helps us all be prepared.”
  • Ohio National Guard stages drill fighting fictional “right-wing terrorists”

    02/10/2014 4:44:33 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 83 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Feb 10, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Ohio National Guard stages drill fighting fictional “right-wing terrorists” Robert Spencer Feb 10, 2014 Useful idiots They had a drill fighting left-wing terrorists last year, until leftists complained, whereupon they apologized. Meanwhile, no one would even dare to suggest that they hold a drill involving fighting against Islamic jihadists. Everyone knows that Islam is a Religion of Peace and that Tiny Minority of Extremists that has hijacked it is nowhere near Ohio, right? Well, there was Nuradin Abdi, who in August 2002 planned a jihad attack against an Ohio shopping mall. And Abdullah Mohammed Muslim, an Ohio Muslim who trained...
  • Kasich: State of emergency for Ohio, National Guard on alert

    01/21/2014 6:28:15 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 38 replies
    http://www.wlwt.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Staff
    CINCINNATI —Ohio Gov. John Kasich has declared a statewide energy emergency for all 88 counties. The declaration was made in order to expedite the shipment of propane and heating oil to rural parts of the state. Kasich's declaration temporarily eases regulations on shipping companies and delivery drivers. They will be allowed to drive more hours and more consecutive days than they normally would, as long as they can still do so safely, the declaration read. Those longer hours are meant to help companies make the necessary deliveries of propane and heating oil to customers, as they are needed. snip This...
  • National Guardsman arrested with 48 bombs in car

    01/08/2014 1:27:46 PM PST · by don-o · 28 replies
    CINCINNATI (AP) — A man being held Wednesday on $1 million bond in central Ohio after police say they found bombs and other weapons in his vehicle is a specialist in the Indiana National Guard, trained as an intelligence analyst, a Guard official said.
  • [Sen candidate] Walsh disputes Army report he used Natl Guard general’s post for private gain

    12/29/2013 2:38:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | December 28, 2013 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON Gazette State Bureau 2
    HELENA — Lt. Gov. and U.S. Senate candidate John Walsh said Saturday that he disagrees with a 2010 report by the inspector general of the U.S. Army concluding that Walsh, then adjutant general of the Montana National Guard, had improperly used his position for private gain....
  • Birthday Of The National Guard - Always Ready, Always There

    12/13/2013 4:25:59 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 7 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | FlagBearer
    Today is recognized as the birthday of the United States National Guard. Thank you to all who serve our country and protect its citizens! According to the National Guard Bureau, the Guard is a direct descendant of the militias of the 13 colonies, tracing its history back more than 375 years. (img src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WrIxswdntX0/Uqr2fj6pV7I/AAAAAAAAALE/cJaj0h8faio/s1600/Standard+50+Star+Flag+With+Army+National+Guard+Logo.jpg”>
  • 6 States Refuse Benefits to Gay National Guard Spouses

    11/14/2013 5:31:56 PM PST · by lbryce · 24 replies
    All Gov ^ | November 13, 2013 | Noel Brinkerhoff
    Half a dozen states are ignoring a federal decree to grant marital benefits to gay members of the National Guard, claiming the mandate conflicts with state laws banning homosexual unions. Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (pdf), which prohibited the federal government from recognizing gay marriages, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued an order for gay spouses of National Guard members to receive the same federal marriage benefits as heterosexual spouses. But six states—Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia—have refused to comply, despite the fact that the president has...
  • Crowds at Missouri football game boo (0bama) during National Guard ceremony

    11/04/2013 10:28:47 AM PST · by fungoking · 31 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | November 3, 2013 | Jessica Anania
    COLUMBIA — The mention of the U.S. president elicited booing during a halftime ceremony at the Missouri-Tennessee game. During halftime, new members of the Missouri National Guard were being sworn in on the field of Memorial Stadium, said team spokesman Chad Moller. Part of the oath the service members took reads, "I will obey the orders of the president of the United States." During a pause after that line was read, members of the crowd could clearly be heard booing and jeering, said LeMari Porter, an MU student present at the game. MU student Julia Bosley was sitting in the...
  • Ga. National Guard will ignore Pentagon directive to recognize same-sex spouses

    11/02/2013 6:45:38 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 8 replies
    AJC.com ^ | Posted: 8:57 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 | By Greg Bluestein, Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy
    Updated at 5 p.m.: The Georgia National Guard this afternoon indicated it intends to ignore a directive from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and will continue to send same-sex spouses of National Guard personnel elsewhere for benefits guaranteed by the Pentagon. “The State of Georgia does not recognize same sex marriages and is not authorizing the Georgia National Guard to process the applications for same-sex married benefits at state facilities. Any personnel seeking to apply for same-sex married benefits will be referred to federal facilities.” The statement was in response to this piece by the Associated Press: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel...
  • Ga. National Guard will ignore Pentagon directive to recognize same-sex spouses

    11/01/2013 2:40:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | November 1, 2013 | Greg Bluestein, Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy
    The Georgia National Guard this afternoon indicated it intends to ignore a directive from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and will continue to send same-sex spouses of National Guard personnel elsewhere for benefits guaranteed by the Pentagon. Here's the statement received late Friday from Joseph Quimby, deputy director of public affairs for the state Department of Defense: “The State of Georgia does not recognize same sex marriages and is not authorizing the Georgia National Guard to process the applications for same-sex married benefits at state facilities. Any personnel seeking to apply for same-sex married benefits will be referred to federal facilities.”...
  • SATIRE: Obama DOT Plans use of National Guard to close I-495 Capital Beltway tomorrow?

    10/10/2013 8:30:24 AM PDT · by Mortrey · 125 replies
    RedState ^ | October 10th, 2013 | Glenn Ryt
    Sources within the Department of Transportation have revealed that their plan to use National Guard resources to close federally funded Interstate Route 495, circling the nation’s capital, have been approved by unknown White House officials and will be implemented on Friday morning, October 11, in order to thwart the three day Trucker slowdown announced on the Capitol Beltway starting that date, using the federal government shutdown as justification.
  • Okla. gov. tells Guard to deny same-sex benefits

    09/17/2013 2:40:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2013 4:54 PM EDT | Sean Murphy
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered the National Guard to stop processing requests for military benefits for same-sex couples. Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the governor was following the wish of Oklahoma voters, who approved a constitutional amendment that prohibits giving benefits of marriage to gay couples. …
  • Bowhunting M-16 Sharpsooting, Skydiving Soldier Runs for Miss America

    09/11/2013 1:02:15 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 68 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09/11/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    “She's a redneck boy's dream come true. Theresa Vail is a bowhunter, an M-16 sharpshooter, skydiver, national guard soldier, gease monkey, and also Miss Kansas. She's been a motorcycle racing queen and can skin out a deer with the best of them. And if that wasn't enough to melt your heart, she is also devastatingly beautiful. She is not, to say the least, your typical beauty queen contestant. She will also differ from past and present contestants in another way. She intends to let the whole world see her tattoos, which include the Serenity Prayer and the army's medical insignia....
  • Texas Guard refuses to process same-sex benefits

    09/03/2013 3:18:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday, citing the state constitution's ban on gay marriage, despite a Pentagon directive to do so. Pentagon officials said Texas appeared to be the only state that planned to turn gay and lesbian couples away on Tuesday, the first working day that gays in the military may apply for benefits. The Department of Defense had announced it would recognize same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal following the U.S. Supreme Court decision throwing out the Defense of Marriage Act. Passed by Congress in 1996,...
  • (Illinois) State Rep.: ‘Maybe The (Chicago) Police Are Killing Some Of These Kids’

    07/28/2013 6:43:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 19, 2013
    CHICAGO (CBS) – An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago. State Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) was interviewed about Chicago crime Tuesday on WCHB-AM in Detroit. “I’m going to tell you what some suspicions have been, and people have whispered to me: they’re not sure that black people are shooting all of these children,” Davis said. “There’s some suspicion – and I don’t want to spread this, but I’m just going to tell you what I’ve been hearing – they suspect...
  • The National Guard to the Rescue in Chicago

    07/12/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 106 replies
    NBC News.com ^ | July, 11, 2013 | Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News
    “Every single day we wake up in the city of Chicago, some child, some young adult, some African-American male has been murdered,” state Rep. Monique Davis said Thursday. “This is not acceptable. “I’m hearing from mothers that they are afraid to go outside,” she said. “Hospitals are overburdened with 70 gunshot wounds in one day. Ambulances are so busy people are driving victims in their own cars.” Davis held a press conference this week to ask Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to call in National Guard “to protect our children so they can go to the park and swim and play...
  • National Guard Soldiers, Airmen to be Furloughed

    07/10/2013 7:31:28 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 11 replies
    AP via military.com ^ | 4 July 2013 | Audrey McAvoy
    More than 1,100 National Guard soldiers and airmen in Hawaii - and thousands in other states - will be living with 20 percent less pay over the next three months as the Defense Department carries out automatic federal budget cuts. Guard members will be furloughed for one day a week starting Monday, so helicopter pilots and mechanics, pay and finance clerks and others who keep the guard operating will have eight hours less each week to do their jobs. It's not clear precisely what effects the unprecedented cuts will have. They could, however, make it more difficult for the guard...
  • Subway Fires National Guard Member for Serving

    04/24/2013 5:27:00 AM PDT · by Highmile · 48 replies
    A distraught mother came to News 4 after her 20-year-old daughter was fired after missing work for training duties with the Missouri National Guard. Morgan Johnson was sworn in to the Missouri National Guard on April 18 and told her boss at the Crystal City Subway she would miss work to train with her unit that next weekend. She was fired the following Monday even though a federal law protects her from losing her job over military service.
  • Boston Marathon contractors ID'd: MA National Guard WMD detection unit

    04/24/2013 8:10:01 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 45 replies
    The Washington Times Communities ^ | April 24, 2013 | Alan Jones
    One 2013 Boston Marathon runner, University of Mobile Cross Country Coach Ali Stevenson, told NBC affiliate Local 15 that he has “never seen that level of security before.” A veteran of other major marathons, he added “Evidently, I don’t believe they were just having a training exercise … I think they must have had some sort of threat or suspicion called in.” “We reviewed our procedures and coordinated, but did not have an exercise that day”, says LTC Meriwether. “We coordinate and practice with the FBI and other agencies all the time” she said. Asked if her CST unit had...
  • National Guard forced to stand down by law enforcement in Boston

    04/22/2013 8:42:40 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 129 replies
    The Washington Times Communities ^ | Sunday, April 21, 2013 | Alan Jones
    The commander of the Rhode Island Army National Guard 13th Civil Support Team (CST) claims that her two WMD detection experts assigned duty at the Boston Marathon along with WMD troops from the Massachusetts Army National Guard 1st CST were “several blocks” from the finish line at the time of the twin terror bombings, but when those units immediately tried to move into position to respond, troops from both states were forced to stay back after law enforcement denied them access to the scene at the finish line.