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  • Proud Gray-Haired Geezer

    01/03/2014 8:46:16 AM PST · by Varmint Al · 4 replies
    From an email | Unknown
    The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday.  If all of us "old farts" have all of the money, then let us try to elect someone who might be near honest and not be after feathering their own nests.                They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs.  Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire.  Others have been...
  • Obama: My butlers are extremely proud of just how far "We've Come!"

    08/27/2013 2:33:57 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 24 replies
    President Obama said in an interview on Monday that the butlers currently working in the White House are extremely proud of just how far "We've Come!" Mr. Obama was discussing the new movie, The Butler. The President said that, while he was watching the movie, he "teared up just thinking about not just the butlers who have worked here in the White House, but an entire generation of people who were talented and skilled, but because of Jim Crow, because of discrimination, there was only so far they could go." The President went on to say: "The butlers who are...
  • Will Michelle Obama now go back to not being proud of her country after Barack loses?

    10/24/2012 4:13:06 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 28 replies
    I suspect the last state will be worse than the first state. Older is not always necessarily wiser for some adult lives, unfortunately. 4 years of this administration and not one awe inspiring statement for the annals of time or history books... real shame to now lead the now known cause and ideologies that almost brought this country down.
  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • Obama Declares He's 'Proud' of Hoffa--After Hoffa Declares 'War....'

    09/05/2011 11:34:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 9/5/11 | Publius
    Videos at link
  • You Can Be Proud, Conservatives: Tea Party Puts Country Over Party

    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The views expressed by the host on this program make more sense than anything anybody else happens to be saying out there. And the reason is the views expressed by the host on this show are rooted in a daily unstoppable, relentless pursuit of the truth. And I am your host, El Rushbo, the hardest-working man in-the-know business. Friday. Let's go. That's right, the hardest working man in-the-know business. How are you, my friends? Great to have you here. When we get to the phones, Open Line Friday means that you pretty much have free rein, talk...
  • Barack Obama for President –of Kenya!

    05/30/2011 7:33:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | May 30, 2011 | Paul R. Hollrah
    Barack Hussein Obama will be 51 years, five months, and 16 days old when he completes his Frank Abagnale impersonation on Jan. 20, 2013. That will be the day when he walks out of the White House for the last time, having played the role of president of the United States for four years, and having brought the greatest, freest, most-prosperous nation on Earth to the very brink of disaster. So what will we do with such a man… a man who promised a bedazzled electorate in 2008 that his goal was to totally transform the United States of America,...
  • I Wonder if Michelle Obama is Still Proud of Her Country

    11/03/2010 7:32:26 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Thought | 11/3 | Eddie01
    Failure of America to bow down to her seething RACISISM. Failure of America to accept her fat Marxist Religion. Hey, Michelle - I remain as proud of America as I did the day I was born bitch.
  • The Few, The Proud, The Chosen

    09/01/2010 12:53:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 9/1/10 | Sam Jacobson
    The first week at United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, our instructor platoon commander pulled me aside and asked whether I needed kosher meals. “Good evening, Sir. This candidate does not want the Platoon Commander to go out of his way for this candidate, Sir,” I stammered, standing at stiff attention, still tentative with my candidate-speak. “I don’t care what you want, Candidate. I’m just trying to find out if kosher meals are what you need.” I wasn’t going to tell the captain that I grew up with a cut-and-paste Upper West Side–style Judaism, with friends who described themselves...
  • BIDEN: 'I'M A POLITICAN, AND AM PROUD OF IT!'

    06/15/2010 5:51:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 323+ views
    drudge/ the hill ^ | 6/15/10 | Sam Youngman
    "I'm a politician, and I'm proud of it." -- VPOTUS VPOTUS addressed a small crowd of Democratic supporters and MOC at the end of the DCCC's issues conference at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium here in DC. DCCC Chairman Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to the less than 100 gathered. CVH said "the vice president has been working hand in hand with us to make sure we maintain that majority to work with himself and the president."
  • VIDEO: "PROUD TO BE A TEABAGGER"

    04/15/2010 11:36:53 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 7 replies · 439+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | April 15, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    Just released video, "I'm Proud to be a Teabagger", has just been released to coincide with today's Tax Day Tea Parties across the country. The far-left radicals (including many in the the mainstream media) have used the pejorative "Teabagger", as a way to ridicule the powerful national movement that's beyond their comprehension.
  • 'Proud Hungarians must prepare for war against the Jews'

    06/01/2009 10:32:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 817+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 6/1/2009
    Given our current situation, anti-Semitism is not just our right, but it is the duty of every Hungarian homeland lover, and we must prepare for armed battle against the Jews." This quote appeared in a newsletter published by an organization calling itself "The trade union of Hungarian police officers prepared for action". Hungarian law allows police officers to organize in trade unions of their own. The union - by its own definition - aims to protect the professional interests of those unionized, and not to partake in political activity. However, the law does not prevent the union from distributing a...
  • Rating the Top 12 U.S. Banks - From Hidden Gems to Zombies

    02/19/2009 6:34:27 AM PST · by Candor7 · 24 replies · 2,055+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | February 18, 2009 | Martin Hutchinson
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner last week proposed a series of programs, totaling $1.5 trillion, to bail out the U.S. banking system. Of course, Geithner hasn’t told us precisely how he plans to spend the money, or identified which banks require such an enormous outlay. So I thought it was worth looking at the United States’ 12 largest banks to see where the problems might be and identify which banks might need big infusions of government cash. I perused the financial statements of all 12 banks, and also looked at their market valuations. Unlike when the Troubled Assets Relief Program...
  • Next First Lady's Message to Families

    01/19/2009 6:56:20 AM PST · by SERKIT · 71 replies · 1,851+ views
    Military.com ^ | January 17, 2009 | Michelle Obama
    On Tuesday, as people from all walks of life come together in common purpose to begin the work of renewing America's promise, my daughters and I will stand beside my husband as he takes the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States. People have asked me how I'll feel at that moment. As a wife, I'll be thinking about how proud I am of my husband and how I believe so deeply that he will be an extraordinary president. As a mother, I'll be bursting with pride at the thought of my girls now being able...
  • 2 MICHELLES, 2 AMERICAS & SHAME vs. PRIDE

    08/22/2008 1:47:15 PM PDT · by econjack · 12 replies · 100+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | August 18, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    2 MICHELLES, 2 AMERICAS & SHAME vs. PRIDE By Michelle Malkin, Columnist Like Michelle Obama, I am a "woman of color." Like Michelle Obama, I am a working mother of two young children. Like Michelle Obama, I am a member of the 13th generation of Americans born since the founding of our great nation. Unlike Michelle Obama, I can't keep track of the number of times I've been proud - really proud - of my country since I was born and privileged to live in it. At a recent speech in Milwaukee on behalf of her husband's Democratic presidential campaign,...
  • Son intends to go NROTC (Marines) next year @ Auburn. Seeking advice/tips [VANITY]

    08/04/2008 5:11:23 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 19 replies · 1,597+ views
    Within ^ | 4 Aug 2008 | Self
    NET: we need advice and tips on how best to qualify for a NROTC 4-yr scholarship. Details: My 17 yr old son plans to apply to Auburn as a Freshman for acceptance for the 2009 academic year. (we live in Ga.) He plans to go NROTC/Marine track wherever he goes to college. He already has a full ride academic scholarship in Georgia [Hope Scholarsip] but would *really* like to go NROTC at Auburn. The only way that makes financial sense [$64K out of state v. free in-state/Ga] is if he pursues and is awarded a 4 year NROTC scholarship. I...
  • Washington State GOP Web Ad--PROUD

    07/18/2008 10:04:27 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 8 replies · 93+ views
    youtube ^ | 07/17/08 | WasghingtonstateGOP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0SmE8ebD0M
  • Michelle Obama to Focus on Military Families. This Ought to Be Good.

    07/08/2008 4:39:14 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 18 replies · 125+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 8, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Apparently Michelle Obama’s pride in America (circa 2007) places her in a unique situation to understand the issues facing patriotic military families. I'm sure they'll love her.
  • Michelle Obama "Proud" vs "Really Proud" SPIN ALERT

    04/04/2008 10:01:06 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies · 120+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4-4-08 | comments by DFU
    WATCH CLIPS FROM MICHELLE OBAMA'S TWO SPEECHES The sick-o-fant press that annointed Barack Obama as our saviour is apparently trying to put a spin on his increasing annoying, ungrateful wife's comments about being proud of America. Some are trying to defend her by saying that she said it was the first time in her adult life she was "really" proud of America. That is supposed to make the anti-American comment less egregious than if she just said "proud." Well, folks, they need to be called on the spin. On February 18, she made two speeches in Wisconsin. The first...
  • Troops Proud of Progress, Mission in Iraq, Mullen Says

    03/03/2008 5:43:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 72+ views
    BAGHDAD, March 3, 2008 – There is a new, more upbeat mood among American troops in Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, fresh from meeting troops of Multinational Division North in Hawijah, Iraq, and Multinational Division Baghdad in the Rashid district, said the mood of the troops has improved since his first visit as chairman in October. “One of my vivid memories from October was how tired the troops were and what a fight they were in at the time,” the chairman said during an interview with reporters traveling with him....
  • The Real Barak Obama

    02/22/2008 9:47:14 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 14 replies · 86+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2/21/08 | Ronald Kessler
    Michelle Obama’s comment that, for the first time in her adult life, she feels proud of America helps crystallize who Barack Obama is. To be sure, the wife of a candidate is perfectly free to have views that are distinct from her husband’s. But on a matter that is so fundamental to one’s being as love of country, it is difficult to imagine that Michelle Obama would publicly twice make such a statement suggesting disdain for America unless she felt it comported with her husband’s views.
  • Hillary Clinton: 'I am so proud of Obama'

    01/13/2008 12:43:18 PM PST · by jdm · 122 replies · 698+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 13, 2008 | Sasha Johnson and Alexander Mooney
    COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) – Hours after Democrat Hillary Clinton was sharply critical of rival Barack Obama in an interview on NBC's Meet The Press, the New York senator struck a different tone on his candidacy in a predominantly African-American church in South Carolina. "Probably many of us thought we would never see the day when an African-American and a woman were competing for the presidency of the United States," Clinton said at the Northminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia. "I am so proud of my party I am so proud of my country and I am so proud of Sen....
  • America Supports You: Group Ensures Troops Get Support They Deserve

    08/06/2007 4:51:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies · 674+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2007 – Deployed servicemembers worldwide have been receiving a steady stream of care packages, e-mail and “snail mail” since 2004 from a group of “Proud Patriots” in Arizona. Proud Patriots, a troop-support group, provides morale and material support to America’s deployed military personnel worldwide through six annual care-package campaigns primarily centered on holidays, Joe Jenkins, the organization’s president, said. “We send care packages to Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Korea, Germany, Italy and Africa.” With three shipping hubs -- in Virginia, Missouri and Arizona -- the group ships packages during its six holiday-centered campaigns. “Our founder was contacted...
  • Iraqi troops make 25th ID Soldier proud

    02/19/2007 2:33:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 380+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Michael Tuttle
    Staff Sgt. James Lee, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, directs a formation of Iraqi Soldiers from the 1st Strategic Infrastructure Brigade near Kirkuk. Lee has been helping to train the 1st SIB, which protects the oil infrastructure, for the past six months. KIRKUK -- Staff Sgt. James Lee looked like a proud father. A group of Iraqi Strategic Infrastructure Brigade soldiers, who Lee has been helping to train for six months, huddled around him after showing off their warrior skills during a demonstration for Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commander, Multi-National Division -...
  • Reservists Return Home Proud of Work Done in Iraq

    10/23/2006 4:34:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 750+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Les Newport, USA
    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind., Oct. 23, 2006 -- When asked how it feels to return from a yearlong deployment to Iraq, soldiers of the 655th Transportation Company have a unified response: big smiles. Army Sgt. 1st Class Anazia Patterson welcomes home Birmingham resident Staff Sgt. Christopher Baker at Indianapolis International Airport. The two soldiers were deployed to Iraq with the Jasper, Ala.-based 655th Transportation Company and recently returned to Camp Atterbury, Ind., for processing before returning home. U.S. Army photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. When asked what they accomplished while deployed, the answers vary. But it quickly becomes...
  • Iraqi police rolling with new trucks

    09/30/2006 7:16:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 577+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt
    Lt. Ahman from the Saab al Bour Police Station gives the thumbs up after he gets in one of the six new Iraqi police trucks distributed to his police station north of Baghdad. Story and photo By Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry DivisionCAMP TAJI - In an effort to make the Taji district north of Baghdad a safer place to live, Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers provided the Iraqi police stations in Taji, Saab al Bour, Mushada and Tarmiya, with 96 new trucks to help the police units in their endeavor to fight crime...
  • Iraqi soldier proud to patrol “mean streets” of his childhood

    04/13/2006 4:36:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 662+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Antonio Rosas
    WESTERN AL ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq (April 13, 2006) -- Editor’s Note: The name of the Iraqi soldier featured in this article has been changed to protect his identity. The townspeople of Sad’ah, a town near the Iraq-Syria border wave and greet a heavily-armed Iraqi soldier as he patrols the streets, hunting for would-be insurgents. The townsfolk witnessed the man grow from a child to a trained soldier and now he is keeping them safe on a daily basis, disrupting insurgent operations in his childhood hometown. “Hadi” has an advantage over the other “Jundi” - Iraqi Army privates – since he...
  • Iraq Veterans Proud to Serve, Eager to Deploy Again

    03/30/2006 5:36:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 399+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Steve Alvarez, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 30, 2006 – With the war on terror in its fifth year, U.S. military personnel continue to pack duffle bags and don desert camouflage uniforms -- many not for the first time. "I am proud of what I accomplished during my tour in Iraq and would be proud to return, on sea or on land," Navy Lt. Cmdr. David Bitler, a surface warfare officer, said. Bitler is assigned to the USS Tarawa, which returned from a Middle East cruise in February. "Most of all, I'd be honored to work again alongside the Iraqi people, whose bravery and courage...
  • Navy Reservist Proud to Have Served in Iraq

    03/27/2006 3:21:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 202+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 27, 2006 – When Dorothy Moore was commissioned as a Navy warrant officer in February after a long application and selection process, she was fulfilling a career goal. But, she said, the most rewarding experience of her career had already passed -- her deployment to Iraq. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Dorothy Moore hands out humanitarian supplies to Iraqi children during her 2005 deployment. Moore was commissioned as a warrant officer in February 2006. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "The most important thing in my career was serving in the Middle East supporting Operation...
  • Marine Proud to be Serving in Iraq

    02/15/2006 4:01:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 251+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | Cpl. Shane Suzuki
    AR RAMADI, Iraq, Feb. 15, 2006 — The streets here are a far cry from the corner of 8th and I streets in Washington, D.C., and yet for an infantryman who joined the Marine Corps to travel the world and do his part in the war on terrorism, it is the only place he wants to be. Cpl. Jared St. Clair, an infantryman with 4th Platoon, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, has finally made it to Iraq and is making the most of his opportunity. He’s serving in the city that many experts and officials are calling the...
  • San Jose, Calif., native proud to be working with Iraqi Army

    12/14/2005 5:04:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 178+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Cpl. Shane Suzuki
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Dec. 14, 2005) -- Marines from Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, recently worked with a platoon of Iraqi Army soldiers during a security patrol through the streets here Nov. 18. Private First Class Chase Nelson, an infantryman with Company I, was one of the Marines on the patrol and was impressed with the improvements that the Iraqi Army has made during the last three months since the battalion came here. “We took the IA out and let them conduct their own patrol while we watched over them and helped critique them,” said the 20-year-old San...
  • New Freeper Baby (and Proud Freeper Dad, Again!)

    12/01/2005 2:20:48 PM PST · by TheBattman · 33 replies · 832+ views
    If you have to ask.... ^ | 12/1/2005 | Me
    Selah Elaine was born at 7:42 AM on Monday, November 18. At birth, she was 7 lbs. 3 oz. and 19 inches long. What an amazing comparison to Anna, our first child who was 3 lbs. 11 oz. at birth.! Mother and new baby are doing great. We all came home from the hospital this afternoon. I think her big sister, Anna, loves her too!For my previous thread 20 months ago with our first daughter Anna: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1107651/posts
  • Loganville native proud to serve third tour in Iraq

    10/14/2005 4:55:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 268+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Sgt. Josh H. Hauser
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Oct. 14, 2005) -- Some people go their whole life wondering if they ever made a difference. Marines don’t have that problem. –Ronald Regan, 40th President of the United States of America. One Marine who says he will never have that problem as well is Cpl. David P. Dees of Loganville, Ga. Dees is a motor transportation operator assigned to Transportation Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward), here. At 22 years of age, Dees has just begun his third tour in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His first stint...
  • A rite of passage unlike any other

    10/10/2005 7:14:41 AM PDT · by Sailor6468 · 2 replies · 985+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Recruit Daniel Murphy, who in college was a 325-pound offensive lineman protecting quarterbacks and opening holes for running backs, lost 100 pounds to join the U.S. Marines, the military's swift-moving, expeditionary shock troops.
  • Judge used 'penis pump' during murder case

    09/28/2005 7:05:57 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 124 replies · 4,059+ views
    icWales network ^ | September 26, 2005 | Staff
    Judge used 'penis pump' during murder case Sep 26 2005 icWales   A US judge will go on trial today charged with three counts of indecent exposure after allegedly masturbating using a “penis pump” while presiding over a murder case.Witnesses claim they could hear the noise of the device coming from beneath the robes of Donald Thompson as he sat on the bench.The 58-year-old former district judge had served at Creek County Court, Oklahoma, where he was charged, for 22 years.The sex toy will be presented as evidence during the trial.The court has also permitted testimony that a second pump...
  • Servicemembers Proud to Support Katrina Response

    09/06/2005 4:17:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 216+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 6, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2005 – Servicemembers supporting hurricane-relief efforts along the Gulf Coast agree that while it's heartbreaking to see the massive devastation left in Hurricane Katrina's wake, they're happy to be able to roll up their sleeves to help their fellow countrymen. That's the across-the-board assessment of the military responders who, U.S. Northern Command officials reported today, number almost 14,000 active-duty troops and more than 38,000 National Guardsmen, a force expected to continue to grow in the days ahead. Regardless of their missions -- conducting search-and-rescue operations, evacuating displaced residents, providing law-and-order support, or distributing food and water --...
  • Mama Rangel and the Mailman (Charlie is proud that the family never helped his mother)

    03/03/2005 5:02:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 686+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 3/03/05 | The Maha
    Mama Rangel and the Mailman March 3, 2005 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Charlie Rangel is back. Here he's accusing the president of pitting young against old, and black against white. RANGEL: The president has attempted to polarize sometimes the young against the old [sic] by saying they're getting a bad deal, or the black males against the white males saying that we have a disparity. RUSH: All right, stop the tape. Look, the fact of the matter is, folks, that the simple answer to this is, it is the Democrats who specifically divide groups against each other. It's in their playbook....
  • NYT as a business

    01/07/2005 9:46:32 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 107+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 7, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    Business Week Magazine has a cover story on the future of The New York Times. Coverage of the business strategy and economic prospects (not terribly encouraging) is pretty good. BW is rather sympathetic and admiring of Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the paper's hereditary publisher, and does not even mention his widely-used nickname "Pinch" - probably an effort to protect his dignity. BW is nearly as leftist in its editorial stance as the Times itself, so the role of the NYT's extreme ideological bias is downplayed. Here is what BW has to say on the topic. The growing polarization of the body...
  • 53-year-old Marine proud to get recalled

    12/21/2004 3:34:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1,462+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/21/04 | Carolyn Kaster - AP
    LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - This is what Frank Ryan is bringing with him to Iraq: Fourteen pairs of socks, 10 pairs of underwear, eight uniforms, and an alarm clock with his son Matthew's picture in it. Four razors, the lubricated kind for dry shaving, a knife, one sweater, two hats, long thermal underwear for sleeping and more family photos on a CD. And that's not to mention the venison jerky for instant protein from Jan and Chuck Soulliard, friends from the post office. Ryan is a 53-year-old retired Marine colonel with 32 years of active and reserve duty under his...
  • Mission Accomplished ~ Operation Season's Greetings ~ Thank You!

    11/28/2004 6:54:58 PM PST · by MoJo2001 · 119 replies · 4,492+ views
    FR Canteen & ProudPatriots.com
    ~ Operation Season's Greetings Update ~ The FR Canteen and Proud Patriots.com would like to thank everyone that sent items for us to send to our military contacts around the world. The response has been overwhelming and greatly appreciated. Items continue to arrive even after the deadline period which was November 15th. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!   Items Donated # Received Donors Games ---> Board 174 Everyone Games ---> Handheld 59 Everyone Games ---> Game Consoles PS2 - 65, Xbox - 9, GameCube - 75 Air Force Squadron & Everyone! Games ---> Games For Consoles 260 Games...
  • A Kerry Voter with Class

    11/04/2004 12:07:15 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 43 replies · 1,531+ views
    email | 11-04-2004 | Anonymous
    My friend, a married mother with a 2-yr-old son, and I have been trading quite a few emails concerning my being for Bush and her voting for Kerry. I thought this was a very good reflection she had post-election: After I voted on Tuesday (which by the way - I walked at least 3 miles to do pushing Kirk since they had me down for a different place.) I walked out proud. Proud to feel safe in America. Proud to see that both canidates cared so much about this election that they traveled everywhere to prove their points. I was...
  • Kerry: an empty suit

    10/08/2004 3:39:51 AM PDT · by Dave Hamilton · 6 replies · 303+ views
    Dave Hamilton
    How many times have we heard well-intentioned Americans, with much justification, saying they didn't want a Washington "insider" running things during presidential campaigns? Carter, Reagan, Clinton (barf!), and Dubya were all elected in part because of that sentiment alone. Now comes John Kerry, an ultimate Washington insider who has done NOTHING in two decades as a United Sates senator to make any significant headway or noticeably improve anyone's life. How many significant bills bear his name or influence? Yep, that's what I thought. So he's been a real "leader" in Washington...right, and Michael Moore should be president in 2008! This...
  • A New York Welcome for Vice President Cheney

    08/30/2004 7:41:26 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 15 replies · 518+ views
    Bush-Cheney '04 ^ | 29 August 2004 | Michael Turk
    A NEW YORK WELCOME FOR VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY As a throng of enthusiastic supporters waved and cheered, Vice President Dick Cheney traced the route so many Americans took to get to New York and arrived at Ellis Island. Arriving on the island by sea aboard Liberty IV, the Vice President was greeted by Boy Scouts, Veterans, a marching band and a Scottish Pipe and Drum Corp. After an introduction that included remarks by Rep. Vito Fosella, Rudy Giuliani, and Governor Pataki, the Vice President gave a rousing speech praising the City of New York and the spirit that brought people...
  • **Noteworthy: U.S. GIs Speak of ROK-US Friendship IN KOREAN LANGUAGE (Dateline: Seoul, Korea)**

    07/07/2004 8:54:17 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 3 replies · 605+ views
    Hankook Ilbo Newspaper (in English), South Korea ^ | 7 July 2004 | Hankook Ilbo Newspaper (In English)
    GIs Speak of ROK-US Friendship in Korean By Jung Sung-ki -- Thirteen U.S. soldiers Wednesday took turns in speaking at the podium of a theater in Yongsan Garrison, the center of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), Seoul, but the language they had chosen was not English but Korean. While their pronunciation may have been awkward, their zeal was also evident. Accompanying the speeches by those trying their hand at the Korean language was the laughter of a theater full of their fellow soldiers. There seemed to be no place for stage fright. This was how the sixth Korean speech contest...
  • Ronnie's Song

    06/08/2004 6:31:19 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 7 replies · 115+ views
    U.S. Dreams ^ | 6-8-04 | self
    I was sitting here thinking of President Reagan, and what he loved that we share. It was then that I remembered what I considered The Gipper's theme song, one that makes me proud every time I here it.
  • Father of 'American Idol' finalist charged in waitress incident(proud papa)

    05/28/2004 5:21:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 831+ views
    Father of 'American Idol' finalist charged in waitress incident Associated Press Posted on Fri, May. 28, 2004 COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - The father of a former "American Idol" finalist was charged Friday with simple battery after being accused by a waitress of making an unwelcome sexual advance. Former Atlanta police chief Eldrin Bell, the father of former "Idol" finalist Justin Guarini, was formally arrested Friday after a court hearing on the matter. Bell was released on his own recognizance. The 68-year-old Bell, a candidate for chairman of the Clayton County Commission, was Atlanta's police chief from 1990 to 1994. In...
  • America The Beautiful, And Selfish And Spoiled

    09/17/2003 10:34:23 AM PDT · by TYBEEISLAND · 10 replies · 178+ views
    BushCountry.com
    America The Beautiful, And Selfish And Spoiled I sat in my seat of the Boeing 767 waiting for everyone to hurry and stow their carry-ons and grab a seat so we could start what I was sure to be a long , uneventful flight home. With the huge capacity and slow moving people taking their time to stuff luggage far too big for the overhead and never paying much attention to holding up the growing line behind them, I simply shook my head knowing that this flight was not starting out very well. I was anxious to get home to...
  • Proud to Be Catholic (Flash Movie)

    09/05/2003 8:39:43 AM PDT · by el_chupacabra · 12 replies · 144+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 09.05.03 | Catholic Exchange
    Proud To Be Catholic
  • Hillary 2008

    06/20/2003 9:29:12 AM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies · 291+ views
    Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal) ^ | Thursday, June 19, 2003 | MICHAEL BARONE
    <p>Yes, she's running for president. Is that good for the Democrats?</p> <p>There is not much mystery about the political ambition or political strategy of Hillary Rodham Clinton. She wants to be president. She ran for senator in New York in 2000 because the job would make her a more plausible candidate for president and because she preferred being a senator to being a former first lady. She journeyed methodically to all 62 counties in New York on a "listening tour" and learned about the special problems of upstate New York. Upstaters, like most Americans, love to be visited by celebrities, and her travels enabled her--as similar travels enabled Robert Kennedy in 1964--to win a near-majority in usually Republican upstate, which, together with her big majority in Democratic New York City, resulted in a solid statewide victory.</p>
  • I Am Proud To Serve My Country Beer

    05/28/2003 11:43:26 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 232+ views
    the onion.com ^ | 5.25.03 | Duane Kenniff
    Our country has witnessed its fair share of trials and tribulations lately. We have endured wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We have lived under the near-constant threat of terrorist attack at home. Many young Americans have heard the call to serve and, stirred by love of country and a deep sense of patriotic duty, they have responded. Some have served in the Army, others in the Marines. As for myself, I have served Coors Light. I am proud to serve my country beer. Our nation nobly faces any challenge with chins out and backs straight. We don't back down, no...