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  • Is there an alternative to Whorealdo and Judge Janine?

    07/13/2013 9:09:46 PM PDT · by Vendome · 46 replies
    Vanity | 7/13/2013 | Vendome
    I'm just trying to get good info on TV and know already what I'd be treated to on the other channels but, I turn on Fox and there's Whorealdo, couching his language that implies Zimm was wrong. Further, he invites Judge Janine Piero and they both go on and on about Stand your Ground and the law needs to be changed because it leads to far too many vagaries and can only result in further unnecessary deaths.
  • Barbara Boxer: Serving in Uniform Just Like Being a Politician

    07/31/2010 10:04:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 3+ views
    big government ^ | 7/31/10 | Paul Chabot
    During a campaign stop in Inglewood, California this past weekend, Barbara Boxer’s disrespectful attitude toward our armed forces was on full display when she equated the experiences of Members of Congress with the experiences of those who have put their lives on the line serving our country in uniform. Boxer said this, at an event during which she was supposed to help break ground on new housing for homeless veterans: “We know that if you have veterans in one place where they can befriend each other and talk to each other. You know when you’ve gone through similar things you...
  • Bombshell: Democratic Senate candidate lied about serving in Vietnam; Update: “Hit job”?

    05/17/2010 7:33:57 PM PDT · by curth · 28 replies · 1,279+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 17, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Not just any Democratic Senate candidate, either. It’s Richard Blumenthal, current attorney general of Connecticut, whom Chris Dodd made way for by retiring earlier this year. He’s been leading all Republican challengers by upwards of 20 points in the polls and was considered a mortal lock to win the seat in November. Until now. Follow the link for the full background of his military history. The five deferments aren’t the problem. This is the problem: “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008....
  • Blumenthal Lied About Serving In Vietnam

    05/17/2010 7:21:54 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 27 replies · 846+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 05/17/10 | CaroleL
    If you've ever wondered why politicians often tell gargantuous lies even though the truth is so easily revealed, you're really going to be scratching your head on this one. At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Connecticut Attorney General and Democratic Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal said, "We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam." He may be right about learning something but Mr. Blumenthal never served in Vietnam.
  • Democrat Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal Lied About Serving In Vietnam

    05/17/2010 7:18:18 PM PDT · by csd · 12 replies · 439+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | May 17, 2010 | Conservative American
    Current Attorney General of Connecticut, and democratic contender for the Senate seat currently held by Chris Dodd, Richard Blumenthal, has apparently lied about serving in Vietnam: "“We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.” ...There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained...
  • BREAKING: Democratic CT-SEN Candidate Richard Blumenthal Has Lied For Years About Serving in Vietnam

    05/17/2010 6:59:42 PM PDT · by JerseyRepub · 19 replies · 1,392+ views
    redstate.com ^ | 5-17-2010 | Dan McLaughlin
    The NY Times has the story; the longtime crusading state Attorney General (he was Eliot Spitzer before Eliot Spitzer was), Richard Blumenthal has sometimes just implied it, but on other occasions (including one the NYT has on video) he’s said outright that he served in the Marines in Vietnam, when in fact he enlisted in a stateside Marine Reserve unit only near the end of the war after obtaining five draft deferments to pursue his legal education. The deferments are nothing to be proud of, but they’re a common enough story among male political leaders of that generation in both...
  • Bombshell: Democratic Senate candidate lied about serving in Vietnam

    05/17/2010 6:51:54 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 54 replies · 2,107+ views
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 17, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not just any Democratic Senate candidate, either. It’s Richard Blumenthal, current attorney general of Connecticut, whom Chris Dodd made way for by retiring earlier this year. He’s been leading all Republican challengers by upwards of 20 points in the polls and was considered a mortal lock to win the seat in November. Until now. Follow the link for the full background of his military history. The five deferments aren’t the problem. This is the problem: “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008....
  • Face of Defense: Children Carry on Family's Military Tradition

    01/27/2010 3:38:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 195+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Elaine Wilson
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2010 – While most parents carry around a tattered, wallet-sized photo or two of their kids, Mary Scott has about a dozen 8-by-10s ready for display. Upon request, she whips out her family portraits with the speed of a Wild West six-shooter. Her now-grown children are posed in various scenes outside, mostly clad in camouflage. All six of her children, she tells people with pride, are in the military. “My children are my heroes,” she said. “My husband and I always let them know how proud we are of them and how proud they should be.” Five...
  • Face of Defense: Army Officer Leads Family Into Service

    01/25/2010 3:13:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 290+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Elaine Wilson
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2010 – As the eldest of six children, Army Capt. Kate Gowel always felt a desire to lead. She first led the way into the military -- a path all five of her siblings soon followed -- and later led the way in her career as a military lawyer. Army Capt. Kate Gowel, left, and her sister, Air Force Capt. Karoline Scott, meet up during their deployments in Iraq. Gowel, a military lawyer, was the first of six siblings to join the military. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I honestly think we have a...
  • Face of Defense: Cadet Tackles West Point Challenge

    01/25/2010 3:11:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 341+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Elaine Wilson
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2010 – As the youngest of six children in his family, Adam Scott had some big military shoes to fill. Adam Scott, third from left, poses for a picture with his family at his parents’ home in Lorton, Va. Scott is a sophomore at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. His five siblings all joined the military. Three of them attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., as did his father and his grandfathers on both sides. On his father’s side, he...
  • Face of Defense: Children Carry on Family's Military Tradition

    01/25/2010 2:58:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Elaine Wilson
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2010 – While most parents carry around a tattered, wallet-sized photo or two of their kids, Mary Scott has about a dozen 8-by-10s ready for display. Clockwise from left, West Point Cadet Adam Scott, Army 1st Lt. Kerney Scott, now Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Alec Scott, Army Capt. Andy Scott, now Air Force Capt. Karoline Scott and Army Capt. Kate Gowel pose at their parents’ house in Lorton, Va. The Scott children all chose to join the military, carrying on a legacy of active-duty service that’s lasted more than 130 years. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • Face of Defense: Iraqi-Born Soldier Serves Two Countries He Calls Home

    10/09/2008 4:24:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 418+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Daniel Blottenberger, USA
    BAGHDAD, Oct. 9, 2008 – Most American soldiers serving in Iraq count down the days to when they can pack up their bags and return home. But for one soldier serving in Multinational Division Baghdad’s 18th Military Police Brigade, returning home meant deploying to Iraq. Army Spc. Emad Jadan, left, an interpreter with Multinational Division Baghdad’s 18th Military Police Brigade, translates Arabic to English and vice versa at a ceremony to honor fallen Iraqi police officers at the Baghdad Provincial Directorate of Police headquarters station, Sept. 23, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Blottenberger  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • Severely Wounded Troops Find Meaningful Ways to Continue Serving

    07/13/2007 5:09:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 516+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 13, 2007 – Army Sgt. John Keith likes to finish what he starts. So even after a rocket-propelled grenade tore into the door of his Humvee during his deployment to Iraq, leaving his leg dangling, he wasn’t willing to give up his 15-year military career. Army Sgt. John Keith is among a growing legion of severely wounded troops who have opted to continue their military service. Despite losing a leg in Iraq, Keith now serves with the Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier program at Fort Belvoir, Va. Here, he holds an “eagle cane” presented by the Northern...
  • Married Couple Dedicated to Serving in Iraq

    01/19/2007 4:12:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 335+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Polli Barnes Keller
    Married couple Bill and Cathy Hood serve with the Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers courtesy photo Married Couple Dedicated to Serving in Iraq Bill and Cathy Hood do their part by assisting in the reconstruction of Iraq. By Polli Barnes Keller Gulf Region North TIKRIT, Iraq, Jan. 19, 2007 -- What makes a married couple decide to pack their personal belongings and close up the homestead to work in Iraq? Bill and Cathy Hood can answer that question. Married for 14 years and coming from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, the...
  • Serving through the season: Staff Sgt. Joey Crowell

    12/19/2006 3:38:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 219+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Leigh Bellinger
    12/19/2006 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) -- After more than six years in the Air Force, Staff Sgt. Joey Crowell has gotten accustomed to working during the holidays. That's why Christmas this year in the Crowell household probably won't be happening on the 25th. "Being away five Christmases of those six it's really easy if you're flexible," he said inside the headquarters of U.S. Air Forces in Europe where he is a shift supervisor with security forces. So that means he and his wife, Tulsi, move the date of Christmas depending on his work schedule. "You just make the...
  • Pentagon Service Honors 9/11 Victims, Troops Serving Today

    09/11/2006 5:31:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 293+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2006 -- Pentagon employees gathered here today to remember those lost Sept. 11, 2001, as well as those serving in uniform today in the global war on terror, with prayer, reflection and a musical tribute by Selah, a contemporary Christian group. The Pentagon’s chaplains hosted the nondenominational Pentagon employee memorial service, encouraging those in attendance to remember those killed at the hands of terrorists five years ago today and to seek healing in their faith. “Your presence here pays tribute to those who lost their lives on September the 11th of 2001,” said Army Chaplain (Col.)...
  • U.S. Soldiers Serving in Afghanistan Become American Citizens

    07/05/2006 4:49:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 695+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Robert R. Ramon
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, July 5, 2006 – Twenty-seven U.S. soldiers serving on the front lines of the war on terror in Afghanistan became the newest American citizens here yesterday during a special Independence Day overseas military naturalization ceremony here. Army Pvt. 1st Class Joyce Nanquil (front row, second from right), recites the oath of allegiance during a special July 4 naturalization ceremony at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Nanquil, assigned to Company E, 310th Aviation Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, and a native of the Philippines, was one of 27 U.S. soldiers serving on the front lines of the war...
  • Allegations Reinforce Values of Those Serving Honorably, Pace Says

    07/04/2006 12:58:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 154+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, July 4, 2006 – Allegations of wrongdoing by some U.S. servicemembers serving in Iraq reinforce the values of those who serve with honor, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. In Independence Day appearances on morning news programs, Marine Gen. Peter Pace was asked for his reaction to a former soldier being arrested in North Carolina yesterday and charged with rape and murder, as well as other recent allegations being investigated. "It is unfortunate when some folks are accused of doing those kinds of things, but it just reinforces to the 99.9 percent of the American...
  • Wounded warriors can continue serving

    06/06/2006 4:03:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 555+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Krishna M. Gamble
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 6, 2006) – The Army is opening doors for severely wounded Soldiers, allowing them to continue serving. Representatives from 23 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command agencies offered more than 400 military and defense department jobs to men and women missing limbs and suffering from other injuries at a Wounded Warrior Job Fair at Walter Reed Army Medical Center June. 2. “We want them to know that they are wanted for continuous service in uniform or as a civilian,” said Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp, commanding general of the U.S. Army Accessions Command and deputy...
  • 20-Year Airman Works to Instill Same Pride That Keeps Him Serving

    05/03/2006 5:40:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 186+ views
    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany, May 3, 2006 – Family tradition may be what inspired Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tom Landenberg to join the military, but 20 years later, he said it's pride that keeps him serving. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tom Landenberg said pride inspired him to join the Air Force and keeps him serving as he helps prepare young airmen for combat duty. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Larry Chambers, USCG  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Pine Mount, Ga., native followed in the footsteps of his father, a 22-year veteran of the Army and Coast...
  • Bush: U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Serving on 'Frontier of Freedom'

    03/01/2006 4:18:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 150+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, March 1, 2006 – President Bush today thanked U.S. troops serving on the "frontier of freedom" at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. "I'm proud of our United States military," he said during a surprise visit to Afghanistan, his first trip to the country. "Many of you volunteered for service after Sept. 11, 2001. You saw that our nation was attacked, and when the country called upon you, you said, 'Let me serve.'" Bush told the troops they are accomplishing two important missions in Afghanistan. "One is finding an enemy and bringing them to justice so they don't hurt our fellow...
  • 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...
  • Husband, wife serving at Balad

    01/18/2006 8:55:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 362+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Tammie Moore
    1/18/2006 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Air Force families find ways to stay connected when separated -- phone calls, emails, and internet chats stretching over 10 time zones are commonplace. But nothing beats seeing a spouse face-to-face. Deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, Staff Sgt. Millie Nordman knows how it feels to be separated from her husband. She and her husband have endured deployment separation twice. But today, rather than speaking into a phone receiver to talk to her husband, Sergeant Nordman just meets him for a game of putt-putt golf. Husband Staff Sgt. Craig Nordman is also...
  • Barghouti: Palestinian Addiction to Terror

    11/27/2005 5:07:56 PM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 457+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 27, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Once again, convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti is trying to "lead" his people from inside an Israeli prison. If his win in primaries in the West Bank on Friday provides any insight into the Palestinian popular mood, it is that they are still addicted to terrorist "leaders" like Barghouti. According to the BBC: He [Barghouti] is serving five life terms in an Israeli jail for the killing of four Israelis and a Greek monk. Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said there was no chance of Barghouti getting an early release. Barghouti, 46, won 34,000 out of 40,000 votes - affirming...
  • Uncle, niece serving together in Iraq

    11/21/2005 5:08:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 361+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 21, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Tammie Moore
    11/21/2005 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- When serving half a world away from home, many servicemembers treasure the little tokens they brought with them to remind them of home. Senior Master Sgt. Michael Brimmer, the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, has more than that -- his niece, Army Spc. Angela Fekken. Specialist Fekken, a 1436th Engineer Company truck driver, has been deployed to Logistics Support Area Anaconda almost a year. That affected her uncle's decision to come here. "I volunteered to deploy and was given a list of places I could go to," Sergeant Brimmer said....
  • Military dog handlers find satisfaction in serving at the front (WOOF-WOOF!!)

    10/26/2005 5:08:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 294+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Wayne C. Edmiston
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Oct. 25, 2005) -- ‘Man’s best friend’ is a term of endearment that has been used by dog lovers for years, and in Iraq that brotherhood continues saving the lives of hundreds of service members. The noses and training of the military working dogs here assist in finding some of the largest weapons caches in Al Anbar province. Leading this pack of dedicated canines is a select group of Marines and an Airman. For Cpl. Justin T. Hanna, his dog Chang, 6, Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Johnson, his dog Charlie, 4, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Brook...
  • New citizen serving his adopted country as a Marine

    08/21/2005 12:15:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 414+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 21, 2005 | Cpl. Ruben D. Maestre
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Aug. 21, 2005) -- Some people are destined to serve, even if it is in the new country they have adopted. In 1995, as a young teenager growing up in Haiti, Cpl. Berony Nelson remembers seeing U.S. Marines conducting security operations and humanitarian missions there. “I remember seeing Marines trying to help out,” said the 24-year-old Marine currently serving in Iraq. “I wanted to join them and be like one of them. I always wanted to be in the military.” Today, the Haitian immigrant-turned U.S. Marine and American citizen has spent more time serving in the military...
  • NY: Rapist found serving as NY foster parent

    05/25/2005 10:04:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 625+ views
    WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities are investigating how a convicted rapist was allowed to serve as a foster parent to as many as 50 children before his past was discovered. State laws prohibit all convicted felons, particularly those convicted of sex crimes or crimes of violence, from being foster parents or adopting children, except in rare instances. But Nicholas Chaney told WWNY-TV in Watertown Tuesday that he may have cared for as many as 50 foster children since late 2001 and even adopted a child while living in upstate New York. Chaney said he listed his felony sex crime conviction...
  • Lent 2005, Prayer, Reflection, Action for All

    02/08/2005 10:05:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 92 replies · 2,629+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | 02-09-04 | EWTN
    Click here for each day's prayers, reflections and proposed action steps.
  • "Bill's Big But Book" CARTOON featuring Bill Clinton's memoir... it might as well say "kick me"

    06/20/2004 2:28:13 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 28 replies · 377+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 6/20/2004 | IPWGOP
    June 20, 2004Bill’s Big But Book“It’s the timing, stupid!” Bill Clinton’s memoir debut is already mirroring his presidency, with a virtual roller coaster of bumpy ups and downs this week ... ·        CBS’s Dan Rather gushes he read the book and rates it “five stars out of five stars.” ·        The New York Times trashes it, calling it, “sloppy, self-indulgent and often eye-crossingly dull — the sound of one man prattling away, not for the reader, but for himself and some distant recording angel of history.”·        Bill Clinton declares, "The whole [impeachment] battle was a badge of honor. I...