Sunday, April 27, 2008

The L.A Times...All the Crap that's fit to print!

The L.A. Times in all its "wisdom" has decided that because Presidential Candidate John McCain is receiving a disability pension for the U.S. Navy that he may not be "fit" to serve a President.

And in a further insult to a man who was tortured for his country as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, they question the pension's tax-free status.

As a POW, Lt. Commander John S. McCain was badly wounded, his captors refused to treat his injuries, instead torturing and interrogating him to gain information. Only when the North Vietnamese discovered that his father was a top admiral did they give him medical care. McCain spent six weeks in the Hoa Loa hospital, receiving marginal care. McCain was sent to a different camp on the outskirts of Hanoi in December 1967, into a cell with two other Americans who did not expect him to live a week. In March 1968, McCain was put into solitary confinement, where he would remain for two years.

In July 1968, McCain's father was named commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam Theater. McCain was immediately offered early release. The North Vietnamese wanted a worldwide propaganda coup by appearing merciful, and also wanted to show other POWs that elites like McCain were willing to be treated preferentially. McCain turned down the offer of repatriation; he would only accept the offer if every man taken in before him was released as well.

In August of 1968, a program of severe torture began on McCain, at the same time as he was suffering from dysentery and McCain made an anti-American propaganda "confession". He has always felt that his statement was dishonorable, but as he would later write, "I had learned what we all learned over there: Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine. "His injuries left him permanently incapable of raising his arms above his head. He subsequently received two to three beatings per week because of his continued refusal to sign additional statements. Other American POWs were similarly tortured and maltreated in order to extract "confessions" and propaganda statements, with many enduring even worse treatment than McCain.

This is a man who has endured, survived, accomplished and excelled despite his wartime injuries. For the "Socialist" L.A. Times to infer that Senator McCain is not fit to be President is an insult to all who've served this country. Would this paper have ever dared to make the same claim of President Franklin D, Roosevelt back in the '30s and '40s? Would this "newspaper" ever have the balls to publish photos or print stories of FDR in his wheelchair or his struggling to stand upright with his crutches? I doubt it.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Boston vs Montreal - Game 7

Do we dare to think that these Bruins will win tonight in Montreal?

We Shall See!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Mrs. Clinton, a Gun Totin' Church goer? Nah!

She described herself as a pro-gun churchgoer, recalling that her father taught her how to shoot a gun when she was a young girl and said that her faith “is the faith of my parents and my grandparents.”

Just when I think I've heard it all from Mrs. Clinton, she suddenly claims she relates to Gun Owners and Church going people. Did she all of a sudden have this revelation that maybe, just maybe the authors of our Constitution had it right, that the Second Amendment guarantees the private ownership of guns by it's citizens? And never seen much in a way of public religious conversation on her part either.

Ok, since religion is in my opinion a private matter, I'll be kind enough to leave that between Mrs. Clinton and her higher power as she may see it. So let's just see a couple of items regarding Hillary's public record on gun ownership.

First let's read the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

In 1998 she agreed in principle to treating gun manufacturers in the same way that government went after Big Tobacco. The thought was that initiating class action suits against gun manufacturers would cripple the industry in such a way that they would no longer sell to private citizens. Good idea. Let's put more honest, hardworking Americans out of work. The poor criminals will now have to get their weapons from the black market. Oh, wait. Isn't that where they get them now?

The time was September of 2000. Hillary is quoted as saying: "We have to keep guns away from people who shouldn't have them". Wow, what a genius! No one ever thought of that before. Law abiding citizens should not be barred from owning firearms...Period!

I would like to see a picture, if one existed, of Mrs. Clinton holding a weapon. I think it might be in the nature of her posing with some of those Black Panthers that she defended back in the late '60s.

Maybe she sported an Afro while brandishing a sawed off Remington.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Absolut Mexico? No - Absolut-ly Wrong!

A new advertising campaign by Swedish vodka maker Absolut shows a North American map as it appeared before the Mexican-American war of 1848 where after the United States annexed what is now the southwestern states.

Are they serious? Did some ad exec come up with this idea after consuming vast quantities of the product? Or is it some open borders proponent's geopolitical fantasy?

This goes to show how multi-national companies are starting to view America. They must feel that our time is upon us to be showing this kind of disdain for our nation. Or are they just pandering to the illegals in America to gain a larger market share?

What next? Is Absolut going to advertise a map of the USA showing the Confederate States of America in the south?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I think I'd Trust the Original Stooges More!

I know it's April 1st, but seriously, is this the best we can do?