Tag: United States Marine Corps

Wounded vet stands up to Nanny State city government

Another example of a city government that has allowed power to go to their heads. Via The Right Scoop

Eddie Colosimo runs Holy Hill’s Bikers for First Amendments Rights restaurant and bar. It’s a non-profit that helps support military veterans.

Colosimo, a wounded Marine Corps vet, is passionate about United States Armed Forces. His granddaughter, grandson, and son-in-law are all serving in different branches of the military. So, Colosimo decided to fly military flags representing all our servicemen and women in front of his the restaurant.

“These flags represent our men and women all over the world for us today!” he said.

These flags have been here every weekend for two years, but just this week, Colosimo received a letter from the city informing him that flying the flags violates a new city code passed in March.

“The fines will start today (Friday) for every day the flags fly,” he told us. “Please don’t try to tell me my Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force flags are flutter signs, and compare them to beer signs. That doesn’t fly!”

The new law requires businesses to apply for a permit to display a temporary sign or banner on their property; however, the American, POW, and state flags are allowed.

Oh I see, if he begs permission from the city, and pays them off, then he will be allowed to fly them on HIS property. My bet is that the city backs down

 

Harry Reid is still a despicable troll

Senator Weasel Dick earning his nickname

On the Senate floor on Tuesday morning, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appeared to suggest that military training exercises — like the one that led to the deaths of seven Marines at the Hawthorne Army Depot – are compromised by the automatic sequestration cuts, prompting immediate criticism from Marine officials.

“Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military — so important,” Reid said. “But one of the things in the sequester is we need to cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written.”

Of course, the  Marines have a different story

Later in the day on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC, NBC Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski indicated that there had been some pushback from Marine officials.

“Luke [Russert], you opened that segment with a sound bite from Senate Majority Leader Democrat Harry Reid expressing his condolences,” Miklaszewski said . But also during that statement, there was an implication there that under sequestration, when budgets are cut, that we may see more of these — that it may put the Marines and others and soldiers at risk because of the budget cuts.”

“Now I can tell you, Marine Corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what Harry Reid implied, saying that this this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance, had nothing to do with the budget cuts,” he continued. “There were no corners cut. And if they couldn’t afford to have all the safety precautions into place, they wouldn’t do the exercise. And in fact, one Marine Corps told us just, one Marine Corps official told us a short time ago, he considers this nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.”

What a political hack Reid is, truly a disgarce

 

 

Chris Hayes epitomizes the definition of educated beyond one’s hat size

I like to say that people who are, while educated, lacking in real wisdom, are educated beyond their hat size. What I mean is that they do not possess the ability to apply their education to the real world. They are, at times, lacking common sense, and do not, apparently have the capacity to accept simple truths. These people are too enamored with nuance. I have worked with such people. Yes they are intelligent, well educated, but they can never seem to grasp that the solution to a problem, or the answer to a question might be the simplest one available. Maybe to them, simple always equals stupid. Their addiction to over thinking and over analyzing everything prevents them from accepting that some things just are what they are.

This is not to say, of course, that every answer or solution is simple, but often times they are. Our Founders had great wisdom. Yes, they were thinkers, that IS part of being wise. But wisdom also comes from accepting simple truths. Truths that are self-evident. Truths like we are created with certain rights, and simple truths like people are best left to do for themselves in most situations. Simple truths seem to escape folks like Chris Hayes of MSNBS, News Busters has a clip of Hayes admitting that he in “uncomfortable” acknowledging that we call those who die fighting for our country heroes. That would seem obvious to most of us. We would take it for granted that they are heroic figures. We can accept that we owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude. We can accept that without them, we have lost our freedoms long ago.

For Hayes, though, that is just too straight forward. He confuses honoring the fallen with justifying war. Again, it is a simple, and I would say undeniable fact that sometimes violence, and war is the highest form of violence is a necessity, But, Hayes seems to struggle with that very basic truth, therefore, he struggles with calling our fallen heroes. News Busters has the video of his “well educated” but unwise mind struggling to comprehend something that really is so very simple.

Effete: affected, overrefined, and ineffectual; see “Chris Hayes.”  OK, I appended the name of the MSNBC host to the dictionary definition.  But if ever you wanted to see the human embodiment of the adjective in action, have a look at the video from his MSNBC show this morning of the too-refined-by-half Hayes explaining why he is “uncomfortable” in calling America’s fallen military members “heroes.”  

Hayes is worried that doing so is “rhetorically proximate” to justifications for more war.  Oh, the rhetorical proximity!

Here is the transcript of Hayes babbling his way to rhetorical proximity intellectual bankruptcy

CHRIS HAYES: Thinking today and observing Memorial Day, that’ll be happening tomorrow.  Just talked with Lt. Col. Steve Burke [sic, actually Beck], who was a casualty officer with the Marines and had to tell people [inaudible].  Um, I, I, ah, back sorry, um, I think it’s interesting because I think it is very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words “heroes.” Um, and, ah, ah, why do I feel so comfortable [sic] about the word “hero”?  I feel comfortable, ah, uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism: hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers and things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. But maybe I’m wrong about that.

Good Grief! Could there be a better example of educated beyond tour hat size than this buffoon? Education without any wisdom is worthless.

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One very bad man

Chris Kyle is a Navy Seal sniper, with over 160 kills to his credit

Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle has the nickname “the legend.” It’s a title given to him by his fellow soldiers. And once you hear his story, you’ll understand why.

Kyle is the “deadliest in U.S. history,” the New York Post says. So how many kills have earned him that designation? Just 160. He details many of them — and many other stories — in his new book, “American Sniper,” which hits bookstores today.

For example, he recalled taking out seven insurgents in Fallujah around Thanksgiving 2004:

It’s November 2004. Thanksgiving time. The second battle of Fallujah has launched, and Kyle is swaddled in silence atop an upturned baby crib, studying the enemy through a Nightforce 4.5-22 power scope attached to a .300 Win Mag rifle.

He’s feeling badass.

“We just got word that the president of Iraq said that anyone left in the city is bad — meaning, clear to shoot,” he recalled for The Post. “From that point on, every fighting-age male was a target.”

That was just fine with Kyle, who spent five weeks in the hideout, protecting Marines on the ground and bagging seven confirmed kills — adding to his official total of 160, making him the deadliest sniper in US history.

“After the first kill, the others come easy. I don’t have to psych myself up, or do anything mentally — I look through the scope, get the target in the cross hairs and kill my enemy before he kills one of my people,” Kyle writes in his new autobiography […] .

Oh no, social engineering vs our military

Stacy, at The Other McCain has the scoop on how repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell could be bad for our military

This is going to work out real smooth:

Four branches of the military have begun sending training material to 2.2 million active and reserve troops as a prelude to opening the ranks to gays, with instructions on, for example, what to do if an officer sees two male Marines kissing in a shopping mall.
Key themes are that sexual orientation will no longer be a bar to service, that all service members must respect each other, and that the partners of gay troops will not receive the benefits of heterosexual spouses.
“We are going to make [gay ban] repeal training expeditiously,” said Maj. Joel Harper, an Air Force spokesman at the Pentagon. “It’s great training.” . . .
The Marine Corps, which a Pentagon survey found holds deep opposition to lifting the ban, plans to publicly release its training material April 1. A Marine source provided copies to The Washington Times.
The vignette about seeing two male Marines kissing is part of a list of scenarios to help instructors prepare commanders for incidents likely to arise.
“Situation,” it begins. “You are the Executive Officer of your unit. While shopping at the local mall over the weekend, you observe two junior male Marines in appropriate civilian attire assigned to your unit kissing and hugging in the food court.
“Issue: Standards of Conduct. Is this within standards of personal and professional conduct?”

Look, if the military allows Gays to serve, and they serve honorably, I am all for it, and I am sure our service men and women will not mind. What I fear is that the social engineers will, well, use this as an opportunity to foist their agenda onto our fighting forces. That will only harm our military, and that can never be allowed to happen. Smitty, of The Other McCain, serving currently in Afghanistan, worries about, well the same thing I do. Well, that AND the dancing


Who ya gonna believe, a Marine Corps General, or President Obama

This quote, comes not from a pundit, or politician, or talking head, but from a Marine Corps General, so, I have to think it carries a lot of weight. Rick at Wizbang shares my thoughts.

I call it aiding and abetting… but he’s been doing that since his election:

The top U.S. Marine general said President Barack Obama’s announced July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan had given “sustenance” to the Taliban.

“We know the president was talking to several audiences at the same time when he made his comments on July 2011,” Gen. James Conway told reporters on Tuesday. “In some ways, we think right now it’s probably giving our enemy sustenance….In fact, we’ve intercepted communications that say, ‘Hey, you know, we only have to hold out for so long.'”

The cold, hard, and I would think very easy fact to grasp is that you cannot fight a war when you tell the enemy your moves in advance. You should have objectives sure, but definite timelines? No way that can be an effective strategy.