Archive for the ‘US Military’ Category

Memorial Day Monday Book Pick: Band of Brothers

May 25, 2009

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose

A Memorial Day special Monday Book Pick. If you have seen the series and haven’t read the book, do so. There is a lot of detail that didn’t make it to the screen. This book follows Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from their initial training to the unit’s deactivation in November 1945. The Normande landings on D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, and more.

Monday Book Pick Archive

Originally posted at the Urbin Report

Toys For Troops party

December 8, 2008

Fightin’ Mad Mary has a post about a party to support Toys for Troops.

Obama already disappointing his supporters

November 21, 2008

According to the Washington Times, one of first group of his supporters he intends to turn his back is the homosexual community.

President-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, and perhaps not until 2010, to ask Congress to end the military’s decades-old ban on open homosexuals in the ranks, two people who have advised the Obama transition team on this issue say.

Repealing the ban was an Obama campaign promise.

Sorry guys and gals, you won’t be able to serve your country as other patriotic Americans, who just happen to be hetrosexual, openly just yet. Our Dear Leader has other plans.

Just to keep things straight, there have always been homosexuals in the American military. There were probably fellows at Valley Forge who were doing more than just “sharing body warmth” over that cold winter. That our Dear Leader won’t address this right off if a kick in the teeth to one of his core groups of supporters.

As that Icon of Conservatism Senator Barry Goldwater said, “You don’t have to be straight to shoot straight.”

Meanwhile in Iraq…

October 17, 2008

Another sure sign of the massive success the Surge Senator John McCain supported (and Barak Hussein Obama voted against) is the fact that the US Marines are pulling out of the Anbar province (including the city of Fallujah) because the violence levels are so low.

How the left "supports the Troops"

September 25, 2008

Here is another example of an “open minded and tolerant liberal” at work.
A US Army reservist and Iraq War Veteran had his car vandalized by one or more “peace activists.”

Dallas police are looking into a shocking crime against an Iraq War vet that took place on a college campus. Overnight Tuesday, someone took vandalized 23-year-old Army veteran Viktor Whitlow’s vehicle while it was parked at Dallas Baptist University. Ironically, the mascot at DBU is the Patriot.
The vandals used a box cutter to destroy the inside of his jeep, they slashed five tires and smashed through the windshield. Perhaps the most shocking detail to the vandalism was the message spray painted on his hood.

The “message” left was “Soldiers are murderers.” Yup, another fine example of how liberals support the United State Military. Keep this in mind on November 4, 2008.

HT to Say Anything

U.S. forces and Afghan police kill over 20 Taliban

September 7, 2008

According to Reuters, good news for Civilization.

U.S.-led soldiers, backed by air support, and Afghan police killed more than 20 Taliban fighters in two separate clashes, officials said on Sunday.

Palin goes where Obama Fears to Tread

August 30, 2008


To visit wounded US Troops.

It’s official, democrats really do don’t support US Troops

July 28, 2008

Here is yet another example by way of SayAnything.

No Support From Democrat Congress For Making Voting Easier For Deployed Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Roy Blunt, the House Republican whip, on July 8 introduced a resolution demanding that the Defense Department better enable U.S. military personnel overseas to vote in the November elections. That act was followed by silence. Democrats normally leap on an opportunity to find fault with the Bush Pentagon. But not a single Democrat joined Blunt as a co-sponsor, and an all-Republican proposal cannot pass in the Democratic-controlled House.

Analysis by the federal Election Assistance Commission, rejecting inflated Defense Department voting claims, estimated overseas and absentee military voting for the 2006 midterm elections at a disgracefully low 5.5 percent. The quality of voting statistics is so poor that there is no way to tell how many of the slightly over 330,000 votes actually were sent in by the absentee military voters and their dependents and how many by civilian Americans living abroad—6 million all total.

Let’s review this concept. Democrats are all for making it easier for illegal aliens to vote, as well as the dead in Chicago (a solid Obama voting block), but when it comes to supporting the Civil Rights of American Military Service Men & Women, they fight against those Civil Rights.

Rob explains why the democrats are against the basic Civil Rights of US Military personnel:

Want to know why Democrats want to make it easier for ex-cons and welfare cases to vote but not deployed soldiers? Because ex-cons and welfare cases tend to vote Democrat.

Soldiers tend to vote Republican.

That’s the simple, cynical truth of it.

Remember that these are the same democrats who sent squads of hit lawyers out in Florida to deny the Civil Rights of US military personnel serving overseas, back when Al Gore was trying to steal the election in November of 2000.

What is Barak Obama afraid of?

July 13, 2008

Barak H. Obama’s old message was that he would debate Senator John McCain “anytime and anyplace.” The new message is that he is dodging debates, especially when they are to be held on a US military base. Even the liberal NY Times is calling him on it.

“I’m having extreme difficulty getting the Obama campaign to commit to this event, and we do not understand why,” said Ms. Picard, whose husband is deployed in Iraq. “We made it very clear to them that if they would commit to the event, we would work with them on dates.”

Senator John McCain has accepted the invitation to this debate, but Obama is dodging the debate. What is he afraid of? Perhaps he fears that his record of being completely wrong about the war in Iraq every time has spoken on the subject (compared to Senator McCain being absolutely spot on correct about the Surge), or could it be he is painfully aware of his crippling weakness in foreign policy, or perhaps it that like most far left extremist democrats, he considers the US Military to be a hostile audience filled with those he looks down on?

I think it is a strong dose of all of those. The electorate can smell that fear, and perhaps that is why he is dropping in the polls.

Happy Birthday!

June 14, 2008

233 years ago today (That was 1775 for the math challenged), the US Army was created by an act of the Continental Congress. It was called the Continental Army, since the United States of America was not to be formed for almost another year.