Military Appreciation

A small sample of the putrid news I’ve come across recently. Hold your nose while you examine the disastrous effects on our military by pro-islamic policies enacted by the Obama administration.

Cadets at West Point, the military’s future officers, our future generals, are being trained in the fine art of muslim appeasement or dhimmitude. – SICKENING: The Muslim-in-Chief turns West Point Cadets into submissive ‘dhimmis’

At relatively the same time, the generals who would offer those same soldiers practical information regarding our muslim enemies are maligned and labeled extremist by the media and anyone associated with the administration. – William Boykin, Anti-Muslim General, Withdraws From West Point Speech After Outcry

‘Extremist’ speaker withdraws from West Point event after protests

Why did General Boykin withdraw from speaking at the academy? Was the offer withdrawn? Was he intimidated in some way?

Muslim Brotherhood ‘infiltrated’ U.S. gov’t – Lt. Gen. Boykin: Radical Islamist group deep inside defense, national security

How terror-tied Islamic groups infiltrated U.S. military.

Barack Obama: Appeaser-in-Chief – Lara Logan Exposes Obama’s Lies About Islam

The military is even going so far as to relieve from duty teachers who reference islam in a negative way. – Muslim Influence in Pentagon Prevails

Islam 1, Christianity 0 : When the Military Keeps Score

I guess it’s all to be expected since the Obama regime has seen fit to remove all negative depictions from military teaching and training materials. – ‘Anti-Islamic Content’ Banned from Military Training Materials

Sharia in the US Military: Latest Islamic Training Guide for Military and Contractors

What Obama and the ones charged with defending US are doing to our country is truly sickening and their actions dishonor every US veteran and lover of freedom. Impeachment isn’t strong enough punishment for the betrayal of trust they exhibit.

And people wonder why I’m so hard on leftists.

Excuse me while I puke.

A friend caught me the other day making a simple but profound mistake. While bemoaning the recent SCOTUS decision on ObamacareTax,Image stolen from PatDollard.com I brought up the wrongness of striking down the Stolen Valor Act, which made it illegal to claim to be a war hero.

“Why do we need a law against that?” He asked. “We’ve already got laws on the books against fraud. We don’t need to pass another law every time someone gets their panties in a wad about some hot-button issue, especially when there’s usually a law already on the books to address a particular infraction.”

Much as I hate to be wrong, I was. I let my respect for our veterans cloud my judgement. I was reminded yet again to be wary of issuing laws at the whim of what seems expedient which, like my friend pointed out, usually serve to be just another tightening of the clamp around our freedoms.

Don’t let your emotional response to an issue cloud your reasoning. Of course it’s despicable to imitate a war hero or veteran, but it’s not a crime until that person uses the deception for monetary or personal gain. So in this case, the SCOTUS ruled correctly.

We must maintain vigilance over our own righteous outrages in order to be true to the real cause of liberty, even and especially if it’s speech we don’t agree with, because that is one thing distinguishing us from those that would silence our opinions just because we express dissent.

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. ~ Voltaire

The right to free speech is one of the many things our heroes fight for. We would do them a grave disservice by diminishing that right in the slightest, especially with some attempt to defend their honor which can never, ever be stolen by anyone.

They are away from home risking everything for America and the world:

Yuma Marines celebrate Independence Day in Afghanistan

7/5/2011  By Pfc. Sean Dennison  , 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd) 

  KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan  — US Marines with Marine Attack Squadron 513, deployed from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Airz., celebrated Independence Day at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 4Events at the Afghanistan airfield included an oath reaffirmation ceremony headed by Gen. David Petraeus, U.S. Forces Afghanistan and NATO International Security Assistance Force commander, while the Marine attack squadron held its own barbeque at the squadron’s hangar.

“America can never thank you enough,” said Petraeus. “I think it’s important to note that unlike the soldiers of my generation, each of you joined knowing there was a possibility you’d be facing hostile combat activity.”

“Being in Afghanistan on the birthday of our nation is one of the most rewarding moments of my life,” said Sgt. James Vickrey, Marine Attack Squadron 513’s career planner. “While it is not easy to be away from my loved ones on this day, I know that in some small part that what I am doing on this is making this world a better place to live.”

Connect with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) throughout the deployment. Stay up to date with the latest 2nd MAW (Fwd.) news, photos and videos at http://www.facebook.com/2ndmawfwd.

The Army Team is in the lead. We need to work harder if we are going to catch up and pass them!

Please consider a donation to Project Valour IT Marine Team to ease the burden of those wounded in service to our country.

Thank You.

It is once again time to dig deep and honor those who have given more than their share to defend our great nation. The Soldiers’ Angels Project Valour IT fundraiser is now on from July 1st until July 14th. 

Wollf, who blogs over at Howling at the Moon was kind enough to send me a reminder and an invite to join the Marine Team.

Semper Fi!

Now, as if you need some more motivating to click on the banner to the right, here ya go.

In 2005, I was wounded.  For some months, I was unable to use my hands.  They were simply too badly damaged from the blast, and the surgeries to make them usable again left me unable to do anything for myself.

Then came Soldier’s Angels, who gave me a laptop, and paired it with special software that allowed me to control the computer, using only my voice!  Imagine, being able to do anything you can do with a mouse and keyboard, using just your voice.  For me, it allowed me to do one thing, that I could do before I was wounded.

That one thing–when everything: feeding, cleaning, scratching, everything had to be done for me–that one thing I could do for myself allowed me to connect to my soldiers, friends, and family. That one thing… that one thing began a long road to recovery.  It gave me hope; that I could learn to do other things like I did before.

That one thing is only possible if people like you care enough to help.  We have provided thousands of these systems since 2005, but the needs for these systems is still increasing.  I visit military medical facilities and meet with wounded troops, and know that there are ways to help them… and right now, I have to tell them to wait because we need funding.

Should our wounded have to wait for something that can help them heal, take their mind off their pain, or bring them a little sense of self?

Please help us raise $100,000 between July 1-14; to keep us in the business of providing for our wounded.  It seems like a lot of money, but every single dollar  helps.  Every dollar donated goes to the troops.  None of the VALOUR-IT donation goes to administrative or other costs.  You’d be hard pressed to find any charity that does that, but it was a stipulation I made when we set it up.  That number seems huge, insurmountable.  But you know how you eat an Elephant? One bite at a time.  Give what you can, please.  I know times are tough.  Times were pretty tough for me, too, and are pretty tough for young men and women learning how to use prosthesis, getting skin grafts, having wounds washed out.

Donate if you can, please share the message with others.  Get your friends to give what they can.  Write about it on Facebook and twitter.  Call in to a radio or TV show.  Spread the word. Spread the love. Spread the hope.

Thank you.

Chuck Ziegenfuss

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VIA Houston Radio KTRH and radio talk show host Michael Berry who has a post up with phone numbers to call and express your opinions.

They fought for their country, now they’re fighting against it.

A trio of Houston area veterans groups is suing Veterans Affairs and the director of the local National Cemetery claiming they’re trying to censor religious freedom during funerals and other ceremonies.

 

This is an outrage and should not be allowed to continue. The families of our fallen heroes should be allowed any form of prayer or religious services they wish without the government’s pre-approval of prayers submitted beforehand.

God bless our veterans and soldiers.

Read the full story at KTRH and Michael Berry has more.

Carol from No Sheeples Here has a great post promoting Troopathon IV, a program where you can help our soldiers by sending them care packages to let them know you appreciate their sacrifice. Why don’t you head over to her place and read all about it. Then, get involved. We all know it’s the little things that matter.

On this Memorial Day, show some love by sending some personal comforts.

The Troglopundit must be stopped!

First, he throws some lighter fluid on the already flimsy kindling that is the “when did bin Laden die” conspiracy.

(BTW, I like deathers too, but sharkers might work as well.)

Now he’s attempting to put to rest every conspiracy in the book!

JFK, The Truthers, The Moon Landing, Obama’s BC (You know where I stand on that one.) and now bin Laden, all in one fell swoop!

Hey, hold on there a minute, Bucko. Leave some meat for the rest of us wolves to chew on, would ya? If you disprove all of them, then we won’t be able to milk these things for more traffic until the Danica Patrick sex tape is released.

What? There is no Danica Patrick sex tape? Heh, that’s just what they told you.

As for bin Laden, everyone knows it was Smitty, in the hide, with the sniper rifle.

And now I hear that Belvedere has found the Mother Ship, Bigfoot and Elvis. Say it isn’t so!

Oh, and here’s an FYI: According to just about everyone on Twitter, the first rule of Seal Team Six is, there is no Seal Team Six.

Got it? Good.

Stay suspicious, my friends.

*Standing O*

This is what standing up for what you believe in looks like.

Fortunately the school officials came to their senses after calls from all over the world including Afghanistan.

Yea. You read that right. It took calls from Afghanistan(!) amongst other places to reverse this lunacy.

Witness what happens when American Patriots learn you were removed of your First Amendment rights.

God bless all of you who participated in that show of support.

HT Conservative Thinker

UPDATE: Frugal Cafe has more.

UPDATE II: Thanks Proof for the proofreading.

It’s come to this. Obama has exhausted all options short of apologetically bowing to Osama bin Laden  himself. (Oh, he did? Never mind.) So exhausted are our options he must now call on the only unused item in the arsenal and he’s chosen the blogosphere’s very own Smitty to wield it.

The Troglopundit honors Smitty with his own neolithic version of a send off. Careful following the link. Be sure to place any beverages on a flat surface. Wouldn’t want to ruin any keyboards.

No Runny Eggs has posted his own, along with Steve Burri and No Sheeples Here.

UPDATE: YankeePhil chimes in.

Woo Hoo! The holy grail has been found! Now where did I put it?

The Other McCain features the Robot today with the The Full Metal Jacket Reach-Around Award!

Welcome The Other McCain Readers!

Guess I should straighten things up around here. Just step right over those beer cans, I’ll get to those in a sec.

Thanks to you Stacy and Smitty or whoever it was I paid to rig the FMJRAA lottery. *nudge nudge*

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Speaking of ToM losing their mind, Stacy McCain is unfortunately losing the services of an incredible mind, and all around nice guy for a while.

It may be fitting that Smitty makes his deployment announcement today, Veterans Day, as he prepares to ship off to warmer, sandier, more hostile places. He also takes the occasion to offer us some righteous motivation.

A small sample:

… Liberty ain’t cheap, and rejecting Progressivism may resemble pain for a while. That’s not pain. That’s Socialist weakness leaving the country, and don’t let these liars sell you otherwise.  Stand and deliver, the way a Progressive cannot, for, at heart, modern Progressivism is a synonym for cowardice.

Hear! Hear!

In saying see-ya-later, he requests:

If I’ve done you any favors, I’d ask that you make this the single most linked post in this blog’s history.

I’m all over that.

Get back to the states as quick as you can, Smitty. Here’s praying for your safe return.

And Sir Smitty, a word of advice: If you see the Grail Shaped Beacon, follow it. Face the peril!

Image from VeteransDay.com

and is available in larger format at

Veterans Day Poster Gallery

The USMC is 235 years old today.

As William Teach of Pirate’s Cove reminds us with some lovely pin-up action, today is a good day to donate to Project Valour-IT Marine Team.

Also, Cassy Fiano has an excellent article, and Villainous Company has a Project Valour-IT roundup.

Be sure to click the bulldog on the right and give what you can towards the wounded soldiers’ recovery efforts.

Semper Fi.

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