Is this scary? Does this send a red flag to anyone else? Cause it kinda freaks me out.
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When I see the Democrats anymore all I think of is THIS
Jobs Americans don't want................
Things that make you go Hmmmmm Independent Thought
Len Munsil’s comments on the Arizona 9-11 Memorial
“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
I am humbled and honored to be in the presence of these family members of heroes who paid the last, full measure of devotion to the United States of America. To the Luceros, Smiths, Zurheides and the Broomheads: We are grateful for your sacrifice and honored by your willingness to come here today and share your heartfelt and emotional response to this memorial.
Lincoln’s words at Gettysburg still inspire us nearly a century and a half later because they speak to the enduring principles of the United States of America – one nation, under God, freedom, government of the people.
Today we stand at a memorial that mocks these foundational principles. A memorial put in place supposedly to remember the losses of 9-11 – an evil attack on our nation that killed thousands of innocent Americans – instead reminds us of American failings and American mistakes, real and imagined, before and after 9-11.
This memorial is a tribute to moral relativism – it celebrates the inability to make moral distinctions between an ideology of hatred, bent on world domination and committed to killing innocent civilians, as compared to an ideology of freedom and hope, committed to government of the people, by the people and for the people. Imperfect, yes … yet always striving to be better.
This monument is the equivalent of a Pearl Harbor memorial that focused primarily on Japanese internment camps. It is not just a question of historical accuracy; it is also a question of judgment, critical thinking and the ability to make moral distinctions.
There is a reason that a firestorm has developed around this memorial – why so many of you have come here on a work day with less than a day’s notice. It is because most Americans, and most Arizonans, are still able to make those moral distinctions.
I got an email this morning. It says, “Len, I’m a former New Yorker, now living in Glendale. On 9-11 my brother, a New York City fireman was killed. My life long buddy, who worked on the 104th floor, was killed also. Being a family member of someone who was killed on 9-11, I was invited to attend the ceremony in Phoenix on 9-11. The ceremony was very beautiful. The memorial inscriptions made my stomach turn.”
… “To me political correctness was part of the reason 9-11 happened … and now it’s added to a 9-11 memorial? Why? The memorial has become someone’s political agenda. Whose I do not know. I’m not happy … it makes my stomach turn.”
I think this reaction is typical of many family members of those who were lost on 9-11.
The fact that Janet Napolitano is on record saying she commissioned this memorial, that she said just last Friday that it is a “great” memorial, that she was quoted in the newspaper applauding the memorial for “reaffirming the history” of 9-11, that she calls it “unique, bold, dynamic and educational” – all of this is evidence of a Governor so far into the ideology of “blame America first” that she did not even notice how politicized this memorial is.
This Governor does not get it. She does not understand the nature of our opponent or the gravity of the war we are in. Her support for this memorial, along with her failure to secure the borders of our state five years after 9-11, is evidence that she cannot be trusted to take seriously the threats to the security of the people of our state and of our nation.
As I have said from the beginning of this campaign, the Governor is far out of the mainstream in Arizona, and this is just one more example.
The artists behind this exhibit have made it very clear where they were coming from, by saying in an interview that they wanted to remind future generations that following 9-11 we were misled into war.
That explains a lot about the worldview behind this memorial. It explains why the President of the United States is not named in the memorial, but is noted only for addressing the nation. Right below the reference to the president is an inscription that a terrorist leader also addressed the people of the United States. The president of the U.S. and a terrorist leader, both unnamed, both speak to the people of the United States.
Only in the relativistic context of left-wing protesters holding “Bush is a terrorist” signs do such inscriptions make sense.
It explains why, despite the outpouring of public prayer and the bipartisan singing of “God Bless America” on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, there is not a single mention of God in this memorial.
It explains why there are inscriptions raising conspiracy theory-like questions about whether the U.S. knew about these attacks and didn’t prevent them.
We are in a political season and I am running for a political office. But I have a long record of standing up for core American values, and for our military.
Ten years ago the Phoenix Art Museum brought to Arizona an exhibit dedicated to the desecration of the American flag. With dozens of veterans protesting outside the exhibit, I was the lone conservative who entered into a debate inside the Phoenix Art Museum to challenge their decision to depict the American flag in a toilet, on fire, and on the floor to be trampled upon. I am not new to the battle over these ideas.
I will say today what I said then – in America we have many freedoms, freedoms not available to those who live in many other countries. Here the question is not “can we” but “should we”?
Should we denigrate the sacrifices of those who were killed in a cowardly attack, and those who fought the war on terror, by using a memorial like this to attack the American military and raise questions about American culpability in 9-11?
The answer to me is clear. We should not.
Yes, there are elements of the memorial that are fine, that should be kept. But as a whole, this monument is an insult to patriotic Americans.
So today I challenge Janet Napolitano – if you care about veterans, if you care about the families who suffered loss on 9-11, and the families here today who suffered loss as a direct result of their noble response to 9-11 – if you care about America’s standing in the world -- tear down this monument!
(LOUD SUSTAINED APPLAUSE)
And if you won’t do it, I will. As Governor, I will raise the money to put up a real monument to the victims of 9-11, a monument that will include different phrases and inscriptions:
The new monument will include at least these three phrases from 9-11 that are missing here:
Phrase No. 1 -- “Let’s Roll” (APPLAUSE)
Phrase No. 2 -- “United We Stand” and (APPLAUSE)
Phrase No. 3 -- “God Bless America" (APPLAUSE)
Thank you for being here today and God bless you, may God bless Arizona, and may God bless America.
Cool Navy video stolen from Sticky Notes
THIS looks like a promising way to put Janet's feet to the fire.
The proof is in the Pudding
Then watch em hang himself!
Ole Hillary's nutsack must be in a twist about now.............bwahahahahhaha!
Who is the hardest working blogger on the internet?
PAM Thats who!
A blog that should be read by every American, everyday.
I would like to clarify my position on this Post. No I am not wearing a tin foil hat, I do not believe in black helicopters hovering in the night over my house. I am not a right wing wacko who is looking for a clock tower to perch in.
I am an American Dinosaur, I see the extinction of America as we know it. Not from without but from within. We no longer put America first or our Nations best interest at heart. The government that swore an oath to protect us has abandoned us because they have lost sight of what it means to serve the citizens and then return to live among us. Our elected officials also continue to pull stunts like this that aids and abets our enemies
I am not an islamophobe nor anti-immigration. I see the destruction of the American southwest by an army of illegal aliens that have little or no respect for our laws and have done irreparable damage to my country. They refuse to enter the country using legal means and will not assimilate into American culture after they arrive. The absolutely frightening part is they receive so much help from the inside.
I see the Muslim community stand silent and watch their religion hijacked by preachers of hate and death that thrive on killing innocents with a fanaticism many in the west refuse to acknowledge. So many on the left are blinded by their hatred of GWB that they will side with the enemy, any enemy as long as it harms the President. They accept all the savagery of Sharia law without question in fear of appearing politically incorrect. Until the emergence of a moderate Muslim community that rises up and removes those who defile the Koran with hate and intolerance, I will not change my stand on the ROP.
Is it possible a dirty bomb will be detonated in the US soon? More than possible, I say it is highly likely. A porous border and an emasculated government unwilling to make hard choices for our very survival. The left embraces notable world leaders like Castro, Chavez, and Amitotalnutjob, and members of the Right are there to help them along.
That being said, I am taking steps to make sure my family and I will have the tools necessary to weather whatever comes along. Supplies and gear, preparations and contingency plans, all to ward off the wave of ill-prepared clueless moonbats knocking at my door. "Why me?, Why is this happening? They seemed so nice and said they would never harm us! What are we going to do now?"
I will be long gone..............
Remember they are just here for the JOBS we don't want to do.
Is there any doubt left that this despicable despot depot needs to be bulldozed and the prime New York real estate be sold off?
Do you have your affairs in order? Have you made the necessary preparations?
STUFF to have when the Islamoshit hits the fan...........
Back to School Todays lesson on the Morg
Miss church today? Still looking of answers? Why not try E-mailing Jesus?
Funny and without millions of chistians wanting to lop off a Imams head!
Homer Simpson's top fifty quotes. Most of them I can relate to.
Operator! Give me the number for 911!
Oh, so they have internet on computers now!
Bart, with $10,000, we'd be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like...love!
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers.
Well, it's 1 a.m. Better go home and spend some quality time with the kids.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Marge, don't discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals! Except the weasel.
Doughnuts. Is there anything they can't do?
You know, boys, a nuclear reactor is a lot like a woman. You just have to read the manual and press the right buttons.
Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
When will I learn? The answer to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle, they're on TV!
Son, when you participate in sporting events, it's not whether you win or lose: it's how drunk you get.
I'm going to the back seat of my car, with the woman I love, and I won't be back for ten minutes!
[Meeting Aliens] Please don't eat me! I have a wife and kids. Eat them!
What do we need a psychiatrist for? We know our kid is nuts.
Marge, you're as beautiful as Princess Leia and as smart as Yoda.
Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.
The only monster here is the gambling monster that has enslaved your mother! I call him Gamblor, and it's time to snatch your mother from his neon claws!
When I look at the smiles on all the children's faces, I just know they're about to jab me with something.
I'm having the best day of my life, and I owe it all to not going to Church!
Lisa, if the Bible has taught us nothing else, and it hasn't, it's that girls should stick to girls sports, such as hot oil wrestling and foxy boxing and such and such.
I'm not a bad guy! I work hard, and I love my kids. So why should I spend half my Sunday hearing about how I'm going to Hell?
Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.
It's not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to fit in eight hours of TV a day.
Lisa, Vampires are make-believe, like elves, gremlins, and eskimos.
I want to share something with you: The three little sentences that will get you through life. Number 1: Cover for me. Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here.
Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that.
Remember that postcard Grandpa sent us from Florida of that Alligator biting that woman's bottom? That's right, we all thought it was hilarious. But, it turns out we were wrong. That alligator was sexually harrassing that woman.
Old people don't need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use.
How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?
Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover.
Homer no function beer well without.
I've always wondered if there was a god. And now I know there is -- and it's me.
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
If something goes wrong at the plant, blame the guy who can't speak English.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
I like my beer cold, my TV loud and my homosexuals flaming.
[Looking at a globe map...country being Uruguay]
Hee hee! Look at this country! 'You-are-gay.'
All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
I think Smithers picked me because of my motivational skills. Everyone says they have to work a lot harder when I’m around.
Dear Lord.. The gods have been good to me. For the first time in my life, everything is absolutely perfect just the way it is. So here's the deal: You freeze everything the way it is, and I won't ask for anything more. If that is OK, please give me absolutely no sign. OK, deal.
That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing
I'm in no condition to drive...wait! I shouldn't listen to myself, I'm drunk!
'To Start Press Any Key'. Where's the ANY key?
Muslims go medieval on the Pope for portraying The Morg as medieval !
All Things beautiful has The Skinny
Buttload of Proof
Too good to pass up
Not convinced that there is no hope of EVER dealing with members of the "Religion of Death" in a reasonable and rational matter? Please read The Myth Of Islamic Tolerance by Robert Spencer.
Shootout at the Not-So-OK Corral
What We Learned From Randy Graf's Win
By Rep. Tom Tancredo
Posted Sep 15, 2006
"A funny thing happened in Arizona's 8th District primary election on Tuesday. A conservative former state legislator, Randy Graf, faced off against the hand-picked candidate of the retiring incumbent, liberal Republican Jim Kolbe and the entire Republican establishment. The Kolbe clone had the backing of the National Republican Congressional Committee, which had decided that Graf was "too conservative for his district.”
The rest is HERE
The last thing District 8 needs is another liberal in sheeps clothing like Kolbe.
Of course if a certain team continues to perform like they did last night it will some how be............................GEORGE BUSH'S fault!
Pic absconded from HERE
A worthy read
NEVER Show the palm of your hand is why we will win the GWOT, with or without the help of the MSM and the Democrats.
With great pride and a heavy heart I have joined the ranks of Blue Star Dads. My son Nathan left for Great Lakes today for Navy Boot Camp. I did not realize how difficult today would be. Time has a way of being very cruel when you have precious little of it. He joined DEP nine months ago and at the time it seemed so far away. Today he is gone...........
I think it would not hurt so much if he was not the fine young man that he is. My family and I believe that serving in America's Armed Forces is a noble and honored tradition that is to be revered and celebrated. I will do my best to make sure that it happens. Saying goodbye to my son was the single most difficult thing I have ever had to do. I know in my heart that he will do his very best to represent our family and serve his country with honor and distinction.
I am proud to be a Blue Star Dad today............
I hope this explains my lack of blogging as of late, I had been busy spending time with my son.
I have achieved the pinnacle of Blogdom! I have a supporting role (talking no less) in Cowboy Blob's first Epic Western, Outtakes From a Silent Western. Yessiree, thats ole Billy Budd. I kinda am dressed like Little Joe from Bonanza, but we never said it was a big buck production.
I was gonna be Here but, we threw a going away party for my son and his friends. A good friend of mine acquired the services of Stretched American Steel a monster truck limo. A bad ass truck built by Keith Gallagher a great guy and great fun for Nathan and all his friends.
'Buddy-punching' of timecards is OK, union backers tell council
By Rob O'Dell
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 09.07.2006
"A group of union advocates and employees had a message Wednesday for City Council: "buddy-punching" of timecards is OK, and city employees recently disciplined for it were wronged.
About 60 people clad in their green union shirts, many city sanitation workers, told the council that buddy- punching was allowed by supervisors.
The city completed an investigation last week in which 18 employees were reprimanded, including two who were fired, for buddy-punching. That's when a supervisor punches the timecards of workers after they go home, giving them credit for time not worked. "
The rest is Here, be sure to look at the comment section as well. The title should read "Stealing Taxpayer Money Ok'd by Union Officials and City Employees". What is wrong with this picture? Just exactly where do these union officials think the money they are stealing is coming from? Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer taking it in the tailpipe and these assholes think it is morally and ethically acceptable. Everyone of these bastards should be fired immediately.
I have decided to stop calling members of the "Religion of Death", otherwise known as Muslims, Muzzies, or Mooselimbs. From now on they will be known as "The Morg". Since it is common knowledge in the Koran that they have a very simple plan for us Dhimmis, that is 1. Assimilation 2.Taxation or 3. Death. It is time to call a spade a spade. The Morg are not interested in living with us only living on us. The morgue is where they would like us infidels to reside so I think the name is appropriate. I challenge anyone to prove me wrong
Read this book over the long weekend, A sad gripping tale of two boys growing up in Afghanistan under the Russians and later the Taliban. I found the book very readable and I recommend it highly. A+ A modern day Dickens style tale.
Video of Steve Irwin's last moments
No I do not want to see the real video and yes I think he would think this is funny.
THIS makes me feel better about next week when my son leaves for boot.......