Category Archives: Military
After reading Robb Allen’s post on repealing DADT, I got thinking about my own views. I hadn’t given it much thought because I found President Obama’s timing a little odd. He knows that the policies of the Democratic leadership will cost the party dearly come November and I see the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell being used as more of a smoke screen than actual policy change to further civil rights and legal equality.
Should gays be allowed to openly serve in the military? Yes.
Should they receive special treatment (separate showers/barracks, etc.)? No.
Should special laws be passed so that there are equal numbers of black, white, hispanic, asian, gay, straight, bi-sexual, transgendered officers? No.
Should every person sworn into America’s armed forces be man/woman enough to be able to fight next to a brother/sister in arms regardless of whether they are gay, straight, Mormon, Catholic or Muslim? Yes.
Bigotry and prejudice take many forms but they all boil down to the same thing – a person’s insecurity with themselves.
When I first read this headline on CNN, Obama promises justice for Christmas terror plotters, I thought, “Wait, he’s going to extend them U.S. Constitutional rights and then give them a get-out-of-jail-free card, just like the others?” Then I read the article and it looks like the war is going to spread to Yemen. Oh, and we’re going to spend billions “training and equipping their security forces.” I wonder how his followers will take this news?
Oh, and one more thing. We all get to be groped when by the TSA now! And of course, the 4th Amendment doesn’t apply because these searches are “reasonable.” Riiiiiiight. And, a new directive also gives airlines the discretion to take other measures to prevent people from secretly assembling or igniting bombs on aircraft. Those measures include prohibiting people from keeping pillows or blankets,
or children, or hands on their laps during the final hour of a flight.
Stories like this bring out my inner terrorist!
Col. Van T. Barfoot, a local Medal of Honor winner, is under the gun from his Henrico County community’s homeowner association.
In a five-paragraph letter to Barfoot that he received yesterday, Barfoot is being ordered to remove a flagpole from his yard. The decorated veteran of three wars, now 90 years old, raises the American flag every morning on the pole, then lowers and folds the flag at dusk each day in a three-corner military fashion.
In a priority mail letter, the Coates & Davenport law firm in Richmond is ordering Barfoot to remove the pole by 5 p.m. Friday or face “legal action being brought to enforce the Covenants and Restrictions against you.” The letter states that Barfoot will be subject to paying all legal fees and costs in any successful legal proceeding pursued by the homeowner association’s board.
Each of the HOA board members that raised a stink about this should be flogged, and all of the attorneys involved in this need to be dragged out into the street and beat to death with baseball bats!
H/T – Marko
So, because the West Point graduates don’t cream their shorts over the president the way that Chris Matthews does, then West Point is an “enemy camp“?
Okay, so former President Bush sends an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq and the Left freaked, claiming that the surge wouldn’t and, to this day, didn’t work. I wonder how they’ll react to Obama’s surge that won’t be called a surge of 30,000 troops in Afghanistan?