In case you missed it, General Lloyd Austin III was grilled by the Senate today, and no one gave him more trouble than John McCain, and believe it or not, Senator Clair McCaskill, who is a democrat from Missouri and usually only acts conservative near election time. What was amazing, is that it was reported that the General wants $300 million to further train local Muslim guys…you know, the ones who end up running to Germany?
According to this quesioning, he has 5 guys training at…the cost of $9 million a guy.
Lloyd James Austin III (born 8 August 1953) is a United States Army general. He is the 12th and current commander of United States Central Command (CENTCOM). Austin is the first African American to ever head the organization. Prior to current assignment, General Austin served as the 33rd Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army from January 31, 2012 to March 8, 2013. His previous assignment was as the last Commanding General of United States Forces – Iraq, Operation New Dawn, which lasted until December 15, 2011. On December 6, 2012, the Pentagon announced that President Obama had nominated General Austin to lead the U.S. Central Command. Austin was confirmed by the U. S. Senate on March 5, 2013, and assumed command on March 22, 2013. Of his service in Iraq, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said:
“During his final deployment to Iraq, Gen. Austin led our military efforts at a particularly important time, overseeing the draw-down of U.S. forces and equipment while simultaneously helping to ensure that hard-fought security gains were preserved and that Iraqis could secure and govern themselves.”
Wow…THAT worked out well didn’t it?
So, General Petraeus was sent up on some charge that he was having an affair (Always the best one to get anybody on) so that this guy could be placed into his spot and Obama could make SURE that the middle East would implode? At least from this side of the isle, it sure looks like it.
Nobody Wonders at the composure of this guy, who basically defended Obama’s policy of “due nothing, and make sure the other side gets LOTS of weapons.” while pathetically sounding like a typical democrat, by that I mean, saying “We are looking into that. ” BS.
The look on General Austin’s Face went from sincere to sheer ISIS hatred when being questioned about the sheer joke of what is happening. On Wikipedia, it seems he has spent his whole life in school, and yet he has three purple hearts.
And THIS is the guy who is in charge?Oh boy.
Obama has been making his military piece by piece….to make sure, they will ALL obey his orders.
And most people don’t know that Obama has fired over 197 top military commanders in five years.
What’s he up to?
Nobody Gets Email
I saw this on amfortas’s Facebook page…if you love planes, you’ll enjoy this and wish you were there.
F-15C “Grim Reapers”, 493rd TFS 48th TFW, RAF Lakenheath in the LFA7 Low level training area in Wales near Dolgellau F-15C
The 493d FS is a combat-ready F-15 Eagle squadron capable of executing air superiority and air defense missions in support of United States Air Forces in Europe, United States European Command, and NATO operations. It employs air-to-air weapons.
Is this cool or what?
(Thanks to amfortas!)
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
I think, it would entirely disrespectful for me to write anything today. Today, we remember all those who fought for America…and each and every one of us should remember that—-.
And it’s the soldier, NOT THE POLITICIAN, who keeps us safe.
You don’t have to be a pilot to think this is cool.
Here’s what’s coming….the F-35 Helmet.
I want one.
Nobody Gets Email:
You gotta LOVE fighter pilots!
And by the way, I am no longer mad at the fighter pilot who took my shoe off me while I was singing at the Cheshire Inn, and spent the night drinking vodka out of it at the bar, and wouldn’t give it back.
Seriously, I forgive you.
(Thanks to Kim Komando)
Nobody Gets Email
There’s one thing you can say about George W. Bush, he truly appreciates the American soldier, there is just no denying it Here’s some great pictures for everyone to enjoy.
(Thanks to Tom Beebe)
Bradley Dean is either hated or admired. In the beginning of this video, he goes into the sacrifice of all the men and women who died throughout our history…those who died for the ideals of America.
The beginning describes many of the blunders that our military made on D-Day which cost thousands of our men’s lives—- Something you don’t hear much…and then you wonder–how many more blunders were caused in all the other wars?
Of course, we are not the first country or the last to do such. Many questions are being asked today about Obama’s new strategy to eliminate Isis. There is no end, there is no strategy, just a …well, we’ll do a little more… attitude.
It’s 9/11, and to those families who lost loved ones today we mourn with them. I’m sure feel it’s just another year to wonder for them, and another day for sorrow. I don’t see the age old fight between the Muslims and the Christians ending anytime soon, do you? (I’m just waiting for Obama to pick a side.)
Bradley Dean is a musician who goes around the schools and tries to educate the kids on American’s founders and Constitution. For that alone he is an amazing guy.
The first half of the video, is about our solders, the second half is mostly about Christianity, so if you’re not a Christian, you might find it sort of preachy.
Nevertheless, I had never thought about how all the apostles died, most of them…a bloody death…most all of them for being a Christian.
Some things…never seem to change.
So, Congratulations Bradlee Dean! You win the Nobody’s Fool Award for the week!
It’s good to know someone is trying to teach the kids.
If you like his video’s, just Google him on Youtube.
A great part of mankind…are unavoidably given over to invincible ignorance. –John Locke
What a week it was–The latest Obama blunder is being splashed all over the world, and Nobody Knows where it’s all going to end. Nobody Knows why Susan Rice, went on all the Sunday talk shows to say that Bowe Bergdahl was captured on the field of battle, when men that were in his troop, would like to see him tried and shot for being a deserter. After all, men lost their own lives looking for him.
Susan Rice must do a mean Happy Hour on the Good Ship Lollipop.
Nobody Knows if Bowe the dancer was actually helping the Taliban set just the right bombs to blow up American soldiers, but circumstantial evidence seems to point in that direction. And Nobody Knows if, as reported by WND, the American soldiers were ordered to shoot him on sight if they found him, and if that’s so, then Obama truly DID save his life. Not from the Taliban, but from our own soldiers. In the meantime’s, Obama stands by his decision to release the worst of the worst terrorists, out of Guantanamo, and by his own admission, they could try to kill us all again.
Thanks Mr. President.
The movie is coming soon…
Nobody Knows what the President was smoking when he made this deal, but it wasn’t grown in Colorado,
And speaking of smoking—
Nobody knows exactly WHEN marijuana is going to be legal in all of Obama’s 57 states. The radio is filled now with how overdue legalization is. The marketing potentials are endless! Marijuana could be put into everything! Food, pizza, cupcakes, morning cereal, soda,…our water…making all these Obama scandals much easier to deal with—.and one guy has an even more enticing idea;
Washington state based Mirth Provisions plans to release a cannabis-infused cold-brew coffee called “Legal,” as the new product will only be available in markets where marijuana is legal.
Creator Adam Stites told My Northwest that each bottle will contain about 20 milligrams of THC, enough to create “an alert, creative, high,” but not too much as to make it an unpleasant experience, “especially for people who are just getting into marijuana.”
I can’t wait to get my alert, creative, high, can you?
And speaking of alert creative highs..
Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, the chemist, pharmacologist and author known for popularising the drug MDMA and creating and synthesizing hundreds of psychoactive drugs, has died aged 88.
Shulgin, dubbed the ‘Godfather of Ecstasy’, died at his home in California after being diagnosed with liver cancer.
Shulgin not only explored and created drugs for college boys to dope their favorite freshman, he published online, over 800 pages on how to make those drugs online..for free, giving a whole new meaning to ‘date rape.’
According to Psychedelic Frontier, Shulgin once estimated he had tripped on psychedelic drugs 4,000 times during his life –roughly once a week for more than 50 years.
Nobody Knows, but Nobody Wonders if Shulgin hung out with Bowe’s Dad.
And speaking of ecstasy….
Nobody Knows that now, the global elites are saying that infidelity is due to …global warming.
(Honey, it’s not MY fault, she was just so…HOT! It’s those damn carbon emissions!)
When asking people who cheated on their spouses, what was the cause, the survey SAID!
Survey respondents also reported they’re more likely to sneak a little on the side in hot weather than in cold. That makes sense — after all, which would you say is sexier, a steamy Miami day or a polar vortex?
Which means in this insane world where nobody seems to know anything, especially Obama and his whole cabinet, we can blame just about everything on global warming.
And that includes Obama’s low IQ.
And why government workers get bonus when people die.
Nobody Knows the actual power of invincible ignorance, but we are finding out, John Locke was right.
It’s a question that I always wondered about: Why do men, go back again and again to war? I’ve heard countless stories on Vets being injured, and wanting to go back to their unit.
Sebastian’s opinion, is that the men form bonds, that NO one can match when they come home. By his reasoning, going shopping for baby diapers, is no match for the adrenaline rush while under fire, with a small unit of men, who form the most perfect emotional union ever experienced on the planet.
He makes it sound like the sweetest drug on earth.
And certainly, this war, more than any other war, is being fought by a very small percent of men, who keep going back:
Since the U.S. went to war in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, about 2.5 million members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and related Reserve and National Guard units have been deployed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, according to Department of Defense data. Of those, more than a third were deployed more than once.
In fact, as of last year nearly 37,000 Americans had been deployed more than five times, among them 10,000 members of guard or Reserve units. Records also show that 400,000 service members have done three or more deployments. Beyond that, far more soldiers in this all-volunteer military have been back for two, three, four or five tours, and the long-term impact on hearing and from traumatic brain injuries caused by improvised bombs will be felt for years.
Nobody Thinks, there is something missing here.
Not only are they coming back and being miserable, they are committing suicide at alarming rates. More than 69 percent of veteran suicides were among individuals aged 50 years or older, the VA reported.
Feb 1 (Reuters) – The most extensive study yet by the U.S. government on suicide among military veterans shows more veterans are killing themselves than previously thought, with 22 deaths a day – or one every 65 minutes, on average
Nobody Thinks there is a lot more to this: After all, the Vets from WWII didn’t come back and commit suicide or even WANT to go back to the killing fields. What is different about today?
FIRST: While we were attacked on 9/11, Bush’s little Foghorn speech on ground zero was NOTHING compared to the rallying cry of FDR. It was okay to be patriotic then. Not anymore. We had to get the U.N. permission….that took a long time.
Not to say that Bush wasn’t loved by the troops, but the media was full of “How we deserved to be attacked on 9/11.”
Everyone knows, but nobody says, these volunteers were mostly from conservative families.: Patriots answering the call.
SECOND: Unlike WWII where the men came home after a great victory, the country was bursting with confidence and opportunity, and the men came home, married their sweethearts, and along came the baby boomers.
They had…one thing that our boys don’t have—-Hope, and Victory.
Where’s our victory in Iraq or Afghanistan? Obama has let it all go. And Bush’s silence is also, to me, unforgivable.
If George W. was a patriot, he would be going on TV shows like Bill Clinton and be fighting mad.
(But, then, there’s Jeb’s push for the White House, isn’t there?)
The Military is now filled with officers who are liberal hacks.
I can see a bit more of Sebastian’s points. Our men come back, after being able to be “men” with other ‘men’ and they come back to this liberally infested politically correct— “Don’t’ offend gays, women, Muslims, or immigrants” —–And by the way, here’s your job at McDonalds.
And then…there’s the wonderful VA. They are not getting care, so they just kill themselves.
Sebastian ends with how in HIS mind, the men want to go to war, because of the bonding, and the adrenaline. He wants to find a way to stop that.
But maybe the battlefield, is the only place left where men can be themselves, feel their own worth, feel like they are making a difference? They can’t at home.
And that won’t stop until you go back to the way things were before: To an America not run by dictators, and globalists—and where America is a dirty that the Commander-in-Chief has to keep lying about.
Marriage, patriotism, a free market economy, good medical care, …and most importantly—Hope. Obama has sapped most all the hope out of this country, and to most of us, it’s almost too painful to watch.
But, it’s not just us that is suffering from the liberals—Look what is happening in Australia:
So…why do men go BACK to war? Is it because they are full of some testosterone maniacal need to kill? Or is it because, there is simply no other place on the planet that makes sense to them?
Senior Airman, Brian Kolfage is a triple-amputee veteran of the War in Iraq. He is a tremendous hero and a patriot of the highest order. This letter he wrote to Obama has gone viral.
He shames the man with the truth of what it is to be…a real leader. (Somebody send this to Timmy Geithner.)
This is one of the most important letters that you might ever read. PLEASE…keep passing it around.
My Open Letter to Obama.
I nearly died in a war that you and most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but it’s something that warriors like myself have zero control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life. I’ve seen things that you could never imagine, and they have made me the person I am today.
Mr. Obama, even though we share extreme opposite views, we have one thing in common, we both attended school in Hawaii. However, that’s where the similarities end. You see, as you attended your exclusive, private school, I would ride my bike to Kaimuki High school in one of the roughest areas in Hawaii every morning and would ride past Punahou, the exclusive private school you attended. I would notice the Bentleys, Maserati’s, and fancy foreign cars that all the kids were dropped off in; wow it must have been extremely rough in Hawaii living that life, right? I could only imagine what it was like to have that kind of money. Fortunately for you, not many people are aware of the school and the upper class citizens who attended it. The tuition to attend your exclusive, private school was more than it cost me to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. You talk a big game when it comes to financial inequality, yet I’m quite sure you have no idea what it’s truly like to have sacrifice. You were one of the elitist children in Hawaii.
After High School, we each chose very different paths. You were able to attend Ivy League schools, and I sought out a military career to in hopes of earning a degree. What we have in life as children usually sets the tone for what we will face later in life that will make us successful. I worked to get where I am today, and YOU WERE HANDED IT….Mr. Inequality.
I volunteered to go to Iraq on both of my deployments, and the second time I begged to go even after I wasn’t selected, which ultimately got me placed on the team where I would lose both legs and my dominant arm. I’ve never asked myself was losing 3 limbs in a war worth it, even though many Americans were against it.
I am frequently reminded of the many young Iraqi children who would beg me for water, food, and toys while I was stationed in Iraq. Children, who in all aspects made the poorest of poor American children look rich. You have no idea what it really means to be poor. It’s laughable that you, who would have no idea what it means to be poor would so frequently play the inequality card.
While I was in Iraq, our mission was to liberate the Iraqi citizens from a tyrant and that’s what we did. Never forget, it was your people who sent us there, like the Clintons, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi & Carl Levin. However, since the day you busted onto the scene you’ve been talking about ending the war and pulling the troops out, not understanding the blood sweat and tears that so many Americans and Iraqi’sinvested. And with complete disregard for every life sacrificed, every limb lost, and every broken family, you bailed on our mission to pursue an agenda that was completely centered on your re-election in 2012. If you didn’t bail on Iraq you were worried that you may not get re-elected and that’s a fact. Just before elections on Oct 11, 2012 you said “Al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead.” Look at Iraq now, they are in shambles and the Al Qaeda flag is flying freely. Clearly, you’re unfit for duty as a Commander-in-Chief. You put your own agenda ahead of America’s agenda, and now you have single-handedly ruined and destroyed nearly everything we gained in Iraq. It clearly means nothing to you, because the only thing that you’ve personally invested in that country was a promise to bail on them. However, people like me gave limbs, friends have died, and we’ve watched families destroyed by war’s aftermath.
I’m not placing blame on you for the war, I’m placing blame on you for destroying what we’ve worked so hard to build. You’re not a leader, you’re a community organizer. A leader would have stood up regardless of the situation and put America’s agenda first and that is ensuring a secure Iraq even after 10 years of war. But, you placed Barack first, just as Robert Gates confirmed in his new book. I can’thelp but think of those poor kids who I gave water and toys to 11 years ago. They’re probably 15 or 16 years old now, and I can only imagine what it’s like for them to have their nation being torn apart yet again; all because of your poor leadership qualities. Regardless of why we went to Iraq, its water under the bridge. We went there, we waged war, and we not only owed it to our KIA’s but we owed it to the citizens of Iraq. We invaded their country and turned it upside down, and you bailed on them. You bailed on our soldiers and you’ve wasted every death and every limb, it’s all for nothing. And to make matters worse you blame others for your failures.
You’re just another elitist rich thug who’s pretended to live the rough life growing up in the inner-city. You’re only worried about your own agenda and furthering your party instead of taking care of Americans. Your inability to be a leader at some of the most critical points has caused both of our wars to fail. You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community and we have no faith in your ability to lead.
Senior Airman Ret Brian Kolfage USAF
“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.” — Lou Holtz
Read more at http://joeforamerica.com
Just when you think Bill Whittle can’t get any better…he does. This is probably the best rant in support of our soldiers that I’ve ever heard.
It’s a MUST watch.
(Thanks to amfortas for sending it to me.)
The sad news today reminds us that our soldiers need our help:
FORT HOOD (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.
The shooter, who served in Iraq in 2011, had been undergoing an assessment to determine whether he had post-traumatic stress disorder, according to Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the senior officer on the base. He was also undergoing psychiatric treatment for depression.
In 2005, the number of suicides in the military was 120 a day, and its gotten worse. More soldiers have died from suicide than in action. We have a major problems with these brave men and women who go to war, or join for whatever reasons, and they can’t cope, and they just get pills pushed on them, which basically, numbs them but doesn’t get rid of the problems.
It IS a fact that some of those pills can cause men to go ballistic, and take others with them before they die.
We’ve seen it time and time again.
Obama made a few comments about this last Ft. Hood shooter— who took 4 lives and injured 16 before he took his own, and then went to his fundraiser. But he did say this:
“They serve with valor. They serve with distinction, and when they’re at their home base, they need to feel safe,” Obama said. “We don’t yet know what happened tonight, but obviously that sense of safety has been broken once again.”
But notice: He’s more concerned about the ‘safety’ been broken, which means he will use this incident once again for gun control, instead of addressing the REAL problems in the military which he has a big hand in causing.
Obama hits another milestone: He’s the first black president—- and his other firsts? We have lost NASA, Afghanistan, Iraq, and our AAA credit rating. He has destroyed the Constitution, our economy, and our healthcare. And now, he gets the record for being the first Commander-In-Chief whose military is killing themselves more off the battlefield than on. I guess it doesn’t matter: He’s already got the Nobel Peace Prize.
If veterans are killing themselves …sadly, it can only play into his well laid plans of finally disarming America.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to start paying a lot more attention to every single vet I met.
Yes, it’s a sad day, but it’s to be expected with this President.
The world is slowly getting back to def-con something, and while you would think that Obama would be taking the dangers around the world seriously…you’d be wrong.
I would never have known that Obama threw another big soul-sister party at the White House for himself last week, if somebody hadn’t of noticed that he couldn’t spell the word Respect at the party.
Obama had it down as rs-pect. In fact that’s all he does, peck and peck and peck, like a chicken.
He put that pecking talent of his in his 57 states. Maybe it was the smack from too many Diva’s trying to get some tax breaks at the party that made him flub up. And no doubt, several of the diva’s have relatives that need pardons. Maybe he had been smoking to much of that medicinal Columbia Gold.
(Obama has the French state dinner out in the tent, but he parties with his FRIENDS, inside. Notice? )
While the whole world watched as Putin made Obama and Kerry look like pimples on the butt of a Siberian Tiger last week—Obama was not interested.
Putin has taken over the Ukraine by force, so the Ukraine President is coming to the White House.
(Notice how leaders of countries love to leave when the going gets tough?) When the going gets bad, the bad ALWAY leave town (Benghazi) and the buck stops—somewhere in the vicinity usually of the nearest conservative threat.
Too bad President Yatsenyuk missed the soul-sister party, but you can’t have it all.
“This is our land,” Yatsenyuk told a crowd gathered at the Kiev statue to Shevchenko. “Our fathers and grandfathers have spilled their blood for this land. And we won’t budge a single centimeter from Ukrainian land. Let Russia and its president know this.”
But excuse me, I have a plane to catch.
And speaking of money, the Secretary of Defense was in front of Congress today, telling them how he plans to cut the military: Housing subsidies for the men, cut: Food subsidies: cut…but don’t worry, the officers will still get raises. Hagel assured the Congress that we would have the finest military in the world…it’s, just not going to be very big.
Yes, I saw that on CPAN….
Turn the channel:(click) Netanyahu is telling the world, HEY! Guess what! Iran is developing nuclear weapons, and America, this scuds for you!
Turn the channel:(click) There’s Dick Cheney, who says,
“America has no credibility with European allies following the Syrian crisis last year and will have trouble getting them to agree to sanctions against Russia as a result,”
Turn the channel:(dlick) Andrea Mitchell asks John McCain about military options;
“I’d love to tell you that there is Andrea, but frankly I do not see it. I wish that there were. … I do not see a military option and it’s tragic.”
Turn the channel: (click) Jim Baker says:
The risks are “very substantial,” Baker said, of the situation turning into more than a “small new Cold War, which I think we are pretty much in right now. I look at this as a Cold War lite.”
This is not 1968, and Russia is not the Soviet Union. The Russians need foreign investment; oligarchs like traveling to Paris and London, and there are plenty of ill-gotten gains stored in bank accounts abroad; the syndicate that runs Russia cannot tolerate lower oil prices; neither can the Kremlin’s budget, which sustains subsidies toward constituencies that support Putin. Soon, North America’s bounty of oil and gas will swamp Moscow’s capacity. Authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline and championing natural gas exports would signal that we intend to do precisely that. And Europe should finally diversify its energy supply and develop pipelines that do not run through Russia.
(Right…that’s happening real soon Condi.)
Turn the channel back to CSPAN: (click) Senator Cummings had to get on and give his hour long rant about what how MEAN that Darrell Issa was for not letting him talk on camera.
And speaking of Darrel Issa, (click) even FOX news was demanding his apology, which tells you what?
Turn the channel: (Click): On the other side of the world, a possible terrorist attack. A downed 777 (now 666) was probably blown up by (1) North Korea who likes to lob missiles into the air (2,) Real terrorist who boarded the plane and set off a bomb or (3). Somebody who wanted to get the news off Putin making Obama look like a fool all over the world.
As I walked around the block tonight in the dark, enjoying the beautiful stars and moon, and trying to adjust to the daylight savings time, (certifiable proof that all politicians enjoy the art of torture and control) I was thinking that somewhere in the south part of Florida, Obama, and no doubt a few heavy dozen of his best friends, are partying hardy, with 57 other agents, putting the locals out of their homes, streets and roads for the weekend.
And no doubt Tiger Woods will drop by for another Obama golf lesson,, and maybe bring some of those prostitutes he loves so much. Have you noticed that this whole vacation is a complete blackout?
Okay, Joyanna…turn off that TV!
So, I opened up my email: Great.
Gadhafi had hoarded Africa’s biggest known reserve of MANPADS, with his stock said to number between 15,000 and 20,000. Many of the missiles were stolen by militias fighting in Libya, including those backed by the U.S. their anti-Gadhafi efforts.
Last week, there were unverified claims some MANPADS went missing in Ukraine.
The MANPADS didn’t just move around. Thousands were looted when Gadhafi’s reserves were unprotected following the NATO campaign there in 2011.
What did I learn today? The Republicans are gearing up for war…and it was war weariness that help give us Obama. America is tired of dying in foreign countries where our boys come home maimed, and it’s all for nothing.
They all wanted us to go into Syria. Sorry Dick Cheney, Sorry Jim Baker, Sorry, the American people rose up and in one voice said —Hell no, we won’t go. And we don’t want to save the Ukraine. We have our own dictator right here at home to deal with.
The truth is that neither party has kept us safe. 9.11 happened on Bush’s watch. It should never have happened, and if we are attacked again, it’s a pox on both houses.
You know what? I listened to the news all day long…I’m clicking and clicking…
Right now, you could fly me to the moon.
I can’t think of anything more uplifting than that moment when the soldier coming home from war gets to meet his baby. (both of them.)