05 Oct

Charlie Daniels Wows Troops in Tribute

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2005 – The devil may have gone down to Georgia, but the Charlie Daniels Band went to the Association of the U. S. Army convention here Oct. 4 to pay a musical tribute to the troops and thank them for their service.
Daniels, a rock-solid supporter of the U. S. military who’s been entertaining troops around the world for some 35 years, dazzled a foot-stomping, hand-clapping crowd in a jam-packed ballroom at a reception hosted by U. S. Army Europe.
Army Gen. B. B. Bell, USAREUR and 7th Army commander, said he invited Daniels to the event after the legendary performer fiddled his way into the hearts of U. S. troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Those visits, as well as the Oct. 4 performance, were part of the “Stars for Stripes” program, which brings top entertainment to U. S. troops, particularly those serving in remote locations not typically visited by United Service Organizations tours.
“He went to the most difficult and dangerous places” in the U. S. Central Command area of operations and entertained deployed military members without accepting a penny for his services, Bell said of Daniels and his band during an interview with the American Forces Press Service.
“He gives of himself selflessly,” Bell said. “He’s got all the qualities of a great soldier. ”
As a tribute to Bell, a Tennessee native, Daniels played a rousing rendition of “Rocky Top,” then slowed the action down with a solemn delivery of “Amazing Grace,” encouraging those in the crowd to sing along.
“You should consider Charlie one of us,” Army Brig. Gen. Russell Frutiger, USAREUR’s deputy chief of staff for personnel, told the group.
Frutiger called Daniels “a relentless morale booster” who not only goes into harm’s way to serenade the troops, but also launched “Operation Heartstrings” in partnership with Stars for Stripes to put musical instruments, recorded music, and DVD and CD players into the hands of deployed troops.
During the concert, retired Army Gen. Gordon Sullivan, former Army chief of staff and now president of AUSA, presented Daniels an award honoring his years of service to the military. “Thank you for what you have given to the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines . . . and the American people,” Sullivan said.
Just as during Daniels’ overseas tours, when he typically spent hours following his concerts signing autographs for every deployed servicemember who approached him, Daniels wrapped up his Oct. 4 performance meeting the troops, signing autographs and posing for photos.
Army Staff Sgt. Wendy Cooper from the 200th Theater Distribution Brigade, based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, was among those who stood in line for an opportunity to meet and get photographed with Daniels following the performance.
“He truly shows his support, and that means a lot,” said Cooper, who stationed herself at the front of the group during the performance for a close-up view of Daniels and his band. “It’s great to know that people support us. ”
“He’s absolutely awesome,” agreed Army Capt. Elizabeth Barnaby, an occupational therapist assigned to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Germany. “I can’t thank him enough for being that supportive. ”
While signing autographs, Daniels told the American Forces Press Service he remembers the day Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941 and has had a love affair with the military ever since.
“Everyone in uniform is a hero to me,” he said. “I’ve felt that way since I was 5 years old, and nothing has ever changed. ”
In closing his concert, Daniels expressed his ongoing support and hinted that the Charlie Daniels Band will continue to visit troops when they’re deployed.
“Thank you for what you’re doing around the world,” he said. “And wherever you happen to be, don’t be surprised if we show up. ”

05 Oct

Supreme Court Judges

There is a contract between our government and the governed, the contract that is the US Constitution – the supreme law of the land. It is “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” and it is a heck of a lot more then a quote or a jingle for a politician to use. The Constitution is the principle, direction of moral conduct, order, a directive, it is the precept that is included in the Declaration of Independence that helped to inspire our Constitution. It is a phrase that epitomizes the principles employed in the construction of this contract between our government and the governed.
The Supreme Court IMO is made up of a selection of individuals that are to be protectors of our Constitution, the keepers of the flame so to speak. I want these people on the Supreme Court to hold the Constitution higher than politics. Our Founders created it for all the people of the United States not just for those that have the clout, the power, or the lobbyist to get their agenda heard. Politics should never enter in to the arena of our Constitution.
“We the People” should demand a level of excellence for our Constitution’s guards, keepers of the flame……the Constitutional sentinels. They should be individuals that will honor our Founding Fathers and their creation. I want them to be men and women who will weigh, with deep contemplation, all the far-reaching implications of their decisions without deference to pressure from special interests, no matter how noble the cause.
As to the recent pick that our President has chosen. I could care less how long he has known Harriet Miers….I have known some people for a long time (some even family members) that I would not allow them to feed my animals if I were out of town.
I could care less that she gave money to the piece of crap Al Gore. I adored Reagan and he used to be a freaking democrat and for me….President Reagan was the best President in my life time. I believe people can see the light, get a brain and change from being a Democrat to a Republican.
The fact the fact that Harry Reid thinks she is great IS a concern to me…..Hell it scare the s$%^ out of me. Reid is a waste of good air, I have no respect for him at all. (I cleaned that one up as to the words I chose to use because I can’t stand him)
Our nation’s future may very well depend on decisions made today by those we entrust with this duty. It cannot be taken lightly. It cannot be a decision made to avoid the stress of combat from the left, to avoid more controversy, to appease the other side (the Democrats).
I agree with this statement….

“This is a pick that was made from weakness. There was an opportunity here to show strength and confidence, and I don’t think this is it. There are plenty of known quantities out there who would be superb for the court.” – Rush Limbaugh

One of the things I will never understand is this….. we are in power and Bush has won twice and we are in the majority. We do not have to cow tow to the left, kiss up to them and yet time and time again I see this happening. It angers me beyond words. I watch the political talking heads on Sunday mornings and it is ONLY the Republicans that come on and say things like “My friend” so and so (a Republican saying to a Democrat) My Friend? You will NOT hear a Democrat say that…..I never have never heard it !!!!! That is major kissing up and it is NOT necessary.
I don’t like our country to show weakness, our Republican leadership to show weakness, it goes against everything I believe in about America. I want our military to be feared by our enemy and respected by those they fight for. That is why I despise the anti war commies that live in the freedom our military fight for them, but they do not respect our military. I want our country to be feared and respected for our strength as well as our fighting for freedom for others to have freedom in their countries like we enjoy.
If you show you are weak to others, in sports, in chess, in war, as a parent, as a boss, in decision making, if you show weakness to your opponents you give them the upper hand, you encourage them to continue to bully you, to attack you, to take you apart.
But if you stand by your convictions and stay strong, not giving in to be well liked, to avoid confrontation in matters of character, honor and choices you make in life…..many times the bullies soon disappear and give up, the enemy will know how strong you are and know they don’t have a chance. Oh the enemy will still hate you but so what. I would rather be hated by the enemy then be mediocre and wishie washie on things I believe in to try and appease anyone.
So as I said earlier, I want these choices for the Supreme Court to be held higher than politics. Most definitely not choices made to avoid confrontation between parties, or to appease those that show so little regard to our Constitution as the Democrats have done over the years. The Constitution is NOT about politics it is our very bone marrow of what we are about.
I want my President to stand tall in his beliefs, those beliefs that were the ones that caused me to vote for him in the first place. And NOT to cave in to the crowd of agitators and attackers from the left that are trying to wear him down little by little with their constant barrage of lies, innuendo’s and slander over the years. If Bush had stayed strong from day one and not given in to them over these two terms as he has periodically he would not feel the pressure he does now if this is a decision of appeasement.
If you talk the talk then by golly you damn well better walk it.If you get my vote on the premise you will be strong and not weak against those wanting to destroy our Constitution and our freedoms in this country….then you damn well better keep your word, stay strong and not let the anti- American crowd get to you no matter what. Bush was so strong about going after the terrorists, I felt so proud of him, I beamed with pride in our President and in our response to the attacks on us. I have always known President Bush is not, has not been and will never be a true Conservative. The borders etc. have shown me this, his kissing up to the left when I felt it was wrong and not necessary when we are in the majority on several issues.
Our nation’s future depends on decisions made today by those we entrust with this duty for the Supreme Court. This decision must be made from strength not weakness for someone that will put our Constitution first and foremost. If Meirs was so strong so right for this position, this country, those of us that are political junkies……well my bet is we would have heard of her before now and would already be impressed. As for me, I am NOT impressed and right now I am extremely disappointed and hell I am furious!

03 Oct

Video of our Brave Military! They ROCK!

“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which
will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation
of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to
repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful
instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we
are at all times ready for war.” –George Washington

Latest Video Compilation of our Brave Soldiers Fighting for our Freedon. Click HERE
I support our Military I hope you do too. If you do not then get the hell off this Blog!
Those of you that Support our Troops you are invited to visit my Troops Today page

02 Oct

Female Airman killed in Iraq

First Female Airman Casualty In The War On Terror In Iraq
Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson, 21, was providing convoy security Sept. 28 near Camp Bucca, Iraq, when the vehicle she was riding in was hit by an improvised explosive device. (Courtesy photo)

Airman killed in Iraq
9/30/2005 – SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) — An improvised explosive device killed a female Airman during a convoy mission supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson, 21, was providing convoy security Sept. 28 near Camp Bucca, Iraq, when the vehicle she was riding in was hit by an improvised explosive device.
The Riviera Beach, Fla., native was assigned to the 17th Security Forces Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. Airman Jacobson had been in the Air Force for two years and had been deployed to Iraq for more than three months.
She is the first female Airman killed in the line of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“She was an outstanding Airman who embraced life and took on all the challenges and responsibilities with extraordinary commitment to her country, her comrades and her family,” said Col. Scott Bethel, 17th Training Wing commander at Goodfellow.
“Her dedication to the U.S. Air Force and serving her country was evident in all aspects of who this young lady was,” he said.
“Team Goodfellow and the San Angelo community are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of one of our cherished family members,” Colonel Bethel said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time. We ask that all Americans keep Airman Jacobson, her family and the men and women serving in the military, overseas and in the United States in their thoughts and prayers as they continue to keep America free.”

Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson she will be remembered as an American Hero. We all owe her so much. She was there for all of us, defending our freedom, helping us live in a safe country here in the USA, and helping to bring freedom to a country that has never known the freedoms we have here.
Please go to SlagleRock’s to post and read about Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson. Prayers for her family , the other men and women she served with and loved ones she has left behind.

We toast our hearty comrades who have fallen from the skies, and were gently caught by God’s own hand to be with him on High.
To dwell among the soaring clouds they’ve known so well before. From victory roll to tail chase, at heaven’s very door.
As we fly among them there, we’re sure to head their plea. To take care my friend, watch your six, and do one more roll for me.
— Commander Jerry Coffee, Hanoi, 1968

02 Oct

Puzzle Fun

I love tests and puzzles.I know (hahaha) I have too much time on my hands. But it is Sunday and my day off. LOL
I saw the link for the Puzzle over at Knowledge Is Power. You can use any graphic you like.

02 Oct

Welcome Home Howdy

Howdy is back home,and I would like to share with you a quote from him. He served 2 Tours in Iraq.

“Will I come back to Iraq? If needed to serve here again, I will keep coming as long as hate says we have not the stomach for this fight. Islamic fundamentalist terrorists cowards are just that. They cower and kill so long as they remain safe. They take their own life at the same time they steal the life of the innocent. There is no glory, honor nor respect in doing so. Without a fear in the world’s society that allows us to “tolerate” this religious hijacking, this same fear allows true believers in the Islamic faith to hide nor act in protest to the carnage brought by hate of all things not-Islamic. For that reason, I and others will continue to fight until a peace can be won, not hoped for. God Bless all those still in country.”

There are photos of Howdy and his Crew at my Troops Today page at my Website.
Thank you Howdy for your service to our country.

02 Oct



By the end of September a Russian Cosmos 3 missile will be launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome 800 km north of Moscow, carrying two Iranian satellites into orbit. Although the satellites are claimed to be for meteorological and experimental purposes, experts believe that one of them will possess surveillance capabilities allowing it to observe American and Israeli military facilities throughout the Middle East. More importantly, experts believe that the Iranian space program serves as a cover for developing more advanced long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

Iranian President-Elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Ahmadi-Nejad)
Iranian President Elect:

“I Can Control the Americans –
I Have Experience Doing It”

Iranian President-Elect Boasts of Role in 1979 Embassy Take-over Found in Farsi Language Documents
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a dangerous man. I would never trust him, nor believe any promises he makes to the USA….NO, not ever! To allow Iran to have two Iranian satellites………….is bad news and should be stopped if possible.

02 Oct

You Can Say It and You Can Now Wear It

I saw the ad for this over at the Mudville Gazette.
Stuck on Stupid, a big thank you to Lt. Gen. R. Honore.

02 Oct

Wait Till the Facts Come In

I have lost count how many times I get furious with the reporting on TV and in the newspapers as the media does their typical negative reporting on the War in Iraq, Afghanistan and so many things. Selective reporting that I am so sick of and angry with, and the negative bent used to push their own agenda of the left.
If you feel as I do, then please go to Major K’s blog and read what he has written about this. He also has a great quote by General Sherman. MajorK is in the US Army and deployed to Iraq.

The First Report Is Always Wrong

02 Oct

Yipee! Hockey is back!

Three Cheers from me! Hockey is back! Let the fighting on the ice begin. heh heh
Now I am a happy camper. I love Baseball, Football and Hockey. So now I have all three of my sports up and running again. Tah Dah!