Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Flag Day, June 14th

Flag Day, is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, it's designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation.....one nation, under God, indivisible. Our flag has a proud and glorious history. It was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans. Many people have died protecting it. It even stands proudly on the surface of the moon.

As Americans, we have every right to be proud of our culture, our nation, and our flag. So raise the flag today and every day with pride!

Fitting for this special day, I have a letter I'd like to post from a friend. Don is a Great American.. and I hope you will join with us in spreading the word.




Dear friends!

Occasionally an event of such historic proportions forces you to stand up and take action. The purpose of this correspondence is to make all aware of my unrelenting pursuit in having the American flag that was pulled from the rubble of the twin towers, two days after September 11th 2001, and have it honorably displayed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C..

I am good friends with Port Authority Police Officer Curt Kellinger, who had rescued that flag from destruction and took it to the funerals of his fallen comrades, to Yankee Stadium for the 2001 World Series, to the Super Bowl, and the 2002 Olympics. It was given national and international coverage, seen by billions of viewers worldwide and marked an end of innocence in our country.

Now that flag lies in obscurity in some Port Authority bureaucrat’s office. This I feel is a disservice. It must be prominently displayed, so we 'never forget' now or generations from now.

That flag deserves the same patriotic distinction as the flag that flew over Fort McHenry in the war of 1812; known forever as our Star Spangled banner, or the flag that was raised on Iwo Jima, or the flag over the Arizona memorial in Oahu, Hawaii, or the flag at Tranquility Base on the lunar surface of the moon. All these flags, were the stars and stripes of steadfastness, and this flag is no different.

I am requesting that President Bush, by executive order, have this 'symbol of resolve' enshrined forever in the Smithsonian Institution.

Congressmen make U.S. Flags that have been flown over the U.S. Capitol available for constituents. Will you crusade to save the flag I aforementioned?

Will you help me make this endeavor come true, and share this memorable flag with our deserving American public? Please email, write and call your elected representatives, and assist me in making this a reality. God bless you and the United States of America.

My best to you all always.

Don from Lake Ronkonkoma

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

One of Kerry's best efforts...

One of Kerry's best efforts his freshman year was in French. He received a spectacular 77!

Let's take a look...



Is he looking at that other guy's test?? Tsk, tsk Kerry!

Oh, I know.. you knew the answer before you looked at the other guy's paper right?

Kerry's grades revealed in his "long awaited" released records


Kerry and Bush's Yale photographs
The Boston Globe


Kerry and his camp made a big deal out of Bush's intelligence during the '04 Presidential campaign. Come to find out, Kerry did worse than Bush.

It's this kind of hypocrisy that really burns me. You take a candidate... ridicule him, call him names, insinuate that he's stupid... and you are the moron!

According to Kerry's own words...
''I always told my Dad that D stood for distinction," Kerry said yesterday in a written response to questions, noting that he has previously acknowledged that he spent a lot of time learning to fly instead of focusing on his studies.
Well, isn't that special!

Kerry received a cumulative 76 for his four years, according to a transcript that Kerry sent to the Navy when he was applying for officer training school. He received four D's in his freshman year out of 10 courses.

He received a cumulative 76 for all four years and he graduated with a high honor...

It is noteworthy, however, that Kerry received a high honor at Yale despite his mediocre grades: He was chosen to deliver his senior class oration, a testament to his reputation as a public speaker. He delivered a speech questioning the wisdom of the Vietnam War, in which he would soon see combat.
--Michael Kranish, The Boston Globe

The transcript shows that Kerry's freshman year average was 71. He scored a 61 in geology, a 63 and 68 in two history classes, and a 69 in political science. His highest scores were a 79, in another political science course, and a 77 in French class.

Read more about Kerry's lackluster grades here.

Kerry's got me so mad, that I'm off to create him a little something... stay tuned!

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Al Sharpton on the Golden EIB microphone??



Any of you listening to Rush Limbaugh last Friday probably heard his offer to Al Sharpton to guest host on his show.

"let [Sharpton] guest-host the program for, like, 30 minutes at a time while I am sitting here critiquing him."

According to the New York Daily News, it seems that Rev. Sharpton is eager to accept Rush's "offer".

"I was a little surprised, but I'm willing to take him up on his speculative offer. I think it would be interesting. It would be something that both of us can learn from. He can learn some of the thoughts of the left, and I can learn some of the techniques of the right. Let's see if he's serious."


Will Sharpton actually end up behind the Golden EIB microphone? Guess we'll just have to stay tuned to find out!

UPDATE!

Rush talked about the situation with Rev. Sharpton this afternoon on his show. For those that were concerned, he took the time to explain the situation. Click on the speaker to listen.


Listen to Rev. Sharpton and Rush!
Sound bite from RushLimbaugh.com Hat Tip: firefighter4bush


Well, I guess that cleared things up a bit!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Senator Crybaby from Ohio and Benedict Arnold


Click on the picture to view the larger size.


I'm sure most of you have seen the footage of Voinovich crying like a baby over the possibility of Bolton becoming the US Ambassador to the United Nations. It looks like he had some help getting his emotions out.

Listen to Crybaby Voinovich.


UPDATE: I found this site this afternoon and had a great laugh! For any of you out there who want to make Voinovich feel better.. go here!

You know you all want to show your support for the Senator Crybaby! This great site coordinates your efforts and help gives you a voice for support! LOL

UPDATE PART 2:

Okay! I had to do my part, so I am mailing off my tissues to Voinovich today! See my contribution below. In order to see the detail, please click on the picture for a larger version.



I created a new "Chop" just for the envelope! I'll put it below as well!

C'mon! Do your part and send pictures of your envelope and tissues to the guys over at ConsoleGeorge.com



Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day.



Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. I was listening to Sean Hannity on the radio Friday and he was quizzing people about the meaning of Memorial Day... and asking them questions about American History. I was shocked at how many people didn't know what it was all about. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored and neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.

To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps'."

The Moment of Remembrance is a step in the right direction to returning the meaning back to the day. What is needed is a full return to the original day of observance. Set aside one day out of the year for the nation to get together to remember, reflect and honor those who have given their all in service to their country.

Also, for any of those interested, tonight on TLC (The Learning Channel) at 9pm Eastern is Operation Homecoming. It is a five part series which observes servicemen and women coming home from Iraq and honoring those that lost their lives there. It's a fitting tribute that it will premiere tonight on Memorial Day. I'm sure it will be
emotionally charged and I know that I'll be crying. :) Just thought I would share the info with you all.. in case any of you wanted to see it.

There is no way in the world that I could thank every soldier who has ever fought for our country, although I wish I could. I do my best to do what I can.. and I pray for all of them everyday. Each of us Americans have what we have today.. because of those who fought for our country in the past and those who continue to do so in the present.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of those still fighting in the various theatres of operation, as well as with those families who have lost loved ones or currently have loved ones away fighting. These service men and women sacrifice so much for us, as do their families. Thank you.

Today is a day that is formally recognized to remember and give thanks. Honestly, this is something that should be done everyday.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Single Bullet Conyers

One of my fellow bloggers from MarkLevinFan, Smooth Stone, has written a great piece on Michigan US Representative John Conyers, Jr.(D). Conyers is trying to pass a resolution about "Religious Tolerance".

Check out Smooth's piece on his blog.

To go along with this, I created a picture with the help of CS from Common Sense. (He was the brains. It was his idea!)


Monday, May 23, 2005

Get out.. and VOTE!

Today is voting day in Great Barrington and Housatonic. For any of you readers in this area, I want to encourage you to get out and vote.

Many times, voters turn out only for what is considered "major" elections. (i.e. presidential, senate seats, etc.) What you need to think about is that the people that we elect to run our local government is just as important... actually, it is more so. The jobs our locally elected officials do directly impacts our lives on a daily basis. So please, do yourself a favor and vote.

I will be heading to the polls around lunchtime to vote for Jim Bashour, who is running for Selectman. Mr. Bashour is well known in our small community for his dedication to our town. I know he is the right choice for the job.

Voting isn't a right... it's a great privilege. Don't take it for granted. Do it today or as I have always said in the past... You have no right to complain.