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Happy Veterans Day, 2014: Why OUR Veterans Are Different

November 11, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Holiday, Marines, Military, Navy, Veterans, Veterans Day, Veterans Day, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

America is a singularly different nation where it concerns our military veterans. We love them. We even have a national holiday to honor them. This is not so in most of the rest of the world. Elsewhere military veterans are not so loved as they are here.

Is that because the United States is the Sparta of the world, loving war more than anything else? Hardly. In fact its because our soldiers bring peace wherever they go, not perpetual war.

In other countries, soldiers are usually the dregs of society, living off the people while at the same time lording over them with machine guns and violence.

In other countries the military is feared by both the people and the government because all too often the army is used to take power and steal away the government for its own aggrandizement. There is no accident that the word “coup” is one rarely spoken in the USA unless when viewing foreign news.

So, not in America. In the USA we respect our soldiers because they respect us as much as they respect the law.

When an American sees a soldier an American will feel pride, not fear. When an American hears that a fellow is a veteran, an American thanks that fellow for his service.

In other countries when people see soldiers they fear them, they loathe them. In other countries they don’t want to sit near soldiers on public transportation, they avoid eye contact. Here we shake their hand and ask if they need anything.

So, from us to you, our dear military veterans, we thank you. We thank you for putting your lives on hold while serving us, while making sure we are safe and able to go about our business unafraid of danger, and for putting your own safety at risk.

Happy Veterans Day to you all.
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NY School Bans National Guard T-Shirt Because: GUNS!

September 26, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Army, Children, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Guns, Liberals, Military, Nanny State, National Guard, New York, Progressives, Public School, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston, Zero Tolerance | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A New York school took quick action to ban t-shirts being handed out by a New York National Guard recruiter because the shirt “promoted violence” since it had an drawing of a U.S. soldier in battledress on it. And, *gasp*, the drawing of the soldier was holding an evil, evil GUN!

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School in Ravena, New York, said that the Guard recruiter’s t-shirts were “inappropriate” and violated the school’s dress code because of the gun image.

“They’re not allowed to wear anything that would have a weapon on it,” district Interim Superintendent Alan McCartney told the Times Union. “Our main purpose is education. Wearing pictures of weapons brings to mind those things in our society that are not pertinent to education.”

So, even mentioning America’s fighting forces is “not pertinent to education”? This man is an idiot who should be fired just because he is plainly too stupid to be in “education.”
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Book Publishers Refused Bowe Bergdhal Book Because It Would Hurt Obama

August 14, 2014 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Books, Business, Censorship, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Military, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again we get to see the how the powers that run our media establishment are sold out to the far left with this story of how some of Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal’s platoon mates were blocked from selling a book they’d written because it might make President Obama look bad.

We know the allegations about Sgt. Bergdahl, of course. We know that some of his fellow soldiers think he is a deserter, not a POW. We know that there were charges that he and his wacko father have been excusers of Islamist terrorism and critics of the United States. We hear that several American soldiers died trying to gain this guy’s freedom. And it appears that some of Bergdahl’s fellow platoon mates tried to write a book about their own experiences with Bergdahl.

A former team leader of Bergdahl’s platoon and one of those trying to shop the book said, “There was no way we were going to sit down and be quiet while Obama was calling him a war hero.”

The retired Sergeant, Evan Buetow, went on saying, “We’re just trying to tell the truth. It’s not my fault this would make Obama look bad.”
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Liar In Chief Now Claiming Pulling US Troops Out of Iraq Not His Idea

August 11, 2014 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Government, Government Corruption, Iraq, ISIS, Islam, Islamofascism, Koran, Liberals, Military, President, Progressives, Religion, Security/Safety, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama is now claiming that pulling our forces out of Iraq wasn’t his idea, even though he spent nearly every waking hour pushing a pull out during the years he first ran for president not to mention all his actions and public speeches on the issue he made after he won.

This weekend he said that the fact that we have no American troops in Iraq that can help defeat the Islamist ISIS terrorists is not his fault. In fact, he doesn’t know why everyone keeps blaming him for the lack of troops.

Attempting to avoid blame once again, Obama said with his best, bald faced, faux shocked face, “This issue keeps on coming up as if this was my decision.”
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Questions on Bergdahl POW Release: Dad a Muslim Symp? Soldier Deserted? Obama’s Actions Illegal?

June 1, 2014 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Government Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Koran, Liberals, Military, President, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

With Update: More Anti-American Tweets from Robert Bergdahl…

There are an awful lot of unanswered questions and controversies in this POW release of US soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Firstly, it seems he actually deserted the army, he didn’t just get accidentally captured. Secondly, it seems his father might be in sympathy with our Muslim enemies. Last, Obama’s action in negotiating with the terrorists for his release may have violated the law because he did it all secretly without telling Congress.

There is a story from a member of Bowe’s own unit that details his weirdo behavior, wacky ideas, and ultimate desertion. According to one of the soldiers who served with Bergdahl, he didn’t get captured after wandering off. He was in the process of deserting the Army when he got captured.

In this soldier’s telling, Bergdahl was making all sorts of strange claims–he said he once beat up drug dealers back home and that he once joined the French Foreign Legion and he did neither–and kept telling his troop mates that he was going to become a mercenary so he could shoot people.

In one part of this soldier’s story, Bergdahl sent all his belongings home just before he disappeared into Taliban country. Why would he do that unless he intended to leave?

Then the idiot ended up captured by the Taliban after he deserted to go become a “mercenary,” whatever he thought that was?
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Obama Admits Government is a Failure? VA Allows Vets to Get Private Care!

May 28, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Coast Guard, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Liberals, Marines, Military, National Guard, Navy, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Transparency, Veterans, Veterans Administration, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

After several weeks of scandalous failure to provide timely healthcare to our military veterans, some dying waiting for care that would never come, the Veteran’s Administration has now decided to allow veterans to pursue more private healthcare options to improve their treatment. But isn’t government turning to the private sector in stark contrast to the theme of the age of Obama, one that holds that private business “didn’t build that” and that we need to further empower government?

On May 24, the Associated Press reported that VA chief Eric Shinseki has announced a new plan for VA hospitals and healthcare providers to work more with private doctors. Shinseki told the press that the VA is “increasing the care we acquire in the community through non-VA care.”

Shinseki makes this concession as 26 VA facilities thus far have come under investigation for forcing sick veterans to wait for months to receive medical care. Up to 40 or more veterans died waiting for care on these lists.
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Happy Memorial Day, 2014

May 26, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, Navy, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

As we take the day off to celebrate Memorial Day, we wish you and your family a great day.

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Illinois General Helped Create Memorial Day

May 26, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Civil War, Coast Guard, GOP, History, Holiday, Illinois, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, National Guard, Republicans, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few years after the Civil War as the nation started upon its long road toward reconciliation, rebuilding, and healing the wife of one of the war’s union generals noticed the touching devotion of Confederate widows, wives and their children as each year they came together to place flowers and little flags at the graves of their fallen. Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan was so moved by the devotion she witnessed that she urged her husband, Illinois General John A. “Blackjack” Logan, to look into creating what was to become Memorial Day.

General Logan was a Senator from Illinois and eventually became a candidate for Vice President on the 1884 Republican ticket, losing to Grover Cleveland and another Illinoisan, Vice President Adlai Stevenson. But before all that Logan was instrumental in creating Decoration Day, the celebration of the nation’s war dead that eventually became Memorial Day.

The following is the general order that Logan issued in 1868.

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

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On Memorial Day, We Must Remember That THIS Is What American Troops Are Made Of…

May 26, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, National Guard, Navy, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

To honor our troops for this year, I am going to share this story about their mettle. What follows are excerpts from remarks by Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly made to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis on November 13, 2010. While leading his platoon on a combat patrol, Kelly’s son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, had been killed in action four days earlier in Sangin, in southern Afghanistan. Lt. Kelly was only 29-years-old.

Giving Thanks for Our Warriors

“Those with less of a sense of service to the nation never understand it when men and women of character step forward to look danger and adversity straight in the eye, refusing to blink, or give ground, even to their own deaths… No, they are not victims but are warriors, your warriors, and warriors are never victims regardless of how and where they fall. Death, or fear of death, has no power over them. Their paths are paved by sacrifice, sacrifices they gladly make… for you….

“Two years ago when I was the commander of all U.S. and Iraqi forces, in fact, the 22nd of April 2008, two Marine infantry battalions, 1/9 ‘The Walking Dead,’ and 2/8 were switching out in Ramadi… Two Marines, Corporal Jonathan Yale and Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter, 22 and 20 years old respectively, one from each battalion, were assuming the watch together at the entrance gate of an outpost that contained a makeshift barracks housing 50 Marines… Yale was a dirt poor mixed-race kid from Virginia with a wife and daughter, and a mother and sister who lived with him and he supported as well. He did this on a yearly salary of less than $23,000. Haerter, on the other hand, was a middle-class white kid from Long Island. They were from two completely different worlds… But they were Marines, combat Marines, forged in the same crucible of Marine training, and because of this bond they were brothers as close, or closer, than if they were born of the same woman.
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No Coverage: MSNBC Ignores Growing Veterans Admin Scandal

May 19, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Barack Obama, Budget, Coast Guard, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Health, Journalism, Liberals, Marines, Media, Media Bias, Military, MSNBC, National Guard, Navy, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Taxes, Veterans, Veterans Administration, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

MSNBC doesn’t appear to care about our nation’s beleaguered veterans in this mounting medical care scandal. Only one of the left-wing cable network’s prime-time hosts have covered the scandalous treatment of our sick vets and then only once.

The developing scandal has revealed that thousands of veterans have been put on secret wait lists and denied healthcare while VA hospital administrators lie about having done so in order for doctors and administrators to get government bonuses. Many veterans have died while awaiting medical treatment and these months-long wait times only foreshadow what will happen to all of us as Obamacare’s horrid tentacles force its way into our national healthcare system.

But MSNBC doesn’t seem at all interested in news that doesn’t fit its extreme, blindly left-wing bias. The network is completely ignoring the story, even though one administration official has already “resigned” because of the whole thing.
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Vet. Admin Outrage is Harbinger of Obamacare

May 14, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Budget, Capitalism, Coast Guard, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Liberals, Marines, Military, Navy, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Rights, Taxes, Veterans, Veterans Administration, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The scandal at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) is growing every week. As each new VA hospital is revealed to have made sick veterans wait so long for care that many died while waiting, and then subsequently covered up the truth, we all must come to grips with the fact that this is Obamacare writ large.

If you hadn’t been paying attention to how badly Obama’s government healthcare system is treating our elderly and sick veterans, you should. Because with Obamacare this sort of criminal behavior is coming to you and your sick relatives whether you served in the military or not.

Essentially what has been happening is that employees, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare pros at the VA have been allowing themselves to have grueling four-hour work days while wait times for their services have naturally been growing exponentially–after all there are fewer hours in a day that patients can be served if the docs and nurses only work four hours a day!

The cover up is the secondary part of this scandal. The newest report at CBS has only the latest example of this disgusting state of affairs.
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Obama Forcing the Closure of Fast Food Outlets on Military Bases

April 29, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Marines, Military, Minimum Wage, Navy, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Four restaurants, three of which are McDonald’s, have closed down on several military bases and a host of other outlets, like Pizza Huts, are also saying they will soon be closing their shops. These closures will seriously damage the quality of life for our soldiers on our military bases and it is all thanks to Barack Obama.

The shocking report from the Military Times has several Republican lawmakers alarmed that the quality of life on our military bases will be diminished thanks to Obama’s meddling.

According the MT, several other contractors who operate restaurants and other small businesses on military bases “have asked to be released from their Army and Air Force Exchange Service contracts to operate fast food restaurants at two other installations.”
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US Army Builds Fake American Town to Practice War on Americans

February 16, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Army, Budget, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Speech, Government, Government Corruption, Gun Control, Liberals, Liberty, Military, Police, Policy, President, Progressives, Taxes, Virginia, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In Virginia, the U.S. Army has built an American city, replete with a church, a mosque, an embassy building, a bank and a working subway system, in order to practice assaulting American cities. Welcome to Obama’s America, folks.

The town took six years to complete, is built on a 300-acre plot of government-owned land in Virginia and cost taxpayers $96 million. It is designed to, “replicate complex operational environments and develop solutions.”

The “training” facility was completed and opened in January of this year and is operated by the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group.

Unveiling the new facility, Colonel John P. Petkosek, the commander of the group, said:
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‘Enlisted': Spoofs Amputees, Combat, and ‘Rear D’ Soldiers

January 14, 2014 | Filed Under Army, Entertainment, Fox Television, Humor, Media, Military, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Most reviewers of the new Fox 1/2 hour Army sitcom, Enlisted, felt the show was affecting, even sweet. While that isn’t far off the mark, it is nonetheless a bit hard to feel that making fun of our armed forces is a good idea when so many of them are still facing combat overseas.

Enlisted starts off with super solder Sgt. Pete Hill (7th Heaven star Geoff Stults) who is forced to leave the front lines in Afghanistan because he punched a Colonel who refused to send him support during a fire fight.
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Obama’s Veterans Administration Prevent School Kid’s Christmas Cards to Troops

December 26, 2013 | Filed Under Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Liberals, Marines, Military, Navy, President, Progressives, Veterans Administration, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama’s Veteran’s Administration has prevented delivery of hand-made Christmas cards that were to go to wounded veterans because the cards made by kids at a Dallas area grade school have the words “Merry Christmas” on them. The VA claims that this traditional Christmas wish will upset veterans who aren’t religious and so the cards were not allowed.

Fifty-two students at Grace Academy in Prosper, Texas, sent their hand-made cards to the VA hospital in Dallas on Monday, but authorities declined to accept the cards and would not allow the kids visiting to hand them out, Fox 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported.

Asked why she was making cards for our wounded soldiers, fourth grader Gracie Brown said, “I’m hoping that it might make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with and I’d like them to know they’ve not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you.”
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Happy Veterans Day, 2013: Why OUR Veterans Are Different

November 11, 2013 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Holiday, Marines, Military, National Guard, Veterans, Veterans Day, Veterans Day, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

America is a singularly different nation where it concerns our military veterans. We love them. We even have a national holiday to honor them. This is not so in most of the rest of the world. Elsewhere military veterans are not so loved as they are here.

Is that because the United States is the Sparta of the world, loving war more than anything else? Hardly. In fact its because our soldiers bring peace wherever they go, not perpetual war.

In other countries, soldiers are usually the dregs of society, living off the people while at the same time lording over them with machine guns and violence.

In other countries the military is feared by both the people and the government because all too often the army is used to take power and steal away the government for its own aggrandizement. There is no accident that the word “coup” is one rarely spoken in the USA unless when viewing foreign news.

So, not in America. In the USA we respect our soldiers because they respect us as much as they respect the law.

When an American sees a soldier an American will feel pride, not fear. When an American hears that a fellow is a veteran, an American thanks that fellow for his service.

In other countries when people see soldiers they fear them, they loathe them. In other countries they don’t want to sit near soldiers on public transportation, they avoid eye contact. Here we shake their hand and ask if they need anything.

So, from us to you, our dear military veterans, we thank you. We thank you for putting your lives on hold while serving us, while making sure we are safe and able to go about our business unafraid of danger, and for putting your own safety at risk.

Happy Veterans Day to you all.
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A Fitting Memorial to Veterans on a WWII Monument in India

November 11, 2013 | Filed Under Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Coast Guard, Holiday, Marines, Military, National Guard, Navy, Veterans, Veterans Day, Veterans Day, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

An inscription on a WWII monument in Kohima, India fittingly describes the sacrifices that our soldiers make with their service to our nation. And on this Veterans Day it is also fitting to focus on it. The Inscription says:

“When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.”

What could be a more fitting tribute to the sacrifices made by our fallen loved ones, comrades, and servants? They gave their last full measure so we could enjoy the freedoms we are so fortunate to have today. They gave their lives for our benefit in the truest definition of sacrifice.

This memorial commemorates the Allied dead that faced the Japanese 15th Army upon its invasion of India in March of 1944. The invasion was beaten back by June of the same year through the sacrifice of these Allied troops.

The words are attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds (1875 -1958), an English Classicist who in 1916 added them to a collection of 12 epitaphs to commemorate World War One. Adding the inscription to the Kohima monument was a suggestion by Major John Etty-Leal, the GSO II of the 2nd Division who was a classical scholar in civilian life.

The verse is thought to have been inspired by the Greek lyric poet Simonides of Ceos (556-468 BC) who wrote after the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC: “Go tell the Spartans, thou that passest by, That faithful to their precepts here we lie.”

And now we too can recall this verse etched into a stone in a far away and foreign land as a perfect tribute to our fallen as well as for those who gave service to their fellows by wearing the uniform of our armed forces.

So, thank you all. We appreciate your sacrifice. And happy Veterans Day.
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80 Christian Airmen Being Punished, Harassed, Threatened for Refusing to Support Gay Marriage

October 2, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Bill of Rights, Christianity, Coast Guard, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Liberals, Marines, Military, Navy, President, Progressives, Religion, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

80 members of the Air Force at one base are testifying that they are being harassed, threatened and even punished because they refuse to support gay “marriage.”

Fox News’ Todd Starnes has the exclusive story of airmen at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas who say they are being attacked by homosexual militants.

Starnes reports: “There is an atmosphere of intimidation at Lackland Air Force Base,” said Steve Branson, the pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church in San Antonio. “Gay commanders and officers are pushing their agenda on the airmen. There is a culture of fear in the military and it’s gone to a new level with the issue of homosexuality.”

The pastor says he attended a meeting of many of these Airmen where they voiced their concerns over being harassed by their superiors for standing up for their own, personal religious principles and continuing to oppose the homosexual agenda.
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Theresa Vail, Bowhunter, National Guard Member, & Miss Kansas, Can Win Miss America 2013

September 14, 2013 | Filed Under Army, Entertainment, Military, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Miss Kansas is a bowhunting, tattooed, blond-haired, member of the National Guard and she hopes to become the next Miss America winner.

“Nobody expects a soldier to be a beauty queen,” Theresa Vail recently told People magazine. “But I’m all about breaking stereotypes.”

“My whole platform is empowering women to overcome stereotypes and break barriers. What a hypocrite I would be if I covered my ink,” Vail said. “How can I tell other women to be fearless and true to themselves if I can’t do the same? I am who I am, tattoos and all.”

Vail, a Second, Sgt. in the Kansas National Guard, has two large tattoos. The one on her left shoulder is the insignia for the U.S. Army Dental Corps. The second is a version of the Serenity Prayer and runs down her entire right side.

Sgt. Vail is an M16 marksman, a bow hunter, and a mechanic. The Miss Kansas Pageant was her first pageant, a contest she won nine months ago. She entered on the advice of her commanding officer.
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Are Mexican Drug Cartels Using US Military Personnel as ‘Guns-for-Hire’?

August 6, 2013 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Crime, Marines, Military, Veterans, War On Drugs, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A shocking new report finds that murderous Mexican drug cartels may be hiring members of the US military to act as guns-for-hire both in Mexico and the United States.

After the conviction of a member of the army who was a gang member before entering the service, many are starting to worry that some members of the military are turning mercenary and selling their services to the drug dealers.

Recently Private Michael Apodaca, former Army Lt. Kevin Corley, and Sgt. Samuel Walker were all arrested and convicted of taking murder-for-hire contracts from Juarez and Los Zetas drug cartels.

Some of this is born of gang affiliation, a problem that has been growing inside the U.S. military for some time.
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VIDEO: Ronald Reagan and the Soldier’s Pledge

May 27, 2013 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, Navy, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off


Happy Memorial Day, 2013

May 27, 2013 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, History, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, National Guard, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

As we take the day off to celebrate Memorial Day, we wish you and your family a great day.

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THIS Is What American Troops Are Made Of…

May 27, 2013 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Constitution, History, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, National Guard, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

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-By Warner Todd Huston

To honor our troops for this year, I am going to share this story about their mettle. What follows are excerpts from remarks by Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly made to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis on November 13, 2010. While leading his platoon on a combat patrol, Kelly’s son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, had been killed in action four days earlier in Sangin, in southern Afghanistan. Lt. Kelly was only 29-years-old.

Giving Thanks for Our Warriors

“Those with less of a sense of service to the nation never understand it when men and women of character step forward to look danger and adversity straight in the eye, refusing to blink, or give ground, even to their own deaths… No, they are not victims but are warriors, your warriors, and warriors are never victims regardless of how and where they fall. Death, or fear of death, has no power over them. Their paths are paved by sacrifice, sacrifices they gladly make… for you….

“Two years ago when I was the commander of all U.S. and Iraqi forces, in fact, the 22nd of April 2008, two Marine infantry battalions, 1/9 ‘The Walking Dead,’ and 2/8 were switching out in Ramadi… Two Marines, Corporal Jonathan Yale and Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter, 22 and 20 years old respectively, one from each battalion, were assuming the watch together at the entrance gate of an outpost that contained a makeshift barracks housing 50 Marines… Yale was a dirt poor mixed-race kid from Virginia with a wife and daughter, and a mother and sister who lived with him and he supported as well. He did this on a yearly salary of less than $23,000. Haerter, on the other hand, was a middle-class white kid from Long Island. They were from two completely different worlds… But they were Marines, combat Marines, forged in the same crucible of Marine training, and because of this bond they were brothers as close, or closer, than if they were born of the same woman.
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The Birth of Memorial Day

May 27, 2013 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Constitution, History, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, National Guard, Navy, Veterans, Veterans Day, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

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-By Warner Todd Huston

A few years after the Civil War as the nation started upon its long road toward reconciliation, rebuilding, and healing the wife of one of the war’s union generals noticed the touching devotion of Confederate widows, wives and their children as each year they came together to place flowers and little flags at the graves of their fallen. Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan was so moved by the devotion she witnessed that she urged her husband, Illinois General John A. “Blackjack” Logan, to look into creating what was to become Memorial Day.

General Logan was a Senator from Illinois and eventually became a candidate for Vice President on the 1884 Republican ticket, losing to Grover Cleveland and another Illinoisan, Vice President Adlai Stevenson. But before all that Logan was instrumental in creating Decoration Day, the celebration of the nation’s war dead that eventually became Memorial Day.

The following is the general order that Logan issued in 1868.

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

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Meet Lindsey Stone, The Disrespectful Gutter Snipe That Hates Our Soldiers

November 20, 2012 | Filed Under Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Coast Guard, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Liberals, Marines, Military, National Guard, Navy, Progressives, Veterans, Veterans Day, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Meet Lindsey Stone. She’s the chubby little scumbag, punk that posted on her Facebook account a photo showing her giving the finger to our troops and pretending to scream at a sign at Arlington National Cemetery that asked visitors to be respectfully quiet among the graves of our fallen heroes.


Lindsey Stone, self-professed “douchebag.”

Of course, like all cowards of her stripe in the modern age, as soon as people started ripping her bloated rear-end, she scrubbed her Facebook account, but before she did she had a whiny little explanation of sorts to explain why she is such a skank.


Lindsey Stone, self-professed “douchebag,” pretends she wasn’t being disrespectful by giving the troops the finger.

Sorry you little turd. No one believes your back pedaling now. You know and we know that you were giving the finger to the millions that have died in service to our country.

You deserve this blowback, you little cretin.

Remember: THIS is Obama’s America.
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Happy Veterans Day, 2012: Why OUR Veterans Are Different

November 10, 2012 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Military, National Guard, NATO, Navy, Veterans, Veterans Day, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

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If you are not redirected automatically, follow this link to the 2013 Veterans day message

America is a singularly different nation where it concerns our military veterans. We love them. We even have a national holiday to honor them. This is not so in most of the rest of the world. Elsewhere military veterans are not so loved as they are here.

Is that because the United States is the Sparta of the world, loving war more than anything else? Hardly. In fact its because our soldiers bring peace wherever they go, not perpetual war.

In other countries, soldiers are usually the dregs of society, living off the people while at the same time lording over them with machine guns and violence.

In other countries the military is feared by both the people and the government because all too often the army is used to take power and steal away the government for its own aggrandizement. There is no accident that the word “coup” is one rarely spoken in the USA unless when viewing foreign news.

So, not in America. In the USA we respect our soldiers because they respect us as much as they respect the law.

When an American sees a soldier an American will feel pride, not fear. When an American hears that a fellow is a veteran, an American thanks that fellow for his service.

In other countries when people see soldiers they fear them, they loathe them. In other countries they don’t want to sit near soldiers on public transportation, they avoid eye contact. Here we shake their hand and ask if they need anything.

So, from us to you, our dear military veterans, we thank you. We thank you for putting your lives on hold while serving us, while making sure we are safe and able to go about our business unafraid of danger, and for putting your own safety at risk.

Happy Veterans Day to you all.
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Another Non-Partisan CNN Employee

October 17, 2012 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Barack Obama, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Marines, Media, Media Bias, Military, Mitt Romney, Navy, President, Progressives, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Occasionally it is interesting to check out the Twitter feeds of employees of the Old Media establishment to see what sort of things they like to banter about on social media. Invariably, it seems, when we do this we find that the member of the media in question isn’t as non-partisan as they pretend to be in their work. Such is the case with Larry Shaughnessy, a producer at CNN’s Washington bureau covering the Dept. of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

A look over Mr. Shaughnessy’s recent Tweets reveals a man that hates Mitt Romney, hates former Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and loves him some Obama.

Worse, for a man whose job is to report on veterans, he also slammed famed military school, the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), as just a bunch of kids “playing dress up.” No respect at all for these young people, most of whom go on to serve our country.

Of VMI, Shaughnessy said, “VMI ain’t a military instution [sic]. Its a school where the kids play dress up. They are no more required to serve than Yale grads”
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Lifetime’s Army Wives: Domestic Terrorist is Über Patriot?

August 6, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Army, Cable, Comic Books, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Hollywood, Liberals, Media, Military, Patriotism, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Lifetime’s Army Wives has often walked up close to anti-American plot lines without stepping too far over the line, but this weekend’s episode crossed right over into the left’s famous — and famously bogus — favorite storyline: turning patriotic Americans into villains.

This is one of the far left’s favorite plot lines. Hollywood loves turning patriots into whacked out, enemies despite the fact that in real life such a thing is extremely rare.

In the episode aired on August 5 entitled Centennial, a wacko “patriot” planned to shoot an Army general to right the wrongs of a country gone bad. The mad man felt that the nation was being destroyed by the un-American activities of the government and in a computer recording he said he intended to strike a blow for true Americanism by killing the general.

The episode featured a cliffhanger ending typical of the series. It ended with the shooting scene the results of which will be resolved next week.

The entire plot is based almost solely on the actions of one domestic terrorist. When Timothy McVeigh brought down the Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995 he was linked to the Militia movement and said to be desirous of taking down an out of control government. McVeigh was portrayed as an unhinged, über patriot gone awry.
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Terror Trials: Delaying American Justice to Observe Ramadan

July 18, 2012 | Filed Under 9/11, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Guantanamo Bay, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Liberals, Military, PCism, President, Religion, Sharia, Society/Culture, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A military judge has just put off American justice in a terror trial so that the accused can observe Ramadan. So our culture, our system of justice is now to take a back seat to Islam. This is how our civilization ends and how we capitulate to radical Islamism without our firing a shot, folks.

As the AP reports, “A U.S. military judge agreed Monday to postpone the next court hearings at the Guantanamo Bay prison for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks to avoid a conflict with the Muslim holy period of Ramadan.”

Well, isn’t that nice of him? Those that perverted their own religion to launch an attack that killed thousands of Americans will be allowed to take a holiday from their prosecution!
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A Crony Military? Jerry Brown’s Man Fires California’s First Female Army General

February 15, 2012 | Filed Under Army, California, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Liberals, Military, National Guard, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

In August of 2011, Brigadier General Charlotte L. Miller, California’s first Army female general, was “involuntarily separated” from the California National Guard for what she feels are invalid reasons. In fact, when the order originally came down there weren’t much by way of reasons even given. At last Miller is speaking out and making some pretty serious charges against Major General David Baldwin, the man that fired her, by testifying before the California State Senate Rules Committee against his nomination to head the Calif. National Guard.

Last June, Miller was informed by The Adjutant General’s office (TAG) that she was being removed from her position and cast out of the California National Guard after over 30 years service and a near spotless record. What made matters worse was that, according to Miller, the TAG cited no authority or statute that authorized her removal nor was any proof of the specific charges made offered.

Miller further notes that her own due process was violated by the sudden dismissal and she says several military statutes were violated in the separation. Miller also reports that she has never been allowed access to copies of any investigations or findings that the TAG claims it based her dismissal upon.
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