Category Archives: Bring them home now
This is so fucked up. I mean, really..the asshat in chief said he would veto it, so why the hell didn’t everyone who wants them home VOTE for the damn thing? They had nothing to friggin lose..From WaPo:
The Senate today turned back a measure to require that U.S. troops be given at least as much time at home as they spend on combat tours, shelving an amendment that supporters said was aimed at easing the strain of prolonged military deployments but that opponents argued was intended to undercut the Bush administration’s Iraq war policy.
The amendment to a defense programs bill, sponsored by Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) and Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), went down when it failed to receive the 60 votes needed for passage. The vote was 56 to 44. A similar measure offered by Webb in July also fell four votes short of the 60-vote threshold.
My heart breaks when I see this kind of shit..and my blood pressure goes through the roof. FOUR FUCKING VOTES SHORT. This is a travesty. Keep sending him the same damn bill..keep putting it up there..be as stubborn as the Asshat-in-Chief you nimrods.
Hillary Clinton no less..I swear..I almost broke my jaw when it hit the table as I read this article this morning on Alternet. I actually had to read this line twice:
Clinton shifts her position on troop withdrawal from Iraq, now saying she’ll pull out all the troops by the end of her second term.
I couldn’t believe it..seriously..I thought perhaps I was dreaming and pinched myself so hard I have a friggin bruise on my forearm now. WTF bitch?
Remember, Ol’ Hill is saying she will ‘Bring the troops home”..but she isn’t saying ALL THE TROOPS.
Listen to Ted Koppel’s NPR piece about Hillary’s lie here.
A wonderful Patriot and Activist, Tammara, has an important request. Her husband just returned from Iraq, but many marines still do not have the right equipment to keep them safe. Her group, BakeSales 4 Body Armor, has adopted 12 marines that need good equipment to help them survive their tour in Iraq. Here is Tammara’s request in her own words:
FOR OUR 12 MARINES
A Joint Endeavor By
Marine Corps League, Sevierville Detachment 1206 Maryville, Tn- Commandant, Rick Leone
Javier & Marian La Rosa
The Haven-A Church Of God, Non Profit Org.- Pastor, Paul Dyer
YOUR ($37.00 OR MORE or whatever you can) DONATION MAY HELP SAVE A MARINE’S LIFE
As the proud parents of Lance Cpl. Alex La Rosa a US Marine, we are appealing to your generosity. Our son and his squad (11 more Marines) of Combat Engineers are being deployed to Iraq sometime in July of this year. One of their jobs is to search for IEDs so that the rest of the troops are safer; this job is often done in the open while walking which makes them a target for sniper fire. Their sacrifice, allows us to enjoy our daily life. Our goal is for these brave young men to deploy with a new kind of Body Armor called Dragon Skin.
This body armor has been developed by a Fresno, California company Pinnacle Armor (they can be found on the web). Let us explain. Our Marines, wear body armor that relies on rigid ceramic inserts placed in pockets in a vest, this ceramic plate WILL “fail” after 4 or 5 hits to the point that these plates break and then offer NO protection to the wearer. Additionally, when all the plates are placed in the vest; it can weigh anywhere from 25 to 40 lbs. or more. Any combat veteran will testify to how this weight hampers a combatant’s effectiveness, if you add the heat factor which in Iraq can soar to 120 plus degrees; the NECESSITY for better body armor becomes obvious.
Time is of the essence since by the week of April 16 we must place the order with the manufacturer. At that time $21,828.00 will be needed, then on June 29; the balance of another $21,828.00 is due. We will fly to Fresno accompanied by representatives from the Marine Corps League, pick up the body armor and travel to 29 Palms, California to hand deliver them at their training base. Upon our return, we will publicize this delivery via WBIR Channel 8 TV and Blount County’s The Daily News and any media outlet wishing to disseminate the information.
May God Bless Our US Marines and ALL of Our Troops
UNTIL THEY ALL COME HOME
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