11 Nov 2009 @ 8:49 AM 

Today, my grandfather would have been 98. He was born 11/11/1911. He fought in WW2 in N. Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He was a aLieutenantin the Army with the artillery. His CO was killed early on, and he stepped up to take over without ever getting a promotion until he got back home. My grandmother told me stories about how he flew in a little single engine airplane over the enemy lines to see where the targets were and where his artillery was falling. She said that when he got home, every time a plane flew over during the night, he would throw her on the floor with him on top of her because of the air raids that he had lived through. They decided not to get married until after he got back from the war in case he didn’t. My grandmother waited for him to return. I still have his cast iron helmet with it’s insignia on it. I treasure it. He rarely spoke of his experiences, but knowing my grandfather, he served with distinction, honor, and integrity.

My family has served in the military for a long time. Our last name used to be Cutting. Not quite sure when or why, but it changed to Cotting. We have records in ourgenealogythat tell of a Lt. Cutting who served with General Washington during the Revolutionary War. In the Civil war, aColonelJohn Mosby CSA, led a famous group known as Mosby’s Rangers (Raiders) to fight against the Union. He was also a relative of mine. My grandfather’s brother (my great uncle) was in the Navy in the Pacific during WW2. My father served part time in the Air National Guard for 20 years. He started during Vietnam. His brother, my uncle, also served in the Army during Vietnam.

I’m so thankful for everyone that has ever served to protect my freedoms. From the Revolutionary war to today. Many have gone to the Alter of Freedom so that I could enjoy a life of freedom. Some returned, too many did not, but they were brave enough to go. Most of them don’t have a clue who I am, but they went anyway.

I hope that their sacrifice isn’t wasted. People in power don’t seem to realize what a country of freedom stands for. It doesn’t need all of their rules and regulations that they seem to think. I don’t need the government to tell me what is best for me. That is the opposite of freedom.

On August 30, 2009,Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal requested more troops for the fight in Afghanistan. Obama has yet to give an answer. I personally believe this is irresponsible to be so indecisive. I can respect the notion of how difficult it must be to send our troops to fight and die. I can not respect the indecisiveness of a leader. This wasn’t his first time to hesitate when we needed him to pull the trigger. Anyone remember the pirates?

Our service men and women are the best in the world. Lets keep them that way and thank them for all they have done and will do.

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 13 Jul 2009 @ 7:40 AM 

These are some funny political bumper stickers I got in an email. Enjoy!

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NBC, being a private company, can choose what they want to run for ads for their programming. Tonight is the Super Bowl, one of the most coveted times by advertisers to get their marketing out. A Pro Life group submitted an ad for the Super Bowl, but it was turned down by NBC because they:

didn’t want to run political or advocacy ads

Washington Times – NBC rejects pro-life ad using Obama

OK, fair enough, but if you read the article above, you will also find that PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, also submited an ad. PETA is an advocay group. They were told that their ad was too sexual, but that if certain edits were made, they would be allowed to run the ad. Talk about hypocracy. NBC and their liberal agenda have decided that they will pick and choose what media gets out, as long as it fits the message they want. This is fine, its their company, but they also need to be upfront about why they are picking what ads they want. I will not watch the Super Bowl on NBC this year.

Below is the Pro Life You Tube ad that was rejected:

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 01 Feb 2009 @ 10:06 AM 

From the AP News

Daschle recently filed amended tax returns to report $128,203 in back taxes and $11,964 in interest. The amended returns reflect additional income for consulting work, the use of a car service and reduced deductions for charitable contributions.

Daschle, chosen by President Obama to lead the administration’s health initiatives, is the second Cabinet nominee to scramble to pay back taxes. Timothy Geithner’s confirmation as treasury secretary was delayed after it was revealed that he had failed to pay more than $34,000 in taxes.
Obama’s first choice for commerce secretary, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, took his name out of consideration when his confirmation appeared headed toward complications because of a grand jury investigation over how state contracts were issued to political donors.

“President Obama wanted to have a very ethical administration starting out and so on, but I think he’s seeing how hard it is to avoid these kind of problems,” Kyl said. “And I just wonder, if President Bush had nominated these people, what folks would be saying about that.”

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 04 Dec 2008 @ 3:30 PM 

Bill O’reilly had some interesting points to say last night during his talking points. He was talking about President Elect Barack Obama’s plans to control our intelligence gathering capabilities. Here’s what he had to say.

Tension is rising between India and Pakistan because it looks like the killers who attacked Mumbai were based inside Pakistani territory. If shooting breaks out between these two countries, the world will have yet another crisis created by Muslim terrorists.

It is obvious to sane people that the American intelligence agencies must continue to stay ahead of the terror-killers and disrupt plots like Mumbai should they be directed here. To do that, information from captured terror suspects becomes vital.

But President-elect Obama has committed himself to an undefined no torture policy and is also having some difficulty finding someone to head up the CIA. Former CIA Chief of Staff John Brennan has taken himself out of the running because some far-left loons criticized him for taking an aggressive anti-terror stance after 9/11.

This is very disturbing. The far-left wants the CIA to go by the Army Field Manual when interrogating suspects. If that happens, all of us will be in danger.

Why? Well, here’s what the manual says: “Prisoners of war who refuse to answer (questions) may not be threatened, insulted, or exposed to unpleasant or disadvantageous treatment of any kind.”

Now and this is important that is fine for the military. It is not their job to break down terror suspects. It’s their job to kill or capture them on the battlefield. The CIA should interrogate high-value targets.

But if Obama orders the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies not to employ any tough interrogation methods, trust me, many people will die. The terrorists are not going to stop, and only very aggressive action against them has kept us safe since 9/11.

But these far-left loons, these despicable people who blame America for worldwide terrorism, now have far more power in this country than they did just one month ago.

I believe Barack Obama understands the danger the Muslim terrorists pose to the world. I believe Mr. Obama will not destroy the CIA’s ability to break down terror suspects. He has to know that hardcore terrorists are not going to give up information easily.

But still some people don’t get it, and these people are foolish and dangerous, so crazed by their far-left ideology they’d allow innocent people to die for it.

The USA should never torture, but coerced interrogation at the direction of the president is vital when lives are on the line. Of course, the loons will never acknowledge that. They don’t want to do anything “unpleasant” to terror suspects.

And that’s “The Memo.”

I have to say I am in complete agreement with him. I am also very concerned about what is going to happen when Obama closes (read bottom of page 5) down Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo). Something many people don’t seem to understand about the prisoners being held at Gitmo is that they are not protected by the Geneva Convention. They are not even prisoners of war. Anytime anyone decides to take up arms against another country and does not wear a uniform identifying themselves as a member of a fighting army for a soverign nation, they are just terrorists and criminals. If you have an official picture of Al Qaeda’s uniform (and by that I mean more than a turban, beard, and some raggy clothing) I’d like to see it. That is because these people are not representing any sovereign nation. These people are being kept at Gitmo because they are not Prisoners of War (POW’s). Therefore they are not afforded the rights of a POW. Gitmo is outside of the USA and therefor not bound by having to give prisoners the same rights that prisoners who are caught in the USA have such as a speedy trial. Once Gitmo is closed, those prisoners will be brought to the USA where the ACLU and every scum sucking lawyer will have a field day on giving these people rights and forcing them to be released. Many of these prisoners have no official charges that they are capable of being tried for. But make no doubt about it. They are enemies of the USA. They hate the USA. As soon as they are released, because of the ACLU taking the federal government to court over their wrongful imprisonment, these terrorists would have no hesitation in walking into a daycare and blowing it up. These people hate the USA, and the best thing for our safety is to keep them locked up and throw away the key. By keeping them in Gitmo, they can stay there and be out of reach of left wing bleeding heart liberals who want to set them free. As long as they are there, they can’t ever hurt us. Unfortunately, while bleeding hearts mean well, they are naive. Their little ideal world does not exist and reality is not something they understand. There are people out there that hate the USA and want to see it and everything it stands for destroyed. Don’t believe me, think about what happened on 9/11. Jihadists around the world would love to see that happen to all of America if they knew how to make it happen.

In addition to keeping these terrorists behind bars, Gitmo allows us to have a place to interrogate these people without human rights activists breathing down our necks. There is nothing right about pulling out people’s fingernails, beatings, or any kind of physically debilitating torture. Things such as sleep deprivation, with holding food, playing loud heavy metal music, or The Barney Song played over and over are humane interrogation methods. It is methods that break people down so we can get them to tell us information. Remember Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?

He was the architect of 9/11. He was captured in Pakistan in 2003. He was eventually sent to Gitmo where he squealed because we turned the screws on him. What did he tell us? He gave us names and descriptions of other terrorists as well as plans that Al Qaeda had in the works towards hurting the USA. This information has been instrumental in deterring terrorist attacks on our country.

It boggles my mind that people value the well being of terrorists who are hell bent on killing us more than ensuring that America stays safe. I gauran-damn-tee you that terrorist will not EVER return the favor for of us being nice to them. Want proof (more, more, more, more) ?

It is absolutely imperative that we do not ever let up on fighting the war on terrorists. The longer it is since 9/11, the less people seem to think that anything will ever happen to us. Terrorists are resigned to killing us even if it means their own death. It appears to me, there are many terrorists who are more dedicated to this cause than many Americans who instead want to make sure that we are nice to terrorists.

I know there are many people that believe that we can’t become like them because we have to be different. I agree. Here’s an idea, we let the military and CIA do what they need to do to win. I’m sure the majority of the people in charge of defending our freedom can be held accountable for their actions without getting the ACLU involved. When did terrorist ever get rights in our country anyway?

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