As the Title suggests I am a vet, and proud of it, and proud of all those that wear the uniform of the United States of America. You name it we'll talk about it. Politics, sports and much more. However, I am also very interested in what is happening to this great country of ours, politically and socially...So SOUND OFF PRIVATE!!!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The POT calling the KETTLE BLACK

Seems that it is OK for the DEMOCRAPS to block out news organizations when it comes to debates. But when the shoe is on the other foot...LISTEN TO THEM SCREAM.


Wed Mar 14 2007 16:41:53 E

THe spoke at the DNC winter meeting standing next to Howard Dean and was at the Nevada candidate's forum with Hillary Clinton, Edwards and the others and he's been invited to ABC's debates, but CNN has barred former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel from their New Hampshire debate, without giving a reason.


March 15, 2007 - Washington, D.C. – CNN, the Manchester Union Leader and the Hearst-owned WMUR-TV have formally decided to exclude Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Mike Gravel from the debates they will be sponsoring in New Hampshire.

This decision calls into question media censorship and goes against a fundamental American belief in “Fairness,” which is especially critical in the political process.

The Senator said, “By denying me the same opportunity afforded to other presidential candidates to discuss in public debate the major issues that confront our nation, the sponsoring media outlets––CNN, The Manchester Union Leader and the Hearst-owned WMUR-TV––are exercising censorship, unbecoming in a free society. They are dictating whose political voice they will permit New Hampshire and American citizens to hear.”

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  • Eight vs Ninety Three

    An article published in today's WSJ Opinion Journal, might help shed some light on what transpires in regards to the "replacing of US Attorneys". A fact that according to The Hubbell Standard Hillary Clinton seems to know all about. The article brings to light some of the under the table dealings of the Clinton's when they were in office. Mr Schumer, and other teary eyed Democrats need to do a little background study before they start screaming for the head of Gonzales or anyone else.

    Hillary Clinton knows all about sacking U.S. Attorneys.
    Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT
    Congressional Democrats are in full cry over the news this week that the Administration's decision to fire eight U.S. Attorneys originated from--gasp--the White House. Senator Hillary Clinton joined the fun yesterday, blaming President Bush for "the politicization of our prosecutorial system." Oh, my.

    As it happens, Mrs. Clinton is just the Senator to walk point on this issue of dismissing U.S. attorneys because she has direct personal experience. In any Congressional probe of the matter, we'd suggest she call herself as the first witness--and bring along Webster Hubbell as her chief counsel.

    As everyone once knew but has tried to forget, Mr. Hubbell was a former partner of Mrs. Clinton at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock who later went to jail for mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also Bill and Hillary Clinton's choice as Associate Attorney General in the Justice Department when Janet Reno, his nominal superior, simultaneously fired all 93 U.S. Attorneys in March 1993. Ms. Reno--or Mr. Hubbell--gave them 10 days to move out of their offices.
    At the time, President Clinton presented the move as something perfectly ordinary: "All those people are routinely replaced," he told reporters, "and I have not done anything differently." In fact, the dismissals were unprecedented: Previous Presidents, including Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, had both retained holdovers from the previous Administration and only replaced them gradually as their tenures expired. This allowed continuity of leadership within the U.S. Attorney offices during the transition.

    Tuesday, March 13, 2007


    I for one, am sick and tired of listening to all these wonderful congressional idiots trying to point their insidious fingers to everyone but themselves regarding the problems in the military hospitals. Almost every person in Congress has stood up and told the world either on TV or in the newspapers, as to how they have gone to "visit" our nations wounded and maimed. How they have "commended" them for their bravery and sacrifice to their country. They have, supposedly, made numerous trips to Walter Reed and other medical facilities to check on their (the soldiers) care and how they are recovering.

    Now they want to stand up in front of the world and their constituents and proclaim how outraged they are about how our brave soldiers returning for care are being taken care of. One must think that we are blind to this issue. To think that these "elected" officials are totally without fault and that it all can be blamed on the administration is ludacris. Yes the administration has a part to play in this fiasco, but so do these self-righteous bimbonic money suckers who are up there in D.C.

    If they have paid so much attention to the soldiers returning for care at Walter Reed and other facilities they SHOULD have been taking notice of their conditions. Yet, by saying nothing until it comes out in the newspaper shows me that they were more than willing to accept these hospital conditions. If they are just now waking up to the fact that some of these hospitals are below standards, where the hell have they been for the last 15 years?

    It is easy to stand on the sidelines, as many elected officials do, and criticize how things are done or not done. But I guess the one thing they don't understand is that THEY are the ones responsible for these conditions. With all of their PORK that is attached to these bills so they can have a road paved with their name on it is now coming back to bite them in their butts. Is it possible that the American people are so stupid to think that all of the billions of dollars that are mark for the military actually goes to the military? Billions of dollars have been re-routed out of these bills for funding to make them look good back in their home states. Repairs for hospitals and equipment has been squandered by our elected officials. Billions of dollars have been redirected, or bills have died on the floor because they couldn't agree on which amendment would best serve their purpose. Now they want to place all the blame on others.

    Of all the Senate oversight committees, and House sub-committees, they want us to believe that they simply had no knowledge of these conditions. I say they weren't doing their jobs. They have been so hell bent on trashing the administration and each other for so long that these things have gone unnoticed under the radar. This does not take blame away from the hospital administrators either. It is their job to make sure that these soldiers have the best recovery conditions possible, after all they have sacrificed much for everyone else. But we all know WHO CONTROLS THE MONEY, that is the CONGRESS of The United States of America. So stand up you cowardly SOB's and take the tongue lashing that you deserve.

    Both parties need to be cleaned out of office and get someone in there that is willing to do the job that they were hired to do. It amazes me that we, as a country, have lasted as long as we have with all the throat cutting that goes on in politics. You are hired by the people to do a job, I would suggest that you start doing it or get the H*&% out of office. As a veteran, I am appalled by your ignorance. I have no more than a high school education, but a world of life experience; and even I can see how blind and greedy you, as our elected officials, are.

    So, if you want to point fingers and place blame, I would suggest that you go look in the mirror. Remember this though, for every finger you point at someone else, there are three pointing back at you. I am sorry for some of the language utilized in this post. It is not a norm as to how I address things. But the ignorance of these officials has me stirred in twelve different directions of anger, and again I apologise.