Saturday, March 14, 2009

Another Active Duty Marine Sounds Off

Semper Fi

Thank you sir for your amazing video! It hit my email box late last night and I was almost brought to tears watching it. Thank you for counting us Marines as oath keepers. You can take that to the bank. My father was a Marine, before me and I did not join the Corps to be a tool for a communist takeover of our nation.

I agree totally with the oath keeper list of orders we won't obey. I’d rather be dead. I will make sure my Marines know their oath and what it protects.

I want to remain anonymous but don’t take that as meaning I won’t stand strong. This blog is incredible, is so inspiring to read the comments of veterans. Your message is spreading and I will make sure it gets to more Marines. We won’t let you down.

God bless you all!


ThatGirlTasha said...

Thank you for your testimonial.

The third photo on "the wall" is a picture of my father. My dad would have been so proud to be a part of inspiring others.

Thanks again

Jim Townsend said...

I thought perhaps you might enjoy my Poem at

I noticed all the military badges and icons on the page and thought perhaps you would be interested in perusing some of those I have included in my poem. Wonderful page, keep up the good work. All the best, Jim Townsend

Anonymous said...

I'd like to believe that our military stands for the Constitution, but I think that WHEN the Obamessiah's orders to impose martial law is handed down, the people (formerly Citizens) are going to be crushed and beaten into submission. Sorry, but I've lost faith in all the Republic's institutions, including the armed services. Hail Caesar. Hail Obama.

Anonymous said...

The republicans are fighting as hard as they can.The democrats are being a one way as the media will continue to lie.Obama is a fraud-a Scum of the earth and a useless piece of flesh.
Obama May Use Legislative Ploy to Jam Through Health, Tax Bills
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By Brian Faler

March 18 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama may try to push through Congress a health-care overhaul, energy proposals and tax increases by using a partisan tactic that would thwart Republican efforts to block the measures.

The administration and congressional Democrats are debating whether to use a parliamentary procedure called reconciliation to advance some of the biggest items on the president’s agenda. The move would allow Democrats to approve plans to raise taxes by $1 trillion, create a cap-and-trade system to rein in greenhouse-gas emissions, and overhaul health care without a single Republican vote.

“You’re talking about running over the minority, putting them in cement and throwing them into the Chicago River,” said Senator Judd Gregg, a New Hampshire Republican who stepped down last month as Obama’s pick for Commerce secretary. “It takes the minority completely out of the process.”

Reconciliation reduces the number of votes needed to pass legislation in the 100-seat Senate to a simple majority rather than the 60 required to overcome resistance to major bills. The tactic also limits debate to no more than 20 hours and imposes restrictions on amendments.

Senate Democrats have a majority with 58 votes, though Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, who is struggling with brain cancer, is frequently absent. Several other Democrats often vote with Republicans.

House Democrats

House Democrats are pushing to use reconciliation because it would help ensure they don’t end up voting for tax increases and other legislation that can be blocked by Senate Republicans.

“On those big issues, people are going to want some sense that there is a decent chance that the Senate will act,” said Representative Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat.

White House Budget Director Peter Orszag told lawmakers last week the administration hasn’t decided how to proceed.

“We’re not taking anything off the table,” Orszag told the Senate Budget Committee. An Office of Management and Budget spokesman didn’t respond to a request for comment. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, declined to say which way Democrats are leaning.

“We’re having conversations,” he said.

Democrats will have to decide soon because reconciliation, if it is to be used, would have to be included as part of the annual budget blueprint lawmakers hope to complete next month.

Deficit-Cutting Measure

The procedure was created 40 years ago as a way of making it easier for lawmakers to cut the federal budget deficit. It has been increasingly used in recent years to protect bills from partisan attacks. Former President George W. Bush employed the practice to muscle tax cuts through the Senate, while Democrats used it in 2007 to cut subsidies to student-loan providers such as Reston, Virginia-based Sallie Mae, officially SLM Corp.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., in a research note this month, called the reconciliation decision this year “extremely important” because of its impact on the odds of Obama’s initiatives becoming law. While Democrats won expanded majorities in Congress and control of the White House in last year’s elections, their grip on the Senate is tenuous.

Last month, the party’s lawmakers were forced to cut tens of billions of dollars from Obama’s economic-stimulus package, over the objections of House Democrats, to win the support of the three Senate Republicans needed to get the 60 votes required for Senate passage.

Weeks later, in another sign of Democrats’ fragile control of the Senate, Republicans blocked a $410 billion omnibus bill until they were given more time to offer amendments. No major bills have passed the Senate this year with more than eight Republican votes.

Political Cost

The maneuver may carry a steep political cost because it is likely to poison relations with Senate Republicans, who would be excluded from the deliberations over some of the most important bills of Obama’s presidency. Gregg and other party lawmakers said using the tactic would be a departure from Obama’s campaign pledge to bridge the partisan divide in Washington.

Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, warned Obama to expect retaliation from his colleagues if the president chooses reconciliation.

“There’s other things he’s going to need Republican support on,” Cornyn said.

Republicans “invite” reconciliation “if they’re just going to be obstructionists,” said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, a North Dakota Democrat.

Republican Retaliation

Using reconciliation may also have consequences for Democratic lawmakers. Eight Senate Democrats signed a letter opposing using the tactic to approve climate-change legislation even if that would make it easier to get a bill onto Obama’s desk. Among them: swing votes such as Ben Nelson of Nebraska who usually enjoy outsized influence in the chamber. These senators may find themselves marginalized if Reid suddenly doesn’t need 60 votes to move bills.

“Legislation so far-reaching should be fully vetted and given appropriate time for debate,” the letter said. “Using this procedure would circumvent normal Senate practice and would be inconsistent with the administration’s stated goals of bipartisanship, cooperation and openness.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Brian Faler in Washington at

Anonymous said...

Do America a favor. Take your .45 and shoot yourselves. You aren not patriots; you are the antithesis thereof. Please, die, and the rest of us real Americans live in peace.

crow killer said...

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David said...

Gentlemen, your blog is outstanding! This is where I've been for the last 6 years. We have been manipulated, lied to & betrayed! Our constitution is in tater's! I've watched in disbelief as my fellow countrymen have cheered on every law, bill, act & exec. order that has slowly usurped the very premise of our republic. All that has been required to fool the sheeple was & is to hang some noble sounding name on these treasonous law's (IE the Patriot act... has anyone read this!? if not do so but be for-warned you won't like what you read, however I am preaching to the choir). Our great republic, our proud heritage and our childrens future has been STOLEN from us!! We have been sold out by our leaders.Our economy has been purposely destroyed, every crisis or pretext has been methodically contrived, orchestrated & implemented to benefit a relativity small group of GLOBAL elite that owe no allegiance to any nation or ideology other than greed! WAKE UP AMERICA! Remember "Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,it is the right (DUTY)of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government" THEY WORK FOR US Dam IT!! SEMPER FI D.Porter