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Mr Amnesty Booed in Michigan

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 14, 2008

Sen. John McCain of Arizona, winner of last Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, drew cheers and jeers from an audience of over 500 conservative activists in Michigan over the weekend.

Just days ahead of the Michigan primary, McCain was one of three Republican presidential hopefuls, including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, to visit the Americans for Prosperity Summit held Saturday in the Detroit suburb of Livonia.

McCain was alternately cheered and jeered by the vocal, pro-growth, “limit-the-government” activist crowd. He was cheered for his military service and for his pledges to maintain a strong defense, to cut taxes and to veto earmarks, but he was booed for his stances on immigration and the environment…

Read more at Michelle Malkin

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Don’t let the Legacy Media tell you for one second that this guy is liked by anyone even remotely conservative, for he is not a conservative. Stand by for more on this subject in the coming week.

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New York Times Declares War on Veterans

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 14, 2008

New York Times has declared war on vets returning from the war:

Town by town across the country, headlines have been telling similar stories. Lakewood, Wash.: “Family Blames Iraq After Son Kills Wife.” Pierre, S.D.: “Soldier Charged With Murder Testifies About Postwar Stress.” Colorado Springs: “Iraq War Vets Suspected in Two Slayings, Crime Ring.”

Individually, these are stories of local crimes, gut-wrenching postscripts to the war for the military men, their victims and their communities. Taken together, they paint the patchwork picture of a quiet phenomenon, tracing a cross-country trail of death and heartbreak.

The New York Times found 121 cases in which veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan committed a killing in this country, or were charged with one, after their return from war. In many of those cases, combat trauma and the stress of deployment – along with alcohol abuse, family discord and other attendant problems – appear to have set the stage for a tragedy that was part destruction, part self-destruction…

Read more about the story at Blackfive, and see where the numbers prove the New York Slimes have just been caught in yet another lie about the war they have hated so much. The numbers add up to about half the rate for the civilian population in the same age group. They try to make you think the number is beyond proportion, then fail to provide comparative stats. Remember that there is no lie the left won’t tell in order to advance their agenda.

It is too bad that dueling has gone out of style. It would at least keep them somewhat honest if they knew they would be held to account for disreputable behavior.

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Sheepdog in Iraq

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 14, 2008

One of my blogger pals I have exchanged comments with is in Iraq, and you can read of his experiences here. I couldn’t help but swipe a little of his last to post:

Note: If you ever go somewhere exotic, like Iraq in the winter, and your company, or the Army tells you you don’t need to pack a sleeping bag because linens will be provided at your destination, don’t pay any attention! The heater in your tent WILL break on the coldest frackin’ night, and you will be shivering in your jacket and running to the BX the next day only to learn they are closed for inventory. You will survive, congratulate yourself for not getting sick like everyone else, then promptly get sick a couple days later. Murphy and his stupid law strike again.

He is on my prayer list for the duration.

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Conflict With Taliban Heating Up

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 14, 2008

Right on the heels of Pakistani Forces killing the local Taliban leader in Wazirisatn, the Taliban are acting up:

The Taliban continue to strike at military, government, and civilian institutions in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier province and beyond. The Taliban ambushed a paramilitary convoy in the tribal agency of Mohmand, while a bombing in Karachi occurred as President Pervez Musharraf was visiting the city.

The Taliban ambushed a convoy of paramilitary troops of the Mohmand Rifles as it travelled from Ghalanai, Geo TV reported. The military claimed seven soldiers were killed in the ambush, while 23 Taliban were killed after it launched a counterattack. Artillery and helicopter gunships were said to be used in the counterattack.

Maulavi Omar, the Taliban spokesman for the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, the unified Taliban movement in the Northwest Frontier Province, said no Taliban fighters were killed, while 17 members of the Mohmand Rifles were captured. “We’ll not stop our fight until the government withdraws forces and ends operations in tribal regions and Swat,” Omar told Reuters by telephone. The Pakistani military and government has inflated enemy casualties and denied its troops have been captured multiple instances in the past.

The day prior to the Mohmand ambush, the Taliban fired six rockets at the main military installation in Ghalanai. Counter battery fire from Pakistani troops resulted in one civilian casualty and on home destroyed.

Source: The Long War Journal

While the Democrats stand in the way of progress, warriors are dying on the battlefield as they oppose the followers of a 7th Century Death Cult.

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