October 29, 2009

Obama Spokesman Gibbs Is Offensively Stupid

Any individual who could make this statement is too stupid to hold any position of responsibility in government.

"I've never seen anything like it," Gibbs said. "I think you get a real sense of gravity when you see the faces of those that are grieving loved ones."

He added: "You can see the genuine anguish in their faces. It's hard not to be overwhelmed by what you're seeing."

Imagine that -- families who have lost their loved ones in an instant are feeling genuine anguish! Now there's a news flash from the white house press flak. And that it took that for Gibbs to get a real sense of the gravity of the issues of life and death that come with committing troops to war is appalling.

I'll tell you what. I've often said that Joe Biden was the biggest proof of Obama's unreadiness for the presidency. I was wrong -- the biggest proof of his incompetence is that Robert Gibbs is still on the White House payroll.

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An Endorsement Im Glad To See

Cheney backs Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, a longtime acquaintance and supporter of U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, will be in Houston on Nov. 17 to formally endorse her in the race for governor against fellow Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

Hutchison spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said details for the events still are being determined. But she said there will be one public campaign event with Cheney and a closed fundraiser.

I was already a Hutchison backer before this endorsement, but having Vice President Cheney make this endorsement confirms for me that I am supporting the right candidate. We need a serious, thoughtful governor and Kay will be that for us.

Now if we can only get Cheney elected president in 2012.

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A Hero Returns

Killed in action in 1944.

Returned to his family in 2009.

For two decades after her son's bomber went down in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, Vella Stinson faithfully wrote the U.S. government twice a month to ask if his body had been found or if anyone was looking.

The mother of six strapping boys went to her grave without the answer that has finally reached her two surviving sons 65 years later: the remains of Sgt. Robert Stinson are coming home.

Military divers recovered two pieces of leg bone from the wreckage of a B-24J Liberator bomber found at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of the island nation of Palau. DNA testing showed the femur fragments belonged to the 24-year-old flight engineer who died in combat on Sept. 1, 1944.

Stinson's remains arrived under U.S. Air Force escort Wednesday and will be buried Friday at Riverside National Cemetery with full military honors. In between, the body will be kept at a mortuary less than 100 yards from the home where Stinson grew up with his brothers.

May Stinson and his fellow crew members rest in peace. A grateful nation honors your sacrifice.

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And Folks Wonder Why Some of Us See Islam As A Problem

Yes, I know that most Muslims are good people. Ive said that a million times around here. But I cant help but be struck by the constant appearance of stories like this one that indicate that there is a serious problem with religious/political violence against the civilized world coming out of the religion of Islam FROM WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.

After all, in the last 24 hours Ive seen the following stories.

It seems like not a week goes by that we dont have a series of such stories about jihadis among us, ready to do us harm in the name of Islam. And yet some among us still dont even want to name the source of the problem for fear of hurting feelings or stigmatizing minorities.

But the reality is that that make me wonder can we afford to allow Islam to continue grow unmolested in our nation? In light of the clear strain of violence and supremacism that has infected too many Muslim communities in America, can we treat Islam like any other religious faith in this country? And in the scariest part of my musings, I fearfully consider at this means for the future of the First Amendment in America and if stopping the jihadis among us in this sweet land of liberty will ultimately destroy the very freedoms that they want eradicated.

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