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Friday, August 06, 2004

The TRUTH is Out There....

Well, this is more like it! Looks like the news is finally telling the story about CBFTW's and other US Forces' clashes with the enemy. About time.......this story too.

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As the storm clouds form outside my apartment window, I must re-read this story and type FAST because I should turn off my computer soon.........

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Here is a funny photo. Some people look cool and others, well................

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If you haven't already seen this web site, please check it out. "Operation A/C". It is a great cause! Frankie Mayo is one fantastic chick. I have adopted a soldier and am now adopting a second one! I will be sending supplies out soon.

If you cannot afford to send an air conditioner, please consider sending some supplies to the guys. Also, you can e-mail the troops too! It is a great site. Have fun looking at photos on the site.

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No matter what this guy says, this story and these guys are going to hurt Kerry........I agree with Instapundit, and others: Bush should come out and say he is not for this ad. It will look better than staying mum on the subject. [Clinton would have had Dick Morris take a poll by now to see how it should be handled..........]

John Kerry should have just SHUT UP after he came home from Vietnam. Most "heroes" come back from war and go on with their lives without constantly talking about their medals ( or ribbons since they are "interchangeable"). John Bradley ( one of the flagraisers on Iwo Jima) never even told his kids about his experiences in World War II. His son found the medals and photos of his father on Iwo Jima after his dad died!

Ok, so John McCain constantly talks about his experiences, but that is ok. I don't get tired of hearing it from him because he honors those he served with by telling their stories along with his own. Had he come home and protested the warand turned on those men.....well, I am sure I, and others, would feel differently.

Blackfive has something to say about this and a question for military personnel everywhere.....I couldn't agree more with his comments, by the way.

Roger L. Simon had a great post on his blog regarding a statement Kerry made about Christmas in 1968
Roger has a great blog with many intelligent commentaries. I recommend it to everyone!

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Wonder what's going on with the Kerry campaign??? These posts are always fun...........

By the way, did you know that John Kerry is a Vietnam Vet??!!!!

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The Kerry Doctrine...can it be trusted? Jonah Goldberg has some ideas here. The scary thing about Kerry is that he wants to wait until after we are attacked again before he will use force. He says he'll wait until the threat is "real and imminent" before acting. But, as I have asked in other posts, what if what we consider "real and imminent" isn't what the Kerry administration considers "real and imminent"???

Seems he wants us to go back to Sept. 10, 2001 way of thinking......we cannot afford to do that any longer.

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LOCAL NEWS: John McCain supports Sheriff Joe's opponent. Read more here.

Many of you reading this may have heard about our Sheriff Joe Arpaio because he is "tough on crime" and has the "Tent City" here in Phoenix. I must agree that he is indeed tough on crime and criminals, for that matter.

BUT after having worked for the Maricopa County and with many sheriff's deputies.....I must reveal that this guy is corrupt. I have heard a lot of horrible things from some deputies. I also have heard praise from some of his deputies who are doing well with their "double-dipping" (Being retired and earning a pension, while still being employed with the sheriff's department and earning raises, vacation time, health benefits,etc.)

Just so you know, I will NOT be voiting for the man..........

MORE LOCAL STUFF:

I know he was probably killed by friendly fire, but Pat Tillman is still a hero because he left a comfortable life behind to live a very uncomfortable life in battle. He did what others refuse to do. When someone asked, "Who will go?" Pat Tillman answered, "I will." Visit his foundation's web site here. It's a nice web site.


Local radio talk show host, Barry Young, lists "The 5 Things We Can Do Right Now to Make America Safer" here. I agree with him 100%!!

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Bad news for Kobe Bryant. I wonder how his defense team will destroy, er, I mean handle her on the witness stand......

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Go Rudy!! I agree with his views on John Kerry's comments yesterday regarding Bush's response to the Terror Attacks on the WTC........why is Kerry listening to Michael Moore??? Look what Moore did for Wesley Clarks' political career!

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George F. Will has some interesting questions for John Kerry..........an example:

"Regarding military action, your platform says "We will never wait for a green light from abroad when our safety is at stake." But the platform's preceding paragraph denounces President Bush's "doctrine of unilateral pre-emption." If unilateralism is wrong, are you not committed to some sort of "green light from abroad"? "

and......

"The Clinton years were, you say, glorious because "we were not at war and young Americans were not deployed." Did not the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, followed by the attacks on the Khobar Towers, the USS Cole and the East African embassies mean we were at war but were uncomprehending? Have not scores of thousands of young Americans been deployed, ashore and on ships, since 1942? "

Too bad Kerry will never answer any of these.......


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Josh Marshall has some input into the Swiftboat "scandal" and John Kerry.........example:

"You'll remember that friends of the president pulled this stuff with John McCain back in South Carolina in 2000. And McCain just told the AP that this swift boat nonsense about Kerry was "dishonest and dishonorable" and called on the president to disavow it -- something his spokesman, Scott McClellan has now declined to do. So I figure I can get him and Kerry to sign up without much problem."

[I honestly didn't pay attention to the 2000 Political race and so I don't know what it was that Bush's campaign said against John McCain in South Carolina. If anyone knows or has info. please let me know! Thanks.]

I do think Bush needs to come out and say something about it....soon. Rush seems to think he will.

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WEATHER UPDATE: It is actually COOL outside here in Phoenix, Arizona in AUGUST!! Rain clouds are everywhere and it is windy! You just don't know what a miracle that is unless you have lived here in the Summer. God has been gracious this year in that we really haven't had that bad of a Summer.

The year my son was born (1995) it got up to 126 degrees. Bleh.

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Whatever happened to FREE SPEECH?? Read this bit of interesting info.....

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Interesting comments from AYS, a dentist in Iraq, on his blog . Iran is getting too involved in Iraq now. CBFTW was fighting the al Queda fighters this week. He reveals to us that it was indeed Iran's hand in the attacks.

Hmmmm, what will President Kerry do with Iran??????? Wait until they attack us??? Makes me wonder....

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Iraq Now is a great blog to read. He has some comments on CBFTW's recent posts. Worth reading!

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Where were YOU on September 11, 2001?? Chris Missick has some insights on his fine blog. It is a chilling read. I think everyone needs to remember what happened on that day. Read the comments posted, too.

I feel that John Kerry and the Democrats want us to forget that the attack was an act of WAR. At the DNC, they treated it as a natural disaster!

It should be remembered....and when you do remember it. Do you think of John Kerry? Or do you remember how President Bush was there in the debris talking with the firefighters. He met with the victims' families for 2 hours.

That is why the Dems and Kerry don't want YOU to remember that day.........but we have to. For all of those who lost loved ones, we must remember.

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Ok, ok...I admit it. I am a STAR WARS geek. I love the movies, all of them. I am anxiously awaiting the release of "STAR WARS Episode III: Revenge of the SITH" Ooooh! Sounds so cool!! I am thankful that I gave birth to a STAR WARS fan, too. My hubby just doesn't get it. He is a "Rocky" fan.

What should the last line be?? Think about the possibilities!! Read these ideas...they are classic!!

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That's it for now! God be with all our troops. Remember them in prayer today.

For our soldiers and Marine's in harm's way.......please hear their cires, O Lord.

Psalm 70:
"Be pleased, O God, to deliver me! O LORD, make haste to help me!
2 Let them be put to shame and confusion who seek my life! Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor who desire my hurt!
3 Let them be appalled because of their shame who say, "Aha, Aha!"
4 May all who seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee! May those who love thy salvation say evermore, "God is great!"
5 But I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God! Thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not tarry! "










2 Comments:

Blogger Starfire said...

Hi Artbyruth,

I saw your post on American Soldier. You said that Jersey Cowboy is down in the dumps. If he's soldier, I'd like to be able to write to him. Can you give me the link?

Starfire

August 6, 2004 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger artbyruth said...

Starfire:

Here you go......

http://www.thequestingcat.com/blog/index.shtml/

One guy is Questioning Cat and the other is Jersey Cowboy. Just keep scrolling down. It is a great blog!!

Enjoy!!

August 6, 2004 at 9:00 PM  

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