Watch out Ahmadinejad. The heat is coming; but the Iran Military is waiting. It’s been reported that Israel has facilitated a major military exercise earlier this month as a rehearsal for a potential bombing attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
John Murtha will soon be eating his own words and forking out some cash, hopefully.
C’mon people; let’s put our money where our mouth is and donate to the China Earthquake Relief Fund. For a community that already doesn’t have a lot, they lost everything. It’s the least we can do.
On May 12, a powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck Sichuan province in southwestern China, killing thousands of people. The American Red Cross is working with its partners in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including the Red Cross Society of China, and other partners to assist those affected by this disaster. Donate here.
See China Earthquake Photos below (maybe these will inspire you to give):
Bodies are seen after they were pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in Dujiangyan, in China’s southwest Sichuan province Wednesday May. 14, 2008. The official death toll from Monday’s earthquake reached almost 15,000 Wednesday, with many thousands more missing.
The American ultra-left has an array of despicable tendencies. And while I would be elated to provide an alphabetical list of the damaging ideals held by this portion of society, I will compose myself and limit my rant to one attribute: The ultra-left’s unwillingness to back the American government – even when it becomes painfully obvious that our officials are correct in their assertions – and even when millions of American lives are at stake.
We’ve been in a sociopolitical civil war since the Iraq war broke out in 2003; the world has been embroiled in debate over U.S. motives for invasion, George W. Bush’s alleged lackluster decisions, and the plethora of American policy decisions that have colored our world since September 11, 2001.
Ironically, CNN broke down on January 11, 2007, when it published a piece entitled, “Speeding, motorcycles, wheelies provide war relief.” I was beginning to feel alone in my informed understanding that the War in Iraq has taken a turn for the better. And since the media tend to mention it only when death and destruction are occurring, seeing an uplifting story about the conditions under U.S. operations in Iraq was more than intriguing.
The better security can be attributed to many factors: the U.S.-led surge that has put more troops across Baghdad and clamped down on insurgents; better-trained Iraqi security forces who guard more checkpoints; and the establishment of predominantly Sunni “Awakening Councils,” often made up of former militants, aimed at going after al Qaeda.
While browsing the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism web site today, I stumbled upon a December 2007 study entitled, “The Portrait from Iraq: How the Press Has Covered Events on the Ground.” Before continuing, it is important that I note that I am an avid fan of the Project for Excellence. The institution’s work is paramount to public understanding of and about the inner workings and outer affects of mainstream media coverage.
Pessimism and flip flopping seem to be a common theme in the Democratic Party; but what else is new? One minute they support the war, then they are against the war…and then they were never supportive of going to war blah blah blah. Same story with most if not all the democrats on Capitol Hill. First there is Murtha who was originally against the surge in Iraq now claims that it is working. Then, late last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who has been documented as saying “This was is lost”, has now changed his position claiming there is significant progress being made in Iraq.
Yes indeed; it was once said that it must be a cold day in hell. Once again, liberal scum John Murtha has changed his position about the recent surge in Iraq. With all do respect to the former Marine; because I also served 8 years in the Corps — how can anyone be proud to be a democrat with this type of leadership in office. This idiot even tried to stop the surge back in February.
“There is no way the surge will work.” John Murtha, March 2007
“I think the surge is working.” John Murtha, November, 2007
The closing keynote speaker at BlogWorld was Mark Cuban. He was speaking to the audience about his blog; and how important it is to share ideas, thoughts, etc. with his readers. He then went on a rant about how others in the media attack him and call him names; and then went to say how important it is not to respond. He then called Mr. Bill O’Reilly a Moron for his comments about Cuban, who financially backed the controversial film “Redacted” which is story about the war in Iraq that depicts the real-life rape and killing of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl by U.S. soldiers. And of course…the crowd erupted in applause.
A few weeks ago, I created a profile on Myspace and posted some of my more controversial blogs there in order to gain more traffic and readership to this blog. While it’s not the most effective media channel for driving web traffic, I have had the pleasure of meeting some fellow conservative bloggers that have some really great (and hilarious) things to say.