Archive for July, 2013

Is NSA a Total Failure?

July 26, 2013

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Has NSA become just another giant Union scam? What does NSA know about Benghazi, Fast & Furious, missing Russian Nukes and Nerve Gas in the Middle East?

Just two years ago Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi was overthrown leaving 20,000 Soviet shoulder-fired surface to air heat-seeking missiles known as “MANPADS” to be plundered. NSA was not only oblivious to the events in Libya, they also have no idea what happened to those deadly missiles. If most of those missiles and Soviet Suitcase Nukes have not been smuggled into the U.S. it is ONLY because terrorists don’t want them here. We have NO BORDER SECURITY!

NSA knows your underwear size. They know where you drove your car today. They know what you posted on Facebook and Twitter, texted to your wife and emailed to your friends. And they’ve done it all in the supposed interest of “national security.”

If, however, you were an Al Qaeda terrorist coordinating a large-scale Abu Ghraib Prison break to free senior members of your mid-east terror organization sentenced to death, you would have been able to operate with impunity. NSA also lost track of the blundering Boston bombers who murdered and maimed people at the heart of the Boston Marathon, the Terrorist Doctor who infiltrated the U.S. Army & murdered 14 innocent people at Fort Hood, the 911 Terrorists who were trained to fly in the United States and 20,000 to 100,000 illegal aliens from Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and other Terrorist Countries who infiltrated America and live among us.

It is clearly time for the unionized bureaucrats at NSA to give us a day’s work for a day’s pay and stop spying on law abiding citizens and get busy with their mission of foreign intelligence and counterintelligence and stop being just another money pit!

Polls show that the majority of Americans do not approve of unconstitutional NSA domestic spying. The majority of congressional Democrats voted to cut funding for domestic spying against the wishes of the Obama administration. I was stunned when congressional Republicans voted to continue this abuse including three out of the four Arkansas congressman! Beam me up Scotty!!!

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Did Your Congressman Vote for Illegal Domestic Spying?

July 25, 2013

These three Arkansas Republicans, Cotton, Crawford and Womack, voted with Nancy Pelosi and the wishes of President Obama against a Republican Amendment that would end funding for ILLEGAL and UNCONSTITUTIONAL WIRETAPPING OF UNITED STATES CITIZENS ON U.S. SOIL. NSA is charged with collecting and analyzing information and data of FOREIGN intelligence and counterintelligence value, NOT ILLEGAL DOMESTIC SPYING ON LAW ABIDING CITIZENS!

The majority of Congressional Democrats voted to restrict the funding defying Obama’s wishes. Can you feel my frustration? I work to get people elected and they let me down. Only my most trusted Arkansas Congressman, Tim Griffin, Voted for the Bill with true Patriots like Trey Gowdy, Marsha Blackburn, Tom Price, Paul Broun, Tom Graves, Diane Black, Justin Amash and Mick Mulvaney to name a few. How did your Congressman vote? http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll412.xml

Detroit Leads the Way FORWARD, Yes We Can

July 19, 2013

☪ Islamic Detroit has been bankrupt for years just like the Titanic on the ocean floor and like the United States. That’s what Democrats do, throw taxpayer stimulus dollars at problems and then bankrupt cities, counties, states and countries. Detroit is the trial balloon, the rest of the Blue Cities and States are not far behind.

Our national debt is just a drop in the bucket, our unfunded requirements add enough debt to amount to over $500,000 per family. Our Presidents and Congress give people what they demand. Then we name buildings and bridges after them and they take their golden parachutes and leave us holding the bag. Congressmen who tell citizens they can’t have free candy are demonized and chastised.

But don’t worry, President Obama says we’re not there yet although we’re going in the right direction.

The Fort Hood Victims of The Global War on Terror Who were Abandoned by Their Country

July 18, 2013

Chief Warrant Officer Michael Cahill, 62, had served in the National Guard and worked as a physician’s assistant for decades. A husband and father of three, he was so committed to his patients that on the day he died, he was back at work just weeks after having had a heart attack.

Major Libardo Eduardo Caraveo, 52, spoke little English when he came to America as a teenager. But he put himself through college, earned a PhD, and was helping combat units cope with the stress of deployment. He’s survived by his wife, sons and step-daughters.

Staff Sergeant Justin DeCrow, 32, joined the Army right after high school, married his high school sweetheart, and had served as a light wheeled mechanic and satellite communications operator. He was known as an optimist, a mentor, and a loving husband and loving father.

Major John Gaffaney, 56, after retiring from the Army cared for society’s most vulnerable during two decades as a psychiatric nurse. He spent three years trying to return to active duty in this time of war, and he was preparing to deploy to Iraq as a captain. He leaves behind a wife and son.

Specialist Frederick Greene, 29, was a Tennessean who wanted to join the Army for a long time, and did so in 2008, with the support of his family. As a combat engineer he was a natural leader, and he is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Specialist Jason Hunt, 22, was also recently married, with three children to care for. He joined the Army after high school. He did a tour in Iraq, and it was there that he reenlisted for six more years on his 21st birthday so that he could continue to serve.

Staff Sergeant Amy Krueger, 29, was an athlete in high school, joined the Army shortly after 9/11, and had since returned home to speak to students about her experience. When her mother told her she couldn’t take on Osama bin Laden by herself, Amy replied: “Watch me.”

Private First Class Aaron Nemelka, 22, was an Eagle Scout who just recently signed up to do one of the most dangerous jobs in the service — diffuse bombs — so that he could help save lives. He was proudly carrying on a tradition of military service that runs deep within his family.

Private First Class Michael Pearson, 22, loved his family and loved his music, and his goal was to be a music teacher. He excelled at playing the guitar, and could create songs on the spot and show others how to play. He joined the military a year ago, and was preparing for his first deployment.

Captain Russell Seager, 51, worked as a nurse for the VA, helping veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress. He had extraordinary respect for the military, and signed up to serve so that he could help soldiers cope with the stress of combat and return to civilian life. He leaves behind a wife and son.

Private Francheska Velez, 21, daughter of a father from Colombia and a Puerto Rican mother, had recently served in Korea and in Iraq, and was pursuing a career in the Army. When she was killed she was pregnant with her first child, and was excited about becoming a mother.

Lieutenant Colonel Juanita Warman, 55, was the daughter and granddaughter of Army veterans. She was a single mom who put herself through college and graduate school, and served as a nurse practitioner while raising her two daughters. She also left behind a loving husband.

Private First Class Kham Xiong, 23, came to America from Thailand as a small child. He was a husband and father who followed his brother into the military because his family had a strong history of service. He was preparing for his first deployment to Afghanistan.

I was Profiled

July 17, 2013

When I was 14 the police pulled up almost touching the front of our one room house at midnight with their headlights on bright. They yelled for me to come out. Somebody matching my description had just been seen on the other side of town prowling the neighborhood. Since I was home, it could not have been me so they left.

Poor people, black or white, in those days were often assumed to be guilty. At the same time the banker’s son and his friends stole breeding fish from a federal trout hatchery and had a fish fry. It was a federal crime. Nothing happened to them.

Was I profiled, sure. Was I a victim, of course. Did I get a raw deal, you bet. It all stopped when I became the star of the high school Basketball Team. I was never arrested, I don’t have a criminal record, I got a Top Secret Clearance. In the end, I count it a learning experience. Can I empathize with the downtrodden, yep.

Letter the Orange County Register Refused to Publish

July 10, 2013

Dear Editor:

So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren’t being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought alongside men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan. None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.

When we liberated France, no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I’m sorry, that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

(signed)
Rosemary LaBonte