title>Lady Liberty Defended: February 2008
Lady Liberty Defended
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
  Brit with a Point about Islam
Yeah, he's an atheist, so what.

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Monday, February 25, 2008
  A thought on our place in this world...
My family has a history with this country...

We fought the French to defend the English colonists and,
We fought the English in the Revolution to create the country,
We fought the English to preserve the country,
We fought the Confederacy to free the slaves (that's not true for all enlistees then),
We fought the Spanish to free the Cubans,
We fought the Bosch to save the French,
We fought the Nazis to save the world,
We "fought" the Communists to save the world, and..

I served 27½ years for more than a paycheck or retirement or the joy of serving with wonderful people and was always ready to go and do what I was told to go and do without regard to the personal consequences. I've seen other countries, lived with other nationalities, and I feel that we blessed Americans have a duty. A duty to preserve this country as a bastion of liberty, a duty to oppose evil elsewhere. We aren't doing that when we fail to limit the power of people like Kim or Ahmadinejad or when we expose the world to economic blackmail by radical Islamists, or when we submit to terrorism.

There are many different approaches to these duties, many involve personal risk for somebody and some of those people will die. It was so for my cousin who was killed Aug 7, 1945, it could have been so for my father or for me, or for any of the other 50 or so in our family who served their country (several of whom were wounded or died in service).

It seems to me to be better to have died in service than in some stupid auto accident or such. No, not better for the surviving family, I don't think their situation changes much, but it is less a wasted life. And I find it an astonishing disconnect of logic that some are so exercised at the loss of a serviceperson but support abortion on demand.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008
  McCain for President?
I might paint my face half Pictish blue and half black hand (of death) in honor of my Irish, Scot and NA forebears who have fought and died that the "man" be he king or socialist would have no hand in our lives... but... I just can't warm to John McCain for POTUS.

"He's a military guy! He'll kick terrorist butt!" is one thing I've heard. BUT, John McCain was a pilot. He wasn't a strategist, he wasn't a tactician, he was the operator of a hugely complicated piece of machinery made an officer by a system that couldn't abide trusting hugely complicated and expensive pieces of machinery to mere enlisted men (as was once done).

"Well he's a conservative, he got 86% rating on conservative issues from _________." Yeah, he's MORE conservative than Barackillary O'Clinton but by how much? His primary supporters prior to the sudden "movement" were all independents and liberals voting across party lines or other liberal politicos like Senator Lieberman. He's co-authored McCain/Feingold, McCain/Kennedy and McCain/Lieberman all of which are liberal bills.

"He was inspired by Ronald Reagan when he was a POW!" Ok, that's fine. How did that happen? Was he in his comfy cell watching the Gipper give the commies hell? I think it was more along the lines of Hillary Rodham being named after Sir Edmund Hillary BEFORE he climbed Mount Everest...

I got a phone call from "John McCain" the other day. I suppose it was in anticipation of the Virginia primary this coming Tuesday. Whoever it was read a list of purely conservative things that he promised to do if elected. I say whoever it was because the voice was so uninspiring, so dull and obviously struggling to say those things without betraying emotion (true emotion of disgust, perhaps) that it was flatter than a pancake. I've heard more enthusiasm from the guy telling me my car warranty has expired. Moreover this was BEFORE Romney "suspended" his campaign.

The wife and I have had long conversations on this subject. We're not particularly enthusiastic about voting for McCain. Ok, so we're dead set against it and we don't know what could possibly change our minds. Anyway, we've come to a conclusion. We'll vote. We'll walk into the booth and if Romney is still on the ballot, that's who we'll vote for. If he isn't we'll vote for _______. Yep, I guess we'll write it in. Maybe we'll be one of those who vote for Mickey Mouse in the primary. At least he's honest about being a fantasy character whereas CONSERVATIVE John McCain isn't quite so honest...

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Monday, February 04, 2008
  Only penalties make folks comply,
so, what will Mrs. Clinton do to you if you don't buy insurance? She'll garnish your wages, that's what...
Aides to Mrs. Clinton had said previously that she would consider garnishing people’s wages, and that the uninsured could be automatically enrolled when they present themselves at hospitals or government offices.
or not
But Mrs. Clinton, who faced criticism in the 1990s for not adequately consulting Congress on her husband’s health plan, has typically said she would leave such details to negotiations with lawmakers.

She said Sunday she would not impose fines, as Mr. Obama has said he would to enforce his insurance mandate for children. “We want them to have insurance,” she said. “We want it to be affordable.”
The socialists are always up front about our cost for their plans, aren't they?

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  This is what you get with a Muslim Theocracy...
Iranian sisters face stoning for adultery and I suppose the socialists think this is "women's rights" in action.

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  The Super Bowl
This may be the only posting I'll ever make about football. My wife made me watch the whole Super Bowl. Every play and every commercial. I haven't seen a professional football game start to finish in 30 years. There's a reason. You probably saw it in how the Patriot players tried to start a dust up with the Giants players. Full of themselves, arrogant, they seemed more the Virginia dog-fighting type than the role-model type. Do you think I'm expecting too much? Ummmm, maybe that is why my WIFE had to force me to watch a football game start to finish.

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