Saturday, August 20, 2005

Things You Shouldn't Miss...and now you won't...

    Blackfive has two great posts (well, lots of great posts, but two in particular). The first is about how Stars & Stripes reports that the Navy is building a new amphibious ship, the USS New York, that will have 10 tons of World Trade Center steel forged into it. It is set for Commission in 2008. Too cool. The second is about Matt Lauer’s Iraq interview:
    "Lauer interviewed a group of soldiers at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, and at one point asked about the state of morale. After getting two responses to the effect that morale was good, Lauer had this to say:

    "Don't get me wrong, I think you're probably telling the truth, but there might be a lot of people at home wondering how that could be possible with the conditions you're facing and with the insurgent attacks you're facing.”

    If Lauer was the advocate for the anti-war case, he then made the cardinal mistake that no advocate should make: asking a question to which you don't know the answer.

    Asked Lauer: "What would you say to those people who are doubtful that morale could be that high?"

    Captain Sherman Powell nailed Lauer, the MSM and the anti-war crowd with this beauty:

    "Well sir, I'd tell you, if I got my news from the newspapers also I'd be pretty depressed as well!"
    Bada-bing! (source)

    Philadelphia Police believe they have found the remains of Latoyia Figueroa (the pregnant 24-yr. old that was missing). Greta Van Susteren (FNC) has been in Philly this week retracing Latoyia's last known path. Philly bloggers really pulled togheter to get this story out there. This is a sad day -especially for her seven year old daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

    For anyone that still has some nagging feeling that Cindy Sheehan's crusade is actually for her son Casey...this is from her daily diary:
    "I used to have doubts about 2006 and the progressive's chances of taking over at least one branch of our government, but now I think it is so possible. We will kick some fat booty in 2006 and we will change America for the better. WE CAN DO IT!!!" Her agenda is political pure and simple...(She is posting on Kos' page) Also, yesterday Susan Estridge completely distanced herself from Sheehan saying those seriously against the war can't align themselves with someone making Anti-Semitic statements.

    Apparently there is a new t-shirt craze (mainly in Philly, Baltimore and NYC for the time being)... T-shirts that have a "don't talk to police" theme. "Stop Snitching", "Don't talk to Police" and "Death before Dishonor". The kid on the street that was interviewed for the piece was saying that "snitching" was the worse crime of all. He said: "I don't want to see anyone that I know get in trouble, so I'm not going to tell on them if they do something wrong". Dear Jesus, please don't let my boys delve into the hip hop culture...
    *note to self: hide Eminem, Run DMC & Beastie Boys CDs ASAP*

    I was happy to hear that the Marine from Austin, Texas (Cpl. Carl Basham) who was turned down to receive "in state" tuition (because he had been out of state -- serving TWO tours in Iraq) had the situation remedied! Sheesh...

    Jay, over at Stop the ACLU, has a victory post up detailing how the 8th Circuit Court of appeals smacked down the ACLU and ruled that the Ten Commandments in Plattsmouth, Nebraska may remain in the city park. Nice!
    There is also a post up about how the ACLU is now defending a woman's right to use cocaine while she is pregnant...What commentary can I even add to that?

    FBL has posted the progress of Project Valour IT thus far. $7,500 raised and 10 laptops purchased. These are the pressing needs right now:
    1) Graphics for flyers
    2) Tech help at Bethesda/Walter Reed (email FbL to connect with the local volunteer coordinator)
    3) Contacts with a leading military figure or a politician of national stature embraced by both sides that we can show the program to for the purposes of getting an endorsement.

    Can you help? Contact FBL

    Over at Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill, Pierre Legrand is annoyed at the Blogosphere and the lack of posting and discussion on ABLE DANGER. He has done a comprehensive round up of the information that is known thus far.

    This week's carnival of the recipes (the first of Season II) is being hosted by its creator: the lovely Beth of SWWBO. This week there is Guinness Ice Cream for the boys and the start of the NFL season, Marshmellow Brownies, and Cherry Squares. There is lots of stuff, but I seem to craving sweets as I type Go check out all the other good stuff too!
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