Keep pushing!

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Last week, I wrote a blog post about Bob Strait, who lost his sweetheart of 65 years to a violent attack, in which Nancy Strait was raped and brutalized, and ultimately died of her injuries.

There was no media attention.

There was no outrage.

There were no celebrities pleading for justice for the 90-year-old veteran and his family.

One man wanted to change that, and I think it’s working.

Nick Palmisciano, CEO of Ranger Up, posted a YouTube video to which I linked last week, imploring the media to listen, and urging Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to help draw attention to the attack.

I did all I could by posting the story, and spreading the link to my blog far and wide.

This morning, I woke up to hundreds of blog hits, coming from searches for the name “Bob Strait.”

People want to know.

They care.

They are searching for the story and the name, and the media is finally paying attention.

While police and homicide detectives are working the case, Mr. Strait and his family are focusing on his health.

I can understand that.

The man lost a woman he loved for a lifetime, and now his kidneys are failing, according to the story to which I linked above.

I wish there was something I could do for Mr. Strait and his family. I don’t have a lot of money, and I certainly don’t have race-hustling charlatans to dispatch into the public to demand justice for Nancy.

I don’t have the power of the media or a huge audience like Colbert and Stewart.

The only thing I can do is encourage readers of this blog to not let Nancy Strait be forgotten.

So keep pushing, folks.

Just keep pushing.

We Care!

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What happened to this couple is disgraceful.

In mid-March, Bob and Nancy Strait were robbed and brutalized in their home. Nancy Strait – an 85 year old woman – was beaten and raped. RAPED – allegedly by a sub-human sack of ape shit named Tyrone Dale David Woodfork.

But in the flood of Trayvon conjecture, and Mittens’ supposed victory in the GOP primary, and other such drivel, the media somehow lost this story.  The mainstream media simply didn’t report the story of a man who lost his sweetheart of 65 years. They didn’t care that he was a war hero, who served with the 101st Airborne, or that the assailant degraded his elderly wife in the worst possible way before stealing a lousy $200, a TV and a Dodge Neon.

This story won’t bring ratings. It won’t bring advertisements. It won’t bring Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or the simian fucks from the New Black Panther Party out to protest.

It will bring pain and tears to anyone who has even a shred of humanity left.

Bob Strait is a hero, and he needs America’s support. He doesn’t need money. He doesn’t need food or any kind of material help. He needs for his story to be told. He needs us to care. He needs America to give a damn, and the media has dropped the ball, enthralled with whether or not George Zimmerman was white-Hispanic or a darker shade.

So thanks to Ranger Up, I’m picking up this torch, and I would encourage everyone who reads this to do the same.

Please.

I’m not asking you to donate money. I’m not asking you to sacrifice much. I’m asking you to please shine a light on this heinous crime. Don’t let Nancy Strait be ignored and forgotten.  Don’t let Bob Strait believe that America does not care.

The only thing I’m asking you to do today is watch this video, and help spread this story!

Thanks, Ranger Up! Thanks for working to ensure that Bob and Nancy Strait aren’t relegated to an afterthought. Thanks for encouraging the military community to pick up the media’s slack and to lend Bob Strait some support in what has to be the darkest time in his life.

Let’s spread the word!

Let’s show that we care!

What if…

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What if you wrote Teh Most Important Dispatch EVAH™ and only a tiny handful of Yontards™ cared or noticed?

Poor Michael Yon.

The tool is, in fact, a tool

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Y’all remember this guy, right? Paul Tillson, the guy who had so much military bling on at his wedding, Flava Flav would have been jealous?

The guys at This Ain’t Hell have the final verdict.

Well, he’s a Staff Sergeant, not a Sergeant First Class. He has nine months total of active duty, and three months were Basic Training and Advance Individual Training. He was infantry in the New Jersey National Guard until May ’91 when he became a supply sergeant, but oddly enough his 2-1 says he was a squad leader supply sergeant.

Then in August he was activated and sent to Camp Doha, Kuwait with a Heavy Maintenance and Supply unit as the company clerk. That’s how he got the CIB that he thinks he earned – cuz being the company clerk in a mess kit repair company after Desert Storm ended is just like being infantry in Desert Storm.

Someone who knew him at the time told us that he faked an injury and was returned early from Kuwait. He came back in January ’92. That same person told us he started faking the Gulf War Syndrome after his return, I wish they’d change the name of GWS to National Guard Syndrome, because those are the only guys who seem to get it. If there are any DVA OIG guys out there, you might want to look into that.

Then he went back to his infantry duties in the NJNG until he left the service in 1993. So he spent ten years total in the Guard, and nine months of Federal service. So he really had to scurry to get all of those medals.

They also have copies of his military records, which show considerably less bling than what this douche had on his uniform in this photo. And apparently he tried to defraud the military for a phony disability claim.

Final verdict: douchebag.

Carry on.

Are Ron Paul supporters ignorant or arrogant?

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Well, I figure if this oozing asswart named Mande Wilkes can ask whether US Soldiers are heroes or hoodlums, I can certainly reciprocate.

My guess is both ignorant and arrogant, judging from this particular flapping twat‘s commentary.

First American soldiers urinated on Afghan bodies. Then they burned Korans, just for the hell of it. Then, an American soldier in cold blood killed more than a dozen Afghan civilians – the very people, I note, who U.S. troops are supposed to be protecting from extremist brutality.

Now, in the latest example of imperialistic jingoism, American troops are photographing themselves with dead Afghans, their smug grins juxtaposing dismembered corpses.

Now, I realize this particular herpes-infested hemorrhoid is merely trolling for attention, but I think there are far too many who will read her hateful, ignorant screed and take it as gospel, so I feel the need to clarify a few things.

First of all, we didn’t just burn the damn Korans. They were removed after being defaced by prisoners, who used their alleged “holy books” as means of communication. They wrote in them.

Second of all, a single American Soldier goes on a rampage in fuck knows how many years, and all of us must be condemned? Let me ask you this, Cupcake: how many men, women and children were needlessly murdered by the Taliban and by the insurgency? How many of them were tried and convicted?

None. That’s how many.

At least the US military prosecutes those who do wrong under the law!

That’s right. The troops who allegedly urinated on the Afghan dead will face a court martial, as will the lone Soldier, who lost his mind and went on a killing spree. We prosecute them, and we punish them in accordance with military law.

As for the grinning few… you know what? That’s a non story. These bastards blew THEMSELVES up while trying to kill our people. Sorry, but if a guy who has my kids, or my friends, or my co-workers at gunpoint accidentally shoots himself in the nads, I’ll laugh too! I’ll hoot and holler, and I’ll take photos with the mutilated giblets!  So fuck you!

But that’s not the worst part of this ignoramus’ little editorial.

She proceeds to claim that it’s no surprise that our troops are apparently a bunch of murdering thugs, because we offer great incentives for thugs to join the military. Apparently our oh-so-generous salaries, benefits and pensions encourage assholes, murderers, thieves and hoods to sign on the dotted line.

But first, she of course, has to pay homage to her hero, Ron Paul.

To answer that, I take you back to any one of last autumn’s Republican presidential debates. Ron Paul (holla!) made a repeated point of casting himself as the lone warrior on stage. The only one of the major presidential candidates to have served in the military, Paul represented a dying breed: A man who was a statesman before he was a politician.

OK, first of all, anyone who uses “holla!” as part of an essay and expects to be taken seriously needs to have their head examined. Holla? Really? What are we, 14 and trying to sound all ghetto?

Second, how does serving as a gynecologist in the Air Force qualify anyone to be a “Statesman?”  Not to disparage Dr. Paul’s career, because I honor everyone who serves, but really? Statesman? Let’s get a little perspective, shall we?

It used to be that everybody who was anybody enlisted in the military. Nowadays, everybody who’s nobody serves – a natural consequence of incentivizing service with signing bonuses, comped education, and plush pensions. Not to mention that for those in the U.S. illegally, the incentives are that much more attractive – a respectable way to root into jobs that wouldn’t otherwise be accessible.

So, what used to be a military made up of statesmen has devolved into a force comprised of men who have few alternatives but to enlist. Rather than the symbol of nobility it once was, military service has become almost a scarlet letter of sorts – signifying an individual of lesser resources, breeding, or ambition. Think about it … when a teenager is delinquent, where do his parents send him? To either a boarding school or a military school, depending on the family’s socioeconomic level. And when that teenager graduates, where does he go? To either a university or the military – depending, again, on the family’s finances.

Let’s get something straight, snail trail:  There are pretty stringent standards for people who want to serve, including physical fitness standards and high ethical and moral standards. The military is not for everyone, and the chaff is generally separated early. My basic training platoon lost approximately 12.5 percent of recruits during those first three months. My advanced individual training requires at least a 110 GT (your equivalent of an IQ).

Additionally:

– 48.8 percent of officers have advanced or professional degrees; 39.2 percent have master’s degrees, 8.4 percent have professional degrees and 1.3 percent have doctorate degrees.

– 22.4 percent of company grade officers have advanced degrees; 16.6 percent have master’s degrees, 5.5 percent have professional degrees and 0.3 percent have doctorate degrees.

– 85.6 percent of field grade officers have advanced degrees; 70.5 percent have master’s degrees, 12.5 percent have professional degrees and 2.7 percent have doctorate degrees.

– 99.9 percent of the enlisted force have at least a high school education; 73.6 percent have some semester hours toward a college degree; 16 percent have an associate’s degree or equivalent semester hours; 4.7 percent have a bachelor’s degree; 0.7 percent have a master’s degree and .01 percent have a professional or doctorate degree.

That was 2006.  I’m fairly sure those numbers are even higher today.  And in comparison in 2011, only 87 percent or so of the general population have even finished high school, 56 percent or so have some college, approximately 30 percent or so have a Bachelor’s degree, 11 percent or so have a Master’s, and 3 percent have a PhD or equivalent.

Tell me again how stupid the military is, bitch!

I graduated Johns Hopkins in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. I enlisted in the Army and received a certificate in broadcast journalism. I also started working on my Master’s degree at that time. I received another certificate in print journalism and public affairs in 2005 at the Defense Information School, and continued working on my MA while raising a family, being deployed and/or working full time. I finished my MA in National Security Studies in 2009.

I’ll put my credentials up against Mande Wilkes any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

And I’ll win.

I’ll win, because she’s an ungrateful, uninformed, ignorant zit on the ass of humanity.

I’ll win, because she condemns the very men and women who willingly and passionately defend the very Constitution she and other lunatic Paul supporters claim to cherish. The Soldiers put their money where their mouths are. They do that every day while she sits home, watches vapid reality TV and dreams about her next shade of lipstick. They do that while she calls them dumb, primitive and thuggish.

The great thing about this country is that you can spew all kinds of crap and your freedom to word vomit is protected.

But you are not free to live without facing the consequences of said spew.

And since this obtuse, shallow wad of snot thinks she’s fit to represent the residents of South Carolina’s 7th District, I would encourage anyone who lives there to actively campaign against her and ensure her embarrassing defeat.

Bank of America: Anti-Freedom Slime

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I’ve been telling Rob for a while now that he needs to stop doing business with Bank of America. The fees are ridiculous. They’ve been abusive toward the US military, and actually paid $22 million to settle charges of improperly foreclosing on active-duty troops, and they got a buttload of bailout money.

I’ve never banked with them. They’re crap.

But now, there’s a bigger reason than ever to take your business elsewhere. Bank of America has no respect for the Second Amendment. None. They’re anti-gun scum.

From the McMillan Group International’s Facebook page:

McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years. Today Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking came to my office. He scheduled the meeting as an “account analysis” meeting in order to evaluate the two lines of credit we have with them. He spent 5 minutes talking about how McMillan has changed in the last 5 years and have become more of a firearms manufacturer than a supplier of accessories.

At this point I interrupted him and asked “Can I possible save you some time so that you don’t waste your breath? What you are going to tell me is that because we are in the firearms manufacturing business you no longer what my business.”

“That is correct” he says.

I replied “That is okay, we will move our accounts as soon as possible. We can find a 2nd Amendment friendly bank that will be glad to have our business. You won’t mind if I tell the NRA, SCI and everyone one I know that BofA is not firearms industry friendly?”

“You have to do what you must” he said.

“So you are telling me this is a politically motivated decision, is that right?”

Mr Fox confirmed that it was. At which point I told him that the meeting was over and there was nothing let for him to say.

I think it is import for all Americans who believe in and support our 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms should know when a business does not support these rights. What you do with that knowledge is up to you. When I don’t agree with a business’ political position I can not in good conscience support them. We will soon no longer be accepting Bank of America credit cards as payment for our products.

Kelly D McMillan
Director of Operations
McMillan Group International, LLC
623-582-9635
http://www.mcmillanusa.com

I agree with Kelly. I think it’s important that every freedom-loving American know what kind of business Bank of America runs: anti-freedom and anti-Second Amendment, allowing their pro-tyranny politics overrule the principles of good business, customer service and common sense.  They got taxpayer money – money that belongs to We the People – but obviously hate the basic principles that protect the people’s fundamental rights.

I would encourage every Bank of America customer who reads this to take their business elsewhere, and inform Bank of America exactly why you’re doing it.

If you respect your rights…

If you respect your freedoms…

If you respect the foundational principles on which this nation was built…

Leave Bank of America today.

Michael Yon – hysterical drama queen

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So there I was, no shit, commenting on a photo of CJ Grisham Michael Yon posted on his Facebook site – a photo obviously meant as a playful joke – a photo that referenced Grisham‘s state of ready for the Zombie Apocalypse – when I was banned from commenting for questioning Yon’s histrionic attempt to link this silly photo to Grisham’s alleged mental instability due to PTSD.

Grisham is dangerous, you see.

Grisham “stalked” Michael Yon for two years, you see.

This photo proves Grisham is evil and crazy, you see.

Because Yon is so important and so wicked talented, popular and critical to the war effort, that Grisham has formed an obsession.

Yeah, right.

What Yon has done is stalk Grisham on the Internet. What he has done is grab a public photo of Grisham, a photo obviously intended as a joke, and used it to bolster his unfounded claim that Grisham is mentally unstable.

What Yon has done is use a very real condition with which many service members are afflicted to prop up his neurotic claim that Grisham victimized him – a claim that has never been proven – and publicly attempt to humiliate a Soldier who has spent his life serving his nation.

So I decided to leave the following message:

Let’s get this straight. You’re using an obvious joke shot (reference to zombie apocalypse at the bottom of the photo) to substantiate your claims about him stalking/harassing you. The legal definition of a stalker is as follows:

A person who intentionally and repeatedly follows or harasses another person and who makes a credible threat, either expressed or implied, with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily harm is guilty of the crime of stalking. A person may be charged with aggravated stalking if they commit the crime of stalking while subject to a temporary restraining order, injunction against trespass, or similar order.

Do you have any evidence to substantiate your claim that this guy followed you or harassed you or made a credible threat to your safety or life?

And finally, do you think it’s decent or moral to use a joke photo to impugn someone with post-traumatic stress in such a manner?

These are all honest and sincere questions, sir. I’d like a reply.

Then I read a comment where Yon implied that somehow Grisham did not earn his Bronze Star. My second comment was as follows:

And by the way, since you’re also implying that Grisham didn’t deserve his Bronze Star with this particular statement, “he got his Bronze Star for action the same day (different place) that Jessica Lynch got hers. (She was honest and said she didn’t deserve it, which earned her respect.) There was a note from an officer the other day saying the Army had handed out about 150,000 bronze stars since 2003. I don’t know the truth of the figures, but it’s a lot, and then of course there is the V confusion,” would you please explain where you’re getting the evidence for this insinuation?

My answer was to have the comments deleted and to be banned from commenting on Yon’s Facebook site.

I couldn’t care less about the banning if I tried. However, this does paint Yon as a hysterical coward.

This is a man who has a lot of fans on Facebook. This is a man whose photo of an American Soldier cradling a mortally wounded Iraqi child made him famous.

And this is a man who has come unhinged in recent years and got himself booted out of his embed position.

(More on Yon’s shift to batshit here.)

And in front of all those thousands of fans, he posts a photo trolled off the webz and uses said photo to paint himself as a victim.

Really, fatass?

REALLY?

Were the hookers in Thailand too easy, so you decided to make yourself feel more like a man by preying on a man whose boots you’re not fit to lick?

Get over yourself!

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