Note of Appreciation

You may have forgotten by now about the Thanksgiving week document dump from the IRS. I know I won’t be bothered to read through it.

However, THANK YOU to those who do.

Judicial Watch, a constitutionally conservative, non-profit educational foundation, has new evidence against Lois Lerner in the IRS Tea Party targeting case.

Documents they’ve just obtained from the Department of Justice show that the former IRS official met with Department of Justice’s Election Crimes Division one month before the 2010 elections.

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“These new documents dramatically show how the Justice Department is up to its neck in the IRS scandal and can’t be trusted to investigate crimes associated with the IRS abuses that targeted Obama’s critics. And it is of particular concern that the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section, which would ordinarily investigate the IRS abuses, is now implicated in the IRS crimes,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.

Chris Farrell, director of research and investigations for Judicial Watch, talked more about the significance of these newly discovered DOJ meetings, on CBN News Today, Dec. 9.

Thank you.

May I Repeat Myself

I’ve said over and over, that we should just suck it up and say……

You sign the Geneva Accords, we will follow them with you.
We signed and the agreement is, we won’t torture you if you don’t torture us.

For all others……..game on.

I know that isn’t how we like to think of ourselves, but it’s better that then say “oh we never would torture anyone” and then re-define what that means with each administration.

GayPatriot works on figuring out why now…

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for the internets – all the information drives me batty, but I love that you CAN usually get to the truth through it.

With that in mind, I am thankful to you dear readers. I have tried to return to blogging with a little more gaiety and a little less cynicism – we’ll see how that goes!

I am thankful to God for the live He has granted me, my family, my home, my country.
How about a pretty picture for the day?….Somewhere south of Laramie, Wyoming, in Colorado.

Ft Lee

Thank You Veterans!

Happy Veterans Day to all of you Veterans out there. Thank you.
From the NYPost this morning reflecting on what we owe our vets. President Obama had just given the Medal of Honor to a man who has been dead for quite awhile.:

This medal, he [Obama] said, “reflects our obligations as a country to the men and women in our armed services — obligations that continue long after they return home, after they’ve removed their uniforms, and even — perhaps especially — after they’ve laid down their lives.”
Exactly right. It’s the same reason we celebrate Veterans Day, to remind the nation that the freedom we can take for granted was purchased and is protected by those who have stepped forward over our history to wear the uniform of our nation.
“I’m mindful that I might not be standing here today, as president, had it not been for the ultimate sacrifices of those courageous Americans,” said President Obama.
Sometimes talk about what we owe our veterans gets bogged down by federal benefits, as though that is what motivates someone to serve. Certainly America owes those hurt or damaged by their service the best support and care this country can give.
Even so, what we owe them most is honor. It strikes us as the most fundamental measure of a grateful citizenry.
So on this Veterans Day, The Post [and this blog] salutes every one of you who has ever worn the uniform, from the lowliest cook to the five-star general. You’ve earned it, and we owe it.

I like this poem too.

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214 Days in Prison

Sgt Tahmooressi was interviewed this weekend.

A lot of people worked earlier to get this man freed, so why did he spend 214 days in a Mexican prison?

U.S. Republican and Democratic politicians had held talks with Mexican authorities to urge his release. A U.S. congressional committee also held a public hearing to pressure Mexico to free him.

U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he was “elated” by the news and that his PTSD will be treated by specialists in the United States. He had met with Tahmooressi in jail and talked to Mexico’s Jesus Murillo Karam about the case.

“As I said after visiting Andrew in the Mexican jail, he needs to come home to the United States to be with his mother Jill and the support network of friends I know to be standing by to help him. He is a hero who served his country bravely on the battlefields of Afghanistan, which is why so many Americans have been focused on getting him home,” Royce said.

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who grew up in Mexico and has negotiated on a range of international issues, said he met with Tahmooressi in jail in the border city of Tecate, and he had talked to Mexican officials to urge them to release Tahmooressi on humanitarian grounds.

“I respect Mexico’s judicial process, and I am pleased that Andrew was released today and will return home to his family,” Richardson in a statement.

Perhaps because as Condi Rice suggests, “The world isn’t listening to the U.S.“.