Friday, 19 June 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
THE "PAYGO" COVERUP, WSJ Opinion Journal Editorial, June 11th, 2009
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Beautifully Produced Version, with June Carter Cash Singing Harmony
Willie K. Begay died Monday in Polacca, Ariz., at age 88. His daughter, Kristy Kescoli Begay, said he had been ill with cancer.
His death was announced by Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amos F. Johnson, who noted Begay was the third Code Talker to die within two weeks.
The Code Talkers, members of the Marine Corps during World War II, used their language to transmit messages on enemy tactics, Japanese troop movements and other battlefield information in a code the Japanese never broke. Code Talkers took part in every assault the Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945, according to the Naval Historical Center in Washington.
Their work was declassified in 1968.
Begay received a Congressional Silver Medal in recognition of his service in 2001.
He will be buried at the family cemetery, according to the Navajo Nation president's office.
"It is with greater sadness that we bid farewell to our honored Code Talkers," Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. said.
Begay was born March 21, 1921, in Forest Lake, Ariz., and attended Keams Canyon Boarding School and Fort Wingate High School.
He enlisted in the Marines on Aug. 10, 1944, in Santa Fe, and served with the 3rd Marine Division.
After his discharge on July 5, 1946, he went to work for the Pinon Trading Post. He retired in 1984.
Begay is survived by his wife, Alice Natonie Begay; children Irene Nez, Darlene Chee, Nelson K. Begay, Dennison K. Begay, Kristy Kescoli Begay, a brother, seven sisters, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
A Third Death Among Navajo Code Talkers
By the Associated Press
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Willie K. Begay, a Navajo Code Talker who was part of the original group recruited to develop what became an unbreakable code that confounded the Japanese during World War II, has died. He was the third Code Talker to die in a little more than three weeks.
Begay, of Pinon, Ariz., died Monday after a battle with cancer, according to one of his daughters, Kristy Kescoli Begay. He was 88.
Code Talker John Brown Jr. died May 20 at his home in Crystal, N.M.
Thomas Claw died May 26 at the veterans hospital in Prescott, Ariz., after a battle with cancer.
The elite group of Navajo Marines transmitted messages in their native language. Begay served with the 3rd Marine Division and was overseas for 11 months.
In 2001, Begay received a Congressional Silver Medal in recognition of his service.
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Theodore Roosevelt's Ideas on Immigrants and Being an American in 1907:
~~Theodore Roosevelt 1907~~
May 15, 2009
"More Outrageous Democrat Corruption with Taxpayers’ Money"
The Murtha Airport is used by only 700 people per year. We spent less on Pakistan than we did unwittingly coddling this corrupt creep.
UPDATE: from the Washington Post, Murtha’s Nephew got millions in government contracts–with NO competition for them!
02 Jun; transcribed from Facebook, where I deleted it after one day:
M-J: What set off this diatribe? Somebody on my relatives list became a fan of the Facebook group, "Tell Dick Cheney to Shut the F--K Up!"
I do not believe in beating around the bush. In fact, that is precisely what the Democrats have been doing since Y2K. They won't stop the hate, either. No one likes a sore winner.
M-J: The Honorable Dick Cheney, Pet Punching Bag of Propagandists
The day is coming when you will appreciate him; he is right about the dangers of setting terrorists loose upon the U.S. Those of us who were in the NYC area on 9-1-1 have not forgotten the horror and mass-murder. With his lengthy resumé of serious service to the United States, Dick Cheney needed the V.P. job like a hole-in-the-head, but dutifully sacrificed his retirement years. For a perfect example of disgusting, ignorant, childish behavior, do a search of Dick Cheney's name on Facebook. Warning: these people are obscene.
M-J 02 June
It is extremely undignified and ungracious for the new president to dump on the previous administration continually, to aggrandize himself. Why are Democrats always such sore winners? They lied about Republicans throughout the Clinton years. They crapped on PRESIDENT Bush and V. P. Cheney for eight years; are they not weary of being obnoxious?
M-J 15:24 on 02 June
He is not satisfied to denigrate the Bush administration--he flies around the world, spending taxpayer money galore, in order to put down the American people and our benevolent national history. Trash America? Why not--he does not feel an allegiance to it, apparently. He didn't listen, nor did "Bush" detractors, to GWB's speeches about Islam not being the enemy. Whatever this globetrotter is going out to do on our dime, has already been done. The blindly hateful Democrats just didn't pay attention.
Record-Breaking Spending, and for What, Exactly? No One Read the Scamulus Bill, because the Princess of Pork Pelosi Would not Let Them
M-J 02 June
The dollar will be devalued until it is laughable. They're already laughing at us in China for that. The consequences of an insane spending bill, which constitutes more money than all previous presidents COMBINED ever spent, are going to shock you when they start taking effect.
M-J at 14:58 on 02 June: Do two wrongs make a right? President Obama believes that they do. That's why he is bailing out all the losers and spending trillions in unilateral paybacks and giveaways, because "Bush bailed out someone" before leaving office. PRESIDENT Bush warned in 2003 that the Democrats' no-document mortgage scam would cause banks to fail. THEY FAILED, and will fail still, because of the corrupt mortgage schemes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, led by Pres. Obama's buddies and colleagues. They laughed at President Bush when he warned of resultant disaster in 2002, and continued with their insupportable schemes. Senator John McCain warned too, in 2005, and his remedial proposal was chucked before coming to a vote because of the Democrats' steadfast desire to keep lining their pockets. Pretty soon, the only people with jobs will be government workers. And then, when the money runs out (some oldsters are not receiving their scheduled social security checks this week--what's up with that?), those government workers will be out of jobs, as well. Unless the course to financial destruction that Pres. Obama instituted is reversed, the United States will be destroyed from within. It won't stop there. Can one president ruin a whole country in less than a year? Yes, He Can!
M-J: My husband, who was water-boarded during his Special Ops service and is a torture victim of Muslim terrorists, who almost died at their hands during two weeks of beating and other sickening abuses, and who has the extreme physical scars and bumps twenty-five years later, says: "water-boarding--people pay good money at Great Adventure for more pain and discomfort than that!"Cheney: No link between Saddam Hussein, 9/11 - CNN.com Source: www.cnn.com
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that he does not believe Saddam Hussein was involved in the planning or execution of the September 11, 2001, attacks. 07:35 ·
M-J at 08:12 on 02 June:
Saddam Hussein met with 9-1-1 perp Mohammad Attah in February of 2001. Those of us who were in the NYC area on 9-1-1 do not let our guard down. It was real.
M-J at 11:40 on 02 June President Obama will not release the incontrovertible evidence that the interrogation methods used on declared terrorists-saboteurs deterred them from annihilating the city of Los Angeles. That is what intelligent people like Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and Dick Cheney want--that is BALANCE. Mr. Obama wants this exculpatory information to be obscured. So much for fairness, a new tone, and the Sunshine Law.
M-J: The new president keeps his office at a tropical 85 degrees in winter, yet he is on the radio right now chastising Americans on energy-use. We keep our abode at 60 degrees Fahrenheit all winter, and have never used air-conditioning. We have also never spent millions to go on a date, at taxpayer expense. Well, this new president did indeed create "change". He has spent trillions of dollars on giveaways designed to get him future votes from special-interest groups. That is more than all the presidents in the history of the U.S. spent, combined. Got change?
M-J at 11:41 on 02 June: When the regulations and taxes burden you and your business into extinction, don't try to blame anyone but President Obama.
M-J at 11:47 on 02 June Some people do not deserve to be defended by courageous, selfless men like Pres. GWB and V.P. Cheney. They would rather bow at the waist in idiotic, pretentious, P.C. fashion to those who would see the U.S. A. destroyed...not to mention the rest of the non-Muslim world!
Can President Obama tear apart the fabric of the American economy, and make this a loser-nation that no one recognizes anymore, in five months? YES, HE CAN!
Heroic World War II Veteran and Original Navajo Code Talker John Brown, Jr., Dies at Age 88
John Brown, Jr. December 24, 1921-May 20, 2009
John died Wednesday morning, May 20, 2009 at his home in Crystal, New Mexico. He was born December 24, 1921 in a traditional Navajo hogan on the rim of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona into the Coyote Pass Clan for the Cliff Dwellers Clan. John Brown, Jr. is survived by his wife Loncie Polacca Brown, and his children Dorothy Whilden, Preston Brown, Everette Brown, Virgil Brown and Frank Brown. His other children were the late Dale Brown and the late Ruth Ann McCombs. He is also survived by his grandchildren and great grand children.
John served in the Marine Corps as one of the renowned “Original 29 Navajo Code Talkers” who developed a secret code, which was never deciphered by the Japanese and contributed to victory in the Pacific theater of the war and the saving of thousands of GIs.
He was trained as a welder, journeyman and master carpenter and cabinetmaker. He was elected a Navajo Tribal Council Delegate in 1962, serving until 1982. He also served as Crystal Chapter president for three terms. John also served the Navajo Nation as a traditional counselor for the Division of Social Services in Chinle, Arizona.
By E. McCombs, Family Member
God Bless and Keep the Brave and Brilliant Navajo Code Talkers! Thank you for your excellent, important service to the United States of America. Your code changed history.
Who got lots of money from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae? Senator Barack Obama and many more Democrats. They still think they can pull the wool over your eyes and blame President Bush. And who started the program where people who couldn't afford houses would get mortgages anyway, that they would not be able to pay? President Clinton's Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Andrew Cuomo (an unqualified kid who got the job because his dad was governor of New York), another appointee of the criminally leaning Clinton cabinet.
Those guys are laughing all the way to the bank, as you get ready to pay through the nose for their greed.
Monday, 8 June 2009
Senator Skelos, together with my old friend, Congressman Dick Zimmer of the 12th District New Jersey, got Megan's Law passed. Sen. Skelos wrote the law that keeps track of child-molesters and other sex-offenders once they are released. Megan Kanka was a little girl in New Jersey who was raped and murdered by such a person. Megan's Law requires that communities be notified when convicted sex-offenders live in their midst.
From Senator Skelos' biographical page:
This year, Senator Skelos worked with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to enact the new e-STOP law which prevents registered sex offenders from accessing social networking websites, including MySpace and Facebook, and prohibiting online communication between sex offenders and children.
In addition, Senator Skelos wrote laws eliminating the statute-of-limitations in cases of rape and violent sexual assault and, to further assist law enforcement, dramatically expanding the state’s DNA Databank. To fight fraud, waste and abuse in the state’s Medicaid program and save billions of dollars for state and local taxpayers, Senator Skelos authored the nation’s most sweeping Medicaid fraud law in 2006.
Sunday, 7 June 2009
- Ebert Mentions my Husband, "the Real-Life Equalizer", in Paragraph Six
- Message to Michael
- My Poem: Napoleon Complex
- Elegant Survival
- M-J on Minimalism
- M-J's Cartoons
- M-J's Theatre of the Absurd
- C. Hitchens: Lies of Michael Moore
- Freedom versus Free Stuff
- Iberian Notes
- Lech Walesa Writes to the Cuban People
- Martian Hematite: My Painting
- Massad Ayoob
- Pacta Sunt Servanda
- Principled Republicans?
- Saggin' and Caggin'
- Self-Destuctive G.O.P.
- Sr. Mario Vargas Llosa
- The Compass Mentions M-J
- The Knights of Malta
- The Original Rock Painter, M-J de Mesterton
- What "Is" Is, and What Should Never Be
- ¡No Pasarán!
- Éditions Underbahn