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Chief of Naval Operations on PBS Series Carrier

April 9, 2008 | By | No Comments

Our liberal friends at PBS have put together a program on the Navy.

Remember, any time ‘Hollywood’ gets near the military, the result always degenerates to an anti-war film.

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USS Nimitz From: Chief of Naval Operations…

Beginning Sunday, April 27, PBS will air a reality-TV documentary

entitled “CARRIER”, filmed while the production company was embarked

during the entire USS NIMITZ’s 2005 deployment. The program will air

over five nights from Sunday, April 27, to Thursday, May 1, 2008,

9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

Ten hours of film will be aired, selected from almost 2,000 hours that

were shot over the course of a 6-month deployment to CENTCOM. I have

viewed the production and want to share context and some thoughts

with you.

While “Carrier” shows the outstanding work our young Sailors do every

day and the opportunities the Navy offers, it also shows Sailors

making mistakes in their personal and professional lives. The

snapshot is frank and may be somewhat disconcerting to some who came

into the Navy some time ago. However, that said, I believe it will

also resonate with a significant segment of our country, especially

potential recruits and young Sailors serving today.

1) What we did. We provided unprecedented access to our Sailors,

and this production tells their story in a very personal way. There

is no narrator — the stories are told by the Sailors themselves.

You get unvarnished views from junior personnel about their hopes,

aspirations, and challenges of life in the Navy aboard the carrier.

We did not get between the film crews and the Sailors.

2) What we got. The production highlights the racial, gender,

religious, and socio-economic diversity of our Navy. The hard work

our Sailors perform and the remarkable feat of forging thousands of

individuals on a carrier into a truly unique team really shines

through. Culling through hundreds of hours of video, the producers

created a 10-hour reality-TV documentary that shows selected aspects

of our Sailors’ personal and professional challenges. The

cinematography is very high quality and the visuals and music are

sure to appeal to younger audiences.

3) What we did not get. We did not get a Navy “commercial” in the

traditional sense. “CARRIER” is very different from the hardware

documentaries we have supported in the past. This program focuses on

our people and the reality-TV approach gives it a sense of

authenticity and credibility. Since we did not monitor the

individual interviews and ongoing production, the program contains

material that does not always and fully represent the discipline,

values and mission of the U.S. Navy.

You will see some Sailors making personal and professional mistakes,

and expressing opinions that are different from the Navy’s. However,

the production shows that these are the exception, not the norm, and

that leadership is engaged to shape lives and appropriate outcomes.

There are abundant examples of how the Navy changed Sailors’ lives

for the better by giving them opportunities and a disciplined

environment.

4) Why did we agree to the project? This production, although not an

all-inclusive picture of the Navy, will give potential recruits and

those who influence them a glimpse of what life is really like in the

Navy. We want the American people to know, understand and appreciate

the contribution our Sailors make each and every day while deployed

around the world. We also want them to know us, not as a monolithic

bureaucratic entity, but as a diverse organization of individual

Americans who have set aside the comforts of home and have put

themselves on the line to serve a greater cause. You already know

how inspiring our people are, but few in our Nation get to see our

people in an operational environment.

Some of you may be called upon to offer public comments about this

film to the media or to community groups. We will soon distribute PA

guidance to support your efforts and will be putting additional

information on www.navy.mil in the near future. If you need any

additional information, please contact CHINFO, RDML Frank Thorp.

Thank you for all that you do.

All the best,

Gary Roughead

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Thank you to John Howland at USNA-AT-LARGE for sending this out.

See more pictures.

The Mike Huckabee Presidential Campaign Ends

March 5, 2008 | By | No Comments

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Governor Huckabee and Charmaine

In the background, Princella Smith and our Diva-girl Watching the Huckabee concession speech and leaving the race Tuesday night made for an emotional evening in the Yoest household.

Charmaine sent short emails to the Huckabee team — their responses were each measured and even-tempered, almost upbeat, having fought the good fight.

Today’s Washington Update, from FRCAction notes:

Despite his exit, no one can deny how influential Mike Huckabee was in championing values issues in this crucial race. While yesterday was clearly a victory for McCain, the Arizona senator acknowledged that his work is just beginning.

To succeed in his bid for the White House, McCain must consolidate his support among conservatives, including social conservatives, which will not happen just because he is the Republican nominee.

In the wake of the Republican scandals that began to surface in 2006 and the failure to advance most of the social conservative agenda, unqualified support for the GOP has diminished.

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David Huckabee and Charmaine

A poll released last month by George Barna revealed that if the election were held then, only 45 percent of Evangelicals would vote for a Republican candidate.

That number is down from 85 percent of Evangelicals who voted for George W. Bush in 2004.

John McCain will have to convince social conservatives that their issues matter and that he can talk about them as a candidate and act upon them as president.

Conservatives/evangelicals still have questions about McCain’s stand on the major issues of family values, immigration, campaign finance and women in combat. But McCain is our guy.

Obama-Clinton is not.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Read Mike and Janet Huckabee’s email at the jump.

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Comparing Air Force and Naval Aviators

March 4, 2008 | By | No Comments

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The Dude and Baby Boo circa 2005

USAF Academy The Dude wants to fly military war planes. Never too early to start planning. So which branch? Air Force or Navy?

John Howland who runs USNA-AT-Large has (very) Alert Readers who have written in with suggestions on just this topic. The following deserves a wide audience to aid the high schoolers — and younger — students in picking a military academy.

“Bill Taylor provides this handy guide for young Americans who have the choice –

Great comparison of USAF vs. USN Aviators. Pretty much fits my experience.

Regards, Bill

The piece is written by Bob Norris, a former Naval aviator who also did

a 3 year exchange tour flying the F-15 Eagle. He is now an accomplished

author of entertaining books about U.S. Naval Aviation including “Check

Six” and “Fly-Off”.


Check Six

Bob Norris

In response to a letter from an aspiring fighter pilot on which military

academy to attend, Bob replied with the following:

22 December 2005

Young Man,

Congratulations on your selection to both the Naval and Air

Force Academies. Your goal of becoming a fighter pilot is impressive and

a fine way to serve your country. As you requested, I’d be happy to

share some insight into which service would be the best choice.

Each service has a distinctly different culture. You need to ask

yourself “Which one am I more likely to thrive in?”

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Baby Boo, Your Business Blogger, The Dude

P-51 Mustang, USAF Academy

USAF Snapshot: The USAF is exceptionally well organized and well

run. Their training programs are terrific. All pilots are groomed to

meet high standards for knowledge and professionalism. Their aircraft

are top-notch and extremely well maintained. Their facilities are

excellent. Their enlisted personnel are the brightest and the best

trained. The USAF is homogenous and macro.

No matter where you go, you’ll know what to expect,what is

expected of you, and you’ll be given the training & tools you need to

meet those expectations. You will never be put in a situation over your

head. Over a 20-year career, you will be home for most important family

events. Your Mom would want you to be an Air Force pilot…so would your

wife. Your Dad would want your sister to marry one.

Navy Snapshot: Aviators are part of the Navy, but so are Black

Shoes (surface warfare) and Bubble Heads (submariners). Furthermore, the

Navy is split into two distinctly different Fleets (West and East

Coast). The Navy is heterogeneous and micro. Your squadron is your home;

it may be great,average, or awful. A squadron can go from one extreme to

the other before you know it.


Fly Off

Bob Norris

You will spend months preparing for cruise and months on cruise.

The quality of the aircraft varies directly with the availability of

parts. Senior Navy enlisted are salt of the earth; you’ll be proud if

you earn their respect. Junior enlisted vary from terrific to the

troubled kid the judge made join the service. You will be given the

opportunity to lead these people during your career; you will be humbled

and get your hands dirty. The quality of your training will vary and

sometimes you will be over your head. You will miss many important

family events. There will be long stretches of tedious duty aboard ship.

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The Chapel at the USAF Academy

Credit: The Diva

You will fly in very bad weather and/or at night and you will be scared

many times. You will fly with legends in the Navy and they will kick

your ass until you become a lethal force. And some days – when the

scheduling Gods have smiled upon you – your jet will catapult into a

glorious morning over a far-away sea and you will be drop-jawed that

someone would pay you to do it.

The hottest girl in the bar wants to meet the Naval Aviator.

That bar is in Singapore.

Bottom line, son, if you gotta ask…pack warm & good luck in

Colorado.

Banzai

P.S.: Air Force pilots wear scarves and iron their flight suits.”

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Thank you (foot)notes:

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The Diva on the stick

MILITARY LANGUAGE CONVERSION CHART: Navy/USMC to Army to Air Force

December 8, 2007 | By | 2 Comments

MILITARY LANGUAGE CONVERSION CHART

Your Business Blogger once held a Top Secret Security clearance. This post is cleared for less than FOUO.*

Now that the US military is pushing for a Joint Service environment, we, as former service members, have to learn a different language. Therefore, this chart was created to assist in that area to help bridge the gap of service respective languages.

NAVY / USMC ………………ARMY …………………..AIR FORCE

Head…………………………………..Latrine ………………………………..Powder Room

Rack…………………………………..Bunk ………………… ………………..Single with ruffle and duvet

Mess Deck / Chow Hall ……….Mess Hall / Mess Tent …………..Dining Facility or ‘The Cafe’

Die for your Country ……………Die for your Battle Buddy ……….Die for Air Conditioning

‘Cookie’, stew burner …………..Mess Cook ………………… ……….Contract Chef

Coffee / Mud ………………………Cup of Joe ………………… ……….Vanilla Skim Latte’

Bug Juice ………………… ……….Kool-Aid ………………… …………..Shirley Temple

Utilities / Digitals ………………… BDUs / ACUs ………………… …….Casual Wear

Seaman / Private ………………… Private ………………… …………….Bobby / Jimmy

Chief / Gunny ………………………Sergeant ………………… …………Bob / Jim

Captain / Skipper ………………… Colonel ………………… ……………Robert / James

Captain’s Mast ………………… ….Article 15 ………………… ………..Time Out

Berthing / Barracks ………………Barracks ………………… …………Apartment

Skivvies / U-Trau ………………… Underwear ………………… ……..Undies

Thrown in the Brig ……………….Put in Confinement ………………..Grounded

Zoom Bag ………………… ……….Flight Suit ………………… ………..Business Casual

Cover / Head Gear ………………Beret ………………… ……………….Optional

Ship’s Store / NEX ……………….PX (PX Trailer) ………………… …AAFES Shopping Mall

TAD ………………… ……………….TDY ………………… …………………PCS with family

Cruise / Afloat …………………….Deploy ………………… …………….Huh?

Ground Grabbers ………………..Athletic Shoes ………………… …Flip-Flops

Shipmate / Marine ………………..Battle Buddy ………………… ……Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell or Honey

Terminate / Kill ……………………Take Out ………………… …………Back on Base for Happy Hour

Boon Dockers …………………….Jump Boots ………………… ……Birkenstocks

Low Quarters ………………… Low Quarters ………………… …….Patent Leather Pump

SEAL ………………… …………..SF/Ranger ………………… …………Librarian

Shore Patrol / MPs …………….MPs ………………… ………………… SF

Oouh-Rah! ……………………….Hoo-ah! ………………… ……………..Hip-Hip hurray!

MRE ………………………………. MRE ………………… …………………Happy Meal To Go

Salute …………………………….Salute ………………… …………………Wave

Obstacle Course ………………Confidence Course ………………… .Class 6 Parking Lot

Grinder / Drill Field …………….Parade Field ………………… ………….What?

Ge-Dunk ………………………… Snack Bar ………………… ……………Chuck E. Cheese

PT Test ………………………….. APFT ………………… ………………… ‘No conversion available’

Dept. of the Navy ……………..DoD ………………… …………………DoD Lite

Midshipman ……………………..Cadet ………………… ……………….Debutant

Hard-Core ……………………….Strak ………………… …………………’Way Too Serious’

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* FOUO: For Official Use Only, the lowest level of classification

Thankyou (foot)note to Stan Honour for passing this along.

And see more on military observations, at the jump. Overheard Combatant Command Staff Officer Discourse:

“Whatever happened to good old-fashioned military leadership? Just task the first two people you see.”

“His knowledge on that topic is only power point deep…” MAJ (JS)

“I need intelligence, not information.” Maj (EUCOM)

“I am so far down the food chain that I’ve got plankton bites on my butt.”

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Supporting the Troops: Rush Limbaugh vs Harry Reid

October 25, 2007 | By | 2 Comments

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Rush Limbaugh

Photo Credit:

Your Business BloggerHow can one objectively measure support for a subject?

A person a talk on and on about caring and commitment, but how would a third party measure the good intention? Or even, dare we say, the condition of the heart?

The measurable answer may be seen in two items:

A calendar

A checkbook

A simple review of these two artifacts will reveal how much one does care. (Or even You, Gentle Reader.)

By this measure we can note that Limbaugh cares more about the troops than Reid. It is clear where Limbaugh puts his time and his treasure.

Rush Limbaugh talks about supporting the troops on his program and with his personal visits.

Harry Reid talks about surrender.

Tom McMahon presents this simple idea simply. Conservatives like to keep score. (Conservatives still want victory.) See Tom’s scorecard on Limbaugh and Reid.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

See: This War is Lost; Incompetent Generals: A Letter To Liberal Democrat Harry Reid

Harry Reid Democrat: This War is Lost; LT Landaker died for nothing

Where can the Alert Reader support the troops? Please consider Soldiers’ Angels. And see Enlist in Soldier’s Angels

Even if you don’t care for George Soros (and how he made jillions shorting the British pound) there is no doubt where his heart is.

Kingsley Browne’s Co-ed Combat: The New Evidence that Women Shouldn’t Fight the Nation’s Wars

October 4, 2007 | By | 5 Comments

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Kinglsey Brown Alert Readers will know of Your Business Blogger’s endorsement of Professor Kingsley Brown and his research. Brown is on faculty at Wayne State University teaching law.

He writes to John Howland with USNA At Large,

“Co-ed Combat: The New Evidence that Women Shouldn’t Fight the Nation’s Wars” is due out on November 8, although it can be pre-ordered now on Amazon…

My book examines physical and psychological differences between the sexes and their implication for integration of combat forces. This examination includes not just individual traits — such as strength, endurance, risk-taking, physical aggression, fear, courage, and other traits that affect both combat motivation and combat performance — but also the effect of psychological sex differences on the functioning of groups. As you know, individuals do not fight wars; groups do, and the sex composition of groups has a substantial impact on how the group functions.

As you have yourself noted, trust is the “coin of the realm” in combat groups. It appears that men are not “designed” to easily trust women in dangerous situations. I’m sure that you and the other At-Large members have had the experience of knowing leaders whom you would be willing to follow through the gates of Hell and others whom you would be reluctant to follow across the street. Some people trigger trust in their comrades, and others –

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Women in Combat

no matter what kind of training they have had – simply cannot do so. I suggest in my book that women generally do not trigger that kind of trust in men, no matter how much men like and respect women. This is not a criticism of either women or men; it is simply the way our psyches work. As the continued opposition to women in and near combat suggests, this is not a problem that can be solved simply through “leadership” and “training,” which are usually invoked as the solution to problems with sexual integration.

My book also chronicles a number of other impediments to sexual integration, many of which are well known, such as problems of pregnancy, double standards, political correctness, and so forth.

Best regards,

Kingsley

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Read more on Kingsley Browne’s work at Hiring Super Stars vs Tolerating Turkeys

Thanks to John Howland at USNA At Large.

More on Professor Kingsley Brown at the jump.

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What Happens When Women Put on a Military Uniform?

September 28, 2007 | By | 10 Comments

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Navy Times, April 15, 1961 As Your Business Blogger was looking through an old Navy Times for a listing of my dad’s promotion, I came across this cartoon.

The Old Salts knew even back then that sparks fly when men and women put on a uniform — in close quarters.

Sometimes the uniforms come off:

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Deanna Allen getting out of uniform

in Camp Bucca.

She is clearly not a prudent woman,

See Pirate Codes below

A sample of Pirate Codes concerning women. And these were the uncivilized men:

Bartholomew Roberts’s articles,

One of the best known sets of pirate articles was set down by the famous Welsh pirate Bartholomew Roberts in 1720.

No boy or woman to be allowed amongst them. If any man were to be found seducing any of the latter sex, and carried her to sea, disguised, he was to suffer death; [so that when any fell into their hands, as it chanced in the Onslow, they put a sentinel immediately over her to prevent ill consequences from so dangerous an instrument of division and quarrel; but then here lies the roguery; they contend who shall be sentinel, which happens generally to one of the greatest bullies, who, to secure the lady’s virtue, will let none lie with her but himself.]

And from Captain John Phillips’s articles,

If at any time you meet with a prudent Woman, that Man that offers to meddle with her, without her Consent, shall suffer present Death.

The Pentagon will not publish the pregnancy rate or the true number of non-deployable women. Not all military women are as, well, flashy as Deanna Allen. But the silence of the Brass makes the virtue of military women appear to be something out of the campus orgies in Tom Wolfe’s “I Am Charlotte Simmons.”

Are all women in the military un-dressing the troops like Deanna? I would hope not. But the pictures are compelling.

And this may get worse. Hillary Clinton wants more women in combat and open homosexuals in the military. More women and homosexuals in the armed forces; in harm’s way would not be helpful for unit cohesion or for what little privacy seen in the military.

Alert Reader David Hilgartner has more thoughts on the “weaker sex” in this terrible time of war, at the jump.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Your Business Blogger is a former Army Captain in Combat Arms. And never had women under his command. Not in the military; not in marriage. And don’t even ask about the daughters.

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Gary Bauer on Liberal Democrat Treatment of Gates and Pace

September 27, 2007 | By | One Comment

Gary Bauer has an excellent analysis of how liberal Democrats behave in power. Their disrespectful behavior would not improve if another Clinton were in the White House.

Charmaine has given congressional testimony and Your Business Blogger has attended a number of congressional hearings. Hearings are usually conducted with decorum and respect and dignity. The high ceiling-ed hearing rooms are treated as sanctuaries; like churches. And people are mindful of being considerate and deferential.

But not these days.

Bauer, as usual, gets it right on yesterday’s hearings — and his message deserves a wide audience.

The Inmates Are Running The Asylum

I spent most of the day on Capitol Hill yesterday, meeting with members of Congress and discussing important issues. The terrain is familiar to me, though it can be hostile at times. I have worked in this town for three decades, served eight years in the Reagan administration and have been through some tough hearings myself.

But yesterday something happened that I have never seen before, and even the Washington Post felt compelled to report the “theatrics” on page A2 today, noting, “the lid came off” of the liberals’ anger during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing.

Simply put, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Peter Pace were ambushed by radical activists and liberal Democrats on the committee. Senator Robert Byrd, chairman of the committee and the top recipient of campaign cash from MoveOn.org, whipped the audience into a frenzy. Here is an excerpt from the Washington Post:

“He [Byrd] invited the audience in the room to join him in heckling the witnesses [Secretary Gates and General Pace], creating a responsive Greek chorus.

“Byrd: Are we really seeking progress toward a stable, secure Iraq?

“Chorus: No!

“Byrd: Is our continuing occupation encouraging the Iraqi people to step up?

“Chorus: No!

“Byrd: Are Iraq’s leaders doing the hard work necessary?

“Chorus: No!

“Emboldened, two dozen hecklers in the audience from the antiwar group Code Pink continued to shout at the witnesses and wave signs for the better part of an hour. Finally, after Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) challenged Pace on his view that homosexuality is immoral, the hearing collapsed as the hecklers shouted down the nation’s top military officer.

“…When the proceedings resumed, minus two dozen pink-clad demonstrators, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) felt the need to ‘go on record with how disturbed I am about the conduct that occurred here. Such tension, such chaos, such disrespect.’”

What is described here is a mob scene in which top officials charged with the defense of our country were verbally harassed and insulted by arrogant politicians and a cadre of loud-mouthed radicals. Secretary Gates and General Pace were not there to offer testimony about the war. They were intentionally set up and they walked into a trap.

That kind of petty partisan behavior is disgraceful and unbecoming of the United States Senate. While I appreciate Senator Mikulski for speaking up, it’s no wonder that Congress’ approval rating has fallen to record lows lately.

By the way, when Senator Harkin decided to bring up the issue of open homosexuality in the military, General Pace reminded the senator that the U.S. Military Code of Justice prohibits homosexual activity — and adultery. To which Sen. Harkin retorted, “Well, then, maybe we should change that.”

Wow! I wonder what the good folks back in Iowa think of that idea. I hope they will keep it in mind next year when Harkin runs for reelection.

Global Warming = Higher Taxes

Liberals in the House of Representatives are putting the finishing touches

on a plan to combat global warming, and, of course, it involves higher

taxes. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce

Committee is being very blunt about the facts of the plan, saying, “I’m

trying to have everybody understand that this is going to cost and that

it’s going to have a measure of pain that you’re not going to like.”

In making his call for “shared pain,” Dingell is proposing – and you might

want to sit down for this – to hike gasoline taxes 50 cents a gallon;

phasing out the interest tax deduction for home mortgages; and a new tax on

carbon emissions of $50 per ton, which would increase the cost of

electricity, winter heating fuel, etc., etc.

I’ve been saying for some time now that this debate was headed in precisely

this direction. Regardless of the science or the value of being good

stewards of the environment, liberal Democrats are turning the policy

debate on its head and using it as a tool to accomplish their agenda of

bigger government, higher taxes and more control over your life.

Democrats Debate Values; Go Off The Deep End

An interesting question was posed to the Democrat candidates during last

night’s debate in New Hampshire. A member of the audience told the

candidates about a situation that occurred last year in Lexington,

Massachusetts, in which second grade students were read a “fairly tale”

about prince who could not find true love until he met another prince. The

book is called “King and King” and it is being used to indoctrinate young

children about same-sex “marriage.”

This concerned citizen asked each of the Democrat candidates, “Would you be

comfortable having this story read to your children as part of their school

curriculum?” Their responses were revealing.

Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards responded, “Yes, absolutely. I

want my children to understand everything about the difficulties that gay

and lesbian couples are faced with every day, the discrimination that

they’re faced with every single day of their lives.”

Barack Obama essentially agreed with Edwards, noting that children need to

understand that some people are different. Then it was Hillary’s turn.

“I really respect what both John and Barack said. With respect to your

individual children, that is such a matter of parental discretion,” Clinton

said.

Well, actually, it’s not. When the father of a child in the Lexington

class objected to what his son was being exposed to, he was told that

homosexual “marriage” was legal in Massachusetts. When he continued to

protest the school’s blatant disregard for parental rights, he was

arrested. Parents later sued the school district and a judge dismissed

their suit. So much for “parental discretion.”

I’m pleased to report that several Republican presidential candidates today

are noting just how extreme and out of touch the Democrats have become on

values issues. Earlier this year, the Democrats participated in the first-

ever “gay debate,” demonstrating the influence the militant homosexual

movement wields within the party of Clinton and Kennedy.

My friends, today’s news – liberal Democrats haranguing our military

leaders; trying to raise taxes through the roof; and forcing homosexuality

on our children – once again illustrates the stakes involved in the 2008

elections. I’ll be reporting even more in the days ahead. I hope you are

ready, and I hope you will support us!

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Thank you (foot)notes:

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Women in Combat, Women as Beasts: Wafa Sultan and Alexis de Tocqueville

August 20, 2007 | By | 6 Comments

Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about American exceptionalism; the American experiment,

If I am asked how we should account for the unusual prosperity and growing strength of this nation, I would reply that they must be attributed to the superiority of their women.

- Alexis De Tocqueville, Democracy in America.

Your Business Blogger is not sure that this is what Alexis de Tocqueville meant:

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Vanessa Dobos, gunner: the superior woman?

Following is Wafa Sultan, an Arab-American woman and psychologist from Los Angeles. She is debating the clash of civilizations. She reviews the fact that inferior civilizations use “women as beasts.” There might be some confusion on how Islam jihadists and the American armed forces use women in combat.

Watch the clip here.

The video is a must see.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

President George Bush said our women will not be in ground combat.

A C-130 doesn’t count, I guess.

Thank you to Alert Reader Stan Honour for finding this vagina warrior.

The Looming American Matriarchy, Robespierre & Admiral Michael G. Mullen

August 13, 2007 | By | No Comments

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Robespierre guillotined during the Reign of Terror, 1794

Some historians state that he was executed face up –

to watch the descending blade. There has been some concern and backlash on the ‘justice’ rendered to Naval Academy…attendee… Lamar Owens.

Gerald L. Atkinson writes on The New Age ‘Diversity’ and Its Discontents as part of his series on the Looming American Matriarchy. His article,

[A]ddresses the origins of the modern ‘diversity’ movement. It traces this movement in the U.S. Navy and in our broader society as well. It attempts to tie the loose ends of this subject together as it relates to the Looming American Matriarchy and the ‘counter-culture’ revolution of which it is a part.

Whereas the previous issue of this journal revealed the surprising depth to which the modern idea of ‘diversity’ has wormed its way deep into the heart and soul of the U.S. Navy — and with the appointment of ADM Michael G. Mullen to be the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — eventually into the entire military.

This issue attempts to understand this phenomenon, ­ its essence, origins, adherents, and purpose. How could the radical feminists and their supporters embedded in every institution across the land over the past three or more decades have usurped the civil rights movement to the point where sexual politics trumps race?

The answer is straightforward.

We are fortunate to have a seminal book on this subject: Diversity: The Invention of a Concept by Peter Wood, Encounter Books 2003. Th[is] book provides an in-depth treatment of ‘diversity’ as a modern ideology.

The interesting aspect of this treatment is the striking parallel of the ‘excesses’ of the French Revolution with the New Age ideology of ‘diversity.’

One can imagine the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the counterpart of Robespierre ­– the Fool as Revolutionary and Midshipman Lamar Owens and the hundreds of naval officer ‘warriors’ who have been ‘purged’ over the past two decades and are still being purged as the counterpart of the innocent Catholic priests who were put to the guillotine and drowned on barges in the wake of the blood bath of the Reign of Terror in France in 1789.

When will the modern day Robespierres find their just end?

It may be likely that the same forces that are alive and boiling under the surface in America ­ those forces that forced the politicians to scrap the recent seriously-flawed immigration legislation proposals will carry the day.

We must understand the difference between the Franco-German way and the Anglo-American way if we are to preserve our civilization as it was handed down to us by our Founding Fathers.

Provocative. See the New Totalitarians, by Gerald “Beak” Atkinson.

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Half of Rape Allegations are False: Seven Clues from Your Business Blogger. A not so subtle point in Management Training.

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