About Obama, Gold Star families and warriors

October 17, 2017

Background: On August 6, 2011, 30 American servicemen — including 17 Special Warfare Operators (SEALs), many from the unit that killed bin Laden — and military service dog Bart died in Afghanistan when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down. It was the worst single-incident loss of American lives in the war there. It was also the greatest single loss of life in SOCOM history. These warriors would be brought back to American soil three days later, to Dover AFB, for their Dignified Transfer.


Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Wash.
Darrik C. Benson, 28, of Angwin, Calif.
Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn.
John W. Brown, 33, of Tallahassee, Fla.
Christopher G. Campbell, 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.
David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colo.
Jared W. Day, 28, of Taylorsville, Utah
John Douangdara, 26, of South Sioux City, Neb.
Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kan.
John W. Faas, 31, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, Neb.
Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif.
Kevin A. Houston, 35, of West Hyannisport, Mass.
Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La.
Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif.
Matthew D. Mason, 37, of Kansas City, Mo.
Stephen M. Mills, 35, of Fort Worth, Texas
Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kan.
Nicholas H. Null, 30, of Washington, W.Va.
Jesse D. Pittman, 27, of Ukiah, Calif.
Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark.
Robert J. Reeves, 32, of Shreveport, La.
Heath M. Robinson, 34, of Detroit, Mich.
Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, of Saint Paul, Minn.
Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia, Pa.
Jon T. Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa
Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, of Stuart, Fla.
Kraig M. Vickers 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii
Jason R. Workman, 32, of Blanding, Utah
Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, of York, Pa.
& Bart

Concerning media coverage of the Dignified Transfer, per SECDEF policy, the bereaved families unanimously reached a decision that they did not consent to having media present at the solemn event, and that no images were to be released or made public. This decision was delivered to Barack Obama, who ignored it.

Obama would in fact have his photographer accompany him and had a photo of himself taken saluting caskets that were excluded. In spite of public outcry alone regarding the very taking of the photo itself, Obama made it his Photo of the Day.

Four months later, Obama doubled-down on the contempt shown the Gold Star families and had the ‘Saluting Obama’ photo of him essentially using caskets as props — caskets containing the remains of the Americans who were killed in Afghanistan — inserted into his BarackObama(dot)com reelection video* titled ‘Ending the War in Iraq: A Promise Kept’! (Photo appears at 2-minute 7-second mark.)

As for the helicopter being shot down, the Obama administration stonewalled efforts to investigate. There are theories as to why Obama would do that. This post won’t go into that here. Other related information is provided in links below.

The events above and everything that has unfolded since is shocking. It weighs heavy in many hearts. This American and U.S. Navy Veteran just cannot fathom a Commander-in-Chief acting or thinking as Obama did. It’s unconscionable, repugnant, disgraceful.

The warriors of “Extortion One Seven” were heroes taken too soon. May they be always remembered. And may their families know that we, the living, continue to honor them and keep their memory alive.

• Portraits of those killed

• *More [incl. link to video already queued-up at 2:07-mark]

• This Fb Note’s comment section includes references and related info:

Related: We are (still) fighting an enemy that Barack Obama enabled, in a war he claimed he “ended”


Speaking of pre-9/11 intel…

October 17, 2017
Bin Laden's Tarnak Farm

Bin Laden’s Tarnak Farm

…as in the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) that Bill Clinton received MORE THAN A THOUSAND DAYS BEFORE 11SEP2001 warning him that “Bin Ladin” [sic] was “preparing” to “hijack US aircraft” in terrorist attacks on America?!

But President Bill Clinton let OBL live.

And Hillary, ever since, has been rewriting history to cover that up.

Related: America continues fighting an enemy that President Obama both enabled and emboldened, in a war he already claims he “ended”!

So much for this president’s “soul-searching”…

October 9, 2017

After Penn State University president Graham Spanier’s firing in 2011 for his role in allowing Jerry Sandusky’s decade-plus serial sexual abuse of children, President Barack Obama said, “…it’s a good time for the entire country to do some soul-searching… …every institution has to examine how they operate, and every individual has to take responsibility for making sure that our kids are protected.”

Obama & Spanier

2008: Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) meets with Penn State University president Graham Spanier. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) is in the background.

A year later, the Obama administration HIRED the fired administrator, giving Spanier a security clearance for a “top-secret” agency on national security issues(!), no less.

So much for soul-searching.

(Then again this is the same administration that already had a depraved individual and “fi**ing” advocate as its Safe Schools Czar.)

Spanier, accused by prosecutors of “allowing evil to run wild,” has since been found guilty of Child Endangerment. He faces jail time but is appealing his conviction.

2011: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/president-obama-speaks-penn-state-sex-abuse-scandal-joe-paterno-graham-spanier-firing-article-1.976632
2012: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/post/graham-spaniers-gig-as-a-federal-worker-is-a-mystery/2012/07/26/gJQAbAx5BX_blog.html
2017: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/03/24/penn-state-graham-spanier-trial-jerry-sandusky/99595674/

Obama spawned Iran’s “FOAB”?

September 18, 2017

There is common sense…

…and then there is “Obama sense”:

Example: Send a plane to Iran loaded with $400 MILLION (in cash!) as part of a “deal” Obama thinks will stop Iran from “going nuclear”…so Iran in turn can send planes back to the United States loaded with the “Father Of All Bombs” on board?

Talk about your willfully idiotic and treasonous outcomes…and all for his legacy.

The former president essentially joined hands with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism during their “Death to America” chants.

Oh, to confront Obama on his “deal” — don’t know where, don’t know when — and tell the madman, “You were either asleep at the switch OR openly engaged in “Providing Material Support to Terrorists” (18 U.S.C. § 2339A and 2339B).

I just hope the day Obama faces justice isn’t one filled with a megaton of suns for the rest of us. For him? Literally, Hell yeah.

Hillary Clinton is an abomination…

September 18, 2017

Hillary lies...

Hillary Clinton is an absolute abomination.  She is a liar who lies about lying.  She has done treasonous…unconscionable…disgusting things.  • All those lies she told over flag-draped coffins of four Americans she left unprotected in Benghazi…    Her role in allowing terrorist group Boko Haram’s rise and her disingenuous tweets after they had kidnapped hundreds of innocent young girls…    How she laughed when a child rapist she was defending got off…    How her lust for power manifested itself in direct, malevolent abuse of Bill’s victims…    How she claimed Bill as president never saw the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) he received 04DEC1998 that warned MORE THAN A THOUSAND DAYS BEFORE 11SEP2001 “Bin Ladin” [sic] was “preparing” to “hijack US aircraft” in terrorist attacks on the United States because she didn’t want Americans to know President Bill Clinton let OBL live.

OF COURSE #ESPN is a political organization.

September 16, 2017

OF COURSE #ESPN is a political organization. Case in point: Their ‘E:60‘ and ‘30 for 30‘ “investigative journalism” reports on Penn State football assistant coach #JerrySandusky neglected to mention the #Obama administration’s HIRING of the fired University president who schemed for a decade-plus covering-up Sandusky’s serial sex abuse there, including rape of children.

(The administration even gave the leading official behind this cover-up a security clearance for a “top-secret” agency on national security issues despite his infamous “only downside for us” email that he sent to officials in 2001 acknowledging Sandusky’s sexually assault of a young boy in a campus shower.)

FLASHBACK: ‘Graham Spanier’s gig as a federal worker is a mysteryhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/post/graham-spaniers-gig-as-a-federal-worker-is-a-mystery/2012/07/26/gJQAbAx5BX_blog.html

(The irony of this administration hiring an “expert at cover-ups” at a time when the former president himself was neck-deep in scandals and cover-ups will be lost on some. Then again, Obama himself hired a “fi**ing” advocate as his Safe Schools Czar.)

One Nation Under Whom? Written by Antonin Scalia

September 14, 2017

set your paths straight

The United States is a country clearly established upon the foundations of religion. While we acknowledge the importance of a separation between the Church and State we are largely a religious people, believing ours to be “one nation under God.” Despite this historical predilection for faith, our contemporary national discussions lack any consideration of religion or the divine.

 It wasn’t always this way.

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Either the King’s Good Servant or God’s: Senator Feinstein’s Religious Test – written by Antonin Scalia

September 14, 2017

The Ultimate Weapon, by Robert Gore

September 14, 2017

The Korean Peninsula at night

Don’t underestimate the light.

Robert GoreReductio ad absurdum is the argumentative technique, beloved by law school professors, of stretching a premise to its breaking point. North Korea has been much in the news. Nighttime satellite photos of the Korean peninsula show well-lit South Korea and North Korea in darkness. That darkness is… [continue reading]



It was easy for me to read more into “Don’t underestimate the light” than likely was intended. Robert Gore is obviously referring to striking differences as seen from space, but the spiritual or religious implications of the phrase are there too.

Matthew 4:16 is a fine example, and it applies to today’s North Korea, i.e., that that “light” for many people on Earth is also essential to human survival, along with truth, information and communication, as Robert Gore mentions. (Most of us have heard of or are familiar with the phrase, “Man shall not live by bread alone,” and what it means and its origin.) At a minimum, I think of it in terms of having faith.

But man-made light is important too. Ross McKitrick speaks to this in his essay response to Earth Hour: “Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century.https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/03/25/the-futility-of-earth-hour-earthhour/ & http://www.rossmckitrick.com/earth-hour.html

And that in turn brings us to this from Daniel Greenfield: “No amount of turning off the lights is enough. Eventually you come around to having to turn off the people.http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2013/03/night-falls-on-civilization.html …reminiscent of Heinrich Heine’s “Dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.” Translation: “Wherever they burn books, they will also burn people at the end.

Information is ammunition. Robert Gore essentially speaks to that and what is quoted above. Not being enlightened and informed has implications, especially when a people are not allowed to enlighten or inform themselves. “[M]inds on fire” truly are “the ultimate weapon” in preventing darkness.

Source: The Ultimate Weapon, by Robert Gore

Nation Anthem protestor Marshawn Lynch to get new reality show on Facebook

September 14, 2017

Prior to Colin Kaepernick, the last high-profile individual to disrespect our flag and national anthem was Barack Obama.
http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1662530_1446035,00.html TIME photograph: Barack Obama disrespects American flag during National Anthem, Tom Harkin’s Steak Fry, Indianola, IA. © Danny Frazier Wilcox

That is quite telling in view of Obama’s legacy showing he intended to divide us. https://www.facebook.com/notes/joe-kidd/words-and-actions-are-revealing/

What is tragic irony is Marshawn Lynch and Kaepernick before failing to realize their “protests” are an admission and proof that eight years of Obama were an abject failure, and that ‘Hope and Change’ was a political slogan and never a course or goal that the former president set.

Fellowship of the Minds

marshawn lynch ap photo Marshawn Lynch enjoying a banana during the National Anthem/AP Photo Marshawn Lynch is a NFL player who plays for the Oakland Raiders. I reported back in August that at the Oakland Raiders’ pre-season opener in Arizona, MarshawnLynch didn’t stand during the National Anthem. He sat on a cooler eating a banana.

From my post:

Lynch previously backed Kaepernick, telling comedian Conan O’Brien in September 2016, “I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up and get murdered.”

“If you’re really not racist then you won’t see what he done, what he’s doing, as a threat to America, but just addressing a problem that we have,” Lynch said at the time.”

Facebook is rewarding him for his antics. Another show I won’t be watching.

From Seattle Times: Can’t get enough of Marshawn Lynch, the former Seattle Seahawks running back who now…

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