Sandy called into Rush Limbaugh show today – check it out!
Bobby Meeks – The Kick Ass Song I am posting this for Ty Raddue, it needs to be heard, please listen. ~ Buck
“You Ain’t Gonna Touch This Wall” AKA – “The Kick Ass Song”
I”m posting this Standard version of my song to portray my anger at Obama setting foot in this location on Memorial Day 2012 and stopping Veterans, their families, and other loved ones for over 7 hours from being able to do what they came from across the country to do on this special day for nothing more than a photo-op and an reelection speech. The Wall was built and paid for by Vietnam Veterans. This is not Obama’s Wall!
The nickname for this song became “The Kick Ass Song” very rapidly and you will see why.
With help I produced this on 04/12/07 for an event at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC. called “The Gathering Of The Eagles”.
The Eagle event was put together by various veterans groups with the aide of Rolling Thunder. The reason was because a large group of late 60′s Anti-War Protesters wanted to stage a march from the same spot to commemorate the original march that they had held in 1969 and march across the bridge to the Pentagon again just as they had in that year.
Vietnam Veterans from across the country converged on WA DC to protect the site where that original protest march was launched from because it is now the exact spot that The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall occupies and we would not allow the war protestors to desecrate our hallowed ground. Over 250,000 veterans turned out for this event. Surrounding both The Wall and the Lincoln Memorial.
My wife Sandy designed the shirt artwork and many other items for the event and I put together the lyrics with the help of Russ Vaughn (contributor to American Thinker) , Lloyd Marcus (of the Tea Party Express) scored the music and found a Marine in Florida named Bobby Meeks to perform the song. Frank Starchak produced the final version(s). We recorded a Standard version, a Radio Edit version, and a Instrumental w/Chorus.
Enjoy, and let you blood boil with mine. :-3)
Publishing rights are owned by Raddue and Marcus.
Please contact me for copies.
Vietnam Combat Veteran
“NO COMPROMISE Incite Liberty!”
Tea Party = Limited Constitutional Government, Free-Market Capitalism, and Fiscal & Personal Responsibility.
I hope we all remember and give thanks with prayer to all gave their lives in the service to our country.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.
There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women’s groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, “Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping” by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication “To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead” (Source: Duke University’s Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860′s tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.
In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem:
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need. Later a Madam Guerin from France was visiting the United States and learned of this new custom started by Ms.Michael and when she returned to France, made artificial red poppies to raise money for war orphaned children and widowed women. This tradition spread to other countries. In 1921, the Franco-American Children’s League sold poppies nationally to benefit war orphans of France and Belgium. The League disbanded a year later and Madam Guerin approached the VFW for help. Shortly before Memorial Day in 1922 the VFW became the first veterans’ organization to nationally sell poppies. Two years later their “Buddy” Poppy program was selling artificial poppies made by disabled veterans. In 1948 the US Post Office honored Ms Michael for her role in founding the National Poppy movement by issuing a red 3 cent postage stamp with her likeness on it.
Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.
There are a few notable exceptions. Since the late 50′s on the Thursday before Memorial Day, the 1,200 soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They then patrol 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that each flag remains standing. In 1951, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. Louis began placing flags on the 150,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as an annual Good Turn, a practice that continues to this day. More recently, beginning in 1998, on the Saturday before the observed day for Memorial Day, the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts place a candle at each of approximately 15,300 grave sites of soldiers buried at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park on Marye’s Heights (the Luminaria Program). And in 2004, Washington D.C. held its first Memorial Day parade in over 60 years.
To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”
The Moment of Remembrance is a step in the right direction to returning the meaning back to the day. What is needed is a full return to the original day of observance. Set aside one day out of the year for the nation to get together to remember, reflect and honor those who have given their all in service to their country.
But what may be needed to return the solemn, and even sacred, spirit back to Memorial Day is for a return to its traditional day of observance. Many feel that when Congress made the day into a three-day weekend in with the National Holiday Act of 1971, it made it all the easier for people to be distracted from the spirit and meaning of the day. As the VFW stated in its 2002 Memorial Day address: “Changing the date merely to create three-day weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day. No doubt, this has contributed greatly to the general public’s nonchalant observance of Memorial Day.”
On January 19, 1999 Senator Inouye introduced bill S 189 to the Senate which proposes to restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day back to May 30th instead of “the last Monday in May”. On April 19, 1999 Representative Gibbons introduced the bill to the House (H.R. 1474). The bills were referred the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Government Reform.
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To date, there has been no further developments on the bill. Please write your Representative and your Senators, urging them to support these bills. You can also contact Mr. Inouye to let him know of your support.
Visit our Help Restore the Traditional Day of Observance page for more information on this issue, and for more ways you can help.
To see what day Memorial Day falls on for the next 10 years, visit the Memorial Day Calendar page.
Sources and related links:
Boalsburg, Pa., Birthplace of Memorial Day
DC City Pages: History of Memorial Day
General Logan Biography
General Logan’s General Order 11
Help Restore the Traditional Day of Observance of Memorial Day
Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 from Duke University)
How to Observe Memorial Day
Memorial Day Events – Dept of Veterans Affairs
“The Office of Public Affairs provides this page of items that may be of special interest to veterans and customers.”
The Origins of Memorial Day
Roy, Nuhn. Portfolio: To Honor The Memory of the Departed. American History Illustrated 1982 17: 20-25.
S 189 and H.R. 1474, bills to restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day.
“S. Con. Res. 100″, resolution for a National Moment of Remembrance.
Statement on Signing the National Moment of Remembrance Act
Today in History: May 30
American Memory project, The Library of Congress
VFW’s “Buddy” Poppy program
Waterloo, Official Birthplace of Memorial Day
Centre County PAGenWeb–Boalsburg: Memorial Day Birthplace
Centre County PAGenWeb–Boalsburg: Memorial Day Birthplace
Here is the most popular editorial every written by “Ameritianity” – thousands of you responded positively. However, “FOXNEWS.COM” and “FOXNATION.COM” have banned it from being posted on their blogs. Please copy and paste this editorial on as many of FOX’s blogs as possible:
“Sometimes we look at what is taking place in America and ask “why in the world is Obama doing this” since everything he does and touches seems to make matters worse. This may be a good time to refresh folks memories about the plan, methodology, objectives, and goals of Obama and company.
Americans must realize that we are in a situation today that we have never been in before – - we have never had a truly EVIL president before. We have been conditioned to discount any possibility of a “conspiracy” when we are actually living in denial of a conspiracy that started decades ago and is playing out right before our eyes as we refuse to take the required action against it because we would like to think it can’t happen in our America:
(1) Destroy America as we have known her in every arena possible – to remake America on a Godless foundation;
(2) Remove all Christian Influence in America & promote Islam & Godlessness;
(3) Destroy Capitalism and replace it with Communist Socialism;
(4) Destroy our political & financial influence capability in the world since our military cannot be defeated – they can ONLY defeat America from within;
(5) Create the appearance that NOTHING in America works anymore – Economy – Political System – Education – Healthcare – Military – Traditional Families – Marriage – Communications – Media – the Legal System – our Constitution – the Jury System – Childrearing – The Church, etc.;
(6) Destroy the dollar, the markets, and our economy as much as possible – leaving only the Federal Government for people to depend on as the only entity that can print more money;
(7) Keep America dependent on oil, products, & services provided by our enemies which are financially supported by our purchase of the products, services, & resources we discovered, created, and developed because their systems were incapable of doing so;
(8) Get as many people working for or dependent upon the Federal Government as possible – including UNIONS which in many cases are an extension of a Socialist government;
(9) Create disharmony by allowing massive immigration into America by people who do not seek to assimilate but to conquer & retake thus creating social unrest in an otherwise peaceful American culture;
(10) Force minority ideas and beliefs upon Americans under the guise of “Freedom & Tolerance” like Is lam which neither respects our Constitution or the concept of Freedom of Religion while demanding the same freedom in order to gain power through infiltration & invasion;
(11) Remove wealth from citizens since wealth is power & all power must be in the hands of a few and government – much like the Party Elite of the USSR, as with GE making BILLIONS and paying no taxes and UNIONS being given the assets of auto companies which are taken from the stockowners after the unions drive the companies into the ground;
(12) Overextend everything including our military, social services, healthcare;
(13) Follow Liberal Christian Leaders who have led to the demise of the influence of Christianity in our Society, in Government, and in Business while they promote a distorted view of “Freedom of Religion” and “Separation of Church and State” which denies the Christian Foundation upon which America is built and denies God’s desire and willingness to bless the nation in which His People “… humble themselves and pray ….”
The Crisis we see in America today is no accident and it has not come about naturally!
“The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.”
“Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules,” Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system’s failure to “live up” to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist “rule book” with a socialist one.
“Their strategy to create political, financial, and social chaos that would result in revolution blended Alinsky concepts with their more aggressive efforts at bringing about a change in U.S. government. To achieve their revolutionary change, Cloward and Piven sought to use a cadre of aggressive organizers assisted by friendly news media to force a re-distribution of the nation’s wealth.”
“By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere. Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention.”
In 2012, we must defeat Socialism, Communism, Statism, Humanism, Internationalism, Marxism . . . all of which support Obama. Failing to defeat the Obama machine may mean that we lose America for our children and grand children.
h/t AT Brinker:
Great video, just keep on spending !!!
Line Blog held a prize competition for $100,000 for whoever can most effectively and creatively dramatize the significance of the federal debt crisis. Any creative product was eligible: videos, songs, paintings, screenplays, Power Point presentations, essays, performance art, or anything else. Several entries have gotten a lot of attention and a lot of views or listens. But unquestionably, the most popular so far is Doorbell. If you haven’t yet seen it, here it is.
What do the Academy Awards have to do with Election Integrity in Oregon?
Short answer – in the future in Oregon, EVERYTHING and nothing.
The company “Everyone Counts” is the company who actually creates the online balloting system for absentee/military voting. This system is being tried on a trial basis in Oregon. As a software quality engineer and engineering manager for 30 years, I know a little bit about computer security, and computer systems. The electronic election system is SO UNSECURE that fraud will be a foregone conclusion. Of course, with the liberal stranglehold on this state, and our illustrious Kate Brown as secretary of State, I betcha that the security around Electronic voting for the Oscars (premiering in 2013) will be a whole lot more secure than the system that is being used for our military and handicapped Oregon citizens!
I have a hard time taking Paul seriously as a Republican – considering that as far back as I can remember, he’s been running for the top job as a libertarian. Isn’t it funny that he never got noticed until he is running in the GOP, yet his supporters will mutiny unless the GOP does what they want? There have been widespread threats that “Paulbots” will not vote GOP unless their candidate is given the nod, therefore resulting in another loss for the GOP, and accordingly, obama’s re-election.
If Ron Paul supporters really believe that holding the GOP at gunpoint is going to be effective, and force the GOP to make Ron Paul their candidate, or they’ll take their toys and go home, they really don’t care about America, do they? Not saying that their candidate doesn’t have merit, because I can hold my nose and say that yes, some of the things Paul says do have relevance. BUT – can you imagine the furor if Romney supporters said “I won’t vote Republican unless my candidate gets the vote”??? I can’t imagine anything that would make obama happier than blackmail by members (??) of the republican party.
From OREGON CATALYST
by In the news Saturday, February 18. 2012
by Janice Dysinger
“This is just housekeeping legislation.” The Oregon Legislative House Rules Committee is looking at HB 4174. One of the things covered in this bill is related to election security: Secretary of State Kate Brown’s continuing attempt to set aside ORS 254.483. She says this law, mandating the destruction of unused ballots at 8 PM on Election Day, is poorly written, confusing, and left over from election laws in force prior to the institution of vote by mail. The elections offices do not follow this law currently. Blank ballots are kept in the elections office throughout an election cycle.
While I applaud Kate Brown for wanting to be a good housekeeper, I feel obligated to point out a few things regarding our election practices.
A few years ago, several of us started focusing our efforts on observing the election procedures in Multnomah County. We enlisted the help of several Oregonians including Andrew Nisbet and his associate Robert McCullough of McCullough Research. McCullough Research discovered and investigated the Enron scandal from its office in Portland, Oregon. In 2010, they were kind enough to come and evaluate the electronic security of election practices in Multnomah County as a public service. Their report can be read here. After their evaluation, they let the Multnomah County Elections Division know of their concerns. Since then, we have presented these findings to County Commissioners, the County Auditor, and State Legislators.
Oregon law provides a check to insure our elections are fair: a public test of the counting machines. Tabulation of the ballots is supposed to be electronically isolated from outside influences. The system is, except for the fact that an untested USB drive collects the report from the Unity Machine USB port each time the election results are updated. That USB drive is taken to the outer office and put in one of the untested PCs in the office. The results of the election are then disseminated to the public through the media and reported to the Secretary of State’s office. The same procedure is repeated each time there is an update. We observed a box of USB drives in the ballot counting room, just sitting on a shelf next to the Unity Machine. Are the USB drives reused? These USB drives and the outside PCs (which are connected to the Internet) are not part of the public test that establishes the security of the election. Robert McCullough advised me that this does not meet industry standard for security. He said “It is similar to leaving keys to a convertible car in the ignition, parking it outside on the curb, and walking away. No one may have stolen it yet, but it is vulnerable.”
ORS 254.074 says the Secretary of State must approve of the ‘secret security plan’ for the Elections Office or the election will not go forward. It is her duty to see that the process is secure. Much of the plan is unavailable to the public as it is part of a ”secret security plan’. If there are breaches in the security, the Secretary of State is not obligated to tell the public. (sub section 3)
If the Unity Machine were to become compromised by malware, as McCullough reports is possible, and if someone were to call for a recount, we would see if the results in the precinct boxes matched the Unity Machine report. That is a valid check. Except…. in a regular election in Multnomah County, there are tens of thousands of extra blank ballots at the elections office because ORS 254.483 is being purposefully ignored. Could these ballots be utilized for mischief, to alter the precinct box count? Additionally, another 30-40 thousand returned undeliverable ballots are kept as ‘archival documents’ for as long as 7 months after an election, each with a blank ballot inside. These ballots left in play leave our elections vulnerable to fraud.
Oregon Legislators must retain ORS 254.483 as the law. The Secretary of State needs to be required to follow it. Our Unity Machine needs to be isolated electronically, USB drives removed and software inspected with both political parties present and able to see the software. There is a simple solution for obtaining the election results: a printer. Scan the printed results into the office PCs for dissemination to the public and the Secretary of State’s office. Shred all blank ballots in the Election office at 8 PM on election night as the law requires. It’s time for some REAL housekeeping.
254.074 County elections security plan. (1) Each county clerk shall file a county elections security plan with the Secretary of State not later than:
(a) January 31 of each calendar year; and
(b) One business day after any revision is made to the county elections security plan.
(2) A county elections security plan shall include, but is not limited to:
(a) A written security agreement entered into with any vendor handling ballots;
(b) Security procedures for transporting ballots;
(c) Security procedures at official places of deposit for ballots;
(d) Security procedures for processing ballots;
(e) Security procedures governing election observers;
(f) Security procedures for ballots located in county elections work areas, buildings and storage areas;
(g) Security procedures for vote tally systems, including computer access to vote tally systems;
(h) Security procedures for scanning ballots into a vote tally system before the date of the election, if applicable; and
(i) Post-election ballot security.
(3) A security plan developed and filed under this section is confidential and not subject to disclosure under ORS 192.410 to 192.505.
(4) A county clerk may not scan ballots as described in ORS 254.478 unless the Secretary of State reviews and approves a security plan under this section. [2001 c.965 §48; 2009 c.592 §2]
254.483 Procedures after 8 p.m. on election day; unused ballots. Immediately after 8 p.m. on the day of an election:
(1) The county clerk shall destroy all unused absentee and regular ballots in the county clerk’s possession.
(2) Each county shall provide for the security of, and shall account for, unused ballots. [Formerly 254.475; 2007 c.154 §43]
Are you watching all the politics around you, throwing up your hands in dusgust?
You know the problem is with “the party”, and “the establishment”, so it’s just the way it is. Nothing you can do.
YOU’RE WRONG. You can get involved. No, not by running for public office. Well, not really. Become an elected Precinct Committee Person (PCP). In Oregon, a county is divided into smaller “chunks” based roughly on the number of voters in that area. A Committee Person is someone elected by the Republican voters in that area, who lives either in that area, or in an adjacent precinct.
A PCP is not, in this case, a street drug. A PCP is the entry level position for the citizen activist to REALLY start getting involved and making a difference.
So you look at me like I’m out of my mind. “Are you kidding? I don’t want to CAMPAIGN for anything.”
Do you know three registered Republicans in your precinct who would vote for you? Well, then, in most cases, you’re in. That’s all it takes. And one of those people can be you.
Once you’re elected, you’re an official of your county GOP. You’ll be asked to attend several meetings a year – usually about one a quarter. Since you’re an elected PCP, you have a vote at those meetings. There is a lot of opportunity to influence your local and state parties at this point. Roll up your sleeves, and dig in. Now’s when it gets exciting!
As an elected PCP, I vote in all county party elections for leadership, including all the delegates to the Oregon State GOP convention.
Quit complaining, get involved! The filing deadline to get on the 2012 May ballot in Oregon is March 6th. You can get the form at PCP Form Link. Print out several to share with like-minded friends and family. Get them into your local elections office, and start on that road to getting involved!