For Utah vets, Pearl Harbor memories still vivid

Yes, It’s Pearl Harbor Day, and the first part of this article is near and dear to me, because I am a Registered Nurse.

From The Salt Lake Tribune:

Twenty-one times the bell tolled, once for each Utah serviceman who gave his life defending his country during the surprise Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor 67 years ago.

It was a quiet Sunday morning on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes suddenly appeared in the sky over the U.S. Navy’s Hawaiian base, bombing and torpedoing most of America’s Pacific fleet in an attack that would draw the country into World War II.

For the Utahns who survived the attack, memories of that day are still vivid — the carnage on Battleship Row where the USS Arizona burned, the bravery of their comrades who fought back and others who rose up in quiet valor against the assault.

Utahn Bob Pierce, of Providence, nursing a broken ankle from a baseball game, was outside the base hospital and on his way to church when he saw the first Japanese plane overhead.

“At first, I thought it was a mock attack,” Pierce said, addressing a small crowd that had gathered Sunday for the annual memorial service held by the Utah chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. “It quickly became apparent, though, that wasn’t the case.”

One memory stands out for him. It is the image of the hospital’s nurses who were housed in a Quonset hut near the hospital. As the sound of exploding bombs thundered all around, the nurses began spilling out of the hut’s doors.

“They were all in a tizzy and didn’t know what to do,” Pierce said, adding that just a few minutes later the first flat-bed truck showed up with wounded. ” The moment they saw the bodies, everything changed. They didn’t hesitate a moment. They knew what needed to be done.”

Please read the rest; there is something for everyone to remember at this time. Folks there is truth in the saying “somethings change and some things stay the same” 911 comes to mind. Go with God all our brave soldiers.
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FYI: Unsuccessful attempts to amend the U.S. Constitution

Since the Looney Left has won and our country is in the process of being run by Looonatics I have decided it’s about time us normal, sane conseratives are edumacated. (ebonics will make a come back now, guess why?) So go read the whole thing and become edumacated. 🙂

From Wikipedia:

The United States Constitution has been amended 27 times since the Constitution was ratified in 1788. Far more proposals to amend the country’s supreme law are unsuccessful.

Up to 200 amendments are typically proposed in Congress each term.[1] But only 33 such proposals in U.S. history (including the 27 that were ratified) have received the two-thirds vote in Congress necessary to present them to the states. The framers intended that it be difficult to change the Constitution, but not so difficult as to render it an inflexible instrument of government. Their prescription drew upon their experience with the Articles of Confederation, which had been the United States’ previous supreme law since 1781, and which required a unanimous vote of 13 states to amend. This unanimity proved impossible to obtain, and the framers therefore laid out a less stringent process for amending the Constitution in Article V.

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Daschle to Oversee Obama’s Health Transition Team

Oh come on now I thought we got rid of this idiot. Thanks for the next four years all you left wing wack jobs.

From CNSNews:

An official with President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team says former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will oversee Obama’s health policy working group.

Daschle had been a close adviser to Obama throughout the Illinois senator’s campaign for the White House. Daschle, who represented South Dakota in the Senate, recently wrote a book on his proposals to improve health care and is working with former Senate majority leaders on recommendations to improve the system.

The official revealed plans for Daschle on grounds of anonymity in the absence of any official announcement. The focus of the working groups is to develop proposals and plans for action for the next administration.

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The Republican Party is Clueless

The GOP lost for the same reason I am not a Republican, they have lost their Conservative, Constitutional Foundation
They ran a liberal Republican and got their backside handed to them. Yet they still think just right of center is the way to go? Tim Pawlenty and the GOP did not learn their lesson. They are continuing to talk about inclusiveness over principles.

Hey! Republican Party! Stop trying to win elections and start standing firm on Conservative principles! Their is no need for “Neo-Conservatism” look where that has gotten you, temporary success at winning elections and the people have become disgusted with you.

Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson Issues Open Letter to Nation’s Sportsmen Regarding Obama’s History in the Illinois Senate

CHICAGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is the text of an open letter to the nation’s hunters and sportsmen issued today by Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson:

Fellow Sportsman,

Hello, my name is Rich Pearson and I have been active in the firearm
rights movement for over 40 years. For the past 15 years, I have served in
the Illinois state capitol as the chief lobbyist for the Illinois State
Rifle Association.

I lobbied Barack Obama extensively while he was an Illinois State
Senator. As a result of that experience, I know Obama’s attitudes toward
guns and gun owners better than anyone. The truth be told, in all my years
in the Capitol I have never met a legislator who harbors more contempt for
the law-abiding firearm owner than does Barack Obama.

Although Obama claims to be an advocate for the 2nd Amendment, his
voting record in the Illinois Senate paints a very different picture. While
a state senator, Obama voted for a bill that would ban nearly every hunting
rifle, shotgun and target rifle owned by Illinois citizens. That same bill
would authorize the state police to raid homes of gun owners to forcibly
confiscate banned guns. Obama supported a bill that would shut down
law-abiding firearm manufacturers including Springfield Armory, Armalite,
Rock River Arms and Les Baer. Obama also voted for a bill that would
prohibit law-abiding citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month.

Without a doubt, Barack Obama has proven himself to be an enemy of the
law abiding firearm owner. At the same time, Obama has proven himself to be
a friend to the hardened criminal. While a state senator, Obama voted 4
times against legislation that would allow a homeowner to use a firearm in
defense of home and family.

Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a “friend” of the law-abiding
gun owner?

And speaking of friends, you can always tell a person by the company
they keep. Obama counts among his friends the Rev. Michael Pfleger – a
renegade Chicago priest who has openly called for the murder of gun shop
owners and pro-gun legislators. Then there is his buddy Richard Daley, the
mayor of Chicago who has declared that if it were up to him, nobody would
be allowed to own a gun. And let’s not forget Obama’s pal George Soros –
the guy who has pumped millions of dollars into the UN’s international
effort to disarm law-abiding citizens.

Obama has shown that he is more than willing to use other people’s
money to fund his campaign to take your guns away from you. While a board
member of the leftist Joyce Foundation, Barack Obama wrote checks for tens
of millions of dollars to extremist gun control organizations such as the
Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the Violence Policy Center.

Does Barack Obama still sound to you like a “friend” of the law-abiding
gun owner?

By now, I’m sure that many of you have received mailings from an
organization called “American Hunters and Shooters Association(AHSA)”
talking about what a swell fellow Obama is and how he honors the 2nd
Amendment and how you will never have to worry about Obama coming to take
your guns. Let me make it perfectly clear – everything the AHSA says about
Obama is pure hogwash. The AHSA is headed by a group of left-wing elitists
who subscribe to the British view of hunting and shooting. That is, a state
of affairs where hunting and shooting are reserved for the wealthy
upper-crust who can afford guided hunts on exclusive private reserves. The
AHSA is not your friend, never will be.

In closing, I’d like to remind you that I’m a guy who has actually gone
nose to nose with Obama on gun rights issues. The Obama I know cannot even
begin to identify with this nation’s outdoor traditions. The Obama I know
sees you, the law abiding gun owner, as nothing but a low-class lummox who
is easily swayed by the flash of a smile and a ration of rosy rhetoric. The
Obama I know is a stony-faced liar who has honed his skill at getting what
he wants – so long as people are willing to give it to him.

That’s the Barack Obama I know.

The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and
responsible firearms ownership. Founded in 1903, the ISRA has represented
the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.


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Top insurer forces employees to study Buddhist teachings

Just in case our Uncooperative Readers and Uncooperative Listens of our radio show haven’t noticed; we are an equal opportunity critic of all; even Buddha.

From worldnetdaily

A former Prudential Insurance manager is preparing legal action against the company, claiming she was fired after blowing the whistle on mandatory Eastern religious exercises that included chanting the Hindu mantra “om” in darkened rooms.

Prudential Insurance Co.’s southern California real estate division also required managers to read a Buddhist book, charges the Christian ex-employee, whose name has been withheld pending formal action.

The former manager’s lawyer, Richard Ackerman of Ackerman Cowles & Associates, has written a letter to Prudential demanding the company stop requiring participation in the religious practices and warning he has been retained to pursue claims of religious discrimination, “hostile environment” and harassment against his client that led to her termination.

Ok this is over the top. I believe in freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. But I certainly do not believe in “FORCED RELIGION”. Where is the ACLU? ooohhh I forgot, they only go after Christians. lol

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U.S. Navy Sends Warship to Keep Watch Over Ukrainian Vessel Seized by Somali Pirates

In the midst of all the political nonsense that is the loooong tiresome presidential run, you people must know that there are other things going on in the world. And it’s my job to tell you. lol lol
From the AP
MOGADISHU, Somalia — As a heavily armed U.S. destroyer patrolled nearby and planes flew overhead Sunday, a Somali pirate spokesman told The Associated Press his group was demanding a $20 million ransom to release a cargo ship loaded with Russian tanks.

The guided missile destroyer USS Howard was stationed off the Somali coast on Sunday, making sure that the pirates did not remove the tanks, ammunition and other heavy weapons from the ship, which was anchored off the coast.

But the pirate spokesman warned that the pirates would fight to the death if any country tried military action to regain the ship, and a man who said he was the ship’s captain reported that one crew member had died.

Pirates seized the Ukrainian-operated ship Faina off the coast of Somalia on Thursday as it headed to Kenya carrying 33 Russian-built T-72 tanks and a substantial amount of ammunition and spare parts. The ordnance was ordered by the Kenyan government.

A spokesman for the U.S. 5th fleet said the Navy remained “deeply concerned” over the fate of the ship’s 21-member crew and cargo.

In a rare gesture of cooperation, the Americans appeared to be keeping an eye on the Faina until the Russian missile frigate Neustrashimy, or Intrepid, reaches the area. The Russian ship was still in the Atlantic on Sunday, the Russian navy reported.

So what happened to the “mexican standoff with Russia”? Whats up with President Bushes back bone? I know I keep asking questions of ya’ll but it’s just because I care and want ya to think!Technorati Tags: , , ,