Melanie Morgan

Advocating on Behalf of the American Military and Defense on the War on Terror

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  • Where's the Bounce?

    After the major media declared President Obama "resurrected" from his stunning defeats in the last election cycle, I wondered if that wasn't, ahem, a bit premature. Okay, out-and-out stupid is what I was really thinking.

    Obama has won nothing politically.

    His polls prove it.

    After 'progress,' Obama rating stays
    President Obama has averaged a 46 percent approval rating since November. AP Photo Close

    The spate of legislative accomplishments in the lame-duck session celebrated by the White House appears to have had little effect on President Obama’s approval rating, according to Gallup’s latest tracking poll.

    Between Dec. 26 and 28 – soon after Obama arrived in Hawaii for his Christmas vacation – Obama’s approval rating was 47 percent, two points lower than his rating from the previous week, Gallup reports. He has averaged a 46 percent rating since November. 

    Before leaving for Hawaii, Obama called an end-of-the-year press conference to recall some of Congress’s final moves, like repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” ratifying the START pact with Russia and passing his tax-cut plan with Republicans. He labeled the activity “a season of progress for the American people.” 

    The poll’s results were based on interviews with 1,531 adults.

  • NY Post Excloo: Blizzard Clean Up Slowdown on Purpose

    I wonder what President Obama will have to say to his super close pal Andy Stern, President of the SEIU, and all his other government employees BFF's during their weekly lunch get together.

    Especially after the New York Post reports that New York City snow plows were kept garaged in order to get more money. Killing people in the process.

    These garbage men really stink.

    Selfish Sanitation Departmentbosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts -- a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles, The Post has learned.

    Miles of roads stretching from as north as Whitestone, Queens, to the south shore of Staten Island still remained treacherously unplowed last night because of the shameless job action, several sources and a city lawmaker said, which was over a raft of demotions, attrition and budget cuts.

    OH, BABY, IT’S SLUSH A MESS! Martina George and her grandkids get mired in slush yesterday in Chelsea.
    William Farrington
    OH, BABY, IT’S SLUSH A MESS! Martina George and her grandkids get mired in slush yesterday in Chelsea.
    Photos: Blizzard hits New York City

    "They sent a message to the rest of the city that these particular labor issues are more important," said City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Queens), who was visited yesterday by a group of guilt-ridden sanitation workers who confessed the shameless plot.

    Halloran said he met with three plow workers from the Sanitation Department -- and two Department of Transportation supervisors who were on loan -- at his office after he was flooded with irate calls from constituents.

    PHOTOS FROM THE STORM

    STORIES FROM THE BLIZZARD

    TAKING A PLOWER NAP

    NO SENSE OF MTA URGENCY

    VIDEO: BLOOMBERG: WE DID NOT DO A GOOD JOB

    The snitches "didn't want to be identified because they were afraid of retaliation," Halloran said. "They were told [by supervisors] to take off routes [and] not do the plowing of some of the major arteries in a timely manner. They were told to make the mayor pay for the layoffs, the reductions in rank for the supervisors, shrinking the rolls of the rank-and-file."

    New York's Strongest used a variety of tactics to drag out the plowing process -- and pad overtime checks -- which included keeping plows slightly higher than the roadways and skipping over streets along their routes, the sources said.

    The snow-removal snitches said they were told to keep their plows off most streets and to wait for orders before attacking the accumulating piles of snow.

    They said crews normally would have been more aggressive in com bating a fierce, fast-moving bliz zard like the one that barreled in on Sunday and blew out the next morning



    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/sanit_filthy_snow_slow_mo_qH57MZwC53QKOJlekSSDJK#ixzz19bwQTCIm

  • Chris Liu, American Hero

     

    COLFAX, CA - WORLD EXCLUSIVE: The airline pilot who lost his federally-issued gun and badge for posting video on YouTube critical of airport security has chosen to go public with his identity.

    "My name is Chris Liu and I'm an airline pilot," Liu said during an exclusive interview Monday with News10 at his home in Colfax.

    Liu's cell phone video tour of securityat San Francisco International Airport led to a team of six federal agents and sheriff's deputies coming to his home on Dec. 2 to take his handgun and Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) credentials.

    Liu's state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon was also suspended by the Placer County sheriff.

    Liu contacted News10 last Tuesday to share his story, but insisted that neither he nor his airline be identified for fear of retaliation.

    Liu decided to reveal his identity Monday because he wants to become actively involved in changing what he believes is a major flaw in airport security.

    "I just found a disparity between what happens upstairs and what happens downstairs," Liu explained.

    As Liu pointed out in the video, pilots and flight crew are subjected to real-time TSA security screening while ground crew are not. "Upstairs they're going through the metal detectors and the X-ray machines, and downstairs they're swiping a card," he said.

    News10 established a relationship with the Liu family last July after theirrental home in Sacramento's Oak Park was destroyed by an arsonist. Four firefighters were injured when the house exploded.

    Although Liu is no longer an FFDO, his flight status with his airline has not changed. Liu's wife, Sandra, said she worries about repercussions from the publicity, but supported her husband's decision to go public.

    "I think my husband was very courageous. He did what he believed what right," Sandra said. "It's not all about us. It's about the safety of every American."

    by George Warren, GWarren@news10.net

     

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    Copyright 2010 / All Rights Reserved



  • Chrissy Matthews Most Excellent Christmas

    For those of you who have never visited the creative geniuses (genii?) atI Own the World, this might get you motivated.

    Behold, the Lean Forward Network’s Chrissy Matthews wears his favorite Christmas present — the Dork Bike Helmet.  We’ve heard he refuses to remove it, because it helps him sleep peacefully in his bed at night.

     

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  • Make It So, First

    Chiarelli says troops need more home time

    Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army's vice chief of staff, says troops need more time between deployments to ease the emotional strain and to curb occurrences of post-traumatic stress disorder.

    "We need more time at home between deployments," Chiarelli told ABC's Christiane Amanpour in an interview aired Sunday on "This Week."

    "I went to an aviation brigade of about 1,500 folks. Those senior pilots in that brigade, those individuals who have been flying mission after mission — 62 percent... [were] on their third deployment and almost 40 percent were on their fourth deployment with very, very little time at home."

    Chiarelli emphasized that repeated and sustained deployments affect "everything" in the lives of those who have taken multiple trips to Iraq and Afghanistan — from increased suicide rates in men to struggles faced by women who lose custody battles for their children.

    "It affects everything: it affects the divorce rate, it affects substance abuse. It affects everything. We've tried to take our focus and shift it," he said.

    The general also pointed to a serious lag in time between "initiating events" that trigger PTSD and when those who are affected seek treatment. Chiarelli said there is typically a 12-year gap between the event and treatment, citing civilian figures from the National Institute of Mental Health.

    "The issue isn't that they finally seek help. It's all the things that happen in between," Chiarelli said, repeating drug abuse, anger management issues and high divorce rates as common problems among troops.

  • Is it Over? Is it REALLY Over in Alaska?

    Fairbanks, Alaska. December 26, 2010 -- Joe Miller, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, will not oppose state certification of the U.S. Senate race in Alaska. For the sake of the integrity of the election, Miller will go forward with the federal suit, which was filed last month, but required a final determination by the Alaska state court to proceed further. He will be filing a motion in federal court to stay the post certification election contest timeline until after the federal case has concluded.

    “After careful consideration and seeking the counsel of people whose opinion I respect and trust, I have decided that the federal case must go forward. The integrity of the election is vital and ultimately the rule of law must be our standard. Nevertheless, I have also decided to withdraw our opposition to the certification of the election, ensuring that Alaska will have its full delegation seated when the 112th Congress convenes next month.” Miller added, “This decision will allow Alaskans to focus on bringing fairness and transparency to our elections process without distraction of the certification issue.”

    In its court filings, the Miller legal team pointed out several issues that require further review including: whether the U.S. Constitution’s Election Clause was violated by ignoring the legislature’s mandatory provisions for write-in candidates; whether the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause was violated by the different vote counting standards that were applied, dependent on the candidate in question; and other issues such as at least hundreds of felons voting and at least hundreds of ballots being filled out by a handful of people.

    Miller stated, “We want the end result of this legal action to be for the people of Alaska to not only have full faith in the outcome of this race, but a confidence in the manner in which elections will be conducted in our state in the future. Election integrity is vital.”

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  • He Lives! Lee Rodgers Recovers!

    Lee Rodgers, foe of stupidity and friend to none who annoy, is back amongst the living. My former co-host at KSFO radio is emerging from a death-defying series of unfortunate medical circumstances.

    It's a Christmas miracle!

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    I'll re-print his words from his blog. And now if someone, anyone, will let please let him know that you don't capitalize every word on the Internet, we'll have Mr. Cranky Pants into the 21st century :-)

    DUE TO WIFI I AM NOW ABLE TO USE MY LAPTOP IN THE HOSPITAL TO COMMUNICATE.

    HERE'S THE HIGHLY ABBREVIATED EXPLANATION OF MY ABSENCE.

    IN SEPTEMBER A ROUTINE EXAM REVEALED SOME ARTERIAL BLOCKAGES IN MY HEART.  ANGIOPLASTY TURNED OUT NOT TO BE AN OPTION SO I HAD A QUADRUPLE BYPASS FOLLOWED BY A SEVERE GALL BLADDER ATTACK WHICH RESULTED IN ANOTHER SURGERY AND FURTHER COMPLICATIONS WHICH REQUIRED EVEN MORE SURGERY.

    I INSISTED MY WIFE TELL NEITHER MY FAMILY NOR FRIENDS ABOUT THIS BECAUSE (A) IT WOULD WORRY THEM NEEDLESSLY SINCE (B) THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO TO HELP ANYWAY.

    I AM NOW WELL ON MY WAY TO RECOVERY THANKS TO THE RELENTLESS DRIVE BY MY WIFE SUSAN TO MAKE SURE I GET THE BEST MEDICAL CARE POSSIBLE. 

    MORE LATER, BUT IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK!


    Lee Rodgers"...and now, if you'll excuse me..."
    radiorodgers1@yahoo.com
  • Tis the Season to Celebrate Jesus, Not Obama

    From my friend Lloyd Marcus, singer/songrwriter and Tea Party Express member.

     

    "..While minding my own business reading emails, I was included with numerous recipients receiving a holiday greeting email from a dear black relative. The email reminded us that the holidays are a great time to be “thankful for” the “blessing” of having Obama as president. The email oozed with syrupy over-the-top praise of Obama including his, (and I quote), “room-lighting” smile.

    Remarkably ill-informed and distorted, the email listed every item of Obama's hostile takeover of our country as blessings to be “thankful for”(http://blackwaterdog.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/im-greatful-2/)

    Fighting my gag reflex and not wanting to make waves, I was about to simply delete the absurd propaganda email. However, an earlier phone conversation with my 83 year old dad led me to decide to respond to the liberal bull-crap.

    Dad, Dr./Rev. Lloyd Marcus Sr., has always been a great source of wisdom and inspiration for me. As we chatted over the phone, I thought, “Wow, at 83, Dad is as sharp and bright as ever”.

    Jesus said we are the salt of the earth. But, if the salt has lost it's savor, it is useless”, said Dad. Dad also quoted the scripture about letting your light shine rather than hiding it.

    Liberals freely spout their rhetoric as if it were gospel, while conservatives tend to be careful, non confrontational and low key about their beliefs. And still, conservatives are branded by liberals as pushy and intolerant.

    I thought, “My relative chose to include me as a recipient of her “Obama is Just Below Jesus” holiday greeting email”. I know the truth about Obama. Thus, it is my duty to share that truth. America is under attack by an evil enemy within. Patriots must be salt and light; boldly standing up for truth and righteousness.

    There are several issues I could have shared to explain why Obama is bad for America. However, since my relative is a Christian, I thought it wise to inform her of Obama's policies which do not align with her Christian values.

    I sent my response via, “reply all” for everyone on her list to receive it. Prayerfully, at least one person on her list will see the light. Here is my reply.

    . . . . . “Hi Folks, I DO NOT share my politics with those I know disagree. However, this email  praising Obama was sent to me. Thus, my reply. As a Christian, when casting my vote for president, I had the audacity to look
    beyond Obama's skin color and at the man.

    Obama is pro abortion. 50% of black babies are aborted. (Blackgenocide.org)

    Obama is pro partial birth abortion. Everything except the baby's head is delivered. Scissors are inserted into the baby's brain to kill it. They justify this hideous murder by claiming it is for the health of the mother. 99.9% of the time, it is because the mother says she is not emotionally ready for a baby. Why is Obama pro abortion? Answer: To guarantee the radical feminist vote.

    Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, with Obama's blessing, said within the next ten days he hopes to pass a law permitting gays to serve openly in the military.

    Obama canceled the White House National Day of Prayer because, in his own words, “Did not wish to offend anyone”. And yet, he permitted the Muslims to celebrate their day of prayer on Capitol Hill.

    Though vilified for being a black who refuses to worship at the feet of Obama simply because he is the first black president, I choose to answer to a higher authority.

    Y'all have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year.” . . . . .

    I received a speedy reply to the above email from my Obama loving relative. Amazingly, she and her liberal friends who also replied totally ignored every point I made about Obama. My relative accused me of being offensive and of spouting republican talking points. Her liberal friends were annoyed with me. Their consensus was “how dare I reply disagreeing”.

    Typically liberal, they feel free to send me unsolicited liberal crap. But, if I reply with a conservative point of view, I am a jerk. Still, I believe, by faith, that my “salting” made a difference. Someone on my relative's list will be compelled to seek the truth.

    My relative's response is typical of blacks emotionally seduced by Obama. Though as a Christian, she would never admit it and may not even realize it, I believe my relative's blind loyalty to Obama is rooted in her suppressed “black racism”.

    Encouragingly, there are a growing number of black Christians awakening from their Obama trance; no longer able to justify sacrificing Godly principles for loyalty to skin color. It is critical that white conservatives not be intimidated and black conservatives continue sharing the truth with black America."

     

    Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
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  • AAh-Choo!

     Howdy folks!

     

    Sorry for the prolonged abscence from my website but I have been super sick with a cold, and forced to travel to Los Angeles (the floods were exciting but the mud - not so much.)

    I'm back with a gossipy report on fellow Marin talk show host Michael Savage now tussling with my former boss Mark Masters at TRN. Nobody likes to be sued. But hey! it's show biz!

     

     

    "...Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage has filed a lawsuit against his syndicator Talk Radio Network, claiming TRN is attempting to force him into “indentured servitude.”

    Savage’s contract with TRN expires at the end of the year, and he has received an offer to move his show to Courtside Radio, which is headed by Norman Pattiz, founder of industry giant Westwood One.

    According to court papers, the proposed Savage network would have links to the RightNetwork, an on-demand video service backed by actor Kelsey Grammer and sports and media mogul Ed Snider. Savage’s contract with Pattiz offers him 1 percent of the equity in the fledgling network.

    TRN has the right to match an outside offer and has attempted to do so, but Savage asserts in his suit filed Monday that TRN’s proposal falls short of the offer from Courtside Radio. For example, he argues that TRN can’t match the stock equity offer proffered by RightNetwork.

    Savage’s suit filed in federal court in the Northern District of California states: “Through the use of illegal and unenforceable contract provisions . . . and other strong-arm tactics designed to intimidate Dr. Savage, TRN is attempting to force Dr. Savage into accepting a sub-standard agreement containing what can only be described as an indentured servitude provision.”

    The suit claims the TRN offer falls short financially and contains anticompetitive provisions that limit Savage’s negotiating rights and other terms not in the Courtside proposal.

    The lawsuit also maintains that Savage’s show — which currently reaches about 8 million listeners a week — would receive “greater publicity” by moving to Westwood One’s Courtside Radio, and charges that TRN is attempting to “force him into an arbitration that wholly ignores his due process rights.”

    Savage seeks a declaration that TRN failed to match Courtside’s offer and that an arbitration provisions in his TRN contract is illegal and unenforceable.

    Without a favorable court ruling, Savage’s suit states, he faces the “significant risk of losing the Courtside opportunity, which is valued at several million dollars, and being forced to submit into an illegal arbitration.”

    TRN’s President and CEO Mark Masters said: “Michael’s lawsuit against us is unjustified and frivolous” and “we are 100 percent confident that the courts will justify our position.”

    Talkers magazine reports that Savage is the third-most listened to radio host in the nation behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, and his show is currently aired on more than 300 stations across the nation."



    Read more:Michael Savage Sues Talk Syndicator

  • Saturday's Headline News

    START Treaty will come up for a vote Sunday.  Melt the phone lines, folks.  Do you really trust Barack Obama

    to negotiate our nuclear and missile defense?  Really?
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/12/saturday-senate-dream-dies-gay-military-advances-start-on-deck/

     

    How's that global warming going?  Coldest winter in Britain in 100 years...planes grounded, trains stopped, fuel shortages...and on and on 

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/12/coldest-winter-in-100-years-in-u-k-4-million-travellers-affected/

     

    GAO report on schools: Pedophile teachers are in the schools and protected by the system.  Teachers' union tool Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.)  is "shocked, shocked" that this is happening...

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/12/gao-report-on-schools-pedophile-teachers-are-protected/

     

    FCC internet power grab vote is Tuesday....so much for "transparency."  The FCC has shut down its website this weekend so that you can't access what they will vote on, who is on the commission or leave a message.  The phone number for Monday is on this post.  MELT the phone lines Monday or frankly, I may be in the gulag by Wednesday.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/12/fcc-internet-power-grab-vote-is-tuesday/

     

    Gates of Vienna are toppled by a song.....Muslim call to prayer=good   Austrian yodeling=illegal

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/12/gates-of-vienna-are-being-toppled-by-a-song/

     

    The royals and the British public DO NOT want the Obamas to attend Prince William's wedding

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/12/the-obamas-royal-wedding-invitation-is-not-in-the-mail/

     

    New report on prime TV and Hollywood over-sexualizing young girls.....pay attention to what they are watching, folks.

    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/12/new-report-on-over-sexualizing-of-young-girls/

  • Yesterday's News Today

    Conservative group to protest Berkeley celebrating (alleged) Wikileaks leaker

    Alert the local TV news crews, because here's an early Christmas present, Visuals Division: A conservative group -- with links to the Tea Party -- will be in Berkeley Tuesday night to protest its City Council thinkingof celebrating the Army private accused of leaking the WikiLeaks documents.

    As Comrade Jonestold us, Berkeley's Peace and Justice Commission (yes, yes, we know, "sooo Berkeley") recommended the city pass a resolution lauding Private Bradley Manning "for his courage in bringing the truth to the American people and the people of the world."

    That is the same commission that called the U.S. Marine Corps "unwanted intruders" in 2008 for opening a recruiting station in town.

    Swooping into Berkeley tonight will be the faithful from Move America Forward, a conservative organization founded by Melanie Morgan, the former KSFO morning show co-host and Tea Party activist. Natch, they're unhappy about this.

    "If Manning did indeed leak thousands of sensitive documents to Wikileaks, then he has directly endangered the lives of American troops, and he is a TRAITOR, NOT a HERO!" said Move America Forward's Danny Gonzalez. He'll be in Berkeley tonight, carting a bunch of petition signatures against the Manning love.

    "The fact that the Berkeley City Council would call someone a HERO after turning their backs on their fellow troops and publishing information that could lead to the death of more troops, is an outrage," according to Gonzalez.

    The last time Move America Forward came to Berkeley, it resulted in some intense street protest over the Marine recruiting controversy. We await the video. Nothing beats people shouting at each other while close enough to smell each other's last meal.

    Medea Benjamin v Melanie Morgan...this is what democracy looks like

    Medea Benjamin v Melanie Morgan...this is what democracy looks like.



    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=79075#ixzz18DuaJe36
  • Packing Up, Moving On

    My website will be quiet as a digitized library this weekend while I load and unload my considerably down-sized belongings.

    I am not moving to Texas (although sorely tempted) although I am moving further up Highway 101 in Marin County, California where liberals are downright scary.

    I'll be back online with you folks (hopefully) by Monday!

    funny sign on moving van packing tape should not be used for practical jokes

  • LOL'ing

    Christ Matthews has a giant-size egohead...I know from personal experience. And now, ladies and gentlemen of the conservative stripe...feel free to engage in laughter.

    Chris Matthews Insists 'Hardball Is Absolutely Nonpartisan'

    Patrick Gavin at Politico captured revelations from a Thursday interview Chris Matthews granted at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in DC. On his show: "Obviously, I think I'm the best. But each one of the other people think they're the best, too....I think I'm the best, generally....There's no doubt about it, in fact, but other people have different views....'Hardball' is absolutely nonpartisan."

    How then, does Matthews explain his Thrill Up My Leg reputation? Is he a journalist? He says yes: "Absolutely. I have to deal with facts every night. I have to cover the news every night." Does he really believe people watching his show buy that he's running a fact-based nonpartisan seminar?

    Ted Turner's Craziest Scheme Yet: Cap and Trade...With Children

    Media mogul Ted Turner, who founded cable networks CNN and TBS, wants a global child-bearing "cap and trade" system to combat climate change. He has thought up a bizarre take on China's one-child policy: set a strict one-child limit, and let poor people sell credits for children they don't have!

    At the ongoing climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico, Turner told attendees:

    "...environmental stress on the Earth requires radical solutions, suggesting countries should follow China’s lead in instituting a one-child policy to reduce global population over time. He added that fertility rights could be sold so that poor people could profit from their decision not to reproduce."

    Barbara Walters Slams 'Uninformed' Sarah Palin: Many Find the Idea of You as President 'Scary'

    Barbara Walters dismissed Sarah Palin as "uninformed" on Thursday, telling the former Republican governor, "...Many people find the thought of you as president a little scary."

    The View co-host appeared on Good Morning America to promote her upcoming 10 Most Fascinating People special. She derided Palin, "You hear, 'Oh, she's very charming, but she's uninformed.'"

  • The Berkeley City Council Strikes Again!

     

    Pfc. Bradley Manning is accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks that Pentagon officials say endangers U.S. operations and informants.

    Amid calls from some politicians to press treason charges -- which could carry the death penalty -- against whoever leaked secret cables to WikiLeaks, the Berkeley, Calif.,City Council is entertaining a resolution to declare that an Army private accused of leaking some classified information to the website is an American hero.

    City Peace and Justice Commissioner Bob Meola, who authored the resolution, told the San Francisco Chronicle that Pfc. Bradley Manning, 22, is a patriot who deserves a medal.

    "If he did what he's accused of doing, he's a patriot and should get a medal," Meola told the newspaper. "I think the war criminals should be the ones prosecuted, not the whistle-blowers."

    Manning -- accused of leaking a video that depicted an Army helicopter attack that left 11 people dead in Baghdad and widely suspected of leaking hundreds of thousands of secret cables to WikiLeaks -- is currently being held in a Virginia military brig.

    And that's where he belongs, say members of a national veterans group, who call the Berkeley resolution "appalling." 

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    Ryan Gallucci, a spokesman for AMVETS, which represents roughly 180,000 U.S. veterans, said the City Council "would be wise" to vote down the resolution in support of Manning. A city commission has already approved the measure, and the Berkeley City Council will vote on it on Tuesday.

    "AMVETS believes it would be appalling to commend someone like Bradley Manning, who has betrayed his country and disgraced the uniform," Gallucci wrote in a statement to FoxNews.com. "Manning not only compromised American interests across the globe, but he has blood on his hands for our Afghan allies sought out by theTaliban from the first leak."

    Gallucci said Berkeley lawmakers should be "ashamed" that the proposal ever surfaced.

    Manning, who has not commented publicly on his case, faces up to 52 years in prison if convicted of leaking the video. Though widely suspected, he has not been charged in connection with the release of hundreds of thousands of classified military documents to WikiLeaks, many of which have been released in the last couple of weeks.

    His civilian attorney, David Coombs, did not return a call seeking comment. Army officials also did not immediately comment when reached by FoxNews.com.

    But Jeff Paterson, an organizer for the Bradley Manning Support Network, said he's "hopeful" the Berkeley resolution will pass.

    "I believe he's a hero," Paterson said. "There's an international witch hunt against WikiLeaks and if Bradley Manning is the source of the material, he needs all of our support."

    Paterson, who will attend Tuesday's vote along with Meola, says he considers the resolution's chances of passing to be "50-50."

    James Carafano, national security expert atthe Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington, said he considered the resolution to be jumping the gun.

    "First of all, someone is innocent until proven guilty," Carafano said. "And the investigation is not done. They're kind of pre-judging the judicial system -- at least wait and see what evidence and charges are presented. They have no evidence to base this judgment on."

    If Manning is ultimately charged and proven guilty of leaking the sensitive documents, Carafano said, the resolution could be construed as encouraging millions of U.S. military officials with access to sensitive information to disseminate that material.

    "I'm a great lover of democracy and I'm a great lover of federalism," he said. "But if people of that city want to earn the disdain of other Americans, that's their right. If these people want to vote against the crowd, have at it."

  • Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American

    One of the TV networks aired their America's Ten Most Fascinating People of the Year Special. Kim Kardashian was one of the people selected. Nothing against this young lady, but what has Kim Kardashian done other than being Kim Kardashian to be bestowed the high honor of a place on the list of ten most fascinating individuals in the country?

    I remember the old days when fame did not come so cheaply; one had to achieve something unique. I have decided to offer my “Top Ten Most Fascinating Tea Party Individuals/Groups of the Year”.

    Number ten on my list are First Time Candidates. Folks, do you have any idea the courage it took for these concerned citizens to step into the political arena? Talk about the Christians vs the lions; the ruling class elites and their liberal media minions attempted to, without mercy, eat our first time tea party candidates alive. Remarkably, several tea party candidates rose victorious. Kuddos to these brave “true patriot” souls.

    Number nine, the more than 30 Black GOP Candidates who ran for congress in 2010; the most since Reconstruction. In large, blacks, white liberals and the liberal media view republican blacks as Uncle Toms. They believe blacks who love their country, do not resent white America and do not view themselves as victims are simply suffering with “Stockholm Syndrome”. I'm known for wearing my trademark hat. So, I give a “Lloyd Hat” salute to my courageous fellow black patriots who ran on the GOP ticket choosing principles above skin color.

    Number eight, Sharron Angle who ran for US Senate Nevada against the all powerful Harry “Darth Vader” Reid & his Evil Empire. I met Sharron Angle early in her campaign. Two things about Angle struck me as refreshing and uniquely different than most politicians. One, Angle was bold and open about who she was; a Christian and a Conservative. Two, Angle's genuine love for her state. I even teased her a little, which Angle did not seem to find particularly funny. I said (opening my mouth and inserting my foot), “Wow, you seem to know every boring fact about Nevada.”

    Against all odds, remarkably, Sharron Angle almost defeated “Lord Vader” Reid. I still find it difficult to believe Nevada voters re-elected Reid despite epidemic unemployment and home foreclosures amongst the highest in the country. As my mom use to say, “There's something rotten in Denmark (Nevada).”

    Number seven, Conservative Musicians: “Tea Are The World”. Conservative musicians across America gathered in Florida and recorded the song, “Taking Back America”. The song is featured on the “Tea Are The world” CD project along with 40 other songs selected from hundreds of submissions by conservative bands & singer/songwriters. All genres are included. “Tea Are The World” is historic; encourages and inspires listeners via it's infectious unity. Proceeds benefit AmericasMightyWarriors.org; a non profit which supports the families of U.S. fallen soldiers. VIDEO: Tea Are The World: Taking Back America Documentary

    Number six, Glenn Beck. Other than on Christian TV, Political Correctness has banned God from the public square. Offenders are punished; accused of being fanatics and intolerant. I give Brother Beck a “Lloyd Hat” for being a “secular” radio/TV talk show host who is bold and unapologetic about proclaiming his faith. Beck has repealed the ban of positive talk about God in the public square.

    Number five, Sarah Palin. I love the “kahoonies” of this woman. Palin is a proud, bold and confident advocate for Conservatism. She is a character and principle driven self thinker. Palin refuses to be lectured regarding what is acceptable behavior for a woman and/or presidential candidate. I love Palin's “in your face” attitude in expressing We The Peoples' disagreement with Obama's plan to “fundamental transform America”. It seems like only our conservative women have a “fire in the belly” to stand up for America. Here's a “Lloyd Hat” to Sarah Palin and all of my feisty conservative sisters.
    VIDEO: Our Girls; Tribute to Conservative Women

    Number four, The First National Black Conservative Press Conference Attendees. The NAACP launched a despicable campaign against the Tea Party Movement attempting to brand it as racist. The NAACP's attack sparked a historic gathering of Black Conservatives to defended the Tea Party Movement. The first national Black Conservative press conference was held at the National Press Club in Washington DC hosted by Tea Party Express. White America's response to the press conference was extremely emotional. Many expressed how refreshing and unique it was to see blacks who were proud Americans without resentment. Black conservatives are vilified; “Lloyd Hats” to my fellow black conservative patriots who shared their stories at the press conference.
    VIDEO: First National Black Conservative Press Conference

    Number three, Rush Limbaugh. No one has been a more powerful and consistent defender of Conservatism and the Tea Party Movement than radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Case in point. In the Delaware US Senate race, the GOP employed us tea party folks to “be reasonable”, sacrifice conservative principles and support their RINO who could easily win the seat. Rush sided with We The People and backed our conservative tea party candidate, Christine O'Donnell. Rush “gets it”. Rush, you the Man! A big “Lloyd Hat” to ya' pal.

    Number two, Herman Cain; entrepreneur, black conservative radio talk show host and extremely popular tea party speaker. Blacks such as Cain are hated by the Left. His inspiring successful life story threatens to shatter the Left's paradigm that America sucks for minorities. Cain is considering a run for the Oval office in 2012, sure to win millions of white tea party patriot votes. White voter support for Cain will further crush the liberal media and the Left's lie that the Tea Party Movement is really about white racists against a black president.

    And Number One on my list of the Top Ten Most Fascinating Tea Party Individuals/Groups of the Year, Tea Party Express.

    Tea Party Express is the undisputed “troops on the ground” voice of “We The People”. TPX has toured America four times; championing conservatism, uplifting and inspiring millions of patriots to continue fighting to take back America from an overreaching tyrannous Obama administration. With a physical presence and financial support, TPX campaigned for conservative candidates in several races including New York, Alaska, Delaware and Nevada.

    Boldly flying where only eagles dare, TPX has maintained a laser focus on getting Conservatives elected. A voter told me, “Whoever TPX says to support, I support.” What a great testimony to the leadership and character of TPX.TeaPartyExpress.org

    A common thread which joins together the superstar patriots on my list is the true essence of the American Spirit; character and backbone. Thus, confirming that American Exceptional-ism is alive and well in the Tea Party Movement.

    Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
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  • When Will Obama Act ?

    Our national trust has been violated, our security is at stake, and yet - nothing, no action at all to get Julian Assange..the devil himself.

    President Obama - do something! Do it now before someone gets killed!

     

    WIKILEAKS READY TO LAUNCH 'DOOMSDAY FILES'

    Govt Workers Ordered Not to Read Cables...

    List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked...

    Senators introduce anti-WIKILEAKS bill...

    Mirror Sites Appear by the Hundreds...

    US forced to shake up embassies around world...

    Swiss cut off WIKILEAKS' bank account...


    OIL HITS $89...

  • Hillary's Done

    Really, Hillary Clinton says that when she is finished serving her country as Secretary of State...she is done with public office!

    Hahahahahahaha.

    Why in the world would we trust anything Ms. Clinton has to say about her political aspirations?

    Let's jump aboard our wayback time machine, shall we?

    October 2008

    (AP)  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton puts the chances of her running for president again at near zero - slightly higher than the chances she gives for becoming Senate majority leader or a Supreme Court justice.

    In an interview aired Tuesday on "Fox & Friends" on the Fox News Channel, Clinton, D-N.Y., was asked the chances, on a scale of 1 to 10, that she would be the next majority leader in the Senate.

    "Oh, probably zero," she said. "I'm not seeking any other position than to be the best senator from New York that I can be."

    Being nominated to the Supreme Court?

    "Zero," Clinton said. "I have no interest in doing that."

    Running for president again?

    "Probably close to zero," she said. "There's an old saying: Bloom where you're planted."

    The former first lady, who was elected to the Senate in 2000 and re-elected in 2006, said she looked forward to working as a senator with a Barack Obama administration.

    And another thing: this is news because? 

  • Bradley Manning: Angry Gay Traitor

    The two biggest stories this week are WikiLeaks' continued publication of classified government documents, which did untold damage to America's national security interests, and the Democrats' fanatical determination to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" and allow gays to serve openly in the military.

    The mole who allegedly gave WikiLeaks the mountains of secret documents is Pfc. Bradley Manning, Army intelligence analyst and angry gay.

    We've heard 1 billion times about the Army translator who just wanted to serve his country, but was cashiered because of whom he loved.

    I'll see your Army translator and raise you one Bradley Manning.

    According to Bradley's online chats, he was in "an awkward place" both "emotionally and psychologically." So in a snit, he betrayed his country by orchestrating the greatest leak of classified intelligence in U.S. history.

    Isn't that in the Army Code of Conduct? You must follow orders at all times. Exceptions will be made for servicemen in an awkward place. Now, who wants a hug? Waitress! Three more apple-tinis!"

    According to The New York Times, Bradley sought "moral support" from his "self-described drag queen" boyfriend. Alas, he still felt out of sorts. So why not sell out his country?

    In an online chat with a computer hacker, Bradley said he lifted the hundreds of thousands of classified documents by pretending to be listening to a CD labeled "Lady Gaga." Then he acted as if he were singing along with her hit song "Telephone" while frantically downloading classified documents.

    I'm not a military man, but I think singing along to Lady Gaga would constitute "telling" under "don't ask, don't tell."

    Do you have to actually wear a dress to be captured by the Army's "don't ask, don't tell" dragnet?

    What constitutes being "openly" gay now? Bringing a spice rack to basic training? Attending morning drills decked out as a Cher impersonator? Following Anderson Cooper on Twitter?

    Also, U.S. military, have you seen a picture of Bradley Manning? The photo I've seen is only from the waist up, but you get the feeling that he's wearing butt-less chaps underneath. He looks like a guy in a soldier costume at the Greenwich Village Halloween parade.

    With any luck, Bradley's court-martial will be gayer than a Liza Minelli wedding. It could be the first court-martial in U.S. history to feature ice sculptures and a "Wizard of Oz"-themed gazebo. "Are you going to Bradley's court-martial? I hear Patti LaBelle is going to sing!"

    Maybe there's a reason gays have traditionally been kept out of the intelligence services, apart from the fact that closeted gay men are easy to blackmail. Gays have always been suspicious of that rationale and perhaps they're right.

    The most damaging spies in British history were the Cambridge Five, also called "the "Magnificent Five": Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt, Donald Maclean and John Cairncross. They were highly placed members of British intelligence, all secretly working for the KGB.

    The only one who wasn't gay was Philby. Burgess and Blunt were flamboyantly gay. Indeed, the Russians set Burgess up with a boyfriend as soon as he defected to the Soviet Union.

    The Magnificent Five's American compatriot Michael Straight was -- ironically -- bisexual, as was Whittaker Chambers, at least during the period that he was a spy. And of course, there's David Brock.

    So many Soviet spies were gay that, according to intelligence reporter Phillip Knightley, the Comintern was referred to as "the Homintern." (I would have called it the "Gay G.B.")

    Bradley's friends told the Times they suspected "his desperation for acceptance -- or delusions of grandeur" may have prompted his document dump.

    Let's check our "Gay Profile at a Glance" and... let's see... desperate for acceptance... delusions of grandeur... yep, they're both on the gay subset list!

    Obviously, the vast majority of gays are loyal Americans -- and witty and stylish to boot! But a small percentage of gays are going to be narcissistic hothouse flowers like Bradley Manning.

    Couldn't they just work for JetBlue? America would be a lot safer right now if gays in an "awkward place" psychologically could do no more damage than grabbing a couple of beers and sliding down the emergency chute.

    Look at the disaster one gay created under our punishing "don't ask, don't tell" policy. What else awaits America with the overturning of a policy that was probably put there for a reason (apart from being the only thing Bill Clinton ever did that I agreed with)?

    Liberals don't care. Their approach is to rip out society's foundations without asking if they serve any purpose.

    Why do we have immigration laws? What's with these borders? Why do we have the institution of marriage, anyway? What do we need standardized tests for? Hey, I like Keith Richards -- why not make heroin legal? Let's take a sledgehammer to all these load-bearing walls and just see what happens!

    For liberals, gays in the military is a win-win proposition. Either gays in the military works, or it wrecks the military, both of which outcomes they enthusiastically support.

    But since you brought up gays in the military, liberals, let's talk about Bradley Manning. He apparently released hundreds of thousands of classified government documents as a result of being a gay man in "an awkward place."

    Any discussion of "don't ask, don't tell" should begin with Bradley Manning. Live by the sad anecdote, die by the sad anecdote.

    COPYRIGHT 2010 ANN COULTER

  • Jeb Bush: "I'm Siding With Mom"

    For non-presidential contender Jeb Bush, "Mother Knows Best."

     Even if she does shoot off her mouth from time to time and embarass the kids!

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is supporting his 85-year-old mother in her apparent feud with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, while also praising the former GOP vice presidential candidate for having "fantastic political instincts."

    In an exclusive interview Monday, Bush told Newsmax.TV: "If it's between my mom and Gov. Palin, I've got to go with my mom, just in general, because she's my mother."

    He added with a smile, "So you're not going to get me in trouble with disagreeing with my beloved mother of 85 years, who occasionally from time to time says things that give us all great joy, and sometimes some consternation."

    Read the full story at newsmax.com

  • Crony Capitalism

    Those BASTARDS are giving away our money like drunken wood chippers. TARP wasn't just about saving American businesses, it was a massive give away to foreign banks and favorite news entities like GE (parent company of NBC.)

    It's enough to make a skunk vomit.

    "...The Fed's efforts to prop up the financial sector reached across a broad spectrum of the economy, benefiting stalwarts of American industry including General Electric and Caterpillar and household-name companies such as Verizon, Harley-Davidson and Toyota. The central bank's aid programs also supported U.S. subsidiaries of banks based in East Asia, Europe and Canada while rescuing money-market mutual funds held by millions of Americans.

    The biggest users of the Fed lending programs were some of the world's largest banks, including Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Swiss-based UBS and Britain's Barclays, according to more than 21,000 loan records released Wednesday under new financial regulatory legislation.

    The data reveal banks turning to the Fed for help almost daily in the fall of 2008 as the central bank lowered lending standards and extended relief to all kinds of institutions it had never assisted before.

    Fed officials emphasize that their actions were meant to stabilize a financial system that was on the verge of collapse in late 2008. They note that the actions worked to prevent a complete financial meltdown and that none of the special lending programs has lost money. (Some have recorded healthy profits for taxpayers.)

    But the extent of the lending to major banks - and the generous terms of some of those deals - heighten the political peril for a central bank that is already under the gun for a wide range of actions, including a recent decision to try to stimulate the economy by buying $600 billion in U.S. bonds."

  • Sexy Mystery Thriller Gift for Holidays

    Looking for a great novel to put under the tree? My neighbor Sheldon Siegel writes some great mystery books and I highly recommend his newest one called "Perfect Alibi".

    I liked it. I really really liked it (thank you Sally Field!)

    "..For Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez--former spouses and current law partners--the stakes have never been higher. In the seventh installment of Sheldon Siegel's best-selling, critically-acclaimed series, the duo learn that their sixteen year-old daughter's boyfriend has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his father, a prominent judge. Bobby Fairchild, however, claims to have found his father's body upon returning home from a date with Grace. The police, who found Bobby at the scene of the crime holding the murder weapon, contend that his parents' acrimonious divorce sent the boy over the edge.

    With their daughter as Bobby's only alibi, Mike and Rosie dig deeper and discover that Judge Fairchild's life was filled with secrets. As the evidence against Bobby mounts, they also begin to question Bobby's story and their daughter's credibility. PERFECT ALIBI is Sheldon Siegel's most personal story yet. From the Victorians of Cole Valley and the colorful streets of the Haight to the squalid corners of the Bayview and the teeming sex parlors of the Tenderloin, Mike and Rosie must deal with issues involving parental trust and loyalty as they embark on a desperate search for evidence that will exonerate their client--and their daughter.

    "Sheldon Siegel is a practicing attorney and the married father of twin sons. He knows the law and he knows the innerworkings of a family. This knowledge has given him great insight in the writing of Perfect Alibi, which for Siegel fans is his almost perfect book. This is Siegel's most emotional story yet. All of his books challenge the readers' brains, but this story also challenges their hearts. Humanizing the hero is a good move on Siegel's part and in this book he does it through and through." Jackie K. Cooper. Huffington Post.

    "I've read all six of what I call the Mike and Rosie books, but this one is the best. . . Perfect Alibi exceeds [Siegel's] high standards for characterization and page-turning prowess, and has more surprises than any half-dozen mysteries you'll read this year. Siegel weaves a family story that reveals more about love and marriage, love and children, and love and justice than you'll find in a whole shelf of mysteries."  Jim Schock.  San Francisco Commuter Times.

    "Sheldon Siegel writes smart, well-plotted, winning legal fiction.  His books and characters are brimming with authority, leavened with compassion and humor, and written with great style.  I very much enjoy reading him, and suggest that you will, too."  John Lescroart, New York Times Best Selling Author of Treasure Hunt and A Plague of Secrets

  • Sign, Please

    The Petition

     

     

    In the 2010 Midterm Elections "We The People" fired Nancy Pelosi from her failed performance as House Speaker.

     

    Now we take the next step by working to fire Barack Obama in the 2012 elections.  But in order to be successful we will have to build a massive campaign to ensure that in 2012 we are strong enough to "Defeat Barack Obama" and stop this nation's slide towards socialism.

     

    Please join the "Defeat Barack Obama" campaign that we at the Our Country Deserves Better Committee have launched (we're the same people who brought you the hugely successful Tea Party Express effort).

     

    Sign the petition below and then send this to as many friends as you can who share our view that it's time for "We The People" to "Defeat Barack Obama" once and for all!