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

A chilling threat from Media Matters, a George Soros funded organization dedicated to destroying conservatives.

Media Matters has now made issued notice it intends to dig up dirt INDIVIDUALS who work at Fox News with damaging personal information it is gathering in opposition research.

Is this America? Will the FBI or anybody investigate the so-called investigators? Uh, no. That was a rhetorical question.

These scumbags are beyond contempt, and I know from personal experience.

Media Matters developing 'opposition research' on Fox, has list of 'every single person' at network

By Steven Nelson - The Daily Caller  5:45 PM 03/26/2011 (5:45 PM)

Politico published an eye-opening report on Saturday by Ben Smith about “Media Matter’s war against Fox.” Smith wrote that the organization continues to transform itself into an exclusively Fox News-battling group.

Media Matters founder David Brock told Politico that his organization’s activism has developed into a “strategy of containment.” This strategy includes extensive work to compile intelligence on the employees of the cable news channel.

“We made a list of every single person who works for Fox and tried to figure out who might be disgruntled and why, and we went out to try to meet them,” Media Matters executive vice president Ari Rabin-Havt told Politico. “Somebody in that organization is giving us primary source documents.”

Rabin-Havt also told Politico that Media Matters was compiling “opposition research” files on “mid- and senior-level execs and producers.”

“Criticizing Fox News has nothing to do with criticizing the press,” read a 2010 memo by Brock that was acquired by Politico. “Fox News is not a news organization. It is the de facto leader of the GOP, and it is long past time that it is treated as such by the media, elected officials and the public.”

Brock was formerly a conservative journalist. In 1993 he wrote an award-winning investigation for The American Spectator about Bill Clinton’s sex life as governor of Arkansas. In 2004 Brock founded Media Matters after expressing regret for his past as a conservative journalist

Please don't hate me! But I have saved up all my pennies and I'm going on vacation to an undisclosed sunny, warm and beachy place.

I'll be back in a week. Please keep an eye on the world for me.



Save the Date: Thursday, June 23
Dear Pro-Troop Supporters

Every year Move America Forward puts on a single, huge fundraiser to send the troops the largest single shipment of care packages. This year we are going to try to beat our previous record, set in 2008 when we raised $1.3M on the night of the first inaugural Troopathon!

As the weather in Afghanistan and Iraq heats up, we have to step up our efforts to support our troops and supply them not only with goodies and treats but also our gratitude and support.


New Troopathon Logo
for 2011 Revealed!

This year’s theme is "Remember Their Sacrifice" to remind us that all of our troops: Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves, have given up and risked so much for our sake. All of our troops are putting their lives on the line for our freedom, so we owe them our total support!

In 2008 and 2009 our 8 Hour Troopathons were a huge success, but only because we had the support of the American people. We are going to need your support again this year more than ever before.

We have some exciting guests this year that we will be announcing soon.  So go mark your calendars RIGHT  NOW and mark TROOPATHON on your schedule for THURSDAY JUNE 23, 2011.
Scenes from Last Year’s Troopathon:

Help us Defeat Barack Obama in 2012. Don't waste a moment in organizing against this President and his liberal regime!

Join me for an evening with "The Joe's" in the charming seaside town of Montara, California tonight at 6:oo p.m.

Joe Miller from Alaska, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, and Joe the Plumber are joining me in Montara for a premier evening of political motivation.

We are at 1430 Audubon Avnue in Montara. Make a donation if you can't be there in person to:


Just don't miss your chance to change history!

See you tonight, Melanie Morgan

Why is the US helping Al Qaeda in Libya?


Jerry Brown’s Budget “Process:” Threats, thugs and taxes (or else)


The “Green Police:” Agenda 21 community meetings coming up


What to do if nuclear disaster is imminent.  Not trying to be weird, but ….Obama is president, after all.


Gaddafi’s “long war” will be funded by his “secret stash” of gold


An interview with the hacktivist group, “Anonymous”


F-15 crashes in Libya: Crew rescued, but wreckage is valuable to the enemy. Kosovo “déjà vu”


Department of Defense pays for first American transplant. Dallas Wiens’ amazing grace


Is Odyssey Dawn “over” already? Sources say only six planes in the air over Libya


How Attacking Libya sets U.N. legal precedent to attack Israel




Jane Jamison Right Idea

 Contributing writers: Dell Hill and Abraxas  



Links to Live TV and continuous Text update coverage of Libyan war

Links to Live TV and continuous Text update coverage of Japan earthquake/nuclear

Reveille Headlines: 663 arrests at Mexican border in 2010 were from Islamic terror nations, LaborUnionReport on the conflict of interest of the Wisconsin Judge who has halted the Wisconsin union-busting law…she needs to recuse from this case NOW.


Posted  March 21, 2011

Barry Bonds’ Bat and Balls: The Steroid Inquisition Begins

Happy Purim from the Maccabeats!  [another great video from these adorables]


In case you missed them, here are all the posts from the following days:


March 17, 2011

March 18, 2011

March 19, 2011

March 20, 2011

John BoltonFormer United Nations Ambassador John Bolton was the keynote speaker at the California Republican Party convention in Sacramento this weekend and drew a huge crowd of enthusiasts.

Bolton met privately with myself and other representatives of Move America Forward, the largest pro-troop grassroots organization in the country to discuss international hotspots where our troops are in harms way.

Bolton will appear June 23rd on Troopathon 2011, a live broadcast on the Internet, to help raise money for care packages to our military men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as contributions to Fisher House, which aids family members helping soldiers recover from life threatening injuries.

During our discussion, I asked Bolton if the rumors about a presidential bid are accurate. Ambassador Bolton replied “I am thinking about it.” Bolton says that there doesn’t seem to be one conservative out there to whom support has rallied, so he is keeping his eye on the field.

. . . . .

Darryl Issa is now on the case.

Erick Erickson at Red State is asking if America (translation:  Obama and Eric Holder) have committed an Act of War against Mexico. Could this bring Eric “The Racist” Holder down?  Who’s going to fall on their sword to protect the manchild usurper president?

Sipsey Street Irregulars are on it.  So’s Codrea over at the Examiner.

This is going to be verrrrry interesting…

Photo by Oleg Volk


. . . . .




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[Liberal] Bill Maher bashes Koran on TV show: Where’s the media outrage?


Rasmussen poll: Public opposition to ObamaCare is highest ever

Tea Party GOP picks up support but loses House fight on continuing resolution

Japan Update: Nuke plants/ Navy crews exposed to radiation/ stock market / pills for potential radioactive illness

Once bitter enemies, America and Japan pull together in crisis

Last year, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., didn’t hide his disdain for the tea party movement. He said it lacked coherence and would soon “die out.” But Graham’s singing a different tune this year, Politico reports.

senator, graham, tea, party, shiftHe’s trying to work with two founders of the Senate’s tea party caucus, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah, to reform Social Security. And he recently spoke out against the new healthcare law in tandem with noted tea partyer Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina.

“My opinion of the tea party has been ... if the tea party can help deliver Social Security reform, they deserve praise. If they can help us reduce spending, they deserve praise,” Graham told Politico. He’s part of a broader movement by establishment Republicans to ally with the tea party movement.

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Below are the Radio Television Digital News Association’s guidelines for the use of hidden cameras in news gathering. The Left, abetted by the mainstream media, has sought to demonize James O’Keefe from the start. Not content to stop there, they have also used O’Keefe to demean and undermine Andrew Breitbart given their linkage as the ACORN video story was playing out. In turn, they also attempt to further undermine O’Keefe for any connection to Breitbart. In short, if you prove to be an effective fighter against the Institutional Left, any and all events, associations, facts – and even non-facts – are considered fair game to try and damage your reputation.

At the same time, a Leftist blogger can call a sitting Republican Governor, not just lie about his identity, but impersonate another, David Koch – and there’s nary a peep about the dubious ethics involved. In fact, the usual Leftist suspects, TPM and the Washington Post, for example, make hay out of it to attack the conservative Republican. Worse, not only does the Democrat Party ignore the dubious ethics employed by the imposter caller, they demand an investigation into, not the impersonator of a private citizen, but Gov. Scott Walker.

Governor Scott Walker’s conduct on the prank call with the David Koch imposter has largely receded from the national media spotlight, but if Wisconsin Democrats have their way, it will be the subject of an investigation by Wisconsin’s enforcer of campaign finance and ethics statutes.

If that isn’t clear enough as regards the double-standard employed by the Left and their media pals, you may recall another recent incident where NBC’s Dateline attempted to do a sting targeted at individuals who would dare attend a NASCAR event. Thanks to new media, in the person of Michelle Malkin in that instance, the plot was exposed.

On a side note, James O’Keefe promptly released the entirety of his video of his lunch meeting with Ronald Schiller, now gone from NPR. To this day, Katie Couric has not done that as regards a hit piece on Sarah Palin she manufactured from an interview during the 2008 campaign.


I have been talking with a producer of the NBC Dateline show and he is in the process of filming a piece on anti-Muslim and anti-Arab discrimination in the USA. They are looking for some Muslim male candidates for their show who would be willing to go to non-Muslim gatherings and see if they attract any
discriminatory comments or actions while being filmed.

They recently taped two turbaned Sikh men attending a football game in Arizona to see how people would treat them. They set them up with hidden microphones and cameras, etc.

Again, here are the guidelines for covert filming and taping in news gathering. Inserting NPR for “system failure” should about cover it. No wonder NPR executives are now scrambling for the door. Hopefully, Senator DeMint and other Republicans have the good sense to follow through on what former NPR development officer, Ronald Schilling, told us – they’d be better off without public funding, in his words. Who better than their chief fund raiser at the time would know?

Guidelines for Hidden Cameras
When might it be appropriate to use deception/misrepresentation/hidden cameras in news gathering?

You must fulfill all of the criteria to justify your actions.

■When the information obtained is of profound importance. It must be of vital public interest, such as revealing great system failure at the top levels, or it must prevent profound harm to individuals.
■When all other alternatives for obtaining the same information have been exhausted.
■When the journalists involved are willing to disclose the nature of the deception and the reason for it.
■When the individuals involved and their news organization apply excellence, through outstanding craftsmanship as well as the commitment of time and funding needed to pursue the story fully.
■When the harm prevented by the information revealed through deception outweighs any harm caused by the act of deception.
■When the journalists involved have conducted a meaningful, collaborative, and deliberative decision-making process on the ethical and legal issues.
Criteria that do not justify deception:

■Winning a prize.
■Beating the competition.
■Getting the story with less expense of time and resources.
■Doing it because others already did it.
■The subjects of the story are themselves unethical.

From Doing Ethics in Journalism, The Society of Professional Journalists by Jay Black, Bob Steele and Ralph Barney.


NPR Executive Vivian Schiller is gone.But the problem of raging anti-conservative bias in government funded radio and TV still remains. Don't believe me? I'm the one who was permanently banned from NPR because of my loud, proud pro-troop support on Judy Woodruff's show.

"...On the May 21 edition of Fox News' Hannity & Colmes, conservative radio host and Move America Forward chairman Melanie Morgan addressed a May 17 statement by Linda Winslow, executive producer of Public Broadcasting Service's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, in response to viewer complaints regarding the discussion between Morgan and chairman Jon Soltz on the May 8 edition of the NewsHour. Winslow wrote: "Since the program is produced live, we can't do much to eliminate rude guests from your television screen once the segment has begun; what we can do is guarantee you will never see that person on our program again." On Hannity, Morgan accused Media Matters for America -- which published a May 9 item on Morgan's NewsHour appearance -- of encouraging "their people" to call PBS and get her banned from the network. Morgan further stated: "I am demanding an apology from Linda Winslow, because this is a woman who clearly is lying about the situation." Morgan also asserted: "PBS has a blatant anti-conservative bias. They don't want to hear a proud pro-American, pro-troop point of view," adding, "I think that ... PBS should be ashamed of itself."

In introducing the segment, co-host Sean Hannity stated: "In an action that reeks of censorship, PBS' signature broadcast, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, effectively banned conservative radio host Melanie Morgan from any future appearances." Hannity was referring to Winslow's statement, which appeared in PBS ombudsman Michael Getler's column on May 17."

Don't forget Juan Williams, a liberal who made the "mistake" of saying exactly what he thought and was fired as a result.

"Former NPR commentator Juan Williams spoke exclusively to about the NPR sting video, which captured NPR senior executive Ron Schiller in a bigoted and revealing rant about conservatives, Jews and the American taxpayer. “This was an act of incredible condescension,” said Williams. “The rank hypocrisy of his remarks was telling for me. They will say things to your face about how there’s no liberal orthodoxy at NPR, how they play it straight, but now you see it for what it is. They prostitute themselves for money.”

Williams said Schiller’s remarks about the Jews dominating the newspaper industry was “outright anti-Semitism,” and labeling Tea Party members “gun-toting” “racists” reveals “their real feelings.” This is how they talk in boardrooms and editorial meetings, explained Williams. “This is how they really feel.”

Just yesterday, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller told the National Press Club that NPR needed taxpayer money to survive as an institution … but Ron Schiller revealed in the sting video that NPR doesn’t need federal funds. “They’re up on Capitol Hill saying we need money, asking for an increase in fact, telling everyone else to sacrifice so they can have icing on their cake … just to preserve their biased agenda when we’re $14 trillion in debt,” Williams said.

Ron Schiller said he was “proud” of the way Williams was fired, which contradicted the official NPR line where they “regret” they way it was handled. This really struck Williams. “This shows a real lack of remorse … these people say one thing in public, then candidly say I need to see a shrink and they’re proud of what went down ... it shows exactly who the villains are.” 

The vote to continue funding this white hot hatred of conservtives with taxpayer dollars is coming up in the Sente. Wanna bet that they keep the dough?

Ron Schiller is proving EXACTLY what conservatives have charged about NPR - wild bias, craven interests in protecting their own power, proven liars and now apparently supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

READ THIS EXPOSE from the Daily Caller:

A man who appears to be a National Public Radio senior executive, Ron Schiller, has been captured on camera savaging conservatives and the Tea Party movement.

“The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian – I wouldn’t even call it Christian. It’s this weird evangelical kind of move,” declared Schiller, the head of NPR’s nonprofit foundation, who last week announced his departure for the Aspen Institute.

In a new video released Tuesday morning by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, Schiller and Betsy Liley, NPR’s director of institutional giving, are seen meeting with two men who, unbeknownst to the NPR executives, are posing as members of a Muslim Brotherhood front group. The men, who identified themselves as Ibrahim Kasaam and Amir Malik from the fictitious Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) Trust, met with Schiller and Liley at Café Milano, a well-known Georgetown restaurant, and explained their desire to give up to $5 million to NPR because, “the Zionist coverage is quite substantial elsewhere.”

On the tapes, Schiller wastes little time before attacking conservatives. The Republican Party, Schiller says, has been “hijacked by this group.” The man posing as Malik finishes the sentence by adding, “the radical, racist, Islamaphobic, Tea Party people.” Schiller agrees and intensifies the criticism, saying that the Tea Party people aren’t “just Islamaphobic, but really xenophobic, I mean basically they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-America gun-toting. I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.”

Schiller goes on to describe liberals as more intelligent and informed than conservatives. “In my personal opinion, liberals today might be more educated, fair and balanced than conservatives,” he said.

Watch the video:

O’Keefe’s organization set up a fake website for MEAC to lend credibility to the fictitious group. On the site, MEAC states that its mission is combating “intolerance to spread acceptance of Sharia across the world.” At their lunch, the man posing as Kasaam told Schiller that MEAC contributes to a number of Muslim schools across the U.S. “Our organization was originally founded by a few members of the Muslim Brotherhood in America actually,” he says.

Schiller doesn’t blink. Instead, he assumes the role of fan. “I think what we all believe is if we don’t have Muslim voices in our schools, on the air,” Schiller says, “it’s the same thing we faced as a nation when we didn’t have female voices.”

When O’Keefe’s two associates pressed him into the topic, Schiller decried U.S. media coverage of Egypt’s uprising against former dictator Hosni Mubarak, especially talk of the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence on the protests and future of Egypt. Schiller said that is what he is “most disappointed by in this country, which is that the educated, so-called elite in this country is too small a percentage of the population, so that you have this very large un-educated part of the population that carries these ideas.”

When the man pretending to be Kasaam suggests to Schiller that “Jews do kind of control the media or, I mean, certainly the Zionists and the people who have the interests in swaying media coverage toward a favorable direction of Israel,” Schiller does not rebut him or stop eating. He just nods his head slightly.

The man posing as Kasaam then joked that his friends call NPR, “National Palestinian Radio,” because, according to him, NPR is the only media outlet that covers Palestinians’ perspective. Schiller laughed.

When the ersatz Islamists declare they’re “not too upset about maybe a little bit less Jew influence of money into NPR,” Schiller responds by saying he doesn’t find “Zionist or pro-Israel” ideas at NPR, “even among funders. I mean it’s there in those who own newspapers, obviously, but no one owns NPR.”

Liley chimes in at this point to add that, “even one of our biggest funders who you’ll hear on air, The American Jewish World Service, may not agree with us. I visited with them recently and they may not agree with what we put on the air but they find us important to them and, sometimes it’s not that easy to hear what we say and what our reporters say, but they still think NPR is important to support.”

Schiller added that “they [the American Jewish World Service] are really looking for a fair point of view and many Jewish organizations are not.”

Later in the lunch, Schiller explains that NPR would be better positioned free of federal funding. “Well frankly, it is clear that we would be better off in the long-run without federal funding,” he says. “The challenge right now is that if we lost it all together we would have a lot of stations go dark.”

When one of O’Keefe’s associates asked, “How confident are you, with all the donors that are available, if they should pull the funding right now that you would survive?,” Schiller answered this way: “Yes, NPR would definitely survive and most of the stations would survive.”

That is precisely the opposite answer Schiller’s boss, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation), gave at a press conference Monday in Washington. “We take [federal defunding] very, very seriously,” she said. “It would have a profound impact we believe on our ability – of public broadcasting’s ability – to deliver news and information.”

At the Café Milano lunch, Schiller said he’s “very proud of” how NPR fired Juan Williams. “What NPR stood for is non-racist, non-bigoted, straightforward telling of the news and our feeling is that if a person expresses his or her opinion, which anyone is entitled to do in a free society, they are compromised as a journalist,” he said. “They can no longer fairly report.”

With that, Schiller once again directly contradicted NPR’s public statements. At her Monday press conference, Vivian Schiller apologized for the way it handled the Williams matter. “We handled the situation badly,” she said. “We acted too hastily and we made some mistakes. I made some mistakes.”

Check back for more updates and reactions from NPR.

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UPDATE: I have instructed my webmaster to delete the hateful comments of "Walter" from my website and his brooming can't come soon enough. What kind of sick individual talks like that? Michelle Malkin and her family are in pain and do not deserve this kind of commentary.

Walter, God will sort you out. In the meantime, you may not speak like that in MY house.

My friend Michelle Malkin is putting out a plea today for your help, especially if you live in the Seattle area.

Help if you can, pray if you can't.

"...This is my beautiful cousin, Marizela Perez:

SEATTLE — The photo above from Marizela’s friends/family shows the tattoo on her left inner arm that reads “lahat ay magiging maayos” — a Tagalog saying for “all will be well.”

Thanks so much to all of you for your prayers and for helping to spread the word across the Internet.

Thanks to many friends/contacts in the Seattle-area media who covered her disappearance over the past few days, including:

Seattle Times
KOMO radio’s John Carlson and KOMO TV’s Shomari Stone

Marizela still hasn’t been heard from or seen by family since Saturday.

The Seattle PD says it has probable visual identification of Marizela boarding the Othello train near her home in the Rainier Beach area and commuting into the University District during the noon hour on Saturday. A Seattle PD detective from the missing persons bureau says there’s evidence that she was last seen Saturday afternoon at the Safeway in the city’s University District on 4732 Brooklyn Ave NE between 1-2pm. At some point during that time, purchases were made on her debit card.

The police say they “have no reason to suspect foul play” at this point. There are several reasons and grim evidence that cause the family to remain gravely concerned about Marizela’s safety, health, and well-being. As mentioned yesterday in the flyers the family is handing out, Marizela was taking anti-depressants and has been for some time. As my family gets on the ground to continue the search for Marizela, please continue to get the word out to anyone in the Seattle-area you know. Here’s the updated info on her last known location/time. If anyone saw or talked to her in the University District Saturday afternoon or has seen her since, please contact law enforcement ASAP:

She is a University of Washington undergrad and she has been missing since Saturday afternoon, when she left the Rainier Beach neighborhood headed to the UW Seattle campus. Her parents have been trying to reach her all weekend; she apparently never made it to campus and has not been heard from by phone/Internet. They’ve filed a missing persons report with the Seattle Police Department. Hospitals have been alerted, according to family members, and bus and train routes have been checked. No sign.

Here’s more info we’re trying to spread via Facebook and Q13Fox/KCPQ in Seattle:


Name: Marizela Perez

Date Missing: March 5, 2011, 12:00-12:30 P.M.

Last Seen: Rainier Beach area, heading to UW Seattle campus to meet friends for lunch or study in the UW libraries

Possible Routes: Sound Link Light Rail stations, downtown/Chinatown areas, UW Seattle campus, U-district

Description – Asian female, 5’5” tall, 110 lbs, skinny build, asymmetrical bob with short bangs and brown/red highlights hairstyle, tattoo on left inner arm with the words ‘lahat ay magiging maayos’, last seen wearing denim jeans, light brown suede laced boots, possibly wearing green eye contacts, possibly carrying a plaid backpack with a Macbook Pro laptop, taking medication for depression.

Seattle-area readers, can you please help get the word out — and if you or anyone you know might know anything about Marizela’s (nickname: “Em-Em”) whereabouts, please get in touch with the Seattle Police Department/UWPD or contacts listed at Facebook link above ASAP.

Marizela, if you are able to let your dad and mom know that you are okay, please contact them. You are so loved.


“Lahat ay magiging maayos” is Tagalog for “All will be well.”

May God make it so. Please keep my cousin and her family in your prayers. Thank you."


UPDATE: Charlie Sheen is NOT winning. Charlie Sheen has just completed the total annihilation of his career.

Way to go, Warlock.

I'll admit it - I am totally riveted by the death spiral of Charlie Sheen. I can't look away as he loses his mind, his soul, his body and his children on national television.

Does this make me a bad person?

I can offer a half dozen explanations for reading his Tweets, watching last night's rant on (bad stagecraft, dude!) Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and all the newspapers covering this train wreck.

But the simple fact of the matter is that I am SO grateful it isn't me.

As a recovering addict (compulsive gambling) I consider myself blessed by God above for living through a nightmare not unlike Sheen's (except for the part about going crazy on national television, losing a 50 million dollar paycheck and watching CPS take my children away.)

 I watch and pray for Charlie and his family, and shake my head at the intensity of his bi-polar rants, hoping that he will get a Godshot before it is too late.

I pray for Martin and Janet Sheen and Charlie's siblings. I hope that their pain will ease but I know that it won't. Meanwhile, all five of Charlie's children need our support and prayers too.

What. a. frickin. mess.

Branded a winner: Sheen also displayed his new 'winning' tattoo

Branded a winner: Sheen also displayed his new 'winning' tattoo

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Somali pirates off the coast of Africa are increasing emboldened in snatching innocent men, women and children from the high seas. The are held for ransom, and then murdered if the money doesn't come through fast enough.


If you want to stop this barbarity, the solution is simple enough. Do as the Russians do and simply kill one Pirate family member for every hostage death. But hey, that's just the compassionate conservative coming out of me.

Cliff May at at National Review Online has another take.

"..Maj. Gen. Tom Wilkerson, USMC (ret.), is CEO of the U.S. Naval Institute. He told me he believes it is high time for a new approach. The U.S., along with a coalition of the willing, he says, could and should increase the risks of piracy and lower the rewards. That means taking the offensive: killing pirates at sea, in the harbors where they dock their vessels (and those they seize), and in what are now their safe havens and homes in the coastal areas of the northern Somali province of Puntland.

“Anytime you give your enemies places where they can rest and regroup, where they can’t be attacked, you cede the initiative to them,” Wilkerson said. “This doesn’t require putting boots on the ground. We have demonstrated that we have the technology” for both surveillance and remote attacks.

Would taking the war to the pirates be a violation of international law, as some proponents of inaction and appeasement claim? Wilkerson said it would not: “Two UN resolutions, 1851 and 1897, allow hot pursuit” at sea, into port, and onto land.

Other measures could be implemented as well. There could be expanded and coordinated naval patrols in the area, drawing from all nations whose ships, cargoes, and crews are threatened. Under current law, insurance companies are actually incentivized to pay ransom. New legislation could be introduced to encourage shipping companies to defend their vessels and crews with less fear of being sued for “violating the rights” of brigands. An international tribunal could be set up to prosecute captured pirates. Somali nationals could be trained as a constabulary force to prevent piracy, once suppressed, from being reestablished.

“The point is you have to decide on a goal and a strategy to achieve it,” Wilkerson argues. “But if we don’t do something there will be more opportunities for innocent deaths like we saw last week.”

Lots of chatter on the political grapevine today about a possible, maybe even likely defeat of President Obama in 2012.

Just the thought of it soothes my savage soul.

"..It's crunch time in Washington, D.C.  President Obama must know that a dozen Republicans are saving those boastful videotapes of Mr. O pushing President Mubarak out of power, followed by an endless series of breakdowns throughout the Arabic world.

Just think about that as a 30 second commercial next election year:

Obama: "Mubarak must resign. Now means Now!"

Map of the Middle East with fires exploding in a series from Tunisia to Bahrain, to the sound of breaking glassware. Over and over again.

Those chandeliers will still be falling from the ceilings in the next election campaign, because the instability in the Arab world is not going to be settled quickly. Obama will be seen as another Jimmy Carter, and like Carter, his first challenge will come from inside the Democratic Party."

Read more from James Lewis at American Thinker here.

The astonishing wealth of Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi and his family has been laid bare as countries around the world begin freezing billions of dollars worth of their assets.

The U.S. alone has seized $30billion (£18.5bn) of their investments, while Canada has frozen $2.4bn (£1.5bn), Austria, $1.7bn (£1bn) and the UK, $1bn ($600m).

These assets appear to be just the tip of the iceberg, as no one is yet certain exactly what the family owns around the world.

But they include an enormous portfolio of properties in the West End theatre and shopping district of London - worth $455m (£280m) as well as $325m (£200m) in shares in Pearson, the owner of the Financial Times and Penguin books.

Assets: Gaddafi's son Saif bought this $15million (£10m) home in one of London's most affluent suburbs in 2009. It boasts a swimming pool, eight bedrooms, a sauna and a suede-lined cinema room

Assets: Gaddafi's son Saif bought this $15million (£10m) home in one of London's most affluent suburbs in 2009. It boasts a swimming pool, eight bedrooms, a sauna and a Jacuzzi

The assets also include a $15million luxury mansion in an affluent suburb of North London.

Nestled among the homes of TV presenters and actors is the eight-bed home with a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and suede-lined cinema room.



The house even has an electrically operated rubbish store, which raises and lowers eight bins into the ground before a steel plate folds over to hide them discreetly.

It was bought mortgage-free by Capitana Seas Ltd, a holding company registered in the British Virgin Islands and owned by Gaddafi's most high-profile son, Saif.

Residents in the neighbourhood have been campaigning to oust Saif, a former student of the London School of Economics, who acquired the property in 2009.

Luxurious: The suede-lined cinema room in the property, which was bought mortgage-free in 2009 by a holding company owned by Saif

Luxurious: The suede-lined cinema room in the property, which was bought mortgage-free in 2009 by a holding company owned by Saif

Stylish: The large swimming pool in the London home

Stylish: The large swimming pool in the London home

Modern: The property has a minimalistic feel with neutral furnishings. It also has a state-of-the-art whole of house sound system

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The Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision, ruled Wednesday that members of the renegade Westboro Baptist Church have a constitutionally protected right to protest military funerals, though their demonstrations are widely despised and deplored. The case presented the justices with a high-profile question about the breadth of First Amendment speech and assembly protections, with a majority of justices ruling that these fundamental rights outweigh the concerns of grieving family members who would rather not deal with the obnoxious protesters.

Greetings All,


On March 26th we will all gather at Godspeed, 5532 San Pablo, Oakland, where we will celebrate "Vets return to Berkeley".  This all day annual event is all encompassing - whether your ride a motorcycle or drive a cage, doesn't matter - the only requirement is that you love the United States of America.  There are multiple purposes to the Rally.  We will be raising money to help send a teacher to Vietnam.  We are honoring the US Military for protecting the world's children.  We are putting the message out that "all these various groups, clubs and patriots can put aside their competitiveness and club policies, and unite at any time, to confront anti American's whether they be individuals, groups, or, city council members that are more interested in advancing their individual efforts for higher office, than they are in taking care of the electorate that voted for them -  they don't take care of their own cities."


We are expecting a few hundred participants to be attending, starting at 10:00 - get there early.  We will be hearing from Gold Star Families - those that have lost a son or a daughter on the field of battle.  We will have Blue Star Families - they have sons and daughters serving in harms way and they can tell you about them and what its like to live worrying about their loved ones.  Both of these groups have to listen to some of the hate speech and diatribe presented by their fellow citizens - who don't have a clue or even care about our true American Heros.


We will also be trying to raise money to send a teacher to Vietnam - something the kids there need badly - and WE are doing it, not the anti-American groups that could care less about anything but their own agenda - to undermine the efforts of our American Heros.  We are putting our money where are mouths are. 


Most importantly - we need you and everyone that's available to show up and show American pride.  If at all possible, bring your flags - USA, POW/MIA, and, service flags.  If you belong to a club or a group, bring your flag or a sign so you can show who you represent and who actually cares.


This event is sponsored by Eagles Up ( <>  ), a 501 (c) 3 non profit corporation.  Cash donations should be mailed to "Eagles Up, PO Box 360046, Milpitas, Ca 95036 - with a note specifying "Vets Return to Berkeley".


There are reasons to believe we will have good media coverage as we are inviting Gold and Blue Star Families, along with a couple of media personalities.  Names will be released WHEN we get a commitment.  We will ask the Gold Star  Families and the Blue Star Families to be on board from at least 11:00 until 2:00 - longer if they'd like, roaming amongst us and sharing their stories.


If you know anyone with a patriotic paint job, have them contact me as we would like to have those vehicles on display.  


Please share this email and announcement with everyone you know, independent riders, clubs, motorcycle clubs, riding clubs, car clubs, organizations, everyone you can think of - make this a huge event.  And send a loud message.





10:00 - Welcome, check in, and socialize.

11:00 - band starts

12:00 - Guest Speakers

1:00 to 4:00 - BBQ

5:00 - formal end - band stops



Some Gave All, Some Still are, NEVER forget!


Doug Lyvere

SgtMaj, Marine, ret



Chairman, Eagles Up

<> Road Guard, Run For The Wall, SR <> Patriot Guard Rider Rolling Thunder


(Reuters) - Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Monday gave absent Democratic lawmakers an ultimatum to return to Wisconsin within 24 hours and vote on a proposal to reduce the power of public sector unions or the state would miss out on a debt restructuring.

Walker stepped up the pressure on 14 Senate Democrats who fled the state to avoid a vote on the bill as he prepared to unveil on Tuesday a two-year state budget that he said cuts $1 billion from funding to local governments and schools.

What began as one small state trying to rewrite the rules of labor relations has blown up into what could be the biggest confrontation with American labor unions since then President Ronald Reagan fired striking air traffic controllers in 1981.