Monday, November 30, 2009

Honduras Votes For Democracy

According to the Wall Street Journal Hondurans turned out in record numbers Sunday to elect their new conservative president Porfirio Lobo. This is great news and hopefully a lesson learned for both the State Department and the Obama administration. It shows that people want freedom not leftist socialism
From the WSJ

Neither of the two men claiming to be president during the past five months – Mr. Zelaya and interim President Roberto Micheletti – were on the ballot. Instead, Hondurans picked between Mr. Lobo of the conservative National Party and Elvin Santos of the Liberal Party – to which both Mr. Zelaya and Mr. Micheletti belong.
Voters were expected to punish the Liberal Party for the crisis and hand power to Mr. Lobo, who was narrowly beat by Mr. Zelaya four years ago.
“It’s going to be Pepe this time,” said Higenio Garcia Ponce, 74, an agricultural laborer who said he had just voted for Mr. Lobo. “There was a rupture in the Liberal Party over what happened with Zelaya.”

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pic Of The Day

I've been super busy the last two weeks lots of OT so here is what I like best fast jets. This is a shot of Luftwaffe F-4 Phantom returning from the last patrol from the recent Baltic Quick Reaction Alert deployment.

(Photo: Luftwaffe)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday USMC

On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name Marine. In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall' . . .

Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall' . . .
Ronald Reagan

Monday, November 9, 2009

Obama To Sit Out Berlin Wall Anniversary

When I was stationed in the Netherlands at Soesterberg AB during the late 80’s we used to practice and train constantly for what we thought was inevitable, the Warsaw Pact coming west. I for one was riveted by the scenes streaming into my Dutch home of the Berlin wall coming down. My then High School aged daughter made a class trip to Berlin and has a chunk of this monstrosity. I guess it’s too much to ask the President of the United States the world’s light of freedom to attend the ceremony. I’m sure its because he wants us to have a society like the paradise the East Germans had, what a joke and parody this administration is.

Via Fox News

President Obama squeezed in a trip to Copenhagen last month to lobby, unsuccessfully, for Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. He plans to travel to Oslo next month to accept the Nobel Peace Prize, an award that even Obama has said he does not deserve. And this coming week, he sets out on a weeklong tour of Asia.
But the president does not plan to travel to Germany to attend the 20th anniversary celebration Monday of the fall of the Berlin Wall, drawing heated criticism from those who say he's ignoring a shining triumph of American-inspired democracy.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Blokes Under Fire in Afghanistan

Anyone who doesn’t think that UK is not with us in Afghanistan needs to check out this pic. I don’t know what unit this is but I can guarantee that these are hard men and they will take the fight to the Taliban. Cheers