By pookysgirl


“We got hosed.”

That’s what my husband said to me last month as his unit struggled to keep their mission going due to the new Obama Defense cuts. They’ve made do with less (and sometimes nothing) for the last three years but the new cuts are really impacting his mission.

When you’re the wife of a “True Blue” Airman, you know that The Mission comes above everything else. You know that anniversaries and birthdays will be missed because The Mission must be completed. You keep odd hours, constantly monitoring all lines of communication because he’s out there somewhere saving the world, doing The Mission he was assigned to do. And you watch in utter horror as The Mission that your husband worked so hard for and is so vital to the country is laid on the altar of political opportunity.

The military’s portion of the 2011 budget (4.3% for wars and 14.4% for the DoD) seems small in comparison to the entitlements (60.9%) that dominate the rest of the national budget. Yet it seems that the military’s budget is always the first to be criticized, maligned, and put on the chopping block. The comfort of Baby Boomers is put ahead of the needs of the young men and women fighting for our nation. The military is now cutting 67,100 troops at a time when we need their service more than ever.

We don’t fight wars like we used to, that’s for sure.

With new technology and asymmetrical warfare, it’s doubtful we’ll ever see something like World War II ever again. But some things just haven’t changed in the Air Force (known as the Army Air Corps back then). We still need highly-trained and motivated Airmen to operate equipment and give air support. For every “pointy end” of the spear, there’s a “shaft” of support behind it and someone’s got to decide where that spear will do the most damage. These Airmen need to constantly keep up on their training and be supported as they serve 6-12 month deployments.

Obama and his liberal minions want to cut that support. Their simultaneous proposals of new unconstitutional wars and special forces deployments while slashing the budget and feeding our troops lettuce is pure cognitive dissonance. The Bush-era mantra of “support the troops, not the war” has completely broken down as the Obama administration goes after not only the monetary support of the troops but also their morale; as certain policies are implemented in an attempt to unravel the moral fabric of the greatest military on the face of this earth.

In three years our military has taken a lot of friendly fire, drawing many comparisons to the home front of the Vietnam War. But there is hope. Missions have been completed and wrapped up (bin Laden, Iraq, and countless others that won’t be publicly known for decades) and the military hangs on, pushing forward for the nation’s survival. And the American people keep supporting our military with care packages, town-organized parades, and genuine thanks when they see our troops in uniform.

Don’t let the military take this flak on their own. The fiscal wreck that this country is in does not need to be fixed by sacrificing our Constitutional mandate to defend it. We need to support plans like Representative Ryan’s that fix the entitlements that are drowning us in deficits and the loopholes that make our tax code incomprehensible. Cutting readiness now means we’ll pay for it later, as the Global War on Terror proved.

Hold politicians accountable when they promise to support the military! And when you get overwhelmed, remember the immortal words of someone in my husband’s unit: “This is America, damn-it!”

Originally posted at Misfired Neurons.

 


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  • Anonymous

    An OLD Marine Corps saying…..

    “We’ve been doing so much with so little for so long that we can do anything with nothing forever.”

    • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

      That may be true and may be a good thing to be able to do, but it doesn’t make it right. Thank you for your service, Mike!

      • Anonymous

        No, it isn’t right and neither are the cuts the DOD is about to suffer. Our country’s history is filled with poorly timed cuts to the military. At the end of WWII we cut our military a ton and almost lost Korea for that effort.

        • Amy

          We’re blessed to have guys like you (and a few of my cousins) who were willing to serve honorably under crappy conditions. There are countries in this world where the military also gets the crap end of the stick – and their servicemen/women aren’t as honorable when they aren’t paid well. The Soviets come to mind as do a few central American countries…

          • Anonymous

            You are far too kind, Amy. It takes a special person to love to fight but have the personal morals to keep that aggression in check and use it for the right purposes. I served with heros and giants and feel lucky to know or have known the men and women I look up too. All my heros had steel in their guts and huge hearts and I salute them all. I don’t usually feel that I rate that kind of consideration.

            Thank you.

            • Anonymous

              Yes you do. :)

            • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

              I can only say, we also fight, who guard the home front. I would have traded with you anyday, anytime. To actually shoot at an enemy, has my greatest envy. I grieve for my fallen comrades. Simper Fi!

        • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

          I’ve wondered, many many times, how many of our soldiers would have been saved and come back in a lot better shape if they had been fully equipped in Iraq and Afghanistan. And what about R&D?
          When I think about, pardon me, the silly **** that our Congress wastes time and money on, it makes me furious.

          This is the worst possible time, on several levels. I believe the only thing that can stop the flood over our southern border is our military. It is beyond the scope of law enforcement. Not to mention the mess in the ME. Economically, it seems counterproductive.

          • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

            There you go again, injecting reason.

    • Anonymous

      Brilliant.

      When I was in the Honduras and Nicaragua invaded, the Army and Marines deployed there to provide defense and a strong military presence. I was in charge of air operations at the time for the base. I had to clear the cargo yard and I needed a 3000 lb. Marine cargo pallet moved quickly and didn’t have a forklift available at the time. I told the Marine in charge about my situation and he told me, “No problem. I’ll get it moved.” He gathered about 12 Marines together and they picked up the pallet with their bare hands and moved it to where I needed it moved.

      Was that against regulations. Yes. Was there a safety issue with that, absolutely. Was I impressed? I clearly remember that moment as if it happened yesterday. I saw to it that they got preferential treatment from then on out. My brother was a Marine. My sister was a Marine. I’ve learned that there’s literally nothing that they can’t do. I saw them flying Harrier’s in Korea. I saw them march double time through a wrath-of-God thunderstorm and not miss a beat – even with lightning striking more than once within 1 mile. I served with them in Saudi when it was 134 degrees out and in a Phillippine jungle, thick with mosquitos.

      God bless our military. God has already blessed our Marines.

      *Salute

      • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

        Just when you think you have seen it all, look at WW2 films of beach landings. Look at the fortifictions, still in place, because congress didn’t want to ‘waste’ resources.

      • MiketheMarine

        Hoorah. Yep, that’s Marines for you. They remove the word “can’t” from your vocabulary very early on in training.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait for a return to the Clinton era days when guys could only go to the range every few months because their unit couldn’t afford ammo. Although I didn’t served during that time, I was too young, my father did and I know people now who served then.

    “Why aren’t your men ready and fully trained to complete the mission? Because sir, we don’t have the money in our budget to adequately train for the fight as needed.”

    • Anonymous

      I served during the clintoon administration and, durinig my six years there was a promotion freeze for four of them. I thought I hated the clintoons but now with Maobama, I have a new definition of hate.

      • Anonymous

        I was upset that Bill Clinton’s signature is on my honorable discharge papers. We suffered through a promotion freeze too. Part of why I got out. Imagine a “fair” U.S. where everyone remains where they are, no matter how hard or little they work.

        It’s wrong. Maobama’s wrong.

      • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

        Why, they are the same ilk. Who is sec of state? My list is a little longer than yours. My question is, how did they get elected? Join the militia.

    • Anonymous

      That happened all to often with me too. God didn’t intend the M-16 to fire 22 caliber rounds… it ain’t natural.

      • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

        Give me a scoped M-1, anytime.

        • Sober_Thinking

          Here here! That will be my rifle when I save enough…

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    Pookysgirl, I am so grateful to all of you for what you do for the rest of us. I get so furious at tax and spend liberals whose only cuts always only come first from the military. It’s disgusting and I wish we could send each one of them onto the front lines with the eqipment they try and send our boys and girls over there with. God Bless you and your husband.

    • MiketheMarine

      I feel the same way about attorneys. They want us to mirandize terrosts? No problem. Send some gov’t. lawyers on over the the ‘Stan and let THEM do it. Good luck.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        That’d work for me! Thank you my Marine. God Bless!

  • Anonymous

    When you have a democratic controlled house, senate and executive branch working in concert to undermine the military by promoting leftist staff and a willing bunch of anti-military sycophants in the media, it is easy to see why budgets are cut, ROE are recklessly implemented and morality is ignored. The very essence of our military is being diluted to meet the demands of the U.N. and the one worlders.

  • Anonymous

    When I retired from the USAF in the year 2000, airmen in my AFSC (Air Force Specialty Code) were being deployed an average of 300+ days a year. That means that they were missing birthdays, births, anniversaries, funerals, and general life by serving their country. Heck, I was in the Phillippines when the commercial: “Where’s the Beef” came out. I’ve never seen the commercial on T.V. – I never watched the Cosby Show when it was on because while I was serving, it had come and gone. In less than a year after I was married, I shipped over to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Storm and missed my 1 year anniversary.

    To gut the military and ration valuable and needed support and supplies (and manpower and tools) is inacceptable. It makes me feel like Jack Nicholson from the movie: A Few Good Men… I’d like to see Maobama take up a weapon and stand a post. And I’m sick of what he feels he and the dumb masses are entitled to.

    God bless our service men and women. May God bless their families. I pray almost everyday for our military to serve safely, professionally and honorably… and to come home when they are done. We cannot give too much to them – and that goes for law enforcement and fire departments at home also. Support and protect our brave service men and women. Because they support you… even if it means danger and loss to them.

    • Anonymous

      Amen and Amen!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Thank you for your service Sober_.

    • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

      Well, you might look at it this way, no one dropped bombs on Tulsa.

      • MiketheMarine

        Yet. For Griz, if Ron Paul wre to win a bomb might be dropped on Tulsa…..
        and LA and Richmond and Houston and St. Louis.

  • Anonymous

    Just a little reminder: We are broke.

    Are you all willing to pay considerably higher taxes to pay for this foreign policy of endless wars and presence around the world?

    Because you are going to pay one way or the other. Either taxes must be raised substantially to make up the deficit in revenues versus spending, or the government will continue to do what they are doing now…borrowing and printing the money, which is the hidden tax of inflation.

    So…overt tax increases, or covert tax increases? What say you all?

    • Amy

      Yes, but Constitutionally speaking… Defense is one of the very few things the Fed is supposed to fund. I’m all for as much defense spending as is necessary. The world is a nasty place and like it or not, we ARE the beacon for freedom. I won’t apologize for it and I won’t be dissuaded from my views regarding national security.

      • Anonymous

        Amy,
        I agree with you. The one item they’re supposed to be paying for is defense, not healthcare, ss, medicare, EPA, DOE, ATF, Dept. of Indoctrination, Dept. of Agriculture, and on, and on, and on. If they weren’t stealing money for things they aren’t supposed to be doing, they’d have enough for the things we are supposed to be doing.

      • Anonymous

        I agree that national defense is one of the few duties of the federal government (be careful abbreviating that as “Fed” as that typically means the Federal Reserve). You are supportive of “as much defense spending as is necessary” (whatever that is)…and you are willing to pay whatever taxes are required to fund that spending without borrowing and debasing the dollar?

        • Amy

          ??? Give me a break on the whole ‘high taxes thing…’ You know that all the entitlement crap is what is driving our deficit and debt. It’s not defense spending. Defense as a part of the GDP is not nearly as large (and growing) as entitlements and you know it.

          I’ll repeat: Defense is one of the very few things the Constitution allows the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT to spend dollars on.

          • grizzlybear71

            That’s fine. But what is Mr. Conservative, Rick Santorum, proposing to cut from the federal budget that will allow for the level of defense spending he (and you) insist is necessary? Is he willing to eliminate the Medicare Part D entitlement he voted to create? No, he has said that he stands by that decision (“but we should have funded it”). Newt and Romney support that massive entitlement too (or at least they did when they were campaigning in Florida). These three are completely full of crap and not one of them is even remotely conservative.

            • Amy

              He’s not proposing enough (nor is Newt or Romney)… but the White House isn’t the only answer to this problem. It’s only one side of the equation – or should I say 1/3 of the equation?

              I truly do appreciate Ron Paul and the fact that he brings the conversation back to what is constitutionally sound. I will vote for him if he’s the nominee (and without as much trepidation as Romney) – but his national security stand gives me pause. On that subject we will have to agree to disagree. I know I won’t change your mind and likewise I’m unwavering on my stand. :-)

              • grizzlybear71

                Keep in mind that your concern for Dr. Paul’s attitude on foreign policy is addressed by your first paragraph. If Congress declares war, President Paul will commit our forces to the effort and win decisively with as little life and treasure lost as possible.

    • blackbird

      Are you all willing to pay considerably higher taxes to study why Monkeys throw feces? http://www.therightscoop.com/wasteful-spending-half-million-to-study-why-monkeys-throw-feces/

      • Anonymous

        Of course not. None of the crap listed there has any Constitutional basis. But that is chump change compared to the federal defense budget and what we spend on unending wars.

        • blackbird

          “But that is chump change compared to the federal defense budget” yes, so that is where you begin to cut and leave leave all the waste and corruption for last if at all, cause you know they will do it as promised. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._Federal_Spending_-_FY_2011.png Priorities grizzly, Priorities http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/02/military-prorated-imminent-danger-pay-starts-this-month-020212w/

          Peace for our time ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_for_our_time

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            Thank you blackbird. Priorities is so right.

          • grizzlybear71

            So, Mr. blackbird, see that big red section in that pie graph in your link? The one that says “Medicare 23%” and represents the single largest portion of the budget? Do ya think ole’ Rick Santorum, “the most conservative candidate still remaining” according to Rush Limbaugh, would be willing to raise taxes substantially to cover the giant unfunded prescription drug program he helped add to that big red section back when he was a Senator? Newt supports Medicare Part D too…think he’d be willing to jack up taxes to cover it?

            • blackbird

              Hi grizzly, blackbird or John is fine. I support Governor Palin, will Santorum and Gingrich raise taxes “to cover the giant unfunded prescription drug program” they have said no, do I believe them, that depends on weather the Republicans can capture the Senate and strengthen the House.

            • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

              I dropped medicare, you can too.

              • grizzlybear71

                The question is…will a President Santorum drop Medicare Part D, which he voted to create? The answer is…not likely.

          • grizzlybear71
            • blackbird

              My link to Peace for our time http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_for_our_time was nothing more that to say its naive to think you can negotiate and trade with tyrants and the insane who wants to kill you because you do not believe as they do, you have nothing, absolutely nothing they want, these ignoble regimes are like rabid dogs indoctrinated from very young to kill and why would anyone want to trade with them? look around grizzly, this is not the 80’s.

              Thanks for the link, from the article “Paul would never have foisted an oil embargo on Japan” the question to ask is why did America foisted an oil embargo on Japan ~ http://askville.amazon.com/WW2-History-America-put-oil-embargo-Japan-excuse-start-war/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=51038887

              To Get Ron Paul’s Insanity, You Have To Understand Libertarianism ~ http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/12/to_get_ron_paul_you.html

              • grizzlybear71

                I didn’t get far into that article before I realized it was a bunch of nonsense. Ron Paul did not name his son Rand, he named him Randall. His name had nothing to do with Ayn Rand. “Rand” is a nickname given to him by his wife.

                When we go to war with Iran, keep in mind it will have nothing to do with nuclear weapons. It will be because they begin to sell their oil for gold and currencies other than the US dollar.

                • blackbird

                  grizzly, you are correct, “Ron Paul did not name his son Rand” thanks for the correction.

                  If you are talking about this: The demise of the dollar ~ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-demise-of-the-dollar-1798175.html then Iran is the least of the problem.

                • grizzlybear71

                  That is what I am talking about…check out the very last paragraph in your linked article.

                • blackbird

                  Just did. The last paragraph is speculation and in contradiction to the first. I also remember this: No boon for U.S. firms in Iraq oil deal auction ~ http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/12/12/us-iraq-usa-oil-idUSTRE5BB18Q20091212

                • grizzlybear71

                  How is the last paragraph speculation? Are you saying those events did not really happen?

                • blackbird

                  No. Some say for oil (speculation) others say to change the face of the Middle East over time to a more democratic, peaceful system of Government (speculation) the administration said for wmd’s. I am sure there are more speculations out there but if it was for the oil where is it. The Reuters article linked above is telling.

                • grizzlybear71

                  Oh, I see what you mean now. I think you are missing the point though…the idea is that our hegemony in terms of the petrodollar was at risk if Saddam started to sell his oil for Euros rather than US Dollars. We invaded under the administration’s premise of WMDs but we were actually invading to stop them from destroying the dollar. We only get away with the printing of money (inflation) the way we have because the Saudis and everyone else buy dollars to then buy oil with, under an agreement dating back to the early 1970s under Nixon. If and when that is broken, we are screwed as the USD will be toast. So…we are about to go to war with Iran, once again under the WMD narrative, but once again it is really about our petrodollar hegemony.

                • blackbird

                  I agree with you grizzly that without a strong and relatively debt free economy, the USD can be in peril.

                  But by the same token the share size of the U.S economy will have serious effect on these same market forces and Governments that are looking to bring down America through weakening her currency.

                  In the short term it may seem to work but imho will prove to be a most unwise thing to do.

                  Where you loose me grizzly is the war for oil argument, I understand where you are coming from but I just have more questions than answers with that argument.

    • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

      You’re right, we are. And spending like drunken sailors on their first shore leave.
      “We” are funding the National Endowment for the Arts, Planned Parenthood, public broadcasting, countless NGOs, foundations, and “education” grants for some truly mind numbingly ridiculous things. Almost all of these are “pet charities” of the very to uber wealthy and really would have very little trouble making up the difference.
      (though I’m sure it would result in much lamenting and protest). Cuts could certainly be made to certain Parks and Wildlife programs without degrading services to park visitors. (Didja know housing will be built for participants in a certain project that relocates a breed of endangered turtles from Mexico to Texas and will eventually close off public access to a national park?) Then there are all the special deals Congressmen make with one another for supporting legislation- how about they just do what’s right for the country instead of being pimps? How about Washington conducts it’s bureaucracies the way a business would, tightening their belts and cutting waste- and REALLY get real about what’s absolutely necessary? And subsidies. That’s just a start.

      0_o It’s like listening to a cacophony of power tools, kitchen appliances, and my dogs after a fire truck every time a Paulite speaks. (no you didn’t go off, but since the debates, it’s become a trigger)

      • Anonymous

        Maybe those power tools, appliances and dogs will wake you and others up to the fact that we have no money. ;)

        • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

          Did you read what I wrote? We “have the money” to discard perfectly good cars, bail out crooked banks & traders, entitlements and loans/ subsidies for failed “green” energy startups, etc out the wazoo + all of the above but we don’t have the money to sufficiently finish what we started or do it effectively and protect our country?
          This sounds more like a priorities problem to me.

          • Anonymous

            There is only one candidate who is proposing the extensive spending cuts elsewhere in the federal government to allow for an adequately funded defense.

            • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

              Yes, I know. It’s Newt Gingrich.

              Seriously, Grizzly. Why is Dr Paul wasting our time running for president? He says himself that he’s not serious about it. He has never been able to catch on as a leader in Congress. Even he says he’s not going to be nominated. It’s irritating.
              One of these days he’s going to bust a blood vessel getting all wound up like that. Hopefully *not* on live tv. er internet.

              Seriously, *what* does he want from all this?

              • grizzlybear71

                I would say that Dr. Paul would like all Americans to think very seriously about our freedoms and what the proper role of government is in our lives.

                • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

                  I can’t believe that he- or anyone who is in any contact with the politics junkies on these blogs and comments sections could not know that we think about these things constantly, every day. Obsessively. I’m afraid he is- and you are, preaching to the choir.

                  And have to I wonder why he and his followers- you, aren’t throwing body & soul into reaching the democrats/ liberals because they either don’t realize the consequences of what they’re doing or they don’t care.

            • MiketheMarine

              Ron Paul is like that mouthy friend you occassionally go to a bar with. Sure, he pays the tab but he also gets YOU punched in the mouth ’cause he doesn’t get why telling a big drunk biker to screw off is a bad idea.

          • blackbird

            Exactly Kari, I completely agree. Its about priorities, just that Washington only cares about its own priorities for power instead of doing what is right by the folks.

            • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

              There you go again, injecting reason.

        • MiketheMarine

          That’s right. Stop foreign aid and stop giving illegals free medical treatment and knock off food stamps and unemployment benefits for life.

      • NYGino

        Kari, are you saying that spending over $3,000,000.00 to study shrimp on a treadmill is not worthy of your hard earned tax dollars?

        • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

          I hope you’re joking, Gino, but I’m afraid you might not be. Don’t tell me. Any day now, I’m going to be that most unladylike lunatic who called screaming WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!

          Luckily, I misplace everything & come to my senses before I can find the number.

      • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

        I object! As a drunken sailor, I never wasted money like that!

        • MiketheMarine

          I did. I blew through cash in Norway but had a nordic goddess who helped. What a trip that was. Sigh……

    • MiketheMarine

      No, you are missing the point. Every nickel spent of our military is well spent and a bargain. We need to stop giving money to Paki, Afghani, and all those other countries run by muslim despots.

      • grizzlybear71

        OK, that’s fine. But to spend that prolifically on defense, we need to cut spending substantially elsewhere…such as in the federal bureaucracy and entitlements. The guy who most here seem to support as the person to get that done (Santorum) has a record of doing just the opposite while a member of the Senate…he voted to raise the debt “ceiling” five times and to create the biggest unfunded entitlement (Medicare Part D) since LBJ.

  • http://twitter.com/Winston80 Winston

    Obama has been a disaster… How on earth America elected this douchebag?

  • http://twitter.com/Winston80 Winston

    Obama has been a disaster… How on earth America elected this douchebag?

    • NYGino

      Ignorance.

  • Anonymous

    If you like being angry and disheveled then watch what Obama plans to do with our nukes. Keep an aspirin close.

    http://freebeacon.com/nuking-our-nukes/

    • Amy

      And some pepto… I hope the Pentagon tells him to pound sand.

  • Anonymous

    Made do with less for the last 3 years?!?!?? Sigh…

    Hasn’t Obama raised the defense budget each of his 3 years? Wasn’t there a surge?? Maybe I read some liberal hippie newspaper, but aren’t those facts? Is it really wise to pick on Obama for his military record? Which contrary to GOP belief, Obama has credibility in this department. Besides, what about all the racket over the deficit and how broke we are… do we really need to keep throwing more money into the military as we back out of Afghanistan and Iraq?

    I am a liberal, however I would like to see Obama challenged. But the Republicans are choosing the wrong battles… challenging his military record? I don’t think that’ll fly, an incumbent president who is ending wars, killing Al Qaeda, and is FINALLY shrinking the military budget by a paltry percentage. Anti homosexual? The public has grown overly accepting of homosexuals and their right to marry. Anti birth control? Forget how many women are in favor of birth control, but Catholics as well. When we watch shows like Hannity and see a bunch of religious (male) leaders condemning contraception, we aren’t receiving an accurate perception. Let’s get it together people.

    • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

      You forgot helping the Muslim Brotherhood destabilize Egypt and Libya and coming soon, Syria- undermining our main energy sources while destroying our potential to replace it.
      If you’re reading liberal hippie newspapers and lefty websites, you Are. Not. getting the facts. Been there, done that. And it’s as loony two shoes as ever.

      (& I forgot to include housing, food, medical care, cell phones & Lord Knows what else for people who are here illegally, and their fruitfulness, in my rant above)

      • MiketheMarine

        Don’t forget the illegal war in Libya.

    • MiketheMarine

      No, Jay. Your boy in the “House” has been giving billions of actual US dollars to the bad guys, trying to buy their best behavior and putting those dollars on the DOD budget. Our troops don’t see that cash. He is giving away the farm to the enemy and blaming it on the good guys. He is a criminal and I believe he is the enemy too.

  • http://interbel.net/ A_10_Thunderbolt_ll_warthog

    Well conservative vets you get disabled in the line of duty do not go the the right planet is owner will make fun of your disability and banded you and send you personal e-male attacks for being conservative disabled band that page

  • Anonymous

    I disagree Pookiesgirl, we WILL see WW3. Everything else, I agree with you.

    • MiketheMarine

      Sadly, it is inevitable. And all you Paul supports need to recognize that if he were to win, he will accellerate WWIII.

  • blackbird

    Thanks TRS and pookysgirl for this post. As I was reading your post pookysgirl I was thinking, this is the Commander in Chief you deserve, she starts off most of her speeches like this:

    …If YOU love your freedom, then you thank a Vet. So that’s what we’re gonna do right now. Raise your hand if you have served past or present in the United States military because we salute you, God Bless You!

    • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

      AS a drunken sailor, I rarely let a vet buy a beer. Is that wrong?

      • blackbird

        Not at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

    With the exception of Jesus, nobody has done more to improve man’s condition on this earth than the US military.

    It’s beyond time to take the military budget off the political table. I think we need a constitutional amendment that pegs military spending at 4% of the prior budget year’s GDP so it can never be used as a wedge issue again. The US economy drives the world’s economy. Our economy cannot be strong and growing if our country and our interests abroad aren’t secure.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    I sincerely believe that POTUS is crazy

    He is doing everything backwards – He is EMPOWERING the BAD Muslims – destroying Israel –

    Pushing the US into a ditch –

    Declaring war on religion – Starting “class” warfare –

    Causing the PERCEPTION of Racism to accelerate

    Being divisive in general – especially along Partisan lines

    Destroying US exceptionalism – encouraging the growth of other Countries AT THE EXPENSE of the US –

    Discourages job creation –

    TRAMPLES the CONSTITUTION — BLAH _ BLAH _ BLAH

    Weakening the Military and telling everyone about it !

    He truly is killing this Country!

    Is it just me – What the FRACK is going on here?

    Saying it will stop in 2012 is not good enough – People must be outraged – I don’t see it yet –

    I don’t see or hear the passion or frustration of the citizens

    Please fill me in on what to do

    • NYGino

      Joe, keep doing what you’re doing. Don’t despair, spread the word to those who are not aware, stay outraged in a controlled way, be informed, be skeptical, vote your heart, love America. Understand that not everybody knows what you know or realizes what you know. Educate them. Pray.

    • MiketheMarine

      I don’t strike you as outraged and overly vocal, Joe? Give me a second, I’ll try harder. :)

  • PFFV

    Of course the only cuts Democrats can make would be in Defense. The arrogant and pompous Democrats always want to cut the department that keeps this nation safe. Where are the 70,000+ jobs going to come from for these laid off military service men and women? Why is it that Police and Firemen can never be cut but the military always can be? I think our service men and women are as important (I believe more so) as our local police and fire personnel. I would much rather fight our enemies on their turf than on ours. Obama is dismantling everything that stands for this nations greatness. Our enemies laugh at us; our allies don’t trust us anymore. Obama has done more to destroy the American Dream than any other President in history. I loathe and despise him for what he has done to my (and yours) children and grandchildren’s futures. They will not have the same opportunities as we have had, thanks to Obama and his mindless idiot followers.

    • NYGino

      PFFV, As stated above by pookysgirl, there is a Constitutional mandate to defend our country. This administration is abdicating this mandate with political abandon. as you say, “..Obama and his mindless idiot followers” are doing more to destroy the American dream (actually America itself) than any other President in history. Believe me, you are far from being alone in your passion. This country will not be taken down .

  • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

    Pooky, welcome to military life. FDR, Truman, Ike, and Clinton, and Carter, all stripped the military. You may remember the effects of those guys. You may be the best of the best, but demogods care nothing for you. While America cheers for you, these people will always use assets to buy votes, not save hero’s lives. FYI, Ob has gutted the state dept., to use money to throw at the Chicago dumb bunnies. He also lies about just everything. God bless you, and your family, and may He keep you safe. America loves you, be reassured.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PDX76CPP6MQJH4EYIKVHYP35KI reXteryalizer

    Want to thank all of you, for your Powerfull stand against Oboma & His Corrupted political partners.

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    HIMSELF

    Barack Hussein Obama II (

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    To see HORRIBLE HONOR Killings~` HATE CRIMES ]`~ ! eXecuted by the CLINTON,RENO and ATF Media WHO COMMITTED H0NOR KILLINGs [

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  • Jay

    We really need our military. I was watching this “Doomsday Preppers” show and a liberal east coast couple were featured who refused to take any measures to defend themselves in the case of a WROL situation. These are the same kind that hate the military and think if we just be nice to the Muslims they’ll leave us alone. But when the SHTF, these will be the first ones to cry for the government (or somebody) to come and help them. Pathetic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

    RS, the text is too long, and I believe you don’t let us use hate words.