By The Right Scoop


Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Martha McSally flew an A-10 Warthog and was the first woman in U.S. history to command a fighter squadron in combat. Can she get any more awesome? Yes she can. She also sued the Pentagon over requiring women to wear Muslim garb when they were off base in Saudi Arabia. She ended up going the legislation route and getting it passed (on both sides of the aisle) to stop what she calls a female apartheid on the military and bad policy. She says her oath is to the Constitution only, not some religious law in Saudi Arabia.

After serving her country she is now running for the House in Arizona to replace Gabby Giffords and boy do I ever hope she wins.

Watch her interview:

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  • BabyMal

    There’s a woman with some balls! :)

    • TexasEnforcer

      Or like we say in South Texas…….major cajones.

      • white531

        Actually Texas, she doesn’t have cajones, in the sense, that you mean.
        She just has a lot of determination, and a lot of real guts.

        But, I get your meaning. :)

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          Rising above reducing courage to the language of private parts is something I appreciate.

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Stewie

    Flying the A-10…….soooo hot!

    • NoToTyrants

      You said it Stewie.

    • tvlgds

      Amen! That is one awesome piece of machinery!

      • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Stewie

        Absolutely- When I was in grade school I wrote a couple page paper on it….and it started a childhood fascination with military planes. That thing, IIRC, could take the most severe beatings and remain airborne. Too bad they retired it. I had a thing for the SR-71 too.

        • tvlgds

          I spent the first 21 yrs. of my life as an AF dependent, and I’ve been enamored with military aircraft my whole life. We were stationed with the U-2’s in the 60’s and even though I was just a kid, I remember them well. The SR71 was a beast, although I never saw it fly. There is one on display at Lackland, here in SA. Awesome! Some people I know at the company where I worked up until a year ago are doing the retrofitting on the A-10.

          • white531

            I once saw an SR71 take off. I will never forget that image. It rolled down the runway, until it achieved flight speed. As it lifted off the runway, it went vertical. I mean that. It went absolutely vertical. In a minute, it was gone. Disappeared. It would use a large amount of its fuel on takeoff. It would then be re-fueled aloft, for its mission.

            The SR71, or Blackbird, as it was affectionately called, was a wonder of engineering. The invention of Kelly Johnson, the engineering mastermind of Lockheed Aircraft. Created in what was known as the, “Skunkworks,” in Burbank, California.

            Those of you, who know aircraft, are familiar with what I am saying.
            It was a glorious time in our history. I would hope we could get there again. We won’t do it, with a Communist Muslim, for a President.

            • tvlgds

              The U2’s did the same thing and they always broke the sound barrier. We lived with sonic booms at Laughlin. Very familiar with Skunkworks. I have done much travel arranging for Lockheed in the past. In fact, I have one of the cute little skunk pins that they gave me. They’ve made, and are still making, some fascinating aircraft! I watched a show a couple weeks ago about Hangar 49 in CA-it’s as well guarded as area 51. I hadn’t heard of it, but once the show got going, I KNEW Skunkworks had to be there- yep, it is, along with Northrop and some others. Fascinating show! Another great show was on PBS–Raptor Force. I knew that the study of peregrine falcons had contributed to a lot of our aircraft technology (I’ve been following the San Jose City Hall peregrines for about 7 seasons now and have learned a lot!) but they also mounted cameras on other raptors and studied the movements of the wings and tails, and appliedthat science to our aircraft. Amazing, amazing stuff! I already knew that peregrines could dive in excess of 200 mph, and it’s fascinating to watch. The F22 Raptor was featured on the show, and man, that thing can shape shift.

              • white531

                Thanks, tvlgds.

                What a great place to come to, in the evening. There is nothing on the web, like Scoop.

                All of the collected experience of our lives, are condensed here each evening, on this one site.

                I don’t even visit other sites anymore. Why bother?

                • tvlgds

                  It is an amazing place, isn’t it? It’s pretty much been home since I found it many months ago. Other than my Saints sites, and the local news sites, I don’t participate in too many forums. Most of what I need is right here. I learn from everyone here, and the fact that the trolls are regulated helps make it a great place to hang out.

            • http://www.facebook.com/quindan Daniel Quinn

              I worked in flight ops and when ever the SR-71 was going to take off they would clear the runways. It would taxi out and go, no waiting around. Another nick name for it was the “Habu” (poisonous snake in Okinawa Japan).

              • Dukehoopsfan

                “Habu” – a member of the cobra family, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

    HOORAH!!!!!!

  • LeonidasOfSparta1957

    A10 pilot– wow. That is a dream of mine, to fly one.

    • NoToTyrants
      • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

        Excellent compelling videos!

      • tshtsh

        As I watched the Warthog video, I could not help thinking about Libya and our men being left behind by creatures that do not belong in the same room with our military, both pansy and b.o. know it too.

        • NoToTyrants

          From what I understand, we had these very aircraft on alert in Sicily just 20 Minutes away, ready to rescue the Ambassador and the Seals, but they were told to stand down. Just one A-10 could have obliterated the Al-Qaeda forces attacking the Consulate.

  • http://twitter.com/08hayabusa 08hayabusa

    Go Martha! As a fellow Arizonan I’m cheering you on. If you were running in my district you would definitely have my vote. All I can do is contribute to your campaign which I have already done.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Do what I did I moved so I can vote for Allen West…….lol

  • proudhispanicconservative

    This is another star, for us just like Mia Love
    (just in case you wanted to know Mia 54% her competitor 40%)
    Now lets put her over the top, and lets get her elected.

    • PJRodman

      Love this…emotional ties to Gifford will play a role, but she is undoubtedly the best candidate to fill the slot. Oh and BTW…did ya see Scoop has the full speech up…so you can quit begging?

      • proudhispanicconservative

        Yes I was able to see it and it was amazing, and yes I am going to stop complaining now ok……:) Lmao

    • BlueGood

      Thanx for that PHC, I havennt seen anything lately about Mia…she is CRUSHING the Libtard….She will CRUSH wasteful Spending on the Hill…

      So glad she will get in!

    • Orangeone

      Thank you for the stats!

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

    Oh man! Love her! I hope she wins too!

    • PJRodman

      We could’ve sent her some of that irresistible scent Eau de Bacon to drive the men in Afghanistan wild and tell them where to shove their “garb”

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

        Yeah baby! That’d have been awesome lol. Speaking of pork… mmmm bacon.

      • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Stewie

        haha- nice!

  • 911Infidel

    Yeah and if you’re against women in combat she wants to kick you in the “Jimmy.”

    http://patdollard.com/2012/02/colonel-martha-mcsally-on-santorum-i-wanted-to-go-kick-him-in-the-jimmy/

    • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Stewie

      I will never understand what a combat situation is like, but I think it should be up to the people that want to serve. I had a friend in college, small guy and about 30 yrs old with a family- he had spent most of his time in the military which is why he was in college at such a late age. He was infantry (he called himself a grunt), but he didn’t care…..he signed back up knowing what was in store for him. Bravery is not limited by gender, and those that want to fight should have the right to defend those they love no matter the issue. It’s a choice that most people can’t make—those that do make that choice should be treated like the warriors they are.

      • 911Infidel

        You have a civilian’s understanding of what it takes to be an Infantryman bud. Basic for me was a rough course. It was extremely physical. Lots of long marches, lots of running, push ups, situps, parallel bars, obstacle course, etc. It was not a place for people who don’t have the physical charcteristics to go through it.

        I breezed over reverse walls, Ate up grass drills.Got into a push-up contest with a DI. And won. We hit 65 4 count pushups (that’s 65 x2) before he quit. And I was just getting started. I did 30 pullups before chow each morning, and came in third in the 2-mile run with a time that was 9 min 35 seconds.

        On a good day, Zena couldn’t hang with my young self. Oh and I smoked my whole Company when we went to the USMC Amphib School one year. I used to love climbing ropes and swinging through windows and over high walls. And carrying 75 lbs of stuff on my back in South America in that cruddy tropical climate, was something that a number of those men there had a hard time doing too.

        In Canada not long ago, they opened up the combat arms to women. One woman in all of Canada made it through Artillery School….one…

        Women aren’t made for the Combat Arms. Men have that testosterone thing going for them, that makes even little guys able to kick a$$ and take names…

        It isn’t a matter of gender, bud. Its a matter of physiology.

        • famouswolf

          Quoted for truth.

          Navy here, and the closest I came to infantry was being in a shore party rifle platoon. The Navy still had the Garand, then, Infidel, so we had at least one up on the Marines. I always thought the idea of providing fire support for a battalion of Marines was sort of humorous, but whatever, there we were. (1973, ORI NATO war games off Crete, practicing amphibious assault).

          But…I went into boot at 240 pudgy pounds and came out eleven weeks later 185 pounds of attitude. Graduation day was one of the proudest of my life.

          Multiply that by a magnitude or two and that’s the training Infidel is talking about.

          • 911Infidel

            Awesome. My boss is former Navy and he’s got a similar story. To say that the old Navy was different from the modern one is an understatement.

          • BikerHoop

            I was involved in those games, too, as a helicopter crewman/rescue swimmer aboard the USS Independence. Lots of fond memories of that time of my life.

    • white531

      They may never be Marines, Infidel, but they can damned sure fly airplanes.

      The best female acrobatic pilot in history, is Svetlana Kapanina.

      You wanna get sick, watch this video:

      Almost forgot, she’s a Pharmacist.

      • 911Infidel

        You don’t have to be a Marine to fly an airplane. Or an Army grunt. Amelia Earhart proved that. But that ain’t the point. I’ll put that little infantry guy…Army or Marine up against Zena any day in an Infantry or an artillery setting. I’d much rather be around a couple of hard core male grunts when I’m injured, than trust some female ego to carry me to safety.Physiology wins out over political correctness as far as I’m concerned. I’ll go with the heavily testosteroned male until some female finally gets on the football field and blocks that 320 lb male defensive lineman; or breaks the male record for the marathon; or can lift more weight than the strongest male…and then I’ll be convinced that God was wrong when he made females and males so different in physical abilities from one another.

        • kong1967

          I tend to agree about the physical aspect of it, but there are duties that women can do that don’t require a lot of muscle and I’m all for that. I’m not comfortable with them being on the front line shooting at guys that want to rape them then behead them. If I was with a woman it would be my natural instinct to protect her instead of focusing on what needed to be done. I hope that doesn’t make me a sexist or anything. I want women to pursue and succeed at their dreams just like any man would, whether it be in the home or in the field.

          • 911Infidel

            That is the natural inclination of men…to protect women. That is a built-in mechanism that God put there. Personally I’m not looking forward to the day that one of our fast movers gets shot down over a place like Iran and someone like McSally ends up in the hands of the evil ones that run Evin Prison. But maybe that’s the kind of thing this country needs to wise up.

            The Israelis had an experience in… I believe the 6 days war… when they took back their capitol. If I’m not mistaken an all-female unit took on an Arab unit and held their own. But when it was over, the sight of so many female parts lying on the battlefield shattered Israeli society. Now Israeli women are allowed to train the men, but not go into combat with them. Yes they are border guards and lots of other things. But they are integral to the survival of their society. If all the women are dead, who is going to produce the next generation?

            God made women as a helpmate for men, not the leader of men…the helper. That’s His perogative. Its His creation’s perogative to ignor it…at their own peril.

            I also believe that if we do not get it together and follow God’s ways, God will send another group of people into the West to make us follow His agenda like it or not.

            Societal experimentation over the last 40 years in society and in the military other than racial integration has been an epic failure. But by all means continue to deball the men. When Islam finally comes to conquer all of the West, there won’t be enough Spartans left to stop them; they’ll be too busy doing their best Justin Bieber imitation and enjoying their metrosexual lifestyles to care.

            • kong1967

              You make a lot of good points. Some women aren’t the child bearing type, though, and that’s their right. Most women will not join the military anyway.

              I just hope we never see the day when women are drafted along with the men. I can live with the volunteers as long as they are doing what they want to do and only what they can handle…and as long as it doesn’t jeopardize any missions. I don’t want to see women’s body parts after a battle. I couldn’t handle it. It’s bad enough seeing the men.

              • 911Infidel

                That’s my point. Let the men bear the burden…its their God-given job to do.

                • kong1967

                  I’m sure a lot of women would take issue with that, but when it comes to war I tend to agree with you.

                • 911Infidel

                  They do and I don’t give a eff.

                • kong1967

                  Lol, you’re funny. I’m not going to touch that with a ten foot pole.

                • 911Infidel

                  Funny thing, I’ve pulled many an enlisted and officer aside and asked them their views based on their personal experience…that include Desert Storm, Desert Shield and these two wars. Guess what? I’m not alone in my views on the subject.

                • kong1967

                  Of that I’m certain. I’m not against your views, either, and they have complete legitimacy. I will leave this decision up to those in the military and the women who want to join (including their families). All I know is that I would croak if my daughter wanted to be on the front lines fighting the Taliban.

                • 911Infidel

                  Yeah just like we left the decision about Don’t Ask Don’t tell to the government. And Fleet Week was ruined forever. “Righteousness exalts a nation. But sin is a reproach to its people.” Like the candidate said: Leadership sometimes requires taking a stand and finding yourself all by your lonesome. Or words to that effect. Yep it sure does.

                • kong1967

                  Lol, I didn’t say to leave it up to the government. I am talking about military command and soldiers such as yourself. They would know the impacts much more than I.

                • 911Infidel

                  The military takes orders from the civilian government. Trouble is there aren’t enough officers with the balls to tell the civilians to go eff off.

                • kong1967

                  Lol, I wouldn’t know how to fix that.

                • 911Infidel

                  Easy, fire all the officers above the rank of Brigadier and start all over again. Give Gen Mathis temporary command and then give every new JCS officer a CSM Plumley. Hire the Hal Moores and Jerry Boykins. Fire all the Petraeouses. Promote the Col Harry Tunnells.

                • kong1967

                  Good luck with that. Romney himself would have to start rolling the ball. Maybe he will, but I doubt it.

                • 911Infidel

                  Depends on who he picks for NSA, CIA and Defense.

          • Galatiansch2vs20

            No, not sexist at all, but demonstrating you have the God-given instinct of protecting women. There was a woman in the military I heard fairly recently who conceded that her body just did not have the same capability as the men did.

            Though woman was created in the image of God, just as man was, the woman is the weaker vessel.
            (I Peter 3:7)

            • kong1967

              Kind of a spin-off here. You said that it’s a “God-given instinct”, and I agree. But what does that say about the muslim men that use women and children as shields? “Satan-given instinct”? I already believe it’s a satanic cult, so that makes perfect sense to me.

              • Galatiansch2vs20

                Islam is Satanic. And the instinct of self preservation regardless of the cost to others comes out of human hearts of wickedness.

                ‘The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?’
                Jeremiah 17:9 KJV

            • freenca

              Come on , They are just as strong, just in different ways, that’s all. Men have it in physical strength, women in nurturing and patience.

              • Galatiansch2vs20

                I was referencing a Bible verse- if you disagree with it, your argument is with God, not with me. (I Peter 3:7)

                • freenca

                  My only point is that we do each have our special roles as GOD ordains, so we do agree!

                • Galatiansch2vs20

                  ‘Come on , They are just as strong…’ seemed like you were in contention with the verse I was referencing. Glad if you agree!

                • freenca

                  You get me to look up more verses than anyone here, Thank you for that! I have to admit that I am not knowledgable in biblical teachings beyond the Sunday school teachings of a child and being here at RS is giving me a new appreciations for the Bible that I’ve never had before. Forgive my ignorance if you will, please.
                  We all have most to learn of HIS will.

                • Galatiansch2vs20

                  I am blessed to have excellent Bible teaching at my local church and here are a couple links to favorite Bible teachers I also enjoy listening to online:

                  http://www.truthforlife.org/resources/sermon/

                  http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/scripture/1-peter

                • freenca

                  Thank you, Galatians!

        • anotherworriedmom

          I played basketball in college 25 years ago. When I wasn’t studying or practicing I would go to the student athletic center to play pick up games. Of couse, I was the only female in the gym. But, because I could run and I wasn’t afraid, the guys were nice enough to let me play. I mention this because I learned the hard way that I was never going to be able to stop a 185 lb man dribbling down the court when I weighed 125. Just not gonna happen. So as much as I’d like to argue with your “theory” I can’t because you are correct.

          • 911Infidel

            When I was a kid we played football and baseball alot. We had both boys and girls mixed in most of our sandlot games. Nobody gave a crap about the sex of the player. We just wanted to have a game. When we were looking for a first baseman or an extra reciever in football, we didn’t give a flip if the player was a female. My sisters, my female cousins (and I have a bunch) and all their girlfriends all played sports. And when you got large families of 7 kids per family…it was just a normal part of life for the girls and the boys to play sports together. The girls were all-girlie girls who wore dresses and played with dolls; and the boys were a bunch of aggressive gum chewing Spartans who liked to fight, play sports and watch pretty girls. But no guy ever hurt any girl. In fact, they treated them with kid gloves. Our parents told us, girls are soft, and gentle and you boys are their protectors. So do your job. And don’t even think about popping one of them unless you want a punch in the face. So, we boys complied. A good time was had by all. And believe me the adult men weren’t in charge of shite. The adult men were the enforcers of the women. It was the women who ran the show. And the young girls ALWAYS knew that they had the upper hand. And the women were smart enough to understand that the lioness who knows how to roar, also knows when to purr. Now that’s real power.

            • anotherworriedmom

              I’ve been married for 25 years to a guy just like you. He’s a wonderful person too.

              Now go vote!

              _____

      • kong1967

        Wow, that was very impressive. I wouldn’t have made it past the first 5G turn. EJECT!! I love air shows, and that ranked right up with the best.

    • kong1967

      Santorum is stuck in the “women should be in the kitchen” mode. His comment wasn’t about lack of muscle to do the job, it was about emotions. I was kinda appalled at what he said, and I loved her comment “I wanted to kick him in the Jimmy”. I laughed my @ss off.

      That said, there are things most women aren’t going to be able to do….such as carry around a heavy pack for miles on end. Princess type women won’t volunteer to do anything like this anyway, but I welcome their effort to try. With that said, most men wouldn’t be able to do it, either. A lot of it is pure muscle capabilities.

      But I am all for women joining the military if they can handle the tasks required of them. I must admit that I don’t like the idea of them being on the front lines because I have always viewed women as precious and something to be treated softly, open the car door for them, etc….and I don’t mean that with disrespect. I have never viewed them as being lesser, or unequal to men. I have always thought them to be smarter.

      It’s a different age and I’m going to have to get used to women getting shot on the front lines. I hate the idea. Muslims kill women, we protect them.

      • 911Infidel

        For 40 years now women (not all) have been turning their men….not into Spartans…but to little girls. I got a friend who has a son who is a perfect example of that. He’s 6’2 and has a haircut that is the same as his mom’s and his sister. He’s a wimp. His mother is a control freak who wears the pants in the family. This is a small representation of a larger problem which has been pushed by the Indoctrination centers that some dare call schools. Deballing men and taking over jobs and occupations is not indicitive of a society that wishes to survive, or to win wars. It is indicitive of men who have lost their place in society and of women (some) whose egos try to override nature itself. Physiology is not about era. Its about physics. Then again, in a society where there is no God, anything becomes possible…excluding of course, victory in war.

        • kong1967

          Our lack of being able to be victorious in war has been political, and it depends on the definition of victorious. We kicked Saddam and his army’s @ss. Our military won the war easily. Our politicians, then and now, handle the vacuum like a bunch of wussies and tie the hands of our soldiers behind their backs and won’t let them achieve the necessary goals….destroy the enemy. I don’t think it has anything to do with women.

          Are you saying that women shouldn’t be in the military at all? Not even in positions where they are not directly on the battlefield? I disagree with going that far, but I understand your argument for it.

          • 911Infidel

            You’re making my point. Who do you think started all that modern UN, Geneva convention crap? Elanor Roosevelt who was a progressive idiot.

            Hell the Kenyans got more balls. They went into Somalia and didn’t care one whit about collateral damage. They used artillery and mortars on whatever target Al Shahab was in or at, irrespective of civilian casualties. Did you hear anything about that in the UN? Hell no. That’s how we should fight.

            I don’t want women in combat…period. I want the men to get off their lazy asses and do what Spartans are suppose to do. Support roles is one thing, but on asymetric battle space, there are no front lines and everyone, men or women are on the battlefield. Hence the need for more men.

            • kong1967

              Lol, you left me nothing to argue against. I don’t know how much of that can be attributed to women, but the idea stands. Society has gotten too soft in war. I agree. If there are terrorists living in a residence with non-violent citizens, blow the house up….I don’t care. If you harbor terrorists you can go down with them, too.

              • 911Infidel

                Exactly. It was good enough in WWII and WWI. Oh wait we won those wars didn’t we. Hmmmm….I wonder why. (Sarc)

                • kong1967

                  Lol, it’s not sarcasm when it’s true. You’re right.

  • SFCDeano

    She’s in my district and I voted for her.

    • BlueGood

      I like this “LADY”….Martha McSally stood up to Rumsfeld & the Military and WON…Standing up Congress to Spendthrifts will be a lead pipe cinch for her!

      GO MARTHA!

    • Orangeone

      Thank you!

  • proudhispanicconservative
    • kong1967

      Was she ever a star? She’s like a bottle rocket that’s a dud.

    • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

      She drew 40 this time. Last time she drew 10.. I guess this time she invited more of her family to bolster the numbers. Ha!

      • freenca

        Couldn’t have been any of her kids though.

        • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

          Good one!

  • hbnolikeee

    Holy moly there is the reminder. That is what this country is about!

  • white531

    She’s in my district, too. She’s golden. She believes in what we all believe in. But, she’s a girl. The media will attack her, just like they did, Sarah Palin. She needs our support.

    • famouswolf

      You all need to get that girl in there, she sounds like exactly what we need.

      • white531

        She’s pretty cool stuff.

      • kong1967

        They talk about a war on women, but I love seeing women do things that typically only men are thought of as doing. It’s kick butt!! Well, until it comes to weight lifting and looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Top Gun” material, though…..extremely inspiring and I love it.

    • kong1967

      Libs attack conservative blacks and women more than any others. Dems act as if they own those two groups, and if you don’t step in line you are a traitor against your own race or gender. It’s appalling, and I hope more and more women and blacks realize it and tell Dems to take a hike.

  • white531

    Don’t know where I read this, but the female physique can take more G’s than their male counterparts.

    That being said, the males have more of the killer instinct.

    The man who wrote that theory, hasn’t met my wife. :)

  • PVG

    WOW! The GOP has a very deep bench.

    • aposematic

      Now, if we can only retire those old decrepit GOP coaches that keep them benched…

  • http://twitter.com/WinstonCN Winston Smith

    I hope she wins

  • SaraPFan

    Dang, I haven’t even seen the video yet and I’m already impressed based on this RS write up.

  • theresaaa

    She makes me proud !

  • MaxineCA

    Hey, question for those that live in her district, does that also include Davis Monthan AFB? Could that possibly give her an edge over the libs in Tucson and the U of A crowd?

  • leel004

    Love it ! Male opponent accuses her with war on women, with a history of fighting wearing the burka….you can’t make this stuff up !

    Kinda feel sorry for the lib women democraps….vote for someone who REALLY DID fight a war on women AND won, or vote for the loser team of craps. Will lib women vote for the brain or da vagina…woe iz them….

    Another great race to watch ! Keep us posted on the election night with great races like this one.

    Thanks Scoop for this clip.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Huddleston/1320647784 Andrew Huddleston

    She HAS to win. What a great person!

  • Rocco11

    I see why her opponent was afraid to appear, she’s a hero, he’s a zero.

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    This was the first time I ever saw Lt. Col. Martha McSally. She seemed like a fine person and I really hope she wins. Good luck to her!

    • kong1967

      I saw another speech where she talked about walking a mile in her shoes in the muslim world. She was even better in that speech.

  • Rshill7

    Part of my growing years was as a kid on Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in the 70’s. The main plane on the base at that time was the A-10 Warthog. I remember thinking how funky they looked after living on bases such as Nellis Air Force Base which had the F-4 Phantom and was the home of the Thunderbirds. I also remember in the 70’s when the Thunderbirds switched from the F-4 to the T-38 I believe it was. The T-38’s used waaay less fuel. The Thunderbirds used to practice a lot over N.A.F.B., so we saw jaw-dropping aerobatics many times per month.

    Anyway, the thing that always amazed me about the A-10 was how slow it could go. I don’t remember the exact speed but it was somewhere around 45 mph and could turn on a dime. It seemed to act like a helicopter at times. My Dad was in avionics maint. squadron which handled the electronics on AF planes.

    On many occasions Dad would take our big console TV apart on the living room floor and spread out all the parts. Had to replace the picture tube several times, and various vacuum tubes a few times too. Remember the vacuum tubes? Can you imagine wearing a wristwatch with vacuum tube technology?

    OK I rambled and now am not even sure disqus will post this because it says at the top of the page that they are in maint. mode. Oh well…here goes. Use it or lose it.

    Oh, and GO, Go, Go, Martha McSall! Salute! Here’s a slogan:

    It ain’t silly to vote McSally! Have a great day friends.

  • Nopefull

    If this war hero isn’t elected over that democrat putz, I’ve lost all hope. The war on women is real, just like the war on minorities, and it is lead by democrats that cannot stand to have women off their backs and blacks out of the ghettos.

    • kong1967

      That’s spot on. Dems rely on the vote from dependent women and blacks, and those that aren’t dependent they try to lure by saying Republicans hate them. Dems cannot afford for either of those groups to become independent or to realize that Republicans are not against them or their values.

      As a result, blacks and women vote against their best interests by falling for the propaganda from the left.

  • StandProudNow

    Nice! This is the kind of people we need in Congress. Hope she wins!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1346962528 Steve Gudelj

    awesome interview. go martha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/allan.ross.5 Allan Ross

    AWESOME LADY!

  • bjohnson55

    Wow, I wish I had the opportunity to vote for this stand-up Constitution loving Warrior Patriot!! Go Martha McSally!

  • Orangeone

    Here’s the ad Mitt Romney did for Mia in case you haven’t seen it. It’s awesome!

  • kong1967

    She’s the last person you want to accuse of waging a war on women.

    She is a true hero and she has done what most men could only dream of doing. I hope she wins.

    • Rshill7

      I believe the democrats will be slightly surprised when they realize that the war will not be a war on women from republicans, but much more of a war from women on democrats.

      • kong1967

        I’ll get the popcorn. This war needs to be fought and I want to enjoy watching it.

  • Orangeone

    We all have the ability to honor her and all others that have served on Veteran’s Day!

  • http://twitter.com/Ramparts360 Ramparts360

    “Leadership means standing up — even if you have to stand alone.”
    That was brilliant! Thank you Lt. Col. McSally!

    • free4now

      Particularly, “… even if you have to stand alone” because leadership is often a lonely position…

  • Is_Sense_Common

    Oh my goodness. I think I have a new woman-crush. Go get ‘em Martha! C’mon Arizona – use your heads!!

  • BHliberty

    What a role model for women!

  • Rshill7

    Part of my growing years was as a kid on Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in the 70’s. The main plane on the base at that time was the A-10 Warthog. I remember thinking how funky they looked after living on bases such as Nellis Air Force Base which had the F-4 Phantom and was the home of the Thunderbirds. I also remember in the 70’s when the Thunderbirds switched from the F-4 to the T-38 I believe it was. The T-38’s used waaay less fuel. The Thunderbirds used to practice a lot over N.A.F.B., so we saw jaw-dropping aerobatics many times per month.

    Anyway, the thing that always amazed me about the A-10 was how slow it could go. I don’t remember the exact speed but it was somewhere around 45 mph and could turn on a dime. It seemed to act like a helicopter at times. My Dad was in avionics maint. squadron which handled the electronics on AF planes.

    On many occasions Dad would take our big console TV apart on the living room floor and spread out all the parts. Had to replace the picture tube several times, and various vacuum tubes a few times too. Remember the vacuum tubes? Can you imagine wearing a wristwatch with vacuum tube technology?

    OK I rambled and now am not even sure disqus will post this because it says at the top of the page that they are in maint. mode. Oh well…here goes. Use it or lose it.

    Oh, and GO, Go, Go, Martha McSally! Salute! Here’s a slogan:

    It ain’t silly to vote McSally! Have a great day friends.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.porter.3705 Daniel Porter

    As Betty White would say:”Forget balls, she has a big, brass set of ovarys.” You couldn’t pay me enough to cross her. She is a part of what this country needs in the worst way. How many more days, again?

  • Yvette47

    I saw this on Greta’s show & was very impressed. I’m loving her!

  • jerryrob

    Sally is absolutely correct about the true war on women in Islam. Women in this country will get a rude awakening when the globalists, marxist, islamist people they vote for get into power enough to force shariah law. Women here will really lose their rights then. I remember Hillary Clinton slamming George Bush on damaging Americas position in the world. That’s because she wanted America to be more like the rest of the world in order to promote her globalist agenda. I want America to be the great nation it always has been, not melted down by foreign influence. What really scares me is the way American and world history is being forgotten. Something else that no one is talking about is the history of islamic conquest which has returned and still going on. When we let enough muslims move in over here and populate this nation to have voting strength, America and all of it’s freedom will be lost. We’re not far from that right now because in 2008, people who are deficient between their ears elected a muslim president who has been destroying the constitution ever since. It’s called quiet jihad. They move in and populate until their strong enough to take over. At the same time the muslim nations restrict who comes in and what is said in their countries. They kill Christians and burn Churches. They use our desire to fight for civil liberties against us. The American ideal must be defended here at home.

    • marketcomp

      jerryrob, you are spot on! Michelle Bachmann and Louie Gomer were excoriated when they just raised questions about Hillary Clinton’s assistant and John McCain and John Boehner ridiculed them, in public, saying that they didn’t know what they were talking about. I am so sick and tired of John McCain for many reasons but two among them is his inability to see the infiltration of these Muslims and the other is his role in the Libya. He was one of many Republicans pushing for support of the supposedly anti Khadafy movement when people like Allen West was saying that we are unsure about the make-up of the anti-Khadafy crowd. I am also beginning to wonder that if the investigation occurs about Libya will it be known that John McCain was one of those people pushing to arm the rebels in Libya and will that be public? I respect John McCain for his service and sacrifice for the country but he is a RINO and his ideas are antiquated, useless, and dangerous. I cringe whenever I see him with Romney because that signifies that he will have a significant role in his administration. These RINOS will be the end to the Republican party.

      • freenca

        If McSally wins a Congressional seat this time, it might be her that could run for Ariz. Senator in 4 years and McCain can just retire then.

        • marketcomp

          Now that would be fantastic!

          • freenca

            Woo hoo!, we’re getting better at this politics thing, I think!

            • marketcomp

              :D! Finally!

  • aposematic

    What a real woman looks and sounds like…beauty and brains. Compare to any female D, go ahead, any of them…

  • Haywoodjbl

    Another rising star….I hope she wins…she has a tough road as Tucson is pretty heavy democratic district……GO SALLY

    • Is_Sense_Common

      It’s actually “GO MARTHA!” Her last name is McSally. Easy mistake :)

      • Haywoodjbl

        I just hate having to call her Martha…LOL….Thanks for the correction

      • freenca

        You have a good memory, wasn’t her opponent the creep that tried to accuse the TeaParty and Sarah Palin for the Gabby Gifford shooting before anything was known about the perp.?

  • Rocco11

    I think I’m in love, marry me?

  • anse3375

    What a Woman !!!
    Awesome indeed!

  • conservativemama

    I watched the interview. Completely awesome woman.

  • DebbyX

    Who in their right mind would NOT vote for this woman! What a stupendous role model for young woman everywhere (and even some of us not so young women). I wish I could vote for her, what a privilege it would be to have her represent.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H3FKUGAPVG6CDFYSCJHSAIAZW4 david r

    What a woman! She is the total package. She is the kind of lifetime partner anyone would be proud and wish to have. She is most definitely and “Officer and a Lady”. And is a strong Constitutional Conservative who truly believes in “Honor-Duty-Country.”
    Please Nevada! vote her into office come November 6Th.

  • GEDouglas

    Impressive! You would be hard put to find a female democrat with credentials like that. Just imagine her and Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz side by side. No contest!

  • poljunkie

    I hope she wins. She seems like an amazing woman!

    She based in a liberal pocket of Arizona and even though that was Giffords seat, it has some Republican support.
    The Arizona “electionprojection” page doesnt have an update for her race since August.

  • Dodoforever Canspell

    Wow! What a woman. Is she related to Allen West? Same kind of calibre.

    • http://teapartyreaganconservative.blogspot.com/ TeaPartyReaganConservative

      Yes she’s related to Allen West.. Politcally related.. They’re both Patriotic American Constitutional Conservatives..

  • aZjimbo

    Do liberals ever change their talking points?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XH6GSRVSZ6LKGGSHSCVKXT5I24 Beal

    If liberals just had a functioning brain not too many of these contests would even be close–great woman–GO MARTHA.

  • bobemakk

    A true patriotic woman. I pray she wins her election.