Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very blessed Thanksgiving. I have a LOT to be thankful for...friends, family, freedom. A special shout out to our troops AND their families who are unable to spend this holiday together. God bless you all.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I do NOT stand with Governor Scott Walker

I don't often post something without adding commentary, but this post by Dr. Tim Nerenz needs none.
Bring It

They are at it again in Wisconsin. The perpetual hissy fit that is the Union Democrat Party in this state has launched its campaign to recall Governor Scott Walker. The rallying cry of Walker's Republican supporters is "I stand with Scott Walker".

Well, not me. I don’t stand with Scott Walker.

Nope. I stand for the right to work. I stand against compulsory unionization. I stand for the right of every employee to join a union, and for the equal right of every employee to work free of union impairment. I stand for the right of every union to collect its own dues directly from its members. I stand for the right of every business owner to deal directly with his/her employees or to work through an intermediary as he or she sees fit. I stand for the right of any business to refrain from political activity altogether without being targeted for boycotts by extortionists.

I don't stand with Scott Walker. Scott Walker stands with me.

I stand for fiscal responsibility. I stand for balancing the state budget. I stand for making government services both accessible and affordable. I stand for repaying our old debts and not taking on any new ones. I stand against raiding trust funds set up for one purpose to pay for another. I stand against increasing taxes on the overtaxed to fund lavish new benefits for the over-lavished.

I don't stand with Scott Walker. Scott Walker stands with me.

I stand for choice and competition that will improve the quality and reduce the cost of our schools. I stand for letting local school boards, teachers, parents, and taxpayers decide how best to educate their kids. I stand for rewarding the great teachers and I stand against letting the bad ones waste one more hour of our children’s precious learning time. I stand against spineless administrators, conniving pension-grubbers, placeholders counting down their days to retirement and serial indoctrinators who see 4th graders as political props.
Read the rest here.

Well said sir, well said.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Corporal Joshua Busch

On this Veterans Day, I bring you the story of Joshua Busch.

Flying in to a valley in Afghanistan's dangerous Kunar province, Busch, a 21-year-old corporal, was the first to hop off the Chinook in the November darkness. On the mission were Busch's platoon of 22 guys plus six Afghan soldiers; another U.S. Army platoon landed a few miles away.

Their task? Find the enemy.

When what was left of his unit flew out of the valley six days later, Busch had assumed command of his platoon, watched his medic and all the Afghan soldiers die, called in airstrikes near his position and helped save the lives of his wounded comrades.
As soldiers began dropping around him, Busch transitioned from being a team leader in charge of three soldiers to platoon leader. Busch immediately began triaging the wounded and calling on the radio for close air support to drop rockets within 150 feet of his platoon's position.

"Josh, all of a sudden he went from in charge of his (team) to in charge of the whole platoon," said Spc. Robert Yates, a member of Busch's platoon.

As he was on the radio, bursts of small-arms fire missed Busch by inches.
The rest is a must read.

Compare this hero to the whining, entitlement-minded, lazy children who are a part of the "occupy" movements across the country. They are basically the same age, yet they are a WORLD apart in mind set. That this soldier has shown such bravery and leadership is is awe inspiring.

Thank you Corporal Busch. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your story. Thank you for your bravery and leadership. God Bless You.

Veteran's Day

Thank you