This is from a French OMLT infantryman in Afghanistan describing our soldiers:
“We have shared our daily life with two US units for quite a while - they are the first and fourth companies of a prestigious infantry battalion whose name I will withhold for the sake of military secrecy. To the common man it is a unit just like any other. But we live with them and got to know them, and we henceforth know that we have the honor to live with one of the most renowned units of the US Army - one that the movies brought to the public as series showing “ordinary soldiers thrust into extraordinary events”.
Heavily built, fed at the earliest age with Gatorade, proteins and creatine - they are all heads and shoulders taller than us and their muscles remind us of Rambo. Our frames are amusingly skinny to them - we are wimps, even the strongest of us - and because of that they often mistake us for Afghans.
Hey. At least they admit it. Wimps and all that.
And they are impressive warriors ! We have not come across bad ones, as strange at it may seem to you when you know how critical French people can be. Even if some of them are a bit on the heavy side, all of them provide us everyday with lessons in infantry know-how.
And combat ? If you have seen Rambo you have seen it all - always coming to the rescue when one of our teams gets in trouble, and always in the shortest delay. That is one of their tricks : they switch from T-shirt and sandals to combat ready in three minutes. Arriving in contact with the ennemy, the way they fight is simple and disconcerting : they just charge ! They disembark and assault in stride, they bomb first and ask questions later - which cuts any pussyfooting short.
We seldom hear any harsh word, and from 5 AM onwards the camp chores are performed in beautiful order and always with excellent spirit.
To those who bestow us with the honor of sharing their combat outposts and who everyday give proof of their military excellence, to those who pay the daily tribute of America’s army’s deployment on Afghan soil, to those we owned this article, ourselves hoping that we will always remain worthy of them and to always continue hearing them say that we are all the same band of brothers”.
Pretty cool, huh?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This is from a French OMLT infantryman in Afghanistan describing our soldiers:
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:10 PM
Friday, November 21, 2008
Is anyone surprised? Obama's daughters will attend the pricey exclusive Sidwell Friends school in Washington D.C. The same one Chelsea Clinton attended.
School choice for the liberals who can afford it, but not for you.
You might ask, what President would send their kids to public schools? That would be George W. Bush.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 4:02 PM
Here is video (it's making the rounds) of Palin being interviewed after pardoning a turkey at a Wasila poultry farm, and in the background they are killing the turkeys! Like LST points out. SNL is writing the script as we speak.
I didn't realize that MSNBC used this video to denigrate Palin (as usual) instead of just poke fun. But since no one watchs MSNBC except leftwing loonies, I figure most of you haven't seen it.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 8:41 AM
Confederate Yankee talks about the rush of gun buyers recently. When I was shopping for my gun last weekend, the gun shop owner said the same thing. He had never seen anything like it.
Some might say this is irrational fear. Gabriel at Ace's asks this: Does the Supreme Court's recent firearm jurisprudence holding that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to firearms reassure anyone?
No, it doesn't. Because there was only ONE vote assuring us of that protection. Given that Obama is likely to have to appoint at least one, if not more, judges to the Supreme Court in the coming years, I don't think it's irrational to assume things could change in reference to the 2nd Amendment.
Take this for example. Eric Holder, Obama's choice for Attorney General, co-signed an amicus brief in District of Columbia v. Heller. It was filed in support of DC’s ban on all handguns, and ban on the use of any firearm for self-defense in the home. The brief argued that the Second Amendment is a “collective” right, not an individual one.
Are we getting this? This man will be our Attorney General. He does not see the Second Amendment as an individual right.
The way people look at it is that if they have their gun now there is simply no way the government will be able to take it away. But the government can make it difficult or impossible to buy a gun in the future. Why wait and take the chance?
There is a sad (delicious?) irony in that by voting in a President who wishes to restrict gun rights, it triggers (pardon the pun) a flood of gun buyers. Someone like myself who probably wouldn't be buying gun now otherwise, not only buys a gun, but gets a CHL as well. I know I am not alone. Since I put up my post on gun shopping I have heard from tons of women who have never owned a firearm and feel they should get on now.
I'm hoping to get my gun this weekend. I shopped last weekend and I think I have decided. I'll post a picture when I get it. Stay tuned.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:46 AM
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The Texas Insider has an excellent article on Palin titled and true: GOP Needs More Sarahs And Fewer Arnolds
At the recent Republican Governors Conference in Florida, one superstar (Sarah Palin of Alaska) was center stage, while another (Arnold Schwarzenkennedy of Caleefornia) was conspicuous by his absence.
Fresh off her rollercoaster ride as the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, Governor Palin gave a speech that was simultaneously humorous and serious, confident yet self-deprecating.
Unshackled from the nitwits who ran the disorganized John McCain for President Campaign, she was relaxed and back in her element. She spoke of the states as a proving ground for the future leadership of the nation, and of the governors as the alternative to Washington's visionless business-as-usual. She is truly a political rising star in the midst of several political rising stars.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:02 PM
People we thought were gone (or wished were gone) from the political stage are back. Transition chief John Podesta? Tom Daschle for HHS? Hillary for Sec. of State? Eric Holder for Attorney General? Rahm Emanuel for Chief of Staff?
Wow. That is some change. Old school Democrats, Clinton cronies, and Hillary herself.
31 of the 47 people so far named to transition or staff posts are associated to the Clinton administration.
If you thought Obama was going to bring a new kind of Democrat to Washington, you were sadly mistaken.
Everything old is new again.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:35 AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
This article has been getting a lot of attention. It's about men no longer wanting to marry. They would rather watch Southpark re-runs and play video games. The men blame it on the women, and I can see their point to a degree. When your average twenty something year old woman cannot be distinguished from your local hooker in dress or in manner, then I can see a reluctance to go down the aisle.
I could write all day about how I think that society has done just about everything wrong in encouraging happy marriages and welcoming children into this world.
The best and truest spiritual look at sexuality that I am aware of is "The Theology of The Body." But we are about as far from that as a society as I could ever imagine.
On a less serious note, isn't it ironic that at a time when heterosexual men are trying to avoid marriage, homosexual men are fighting to get married?
It's like Kinky Friedman said when running for Governor of Texas, "Gays should be allowed to marry. They have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us." Heh.
In the article linked above the author recieved a response from males that looked like this:
Their argument, in effect, was that the SYM is putting off traditional markers of adulthood—one wife, two kids, three bathrooms—not because he’s immature but because he’s angry. He’s angry because he thinks that young women are dishonest, self-involved, slutty, manipulative, shallow, controlling, and gold-digging. He’s angry because he thinks that the culture disses all things male. He’s angry because he thinks that marriage these days is a raw deal for men.
Wow. Pretty harsh. I'm sure single woman could state an equally damning accusation, because it does go both ways.
It all reminded me of something my very wise Father told me when I was a teenager. He asked me to think of the kind of man I would like to marry. And I did. He then said, "Go and be the kind of woman that man would want to marry then."
These were powerful words spoken by the man I admired and loved most in the world. Those words never left me.
I don't think young women today are trying to be that kind of woman. They are trying to be the kind of woman a man would want that night, not forever. And it seems to me, men are not trying to be any kind of a man, except what brings them instant gratification.
Of course, all of this is a generalization. I know there are many exceptions. But in this sea of confusion and wrong ideas, I wonder how they will find each other?
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:19 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This local story is getting national attention. A Texas preacher is encouraging married couples to have sex for seven nights straight.
Why is this national news? Does the msm think married Christians don't have sex?
Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth 4th to secede since '03. When a church stops preaching the gospel and instead going against it then they should expect to lose parishioners.
In the Minnesota Senate election drama, Norm Coleman will be certified as the winner today (thank God) but a recount will be underway. Maybe they will find more ballots in the back of cars for Al Franken? My mind just cannot wrap itself around the fact that Al Franken would ever be seriously considered for the Senate even by Democrats. I mean, this is Al Franken. A non funny comedian. Democrats should be properly embarrassed and Minnesota should be ashamed for it even being close.
Gay activists are so ticked about Prop. 8, the gays are the new Code Pink. Vandalizing Mormon Churches with obscene graffiti and sending "white powder" to Church offices, interrupting church services of evangelicals by hollering, pulling a fire alarm, and throwing pamphlets.
Related. Obama's hope and change website never addressed gay rights. In fact it never mentioned the words 'gay' or 'lesbian' until after the election that is.
You have probably seen this, but if you haven't, it tells us all we know to know. How Obama got elected. The nice way of putting it is that no one really knew or cared about the issues. The media's constant attack on Palin made it's mark.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 8:00 AM
Monday, November 17, 2008
You didn't hear about Iraq during the Presidential campaign because we were winning and that never fit the mainstream media's narrative, so they pretty much ignored it and continue to do so. But if you want to hear from Michael Yon and our boys like Greyhawk, please read and offer a prayer of thanks that our boys are coming home in honor and not in defeat as many on the left predicted.
"THE WAR IS OVER AND WE WON:" Michael Yon just phoned from Baghdad, and reports that things are much better than he had expected, and he had expected things to be good.I've been saying "we won" for some time now, so no argument on that point from me. But if there's any war left in Iraq, it's up north. No one has been reporting from Mosul for a while. That's usually a good sign (recall how news from Anbar disappeared during the surge, as that province tipped into the "win" column) but I'd still like to hear from a trusted source on how things are going up there.
Victory in Iraq Day - November 22, 2008 -- [The Liberty Boys]I declare November 22, 2008 to be "Victory in Iraq Day." (Hereafter known as "VI Day.") By every measure, The United States and coalition forces have conclusively defeated all enemies in Iraq, pacified the country, deposed the previous regime, successfully helped to establish a new functioning democratic government, and suppressed any lingering insurgencies. The war has come to an end. And we won.
We are turning a page in history that may be ignored for political reasons by the left and the media, but in the history books yet to be written, the real story of honor, courage, sacrifice, will be told and our children's children will know how it made all the difference for their future.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:47 AM
Here in part:
The reason why you won the presidency is not because the Americans suddenly found out that they should not be racist, it is because of the many mistakes that the Bush administration fell under which didn’t leave for the American citizen any room, not even for a second to think about keeping that administration and the least proof for this is the large numbers of votes against them. Your campaign promises were built on change and the time for it has come, and we say with that the time has come… therefore we ask for change and do not listen to those who tell you that a withdrawal from Iraq is a defeat. We say to you that a withdrawal will mean a triumph of reason and logic… You must correct your mistakes and work with courage to pay compensation to all those who you have destroyed, their families or their house or their psychology. And you must release all those you have as prisoners until the last Iraqi of them, and you must order the sectarian government to release all its prisoners and to return the balance of security to Iraq. Without this we will not think that you will be coming with the change that you have promised, and if you do this you will be written down in history as the courageous one.”
These bloodsuckers have determined that we haven't proved we aren't racist just by electing a black President as the leader of the free world.
I'm wondering if they will also "pay compensation" to all those they destroyed with their bombs, their cutting off of heads, or the hundreds of Iraqi military interpreters they have tortured and slaughtered.
Maybe they haven't gotten the memo that we are slowly withdrawing from Iraq and if Obama is more intelligent than he is radical, we will maintain a large presence there. I believe that Obama will do that.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:41 AM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I Finally went gun shopping today. The guy who helped me said the gun show in Conroe last weekend was so packed that you were shoulder to shoulder with people as you tried to walk through. He said he has never seen anything like it. He said people were buying ammo by the cases.
I can't imagine why that is.......*snort*
Anyway, since I decided to learn to shoot and get my CHL I've been asking advice on the net and researching guns. I have a 45 semi-automatic, but it's too big for me. I have really small hands. The guns above are what I looked at today. The bottom one is a BerettaPX4 STORM 9mm. It felt good in my hand but is a bit complicated. I could easily get used to that though. The pink one in the middle (so cute, like a MaryKay gun...heh.) is a Taurus PT-111 9mm. The top one is a Revolver model 640 and it was my favorite as far as how it fit my hand and how easy it was to handle. But the salesman didn't think I would like the kick. So my next step is to go to a shooting range that rents guns and try these out. Any advice is welcome.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 2:13 PM