Monthly Archives: April 2009

Democrats Cause Closure of Bend Factory

An article in today’s Zero under the headline “Bend loses Cessna plant Citing the recession and public anger,” admits, “Few could have predicted that fury at Detroit executives for riding private jets would buffet central Oregon’s free-falling economy months later.”

Bend Oregon now pays the price for the contrived outrage expressed earlier this year over Detroit Automaker Executives flying into Washington D.C. in private corporate jets fanned by the Obama administration and Democrats.

In January 2009, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs answered a question on Citigroups cancellation of the purchase of a new airplane that Obama does not think business jets are the “best use of money.”

Bend, with the nation’s second highest unemployment, 17%, now feels the effect of a “bright and articulate” politician whipping up public furor to build support for his socialist takeover of American Business.

Bend, as well as several other communities, are realizing that elections do have consequences after all and, within the first 100 days.

In the meantime, the administration has no problem panicking Lower Manhattan by sending a VC-45A (a Boeing 747 used for presidential transport) on a low level flight, followed by F-16 Fighters, over New York City for a photo op, at a cost of just under $400,000 in taxpayer money.

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Democrats Cause Closure of Bend Factory

An article in today’s Zero under the headline “Bend loses Cessna plant Citing the recession and public anger,” admits, “Few could have predicted that fury at Detroit executives for riding private jets would buffet central Oregon’s free-falling economy months later.”

Bend Oregon now pays the price for the contrived outrage expressed earlier this year over Detroit Automaker Executives flying into Washington D.C. in private corporate jets fanned by the Obama administration and Democrats.

In January 2009, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs answered a question on Citigroups cancellation of the purchase of a new airplane that Obama does not think business jets are the “best use of money.”

Bend, with the nation’s second highest unemployment, 17%, now feels the effect of a “bright and articulate” politician whipping up public furor to build support for his socialist takeover of American Business.

Bend, as well as several other communities, are realizing that elections do have consequences after all and, within the first 100 days.

In the meantime, the administration has no problem panicking Lower Manhattan by sending a VC-45A (a Boeing 747 used for presidential transport) on a low level flight, followed by F-16 Fighters, over New York City for a photo op, at a cost of just under $400,000 in taxpayer money.

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Rumsfeld Rejected Waterboarding (Pelosi Did Not)


An article from the Philiadalphia Bulletin outlines testimony given by Dr. Stephen A Cambone, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence before the House Select Committee on Intelligence.

In a turn of events sure to irritae the Bush haters, then Secretary of Defense rejected rejected a request to use waterboarding as an interrogation technique.

Nancy Pelosi, then ranking member of committee, had been informed of the tactic some months earlier and did not object.

“Donald Rumsfeld, the man liberals and some Democrats accused of being a torturer, had disapproved of the use of waterboarding, a method that had been, at the very least, tacitly endorsed by Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats who are now expressing outrage about it.”

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Chessani Case: Over. Where Do the Haditha Marines Go to get Their Reputations Back, Huh, John Murtha?

Here’s a dispatch from military activist, civil rights attorney and intrepid VictoriaTaft.com blogger, Rees Lloyd:

Lt. Col. Chessani is the highest-ranking Marine charged in the action with the liberal news media trumpeted as the ‘Haditha Massacre,” more accurately described as the “Massacre That Never Was.”
These brave American Marines were ignominiously branded “cold blooded killers” by the opportunist Liberal politician (and, sad to say, former Marine) John Murtha, Democrat Representative from PA. Now, the charges against all eight of the Marines charged have been thrown out.Murtha has yet to apologize for his outrageous statements intended to disgrace these Marines, by which Murtha in fact disgraced himself.
The American Legion Department of California sponsored a Resolution at the 2008 National Convention, which I authored and Riverside Post 79 initiated, condemning Murtha and calling for him to apologize to these Marines, and their families. Unfortunately, the Resolution never reached the floor for a vote by del egates — who would have overwhelmingly adopted it — because the reviewing committee felt that it would not be proper to have such a Resolution voted on in an election year (since the American Legion does not endorse candidates or parties, nor contribute to either).
This is not an election year, and we will be re-submitting the Resolution, updated, for consideration at the 2009 Convention. I predict that the vote will be unanimous to praise the Marines, and condemn Murtha, whose disgusting attack on the Marines has not been repudiated by Murtha or his leaders, Nancy Pelosi in the House, Harry Reid in the Senate, or Obama in the White House — who has ordered prosecutions against Islamist jihadist terrorists halted, but not the years-long persecution of Col. Chessani and the other Marines whose honor has been soiled by Murtha, Pelosi, Reid, Obama, et al.
Thomas More Law Center, its leader Richard Thompson, president and chief legal counsel, its attorneys Robert Muise and Brian Rooney, and its Advisory Commission Chairman Rear Admiral Jeremiah A. Denton (USN, ret.), deserve great credit in defending Lt. Chessani and achieving this victory.
However, it still may not be over: As noted in the story below, the government can appeal yet again to the Court of Appeal and, ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court.
It has to be asked: Where is the ACLU, which defends Islamist terrorism in wartime and sues to obtain photos of interrogations posturing in its dogooderness to cloak its statist social engineering agenda, but has not raised a word in protest against this manifest injustice inflicted on Marines?
Where is Obama, who stops the prosecutions of Islamist terrorists and has failed to vigorously prosecute the violent militants of ACORN, who tainted the 2008 election process through so many fraudulent voter registrations, including, e.g., “Mickey Mouse”? ACORN’s wrongs have gone unpunished, despite the fact that they have engaged in intimidation tactics against opponents. They are effectively Obama’s “Brown Shirts,” still receiving hundreds of thousands if not millions of taxpayer dollars by and through their former legal counsel and benefactor, Obama.
Meanwhile, the Thomas More Law Center, supported by voluntary donations not taxpayer-funds being handed out by the Obama regime as as it expands control by the state, stands behind and defends Col. Chessani. He, and the other Marines, and Thomas More Law Center, deserve support.
–Rees
REES LLOYD
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Rumsfeld Rejected Waterboarding (Pelosi Did Not)


An article from the Philiadalphia Bulletin outlines testimony given by Dr. Stephen A Cambone, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence before the House Select Committee on Intelligence.

In a turn of events sure to irritae the Bush haters, then Secretary of Defense rejected rejected a request to use waterboarding as an interrogation technique.

Nancy Pelosi, then ranking member of committee, had been informed of the tactic some months earlier and did not object.

“Donald Rumsfeld, the man liberals and some Democrats accused of being a torturer, had disapproved of the use of waterboarding, a method that had been, at the very least, tacitly endorsed by Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats who are now expressing outrage about it.”

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Chessani Case: Over. Where Do the Haditha Marines Go to get Their Reputations Back, Huh, John Murtha?

Here’s a dispatch from military activist, civil rights attorney and intrepid VictoriaTaft.com blogger, Rees Lloyd:

Lt. Col. Chessani is the highest-ranking Marine charged in the action with the liberal news media trumpeted as the ‘Haditha Massacre,” more accurately described as the “Massacre That Never Was.”
These brave American Marines were ignominiously branded “cold blooded killers” by the opportunist Liberal politician (and, sad to say, former Marine) John Murtha, Democrat Representative from PA. Now, the charges against all eight of the Marines charged have been thrown out.Murtha has yet to apologize for his outrageous statements intended to disgrace these Marines, by which Murtha in fact disgraced himself.
The American Legion Department of California sponsored a Resolution at the 2008 National Convention, which I authored and Riverside Post 79 initiated, condemning Murtha and calling for him to apologize to these Marines, and their families. Unfortunately, the Resolution never reached the floor for a vote by del egates — who would have overwhelmingly adopted it — because the reviewing committee felt that it would not be proper to have such a Resolution voted on in an election year (since the American Legion does not endorse candidates or parties, nor contribute to either).
This is not an election year, and we will be re-submitting the Resolution, updated, for consideration at the 2009 Convention. I predict that the vote will be unanimous to praise the Marines, and condemn Murtha, whose disgusting attack on the Marines has not been repudiated by Murtha or his leaders, Nancy Pelosi in the House, Harry Reid in the Senate, or Obama in the White House — who has ordered prosecutions against Islamist jihadist terrorists halted, but not the years-long persecution of Col. Chessani and the other Marines whose honor has been soiled by Murtha, Pelosi, Reid, Obama, et al.
Thomas More Law Center, its leader Richard Thompson, president and chief legal counsel, its attorneys Robert Muise and Brian Rooney, and its Advisory Commission Chairman Rear Admiral Jeremiah A. Denton (USN, ret.), deserve great credit in defending Lt. Chessani and achieving this victory.
However, it still may not be over: As noted in the story below, the government can appeal yet again to the Court of Appeal and, ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court.
It has to be asked: Where is the ACLU, which defends Islamist terrorism in wartime and sues to obtain photos of interrogations posturing in its dogooderness to cloak its statist social engineering agenda, but has not raised a word in protest against this manifest injustice inflicted on Marines?
Where is Obama, who stops the prosecutions of Islamist terrorists and has failed to vigorously prosecute the violent militants of ACORN, who tainted the 2008 election process through so many fraudulent voter registrations, including, e.g., “Mickey Mouse”? ACORN’s wrongs have gone unpunished, despite the fact that they have engaged in intimidation tactics against opponents. They are effectively Obama’s “Brown Shirts,” still receiving hundreds of thousands if not millions of taxpayer dollars by and through their former legal counsel and benefactor, Obama.
Meanwhile, the Thomas More Law Center, supported by voluntary donations not taxpayer-funds being handed out by the Obama regime as as it expands control by the state, stands behind and defends Col. Chessani. He, and the other Marines, and Thomas More Law Center, deserve support.
–Rees
REES LLOYD
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com