February 26, 2009

A PERSON YOU NEED TO KNOW – GEERT WILDERS

Filed under: Anti-Jihadists,Heroes,Terror Experts — Rich Davis @ 1:50 pm

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We are in the fight of our lives with radical Islam.  One of bravest heroes in this fight is Geert Wilders.  Many Americans don’t know who he is, but they need to find out.

Geert is a member of Dutch Parliament who made a film called “Fitna” – which is an anti-jihadist film and exposes the truth about radical Islam.   See FITNA here.

Because of “Fitna” he has been sued and his life has been threatened.  But he is a determined fighter and an anti-Jihad champion. Recently he flew to England to host a showing of his film, but was arrested at the airport and denied entry, so now he is in America telling his story and showing his film, including to the Senate thanks to Senator Kyl.

It’s pathetic that the British government caved into pressure that his presence would be a disruption.   What is happening to Geert is an outrageous attack against our freedom of speech.

The fastest way to learn about Geert is to watch a couple short videos here, one is from the Glenn Beck show (click here) and the other is an exclusive video from Atlas Shrugs (click here).

February 24, 2009

SHEEPDOGS VISIT FORT DIX

Filed under: Heroes — Rich Davis @ 3:47 pm

One of the benefits of having a “retired military” ID is the privilege of being able to visit military bases whenever you want. Yesterday I took my mom to Ft Dix, NJ.  She likes to see the troops and thank them personally for their service.

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Here’s mom being stopped by Army MP’s for ‘impersonating a child’…  Actually she’s with Cody and Aaron, combat veterans, both are 20 yrs old and they just came back from a 9-month tour in Iraq.  The other photo is of Adam and his girlfriend.  They also just returned from Iraq.  They were all from a unit in Indiana and will be returning there shortly.

It’s always an honor to be around our heroes. These troops are squared away and proud to be serving. You can see it in their eyes.  Listening to them you get a feel about their morale and what they are doing.   They are special people who deserve our gratitude, praise, and full support.

February 23, 2009

OBAMA’s POLICE STATE – THE “CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE” BEGINS

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rich Davis @ 6:05 am

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An Oklahoma man was stopped by police for having an anti-Obama sign on his car.  It turned into a nightmare as the cops took him in for questioning and even had the Secret Service search his house and question his wife and daughter.  The sign said, “Abort Obama Not the Unborn”

The police officers who stopped Oklahoma City motorist Chip Harrison and confiscated the sign told him he has a right to his beliefs, but the Secret Service “could construe this as a threat against President Obama,” according to the incident report.

Harrison told the officers  “Abort Obama” meant to impeach him.  He told the officers he does not believe in abortion because he is a Christian.  Harrison was stopped on westbound Interstate 240 at 8:45 a.m. on Feb. 12.

He said, “the Secret Service called me and said they weren’t going to ransack my house or anything … they just wanted to walk through the house and make sure I wasn’t a part of any hate groups.”   ”We walked through the house and my wife and 2-year-old were in the house,” Harrison said.   He said they interviewed him for about 30 minutes and then left, not finding any evidence Harrison was a threat to the president.

”I’m still in contact with a lawyer right now,” Harrison said. “I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

Obama talked about a “Civilian National Security Force”. It appears it’s becoming a reality.  Can you imagine the reaction of the liberals, of the press, if a cop pulled someone over for an anti-Bush sign?  They’d be crying, “Nazi!  Fascism” and worse.

Ironically,  it’s the liberals who cry that the Patriot Act denies their freedoms but they, the socialist liberals are the ones who abuse their power and harass and threaten lawsuits with anyone they dislike or disagree with.

Read more about this at Atlas Shrugs.

February 22, 2009

WEST CHESTER VICTORY RALLY – 2/21/09

Filed under: Rallies — Rich Davis @ 10:31 am

Patriotic citizens support America and our troops at our weekly Victory Rallies.

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The last photo shows the anti-victory protestors across the street who continue to undermine our troops efforts, mock America,  and provide aid and comfort to the terrorists, but their primary mission is to aggitate anyone who disagrees with their socialist political agenda.

Thanks to all the hard-working decent people who want Victory for our troops and show the face of the true Americans that love this country and don’t blame it.

February 16, 2009

MUSLIM BEHEADS HIS WIFE IN NEW YORK “HONOR KILLING”

Filed under: Honor Killings,Press — Rich Davis @ 4:58 pm

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In New York, a respected 44-yr old man, an influential member of the muslim community, has been charged with beheading his 37-yr old muslim wife.  

In Islamic countries, these “honor killings” are not considered a crime.  If a male member of a family (usually a father or brother) thinks that a female in his family is not being a “good muslim woman” – it’s okay to kill her.  The reasons are hard to believe, often the victims are teenage girls or early 20′s who are interested in dating non-muslim men.  Sometimes it’s because she didn’t obey the man, or she was becoming “westernized” – choosing not to wear traditional muslim style clothing, or some other nonsense.  It’s happening more and more in the USA, but it’s being ignored by our media.

This monster,  Muzzammil Hassan, 44, is the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, which he launched in 2004, amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light.   (is that ironic or what??)

Everyone should be outraged, especially the women, especially the feminists.  Look how one official softballed it, “Obviously, this is the worst form of domestic violence possible,” District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said.  If that ain’t the understatement of the day… 

America needs to wake up.  To learn more about these killings go here to Atlas Shrugs.  She has the most coverage and pictures about these muslim horrors.

PRESIDENT’S DAY – WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE?

Filed under: Heroes — Rich Davis @ 10:40 am

Many people are off today in honor of President’s Day.  Who will you be thinking about?  

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When I was very young I loved John F. Kennedy.  One reason was because he was a Catholic and back in 1960, many people were proud and happy to have our first Catholic president.  I remember seeing him drive by in a motorcade at the Levittown Shopping Center during the 1960 campaign.  I saw him clearly, waving and smiling.  He stood on top of one of the stores (I think it was Pomeroy’s) and spoke to a large crowd gathered below.  I admired that he was a Navy Veteran and a bonefide war hero, saving his crew after his PT boat had been split in two by a Japanese destroyer.  I loved his inagural address, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”  And I loved his strong national defense policy.

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My other favorite president was Ronald Reagan.  In many ways it was Reagan who had the most influence on my life.  When Reagan took office in Jan 1981, he immediately restored pride in America and our military.  Reagan made people feel good about wanting to wear the uniform of our armed services.  No longer were our soldiers going to be looked at with disrespect they way they were during the Carter years.  I decided to join the Navy in March 1981 for 4 years to check it out.  The commaradarie and feeling of doing something that was important and noble and most of all, vital to our national security made serving in the Navy an honor and I loved being a part of such a select group of volunteer patriots who were willing to die for our country.  It was an honor to have Ronald Reagan as our Commander-in-Chief.  He rebuilt our Navy to 600 ships and wasn’t afraid to “Show the Flag” and our enemies knew that we were strong, and well-trained, and motivated, “Peace Through Strength” was his motto.  It was because of Reagan’s leadership that the Cold War ended. 

Who is your favorite President?

February 15, 2009

WEST CHESTER VICTORY RALLY – 2/14/09 – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

Filed under: Rallies — Rich Davis @ 11:18 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day to all our Sheepdogs (Troops, Police, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Teams, FBI) – you have our hearts because you watch our backs.  We wish you success in all your missions!

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My sister Donna visited us from north New Jersey.

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Rugby star Joe Crescenz and Army Combat Medic Doc Kromer.

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Military Mom Mary Lou supports her son in Iraq, surrounded by two proud Americans.

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Two hard-working, decent American women tell the truth about our troops and our people.

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Iran is killing our troops and if they get the bomb Israel and USA are in trouble.

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Carl expresses his first amendment rights about Obama’s policies and agenda.

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Kathy shows support for Israel.   Tom shows pride in America and his Marine Corps.

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Grease, PA Coordinator of the Warriors Watch Riders, addresses the Sheepdogs after the rally.

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The “Salute The Troops” coin was passed to Mark.

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Doc Kromer saved a lot of lives (both American and Afghanistan) during his 15 months of combat duty in “the Ghan”.  We are always thrilled and honored when our troops stop by to say hello and thanks.

February 9, 2009

MICHAEL CRESCENZ – PHILADELPHIA’s MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT

Filed under: Announcements,Heroes — Rich Davis @ 10:38 pm

Chris Hill from Gathering of Eagles wrote this stirring account of the ceremony he participated in for Army hero Michael Crescenz, who was 19 years old when he was killed in action in Nov 1968.  Michael is the sole Philadelphian to receive the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War.   You can visit the tribute and portrait of Michael at the American Legion Post 129 in Toms River, NJ. 

Read more about Michael’s heroics, including testimony from his brothers and some soldiers he saved HERE.

Late last week I had the incredible honor of participating in a ceremony commemorating the sacrifice of Cpl. Michael Crescenz, Medal of Honor recipient.  A mural and memorial for Michael was unveiled that completely honors his sacrifice, while at the same time tying together all of us whom have served.  The mural was painted by two 17 year old high school art students as a service project.  They knew nothing of Michael or even the significance of the Medal of Honor when they started the project.  By the time they had completed it they were rightfully awed by Michael’s story.  At 19, he was not much older than them when he disregarded safety and security to save the lives of his brothers.  These two teenagers also got a new understanding of what connects all of us whom have ever served.  They now understand how wearing the uniform extends back in an unbroken line to the earliest days of the United States.

As I carried the Medal of Honor into a packed room of American Legion Post 129, I could not help but think of the actions that brought about the poem that would eventually become my favorite song, the National Anthem, and how that relates to Cpl. Michael Crescenz.  We have all heard of the attack on Fort McHenry, which began on September 13, 1814. Aboard a British ship, Francis Scott Key watched the battle. The British were using a new type of military bombshell that exploded into deadly fragments. Traveling 2½ miles, those “rockets” produced red streaks in the night sky.

To the utter shock of the British, Ft. McHenry held on through the night. Key could see its fifteen-star flag as the rockets lit up the sky. It was a huge flag, measuring thirty by forty-two feet. Major Armistead, the fort’s commanding officer, had ordered it that way so the “British would not have trouble seeing it from a distance.”  For twenty-five hours the British mercilessly bombarded the fort.  Major Armistead had refused to surrender the fort or take down the flag. At dawn’s first light, Francis Scott Key saw the huge flag. It was still flying over Ft. McHenry and Baltimore was saved.

Why that flag was still flying though, is not commonly known.  During the night a British shell had struck the flag pole.  American soldiers recognized that the flag must continue to fly and had rushed to the pole and physically held it aloft.  As the British shells rained in, many of these brave men were killed or wounded, but as soon as one fell, he was replaced by another.  The Americans inside Ft. McHenry knew that when the dawn came, our flag had to be flying.  They knew that their sacrifice was for the greater good, so they died for their country.  Around the base of the flag were numerous bodies of American soldiers and citizens.

154 years later, nearly to the day, a 19 year old Army Cpl named Michael Crescenz found himself pinned down by a large, well-entrenched force of the North Vietnamese Army.  We have all seen his citation. We have all read how he disregarded his own safety and silenced 3 machine gun emplacements before being killed by a fourth.  He personally saved the lives of scores of men.  For his bravery and extraordinary heroism he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is awarded for actions that require such courage that no one could rightfully be expected to undertake them.  No one would have faulted Michael for remaining under cover that day, but he knew what those early patriots from the War of 1812 knew.  He knew that some things are bigger than us.  Some things are worthy of sacrificing all.  “Sometimes,” as Winston Churchill said, “it is not enough to do your best.  Sometimes, you must do what is required.”

I doubt Michael considered any of those things as he charged up that hill.  I believe he just realized that he must do what was required. Had he survived, I would bet that Michael would say what I have heard other Medal of Honor recipients say.  They all say “you would have done the same.”  I would like to think so, but cannot know for certain.  What I can say for certain, is that Michael deserves to be remembered and honored for his deeds.  Michael’s sacrifice makes us all stand a little taller.  What American Legion Post 129 has done, honoring him, is a wonderful thing and I was so honored and so moved to be a part of it.  Thank you Crescenz family and Post 129 for letting me as a light infantryman, honor another, and thank you Michael, my brother in arms, for doing what was required.

(click here to see photos of the Ceremony and Mural at the American Legion Post 129 for Michael Crescenz)

CCPM DESPOT’S LETTER TO THE DAILY LOCAL

Filed under: Insurgents at home,Press — Rich Davis @ 4:45 pm

Vietnam Vet Tony Oleck wrote a letter last week criticizing Obama.  Karen Porter, director of the far-left CCPM, wrote an emotion-filled letter that was published today complaining about criticism directed at Obama. Here’s her letter, followed by Tony’s response.

It’s only been two weeks

If the issues this country faces weren’t so catastrophic, I could laugh out loud every time I read a letter in your newspaper castigating President Obama for not being able to put this country on a perfect course overnight (well, no, not overnight — two weeks after taking office). I reference here, “Rocky start for Obama’s ‘change’” in your Feb. 5 paper.

It takes a lot of chutzpah, sheer nerve, and downright gall to criticize President Obama while totally forgetting (and taking no responsibility for) who brought us this mess in the first place — the very ones yelling their self-righteous criticism the loudest. How dare they?

How can they whine endlessly, attacking President Obama’s two-week-old administration after the disastrous mess these very people voted into office twice and tolerated, and fabricated excuses for, for eight years?

Letters criticizing President Obama could be amusing — if they weren’t so pitifully absurd.

Karen Porter West Goshen

Tony sent a response to the Daily Local.  Hopefully it will get published.

Criticism is Factual not Pitiful

On Feb.9th Karen Porter criticized my letter…”Rocky start for Obama’s Change”. She says it takes a lot of chutzpah, sheer nerve, and downright gall to criticize President Obama while totally forgetting who brought us this mess in the first place. She also indicates I unfairly expect Obama to fix this financial mess within weeks of his inauguration.  I would like to address Ms. Porter’s concerns about my criticism (which she calls pitiful) of our new President.

First of all Ms. Porter needs to delve a little deeper than the “talking points” when addressing who “brought us this mess in the first place”.  This mess, Ms. Porter, was years and years in the making and it was at first the product of government sponsored social tinkering.  It started with laws that were changed to allow welfare checks to be used as income verification for mortgages. It came to blossoming crescendo with the liberal left pushing subprime loans via Fanny and Freddy Mac in an effort to social engineer housing for everyone.  John McCain co authored a Bill that expressed concerns and demanded tighter regulation on the Democrat “piggy banks” known as Fanny and Freddy.  There is a You Tube video of the hearings and if you Google it you can listen to  your favorite Democrats giving their support to those two failing institutions.  Chris Dodd, who got VIP mortgage treatment, Barney Frank who had a “partner” at the institutions and countless other Democrats are ALL on record in blazing color telling Senator McCain the institutions were strong and needed no further regulation.  If you remember Karen, they failed shortly afterward….and the crisis begins.  There was Wall Street greed and abuse for sure, and Greenspan left interest rates too low for too long, there is blame to go around. But make no mistake Ms. Porter, the root cause of the problem was a housing deck of cards because of liberal  intervention, and the cards came tumbling down. I know it’s easier for you to blame it all on Bush but do yourself a favor Karen and dig a little deeper.

As far as my expectations for President Obama?  I did not expect him to fix this mess in his first three weeks in office, although given the Messianic hope you and others were spouting could you blame me for thinking he might walk on water?

No, Ms. Porter what I expected was some plain old fashion LEADERSHIP.  Obama delegated our response to the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression to none other than Nancy Pelosi.  Would it have been too much to ask him to set the parameters for what he wanted to see in this bill?  A Bill that would reflect some of what he was selling us during the campaign?  A good CEO, a strong leader would have given the Speaker of his Democrat controlled House some firm direction. Instead he delegated like a good community organizer would….and you know full well how this Bill was crafted. Nancy Pelosi was like a kid in a liberal candy shop.  The Bill is full of “Pelosi pork”….she did not allow Republican input but after the Bill was completed Obama invited the Republicans to dinner.  No legislative input mind you just the façade of bipartisanship. My letter appropriately criticizes Obama for lack of leadership; for lack of bipartisanship for accepting a Bill that lacks serious focus and is just more of the same liberal solutions. Obama said during the election that he wanted to reduce ineffective government…now he’s expanding it.  This Bill also lacks a heavy dose of what has worked in the past….tax cuts, business and personal.  Capital gains cuts, corporate tax cuts…..do yourself another favor Karen and go back and see what JFK did to stimulate the economy during his presidency…..you will find it has NOTHING in common with the Pelosi Pork Bill….Obama is beginning to look a lot more like Jimmy Carter than JFK.

Anthony J Oleck
Kennett Square, PA.

February 8, 2009

WEST CHESTER VICTORY RALLY – 02/07/09

Filed under: Rallies — Rich Davis @ 2:49 pm

Saturday was our 75th consecutive weekly rally in support of Our Troops and their noble mission.  We had a beautiful day and another large turnout.

As always, among all our flags and signs, we make sure we have one Israeli flag, to show that American Sheepdogs support Israel as they try defend themselves from Hamas rockets launched from the Gaza.

It was a special treat when my mom decided to make a surprise visit to the rally.  Like all Military Moms, she knows what it’s like to be away from loved ones when they are away serving our beloved USA

A proud Marine salutes our troops.

Another highlight was we welcomed back Kass!  She was out a couple months and we missed her. 

Gary showed up with his beautiful puppy Jenna, I think she wants to be a Sheepdog.

Carol, Andy, and Mike let it be known that we love and support Israel.

Ed, Kass, Charlie, and Bud root for Victory for our Troops and for America.

Military Mom Evie with Cathy and Trish.  Cathy passed the “Salute the Troops” coin to Trish. 

Vietnam Vet Bud, a “Search and Rescue” Dog Trainer says hello to a couple patriotic canine passerbys.  They said, “Semper Fido!”

No rally is complete without the leftist anti-victory side doing what hey can to undermine our troops efforts and blame America.

I wonder if the peaceniks ever read these signs… and do they care that they are hurting our troops, their families and America. 

Carol, Howard, and Charlie sharing friendship and patriotism after the rally.

Andy and Mike look forward to the next rally.

Check out Skye’s photos and report here at Midnight Blue.

Thanks to all who made it happen, see you next week! 

THANK YOU TROOPS!  THANK YOU MILITARY FAMILIES!

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