Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Body of Army Pfc. Menchaca Returns to Texas

The Brownsville Herald reports on the return of the body of Pfc. Menchaca home to Texas. The people of this border town turned out to say "Adios" to their local hero and show support for his family and our country. Here is an interesting part of the article that give you a flavor of the Texas border:

"In addition to the police procession that accompanied Menchaca’s hearse, hundreds of Brownsville residents, some noticeably weeping, drove slowly to the city’s events center. From city officials to “Los Escondidos,” a biker group, every member of the procession carried his own American flag."

“By coming here I am showing my respect,” said Frank Garza, a former soldier. Even though he doesn’t know Menchaca’s family, Garza’s nephew, who is currently assigned to Border Patrol duty, will be driving in from Arizona for the funeral.

Like Garza, Adelaida Rey showed her support by waving a small flag from the side of the road. She brought her grandchildren along to share the experience.

“El estaba peleando por nuestro freedom, y por eso estamos aqui,” she said. “He was fighting for our freedom and because of that we are here.”

Although Rey speaks only Spanish, she carefully pronounces the word “freedom” in English. For the woman waving both Texas and American flags, it’s a word too important to be translated.

While the procession drove by, Rey’s grandchildren were as solemn as she was. “Es importante que lo vean,” she said. “It’s important that they see this.”

RIP Kristian Menchaca...

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Texas Executes "Railroad Killer"

Texas tonight executed a man that had killed at least 15 people, reports CNN. What made the case noteworthy was that he was a Mexican national who crossed the Texas-Mexico border as he pleased, to rape and murder in our country, then vanish back into Mexico. Border security anyone?

Interestingly enough, he also asked forgiveness from the victim's families and from God. That is now between him and The Almighty.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Savage Bastards!

It pains me to comment on the report from CNN that the two young soldiers that had fallen into the hands of terrorists scum had been tortured and their bodies mutilated beyond recognition. May they rest in peace and may God have spared them much pain at the hands of those savages. Remember now that the USA is castigated daily for the treatment we meet out to alleged captured terrorists. You know, the volleyball, showers, medical treatment, and three square meals a day. Meanwhile, when our soldiers are taken prisoner, they're butchered in ways you wouldn't treat an animal.

I'm telling you ladies and gentlemen, it's time we got serious about this war and started FIGHTING, instead of endlessly worrying if a soldier accidently pisses on a Koran in Gitmo. This fight needs to be taken TO the enemy. Cut HIS belly open. We can't let the butchering of these boys go unpunished.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

What's Up with National Public Radio??

Ok, I admit it. I listen to NPR. I do have those "I can't get out of the car until I hear the end of this story" moments. But lately I've noticed that NPR is becoming slightly more, dare I say it, FAIR and BALANCED?!. In the past few days I've heard Ted Koppell say that whoever is elected in 2008 as President, we'll still be in Iraq. Yesterday I heard commentary by Rich Lowry of National Review that was a pretty long piece. Today an NPR regular was referring to "Islamists" in Somolia. Today NPR, tomorrow , the New York Times!

Friday, June 16, 2006

CNN Leads with False Headline

Cnn is running a headline on its website that says something like Majority Want Iraq Pullout Timetable Set. However dig into the numbers, and 53% want this, with an error rate of +/- 3%. Now, I may be from Texas, but it sounds like the country is evenly split to me! No wonder many of us don't trust the MSM.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Dixie Loves the Chicks.....NOT!

I've been following the Dixie Chicks and their upcoming concert tour. It seems that their former fans in Dixie are rejecting them en masse and the message of "we're ashamed the President is from Texas" bit. So far the cities that have been cancelled are Oklahoma City, Memphis, Jacksonville Fl, Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Fresno, Las Vegas, Greensboro NC, and maybe Los Angeles.

Here is how the Chicks spin this on their website.

TOUR UPDATE:

Eight new cities have just been added to the first leg of the North American tour (see tour page). No shows have been cancelled. Some originally-announced late summer concert dates that were going to be put on sale the weekend of June 10 were not put on sale until a final determination is made if they are going to be moved to the fall. More tour details announced as they become available.


Four of these new venues are in Canada! Dixie my ass! In Dallas the concert goes on, but you can still get lower level seats.

And, thank you very much, this has nothing to do with censorship. It has to do with people deciding on who the want to spend their hard earned money on to see a concert. And evidently, it ain't the Chicks!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Too Damned Funny!

Taken from National Review Online at the Corner is the following:

The Greatest Kos Posting Ever [John Podhoretz]

The poster's handle is CheChe. The text captures everything you need to know about the Angry Left:
I don't think I've ever seen such a look of misery and dejection on the face of my daughter as I just did a moment ago. She just couldn't understand why the President would be going to Iraq when so many things are wrong in this country. "Doesn’t Mr. Bush care about us anymore?" she asked pitifully.

I sat down with her on the sofa and (as calmly as I could) tried to explain to her why the President seems to be abandoning his country. "Honey, I think his boss, Mr. Rove, sent Mr. Bush out of the country in order to keep himself out of the newspapers. You see, he wasn’t sure if he was going to be arrested today or not, and so he planned Mr. Bush’s trip ahead of time just in case...”

I tried to keep my voice steady, but it became increasingly difficult - the rage and feelings of helplessness were just too much. I think my daughter could tell something was wrong. I found myself at such a loss for words - nothing made any sense; nothing makes sense anymore. I finally had to admit, "Honey, I just don't know - I don't know what's going on in this country anymore..."

When I finished her lower lip started to tremble and her eyes began to fill with tears, "Daddy" she said, "why are the Republicans doing this to the country?" Well, that was it for me: I finally fell apart. She just fell into my arms and we both began sobbing for several minutes.

For once she had to comfort me and get me back on my feet. Sometimes I just think it's too much, but seeing the strength in my young daughter's voice helped me to get through.

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: It would take a heart of stone not to laugh at the grief of Little CheChe.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

June 6th Still Means D-DAY

I've noticed D-day passing this year with only a bit of a mention on the evening news. More likely you'd hear that rubbish about "devil's day" of 6-6-06. My dad landed on Utah beach on D plus 9, as they said back then. He was a Master Sarg. in a medical evac hospital. He went through Ste. Mere Eglise and Carentan and all those other places WW II buffs know about.

And oh how he loved the English people! He lived with a family on Albert Lane in Henley on Thames before the invasion. Every year until he died in 1986, we always received a Christmas Card from Betty. The imagination could really go wild with that one, but I was impressed as a child getting a card from England.

So to Betty on Albert Lane in Henley-on-Thames, England, here's to old comrades 62 years later. For when you were in the spring of life, you and Dad helped free the world!