Monday, September 12, 2011

10th Anniversary of 9/11--Part 3


A powerful video done by Media Research Center. I found it at NewsBusters. All the more moving when you see our beloved Tony Snow, who is no longer with us.


Rumsfeld weighs in on the attacks on the Pentagon!

The First Annual Jeremy Katzenberger Memorial Triathlon was held yesterday at Weatherby Lake in honor of Jeremy. I did a post on him awhile back. He was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 14 of this year, fighting for our freedom. A friend of mine participated in it, and blogged about it.

Previously:
10th Anniversary of 9/11--Part 2
10th Anniversary of 9/11!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

10th Anniversary of 9/11--Part 2


Mike's America...Ten Years Since 9/11: We Will Not Forget the Attacks and the Sacrifice of Those Who Keep Us Safe Today

Gateway Pundit...George W. Bush at Flight 93 Memorial: “One of the Lessons of 9-11 Is That Evil Is Real and So Is Courage” (Video)


Bush quotes:
On 9-11, “The most lives lost on American soil on a single day since the Battle of Antietam.”

“One of the lessons of 9-11 is that evil is real and so is courage.”

“At the moment American democracy was under attack our citizens defied their captors by holding a vote. The choice they made would cost them their lives. And they knew it.
Many passengers called their loved ones to say good-bye. Then hung up to perform their final act.”

“The Flight 93 heroes led the first counter attack in the WAR ON TERROR.”

“The temptation of isolation is deadly wrong.”
Previously:
10th Anniversary of 9/11!

10th Anniversary of 9/11!


I've been watching lots of shows commemorating the 10th anniversary of September 11th. National Geographic Channel has especially done a phenomenal job. Below are just some of the programs they have aired, and it looks like they will re-air all of them on September 11th:
--Giuliani's 9/11
--George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview
--9/11: Where Were You?
--Witness DC 9/11
--Inside 9/11-Zero Hour
--Inside 9/11-War on America
--Inside 9/11-The War Continues
--Inside Al Qaeda



Rich Lowry's A Decade of Heroes:
When there’s a danger — and especially when there’s a war — there’s no substitute for the courage that has been the stuff of legend and of national honors down through the centuries. The brute fact is that most of us aren’t capable of it — for us courage is, in Miller’s words, “a glorious and admonishing phantom.” We can only stand in uncomprehending awe of the acts of the truly courageous.

Why did Jay Jonas and his unit in the North Tower of the World Trade Center, evacuating as it was on the verge of collapse, stop to carry out a distressed woman even though it slowed their escape? Why did a band of passengers on Flight 93 storm the cockpit of their hijacked plane? Why did Jason Dunham, Ross McGinnis, and Michael Monsoor — all Medal of Honor winners from the Iraq War — throw themselves on grenades to save their comrades?

Ask a firefighter such a question and he’s liable to answer, “That’s just what we do.” What we do, in turn, is express our astonishment and gratitude.

Previously:
2010--September 11th --May We Never Forget!!
2009--Remembering 9/11!!
2008--September 11th--May We Never Forget!!
2007--September 11th--My Generation's Pearl Harbor
2006--9/11 Tribute To Christina De Laura
2005--Remembering September 11th

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Grading the GOP Debate on MSNBC!


Thoughts about the debate:
--I thought a MSNBC debate might be more tolerable without Chris Matthews, but Brian Williams proved to be just as despicable. I really couldn't believe how condescending, biased, manipulative and slanted some of Williams' questions were. I think the one that took my breath away was:
Governor Perry a question about Texas. Your state has executed 234 death row inmates more than any other governor in modern times. Have you struggled to sleep at night?
--What kind of question is that? I would've said, I sleep fine knowing that rapists, child molesters and murderers aren't on the streets anymore to hurt any other innocent people. How would it go over if a Fox News moderator asked a Democrat candidate how he sleeps at night knowing that innocent babies are being murdered every day by partial birth abortion??

--Also, the question he asked Rick Santorum about the poor. The question was dripping with condescension implying that Republicans don't care about the poor. Just because Republicans don't think government is the answer to caring about the poor doesn't mean we don't actually care about the poor. Although, Santorum gave a fairly good answer.
Grading the Candidates

Rick Perry--A
My grading is going to be more than just about their performance last night. Its also going to be about what I think of them in general. I have to say that I was very excited to see Perry get into this race. He is the first person that I can actually see a lot of people rallying around, including myself.

I thought he did fairly well in this debate. Although, I agree with Gateway Pundit in that MSNBC decided it was attack Perry night.

I loved his response to the 1st biased question which is in the above video, and I loved his JFK quote and his comment about keynesian economics not working.

Michelle Bachmann--A-
The more I see of Michelle, the more I like her. I loved what she had to say about energy:
If the Federal Government would pull back on all of their regulatory restrictions on American energy production:
--1.2 million jobs would be created
--50% more in U.S. American Energy
--800 more billion in revenue
She also reminded everyone that gas was $1.79 a gallon when Obama took office. Where are the bumper stickers reminding everyone of that?? She also brought up that Obamacare is killing jobs too and if we don't repeal Obamacare in 2012, it will be with us forever.

Mitt Romney--B
I'm not a huge Romney fan, especially if I have other options. But he impressed me in the debate. I liked some of his responses and I liked his line of us needing "real jobs" not "green jobs".

Cain--B
This guy looks and sounds good, but unfortunately you have to have SOME government experience to win the presidency. I did like his line, "If 10% is good enough for God, 9% should be good enough for government.

Rick Santorum--B-
I love Santorum, but I can't believe he thinks he has a chance. I did like his Libya answer.

Newt Gingrich--C-
Newt has ticked me off one too many times. I love the guy when he is running a conservative think tank and when he is writing history books. But every other time he talks he sticks his foot in his mouth. He literally declared he was running for president one day, and throwing my beloved Paul Ryan under the bus the next. I can't believe he thinks he has a shot in hell.

Everyone enjoyed his line of not pitting Republicans against each other, too bad he couldn't remember that when he was throwing President Bush under the bus.

Jon Huntsman--C-
Who is this guy? I had to google him to find out. He is declared a RINO by some, was picked by Obama to be an ambassador to China. He believes in global warming and evolution, which makes him pro-science according to liberals and the media. As you know, the rest of us conservatives are anti-science. Unbelievable!!!

Ron Paul--F
Seriously??