ALOHA, ALL!! Did you get enough coverage of Hurricane Irene? Yes, I know it was a bad storm and caused damage – I hope all HDR readers and their friends & families are safe. But give me a break….non-stop 24/7 coverage???? If this storm had happened in the Heartland it would have been covered as a passing story – a headliner on day one then relegated to the back pages. (GEE….weren’t there terrible floods in Nashville and Iowa this past year? They sure got a lot of coverage, didn’t they?) But since it was New York, we heard breathlessly and incessantly about the 3 foot storm surge on Staten Island. This video link shows the true media absurdity in covering Irene: Was Irene Mostly Hype? Watch This Video and You Tell Me | All American Blogger Hopefully, the coverage did make us realize there are some who don’t give a second thought to doing their duties, no matter what the weather conditions. Most notably, our military. On the internet, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment got some attention….they guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery. The picture above is an actual photograph during the onslaught of Irene in D.C.
Since World War II, “The Old Guard” has served as the official Army Honor Guard and escort to the President. In that capacity, 3rd Infantry soldiers are responsible for conducting military ceremonies at the White House, the Pentagon, national memorials and elsewhere in the nation’s capital. In addition, soldiers of “The Old Guard” maintain a 24-hour vigil at the Tomb of the Unknowns, provide military funeral escorts at Arlington National Cemetery and participate in parades at Fort Myer and Fort Lesley J. McNair.
The black-and-tan “buff strap” worn on the left shoulder by each member of the 3rd Infantry is a replica of the knapsack strap used by 19th-century predecessors of the unit to display its distinctive colors and distinguish its members from other Army units. The present buff strap continues to signify an Old Guard soldier’s pride in personal appearance and precision performance that has marked the unit for 200 years.
A further distinction of The Old Guard is the time-honored custom of passing in-review with fixed bayonets at all parades. This practice, officially sanctioned by the War Department in 1922, dates to the Mexican War in 1847 when the 3rd Infantry led a successful bayonet charge against the enemy at Cerro Gordo. Today, this distinction is still reserved for “The Old Guard” alone.
For those of you on Facebook, you can “Like” The Old Guard’s page HERE. Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown day and night, during hurricanes, sleet or snow, sure makes a few days without subways seem rather mundane, don’t you think?
Blaming Global Warming in Five, Four, Three, Two….Any day now we’ll hear about how global warming caused Hurricane Irene. No doubt the greenies will use it to further push their agenda. Let’s see – what has “green” done for us lately? Most pertinent, what about all those “green jobs” Barry promised? Are “Green Jobs” the Answer? – AskHeritage Accoring to the report, “the President’s promise to create five million green jobs over 10 years has proven to be nothing more than “a pipe dream,” with California’s Bay Area providing a particularly poignant example of how “green” jobs have actually been lost, not gained.” Nice. Of course, Al the Goracle just compared global warming skeptics to racists, so we sure don’t want to be on the wrong side of the issue, do we???? Al Gore | Global warming | racists | The Daily Caller Heck, I think I’ll just head on over to Crazy Pete’s Enviro-Friendly Discount Galleria:
And Don’t Forget FEMA – They’ll want more money, too: Lessons from Hurricane Irene Of course libs are going after Eric Cantor because he…well…just makes sense: Cantor Demands Common-Sense Spending Cuts in Exchange for More FEMA Aid
Obama’s Legacy: A Failed Recovery & Double-Dip Recession – Forbes (Mahalo to Steve for the link.)
You’re gonna love this one: Armed federal agents raid Gibson Guitar again, ‘browbeat’ employees – Common American Journal “What a coincidence! CEO of Gibson Guitar a Republican Donor. And their Democratic-donating competitor, Martin, uses the same wood but wasn’t raided. Well, when you’ve got a President who jokes about tax audits as revenge for a personal slight, it’s hard not to be suspicious, isn’t it?”
And one more Irene wrap-up: Irene: Deaths, Flooding, Power Losses State-by-State – Businessweek
Final Thought: “Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God” Inscription on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!
ALOHA, ALL!! Do you have any 100 watt light bulbs? If so, keep them because they will soon be collectors’ items. In fact, each time I go to the store I think I’ll buy a package….they will be very valuable in the future! In spite of all the proof that much of the global warming “science” is a bunch of hooey, the ban on 100 watt bulbs is still set to begin in January 2012. It’s called the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (oh yeah, that’s when Nancy Nitwit was in charge.) Never mind that compact fluorescent bulbs are costly and difficult to dispose of. In fact, my 90-year-old Mom is so worried about this that she asked me last week, “why can’t I just buy the light bulbs I want?” Good question, Mom. Republicans Flicker On Light Bulb Ban Repeal – Common American Journal Here’s another question: how many politicians does it take to screw in a light bulb? Apparently, none of them can handle such a difficult task. But they sure know how to screw us.
Project Gunrunner casualty. Acting ATF Director to Resign Over Gun-Buying Sting “Kenneth Melson, the acting director of the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol and Firearms (ATF), is expected to step down in the wake of the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme in which weapons were sold to Mexico’s drug cartels. Melson, who has been acting director since April 2009, is likely to resign within the next couple of days, says CNN.” Can Holder be next? One can only hope. (Thanks to Lee for the link.)
And here’s why Eric Holder needs to go: Issa: DOJ Covering Up on Mexican Gun-Running Scandal | CNSnews.com “Issa says he does not believe Attorney General Eric Holder testified accurately in the Judiciary Committee on May 3, when he told Issa (who also serves on that committee) that he had only learned of the gun-running operation—called “Operation Fast and Furious”–a few weeks before that.”
But it’s not a war. Airmen, sailors in Libya receiving “imminent danger pay” despite WH claim of no legal “hostilities” « Hot Air “So no one’s in danger in Libya — and yet, according to the Pentagon, the men there are in enough danger to warrant extra pay each month for participating in combat. Which is to say, it is a war. It’s just not … a war-war.”
POOP (Particulars of 0bama’s Presidency): This one has to do with 0bamacare and the IPAB (independent Payment Advisory Board.) IPAB is a group of 15 presidential appointed bureaucrats who are charged with reducing Medicare costs. And you don’t think there will be rationing? Read here: Travesty of Lawmaking – Opinion – PatriotPost.US
The very definition of useful idiot – This is former Rep Cynthia McKinney appearing on Libyan TV. I think she should just stay there, since she likes it so much:
Barry’s “Firsts”: President Barack Obama’s Complete List of Historic Firsts | US Opinion and Editorial Right Side News A pretty good list. I might add “First usurping Marxist to be elected President of the United States.”
Boise, China. Barbarians Within the Gate – Common American Journal “China is now building a 50 square-mile self-sustaining city outside of Boise, Idaho and setting up Foreign Trade Zones in the US.” HUH????? What the heck is going on??????
Maybe China should buy all of California. 60 more firms move jobs, work out of California – Orange County Register “So far this year, the departures average 5.4 a week, compared to 3.9 a week in 2010 and one a week in 2009, Vranich says.”
Final Thought: “I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.” ~Author Unknown
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!