"Politicians are the lowest form of life on earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politician." --General George S. Patton, Jr.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
WITNESS TO A "JUDICIAL LYNCHING," CMDR CHARLES KERCHNER USN (RET) TALKS WITH ANDREA SHEA KING ABOUT THE LTC TERRY LAKIN TRIAL
Cmdr Kerchner interview archived here. *An error was pointed out to me and it's noted below.
"There are two kinds of soldiers at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas--the ones with no rank or pay, and those with keys."
LTC Terry Lakin is in the former group. So, to the government, I suppose he's now just Terry Lakin. Or worse, a number. Recently, LTC Lakin was sentenced to six months at Leavenworth for questioning an order to deploy overseas. That question was based on his fears that Obama was ineligible to hold the office of president. As a commissioned officer, Lakin's duty is to carry-out only those orders that are legal, and to question those he thinks might be otherwise.
For doing his duty, Lakin lost his career as an army officer and physician, lost all benefits, lost all retirement, lost his freedom, and for the time, lost his wife, children and extended family. But he did get a cell.
Cmdr Charles Kerchner was in the courtroom the day LTC Lakin was sentenced. After the verdict, Lakin invited Kerchner to the Lakin family home for dinner. That evening was Lakin's last day of freedom before entering Leavenworth to begin serving out his sentence. *(Correction: Cmdr Kerchner was invited for dinner the day before the court martial started. After the verdict, Lakin was immediately taken away for processing to Leavenworth.)
Cmdr Kerchner also fought long and hard with his own lawsuit in an attempt to get Obama, or a court, to settle the eligibility issue once and for all. He spent a fortune doing so, only to be rebuffed by SCOTUS without comment. Cmdr Kerchner has since directed his attention and support to LTC Lakin.
What Cmdr Kerchner witnessed during Lakin's days in court was nothing short of a judicial lynching. It's difficult to believe what took place in that courtroom... and you can read about it at The Radio Patriot but I encourage you to tune to Andrea's show this evening at 9 PM ET and hear it in Cmdr Kerchner's own words.
You will be stunned. You will be discouraged. You will be ashamed. And after that, you will feel fear setting in.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
TONIGHT: THE HONORABLE ELIZABETH LETCHWORTH JOINS ANDREA SHEA KING AT 9 PM ET
Our regular Wednesday segment features our Capitol Hill insider, The Honorable Elizabeth Letchworth of GradeGov.com.
This evening we have many items on the docket. Below I'm highlighting two that will be of particular interest to you:
First, do you know what the Congressional Review Act is? For those of you who don't, Letchworth will give you the background and why it will play a big part after the 112th congress is seated. In a nutshell, the CRA can be used to halt the over-reaching by Obama's regulatory agencies.
Second, you've no doubt heard of "earmarking," but are you familiar with "lettermarking?" I just found out about it and it's been in use for years. Basically, it's a work-around to the earmarking process. But taxpayers wouldn't know about it because it isn't discussed openly in congress or the media. Letchworth will be giving us a history lesson on this stealthy spending process as well. Those connected with "lettermarking" will not be happy about its exposure to the tax paying public, especially those legislators connected with the Tea Party Movement and Caucus.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
CPAC BOYCOTT GROWS AS TWO MORE PREMIER ORGS BOW OUT
Two more organizations have joined a substantial list of conservative groups who are boycotting next year's CPAC. The reason is twofold: a homosexual activist group has been invited, GOProud, and an ongoing embezzlement scandal within CPAC's upper management. WorldNetDaily has the story.
*Also at WND, Andrea Shea King's Surfin' Safari column leads off with the FCC's decision to pass net neutrality. King's take on it will leave you wondering just what the hell's going on. In addition to the FCC story, there's plenty more in King's column that'll be of interest.
**NoisyRoom's FINANCIAL NEWS UPDATE is up and running. The first story link is about the high level of productivity your 111th Congress demonstrated. They were busy little legislators, that's for sure.
Friday, December 24, 2010
NOW WHO'S BEEN NAUGHTY OR NICE? THE RACISTS OR WHITEY?
These folks are just plain, crazy funny. SNL would land huge ratings with this little skit. Of course, some with advanced degrees in social dynamics might disagree. You know, scholarly icons such as Sharpton, Jackson, Farrakhan, and of course, Eric Holder. But it's still crazy funny. Merry Christmas!
Jim Hoft has the report with video.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
*TONIGHT'S ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW--CAPITOL HILL INSIDER, ELIZABETH LETCHWORTH... PLUS OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST BELOW
Capital Hill insider Elizabeth Letchworth, founder and publisher of GradeGov.com, will give an update on the most dangerous and dysfunctional body in DC: your congress. Many topics will be covered, so prepare to take notes--there will be a test. Letchworth updates our listeners every Wednesday night.
*NoisyRoom's Terresa Monroe-Hamilton has posted today's FINANCIAL NEWS UPDATE. A must read for interesting (scary) articles about the economy. Yesterday's FNU provided this very telling econ info piece that indicates the economy's not doing as well as some would lead you to believe.
*Trevor Loudon at NEW ZEAL posted a video covering the history of Political Correctness. I thought PC began around the 1960s, but Loudon's presentation takes you back to the original birthplace of this insidious Marxist tool.
*Kitty Myers over on the east coast sent me an interesting article about former congressman Eric Massa. Ordinarily I would've skipped over this piece but since Kitty suggested it, I read the whole thing--6 pages. I'm glad I did, too.
*In today's Sacramento Bee there's a piece about congressman McClintock. He's my rep here in Northern California. In it, he gives the other members his opinion of the lame-duck session, and offers up a bit of history too. Radio Patriot posted the vid.
*Gateway Pundit posted about another rep in congress--Jan Schakowski. This Marxist is Marathon Pundit's rep in the Chicago area. Imagine that--Chicago. Schakowski's talking to the Russian media, so what could go wrong there? Read it and watch the vid--you'll see.
*Andrea Shea King's WorldNetDaily column--Surfin' Safari--is hot off the presses. This week she's on top of the latest governmental intrusions into your life--"BIG BROTHER IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND." There's more than one govt intrusion this week. If it's important and has to do with the internet, Andrea covers it. Surfin' Safari is published each week and hits the stands on Monday evenings.
Labels: 111th Congress, California, Chicago, Elizabeth Letchworth, Eric Massa, GradeGov The Andrea Shea King Show, Kitty Myers, Marathon Pundit, New Zeal, Rep McClintock, Rep Schakowski, Trevor Loudon
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON, JR. 11 NOV 1885--21 DEC 1945
65 years ago, America's Greatest WWII General died. George S. Patton, Jr didn't die on the field of battle, but instead as the result of injuries sustained in a freak automobile accident near Mannheim, Germany, on December 9, 1945. Patton survived two world wars.
General Patton was being treated for a severe neck injury at the 130th Station Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, when he died on December 21, 1945. He was buried three days later, December 24, 1945, in the American Cemetery at Hamm, Luxembourg.
1975: my army unit, the 7th MP Company, Ft. Ord, was given the task of guarding his son's jeep during war games at Fort Irwin, Ca--Major General George S. Patton IV, 2nd Armored Division. The first time I got a look at his jeep, one thing stood out: it had seat belts. Years later I would understand why he had them installed.
Patton's most famous speech, the one given the day before D-Day, "Somewhere in England," was recorded by a soldier who wrote it down as the General spoke--no audio ever existed. The speech George C. Scott gave at the the beginning of the movie "Patton" wasn't even close to the actual speech--it had to be sanitized and shortened. Patton used profanity on a liberal basis. The soldier included notes of the events that day, beginning with Patton arriving in his car. A must read. (scroll down to part II)
*The Battle of the Bulge. Patton at his best.
*750,000 greet Patton upon arrival in Boston--1945 Time article.
Los Angeles bond drive photo--1945
*Andrea Shea-King's observations of Patton at Voice of Liberty. (scroll to 5:30)
**After filming the original Patton movie in 1970, another Patton movie was produced in 1986. "The Last Days of Patton". This made-for-tv movie also starred George C. Scott in the role of Patton. The movie begins with Patton's automobile accident and hospital stay. The director then uses flashbacks (from Patton's perspective) to cover Patton's entire life. This movie is every bit as good as the original.
"Patton" movie trailer:
Monday, December 20, 2010
*TONIGHT* FRANK GAFFNEY, TREVOR LOUDON JOIN ANDREA SHEA KING--"START" TALKS
Tonight's Andrea Shea King Show will feature Frank Gaffney together with Trevor Loudon. The discussion will begin with the START Treaty but could cover other topics as well. Gaffney and Loudon both have a lot to say, so stay tuned--this show will offer the listener a lot to think about.
Friday, December 17, 2010
TEA PARTY MUSCLE, "TWO CALIFORNIAS," TONIGHT'S ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW--BOB CHAPMAN'S ECON UPDATE
Yesterday we witnessed another great victory when the Omnibus Bill went down in flames. The Tea Party Movement was in full operation over the last few days, organizing behind the scenes as well as in the halls of congress.
The MSM, however, will gloss over the fact that the Tea Party flexed its considerable muscle and put an end to this insane spending bill. This is what the MSM does and we are not surprised by it. Soon, the MSM will find itself in the same situation the senate found itself in yesterday.
Anyone connected with the Tea Party Movement should take a well deserved bow. But don't spend too much time on stage patting yourselves on the back, because there's much more work to do. This is just the beginning.
Let's say California was a fire call. One of those five-alarmers. The firefighters upon arrival would simply tell everyone to stand back and let her burn. There's nothing that can be done for this "Tarnished State" at this time. It's gone. It's not going broke, it is broke--bankrupt, insolvent, busted! And when the state's financial infrastructure finally collapses, all states will feel it at some level. And others will follow. It will be interesting to watch the geniuses in Washington deal with this catastrophe, and then turn it into an "opportunity."
Victor Davis Hanson decided to take a closer look at California, focusing on inland towns and then over to the coastal regions. Hanson begins his research in the Fresno county area and his take on the situation is spot on. It's bad. I have friends in the Fresno area who frequently update me on their situation. It's really bad.
"TWO CALIFORNIAS"--Victor Davis Hanson.
TONIGHT on THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW, Bob Chapman will give us his monthly report on the economy. Chapman's views on the economic mess we're in are by no means sugar-coated. The real facts and figures are unpleasant but must be presented truthfully and without spin. Tune in this evening at 9 PM ET for more of Bob Chapman's economic analysis.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
WORST PLACES TO LIVE WHILE RETIRED...AND TONIGHT'S ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW: DR. KATE VANDERMOER, ELIZABETH LETCHWORTH
Are you approaching retirement? If so, I bet you've been thinking of just where you'd like to spend those glorious retirement years.
Well, I can tell you where you DON'T want to spend them. For one, California. Why? Because California has been rated as the second worst place to live if you're retired. And now that you know the second worst place, you probably want to know the absolute worst place to live if you're retired. I'll give you a hint: I was born there--that answer and much more here.
*John Ruberry at Marathon Pundit gives us his take from the Land of Lincoln.
TONIGHT on THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW--9 PM ET:
Dropping by at the top of the show will be Dr. Kate Vandermoer who'll give us a report on the LTC Terry Lakin trial being held at Ft. Meade, MD. Dr. Kate has been inside the courtroom during the trial and has first-hand knowledge of the proceedings.
Then Capitol Hill insider Elizabeth Letchworth of GradeGov.com will join us with updates on the federal fiscal fireball that's about to enter the atmosphere via your congress. You won't want to miss her insights on this catastrophe.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
MONDAY--TREVOR LOUDON TALKS WITH ANDREA SHEA KING--9PM ET
Trevor Loudon will be the featured guest on Monday's Andrea Shea King Show.
Loudon, who blogs at NEW ZEAL, is a researcher of the highest order. Although he's based in New Zealand, his work reaches well into the federal and state governments of the United States...and beyond.
The Hows and Whys of what he does will be among some of the questions we'll pose to Loudon on Monday. If you're not familiar with his work at NEW ZEAL, you should be. Much of his work can be seen in cross-postings at Terresa Monroe-Hamilton's NoisyRoom, another important blog that's packed with important research materials.
If you're interested in being on the cutting-edge of what's happening within our government, you should bookmark both sites.
THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW--9 PM ET Mon-Fri
Thursday, December 09, 2010
HISTORY: GENERAL PATTON HOSPITALIZED AFTER ACCIDENT
General George S. Patton, Jr. had his orders to come home from the European Theater, but first he planned to do a little hunting. During the trip in his official car, his party was involved in a head-on collision, seriously injuring Patton.
Read about the tragic incident in the history section of Andrea Shea King's Surfin' Safari column at World Net Daily.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
LOCKERBIE BOMBER SET FREE OVER OIL DEAL? MORE FROM WIKILEAKS
More info from WikiLeaks indicates that the Lockerbie bomber was set free over an oil deal. Blackmail, that is. I think we always knew this was the case, but to see it presented via official docs makes one sick. Let's hope this isn't the case.
I find it rather ironic that the MSM is reporting on info leaked from WikiLeaks, when this is exactly what the MSM should be digging up and reporting in the first place. Is it no wonder that many of the major news agencies are finding themselves on the brink of bankruptcy? I think not. Breitbart, and many others like him, are now in the process of taking over the job of reporting the news--the good, the bad and the ugly.
Whenever the Lockerbie story pops up in this context, I like to remind readers of the events that evening. The human loss, young and old. For many, the pain and suffering never goes away.
Cradled in their mother's arms, the two youngest victims of the Lockerbie bombing were probably sleeping peacefully as the catastrophic break-up of Pan Am Flight 103 began in the skies above Lockerbie.
As the excited chatter of passengers travelling home for Christmas died away, tiny Jonathan Thomas and Brittany Williams, both just two months old, would have been unaware of the tragedy befalling them.
The youngsters were among 14 babies and children travelling with their parents on the doomed New York-bound plane just before Christmas in 1988.
Whole families, who had barely settled into their seats for the long journey across the Atlantic, were wiped out as a bomb ripped the Boeing 747 apart.
The bodies of some victims were never found. On the other side of the Atlantic, parents, friends, and partners were preparing to leave for JFK airport in New York to pick up loved ones who would never arrive.
Among those never to return from an overseas study course in London were 35 students from Syracuse University in New York, including twin brothers Eric and Jason Coker, 20.
There were a total of 259 men, women and children on board Pan Am Flight 103, that fateful night including the crew of 16 headed by American pilot Captain James Bruce MacQuarrie, 55.
The passenger list included people from 21 nations - although the majority were Americans - and from all walks of life.
The youngest were the two two-month-old babies, while the eldest was 79-year-old retired doctor Ibolya Drucker, from Hungary.
There were hairdressers, lawyers, teachers, engineers and a financial consultant, while many passengers were serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Also among the travellers were two female playwrights, a professional golfer, four CIA officers, a diplomat, a Nazi-hunter named Michael Bernstein, and Bernt Wilmar Carlsson, who worked at the United Nations.
Over the years some of the names of the passengers have become better known than others because of the high profile campaigning of parents or family desperate to discover the cause of the disaster.
They include that of Flora Swire, the daughter of UK Families spokesman and the most high-profile of campaigners, Dr Jim Swire.
She died the day before her 24th birthday as she travelled to America to spend Christmas with her boyfriend.
Pan Am Flight 103 exploded just after 7pm as, on the ground 31,000ft below, the quiet market town of Lockerbie was preparing for Christmas.
Many families had just finished their evening meal and were relaxing in front of the television, watching This Is Your Life, featuring Harry Corbett, of "Sooty" fame.
A total of 11 residents - seven females and four males ranging in age from 10 to 82 -died as wreckage from the devastated aircraft showered down on Lockerbie.
The plane's fuel-laden wing section came down on the Sherwood area of the town, exploding in a fireball made worse by ruptured gas mains and leaving a massive crater in the ground.
This was the area where the 11 townsfolk, all from Sherwood Crescent, were killed. No trace was ever found of some of the victims.
Residents who died in their homes included Thomas and Kathleen Flannigan and their 10-year-old daughter Joanne.
One of their sons, Steven, who later became dubbed the orphan of Lockerbie, escaped by a twist of fate.
Then 14, he had left the house and taken his little sister's bicycle to a neighbour to ask him to help repair it just 10 minutes before the jet crashed on the town.
Another son, David, also escaped, because he was living away from home at the time of the disaster.
He returned in the aftermath to sift through the debris of his home, to find only a plastic watering can among the devastation.
Both Flannigan boys were to die tragically in the years which followed the bombing - David while travelling in Thailand in 1993, and Steven in August last year, after he was hit by a train.
The full scale of the human cost of the tragedy really hit home just after the start of the Lockerbie trial when the names of all 270 victims were read out to a hushed courtroom.
It took prosecutor Alasdair Campbell QC around an hour to recite the tragic roll-call as relatives of those who died listened in the public gallery.
For many, it was one of the most emotional parts of the trial as they waited in silence to hear the all-important name of their loved ones. Many tears were shed.
Relatives described the experience of hearing the names as "gut-wrenching" but insisted it was important that every single one was read out.
It was a poignant moment in which the dead, instead of always being lumped together as the "270 Lockerbie victims", were remembered properly as individual men, women and children.
Monday, December 06, 2010|
MONDAY MORNING MARKETS
Good morning everyone. Take a moment and look away from the WikiLeaks case. Just for a moment. Now take a peek at the world markets for this Monday morning. Notice anything? A trend or two?
There are a few items that jump out at you. Oil is reaching for $90; Gold is well into the $1400 range; Silver is knocking on 30 bucks an ounce. Trends. How's that Dollar doing, you ask? Read all about it at this World Markets page. After that, take a short spin over to NoisyRoom.net, where later this morning Terresa Monroe-Hamilton will have her Financial News Update posted. That's where you'll find all sorts of "good" economic news.
Do have a pleasant day.
Saturday, December 04, 2010|
Friday, December 03, 2010
TONIGHT--ANDREA SHEA KING GOES FOR "BROKE"--9 PM ET
Glenn Beck's "BROKE": Early in the day I called the theater and they told me the showing of "Broke" was 50% sold out. So I bought the tics online and arrived a bit over an hour early, guaranteeing great seats in the stadium theater configuration. Some had arrived even earlier. Before show time the theater was full, rows and rows of patriots. The atmosphere was unlike that of a movie going experience. People were talking to each other--that is, people who didn't know each other but knew they had something in common with everyone seated around them.
I won't go into a breakdown of the various topics Beck covered or how he presented them. But I will say he's very good in this format, leading his audience down the road of knowledge and pointing out how to learn even more on the topic. And always--ALWAYS--challenging viewers to not take his word for it; do the research yourself! It's difficult at best to argue with confidence like that.
Andrea Shea King attended "Broke," wrote about it and added an excellent photo slide show to round it out--The Radio Patriot.
This evening on THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW, we'll be discussing "Broke" and encouraging any listeners who attended to call in with their comments or questions. If you didn't attend, tune in anyway. You won't be disappointed. 9 PM ET.
Thursday, December 02, 2010| | | | | |
GLENN BECK'S "BROKE" TONIGHT 8 PM AT A THEATER NEAR YOU
Restarting the Engine of America
"On Thursday, December 2nd, Glenn Beck brings his latest book to life on stage and on silver screens nationwide for the timely event, Broke - Restarting the Engine of America. Broadcast LIVE from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Benedum Center to movie theaters nationwide, Glenn will use his own inimitable style to compare the United States economy to a 1965 Mustang. Glenn will illustrate his argument that – like an automobile engine overburdened with add-ons and faulty repair work – Washington’s misplaced focus has caused the United States economy to fall from its former position as a model of performance and efficiency. During this exclusive event, he will lay out how this happened, why it happened, and what we need to do in order to restore our economy so she's running better than ever."
*PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Andrea Shea King Show will not be airing this evening as we'll be attending Glenn Beck's "Broke." We've encouraged our listeners to attend as well and on Friday's show we'll be discussing the event.
"Broke" will be broadcast across America via your local theater. For theater and ticket information, please go here.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
CONGRESSIONAL EXPERT ELIZABETH LETCHWORTH JOINS ANDREA
Tonight on THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW, Senate expert Elizabeth Letchworth will be our guest, informing us on the latest news and trends in congress. She brings to the table nearly three decades of congressional experience--always out front of the latest news and what's in store for the American public as it pertains to our elected bodies. When it comes to the nuts-and-bolts of congressional process, Letchworth has no peers.
Elizabeth Letchworth is the Owner-Founder of GradeGov.com, 4 times elected United States Senate Secretary for the Majority/Minority, U. S. Senate-retired, presently senior legislative advisor @ Covington & Burling, LLC.
Letchworth just penned a piece for The Daily Caller where she explains why we're in this mess regarding this unusual lame-duck session. In it, Letchworth makes the case for placing the blame as far back as Ronald Reagan. In other words, a very good history lesson in how congressional trends and bad habits get started and develop over the years. From The Daily Caller:
"In this era of playing the blame game, can the blame for the current lame-duck session be pinned on President Reagan? I think it can.
"Ronald Reagan won his first presidential term in a landslide election back in 1980. That election “shellacking” produced the second largest GOP freshman Senate class in modern history, with 12 new Republican senators. The largest class of GOP senators in modern history is the incoming class, which has 13 new Republican senators. The 1980 class brought to the Senate members who had little or no experience in public service." Continue reading.
Letchworth is one of our most informative interviews. She's with us each Wednesday and always has more information than time will allow. Don't miss her interview this evening.