Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Day one started out slow for TEAM AIR FORCE, but that's changed now. TEAM ARMY is barely in 1st place ($200) and TEAM AIR FORCE is about to take over as fundraising leader. TEAM MARINES is in 3rd, and TEAM NAVY is taking on water and beginning to list. Lifeboats, anyone?

TEAM ARMY started off with a big lead but we all knew they wouldn't be able to sustain it. As usual, TEAM AIR FORCE comes to the rescue when the ground pounders get into trouble.

Overall, all teams have raised 10% of the $180,000 goal. With the leadership of TEAM AIR FORCE, we will reach and surpass the stated goal. Follow us, boys and girls...if you can keep up.

Check on the status of all teams here. And if you don't know what Project Valour-IT is all about, click here....then donate what you can and do a post about about it. Our wounded are depending on you.

TEAM AIR FORCE is under the leadership of John Noonan of OP-FOR.

There's a DONATION BUTTON at the top of my sidebar. Hit it.



Michelle Malkin is asking that we get the word out on John Kerry's latest slap at our military men and women. Before the day is over, Kerry, and the democratic party, will be very sorry he ever opened his mouth about America's finest.

Kerry runs our military in the ground because we allow him to. At one time, thousands of blogs were pressuring Kerry to sign SF 180 and explain his discharge dates and his questionable PHs. So he released a few items, not all, and everyone went away. Case over.

We should have crushed him when we had the chance. Maybe this incident will get folks motivated to run this fraud, this traitor, out of congress once and for all. View the video and pass it on:


Monday, October 30, 2006


Ok, listen up. It's Monday morning and it's time to raise more money. I know, we just completed a hugely successful campaign to raise money for SC Eagle and his family, and now we're at it again. We're at war and our wounded men and women are depending on all of us here at home to do our part, and do it we will.

Project Valour-IT has commenced action this morning by order of our Air Force Team Leader, John Noonan, of OP-FOR. At his site, John has listed the other Air Force Team members--we've got some big guns onboard. Here's what Project Valour-IT does:

"Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, provides voice-controlled laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at home or in military hospitals. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the 'Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field without having to press a key or move a mouse. The experience of CPT Charles "Chuck" Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered severe hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important this voice-controlled software can be to a wounded servicemember's recovery."

Team Air Force, led by Noonan, has a goal of $45,000. All four services are competing to reach a combined goal of $180,000. Laptops aren't cheap and we need a bunch of them. I ask that you not only donate what you can by hitting the "donation button," but to post about Project Valour-IT on each of your sites.

Check to see the progress of all four teams here. While checking on the teams' progress, you can click "join team"--pick Air Force--and become part of this project.


We have two weeks. Move out!


Thursday, October 26, 2006


Also seen at YouTube.

The latest reports are very good. Please update your blogs about the tremendous progress on the auction. Let's keep hitting the Pay-Pal button and bidding on the eBay auction.

Hugh Hewitt and Buzz Patterson are both in contact with Andrea and Mark and are very pleased at the outpouring of support.

Here's a Hugh Hewitt update. And, Hugh provides a mailing address in another update.

Let's keep it going!!

If you're not sure what's going on, take a look at the post below.




Wednesday, October 25, 2006


My machine's in the shop, again, so this will be short.

Just when we thought the auction was winding down, it gets a second wind. We are truly blessed in this effort with so many caring folks out there. I am amazed.

I have little time to blog (on a loaner at the shop) so I will direct you to THE RADIO PATRIOTS blog for all the details about last night's development, as well as the current status of the auction.

eBay is over $1000.00---MAKE A BID HERE

Pay Pal is over $25,000.00---DONATE HERE

For the latest, tune to CONSTITUTIONAL PUBLIC RADIO at 3 PM EST, Monday Thru Friday. Join the chat room too.

Hi Anna!!
Hi Mary Ann!! (get a blog, M*A)
Hey Brainster!! (tell M*A to start blogging)

P. S. I see my name was changed back to the one my mother gave me. BTW, anyone know who the hell Dave Lucas is?


Friday, October 20, 2006


The EBAY auction to help SC EAGLE (SPC Reid Stanley) and his family financially has been up and going since 7 Thursday evening. The last report to me indicates that many people are stepping up to the plate to help, and in a big way. Thank you-thank you-thank you. But, this is only the beginning.

For those of you who haven't seen or heard about SC EAGLE: SC's a milblogger stationed overseas with his family. Originally, Afghanistan, now Germany. He has a wife, Ellicia, and 3 little ones. Recently, Ellicia was diagnosed with cancer. She has tumors in her brain, breasts, and lungs. The family is in the process of relocating to the states (Charleston area). Ellicia will be entering hospice soon afterwards. Financially, this is devastating, and that's where all of you come in.

LTC Buzz Patterson is on-board with us and has donated a 3-book set to be auctioned at EBAY. Buzz will be signing the books and adding a personal message to the winner of the auction. All the proceeds will go directly to Reid and Ellicia Stanley. This auction will last 10 days.


Hugh Hewitt is on-board as well. On yesterday's show, Hugh spoke about the Stanley's situation and posted about it on his Townhall blog. And, I might add, Hugh found out about Reid and Ellicia because of an ANGEL in Ohio by the name of Mary Ann. (I'll write about the whole thing later)

Our Angel, Mary Ann, knew of Reid through Soldiers' Angels while he was in Afghanistan, and later found out about Andrea Shea-King and Mark Vance's auction. She wanted to do something to help, and help she did. Mary Ann's an inspiration to us all. Much thanks goes out to her.

Ok, If you prefer to just donate directly to Reid and Ellicia, click here. But I urge you to both contribute and make a bid on the book set.

For a listing of everyone participating in this project, head over to Radio Patriots. I hope you will join us in getting the word out. Do a post, please.

Now, get over to EBAY (link above) and start doing what you do best--remember, one of ours needs some help.


Thursday, October 19, 2006


NBC reports that it's cutting back. Times aren't so good for the peacock. Overall, NBC, as a network, is having problems, so they're cutting 700 jobs, eliminating programming, and herding the workers back to 30 Rock and to a location somewhere in Burbank.

As for MSNBC, they're "struggling," but I say they just plain suck. Whoever's in charge of it should be cut as well. What's with all the "inside prison" programming?

Can't say I'm surprised at NBC's troubles nor am I upset.

...a lot less.

***And this just in regarding the NYT. ---(Drudge)


Wednesday, October 18, 2006


The Brainster and Mrs. Media Matters have posted about a survey that ranks the smartest states. Unless you live on the eastern seaboard, you're pretty much sittin' in the corner with a duncecap. Florida has some work to do, too.


Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Julia Wilson, the "anti-Bush teen" here in Sacramento is getting more and more attention--global attention.

Just after this incident happened, I was discussing it with Andrea Shea-King, and I predicted that this girl would end up on Letterman or Leno. Letterman, for sure. Well, that hasn't happened yet, but I don't think the booking agent is too far behind.

Last weekend she appeared on MSNBC and today she's slotted for an interview on CNN:

"The 14-year-old McClatchy High School student who posted the words "Kill Bush" -- along with a photo-collage showing a cartoon dagger stabbing the president's hand -- on her MySpace page last year is scheduled to be interviewed today by CNN. She and her father appeared on MSNBC over the weekend and turned down interview requests from Fox News."

She turned down FOX NEWS for an interview? I think you can see where this is going. Soon she'll be the teen version of Cindy Sheehan.

Another prediction: Cindy Sheehan comes to Sacramento to support Wilson's stand against the evil Mr. Bush. After all, there's an election just around the corner.

Read the latest article from the Sacramento Bee.


Monday, October 16, 2006


For all the latest trends in the upcoming Senate, House, and Governors' races, Click here. The trends, or ratings, are according to the NYT.

Hat tip: Radio Patriots via the Dittocam.



B5's Laughing Wolf updates us on how he made Hilton's bank deposit bag that much lighter.

Remember, when you're out of town looking for a hotel, don't forget The Hilton Corporation. NEVER FORGET.

In case you don't know all the names under the Hilton Family, here they are. And, like Laughing Wolf, steer clear of them.

Kudos to Laughing Wolf and Black Five !!



John Kerry, the political version of Mr. Ed, says he deserves a second chance at the White House.

I agree.

Since Ohio voters either stole the election or were too stupid to vote for a democrat, I say give the guy another shot.

Pat Curley and Kitty Myers were unable to be reached for comment.

Will Munny



If you've noticed a lot of people being shot, stabbed, beaten, raped, robbed, or just plain killed in your town, well, don't panic. Representatives from your Federal Government are on the case. Soon, teams of feds will be landing in your town to "pinpoint the root causes" of this violence.

Like I said, don't panic.


Saturday, October 14, 2006


I need information about the new blogger format--"Beta." About all I know is, if you switch over you can't go back. Well, I'm sorry, I need to know more about it before diving in. Any help would be appreciated.

Also, if you happen to know anything about RSS feeds, toss that in too.




Since the Mark Foley story won't go away and threatens to be an election issue for the republicans, I knew it was just a matter of time before Gerry Studds got in the paper, too. I didn't figure he'd do it this way, though:

"BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds, the first openly gay person elected to Congress, died early Saturday at Boston Medical Center, several days after he collapsed while walking his dog, his husband said. He was 69."

No matter how many times I read it, the wording (above) doesn't work for me.


Friday, October 13, 2006


Mr. Right has added a few more bloggers to his site. Stew Magoo, a new addition to the blog, has posted about The Vagina Democrats. Why? Because he cares.

I think The Right Place just got a little better.

And if that's not enough for you, AWTM gets extreme with this one.

In other news, Mrs. Media Matters is reporting on The Beginning of the End.

Ladies, are you aware of the date, today?

Here in Sacramento, a school girl got a surprise visit. Andrea and Mark were talking about civics yesterday, but this is one lesson that won't be forgotten--ever!!

It's a Friday thing.



As the opening of Eastwood's new movie, "Flags of our Fathers," approaches (Oct 20th), Eastwood finds himself doing more interviews. In this USA TODAY piece, the director talks about mankind and war, and as a youngster, he remembers what life was like on the California coast during WWII.

"He was in his teens during World War II and remembers people along the California coast painting their windows black out of fear that a Japanese destroyer might be lurking in the distance, searching for a nighttime target..."

"Blacking out" their windows? I didn't know that. I find this interesting, because even though the war was never on our homeland, people still lived in fear that it was coming.

The release of this movie is at a critical time and could play a part in the election. We'll have to wait and see. For more details on this movie, Radio Patriots fills the bill. And while you're there, you'll want to check out their post about John Wayne.

Eastwood on the cover of LIFE, 1971. 50 cents?


Wednesday, October 11, 2006



"On Thursday, October 12, 2000, 17 young lives were taken in a terrorist attack on the USS Cole, docked in the port of Yemen to take on fuel. Seventeen sons and daughters gave their life on that day. All of America grieves with the families."



THE CARGO LETTER SITE--lots of pics and information.




Take the GOP straw poll at Pam's site. After you enter your picks, check out the updated results. Vote early and often!!



You would think a woman of Susan's education level could come up with a more creative idea. Didn't Al Franken already do this with Rush Limbaugh? How about writing a simple book explaining the policies of the "left" and why they'll work. A novel?

The dress and the long, blonde hair doesn't do a thing for her, either, because I already know what her voice sounds like. Actually, her voice reminds me of my Uncle Wilbur. He smoked 3 packs-a-day, then washed that down with a bottle of Seagrams Seven. He stopped smoking abruptly when my Uncle Justin closed the lid. However, we're fairly certain he still drinks. Uncle Justin was the funeral director in town.

Soulless? How about CLASSLESS?



One thing that irritates me about the republicans, is they allow the dems and the MSM to just beat the hell out of them without fighting back. Foley being the latest beating. We'd prefer the republicans focused on getting the job done and less on exposing the other side's scandals, but sometimes enough is enough.

That said, I think it's time to roll up the sleeves and prepare to get dirty.

***Harry Reid doesn't like to discuss this one. In fact, when asked a question about it, this was his reply:

"Reid hung up the phone when questioned about the deal during an AP interview last week."--no shady goings on here.

***Sandy Berger, I'm sure, wasn't trying to cover for his old boss, Bill Clinton, but others would like to revisit the story. According to his lawyer, Berger is "eager" too:

"During Berger's sentencing hearing Breuer characterized Berger as eager to get the facts of the Sept. 11 attacks right when he took the material, which contained information relating to terror threats in the United States during the 2000 millennium celebration."

Let the games begin.



...to believe this is a terrorist act." Oh, really? I think it's just as easy to report, "There's no reason to believe this is an accident." This incident wasn't 10 minutes old and all reports were that it wasn't terrorism. How would they know?

Of course, authorities don't want to push the public into a panic or, worse yet, send the NYSE into a downward spiral.

At this writing, I find a few things curious: They have no idea about the aircraft, where it came from, who was flying it; the location of the impact: Dead center of the building. And no ATC contact with plane.

Did this bring back memories, or what? Poor Pam, it's her last day on the job in NYC.

UPDATE: Yankee pitcher could be owner-pilot of plane.



When the San Francisco Chronicle decides to do a cover story in its Sunday magazine about a conservative talk radio host, you know conservatism is on the rise. After all, the Bay Area is the birthplace of liberal thought in the United States.

Melanie Morgan and Lee Rodgers are the west coast's version of Andrea Shea-King and Mark Vance. They go on the air daily and tell it like it is, and conservatives on both coasts take comfort in knowing they're out there fighting the good fight.

The 4000 word cover story focuses on Morgan's rise in conservative radio and describes how she made the conversion from a liberal to a conservative. Andrea's move to the conservative side was brought on by 9-11; Morgan's was more gradual. Her co-host, Lee Rodgers, played a major role in it. Her father was an ACLU attorney, so she had a lot of converting to do.

As the article points out, the road to radio popularity in the Bay Area was not an easy one. In fact, that's understating it a bit. Her troubles were highlighted in a made-for-tv movie. (Mark can't know this one too)

Morgan is the co-founder and Chairman of the pro-troop organization, Move America Forward, which is based here in Sacramento. She writes a column for WorldNet Daily and has a new book coming out on the 15th.

Read the Chronicle's article here.


Monday, October 09, 2006


The Jackie Gleason Show was one of the best programs on tv. To this day, Gleason is my favorite all-around performer. He could do it all.

Elizabeth Allen, the "And away we go" girl, passed away, recently. She was hired to say that one line, and it will always be associated with the Gleason show. It's even on Jackie's headstone.

"There is nothing sad about his monument. It is a small Neo-Roman temple. Four steps lead up to a dais on which, between four pillars, rest two stone representations of Roman couches. On the head of the couches is inscribed the names of Jackie and his wife. The only other inscription is on the front of the last step. It reads 'And Away We Go'. "

I wonder if Mark Vance knew her? (see update below)

Update: As it turns out, Mark did know her, and on today's radio show he told the story of how he first met her in Hollywood. Mark was a gentleman, too, as he didn't give out too many details.



It's true, we are surrounded by bad news: Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korean nukes, Iranian nukes, and our good friend, Hugo. But even though all the news seems to be bad, it's still possible to find a news item that fills the heart with hope. (Boston Globe, reg required)



Now that North Korea has tested a nuclear device, America has yet another reminder of its loss of influence on the world stage. The world's response, along with Washington's, was weak, at best. The sad fact is, there isn't a damn thing we can do about it.

China is the only player with influence over North Korea. It's in China's interest to keep the Korean peninsula destablized, to an extent. They won't let Kim Jong-il do anything too crazy, and they won't let his government fall, either. Allowing the North's government to fall would invite the South to take over and become an even bigger economic power. Trust me, you'll see dogs and cats roaming the streets of Pyongyang before China allows the South any more influence.

You would think this turn of events would take Mark Foley off the news, but I tuned to MSNBC this morning and they were still beating it to death. The Leninists (dems and MSM) know that taking over the House and Senate next month is much more important than a nut with a nuke, so expect to hear more about Foley. More emails? You bet.

The news that the North Koreans actually tested a nuke is very disturbing; the fact that we, the USA, couldn't do anything to stop it, is equally disturbing. However, what really scares the hell out of me, is this.

Not to worry, though, at the end of the day the UN will do something. Or not.


Friday, October 06, 2006


R. Lee Ermey is one of my favorite actors, and he's a rare breed in Hollywood. Ermey is patriotic thru and thru; he tells it like it is and if you don't like it, that's your problem. Imagine a man like the Gunny in the Senate or the House.

Ermey's out promoting his latest movie, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," and Kitty sent me his latest interview. In it, he talks about everything from Iraq to Hollywood liberals. He even discusses the first time he kissed another man. That's right, the Gunny was swappin' spit with a dude. Here's a sample from the interview:

"These have to be challenging times in the military. How's everybody holding up?"

"Morale is second to none. I go to Bethesda/Walter Reed Hospital a couple of times each year, and those kids are laying there with their legs shot off and can't wait to get a prosthetic so they can get back to their unit and keep fighting the war. They're patriotic kids. One thing I can tell you: You don't find any lefties in the military. Lefties are not patriotic people. Remember the '50s, when we put the kibosh on the communist party in America? I think all they did was change their name to liberals. Shame on those people."

As you can see, Ermey doesn't think much of Hollywood elites, especially when it comes to our military. More importantly, he's willing to stand up and say it. We could use a few more like him.

Read the entire interview. Semper Fi!!

In his new movie, Ermey plays Sheriff Hoyt. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE opens today.

Related Gunny post.


Tuesday, October 03, 2006


As the election grew closer, we all knew something was going to bust wide open. And it did. Woodward and his well-timed book; now Foley. The Foley "TM" affair was rather well timed, too, don't ya think?

As I said to a friend earlier, "The left doesn't have a plan, but they're sure good at causing trouble." And this trouble just might be the end for the republican party come election day.

I read a post at STOP THE ACLU that didn't make me feel any better about the current situation. It's about our history, congress, and the "left." It applies to everything that's going on today, and, yet, though it's 30 years later, some of the same actors are involved.


"Ultimately, that’s what the Foley scandal is a part of, stumbling into another Vietnam. The Left and the Democratic Party are so heavily invested in our defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan that they will have to withdraw our troops in order to maintain power. Emboldened, just as in Mogadishu in 1993, our enemies will follow us home."

If you don't recognize this picture, then you're too young, and, in that case, your school probably screwed you good when it came to American History. You should sue.



Bush will be in the skies over the Folsom area today as he attends a luncheon in El Dorado Hills. Marine One will be landing at the Serrano Country Club for a fundraiser. Also, Bush will be giving local Congressman John Doolittle a helping hand in his re-election bid. Doolittle is in the toughest election of his career. From the Sacramento Bee:

"The good news: no highways clogged by presidential motorcades.

Instead, the president is expected to arrive via helicopter, "helo-ing in" as the White House calls it, for lunch on a hilltop overlooking Folsom Lake, then "helo-ing" out two-plus hours later."

I'm just a few miles away from Serrano, so I'll be looking out for his flight.

UPDATE: Bush made it to town, raised $600,000, and was met by protestors.


Sunday, October 01, 2006


I was told a few days ago it might be happening, and this evening I got the email from John Bush announcing that he's closing up shop at MY TAKE ON THINGS.

First it's LUCKY DAWG NEWS, now it's John's site too. John wasn't hacked, so he left us a last post. His site will be missed.

All I can say is, WTF!!

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