Vets Say, ‘Don’t Play Politics With Soldiers’ Lives’

Via Wake up America

Their Action Alert:

Congress to attach pullout to needed troop funds

Our soldiers need you to act today.

1. Congress is expected to vote on the War Funding Bill today. Speaker Pelosi plans to attach “immediate withdrawal” language to a bill intended to fund our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. If the bill passes the House and the Senate, President Bush will veto it. And this veto is exactly what Speaker Pelosi wants…because it makes the President look bad, and delays funding for the war.

2. Call the members listed below – tell them playing politics with our troops is unacceptable and you want the troop bill funded without troop withdraw language.

3. Email your family, friends and co-workers this email. Ask them to join with other patriots around America who will stand up and demand Congress do the right thing.

4. Feel free to post this info on your favorite blog or website – help us spread the word!

Who should you call?

Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) – (202) 225-2190
Rep. Jerry McNerney (S-CA) – (202) 225-1947
Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-FL) – (202) 225-5792
Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-KS) – (202) 225-6601
Rep. Zach Space (D-OH) – (202) 225-6265
Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) – (202) 225-4636
Rep. Chris Carney (D-PA) – (202) 225-3731

Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) – (202) 224-5641
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) – (202) 224-2523
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) – (202) 224-3744
Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) – (202) 224-3753
Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) – (202) 224-2841
Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) – (202) 225-6316
Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA) – (202) 225-5476

* Remember: These calls will take less than 45 minutes of your total time. Please help our soldiers today!

Prepare for your call

Things to remember when calling members of Congress:

* Be courteous. A young staffer is likely answering the phone.

* If you are calling a member of Congress who is not from your state, say “I am [name] calling on behalf of our troops fighting overseas. I am a member of Vets for Victory and I’m calling to ask Representative / Senator [name] to fund the troops and not support a deadline for withdrawal from Iraq. Our soldiers are making steady progress and I believe we need to let them finish the job without political interference. Please pass along this message to the Representative / Senator.”

* If you are calling a member from your home state, say “I am [name] from [City, State] calling on behalf of our troops fighting overseas. I respectfully request to speak with Representative / Senator [name].” When they ask to take a message, say “I am a member of Vets for Victory and I’m calling to ask Representative / Senator [name] to fund the troops and not support a deadline for withdrawal from Iraq. Our soldiers are making steady progress and I believe we need to let them finish the job without political interference. Please pass along this message to the Representative / Senator.”

* When you’re done with the calls, just shoot a quick email to info@vetsforvictory.com and let us know so we can count our calls.

Press release

Vets say, ‘Don’t play politics with soldiers’ lives’

Iraq Vets denounce the holding hostage of much needed war funding

A quick look at who and what Vets For Victory is:

November 14, 2007 – Vets for Victory, an organization of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and those that support them, is demanding that Congressional leadership stop using funding bills to make political statements. The veterans noted that Congressional leaders are frustrated with not being able to change military policy in Iraq. Now, vets say, they are trying to legislate defeat by holding hostage critical war funding that the troops need by attaching an irresponsible call to abandon Iraq as the troops continue to fight with success. “Congress knows the new counter-insurgency strategy has produced successful results,” said Lt. Col. (ret.) Steve Russell of Vets for Victory. “They also know that by not funding the current effort, American troops will not be able capitalize on their work against those who would like to destroy Iraqi and Afghan self-governance and a better way of life. This shameful tactic is both irresponsible and dangerous for our soldiers.”

The members of Vets for Victory have seen the fight firsthand and have faced the enemy. They speak about the kinds of evil the enemy use to weaken the very nations that soldiers have sacrificed so much to protect. Now these vets say they will not stand by and watch House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid legislate what the enemy has been unable to accomplish in Iraq and then endanger their brothers and sisters who are still serving abroad.

“Taking away the funding for the troops is akin to sending them into war and then taking away their tools to fight. It is not the American tradition to abandon our troops as they fight in the field. We cannot allow General Pelosi to undermine our troops to save her political image. Why take them out of a fight that they are about to win and that will make Americans safer at home and give Iraqi and Afghan citizens a much brighter future?” – Lt. Col. Steve Russell (ret.), Founder and Chairman, Vets for Victory.

Ok folks… Lets start making some calls, our Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and active military rarely ask us to do a thing except to let them do their jobs, so when they do ask something of us, to take 45 minutes out of our lives…. I think it is the least we can do in return for all they have done and continue to do for us.

Vets Say, ‘Don’t Play Politics With Soldiers’ Lives’

Via Wake up America

Their Action Alert:

Congress to attach pullout to needed troop funds

Our soldiers need you to act today.

1. Congress is expected to vote on the War Funding Bill today. Speaker Pelosi plans to attach “immediate withdrawal” language to a bill intended to fund our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. If the bill passes the House and the Senate, President Bush will veto it. And this veto is exactly what Speaker Pelosi wants…because it makes the President look bad, and delays funding for the war.

2. Call the members listed below – tell them playing politics with our troops is unacceptable and you want the troop bill funded without troop withdraw language.

3. Email your family, friends and co-workers this email. Ask them to join with other patriots around America who will stand up and demand Congress do the right thing.

4. Feel free to post this info on your favorite blog or website – help us spread the word!

Who should you call?

Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) – (202) 225-2190
Rep. Jerry McNerney (S-CA) – (202) 225-1947
Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-FL) – (202) 225-5792
Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-KS) – (202) 225-6601
Rep. Zach Space (D-OH) – (202) 225-6265
Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) – (202) 225-4636
Rep. Chris Carney (D-PA) – (202) 225-3731

Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) – (202) 224-5641
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) – (202) 224-2523
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) – (202) 224-3744
Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) – (202) 224-3753
Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) – (202) 224-2841
Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) – (202) 225-6316
Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA) – (202) 225-5476

* Remember: These calls will take less than 45 minutes of your total time. Please help our soldiers today!

Prepare for your call

Things to remember when calling members of Congress:

* Be courteous. A young staffer is likely answering the phone.

* If you are calling a member of Congress who is not from your state, say “I am [name] calling on behalf of our troops fighting overseas. I am a member of Vets for Victory and I’m calling to ask Representative / Senator [name] to fund the troops and not support a deadline for withdrawal from Iraq. Our soldiers are making steady progress and I believe we need to let them finish the job without political interference. Please pass along this message to the Representative / Senator.”

* If you are calling a member from your home state, say “I am [name] from [City, State] calling on behalf of our troops fighting overseas. I respectfully request to speak with Representative / Senator [name].” When they ask to take a message, say “I am a member of Vets for Victory and I’m calling to ask Representative / Senator [name] to fund the troops and not support a deadline for withdrawal from Iraq. Our soldiers are making steady progress and I believe we need to let them finish the job without political interference. Please pass along this message to the Representative / Senator.”

* When you’re done with the calls, just shoot a quick email to info@vetsforvictory.com and let us know so we can count our calls.

Press release

Vets say, ‘Don’t play politics with soldiers’ lives’

Iraq Vets denounce the holding hostage of much needed war funding

A quick look at who and what Vets For Victory is:

November 14, 2007 – Vets for Victory, an organization of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and those that support them, is demanding that Congressional leadership stop using funding bills to make political statements. The veterans noted that Congressional leaders are frustrated with not being able to change military policy in Iraq. Now, vets say, they are trying to legislate defeat by holding hostage critical war funding that the troops need by attaching an irresponsible call to abandon Iraq as the troops continue to fight with success. “Congress knows the new counter-insurgency strategy has produced successful results,” said Lt. Col. (ret.) Steve Russell of Vets for Victory. “They also know that by not funding the current effort, American troops will not be able capitalize on their work against those who would like to destroy Iraqi and Afghan self-governance and a better way of life. This shameful tactic is both irresponsible and dangerous for our soldiers.”

The members of Vets for Victory have seen the fight firsthand and have faced the enemy. They speak about the kinds of evil the enemy use to weaken the very nations that soldiers have sacrificed so much to protect. Now these vets say they will not stand by and watch House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid legislate what the enemy has been unable to accomplish in Iraq and then endanger their brothers and sisters who are still serving abroad.

“Taking away the funding for the troops is akin to sending them into war and then taking away their tools to fight. It is not the American tradition to abandon our troops as they fight in the field. We cannot allow General Pelosi to undermine our troops to save her political image. Why take them out of a fight that they are about to win and that will make Americans safer at home and give Iraqi and Afghan citizens a much brighter future?” – Lt. Col. Steve Russell (ret.), Founder and Chairman, Vets for Victory.

Ok folks… Lets start making some calls, our Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and active military rarely ask us to do a thing except to let them do their jobs, so when they do ask something of us, to take 45 minutes out of our lives…. I think it is the least we can do in return for all they have done and continue to do for us.

Protest Update

TUSD Superintendent Roger Pfeuffer

********************
Recap from last week here, here and here:
A 17 year old, illegal freshman at Catalina Magnet High School was arrested by Tucson Police Department after being found to be in possession of illegal substances (marijuana) while on school property. He also appeared to be under the influence of narcotics at the time. Upon discovering the freshman was illegal, TPD called Border Patrol. The boy, his brother and mother were subsequently deported and the father held for formal deportation proceedings. They had been in the country illegally for six years. (Who employed this man for six years? That employer needs to be investigated and sanctioned!)

After the family was deported, approximately 100 students from Catalina Magnet High School protested the presence of TPD and Border Patrol on school property, stating they did not feel safe if Border Patrol could come onto campus at any time. (They don’t have to worry if they’re legal–Border Patrol and ICE have no interest in those here legally; likewise the police–if the kids aren’t doing anything illegal, what do they have to be afraid of?)

The student protest was followed by TUSD Superintendent Roger Pfeuffer meeting with TPD officials. TUSD then dictated TPD could no longer contact Border Patrol on school campuses or on church grounds. (Again, since when does a school district have the power to dictate who goes on church property?)

TPD officials caved and allowed TUSD dictate police policy. Keep in mind TUSD receives federal funding for each body in the schools, approximately 60,000 at this time, legal or not. The only requirement to enroll in a TUSD school is a birth certificate. Issuing country is irrelevant.
Also keep in mind that Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva :
began his political career in 1974 on TUSD’s board; the legacy is being continued by his daughter, Adelita Grijalva.
Both are pretty much bought and paid for by the pro-illegal unions, Isabel Garcia leading the way (Tucson attorney):

Friday, November 9, 2007, saw a moderate sized protest by legal citizens, taxpayers of Tucson, lawfully protesting TPD caving into TUSD and petitioned TPD rescind the new policy.
TPD refused.
Are you all up to speed?
Good, because it gets better.
Tonight marked the inaugural meeting of the new city council (all Democrat, except for the Mayor–the sole Republican). The taxpayers were notified of this city council meeting. The agenda didn’t want to deal with the protests or the concerns of the taxpaying, legal residents. It was more important to talk about leash laws.
However, since Friday, Pfeuffer decided that under no circumstances would TPD be called to any school campus. Let that sink in a moment. Under. No. Circumstances. None. Zero. Zip. Nada. No cops on any school campus for any reason whatsoever.
TUSD has also declared the same for Border Patrol.
Tucson citizens, the legal ones, are HOWLING pissed! We could have a Columbine incident on one of our campuses and the police would not be called.
Rather than enforce the laws, rather than listen to the people who pay their salaries through our taxes, a bunch of snot nosed brats have gotten their way. The pro-illegal movement appears to have won.
Not quite. Parents, who understand the school district gets federal funds for each student enrolled, decided today to start yanking their children out of TUSD schools. Those children are staying home until their parents find charter schools with space for them–charter schools NOT under the direction of TUSD. In the meantime, citizens are starting to take down license plates of vehicles from out of the country. Particularly on TUSD campuses, driven by students.
Now, why would we do that? Well, if a student is driving an out of country vehicle, it’s obvious the car has not been emissioned, taxed and paid for in Arizona. Those are Arizona tax dollars not being gathered. If TUSD won’t allow the police to be called BY THE SCHOOLS (because TPD would then call Border Patrol), there is NOTHING stopping the citizens from calling Border Patrol and ICE. It’s only the police whose hands have been tied, not the citizens.
We’ve even found out TPD has been ordered NOT to stop out of country cars for traffic violations. It leads to “profiling” accusations.
But it doesn’t stop the citizens. In doing a quick cruise through my children’s charter school parking lot this morning, I counted 3 out of country license plates–in the student parking lot. This school is not under the direction of TUSD. I’m not a police officer. I’m not a Border Patrol or ICE agent. I AM a taxpaying citizen.
And I do have ICE, Border Patrol and TPD on my cell phone speed dial (don’t worry, I use a hands-free device–drive safely!). I also have a pad and pen in my car to jot down license plate numbers and vehicle descriptions. It appears the Tucson sector is about to get very busy indeed.
I am a taxpaying, legal citizen. And I’ve had enough.
I’ve had enough of subsidizing the illegals in my community through the legal system after their wrecks and dui’s and assaults. I’ve had enough of my taxes paying for their education and medical care. I’ve had enough of the hospital emergency room overcrowding because of the abuse of the medical system here. I’ve had enough of the accomodations given to the illegals (did you catch the kid’s age and grade? 17 and a FRESHMAN?). I’ve had enough of wondering how I’ll pay for my children’s college while they get grants, loans and in-state tuition.
I’ve had enough. Guess it’s time I start demanding my officials start enforcing the laws on the books. If the police will let a bunch of snot nosed kids dictate policy, if TUSD has decided it’s an island that doesn’t need the police, I and many other citizens here have decided to let our fingers do the walking.
We’ve had enough.

Protest Update

TUSD Superintendent Roger Pfeuffer

********************
Recap from last week here, here and here:
A 17 year old, illegal freshman at Catalina Magnet High School was arrested by Tucson Police Department after being found to be in possession of illegal substances (marijuana) while on school property. He also appeared to be under the influence of narcotics at the time. Upon discovering the freshman was illegal, TPD called Border Patrol. The boy, his brother and mother were subsequently deported and the father held for formal deportation proceedings. They had been in the country illegally for six years. (Who employed this man for six years? That employer needs to be investigated and sanctioned!)

After the family was deported, approximately 100 students from Catalina Magnet High School protested the presence of TPD and Border Patrol on school property, stating they did not feel safe if Border Patrol could come onto campus at any time. (They don’t have to worry if they’re legal–Border Patrol and ICE have no interest in those here legally; likewise the police–if the kids aren’t doing anything illegal, what do they have to be afraid of?)

The student protest was followed by TUSD Superintendent Roger Pfeuffer meeting with TPD officials. TUSD then dictated TPD could no longer contact Border Patrol on school campuses or on church grounds. (Again, since when does a school district have the power to dictate who goes on church property?)

TPD officials caved and allowed TUSD dictate police policy. Keep in mind TUSD receives federal funding for each body in the schools, approximately 60,000 at this time, legal or not. The only requirement to enroll in a TUSD school is a birth certificate. Issuing country is irrelevant.
Also keep in mind that Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva :
began his political career in 1974 on TUSD’s board; the legacy is being continued by his daughter, Adelita Grijalva.
Both are pretty much bought and paid for by the pro-illegal unions, Isabel Garcia leading the way (Tucson attorney):

Friday, November 9, 2007, saw a moderate sized protest by legal citizens, taxpayers of Tucson, lawfully protesting TPD caving into TUSD and petitioned TPD rescind the new policy.
TPD refused.
Are you all up to speed?
Good, because it gets better.
Tonight marked the inaugural meeting of the new city council (all Democrat, except for the Mayor–the sole Republican). The taxpayers were notified of this city council meeting. The agenda didn’t want to deal with the protests or the concerns of the taxpaying, legal residents. It was more important to talk about leash laws.
However, since Friday, Pfeuffer decided that under no circumstances would TPD be called to any school campus. Let that sink in a moment. Under. No. Circumstances. None. Zero. Zip. Nada. No cops on any school campus for any reason whatsoever.
TUSD has also declared the same for Border Patrol.
Tucson citizens, the legal ones, are HOWLING pissed! We could have a Columbine incident on one of our campuses and the police would not be called.
Rather than enforce the laws, rather than listen to the people who pay their salaries through our taxes, a bunch of snot nosed brats have gotten their way. The pro-illegal movement appears to have won.
Not quite. Parents, who understand the school district gets federal funds for each student enrolled, decided today to start yanking their children out of TUSD schools. Those children are staying home until their parents find charter schools with space for them–charter schools NOT under the direction of TUSD. In the meantime, citizens are starting to take down license plates of vehicles from out of the country. Particularly on TUSD campuses, driven by students.
Now, why would we do that? Well, if a student is driving an out of country vehicle, it’s obvious the car has not been emissioned, taxed and paid for in Arizona. Those are Arizona tax dollars not being gathered. If TUSD won’t allow the police to be called BY THE SCHOOLS (because TPD would then call Border Patrol), there is NOTHING stopping the citizens from calling Border Patrol and ICE. It’s only the police whose hands have been tied, not the citizens.
We’ve even found out TPD has been ordered NOT to stop out of country cars for traffic violations. It leads to “profiling” accusations.
But it doesn’t stop the citizens. In doing a quick cruise through my children’s charter school parking lot this morning, I counted 3 out of country license plates–in the student parking lot. This school is not under the direction of TUSD. I’m not a police officer. I’m not a Border Patrol or ICE agent. I AM a taxpaying citizen.
And I do have ICE, Border Patrol and TPD on my cell phone speed dial (don’t worry, I use a hands-free device–drive safely!). I also have a pad and pen in my car to jot down license plate numbers and vehicle descriptions. It appears the Tucson sector is about to get very busy indeed.
I am a taxpaying, legal citizen. And I’ve had enough.
I’ve had enough of subsidizing the illegals in my community through the legal system after their wrecks and dui’s and assaults. I’ve had enough of my taxes paying for their education and medical care. I’ve had enough of the hospital emergency room overcrowding because of the abuse of the medical system here. I’ve had enough of the accomodations given to the illegals (did you catch the kid’s age and grade? 17 and a FRESHMAN?). I’ve had enough of wondering how I’ll pay for my children’s college while they get grants, loans and in-state tuition.
I’ve had enough. Guess it’s time I start demanding my officials start enforcing the laws on the books. If the police will let a bunch of snot nosed kids dictate policy, if TUSD has decided it’s an island that doesn’t need the police, I and many other citizens here have decided to let our fingers do the walking.
We’ve had enough.

Myth vs Fact-Part 148

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. Abu Dawud Book 14, Number 2526

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it. One must have faith in Divine decree.

Tafsir

Myth vs Fact-Part 148

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. Abu Dawud Book 14, Number 2526

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it. One must have faith in Divine decree.

Tafsir

The Progressives (read liberals) Live In Fear of Ronald Wilson Reagan

cross post by Snooper of A Newt One

~Snooper~
I find it interesting as I read the “progressive” tripe from those that are trying, in vain I will add, to discredit America’s best President we have ever had since George Washington.

I lived through Reaganomics and I lived through some of the most profitable years this country has ever experienced. I witnessed the revival of American Patriotism and the defeat of the Evil Empire of the former USSR.

The allegations as set forth by the likes of Bob Herbert, Talk Left, The Carpetbagger Report, Lean Left, Bark Bark Woof Woof, Lawyers, Guns and Money, and the Washington Monthly, all I can think of is the thought that these people are drunk on the talking dulls of the insignificant and uneducated. I dare say that none of these people experienced in real time the Reagan Conservative Revolution. If they did, they hated it because the Leftinistra lost at every turn.

Daniel W Drezner: seeing that the NY Slimes has decided to mock the blogosphere and the opening volley is railing against the Venerable RWR, Daniel is starting a “Mimic the New York Times Op-ed Columnist Contest”. Have at it and have fun.

The socialists at Talk Left seem to think that their fellow socialist Herbert has a great piece out…that figures. RWR pretty much single-handedly trounced into oblivion their heroes of the USSR.

The 60s era Shaggy Carpet Socialists Carpet Bagging ignorance and stupidity seem to agree with their favorite socialists as well.

It all boils down to this. Should another Reagan Era Conservative come up to the plate in 2008, the Leftinistra are finished in this country for yet another 30 years. This is what they fear the most. I have been watching this fear unfold for the last 6 years. This is a distraction technique, aimed at the ignorant, knowing that their audience is a captured audience in that their audience doesn’t know any better.

The Leftinistra MUST paint the picture that a Reagan Proponent is a racist therefore, vote the Party of Socialism, the Democratic Party.

The Lean Left crowd has obviously been partakers of the Socialist Elites (Progressives) and cannot be trusted to pee in the toilet let alone conduct a rational train of thought.

The Rabid Socialist Hounds Barking and Woofing up the wrong tree, as usual, most assuredly are against states rights…socialists cannot accept that credo.

Lawyers, Guns (OH MY) and Money…well, they are just dumber than a box of used turtle turds.

Catch the wave.

No, Ronald Wilson Reagan did not have a racist bone in his body, unlike the leaders of the Leftinistra Democrats. If you want a history of racism, look deep into the ins and outs of the Democratic Party from before the American Civil War right up to today.

ATTENTION TO ORDERS: pay no attention to the pathetic and frantic antics of the Losers of The Left. They know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they have lost their death grip on this country and they will resort to lies and deceit to achieve ultimate and supreme power…power is all that matters to them, “We The People” be damned.