And Yet Another Rant

Hopefully everyone is watching the drama play out in the Sacramento River, two Humpback whales, a mother and her young, are a bit confused at where they are. Different organizations have different plans to try and coax the two back down the river and into the Pacific. So far not much has worked. Do not fret for now, they do not seem to be in any danger, right now, but people are concerned and would like to return them to their habitat.

Since nobody has been successful and the situation is leaving the bunch scratching their heads. I have a suggestion, take a copy of the last Repub debate and play it for them, that should drive them away and back to the ocean. If that does not work, try a blown up pic of Gov. Thompson, with all the rouge and such, that would definately scare the ba-jesus out of them.

Just a thought.

Personal Observation

There is lots of lip service going on in Washington, in newspapers and on the media about the proposal of the Iraqi government that wanted to take a two month break. Of course, the Pres boys do not want this, they want them to stay and hammer out the oil law, about the only thing the Admin is inyersted in, at this time. (I have covered this ridiculous topic previously.) All the talk is that if they take the break the American people will not stand for it. Well, that is a flippin’ lie! The admoin is worried that if they takes this break, the American people will be all over the occurrance and demand that the troops come home. Something the White House fears more than anything else.

All that being said, put yourself in their position (the Iraqis). If you lived with all the violence and death daily, would you want a break? Please, do not use their concern for the Iraqi people, for that is about as lame as lame can get. It was NEVER about the Iraqi people!

OK, let us look at this from another angle. Does your representative take his/her breaks? Even when there is crucial bills to be considered? I say they stay in Washington until ALL necessary bills are formulated and given to the pres for his consideration.But, no, they work 4 maybe 5 days a week, about a total of 4 hours a day and take off whenever they feel “stressed”.

What is that old saying from your childhood, when you point a finger, there is four others pointing back. If they cannot understand the necesswity for a break from the crap in Baghdad, then I suggest our representatives go and spend some quality time in Baghdad and maybe then they will understand and shut the hell up.



Is There Troop Support?

Are The Troops That Important?

You have heard your president say just how important the troops are to the mission in Iraq and Afghanistan. My question is, Do you believe? Do you believe that the troops are getting the best equipment to make their mission easier and safer?

The answers are in the reporting. First, the Hum-V needs to be reinforced to make it safer from damage caused by IEDs. Work that progresses slowly at best. Yet there is a vehicle already that is safer than the Hummer, the Cougar. Test have shown that it is a lot safer from damage caused by IEDs. Then why is it not in action in Iraq in limitless numbers? The cause most often cited is the production of the vehicle. But yet there are auto plants closing all the time. Now ask why one of these is not tooled up to produce the Cougar? Think back to WWII, the nation got behind the war effort and plants were squirting out a bomber a day, for example. Why has this country not gotten behind the troops more solidly?

Now, let us move on to body armor. The troops are saddled with the armpr known as the interceptor. It has proven to be adequate, but there is a more protective armor. It is known as Dragon Scale. It has been proven to be more protective than the interceptor and yet it is not allowed for use by the troops. Even the man who developed the interceptor has stated that the dragon scale is heads above his item. Then why is it not being given to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. They say it is unproven, but yet the CIA operatives are using it in Iraq. Again, why are the troops not being given a more superior protection?

I have been saying this from the beginning–the troops are tools to be used and when used up, in one way or another, they are discarded and new ones are bought. I have started writing to Congress and others demanding to know why these two items, that would protect our troops more than the crap they have now, are not being mass produced to outfit the troops.

If there is one thing you can bet on, it is that I will pass on any and all information I recieve about this subject. It is time for the American people to stop the “sunshine patriot” stuff, like a buying magnet and start demanding that everything will be done to make the troops as safe as they can possibly be.

Anytime you hear a Congress talk about supporting the troops, I say ask them about these two situations. Do not let them side step it by saying it is under advisement. That is a cop out and a game they will play so they do not have to answer a hard question. If you let them get away with this betrayal of the troops, then DO NOT say you support the troops! If you are not outraged by this then you ARE NOT in support of the troops and flying a flag will not change that fact!