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Bipartisan Budget Backstabs the US Military

back-stab-retaliation1Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Just a few weeks after $4 million-vacation-man Barack Obama demonstrated his resentment toward the US military by preventing WWII veterans from visiting their memorial during the government shutdown, the president’s merry band of Democrat demons, together with a number of spineless Republicans in Congress, decided to pass a budget on the backs of retired and disabled veterans.

Clearly, soldiers injured while risking life and limb, as well as those who’ve dedicated their entire lives to defending this nation, are not on Washington DC career politicians’ list of priorities.  Considering the way the US military has been treated by the Obama administration, along with the manipulated RINOS who help facilitate the liberal contempt the president displays, one would think that the military is being purposely singled out for punishment.

To wit: in an effort to save $6 billion over ten years, the two-year budget deal drafted by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (predictable) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (shame on him) included COLA cuts to military pensions for retirees and disabled veterans alike.

Granted, after Barack Obama grew the national debt to $17 trillion, the budget needs to be trimmed somewhere.  However, if $6 billion is needed to cover military retiree COLA increases for 10 years, why does the government waste $7 billion destroying military equipment rather than selling it or shipping it back home from Afghanistan?

Lieutenant General Raymond Mason, Army deputy chief of staff for logistics, thinks he knows why.  According to Mason, equipment is destroyed because “We are very good at getting in, but not so good at getting out.”

Speaking of getting it in and getting it out, notwithstanding the $384,989 granted to Yale University to study the oddities of the duck penis, while soldiers with prostheses are being denied cost-of-living increases, money is also being wasted on brothels in Nevada who are being assisted via the tax code to the tune of $17.5 million.

At least there are some politicians that refused to defend the indefensible, like Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), for one. Kelly appeared visibly and publicly incensed over the military being singled out for cuts. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-ALA) agreed.  Sessions tried but failed to force a vote on an amendment that would undo the targeting of military retirees.

Sessions proposed abolishing an estimated $4.2 billion in annual spending by reining in an IRS credit that ineligible illegal immigrants find a way to benefit from by way of child tax credits.  According to Watchdog.org, in $1,000 increments, 15 percent of Additional Child Tax Credit checks are sent to illegal immigrant families with children.

Rather than using the money saved by clamping down on illegals abusing the system to fund military retirement cost-of-living increases, Democrats in the Senate unanimously voted to allow illegals to continue to bilk the system.

Together with his Democrat cohorts, rest assured the president will enthusiastically embrace the deal that Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has publicly implored him to reject if it includes cuts to military pensions. Mr. Graham should remember: the borders remain open, amnesty is in the works and, with the president’s knowledge, the WWII Memorial was barricaded.

It’s sad to say, but Barack Obama can always be counted on to err on the side of whatever benefits this nation the least.  As for his concern for the military, unless he’s firing a general or is presented with an opportunity to support a same-sex DADT couple wanting to exchange marriage vows by placing a military chaplain under duress to perform the ceremony, it’s highly unlikely Obama will express any interest in addressing the injustices directed toward the military.

Meanwhile, even though the amount of money needed to supplement cost-of-living increases for disabled and retired military is chickenfeed in comparison, President Obama chooses instead to generously bestow billions of dollars on liberal interests abroad.

Take for example the White House investing $6 billion to promote “clean energy” in Asia.  And before selling our military down the river, did Ryan and Murray even consider speaking out publicly on the outrage that is Barack Obama’s decision to resume $1.6 billion in US funding to Pakistan, a nation whose Taliban is guilty of global terrorism?

Drilling for oil is anathema here in the US, yet Barack Obama sent $2 billion to Brazil to finance offshore oil exploration.  Then there’s the $1.3 billion foreign aid package to Egypt, a country overrun by the Muslim Brotherhood, $1 billion to Syria in food and humanitarian aid, and while the American military gets no relief the offer of $6 billion to $7 billion in sanction relief  that was extended to Iran if they agree to limit their nuclear enrichment program.

According to Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Barack Obama also secretly sends untold billions to the UN in support of global warming issues, has offered $5 billion to global AIDS funding, requested $65 billion to be permanently allocated to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/European bailout crisis kitty, and on the first day of the government shutdown, here at home Barack Obama even feathered Big Bird’s PBS nest with a half-billion dollars.

And yet, while Barack Obama chooses to send $3.5 billion over three years to a global food security initiative, in order to pass a bipartisan budget, wounded warriors and elderly veterans depending on cost-of-living increases will be asked to sacrifice again.

Meanwhile, as Obama packs for vacation in Oahu, a desperate Iraqi war veteran named Bill Shephard sold his Army Achievement medal for $3,000 on eBay in order to support his hungry family.

Banning the Christian God From the Military

SoldiersBible-300x227Originally posted on The Blacksphere

The Obama Administration said that it “strongly objects” to a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which was drafted in response to evangelical Christian service members facing growing opposition and discrimination.

After an Air Force officer was instructed to remove a Bible from his desk lest it give the impression that he was sanctioning one particular religion, the National Defense Authorization Act was drafted to attempt to protect the religious liberties of soldiers.

Authored by Congressman John Fleming (R-La) the amendment “required the Armed Forces to accommodate ‘actions and speech’ reflecting the conscience, moral principles or religious beliefs of the members.”

The Obama Administration’s reaction to the proposal was that allowing soldiers to verbalize their religious and moral convictions would have a “significant adverse effect on good order, discipline, morale, and mission accomplishment.”

Apparently, Barack and Company agrees that Christian soldiers should be admonished for sharing their faith or – OMG, worse yet – reading a Bible or leaving it out in plain sight.

However, diversity remains a high priority for the president – discriminatory diversity, that is.

Therefore, sharing your sexuality, especially if you’re homosexual, is perfectly acceptable.  After all, it was Barack Obama who pompously lifted “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” and allowed gays in the military to ask and tell.

Hence, if you are gay and in the military, the president supports both your asking and telling, and if the mood should strike, even…oh, never mind.

On the other hand, if you’re a heterosexual, or worse, a heterosexual Christian, according to the DADT President, asking and telling anything about your faith is strictly prohibited because of the “significant adverse effect” the truth of God’s Word may have on fellow soldiers, especially the asking-and-telling soldiers.

But if you’re Muslim and want to wear your prayer cap on base, Obama is perfectly fine with that.  Repeat after me:  Kufi – good; Bible – bad.

Obama’s opposition to Judeo-Christian religious liberty coincides with very similar political discrimination.

If you support Obama, you’re welcome to share your politics; but if you’re a conservative tea party supporter, pro-Israel, or a pro-lifer, the president will find a way to shut you up and shut you down.

So there you have it.  America’s ‘Christian,’ Scripture quoting, once-a-year church-attending, pro-choice, crucifix-covering president wants God out of the military – but only if He’s Jesus, the Son of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  If he’s the gay God, or the Allah God, or best of all the Obama God – feel free to proudly share your faith.

Graduates Promised Contraceptive ‘Peace of Mind’

health-sec-kathleen-sebelius-100110Originally posted at American Thinker Blog

 Liberals are obsessed with sex. That obsession includes other people’s sex lives and outfitting them with all the accoutrements to ensure that sexual activity is worry-free. In the mind of a liberal, college = sex; if you’re a 14-year-old, that = sex; and even elementary school = the need to learn about sex. In the military there’s ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ sex; in the Oval Office there used to be cigar aficionado sex; and let’s face it, politics always = sex.  Not to mention the potential for illicit mayoral sex with Anthony Weiner emerging in NYC as a contender.

Now, thanks to Obamacare, which everyone already knows is all about sex, liberals are fulfilling their patriotic duty by facilitating opportunities for Americans of all ages to indulge in carefree sex.

Imagine! You’re graduating from high school or college and the President of the United States’ Health and Human Services Secretary sends congratulations your way via a HealthCare Blog post, wherein she assures you that you’ll be outfitted free of charge for an activity humans have somehow managed to master without the help of either a high school or college diploma.  Go figure.

Those are exactly the sort of salutations that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued when she extended kudos to the class of 2013 in a HealthCare Blog post entitled “Class of 2013: Graduate with Peace of Mind.”  Question: Since when did mindless sex have anything to do with your mind?

Either way, whether it does or it doesn’t, sex-obsessed Sebelius has promised grads “protections and benefits” that afford amorous alumni “greater control” after they remove their mortarboards.  Those “protections and benefits,” in addition to abortion on demand, include free birth control.

In the mind of a liberal like Kathleen Sebelius, having “less to worry about” doesn’t mean securing a job (because that ain’t happening) – it means having something fun to do between trips to the mailbox to pick up unemployment checks.Sebelius’s graduation 2013 post read, “Bottom line: Because of the Affordable Care Act, you’ll be able to begin this next chapter of your life with the peace of mind and security health insurance provides.” Clearly, that means despite a bleak job market and the country going bankrupt, thanks to the taxpayer-funded Affordable Care Act debauchery is still doable.

Why?  Because, according to Kathleen Sebelius, Obamacare “provides protections and benefits that give [Americans] greater control of [their] health care.” These include “requiring most insurance plans to cover proven preventive services–like birth control and certain cancer screenings–without you paying a penny.”

In her  post, Sebelius didn’t mention responsibility, success, or the future; instead the graduates of 2013 were told how Obamacare guarantees ex-students who are unemployed or without health insurance the security of remaining on their parents’ health plan until they’re 26.  Yippee!

That’s because the liberal mindset is such that mooching off Mom and Dad is not only acceptable, it’s encouraged.  It’s similar to the entitlement approach socialist types like to foster for the collective.  Therefore, if you graduate high school at 18 and choose to forego college, Sebelius is saying that as a reward you get to copulate with wild abandon for eight years compliments of the US government.

The liberal lexicon defines immaturity, focus on frivolity, and sexual promiscuity as “flexibility to make choices about your future without worrying about where you’re going to get health insurance.”  That’s why the left’s idea of “flexibility” really has more to do with positions used in activities that require free birth control than it does with worries about having or not having healthcare coverage.

So according to Kathleen Sebelius’s blog post, although employment prospects look grim, 2013 graduates need not burden themselves with spending one penny of their unemployment benefits on contraceptives.  Instead, sex-obsessed liberals, by way of Obamacare, will provide an array of contraceptive methods, sterilization, and emergency contraceptives, which will alleviate the stress of having to spend hours hanging around in abortion clinics.

In other words, if you’re younger than 26, Obamacare will give your sex life a boost by providing free birth control and, most importantly, eradicate the need to fret over incidentals like disposing of an unwanted pregnancy, finding a job, and venturing forth into the world as a full-fledged adult.

In closing, Sebelius reminded graduates that starting in 2014, health insurers cannot deny coverage “based on a pre-existing condition, like cancer, asthma, or acne, or mak[e] you pay more just because you are a woman.”

What she didn’t mention was whether repeated-abortion-damaged reproductive organs, genital herpes, antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, or Chlamydia would be considered a “pre-existing condition.”  Therefore, if sexually transmitted diseases are not game changers, then Kathleen Sebelius was definitely referring to more than graduation when she ended her 2013 post with “Congratulations on your achievement!”

Clinton Counsels the Con

Originally posted at American Thinker

After a few afternoons with Slick Willy, Barack Obama managed to transform his image.  Call it learning from the master, as Obama morphed from Karl Marx-lite into Barry Goldwater/Padre Pio.  It appears that Obama’s stunning conversion is directly related to political mentor Bill Clinton’s advice.  Bill is extremely adept in the fine art of manipulative fakery: the ex-president could cry on command and was able to move to the right after the Republican Revolution of 1994, affording himself a second term in which to be publicly humiliated and impeached.

Clinton must have counseled Obama that as long as taxes are cut, it is fine to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and to sign a treaty that the Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said “expands [Russia’s] forces, rather a lot, while the American side will have to cut its arms.”

Moreover, based on Obama’s striking behavioral makeover, it is likely that the ex-president also advised the sullied Barack to redefine himself by following up with a laundry list of public exhibitions that scream red-state conservatism.  That explains Obama’s full-fledged bottom-lip-bite lately.  Just like the campaign of 2008, which was all Styrofoam columns and cheering sycophants, the ruse appears to be working.

The effort started with a self-sacrificial Obama staying behind like a dutiful father, postponing his vacation for a few days while Michelle and the girls went on ahead to Hawaii.

Packing for the trip, Obama tucked into his beach bag a book on none other than — you guessed it — Ronald Reagan.  In fact, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs felt it necessary to tweet out to the world: “Obama is currently going through a book on Reagan while holidaying.”

Over the last couple of years, the Obama family has repeatedly indicated personal aversion to Christmas.  The first family requested that the Nativity be removed from the East Room and announced to the world that Sasha and Malia receive no Christmas presents.  This year, miraculously, both Michelle and Barry read “T’was the Night Before Christmas” to schoolchildren and cast aside personal loathing for Christmas presents, with Michelle helping track Santa Claus while Obama, visiting the military, asked one little girl, “Did you get everything you wanted?”

Bill Clinton must be very proud of his charge.  Under the tutelage of the master, Obama seems to be an A student.  Ronald Reagan biography, Christmas at the White House reborn, tax cuts extended, delayed vacation, a visit with the troops, and a nation with a very short memory.  As of Sunday, the only thing missing from the mix was a religious experience, preferably of the Christian kind, which was when:

President Barack Obama and his family took a break from their Hawaiian vacation to attend Sunday church services, a rare occurrence for a president who prefers to worship in private. … The Obamas were greeted by clapping parishioners and a band playing “Joy to the World” as they were led to their seats in the front row.

Once past the despicable display of Obama walking to his pew to the strains of “Joy to the World,” one must say that the president dropping in on church should jack up his grade on the Clinton-con scale from an A to an A+.  No one knows better than Bill Clinton the value of feigned spirituality.  Bill, while carrying on in the Oval Office with Monica Lewinsky, would often grab a large Bible and scurry off to church.

In fact, in 1994, “military loather” Clinton, at a commemoration of D-Day on Normandy Beach, allegedly treated onlookers to a interesting spectacle: “As Michael Hutchison noted, ‘The lone President arrang[ed] a pile of suspicious rocks into a cross on Normandy Beach while a perfectly-framed navy battleship just happen[ed] to float in the background.’  The interesting part of all of this [was] that photos of the beachonly minutes earlier had shown no rocks nearby.  They had been planted there by Clinton staffers for the phony photo op.”  Then, in Normandy Cemetery, Clinton “noticed that the small flag on a soldier’s tombstone had apparently blown over and then rolled itself up; frowning that exaggerated frown and shaking his head in disgust, he unfurl[ed] the flag, plant[ed] it and [saluted] it while photographers [shot] video of this ‘private moment’ from behind the cemetery’s fence.”

Obama gets extra Clinton brownie points for receiving communion.  After all, for a president attempting to secure a second term, there is just no substitute for devout, pious actions.  In fact, the president, who prefers to worship in private, was so anxious to publicly partake of the body and blood of Christ that he “was the first worshipper to take communion, dipping the wafer in wine before placing it in his mouth.”

The only problem with the communion scenario is that participating in the Lord’s Supper, whether Obama or Slick Willy realizes it or not, is not to be taken lightly.

So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves (1 Corinthians 11:27-29).

Barack Obama heartily supports abortion, including partial birth abortion, and he apparently believes that fetuses born alive during botched abortions should be left to die without medical care.  The president has recently expressed an “evolving attitude” toward gay marriage, and he insists on filling the mouths of those who refuse to work.  In addition, Obama stirs racial strife, has all but turned on the nation of Israel, and believes that the sick and dying should be nudged toward death.

Could it be that in an effort to remediate his reputation, Barack, whose policies and agenda are antithetical to all things Biblical, exploited a communion wafer to transform his image in the eyes of the nation?

Supporting blatant transgressions and then receiving communion cries “unworthy manner” and “sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.”  By receiving communion, Obama exposed his total ignorance of the faith to which he claims to ardently adhere.

It is clear that Bill Clinton never cracked open the prop he toted around on Sunday mornings.  Thus, when tutoring “The New Comeback Kid” on how to regain political favor, it makes sense that Clinton wouldn’t know to warn Obama that when feigning Christianity, under pain of eating and drinking judgment onto himself, it would be in Barack Obama’s personal best interest to steer clear of the communion rail.

Who Done DADT

Once again, political correctness takes precedence over the welfare and security of the nation. Democrat homosexuality crusaders are preparing to use the US military as a political platform to make a statement on gay rights by repealing the 1993 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, which bans gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military.

Why does sexual preference have to be made public? Heterosexuals don’t march in parades with signs that say: “Straight is great” and “Your mother wears combat boots.”  So if no one asks, and no one tells, does sexual proclivity really matter?

Moreover, why the incessant drumbeat to coerce American soldiers to care? Isn’t dealing with the Taliban and al-Qaeda enough for the US military to endure? Guess not, because in the midst of two wars, while trying to avoid driving over improvised roadside devices, politicians plan to put DADT burdens on fighting soldiers making the controversial policy the object of political debate.

Top US military officer Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, while in support of repealing the law banning gays from serving openly in the military, cautioned it was crucial to get the military’s views on the ground level.

Mullen declared the military policy DADT “obsolete.”  However, based on recent comments, Admiral Mullen seems to be reassessing the feelings of active duty service men and women. Mike Mullen’s statements suggest the Pentagon might be considering how to resolve fighting wars while dealing with glitches that would arise in the barracks if male cross dressers choose to change yet another rule and fight for the right to forgo wearing Army fatigues.

The Admiral stated that before lifting the ban it was “key” the Pentagon certify it was ready to implement the policy. What does the military plan on doing, making Y.M.C.A. an official anthem and establishing separate quarters for every “transitioning-cross-trans-sexual-gender” category?

Admiral Mullen said, “I still think, and so does the secretary of defense, it is really critical to understand the points of view of those it will affect the most as we look at the implementation challenges should the law change.” Mullen said the issues “that are the top of the list for me (include) readiness, unit cohesion, recruiting, retention.”

Good thing Mullen is considering vital issues because wresting a feather boa from Elton John before combat patrol might present a “readiness” quandary.  Encouraging female soldiers to tolerate Chaz Bono hogging the latrine mirror to shave is sure to imperil unit cohesiveness; and unquestionably, Rosie O’Donnell would deter chances for anyone, regardless of sex or sexual preference, from ever reenlisting.

Apparently, lifting the ban is contingent on the Pentagon reviewing open homosexuality’s effect on the military.  In addition, President Obama, Defense Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen would all have to verify whether soldier morale would be affected by individuals showering for reasons other than personal hygiene.

Admiral Mullen’s recent unhurried approach to lifting the ban and taking into consideration the feelings of the larger majority of military personnel is supported by Senator Jim Webb (D-Va) who has expressed disappointment “in the way this process was accelerated.” Webb, who voted against the repeal, said, “we had a process in place and to preempt it in some ways showed a disrespect for people in the military.”

Therefore, the battle rages on.   Yet truth is, the discussion is for naught because military acceptance of homosexuality was actually settled back in 1998 when GLAAD Media award winner, gay icon Cher paved the way for lifting the ban on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” by singing aboard the USS Missouri.

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