Thursday, October 28, 2004

Battle History of the Coast Guard

Nov 11, at 9 p.m., the History Channel will air a two-hour Coast Guard special feature titled "History of the U.S. Coast Guard: Life Savers to the World." The poignant feature includes historical footage and photographs along with interviews with Admiral James Loy, Dr. Robert Browning, Marvin Perrett, Robert Resnick, Dr. Vince Patton, and several others. This powerful and insightful documentary contains numerous images and interviews about our rich maritime history and wartime efforts. This feature is the result of more than one year of extensive historical research, interviews and filming by Lou Reda Productions, Inc. with the grateful assistance from numerous Coast Guard offices and units across the U.S.

Monday, October 25, 2004

It's begun!

Tall Glass of Milk at Drink This has discovered that she was a victim of voter fraud. Somebody changed her address and party affiliation. Want to guess what they changed her party to? Fortunately, she went in to vote early and discovered the fraud before the soon to be felon got a chance to vote in her name.

This is the most important election of our time! Get out and vote. They can't steal it if it isn't close.

Presidential Coffee Cup Poll

We have all been inundated with poll after poll that pretty much all say the same thing. Seven Eleven is running a coffee poll. They have three types of cups at their coffee counter. One is plain and the other two say either Bush or Kerry. When you go pay, the clerk records your "vote." As of now, Bush leads 51% to 48%.

They also list the results broken down by state and metropolitan area. If you take the state results and put them on an electoral college map, you get Bush with 212 and Kerry with 191. Evidently, not every state in the US has a 7-Eleven (news to me).

Some of the results are obviously off. The results from DC are Bush 55%, Kerry 44%. That dog just doesn't hunt.

The results are interesting when you think about who gets coffee from 7-Eleven. Everybody does. It is a real cross section of society.

I regularly go to 7-Eleven for coffee and have gotten a Bush cup twice. Lately every store I've been to has been out of cups. The results are updated daily. Have fun.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Dogs for Bush

Here's why one dog is for Bush;

Ubu is fifteen years old and is for Bush because she's convinced he would throw the stick for her again if she brought it to him. She's convinced Kerry would give it to some other 'disadvantaged' dog and chastize her for unjust hoarding of sticks. (Like he's got room to talk!)

Check out the other dogs. You can add your own too. I'll have to submit the Brown Hound's picture.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Give a Pint!

There is an ongoing need for blood donors in support of the military. Through the Armed Service Blood Program (ASBP), you can give blood that could very well save the life of a Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Airman or Coastie. If the ASBP supply of blood is exhausted, the military has to buy the blood for as much as $250 per unit. That is money that could go to other military needs. To find the blood donation center closest to you, go here.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Semper Paratus

Crews from the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin and Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron made a 4,000-pound cocaine bust Saturday afternoon, in the Colombian basin and detained four suspect smugglers from a go-fast vessel.

This bust is the first one of the new fiscal year, which began Oct. 1 and follows a record shattering year in FY 2004 with more than 240,000 pounds of cocaine seized in the Eastern Pacific and Caribbean.

The 40-foot drug-smuggling go-fast was spotted by Gallatin's embarked MH-68 Sting Ray helicopter crew in international waters Saturday at about 4:45 p.m. As soon as the crew aboard the go-fast knew they had been spotted, they began throwing bales overboard and a chase ensued.

The helicopter's crew gave the go-fast multiple visual and verbal warnings to stop, but they were ignored. At about 5:30, the Sting Ray was given permission to fire warning shots and disabling fire and safely disabled all three outboard engines on the go-fast.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Bush Endorsement

Remember how the media picked up on the Crawford, TX paper endorsing Kerry? Well, now the Lowell Sun, Kerry's hometown paper, has endorsed President Bush. Why haven't the wire services picked this up? Here's a sample;

When it comes to the war on terror, President Bush means to keep our military strong and our country secure. John Kerry, on the other hand, has all the attributes of the shape of water when it comes to telling us what he believes and what he'd do for America. Like incoming and outgoing tides, Kerry is content to go with the flow. In a dangerous world infested with sharks, Kerry would be chum at America's expense.

We in Massachusetts know John Kerry. He got his first taste of politics 32 years ago in the cities and towns of Greater Lowell.

In his 20 years in the U.S. Senate, Kerry, a Navy war hero, hasn't risen above the rank of seaman for his uninspiring legislative record. He's been inconsistent on major issues. First he's for the 1991 Persian Gulf War, then he opposes it. First he's for the war in Iraq, then he's against it. First he's for a strong U.S. defense, then he votes against military weapons programs. First he's for the U.S. Patriot Act, then he opposes it.

Kerry's solution to stop terrorism? He'd go to the U.N. and build a consensus. How naive. France's Jacques Chirac, Germany's Gerhard Schroeder, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and other Iraq oil-for-food scam artists don't want America to succeed. They want us brought down to their level. And more and more, Kerry sounds just like them. In a recent campaign speech, Kerry said America was in the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

No doubt John Kerry sincerely wants to serve his country, but we believe he's the wrong man, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

The whole thing is worth a read.

Link via The Corner.

Fairness In Iraq

Non PC in Latte Land has a great first post for his blog entitled, "Fairness in Iraq." It's well written and worth a read. Please check it out.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Global Test

Planning some foreign policy actaion? Well, you are going to have to take the Global Test to make sure that you will still be respected in the world community. Good Luck!

Friday, October 01, 2004

Online Polls

The moonbats at the Democratic Underground have compiled a very handy list of links to various online polls about last night's debate. Be sure to click on them and vote.

Update: I've been looking at some of these and judging by the results I'm seeing, this has caused a DU feeding frenzy.

Update 2: Southern Appeal has noticed the same thing.

Update 3: Linked to the Beltway Jam on Outside the Beltway