September 11, 2009

You might have missed this.

The media completely ignored it...

Well, except Fox News

H/T Dad29

Pro-Life activist gunned down in Michigan.

Click this for details.

Let's see if this draws the same outrage as the murder of George Tiller.

Somehow I doubt this will be denounced as terrorism.

Will Obama publicly announce his outrage?

Will Keith Olbermann be blamed?

In case you missed it.

Fact checking Obama's latest health care speech.

Obama was "loose" with the facts... Go figure.

Remembering Lt. Edward Alexander D'Atri

This is a repost from 9/11/2006.

We are honored here at RDW to participate in a national movement among bloggers to recognize individually the 2,996 fallen of the attack on our country on 9-11-2001.


Each participating blog was assigned an individual to honor, we were assinged the 2,000th designee, Lt. Edward Alexander D'Atri.


Lt. Edward Alexander D'Atri was a veteran New York City firefighter, he was enjoying a day off when he heard what happened at the World Trade Center. He thought nothing of himself but hurried to join his fellow firefighters where he perished in the World Trade Center Collapse.


This man was a hero in every sense of the word...


He left a wife, Linda, and two young sons, A.J. and Michael, behind. I know they are proud of their father's sacrifice.The following comments were left on various message boards by his friends, family and those his life touched.

Dear Family of Edward D'Atri, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and that I carry a bracelet with Eddie's name and squad 1 with me in my car. I'm one of a few D'Atri's left on Long Island and until 9/11, was unaware of possible relatives in Staten Island. I currently reside in Rockville MD., but my two brothers, sister and mother live on Long Island. My nephew's name by coincidence, is Edwardo D'atri. We have one D'atri cousin who lives in Florida. I have been meaning to contact you through St. Charles for some time, but I wanted to give you time for healing. I think of Eddie and all the firefighters and police as our nations heroes. Their courage and bravery will never be forgotten.


God Bless, Jean Ann D'Atri Larkin

Mayor Guliani mentioned Eddie's name in his book...of all all the firefighters he mentioned 10 total not for any other reason, but it was part of his days during that period.... but from what I can read here, firefighter D'atri was one hell of a guy...strong loving caring professional/ a good father/son/buddy/friend...etc...I sometimes still pickup the New York Times 9/11 bio book and read about people who perished...the stories are so awesome....so many wonderful people..... they inspire me cause the love the gave and the love they received can only be explained in heaven....

I didn't know Mr. D'Atri but I can say I proudly danced for him in honor of my school. Commack High school dedicated a dance to 9/11 and we each were given a name of a hero lost, and mine was Edward. I always wished I could do more for his family, and if you read this please let me know if I can. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him, I can't imagine the loss your feeling but I can say, I'm extremely sorry you have to go through this. "We lost many bodies on earth that day but we gained many angels in the sky, especially you Edward." May God watch over you and your family.

In my family there are many who share the names of Edward (3 generations living) and my father and nephew were Alexander. I did not know Edward D'Atri personally, but because my uncle and my father carried his name I have felt close to his family. We D'Atris are proud to carry this noble name, and proud of my grandfather, Umberto, who was the first of our family to immigrate to the US from Italy. (Ellis Island Wall of Immigrants, 1903 immigrated) I know Edward Alexander D'Atri was a hero, and if any member of his family sees this message, please know our prayers have been with you. May the sons of Edward D'Atri be blessed, and always be proud of the heroism their father will always be remembered for. May God bless all your family.

EDDIE WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL MAN AND A LOVING FATHER TO HIS BOYS,HE WAS A DEAR FRIEND AND WILL BE MISSED DEARLY,I WANT TO SEND MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO HIS SONS WHO I KNOW LOVED HIM SO MUCH. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,AND I KNOW YOUR FATHER LOVED YOU VERY MUCH, HE IS A TRUE HERO,AND ALWAYS WILL BE

Eddie D'Atri was a hero, but he was a hero every day of his life. He was passionate about being a fireman and everything else he involved himself in. Eddie has two beautiful sons, A.J. and Michael. He lived for them, and we know that they are missing him terribly. Eddie wasn't working that fateful day, but when he heard the World Trade Center had been hit by a plane he ran to them, immediately looked for his Squad 1 and did what he always did, heroically and courageously did his job. Did he know that he would become an American Hero that day? Probably not! But he will always be remembered as one of America's Heroes. Eddie was one of four of our family members who were firemen the morning of 9/11. The evening of 9/11, we had only one of those firemen alive. We mourn them all. Eddie we will miss you. Love, Papa and Barbara

I can't believe how many people's lives Eddie touched. WEll... yes I can. He really was a great guy, with an even greater heart. And I miss his Barney Rubble laugh (ah hee hee hee) along with that smile that could light up the darkest corners of any room. I feel truly honored to have known him personally. To Eddie's sons: I'm so sorry for your loss. He truly loved you guys more than life itself. I know he's watching over you. All of you are in my heart and prayers, always. God Bless

To the family and loved ones of Ed D'atri. I just wanted to say that I could remember first seeing Ed when I was 15 years old working out at Ed and Ken's Hard Bodies gym on Forest Ave.. I remember what a great looking guy Ed was and how fit he was as well. One thing that I remember working out at that gym, was that many of the other guys who were also body builders at that gym were always rude, but not Ed. Although I didn't know him personally, he was always pleasant and kind. I want Ed's children to know that their dad was a true hero. At 15 years old, I thought that Ed looked like Superman, little did I know back then that he really was Superman.

The definition of hero (according to dictionary.com): A man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

They should put Lt. Edward Alexander D'Atri's picture next to that definition.

We honor him for his bravery and self-sacrifice.

September 10, 2009

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Obama's Favorite Criminals Nailed Again.

From Judicial Watch...

In the latest of numerous criminal investigations involving a publicly financed leftist group that conducts fraudulent voter registration drives, warrants have been issued in Florida for the arrest of nearly a dozen workers who falsified information during the 2008 presidential election.

Miami-Dade County prosecutors say the employees of the Chicago-based community group with strong ties to Barack Obama, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), falsified hundreds of voter registration cards before last year’s presidential election.

So far six of the ACORN canvassers have been arrested and five others are on the run.
More than half of the 1,400 new voter registration cards submitted by the group were fraudulent, according to officials, who disclosed that forms contained the names of well-known actors and singers who didn’t live in the area. After noticing numerous discrepancies on cards from one concentrated area, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement reviewed the data and found that 888 contained “registrant information that was not able to be matched to a living person.”

This simply marks the latest of a growing number of criminal probes into ACORN’s shady operation to recruit new voters in low-income, “underserved” communities. Just last month a high-ranking ACRON official pleaded guilty to conspiracy for organizing a scheme in Nevada that illegally paid workers—many of them “lazy crack heads”—to register new voters.

For its corrupt 2008 drives alone, ACORN faces criminal charges in New Mexico, Pennsylvania and now Florida. In previous elections, ACORN has been busted for falsifying information to register new voters in numerous other states, including Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina and Colorado to name a few. In 2007 the group settled the largest case of voter fraud in the history of Washington State after seven workers were caught submitting about 2,000 fake registration forms.

Health Czar, Interrupted

Obama's 29th Speech on Health Care Reform.

Have at it.

September 9, 2009

Nice paint job.




4%, 52%, that's the same thing.

From my friend Bryan.

Here is a headline on JSOnline...

54% of state doctors support national health insurance, survey finds

When you read the article it becomes quite apparent that the headline writer is taking liberties that only a bleeding heart (no pun intended) liberal would take. Here are the facts. 54% of those who responded to the survey favored national health insurance. The survey was sent to 2,500 physicians. Of those 948 responded. If 54% favored the plan, that would make a total of 512. Now if you take the total number of physicians that the survey was sent to, this percentage would be just 20%. So this doesn't sound as good does it? How about taking it one step further....how many total physicians are there in Wisconsin. A google search says didn't come up with a number. However, a look at the Wisconsin Medical Society website says there are over 12,000 members of their group. Now the 512 goes down to a mere 4%. Isn't it fun when you take a deeper look at the media's bias?

I guess it all depends on who is doing the talking...

When Bush spoke to students, Democrats investigated, held hearings

By: Byron YorkChief Political Correspondent09/08/09 7:11 AM EDT

The controversy over President Obama's speech to the nation's schoolchildren will likely be over shortly after Obama speaks today at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. But when President George H.W. Bush delivered a similar speech on October 1, 1991, from Alice Deal Junior High School in Washington DC, the controversy was just beginning. Democrats, then the majority party in Congress, not only denounced Bush's speech -- they also ordered the General Accounting Office to investigate its production and later summoned top Bush administration officials to Capitol Hill for an extensive hearing on the issue.


Unlike the Obama speech, in 1991 most of the controversy came after, not before, the president's school appearance. The day after Bush spoke, the Washington Post published a front-page story suggesting the speech was carefully staged for the president's political benefit. "The White House turned a Northwest Washington junior high classroom into a television studio and its students into props," the Post reported.


Read the balance of York's piece here.

So righties and lefties acted differently, no surprise.

However, after how conservatives were attacked by all directions from the left and the media (but I repeat myself) over the last 5 weeks or so for the crime of expressing their opinion, you really can not blame them for being skeptical. (unless you are a leftist)

I don't think there is anything wrong with the President speaking to the kids. That being said, it should not take more than 5 minutes for the President to say stay in school, take it seriously, education is the highest priority.

DRQ - Drinking Right Quotes

Stuck in your head. Scoff

I want a background check on me. Folk

I came dressed. Caughill

Can I be declared humerous? Carrie

Did you get me? Egg.

I shook his wet hand. Fred

Drink on the commute. Fraley

What's a blog? Clint

I found my house. S.U.

She's old & she isn't quite with it. TAB

Chains and handcuffs. Nick

Sometimes being deaf wouldn't be bad. Tom

Wow...

This is a posting from an anonymous commenter on The Racine Post (which runs further left with every passing day)

By and large, entrepreneurs are crooks who take more than their fair share of our country's wealth. (The word "entrepreneur" comes from two French words, "entre" which means "within" and "preneur" which signifies "one who takes." Put them together and you've got a name for an in-house thief who robs the rest of us.) The people's government--not corporate criminals--should control the economy of our country. Government-owned industries could provide jobs for our people: we don't need billionaires whose obscene fortunes are a slap in the face to every poor guy who has to work for a living. Bring in a planned economy with a social safety net for all our citizens and we won't have to worry about corporate porkers and their whims.


Wow, just wow...

September 8, 2009

Say what?

What the heck is Tommy doing righting on Huffpo?

Doyle on Transit.

Via Racine Journal Times.

Gov. Jim Doyle today announced a proposal to improve bus and rail transit throughout Racine, Kenosha and Milwaukee through a regional transit authority.

The proposal would create an RTA in southeastern Wisconsin that would allow communities to join gradually.

Initially, Racine, along with Kenosha and Milwaukee would operate their own transit authorities. Over time they would merge into a common board with representation proportional to the populations in those communities.

The proposal will help foster a truly regional approach to solving transportation problems in southeastern Wisconsin, Doyle said.

"We cannot have Balkanized transit authorities and somehow call them regional," Doyle said.



What he really said: I gave too much power to Lee Holloway in an effort to take away power from Scott Walker whom I hate. Ergo, I must do something different to push my vision of beautiful choo choos before I have no power.

Is it me...


Or does this guy look like Brett Favre?

NOT EVIL JUST WRONG

A lot of environmentalists fail to realize that humans are part of the environment too... Good point.

Obama tells the kids what is important.

He is.

From Hot Air:

I’ve run the speech through a word frequency counter and found the following results:

56 iterations of “I”
19 iterations of “school”
10 iterations of “education”
8 iterations of “responsibility”
7 iterations of “country”
5 iterations each of “parents”, “teachers”
3 iterations of “nation”

In other words, Barack Obama referenced himself more than school, education, responsibility, country/nation, parents, and teachers combined. And to think that people accused Obama of self-promotion!

Editoonial


September 7, 2009

Charles Krauthammer Compares Van Jones to Reverend Wright

24 Hour Warning.


Drinking Right will commence at 7pm Tuesday evening.

That is all.

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MRQ happy labor day to everyone except Viking fans.

MRQ

replace each "u" with an "i." Casper

they wanted a stool sample. Nick.

Actions speak louder than words. TAB

all the gory details. Sean.

one less thing I’ll have to pay attention to Elliot.

Women can't wear pants. Althouse.

Since when is truth a “smear”? Kate.

long and hard Owen.

corrupt officials have a lot of things Steve.

signing furiously. Jib.

When he goes to prison, he'll be very popular OrbsCorbs.

going on eBay and not for investment purposes. Sean.

you should zip it. And I don’t mean your dress. Trog.

Damn economy. Candid Carrie

Give to Jerry's kids if you can. Kevin.

TRQ

Labor scmabor. Sarandipity

going to go do nothing for a while. Spo0n.

I used to be angry but now I'm just amused. jmwebb

I though MY hormones were bad?? CFR

still really thick Bizymare

should go the adult movie TAB

you could apply the socialism tag to Nascar The Chad

chocolate, cans of reddi wip, pillow fights Jones

I feel like watching "Idiocracy" again Pete

substitute Sponge Bob for Lifetime, Wigdy

Somehow I don't think John McCain would have hired David Duke. Radish

No tweeting from the game Dean

Can I assume Michael Moore's next movie will be free? Caughill (no, he's a hypocrite)

NEXT! Brightandearly

cheddar w/ bratwurst. :) Mmmmmmm Egg

just a freakin' tease. Theandyman

Happy Labor day to everyone except Viking fans. Chelseytay

Grumble, grumble. Cindy

4,000 Patriots Strong at Sheboygan Tea Party.

Our very own Soapbox Jill was there and has a fantastic report up at Liberty's Logic.