Friday, August 19, 2005

Cindy Sheehan: Commander in Grief

ANN COULTER DAY!!!!

http://www.anncoulter.org/cgi-local/welcome.cgi

I like this quote: "We're sorry about Ms. Sheehan's son, but the entire nation was attacked on 9/11. This isn't about her personal loss. America has been under relentless attack from Islamic terrorists for 20 years, culminating in a devastating attack on U.S. soil on 9/11. It's not going to stop unless we fight back, annihilate Muslim fanatics, destroy their bases, eliminate their sponsors and end all their hope. A lot more mothers will be grieving if our military policy is: No one gets hurt!"

What about the family members who lost someone on 9/11?? Their loved one didn't have the choice to sign up and fight! Every lost life in this war on terrorism is heartbreaking - Cindy needs to remember what happened on 9/11 and honor her son for his part in stopping these evil terrorists!!

98 Comments:

Blogger Texas Cynic said...

Again, provide the CONCRETE (not asbtract) link between Iraq and 9/11.

3:46 PM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Yep, I don't understand how her son's death relates to 9-11.

5:36 AM  
Blogger Texas Cynic said...

Still waiting for an explaination just like I'm waiting to see WMD's.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Texas Cynic said...

Still waiting......

2:22 PM  
Blogger Texas Cynic said...

So am I
Still waiting
For this world to stop hating
Can't find a
good reason
Can't find hope to believe in

(guitar solo)

8:20 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

Her son re-enlisted after 9/11 to help fight this war on terror. I think the Taliban DID have something to do with Osama Bin Landen. Her son wanted to go fight and help defend this country.

I know you all want to sound smart and point out that there was no direct link between Iraq and 9/11 and that is the typical Liberal or Elitist douche bag mindset. You all like to point out small shortcomings after the fact, Hind Sight is 20/20, so Thank you Gilligan!

When Casey Sheehan joined the ARmy he wanted to stop another 9/11 from happening. And A specialist in the ARmy doesn't really get to decide when and where he goes, It's called Chain of Command if you haven;t heard of it, but he did know that he joined in a time of war and would be put in the line of fire!

So for Cynic and Mthomas and whoever wants play the Gay Ass Where's the Concrete link between Iraq and 9/11, grow the fuck up and bring yourselves into Aug 2005! We know there is now Direct link! We know we haven;t found WMD's! Democratic and Republican Senators both voted to go into Iraq based on Clinton Era Intelligence and Intell from Sources that were thought to be credible. No one fucking lied! And if someone did most of the intell came from your beloved Sleeze ball Bill Clinton and his rag tag Admin.

So grow the fuck up! Cindy is a loony bitch that is being used by the Bush Bashing Groups. Deal with it!

7:35 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

And Cynic, I'll be waiting for a Concrete reason Able Danger let Mohammad Atta slide by and continue to plot and plan 9/11 in the first place! And then why the 9/11 Commission had several people on it to make sure Able Danger was never discovered and leaked to the public!

I'm waiting, I'm waiting!

That sure was one sweet President, Mr. Clinton!

7:38 AM  
Blogger pappy said...

And what was Sandy Berger stuffing down his pants. Could it have been something that would have reallly embarrassed the Clinton Admin. more then being serviced under the tabel by Monica

9:24 AM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Fed up, thank you for demonstrating how vulgarities are a substitue for brain activity.

Claims that I take issue with: The idea that some person signed up for the military specifically to invade Iraq, because they saw it directly related to 9-11.

You never address the issue, so I assume it is over your head. What your narrow-minded worldview leads to is apologetics for anything the burning "shrub" hands down from high. Golly, Bush seems to think this will prevent terrorism, so I will sell my mother to the neo-nazis. I have simpathy for your position, it is a nice bedtime story for all conservative brats out there. The USA is righteous and infallable, pay your taxes, pay your mortgage and sleep soundly, the manifest destiny is at our heels...
And who is the one that needs to grow up? You will always win an argument with me because your assumptions beg the answer you are looking for. I assume you get a some gratification from your own words, becuase you seem to be incapable of engaging a compicated issue without reducing it to hollywood westerns circa 1925. Clearly Saddam wears the black hat in your retelling of the story. The problem is, I know people who have had boots on the ground over there, that have walked the streets of Fallujah. They don't get off on pissing into the wind like you do. The fight alongside people of all political backgrounds, and have the same doubts that yow and I have. The problem is, none that I have talked to seek to parameterize it quite so narrowly as you do.
So take a deep breath, open your eyes, and look at a more complex world than your neo-con wetdreams previously allowed you to see.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

Claim I take issue with:

You automatically assuming Casey Sheehan signed up to invade Iraq!

He re-enlisted (Key word being RE)to go fight in this war on terror!

You are a moron. You try to twist the facts to conform to your argument.

Maybe it's over your head bro!

Thanks for coming out.

And my wet dreams involve women! I don't know, nor do I care what your wet dreams involve!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Reagan Was King said...

Now let me get this straight. There were terrorist in FLORIDA learning to fly planes without landing. There are terrorist in England, Spain, Kenya, Tansania, Saudi Arabia, U.S., etc...but there was absolutely, unequivically, no link between a terrorist regime that hates the U.S.(Sadam's) and terrorism? And then all of the sudden, after the war in Iraq began, then the terrorist all got to Iraq as quickly as possible? What kind of brain mush crap is that?

MThomas, you have the narrow mind. Your posts continually show that you have no other template for war than Vietnam.

Maybe you don't intend to, but it appears from your posts that you believe all wars that the U.S. engage in are unjust, that the U.S. is evil for using its forces to protect itself, and if Republicans are at the helm then naturally any military action is just another Vietnam.

And I was trying to have a happy day. Geessshh!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

And yes you need to grow up! Only children complain and complain and complain without bringing any real solutions to the table. They just think it makes them so intelligent sounding to point out the shortcomings of others.

HMM, sounds like YOU!

And I have talked with, become friends of, and have family of people who are in Iraq or people that have served in Iraq! Some joined the Army after 9/11 to help fight Terrorism and defend this country. Others were already in the Military.

Some went to Afghanistan and other were shipped off to Iraq. You know who got to decide where the troops went, Congress, The Senate, and the President!

So your fucking ignorant statment that Casey joined the army to invade Iraq blows my fucking mind! Where the hell did you come up with that? Probably in your sick and twisted wet dreams.

Get off the internet more often and GO GET LAID!

And re-think your arguments more often before you start making shit up like a bunch of Neo-Cons joining the Army to invade Iraq!

Maybe you should go purchase the Rolling Stones no album and jam out to JAgger's "Sweet Neo-Con"

Boy you love buzz words, like Neo-Con. Shot me some more!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

Reagan, good show man!

I think everyone also forgets what the words "Pre-Emptive Stike" mean!

Seems to throw a wrench in your argument huh? We can and do invade countries because we believe that they are a threat. The Dems and Reps in Congress and the Senate all thought the same thing.

Unjust? Maybe for a bunch of Tree Hugging Hippies!

The only thing they can run is a country straight into the ground.

Go appease some terrorist why don't ya!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Reagan Was King said...

"Nooo, hippies, everywhere, no, no, hippies, say they want to save the earth, but only smoke pot and smell bad, no hippies"

- Cartman having nightmare -

1:20 PM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Fed up? Good name. War is evil, there is no such thing as a just war. No need to prove this, this is an orienting belief. War is tolerated, not embraced. Learn these basics, otherwise I have nothing else to say to you.

I love how you tell me I need to get laid because I don't agree with you. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I stopped taking you seriously in sixth grade.

3:10 PM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Fed up, try using your eyes for something other than fox news. I never claimed that Casey signed up to fight in Iraq. My statement concerned your implicit assumption that everyone in the army agrees with the commander-in-cheif, bedtime stories once again. Again, I have my work cut out for me trying to convince you that the diarrea comming from your posts doesn't smell like roses. Not worth my time.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

"I stopped taking you seriously in sixth grade."

Translation: I joined my highschool band and started my own "Magic The Gathering" club in Highschool. I still don't get laid, and I'm the creepy prof that checks out the Frosh 18 year olds at my school.

Way to go Casanova!

3:26 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

Are you an only child Mthomas?

I sense that you get picked on a lot.

3:28 PM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Are you serious?

3:38 PM  
Blogger Texas Cynic said...

I'm sick and tired of you saying we never offer any solutions. Time after time, I've said to cut off all business with the Middle East, Jews and Muslims, remove all American businesses, bases, etc. and let the fucking idiots starve to death.

The problem is--you don't like my solution. That's fine--I don't like the Republican's solution.

If you honestly think violence in return for violence is ever going to stop terrorism, I want to come live in your fantasy world, perhaps I can get cigarettes and gas cheaper there.

3:54 PM  
Blogger The Anti-Liberali said...

Cynic... I don't think violence is going to magically stop terrorism... BUT neither is giving into them. We are much better off fighting them on their territory then in NYC or California. I don't want another 9/11 to occur... I like my life as it is. What GWB is doing is preventing Americans from suffering and having to fight these crazy assholes here on our own soil.

You complain about war... but you don't think of the alternative. If we weren't fighting the terrorists over in Afghanistan and Iraq then they would be here... and the liberals would be doing nothing but bitching about how GWB isn't doing anything to stop them from attacking us. You can't have it both ways. Why can't you recognize that we are doing a lot of good over there in Iraq and America is much safer because of it as well? You did come up with some ideas... do you think that would fully stop terrorism though? Why not combine your ideas with offenisve attacks over in the middle east? Sounds good to me!

9:07 PM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Anti, I am glad at least to hear you refer to it as an offensive war, instead of the way that the Bush Administration continues to refer to it as "defense." I don't think anyone thinks the answer is simple. As a student of law however I hope you can appreciate how the issues of US domination are problematic. I agree with you, invading Iraq was in our own best interest. It was most likely in our best interest to go in with a much bigger force, and truly devastate the country in a way that would make our current effort look tame. In this way, the Bush invasion makes him look like a hippie. But there are reasons that we did not go in with the full fury of our military. One of these is that the cost is prohibitive (War is bad economics). I already resent that if there is any benefit to this war that the people who pay for it get that benefit equally with those that do not pay taxes in the US. Two, there are problems with invading another country to give freedom to people. This argument was best developed by Henry Kissinger. He basically stated that you cannot give freedom to people, it has to be an inborn fight. There are many problems with the US overseeing the constitutional process, tonight on Fox News they even talked about some. Some leaders in Iraq are accusing the US of benefiting from stalling the process, from keeping everything in limbo. Three, we assassinated Saddam's sons, as much as this gives me some patriotic pleasure; it is a statement which in the long-run does not sit well in my mind. It is a statement about the US that is inconsistent with the image I have of a peaceful nation. Four, NO ONE thinks Afghanistan and Iraq are the same. I don't think you have heard that argument from anyone; it would be a novel one. The justifications for invading Afghanistan are much different from the ones in Iraq. Finally, you say that you would rather be fighting over there than here. I don't suppose that that is a big concession to agree with; however an offensive war is much different than a defensive one. The justification for defending ourselves here at home is much different than playing global politics with weapons. I am sure that the Soviets, the French, the Germans, The US circa 1880, and the Romans all had similar "offensive" rational, but it does not make the actions just.

To save time, I will go ahead and call myself an ignorant hippie, stupid, a thumb-sucker, and someone who kicks dogs. With the Ad-hominems out of the way, maybe we can discuss the geo-political significance of American foreign wars without the distracting party BS.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Tori said...

"It was most likely in our best interest to go in with a much bigger force, and truly devastate the country in a way that would make our current effort look tame. In this way, the Bush invasion makes him look like a hippie. "

If President Bush went in there, "shocked and awed" the hell out of them and basically turned Iraq into a parking lot, all the hippies and liberals would be calling for his head on a plate...screaming "you are killing innocent civilians!"

When you have a blood-thirsty media that all too gladly announces "death counts", and will report every iota of bad news and maybe 1/10 of good news, its simply not fair.

You liberals can't figure out what the hell you want. One minute its "peace talks" and the other is going in there with more force and killing. WTF? Maybe if we got the media the hell out of there we might be able to get shit done.

10:23 PM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

wow, no media?

10:37 PM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Just to clarify, I never said that maximizing our best interests is the just thing to do. I know you are very patriotic, but our justification wants to provide global stability in the long-run. I have concerns about setting the precident of military intervention as an acceptable means of promoting self-interest. In a word where we are not the cheif military power, no one in this country would concent to let force dictate policy. Why then are we so quick to embrace it now? In a changing world economy, military might of the US is almost certainly going to be stretched thin, while simultaniously the accumualted debt from this foreign police force will cripple growth of the nation. These are simply the logical outcomes from our actions. My suggestion is a less caviler attitude, but that must make me a liberal, however inconsistant that label is with my observed beliefs.

10:46 PM  
Blogger The Anti-Liberali said...

I don't think the media should be there either... I have posted on this before... all they do is bitch and complain and try as hard as possible to make everything look bad. If it was the case that every single person in Iraq was happy that America was there EXCEPT one ... they would find that person and have him on TV... maybe pay a group of poor people to stand behind him everyday... in order for this war to look awful and GWB look bad. It is pathetic. We have our military down there not only fighting for OUR country but their own lives and all the media can do is complain that a few terrorists were tortured by our soldiers... BOOO FUCKING WHOOO, we have had Americans get their heads chopped off and paraded around like they were worthless animals. The media SUCKS and they shouldn't be there.

I think that this is an offensive war... however, it was started as a defense. We were attacked so we fought back... however, we are in a period of time where we NEED to fight offensively and look out for our own safety!

I can see the argument about not invading other countries to give them freedom.. you are right, it is an inborn fight - HOWEVER - most countries have gotten where they are today because of another countries invasion... we are giving them the freedom - and they are building a stronger unity. It could be hating the terrorists, or America... but they will eventually come together as ONE IRAQ instead of a bunch of different religions - and that is what we want!

As for assassinating Saddam;s sons... I don't think so. They had the choice to leave and they chose not to take it. Instead they hid in buildings THEY KNEW we were going to blow up. We didn't find them, put them infront of video cameras and shoot them in the head (which is decent compared to what terrrorists do to our people). No, we just bombed buildings that they happened to be in. They could have surrendered like their father. If we really assassinated his sons then we would have just done the same to him.

10:48 PM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Well, I don't think Saddam surrendered. I don't see the difference between a bullet in the head and a bomb in the lap is. But I can't really feel sorry for those assholes, my comment was that it sends a clear message about what the war aims were.
Bill of Rights 101: What is wrong with suppressing the media?
I know we are at war, but with these concessions, e.g. that the military should be able to opporate without the scrutiny of the American people, in a distant land where there are no checks. Is this the policy we endorse? That idea sounds horrible to me, but I agree it would be more effective. You both have more faith in absolute power than I do, to give it away so readily.
I will grant you that Afganistan was in retaliation to 9-11, but I have done so much before. I don't find it clear or compelling that Iraq was the same, which is what I said in the second reply here to your post. With this "axis of evil" mentality we very quickly bite all of the long-term economic impacts described in my last entry, we bankrupt our country with war, we spread ourselves too thin, and eventually we become something less than the world leader, when this happens it matters very acutely what the global consensus on self-interested military invasions has become.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Texas Cynic said...

Now the Republicans want to do away with freedom of the press.

How do the views offered by Tori and Anti-Liberal differ from the government controlled media of communist China and the former Soviet Union.

Basically, Tori, the Anti Liberal and Fed-Up want our nation to believe Bush over facts.

We deserve to know how many of American brothers and sisters have died in Iraq.

We deserve to know what is really going on in Iraq.

We deserve to know why the Bush administration chose to go into Iraq instead of finishing the job in Afghanistan and making quotes like, "I really don't think about Osama bin-Laden."

Let me tell you something, the victims of 9/11 families don't spend a lot of time thinking about Sadam Hussein but you bet your sweet bibby they think about that lanky Arabic fuck bin Laden 24/7.

From the very beginning, on 9/11/01, I said the best thing to do is to find those DIRECTLY responsible for the 9/11 Attacks...parade them in front of the American people on National TV....and make an example...defile Islam on national TV...shave their beards...make them eat "unclean food"...lock them in a cell with a TV playing nothing but MTV all day so they can truly understand our Western, materialistic culture.

They would be in Federal prison, make them bunk with alleged Mafia members from New York City. I'm sure the "family" could teach them a thing or to about messing with the City they love.

But of course...there would be no oil rights involved with that.....

11:11 PM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

I would be interested in hearing more about how we are going to acheive harmony in Iraq. It is precisely the "different religions" which seem to be impeading the constitutional process, unless you believe their stated reason, that the US wants to stall the process. My dreams of peace in Iraq are interrupted by some realizations of their historical problems. I hope you are right however, it would be great if we can give them democracy (asuming they want what we want them to want, they are free to want anything).

11:11 PM  
Blogger The Anti-Liberali said...

Cynic - your comments are typical for a liberal... skewed and designed to ONLY support your side. This is exactly why the media should get the hell out of Iraq... our military would be more productive and MORE soldiers would come home safer and SOONER. Isn't that you what you want? No, of course not... what you want is for the Iraq war to get more tragic every single day that way you have something to complain about and blame Bush for. That is exactly what the media wants as well!

First of all - we aren't promoting taking away ALL media from Americans... so this isn't quite as drastic and overdramatic as you are making it. "China" "Soviet Union" - you went a little overboard! I am promoting that the President AND congress should be given updates about the war and transmit them to us. Come on... like the liberal assholes in Congress wont jump at the chance to announce the death toll everyday... YOU WILL STILL GET THE FACTS! We just wont have the liberal media down our throat 24/7 making up lies and in our soldiers faces. We should just get the job done and STOP WORRYING ABOUT P's and Q's. WE ARE AT WAR... IF A TERRORIST IS TORTURED - GET OVER IT!

I wont even address the quote that you so conveniently used out of context!

Cynic.. I know you are liberal... and most liberals are mentally challenged... but even YOU can't believe that this war was for "oil" and to finish his "father's job"... that is what someone says when they don't have a clue what is going on... they usually hear this in passing and thought it sounded cool so they repeat it to as many people as possible.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Texas Cynic said...

This proves my point, Republicans embrace the NEGATIVE points of communism (e.g. censorship, government owenership of the press, government control of social issues).


Anti-Liberal is a pinko.....she wants the government to CONTROL what you and I hear about Iraq......I say to her....go live in "Red China"....this is America...home of the free....freedom of the press...freedom to criticize the government...and if you don't like it .....get the fuck out...

6:25 AM  
Blogger The Anti-Liberali said...

obviously you didn't read my last comment cynic... until you do, don't repsond like you have!

Cynic is acting like a total typical idiot liberal... he wants our soldiers to die and the media to be in their face just so GWB looks bad!!! Just thought I would have fun acting as immature as you have been!!

7:04 AM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

It would be hard to call anti a "pinko" without employing a "slippery slope" (and those are just bad arguments). However, to give Cynic his best case, it is hard for us to understand communism without the presence of authoritarian rule. To allow the US president to function independent in Iraq without independent media, is tantamount to authoritarian rule (at least internationally). Sure domestic law might be more lax, but where does it explicitly stop, this would be a huge concession.
Anti, I don't believe that you could have an independent media that reported accurately to the congress alone. I am not sure you have thought through this one, but I would be interested in hearing more if I am wrong. Where would the market incentive be to report news? Keep in mind that your so called "MSM" is the result of a market system, if it is flawed it is because that is what the market bears. Maybe Fox news will take over one day, as its growth rates tend to suggest, but as for now, the impact the MSM has is a result of the power the market has given it. I will be glad to listen to critiques of a market system and democracy in terms of instability, but I don't think suppression of the press will solve the way it is presented in your post.

7:08 AM  
Blogger The Anti-Liberali said...

I don't want the media in Iraq at all!! I don't want them to give the info. to the President and Congress alone... sorry if I made it sound that way!

Where does the media get their information now? I can guarantee that they don't walk around Iraq counting dead bodies to get their death toll for the day! So how do they know how many died each day? What I am saying is that whoever the media's sorce is AND Rumsfield... and others in charge of this war should be reporting in to GWB AND Congress. I know Cynic will come at me saying GWB will lie to this nation - so it would put the liberali's minds at rest if Congress was in on it also!! That way the liberals would still get their "official" death toll everyday and could celebrate!

7:16 AM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Right, so you instantly bite all my critisisms. At least in the status quo, we have to deal with the horrible reality of war, this checks back the use of this policy tool. Rightly so.

7:18 AM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

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7:18 AM  
Blogger The Anti-Liberali said...

Everyone has to deal with the horrible reality of war... None more then the people involved in 9/11 or families with loved ones over in Iraq.

I am not quite sure what you were commenting about in your last post... so I will just head to school now!

7:21 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

Texas Cynic, Come play with me. I want to talk Cowboys. I fucking deplore your political opinion, it makes me want to puke, but you do know a thing or two about football and that’s where I respect you!

WOW! Is Ware looking good or what. Two Forced Fumbles with one recovered an interception, a sack and three tackles! MY little boy is all growsed up! But the best part is the Tuna bitch slapping him like he does everyone;

"He got a sack and got an interception. Let me look at the film," Dallas coach Bill Parcells said. "I didn't think he was great, if that's what you want."

God I love Parcells. He cracks me up.

Also I thought Bledsoe & Romo were pretty hot last night. And Jones, he made me jump up and scream a few times. That boy has some moves! Honestly I hate to compare but he was a little reminiscent of Barry Sanders at times, hopping, skipping and spinning. Plus Crayton was brining down passes left and right. I was impressed with him last night.

Well I’m excited for a new Football season. I fucking HATE baseball, it’s so boring. It’s time to nurse a hangover by watching football all day Saturday and Sunday. Plus Monday’s I’ll something to look forward to instead of work, MNF!

I know I'm porbably getting a little too excited, but shit they looked better than they did last year. And that's a start!


P.S. Mthomas, Hi! How you doing buddy? Hey. You can play with the big boys if you know anything about football! They play it on a big field and they try to get a ball across an imaginary line into what's called the "Endzone". There is no Philosiphy or Economics involved, but it is fun to let your Primal Rage out when you yell at the TV and drink some beers and eat some hoogies or pizza.

7:32 AM  
Blogger MichaelMooreIsAnAss said...

I am not much of a Cowboys fan, although I don't mind them. I am more of a Saints fan (and they looked great whooping up on the defending champs from faggot New England). But I have to say I was not as impressed with Dallas as you were last night Fed Up.

I agree with you on virtually everything else, but the first quarter when all the starters were in, their secondary looked like they weren't even on the field. Hasslebeck was throwing the ball all over the field at will.

Only when the second quarter rolled around and the Seahawks pitiful defense brought in their pitiful second unit did the Cowboys offense begin to move the ball.

I will agree with one thing though. Ware looked impressive. He is really fast and obviously has a nose for the ball.

As for Jones, the comparison to Sanders is indeed premature. But he is the offense's best (only) source of hope this season.

The Cowboys look destined for 8-8 and best. Meanwhile, this could be the year my good old boys from the bayou break through. We will see. As long as someone beats the Eagles and the Pats. Sorry to say but they both still seem like the best teams in the league. And the Steelers again.

If there is one thing I love it's football. Bring it on!!

8:28 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

What I would love to see is Romo take control and some how, God knows how, have a quarterback that is 40 fucking years old. If they could develop him, that would be a God Send.

Julius Jones looked pretty sick to me. I think he's toughened up a lot since last year and he's ready to run the ball 20-25 times a game.

Ware is going to fuck up some QB's and kick some ass as an outside linebacker. I'm excited about him.

And Crayton was hustling his ass off, working for extra yardage and bringing in the ball.

I agree that I'm over zealous, but shit I think there is a glimmer of hope in what I witnessed last night. We've got the Tuna and he's going to bitch slap some of those guys and work 'em hard. 8-8 still might get you to the playoff's as a Wildcard and it's better than last season. I love my 'Boys and I'm no Fair Weather Fan.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Texas Cynic said...

I was impressed with DeMarcus Ware as well.

The offensive line looked better but still scares me.

The secondary took a step back, while Tony Romo took a step up.

I wanted to see more Tyson Thompson. Bench "The A-trian", let Barber get a few snaps, but show me Tyson Thompson's speed on the corner.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Full-Auto said...

The Ditch Bitch has already met with the President and even KISSED HIM.

A picture of the Ditch Bitch kissing our President

At the time of her meeting with the President she said the following:

"I now know he's sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis. I know he's sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of faith."

"That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together."

She's had her chance, she didn't say squat to him when she did meet him and now she wants a second meeting.

All this kook wants is a book deal and to get rich of the body of her dead son.

She's sick and so are the people who support her.

My Blog: Moonbat Daily

5:15 PM  
Blogger Texas Cynic said...

Just as the Republicans, shouted "not my president" during the Clinton administration, I do now.

Bush is not MY president...I voted for Kerry!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Ranting Republican said...

After Mogadishu, there were a lot of families (who lost son's over there), that met with President Clinton and refused to shake his hand. This received virtually no media attention - why? Bias. A military action by a Dem President is justified, just because... I'll give you the "not my President" thing - because Clinton was not my president.

The problem with Sheehan is that she has ruined her son's memory. Instead of being the hero that he was, and would have been remembered as, she has turned him into an anti-war slogan and tool for the michael moore's and moveon.orgs out there. It's a shame.

9:20 AM  
Blogger ImMikeJones said...

I take exception to most of what is written on this website, but this last comment by Ranting Republican irritated me to the point of having to respond.

You say "instead of being the hero that he was, and would have been remembered as, she has turned him into an anti-war slogan....michael moore...blah blah blah."

This is nonsense. You wouldn't have remember Casey Sheehan as a hero. You wouldn't have even have ever heard the name Casey Sheehan. In fact, you probably wouldn't be able to give me one single name of a person who dies in Iraq and is a so-called "hero" by you. At the most you could name one or two. And I don't even think that.

These are faceless, nameless heroes to you. You throw around that patriotic hoopla and say what heroes all those people are but the real fact is you probably couldn't even name one of these heroes. They aren't really heroes to you. That is just a word that you are using to make you feel better about the fact that these are REAL, LIVE HUMAN BEINGS over ther dying every day. They are sons and daughters and boyfriends and husbands and brothers and sisters and you use them as a propaganda tool the same way you claim Michael Moore is using Cindy Sheehad to promote his left-wing agenda.

The sad thing is that you use the excuse "he joined the military, he knew what he was getting into." But would that really hold any consolation for you if it were YOUR brother or YOUR boyfriend who was killed? Would you really say to yourself "well he's gone but he knew what he was getting into so it isn't so bad?"

These are families that are devastated. And while I think Cindy Sheehan's vigil was destined to be in vain from the start, conservatives are just as guilty for exploiting her son's death as michael moore is.

You use the word hero and say how she is ruining his memory, but the overwhelming majority of conservatives in this nation wouldn't have any memory of the soldiers who dies in this war anyway.

Calling them heroes but in reality not caring enough to know who they are in the first place is just an empty gesture. Those people are dying for you and me and they are heroes. But the sad thing is that you really don't care about them. You just care about the cause. You don't care how many people die. That is just more people who you can vaguely refer to as heroes and then go about your merry way.

Say what you want about the michael moore's of this world, but I personally DO care about losing even one more troop over there. That means one more devasted family back here. One more devasted family that you could care less about as long as no one bashes George W Bush.

10:29 AM  
Blogger The Anti-Liberali said...

How can you come on here post that we don't consider people that die in the Iraq war heros... yet you do?

So what are you saying exactly? How many men/women do you know PERSONALLY that died in the Iraq war? Everyone else that died in the war means nothing to you?? They are just some dead useless person? I didn't think so. I KNOW people who have died, AND I consider everyone else who has died in this war a HERO - who are you to tell me that I don't?

You are NO better then anyone else... and if you are "allowed" to sit there and call these men and women hero's when you don't know them, so are we. Just because we believe in the cause and the war doesn't make us uncaring about the people fighting over there.

Next time you want to post take a few minutes to think about things... your response is nothing but hypocritical. WE ARE PATRIOTIC HERE - and we do see our soldiers as HEROS... please do not come on this site telling us that they are not... just because YOU don't know them!

10:40 AM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Is it pointless for me to hope that people are learning from each other. Things seem really confrontational. Seems like people are trying NOT to listen to each other.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

immikejones, you sure are one unappreciative FUCK! All of these people have died by fighting for something that they belive in. They volutarily signed up because THEY belived for the cause! They chose to put themselves in the position to make the ultimate sacrifice!

These Americans are HEROS!

Nameless and Faceless only to ignorant, idioctic Fucks like yourself.

God bless these Men and Women. They are Heroes; they are sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers. For they embody the true essence of an American. I can only hope that one day I maybe able to emulate their selfless service. These brave Men and Women fought a fight that they believed in, a fight that they wanted to fight and were willing to fight.

These Heroes are NOT Nameless and Faceless. They will be forever remembered and never forgotten.


A partial list of are fallen soldiers:

Aug. 10

Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Benson, 40, of Winona, Minn., died on at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained on Aug. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device struck his convoy. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 314th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Lance Cpl. Evenor C. Herrera, 22, of Gypsum, Colo., died from wounds received from the detonation of an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Aug. 9

Spc. Miguel Carrasquillo, 25, of River Grove, Ill., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Pfc. Nathaniel E. Detample, 19, of Morrisville, Pa., died in Bayji, Iraq, when a mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire while the he was investigating a rocket-propelled grenade incident. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa.

Spc. John Kulick, 35, of Harleysville, Pa., died in Bayji, Iraq, when a mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire while the he was investigating a rocket-propelled grenade incident. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa.

Staff Sgt. Ryan S. Ostrom, 25, of Liberty, Pa., died on in Taqaddum, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire earlier in Habbaniya, Iraq. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, Williamsport, Pa.

Spc. Gennaro Pellegrini Jr., 31, of Philadelphia, Pa., died in Bayji, Iraq, when a mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire while the he was investigating a rocket-propelled grenade incident. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa.

Sgt. Francis J. Straub Jr., 24, of Philadelphia, Pa., died in Bayji, Iraq, when a mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire while the he was investigating a rocket-propelled grenade incident. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa.

Aug. 8

Staff Sgt. Ramon E. Gonzales Cordova, 30, of Davie, Fla., died as a result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Spc. Anthony N. Kalladeen, 26, of Purchase, N.Y., died in Baghdad, Iraq from injuries sustained on Aug. 7, when his HMMWV was struck by two improvised explosive devices and was attacked with small arms fire. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, New York, N.Y.

Pfc. Hernando Rios, 29, of Queens, N.Y., died in Baghdad, Iraq from injuries sustained on Aug. 7, when his HMMWV was struck by two improvised explosive devices and was attacked with small arms fire. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team, New York, N.Y.

Aug. 7

Spc. Seferino J. Reyna, 20, of Phoenix, Ariz., died on in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the 70th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Aug. 6

Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley, 21, of Lexington, Ky., died as a result of an explosion from a homicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Al Amiriyah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sgt. Brahim J. Jeffcoat, 25, of Philadelphia, Pa., died near Balad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he was conducting convoy operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa.

Spc. Kurt E. Krout, 43, of Spinnerstown, Pa., died near Balad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he was conducting convoy operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa.

Aug. 5

Gunnery Sgt. Terry W. Ball Jr., 36, of East Peoria, Ill., died from wounds received as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Karmah, Iraq, on June 12. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sgt. 1st Class Robert V. Derenda, 42, of Ledbetter, Ky., died in Rubiah, Iraq, when a civilian fuel truck collided with his HMMWV while performing a convoy mission. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve's 1st Brigade, 98th Division, Rochester, N.Y.

Sgt. 1st Class Brett E. Walden, 40, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died in Rubiah, Iraq, when a civilian fuel truck collided with his HMMWV while performing a convoy mission. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Aug. 4

Staff Sgt. Chad J. Simon, 32, of Madison, Wis., died while under hospice care in Madison, Wis., from wounds he received on Nov. 8, 2004 from an explosion while conducting combat operations in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Madison, Wis.

Pvt. 1st Class Nils G. Thompson, 19, of Confluence, Pa., died in Mosul, Iraq, when he was struck by enemy fire while on a routine patrol at an Iraqi police station. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Aug. 3

Lance Cpl. Timothy M. Bell Jr., 22, of West Chesterfield, Ohio, died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, 23, of Grove City, Ohio, died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Nicholas William B. Bloem, 20, of Belgrade, Mont., died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Billings, Mont.

Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Dyer, 19, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died when an improvised explosive device hit the Amphibious Assault Vehicle in which he was riding while his unit was conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Michael J. Cifuentes, 25, of Fairfield, Ohio, died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Grant B. Fraser, 22, of Anchorage, Alaska, died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

Sgt. Bradley J. Harper, 25, of Dresden, Ohio, died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Norfolk, Va.

Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman, 27, of Delaware, Ohio, died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Sgt. Jerry L. Ganey Jr., 29, of Folkston, Ga., when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted security patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 648th Engineer Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade, Statesboro, Ga.

Spc. Mathew V. Gibbs, 21, of Ambrose, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his armored personnel carrier. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 648th Engineer Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade, Statesboro, Ga.

Cpl. David Kenneth J. Kreuter, 26, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Aaron H. Reed, 21, of Chillicothe, Ohio, died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder II, 23, of Columbus, Ohio, died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Cpl. David S. Stewart, 24, of Bogalusa, La., died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss.

Lance Cpl. Adam J. Strain, 20, of Smartsville, Calif., died as result of enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Sgt. 1st Class Charles H. Warren, 36, of Duluth, Ga., when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted security patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 648th Engineer Battalion, 48th Infantry Brigade, Statesboro, Ga.

Lance Cpl. Kevin G. Waruinge, 22, of Tampa, Fla., died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss.

Lance Cpl. William B. Wightman, 22, of Sabina, Ohio, died when his Amphibious Assault Vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Aug. 2

Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas C. Hull, 41, of Princeton, Ill., died on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Arabian Gulf after being medically evacuated to the carrier for a non-combat related incident. He was an operations specialist assigned to the USS Princeton, homeported in San Diego, Calif.

Staff Sgt. James D. McNaughton, 27, of Middle Village, N.Y., died in Baghdad, Iraq, where he was struck by sniper fire while he was in a guard tower. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 306th Military Police Battalion, 800th Military Police Brigade, Uniondale, N.Y.

Aug. 1

Cpl. Jeffrey A. Boskovitch, 25, of Seven Hills, Ohio, died as result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Roger D. Castleberry Jr., 26, of Austin, Texas, died as result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, San Antonio, Texas. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Sgt. David J. Coullard, 32, of Glastonbury, Conn., died as result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Daniel N. Deyarmin Jr., 22, of Tallmadge, Ohio, died as result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Sgt. James R. Graham III, 25, of Coweta, Okla., died as result of a homicide, vehicle-born, improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Reserve’s 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Broken Arrow, Okla. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Brian P. Montgomery, 26, of Willoughby, Ohio, died as result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Sgt. Nathaniel S. Rock, 26, of Toronto, Ohio, died as result of enemy small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Brookpark, Ohio. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

July 31

Sgt. James D. Carroll, 23, of McKenzie, Tenn., died near Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 230th Engineer Battalion, McKenzie, Tenn.

July 30

Sgt. 1st Class Victor A. Anderson, 39, of Ellaville, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he were on patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Sgt. Jonathon C. Haggin, 26, of Kingsland, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he was on patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Staff Sgt. David R. Jones Sr., 45, of Augusta, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he were on patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Pfc. Jason D. Scheuerman, 20, of Lynchburg, Va., died in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Sgt. Ronnie L. Shelley Sr., 34, of Valdosta, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he were on patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Spc. Robert A. Swaney, 21, of West Jefferson, Ohio, died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol HMMWV. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

July 29

Pvt. Ernesto R. Guerra, 20, of Long Beach, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on July 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his HMMWV was involved in an accident. He was assigned to the Army's 4-3rd Brigade Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

July 28

Lance Cpl. Christopher P. Lyons, 24, of Shelby, Ohio, died when his unit came under attack by enemy small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades while conducting combat operations in Cykla, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Cpl. Andre L. Williams, 23, of Galloway, Ohio, died when his unit came under attack by enemy small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades while conducting combat operations in Cykla Village, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Columbus, Ohio. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

July 27

Spc. Adrian J. Butler, 28, of East Lansing, Mich., died in Ashraf, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during a patrol. He was assigned to the 411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Capt. Benjamin D. Jansky, 28, of Oshkosh, Wis., died in Al Taqaddum, Iraq, where his HMMWV was accidentally struck by another military vehicle. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 983rd Engineer Battalion, Monclova, Ohio.

Spc. Edward L. Myers, 21, of St. Joseph, Mo., died in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while his unit was conducting patrol operations. Hewas assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. John O. Tollefson, 22, of Fond du Lac, Wis., died in Ashraf, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during a patrol. He was assigned to the 411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

July 25

Spc. Adam J. Harting, 21, of Portage, Ind., died in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

July 24

Spc. Jacques E. Brunson, 30, of Americus, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he was on patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Spc. Ernest W. Dallas Jr., 21, of Denton, Texas, died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Staff Sgt. Carl R. Fuller, 44, of Covington, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he was on patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Sgt. James O. Kinlow, 35, of Thomson, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he was on patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Jason W. Montefering, 27, of Parkston, S.D., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Milton M. Monzon Jr., 21, of Los Angeles, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Christopher J. Taylor, 22, of Opelika, Ala., died in Balad, Iraq, when he was hit by mortar rounds while he was exiting a bunker. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Sgt. John F. Thomas, 33, of Valdosta, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while he was on patrol. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga.

Pfc. Ramon A. Villatoro Jr., 19, of Bakersfield, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

July 23

Sgt. Bryan J. Opskar, 32, of Princeton, Minn., died when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

July 21

Cpl. Steven P. Gill, 24, of Round Rock, Texas, died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Zaidon, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Reserve’s 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, San Antonio, Texas. During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis L. Youngblood, 26, of Surrency, Ga., died of wounds received July 15 from an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Hit, Iraq. He was a hospital corpsman assigned to Naval Hospital Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Ill., and deployed with the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

July 19

Staff Sgt. Jefferey J. Farrow, 28, of Birmingham, Ala., died in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 146th Quartermaster Company, Fort Totten, N.Y.

Pfc. Lavena L. Johnson, 19, of Florissant, Mo., died in Balad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. She was assigned to the Army's 129th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. Arthur R. McGill, 25, of Gravette, Ark., died in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on mounted patrol in a HMMWV. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

July 17

Lance Cpl. Efrain Sanchez, Jr., 26, of Port Chester, N.Y., died as result of a non-hostile incident at Camp Blue Diamond, in Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Staff Sgt. Frank Tiai, 45, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

Spc. Ronnie D. Williams, 26, of Erlanger, Ky., died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained on July 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his M1A2 Abrams tank left the road and entered a canal during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

July 16

Sgt. Travis S. Cooper, 24, of Macon, Miss., died in Balad, Iraq, from wounds sustained the previous day in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near the vehicle he was searching. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 114th Field Artillery Regiment, Starkville, Miss.

Staff Sgt. Jorge L. Penaromero, 29, of Fallbrook, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while his unit was conducting a mounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.

Sgt. 1st Class Ronald T. Wood, 28, of Cedar City, Utah, died in Kirkuk, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 148th Field Artillery, Brigham City, Utah.

July 15

Spc. Jared D. Hartley, 22, of Newkirk, Okla., died in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 125th Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

July 14

Pfc. Timothy J. Hines, Jr., 21, of Fairfield, Ohio, died at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., from wounds sustained on June 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Tricia L. Jameson, 34, of Omaha, Neb., died in Trebil, Iraq. Jameson, a health care specialist was responding to a casualty incident when a secondary improvised explosive device detonated near her location. She was assigned to 313th Medical Company, Army National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.

Cpl. Clifton B. Mounce, 22, of Pontotoc, Miss., died when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Trebil, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. During Operation Iraqi Freedom he was assigned to 2nd Light Amored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Cpl. Christopher D. Winchester, 23, of Flomaton, Ala., died when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Trebil, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. During Operation Iraqi Freedom he was assigned to 2nd Light Amored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

July 13

Spc. Benyahmin B. Yahudah, 24, of Bogart, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle borne improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

July 11

Sgt. Timothy J. Sutton, 22, of Springfield, Mo., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when his HMMWV struck a land mine. He was assigned to the Army's 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

July 10

Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Goodrich, 32, of Allegheny, Pa., died from indirect enemy fire while conducting combat operations in Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Moundsville, W.Va. During Operation Iraqi Freedom He was attached to Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Ryan J. Kovacicek, 22, of Washington, Pa., died from indirect enemy fire while conducting combat operations in Hit, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Moundsville, W.Va. During Operation Iraqi Freedom He was attached to Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

July 9

Spc. Hoby F. Bradfield Jr., 22, of The Woodlands, Texas, died in Tal Afar, Iraq while he was conducting a dismounted cordon search. He was assigned to the Army’s 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Pfc. Eric P. Woods, 26, of Omaha, Neb., died in Tal Afar, Iraq. His HMMWV struck an improvised explosive device that caused the vehicle to overturn. He was in the area to evacuate another soldier who had been wounded. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

July 8

Sgt. Deyson K. Cariaga, 20, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died in Al Hammadi, Iraq, when the HMMWV in which he was riding struck a land mine. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 229th Military Intelligence Company, 29th Separate Infantry Brigade, Oahu, Kalaeloa, Hawaii.

July 5

Staff Sgt. Scottie L. Bright, 36, of Jackson, Miss., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Cpl. Lyle J. Cambridge, 23, of Shiprock, N.M., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Christopher W. Dickison, 26, of Seattle, Wa., died in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol. He was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Pvt. Anthony M. Mazzarella, 22, of Blue Springs, Mo., died in Taji, Iraq, when the HMMWV in which he was riding accidentally rolled over. He was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

July 3

Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Brown, 26, of Mabscott, W.Va., died in Mosul Iraq, from injuries sustained earlier that day in Tal Afar, Iraq, when the HMMWV in which he was riding accidentally rolled over. He was assigned to the Army's 66th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Ryan J. Montgomery, 22, of Greensburg, Ky., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while his unit was conducting convoy operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment, Campbellsville, Ky.

June 30

Sgt. Chad M. Mercer, 25, of Waycross, Ga., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled over while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Fitzgerald, Ga.

June 28

Spc. Rafael A. Carrillo, Jr., 21, of Boys Ranch, Texas, died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an enemy mortar detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Robert E. Hall Jr., 30, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died in Ad Dujayl, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted position at the gate of his forward operating base. He was assigned to the Army Reserve's 467th Engineer Battalion, Greenwood, Miss.

Sgt. Manny Hornedo, 27, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died in Tikrit, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while conducting convoy operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1569th Transportation Company, New York, N.Y.

June 27

2nd Lt. Matthew S. Coutu, 23, of North Kingstown, R.I., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when enemy forces engaged his convoy with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 64th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Chief Warrant Officer Keith R. Mariotti, 39, of Texas, died on near Taji, Iraq, when his AH-64D Apache helicopter crashed. He was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Chief Warrant Officer Steven E. Shephard, 30, of Purcell, Okla., died on near Taji, Iraq, when his AH-64D Apache helicopter crashed. He was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

June 26

Spc. Charles A. Kaufman, 20, of Fairchild, Wis., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry, Arcadia, Wis.

June 24

Cpl. Carlos Pineda, 23, Los Angeles, Calif., died as a result of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in Falluhah, Iraq. He was assigned to 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

June 23

Petty Officer 1st Class Regina R. Clark, 43, of Centralia, Wash., died in a convoy that was attacked by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Fallujah. She was a culinary specialist deployed with Naval Construction Regiment Detachment 30, Port Hueneme, Calif., and was temporarily assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Holly A. Charette, 21, from Cranston, R.I., died from wounds sustained when a homicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device struck her vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq. She was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lance Cpl. Veashna Muy, 20, of Los Angeles, Calif., died while traveling in a convoy that was attacked by a homicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher W. Phelps, 39, of Louisville, Ky., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the Army's 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

Cpl. Chad W. Powell, 22, of West Monroe, La., died while traveling in a convoy that was attacked by a homicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device in Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sgt. Joseph M. Tackett, 22, of Whitehouse, Ky., died in Baghdad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Cpl. Ramona M. Valdez, 20, of Bronx, N.Y., died while traveling in a convoy that was attacked by a homicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device in Fallujah, Iraq. She was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

June 22

Maj. Duane W. Dively, 43, of Rancho California, Calif., died in Southwest Asia, in the crash of a U-2 aircraft. He had completed flying a mission and was returning to his base when the crash occurred. He was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Sgt. Arnold Duplantier II, 26, of Sacramento, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was providing cordon security and was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, Auburn, Calif.

June 21

Spc. Christopher L. Hoskins, 21, of Danielson, Conn., died in Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was conducting combat operations and was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Nicholas R. Idalski, 23, of Crown Point, Ind., died in Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was conducting combat operations and was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. James D. Stewart, 29, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died in Ar Rutbah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military cargo truck. He was assigned to the 57th Transportation Company, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Spc. Brian A. Vaughn, 23, of Pell City, Ala., died in Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was conducting combat operations and was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

June 20

Pfc. Christopher R. Kilpatrick, 18, of Columbus, Texas, died in Tal Afar, Iraq, during convoy operations when enemy forces attacked his HMMWV with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 603rd Transportation Company, 142nd Corps Support Battalion, Warrior Brigade, Fort Polk, La.

June 18

Lance Cpl. Adam J. Crumpler, 19, from Charleston, W.Va., died as a result of small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Spear in Karabilah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

1st Lt. Noah Harris, 23, of Ellijay, Ga., died in Baqubah, Iraq, from injuries sustained on June 17 in Buritz, Iraq, when he was conducting a mounted patrol and his HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Cpl. William A. Long, 26, of Lilburn, Ga., died in Baqubah, Iraq, from injuries sustained on June 17 in Buritz, Iraq, when he was conducting a mounted patrol and his HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

June 17

Master Sgt. Robert M. Horrigan, 40, of Austin, Texas, died in Al Qaim, Iraq, while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Master Sgt. Michael L. McNulty, 36, of Knoxville, Tenn., died in Al Qaim, Iraq, while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

June 16

Spc. Anthony S. Cometa, 21, of Las Vegas, Nev., died in Safwan, Kuwait, when his HMMWV rolled over. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1864th Transportation Company, 106th Transportation Battalion, Henderson, Nev.

Lance Cpl. Erik R. Heldt, 26, of Hermann, Mo., died when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Capt. John W. Maloney, 36, of Chicopee, Mass., died when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Staff Sgt. Christopher N. Piper, 43, of Marblehead, Mass., died at the Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from injuries sustained on June 3 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle in Orgun-E, Afghanistan. He was assigned the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

June 15

Petty Officer 2nd Class Cesar O. Baez, 37, of Pomona, Calif., died as a result of enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations in al-Anbar province, Iraq. He was a Hospital Corpsman assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Jonathan R. Flores, 18, of San Antonio, Texas, died when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was operating with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, which was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Cpl. Jesse Jaime, 22, of Henderson, Nev., died when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was operating with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, which was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Chad B. Maynard, 19, of Montrose, Colo., died when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was operating with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, which was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Cpl. Tyler S. Trovillion, 23, of Richardson, Texas, died when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was operating with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, which was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

Lance Cpl. Dion M. Whitley, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif., died when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was operating with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, which was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

June 14

Pfc. Nathan B. Clemons, 20, of Winchester, Tenn., died from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Spc. Michael R. Hayes, 29, of Morgantown, Ky., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his HMMWV while he was providing security cordon for an improvised explosive device found earlier. He was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 617th Military Police Company, Richmond, Ky.

Sgt. Anthony G. Jones, 25, of Greenville, S.C., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the 104th Transportation Company, 36th Engineer Group, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Benning, Ga.

Pfc. Joshua P. Klinger, 21, from Easton, Pa., died as a result of an explosion from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

June 13

Spc. Anthony D. Kinslow, 21, of Westerville, Ohio, died in Ramadi, Iraq, when his military vehicle came under a grenade attack while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Larry R. Kuhns Jr., 24, of Austintown, Ohio, died in Ramadi, Iraq, when his military vehicle came under a grenade attack while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Lance Cpl. John J. Mattek Jr., 24, of Stevens Point, Wis., died from wounds received as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on June 8. He was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

June 11

Sgt. Larry R. Arnold Sr., 46, of Carriere, Miss., died in Owesat Village, Iraq, when his armored personnel carrier was hit by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 150th Combat Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Lucedale, Miss.

Spc. Casey Byers, 22, of Schleswig, Iowa, died in Al Taqaddum, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 224th Engineer Battalion, Ottumwa, Iowa.

Cpl. Stanley J. Lapinski, 35, of Las Vegas, Nev., died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Spc. Terrance D. Lee Sr., 25, of Moss Point, Miss., died in Owesat Village, Iraq, when his armored personnel carrier was hit by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 150th Combat Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Lucedale, Miss.

Sgt. 1st Class Neil A. Prince, 35, of Baltimore, Md., died in Al Taqaddum, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

I regularly view the list of the fallen soldiers. I gaze at there pictures, read their profiles, and imagine what kind of person they were. I try to put myself in their shoes, wonder what their last minutes on Earth were like, and I pray for them after realizing the sacrifice that they have made.

FUCK you immikejones! Don't even for a second try to knock these soldiers and praise or even overlook what people like Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, George Soros, and moveon.org do and say about our Great American SErvice Men/Women.

I don't give a shit if you don't agree with the IRaq War, but fuck you for NOT even acknowledging the sacrafice these Brave Americans made. And it wasn't in vain or for a worthless cause. Because THEY belived in the CAUSE, and that's what is important. These weren't mindless killers trying to instill terror in the IRaqis. These weren't masked men and women reading American rhetoric on TV and then sawing the head off some innocent contractor.

These Heroes were freeing the oppressed, building schools, hospitals, and bridges. They were handing out candy to Iraqi children. Building City infrastrucutres, pump houses, sewers, Mosques.

They are HEROES.

And don't even try to compare them to the Looney Insurgents. How many bridges, schools, hospitals have those crazy fucks built? ZERO! Minute Men my ass. You should be bitch slapped for even using those two in the same sentence.

In sum, GO FUCK YOURSELF immikejones. I might be taking it too far or even jumping to conclusions, but I will take it to extremes if you so much as attempt to take a knock at THESE HEROES!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

12:54 PM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Fed up, since when have you NOT taken things to extremes. Your threat is not very creditable since you lack moderation in any sense.

Roll Tide!!!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Ranting Republican said...

immikejones - I STILL remember Casey Sheehan as a hero - it's not a question of whether he was a hero or not, it's his mother who is tarnishing his legacy. I think he is a hero, just as I think all the men and women who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq.

I am well aware of the fact that these are real, live human beings over there, and I do all I can to support them - everything from sending care packages, letters, emails, money to organizations for supplies for them, and defending them to arrogant, ignorant assholes like you.

I do personally know people over there, and I know a lot of people who have just come back from over there, and it's always the same story I hear from them - how proud they were to serve their country, and help the people of a country who were consistently tortured and oppressed by their dictator.

I also PERSONALLY care about the loss of our soldiers over there, but this is a war. It's not pretty, it's not easy, and it's not in vain.

The fact that you have the audacity to insinuate that I don't care about these soldiers and that they are nameless, faceless bodies to me is absurd and sickening. You say you care about the troops over there and you want them to come home. Guess what, I want them to come home too - but I want them to come home soon and safe, but when the job is done.

Admiration for our military and these heroes who fought and died in war is not conditional on whether I support the war or not. Did I support going to Mogadishu under Clinton? No. Did I support our troops? Yes.

Try stepping off your pedestal once in a while and take a look around that people do care, and generalizations are always dangerous. What I was saying about Cindy Sheehan was simply that he would have been remembered as a hero, as would every other man and woman over there (ones I know personally, as well as the ones I do not know personally). Now, whether she wanted it or not, her son is remembered as that dead soldier whose mother was Cindy Sheehan. That's not the way I would want my son, brother, father, cousin, friend, neighbor, or anyone else remembered.

5:00 PM  
Blogger ImMikeJones said...

The main reason I do not typically write anything on this website is that as MThomas put it, people seem to be looking for a fight. It was not my intention to look for a fight. Especially since it appears that FED UP PATRIOT cannot even understand what someone else is saying.

There is not one sentence in my last post that says anything remotely negative about the men and women who are fighting for our country. What I did refer to negatively is the flippant way that conservatives in this country use the word "hero" in order to masquearde themselves as this nation's true "patriots" when in reality you hear that someone has died and don't even give it a second thought.

Instead, you go on defending the president at all costs no matter how many of these people die using the argument that they signed up for the war so they knew what they are getting. That is not even part of what I am arguing.

I am arguing about the way conservatives have POLITICIZED the Casey/Cindy Sheehan just as much as you claim that MIchael Moore and moveon.org has. Saying that Cindy Sheehan is defiling the image of an American Hero is blatant politicization of this issue. This boy was her son. SHE has the right to react to his death any way she sees fit. NOT MICHAEL MOORE. NOT BILL O'REILLY. AND CERTAINLY NOT YOU.

Everyone who has dies for this country is a hero in the truest sense of the word. But conservatives use that word differently. You use it to cover yourselves against any difference of opinion. It's equivalent to hiding behind and American flag and declaring yourself a PATRIOT and saying that anyone who disagrees with you is anti-American and wrong. It is a shameless (and shameful for that matter) exploitation of a real person's death that is just as bad as you claim Michael Moore's exploitation of it is.

So before you go off on another expletive laced tirade try to make sense of what is being said. No one ever questioned the level of heroism of those men and women. I only questioned the dispicable way which conservatives have exploited it.....and ONLY because you seem to imply that it is only the left that is exploting Casey Sheehan's death.

5:21 PM  
Blogger ImMikeJones said...

And for the record, you would be hard pressed to find one single liberal who did not support our troops. Ranting Republican's comment about Mogadishu basically sums up the liberal feeling on Iraq. I do not care for the war, never have. I think it is bullshit to be honest. But I support the troops. And so does everyone I know.

Conservatives like to equate disagreeing with the war to not supporting the troops. This is not close to the case. We understand that they are over there and until they are instructed otherwise they have a job to do. And I sincerely hope that this job is done well and safely. I feel like this is a point that needs to be calrified.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Ranting Republican said...

For the record - I never once said anything about disagreeing with President Bush labels you anti-American.

Also for hte record - Cindy Sheehan POLITICIZED herself.

5:47 PM  
Blogger The Anti-Liberali said...

Not everyone is looking for a fight on here... that is what discussion is all about. I could say that you were looking for a fight by the tone of your post - but in reality you were just stating what you believe and so do we.

I will admit - I DO believe in the Iraq war and the underlying cause... and if we were in a war that I didn't believe in I would be extremely upset that we are losing men everyday. Not that I am not upset now... I am - but I understand the cause and believe it which makes it for a reason. So I can see your point about losing men for a cause you don't believe in BUT 1. That wouldn't make our soldiers (alive and dead) any less of heros in my eyes. and 2. I would not go protesting and acting like a fool across this country while our troops are in danger.

I see things like this... Whether I believe in the cause or not - I believe in AMERICA... and I KNOW what it would look like to our enemy, to people around the world, AND to our troop if we protested and acted like Sheehan or Fonda. It isn't Anti-American to not believe in a cause or in the war... it is when you act like one of them though!

8:13 PM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

I just want to state for the record that I believe the principle of freedom in action at home is as heroic as any defense of these liberties abroad. I think that Tori's selfless acts toward her students are on par with the service of grunts in the desert of Iraq. I think we all have a job to do to continue freedom as we have come to know it, be it a contract worker repairing oil lines in Iraq, or a bank manager here in the states; these are the things that make democracy work. One is not good without the other. There have been plenty of fierce armies in history, but there have not been many stable democracies. We should be ever vigilant against the corruption of our principle tenants. While I am enthralled and impressed by the exploits of our soldiers, they are but one part of the great nation that I love. Anyone that looses sight of this runs the risk of being un-American as far as I understand it.

8:50 PM  
Blogger ImMikeJones said...

RANTING REPUBLICAN: Did I support going to Mogadishu under Clinton? No. Did I support our troops? Yes.

RANTING REPUBLICAN'S AGE: 23

DATE OF TROOPS GOING TO MOGADISHU: October, 1993

RANTING REPUBLICAN'S AGE AT TIME OF U.S. TROOPS GOING TO MOGADISHU: 11 (maybe 12?)

Are you kidding me Ranting Republican? 11? You expect me to take anything you say seriously when you tell me that as an 11 year old girl you were unhappy with President Clinton's decision to go into Somalia yet you supported our troops there?

Please clear this up for me. Otherwise I find you to be full of shit.

9:32 PM  
Blogger pappy said...

As a vietnam vet and gulf I vet I get a littel on edge, When people talk about suppporting the troops but not the mission. Come with me to Camp Pendelton for the next graduation or come with me to Travis AFB when the next guard unit leaves and look them in the eye and tell them what you said here. If you can then you earned my respect.

12:54 AM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

I need walk fewer than 10 steps to talk to a Marine. As for a deployment ceremony, this is one of the saddest events of my life. It is hard to describe the look on people's faces as parents hug their children knowing it will be up to 18 months until they see them again, in the life of a 3-4 year old, that is eternity.
I am not sure that any war should be supported enthusiastically, but I can tell you that it would be hard for me not to love and cherish each one of the folks who I am waiting to see again.

4:18 AM  
Blogger Ranting Republican said...

immikejones - i'm also a student of history and policy, and am aware of what went on - possibly not at the time of the war, but in the end. Are you now faulting me for being young? Intelligence is OBVIOUSLY not measured in years.

6:52 AM  
Blogger Rhylan said...

Ranting Republican... remember, in Left-world, you can't POSSIBLY be enlightened enough to understand these things without at least a post-graduate degree. 8-10 years of Peace Corps service in central African can substitute in dire circumstances. Anything that increases your level of empathy to get your bleeding heart rolling. :) Hanging out with leftist elitists is a surefire way to start feeling sorry for the rest of the human population, those poor unenlightend souls. Red staters, God bless them, if only they knew what was good for them.

Of course, I beg to differ. I learned a hell of a lot about politics at age 8 with the Willie Horton, Bush/Dukakis, Dukakis in a tank thing.

7:14 AM  
Blogger Ranting Republican said...

And actually, back in 4th grade, during the Gulf War I was sending letters and care packages to our troops. I had a pen pal in Kuwait who was a soldier and we kept in touch until she was killed and I saw her name on the news - It became real to me at an early age. I'm a supporter, and don't give me any bullshit about how their nameless, faceless people to me anymore.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

"Your threat is not very creditable since you lack moderation in any sense."

We don't have to get into what you lack, i.e. a sense of style, a job in the real world, a date on Saturday night, a life, and any appealing looks for that matter. But we don;t have to get into that. That's a whole other story.

And immikejones, I take extreme offense to this statemnet of yours:

"The sad thing is that you use the excuse "he joined the military, he knew what he was getting into.""

I will bitch slap you if you try to dilute the Beliefs of these brave young men and women. They are not Children as the media likes to report, they are adults that can make their own decisions and their decisions were to fight for a noble cause that they believed in. They were willing to die for that cause.

So go fuck yourself bro! And stop being a GIANT PUSSY! People if your ilk lose wars and battles. People die, it's not pretty, easy, nor are they dispensible. But it happens. Get over it. Chicken Littles like yourself just fill the air with poision.

And if you want to be scared than go hide under your bed and let the Big Boys and Girls protect you. They ARE and will always be HEROES!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

So if you had to be alive or an adult to be able to criticzie someone or some political action, wouldn't it be pretty hard to discuss this thing we like to call HISTORY?!?

7:28 AM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Fed up, you need to start the meds again.
How exactly are you going to "bitch slap" someone over the internet?

Maybe your "real world consulting job" should be as a babysitter, you certainly would have alot in common with your charges.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

The real question is "Are you actually going to have a date on Saturday night?" And with a Live girl! Not some virtual girl.

7:40 AM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Actually I think she is bringing me a reisling to try. I am not a big fan of the wine, being a more dry red guy myself, but this one is supposed to be good. From there I will play it by ear, I mean I have only been in town for two weeks, I can't be expected to be an encylopedia of romantic places yet...

7:44 AM  
Blogger mthomas1776 said...

Oh, by the way F-- up, thanks for the interest. I am not sure what this has to do with Cindy Sheehan, but it is really sweet of you to care.

7:46 AM  
Blogger Tori said...

This whole conversation makes me want to kill puppies. The ignorance of some people in this country makes my stomach turn.

The Iraq War is very real to me. 2 of my former students were killed over there. They had their wakes here at school and outpouring of love and support from the school and community was simply beautful. I was there, I looked at his lifeless body dressed in his Marine Blues with his sister, my current student crying her eyes out.

I have a friend who was injured in Iraq a couple weeks ago. I email with regularly.

Immikejones- how dare you assume any of us have no connection to our boys over there. When I went to these services, did I get pissed off, hell yes! At those fucking terrorists bastards who shot him in the head. Not at President Bush.

I agree with Pappy, its easy to talk shit over a monitor, but I dare you to read your posts to a soldier or a vet. They'd probably rip your fucking heart out (if you have one) and show it to you before you die.

I believe down to my core that we are doing good over there.

And as for the my earlier comment concerning the media, the earlier wars we fought in did not have cameras shoved in our soldiers faces. There was coverage but soldiers did not have to constantly live in fear that doing their job may land them in jail, courtmarshalled and even dishonorably discharged.

War isn't pretty and some treehugger will have a cow over anything we do. Instead of focusing 110% of the task at hand, I'd be looking over my shoulder knowing that the entire world could be watching and scrutinizing my every step.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

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8:22 AM  
Blogger ImMikeJones said...

I apologize. I did not realize that talking tothe Ranting Republican was like talking to a geopolitical Doogie Howser M.D.

"Did I support going to Mogadishu under Clinton? No. Did I support our troops? Yes."

HA. 11 years old. HA.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

Damn Tori, that's HOT!

I love when a woman can talk the talk.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

I apologize too. I didn't realize that talking to immikejones was like talking to a mildly retarded person.

Ha, anything but a fucking moron! HA!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Ranting Republican said...

Christ, get over the age thing. It's a terrible argument - because you were probably still pissing your pants at age 11, doesn't mean everyone else was...

8:31 AM  
Blogger Tori said...

what's with the age thing? its retarded and my dead grandma can put up a better argument.

And, Ranting Republican is my sister so watch it buddy :)

8:34 AM  
Blogger Ranting Republican said...

Aww, thanks sis. I can fight my own battles, but it's nice to have you there with me :)

8:36 AM  
Blogger Tori said...

oh, believe you me sis, i need you on here more than you need me!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Tori said...

and fed up, whats up baby?

8:51 AM  
Blogger Rhylan said...

I don't have a date Saturday night. Guess I better turn in my cool card and start using a thesaurus so I can fit in better with my kind.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

Not much Techer Tori! How's Chi-Town? I hate when they close the beaches this time of year. North Ave. Beach was my fav. I'd love to bring some beers and just sit and watch the boats and the people there.

Anyway, Republican chicks are HOT! Really Hot! I have one right now e-mailing me naughty things at work. Bad girl!

Keep up the good fight Ladies! I'll be here to provide some comic realief and to bitch slap any Hippies.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

P.S. Scorpios Rule! We sure are some Fiesty Muthas! Plus are Birthday's are coming up. I love this time of year!

9:04 AM  
Blogger ImMikeJones said...

Um....it is not a terrible argument. It is not even an argument. It is an observation. And this observation tells me that you are full of shit. You expect me to believe that as an 11 year old you were sitting around concerning yourselves with the geopolitical ramifications of Bill Clinton sending troops into Mogadishu, Somalia and THEN had the brain capacity to determine that you were against this, but you still "supported our troops" over there?

Maybe at this point in time you can use whatever information you have picked up from the movie Black Hawk Down or from your history professors or whatever and decided that it was a bad idea. But don't LIE and say you didn't suport the cause but you supported the troops. At 11 you did not possibly possess the intellect to process all the information you would have had to to form an educated opinion on the matter.

I was not ARGUING that you disagreed or agree with anything. I was OBSERVING that you were LYING by making that comment.

9:08 AM  
Blogger ImMikeJones said...

Tori,

No sticking up for little sister here. She can take care of herself. Just because Fed Up Patriot is my little sister you don't hear me sticking up for her all the time. She can do it all on her own.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

Weakest Cut Down EVER!

9:46 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

Fuck, I mean Mthomas can do better than that!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Amen brother, Amen!

ConservativeHumor

9:47 AM  
Blogger Ranting Republican said...

The comment was not a lie - I can just as simply say, I agree that Hitler should have been taken out of power. What's the difference there? I wasn't alive when Hitler was around.

And no, I don't mean to tell you that at 11 years old I was sitting around talking geopolitics, but my family has always been strong military supporters, and as I stated, I find it important to educate myself (apparently some do not and rely on only personal attacks to further their arguments - oh, I'm sorry, observations), and I have studied, and continue to study.

To summarize, I may not have been aware AT THE TIME of the politics at play during Mogadishu - but I knew our soldiers were there, and have ALWAYS been a strong supporter. In time, when I got older and studied history, politics, and their interplay, I came to the conclusion that I disagreed with why we were there.

See - studying and coming up with conclusions is a better way of understanding what is going around you, rather than taking liberal talking points at face value.

9:48 AM  
Blogger pappy said...

Tori and Ranting two women I would'nt mind having my back. Need to have my 5 grandaughters read your blogs.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Ranting Republican said...

Pappy - you know we have your back!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Ranting Republican said...

Hey Anti-Liberali - where's our next post??? :) I know you're not busy with law school or anything.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Tori said...

we love you pappy!

10:25 AM  
Blogger ImMikeJones said...

Sorry sis. I'll try to do better next time.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

Come on MAN! I'm always love good Come Backs or Cut Downs but you are just SO LAME!

I honestly feel sorry for you. I think I might start making fun of myself just to help your ass out!

All you guys that grew up in small families or were only children just SUCK at making fun of people.

I pity the fools!

1:53 PM  
Blogger ImMikeJones said...

I am a girl dumbass.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Ranting Republican said...

haha, that was kind of funny (sorry fed up)! :)

2:00 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

Shit no offense taken on my part. I just thought immikejones was a dude!

Fuck it! You still suck ass! And you couldn't cut anyone down if you lame ass life depended on it!

2:10 PM  
Blogger Fed Up Patriot said...

And I was supposed to know you were a girl by what? Your feminine name, your profile?

Sorry I can't check under your hood slam pig! But you left little room for me to think otherwise!

2:13 PM  
Blogger Tori said...

A she-man maybe?

7:31 PM  

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