Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Reminder - Galveston County Republican Party Petition signing party tonight at5:30p a tRed River BBQ in League City
If you are in the area, stop by, meet your local Republican party candidates and help them get on the ballot for the March 2008 Republican primary.
All we'll need is your name, address, signature and date of birth or voter registration number.
For a list of local Republican candidates, go the party website at: www.galvestoncountygop.com
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Happy 232nd Birthday to the Marine Corp, URAH!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES!
SINCE THE BIRTH OF OUR NATION, OUR LIBERTY HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY VALIANT MEN AND WOMEN OF DEEP CONVICTION, GREAT COURAGE, AND BOLD ACTION; THE COST HAS OFTEN BEEN IN BLOOD AND TREMENDOUS SACRIFICE. AS AMERICAS SENTINELS OF FREEDOM, UNITED
STATES MARINES ARE COUNTED AMONG THE FINEST LEGIONS IN THE CHRONICLES OF WAR.
SINCE 1775, MARINES HAVE MARCHED BOLDLY TO THE SOUNDS OF THE GUNS AND HAVE FOUGHT FIERCELY AND HONORABLY TO DEFEAT THE SCOURGE OF TYRANNY AND TERROR. WE ARE MARINES - THAT IS WHAT WE DO.
IN THE WORDS OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY: “IN THE LONG HISTORY OF THE WORLD, ONLY A FEW GENERATIONS HAVE BEEN GRANTED THE ROLE OF DEFENDING FREEDOM IN ITS HOUR OF MAXIMUM DANGER.”
MAGNIFICENT HEROES FOUGHT IN THE WHEAT FIELDS OF BELLEAU WOOD, IN THE SNOWS OF THE CHOSIN, AND ON THE STREETS OF HUE CITY. YOUR GENERATION BEARS THIS OBLIGATION NOW, AND IT IS BORNE ON MIGHTY AND CAPABLE SHOULDERS. JUST LIKE THE MARINES AT BELLEAU WOOD - WE ARE ONCE AGAIN ENGAGED IN SUSTAINED OPERATIONS ASHORE. JUST LIKE AT BELLEAU WOOD - THE MARINES HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE TOUGHEST SECTOR AND HAVE PREVAILED OVER A RESILIENT AND DETERMINED ENEMY - WHO HAS MADE US PAY FOR OUR GAINS. ONCE AGAIN, AS IN ANY STRUGGLE, THE ROAD AHEAD IS FAR FROM CERTAIN, BUT AS MARINES, WE ARE NOT DISSUADED BY THE CHALLENGES OF WAR OR THE TOUGH CONDITIONS OF A WARRIOR’S LIFE. INDEED, WE DON’T JUST ACCEPT OUR DESTINY - WE SHAPE IT.
ON OUR 232ND BIRTHDAY, TO EVERY MARINE - THOSE STILL IN UNIFORM AND THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED HONORABLY IN THE PAST - BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU DO. KNOW THAT YOUR CITIZENSHIP DUES HAVE BEEN PAID IN FULL; YOU ARE PART OF THIS NATION’S ELITE WARRIOR CLASS. CHERISH OUR FAMILIES WHO OFFER MARVELOUS SUPPORT, ABIDING RESOLVE, AND STEADFAST PATIENCE. REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED AND THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN - THEIR NAMES ARE CHISELED ON THE ROLL CALL OF AMERICA’S HEROES. THOSE WHO HAVE CARRIED THE BATTLE COLORS OF OUR CORPS HAVE FORGED OUR HERITAGE, AND TODAY’S GENERATION OF LEATHERNECKS CHART OUR FUTURE. CARRY THE COLORS WITH PRIDE; CARRY THEM WITH HONOR.
JAMES T. CONWAY
GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS
COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
The Dysfunction at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency continues..
It seems that a DHS employee has been put on leave after coming to a DHS Halloween party dressed in a black and white striped prisoner outfit, phony dreadlocks, and skin bronzer to make him look African-American.
But that is not the most outrageous part of the story. It seems as of the head of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, a political hack named Julie Myers, not only hosted the party but sat on a panel that orginally commended the costume for its 'originality". It was only after complaints by offended employees did Ms. Myers launch an investiogation and send an e-mail apologizing for "a few of the costumes," calling them "inappropriate and offensive." She said she and other senior managers "deeply regret that this happened."
Are you kidding me!!!
Illegal immigrants are overrunning the borders of the United States and you have time to stop for a Halloween Party??
You can't find the time to build a fence on the border that congress mandated that you build, but you can judge a costume contest??
You commend a racially offensive costume as "original" and then after being called on it you have to be forced to apologize??
Where are this woman's priorities? It's no wonder that ICE is a bungling, inept bureacracy that can't catch, much less deport the criminal illegal immigrants that are running amuck in our streets, much less stop the flow at the borders.
ICE is the second largest federal enforcement agency with some 15,000 employees and 6,000 investigators.
Ms. Myers, a lawyer, has not yet been confirmed as the Assistant Secretary of Homeland security by the U.S. Senate.
And for a myriad of reasons, including the inability of ICE to control the border, Ms. Myers lack of criminal enforcement experience; and her stunningly poor judgement as displayed in this recent incident, she should not be confirmed. It is clear that we need better leaders in the battle to secure our borders and it is equally clear that after two years in the job, Ms. Myers is not up to the challenge.