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Pentagon: Taliban a resilient force in Afghanistan

June 27th, 2008 . by TexasFred

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Taliban has regrouped after its initial fall from power in Afghanistan and the pace of its attacks is likely to increase this year, according to a Pentagon report that offers a dim view of progress in the nearly seven-year-old war.

Noting that insurgent violence has climbed, the report said that despite U.S. and coalition efforts to capture and kill key leaders, the Taliban is likely to “maintain or even increase the scope and pace of its terrorist attacks and bombings in 2008.”

The Taliban, it said, has “coalesced into a resilient insurgency.”

At the same time, the Afghan Army and national police are progressing slowly and still lack the trainers they need.

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Pentagon: Taliban a resilient force in Afghanistan

We had the Taliban on the run, we had them all but defeated, we were doing one hell of a job in Afghanistan, and that is exactly where we needed to be, and our wonderful troops were kicking ass and taking names, and then what happens?

Gooooooooooddddd Morning Baghdad!

We draw down our forces, we lose focus on the battle where the battle really was, and check it out, now our troops have to go in for a *do over*, a damned *do over*, all because our ADD president had to rush off to Iraq to vindicate *Daddy* and his good name.

You know the old adage, you get what you pay for? Well, you get the government you elect too, and come November, no matter which one of the liberal Democrats running gets elected, it’s going to only get worse for America, it’s just a question of how much worse and how fast.

And as we continue to slip into the abyss that the radical Islamics are hoping we do, our money is worth less on foreign markets, we lose even more respect in the eyes of the world, our oil resources are dwindling, OPEC has us in a choke hold, the Dems still have their heads buried in their asses and refuse to open up drilling anywhere in the USA and America is rapidly falling from any kind of position of power.

McCain will be a continuation of the Bush debacle, Obama will be the death of America, and the Conservatives of this nation tried our very best to guide the American voters to REAL Conservative leadership.

As I said, we’ll have the government that we elect, and it’s killing us.

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June 27th, 2008 . by TexasFred


Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~

1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone

3. Colt: The original point and click interface.

4. Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.

5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?

6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.

7. If you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any.

8. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.

9. What part of ’shall not be infringed’ do you not understand?

10 The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

12. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

13. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.

14. You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

15. 911: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.

16. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

17. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.

18. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.

19. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

20. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.

21. Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don’t make more.

22. When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves.

23. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the Unites State of America: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

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McCain backs gun decision, Obama straddles issue

June 26th, 2008 . by TexasFred

WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain welcomed a Supreme Court decision invalidating a District of Columbia handgun ban. Barack Obama sought to straddle the subject by saying he favors an individual’s right to bear firearms as well as a government’s right to regulate them.

The hotly contentious issue surfaced in the presidential campaign Thursday after the Supreme Court ruled that Americans have a constitutional right to own guns and struck down the 32-year-old D.C. ban.

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Either John McCain is a born again gun lover or he is the most pandering RINO that has ever run for office.

John McCain tried running for president in 2000 as an anti-gunner. This year it appears he is seeking to ‘come home’ to the pro-gun community, but the wounds are deep and memories long. John McCain - GOA 2008

As if there wasn’t already plenty of evidence that Senator John McCain is the wrong choice for pro-gun Republicans in the Presidential primary, the Columbus Dispatch has added one more item to the list: Buckeye Firearms Association

Nowhere is McCain’s chicanery and duplicity more jeopardous than in the area of the right to keep and bear arms. On issues relating to the Second Amendment, John McCain is a disaster! For example, the highly respected Gun Owners of America (GOA) rates McCain with a grade of F-. McCain’s failing grade is well deserved. John McCain Is A Liberal Gun Grabber

I have a few friends that were at the recent NRA convention in Louisville and from what I have been told, and this IS a quote, “McCain is NOT our friend when it comes to guns”.

John McCain has always been a notorious gun grabber, and I am quite serious in my opinion that he’s either made the turn to being a gun supporter or he’s simply pandering for votes, I am not going to accuse nor sing praises, one way or the other, but I will say this, I know that his reception at the NRA convention was *polite*.

The views on guns and gun control held by Barack Obama are often *muddied* with deliberate double-speak, he won’t take a hard stand on the issue.

His Democratic rival, Obama, issued a more carefully worded statement apparently aimed at both moderate voters and his liberal base. The statement from Obama, who has long said local governments should be able to regulate guns, did not specifically say whether Obama agreed with overturning the specific D.C. ban. But he said Thursday’s ruling “will provide much-needed guidance to local jurisdictions across the country.”

Indecision is NOT a stand, it is indecision and it will NOT garner any support from true Conservatives and the gun owners of this nation.

Obama has consistently supported gun control legislation that came up while he was in the Illinois state legislature and the U.S. Senate.

For example, when Obama ran for the Illinois state senate the political group, Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI), asked him if he supported a “ban [on] the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns” and he responded “yes.”

Realizing how damaging this could prove in the general election, his presidential campaign “flatly denied” Obama ever held this view, blaming it instead on a staffer from his state senate race. SOURCE

So, we know where Obama stands on gun issues and it doesn’t look too promising either, no matter what he says.

Gun owners, we are entering one of the most precarious times in U.S. history, our personal freedoms are jeopardized now more than ever, the Supreme Court has to rule that the 2nd Amendment actually means exactly what is says, as written, A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Guard your liberties and freedoms America, we have enemies within the walls, and to those that took the oath, these words reign supreme: I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

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Supreme Court says Americans have right to guns

June 26th, 2008 . by TexasFred

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices’ first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history.

The court’s 5-4 ruling strikes down the District of Columbia’s 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment. The decision goes further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most firearms laws intact.

The court had not conclusively interpreted the Second Amendment since its ratification in 1791. The amendment reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

The basic issue for the justices was whether the amendment protects an individual’s right to own guns no matter what, or whether that right is somehow tied to service in a state militia.

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Link to the opinion is here. courtesy of my friend American Citizen at Traction Control

We now have a right to own guns?? Well, isn’t that special?!?!

It seems to me that right has been in effect ever since the 2nd amendment was written. Many anti-gun lobbies have tried their best to interpret it otherwise, and constitutional scholars have been trying to tell them that the original intent of the Framers of the Constitution was exactly what is read, word for word, because when you get right down to it, we ARE a militia if this nation comes under attack.

In 1941, when Japan attacked the U.S. Naval forces at Pearl Harbor, there was a serious reason they attacked where they did, and not on the west coast of this nation. They didn’t fear our military, they feared the ARMED U.S. citizen and the insurgency that they were certain they would face.

We, The People are the very reason that no foreign power has even tried to invade this nation, we always have been, we always will be, by God, lets keep it that way.

All I can tell you fine folks is this, if you have em, secure em, if you don’t have em, you’d be well advised to buy a few, become highly proficient in their use and invest in precious metals, brass, copper, lead, things of that nature.

You never know when they might change their minds.

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