Friday, June 06, 2014

Chester Nez

Semper Fi
 LAST OF ORIGINAL NAVAJO CODE TALKERS PASSES AWAY
By Headquarters Marine Corps, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON --
The passing of Chester Nez, one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, sadly marks the end of an era in our country's and Marine Corps' history. We mourn his passing but honor and celebrate the indomitable spirit and dedication of those Marines who became known as the Navajo Code Talkers.

The Navajo Code Talkers made invaluable contributions to the war effort in the Pacific theater during World War II. Their heroic actions were recognized with the Congressional Gold Medal in 2001.

The incredible bravery, dedicated service and sacrifices of Mr. Nez and his fellow Code Talkers will forever remain part of the proud legacy of our Corps and will continue to inspire generations of Marines into the future. MARINES

Tommy "Gun" Mann

Hooray For Hollywood!

When Democrats are in charge                                               




 

Even Major Hollywood Studios are Leaving California

When Hollywood leaves Hollywood, you know things are bad.

Sony Pictures Imageworks is moving its headquarters from Culver City to Canada.

The visual-effects unit, which employs about 270 people, said it was moving a bulk of its operations to Vancouver, where it already has a satellite studio, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A small staff will remain in Los Angeles. The move will cut costs due to Canadian tax breaks, the Times said.

For the moment this is just the visual effects unit, but considering how much filming is done abroad, it’s not a good sign.

Movies are going where the tax credits are. Canada is already tied with California.

California produced 68 percent of the top 25 movies at the worldwide box office in 1997. In 2013, it was down to eight percent. Of the 26 live-action films with production budgets over $100 million, just two — “The Hangover Part III” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness” — were filmed primarily in California.

Los Angeles however won’t be getting the sequel as LA proved too expensive for Darkness’ budget.

If California loses the film industry and pushes out non-Green energy companies, it’s going to be left with the tech industry and a giant welfare state that the tech industry will flee.


OMFG!  California will have to raise the minimum wage again to keep tax revenues up!


Crash and Burn Afoot?

                                                                         STFU Michelle



Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run
First Lady could be positioning herself for a run at Mark Kirk's seat in 2016

Are Illini ready for Carol Moseley Braun  II?  That there was even a Carol Moseley Braun  I is chilling.  However, and I could be wrong, but my feeling is that if Illinois could go to the polls today and vote to erase the Obamas from human memory, they'd be expunged likkety-split.  What a joke.  But, then, so was the prospect of her husband's presidency.





Executing Bowe Bergdahl

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Death Penalty Month at anncoulter.com has already been interrupted by the psycho in Santa Barbara, and now it's being interrupted by the Buddhist in Bagram.

Keeping to the spirit of Death Penalty Month, let's review the execution of Pvt. Eddie Slovik. Slovik's offense: desertion in wartime. (See the tie-in?)

Unlike Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his unit, according to the accounts of his comrades, Slovik never actually deserted. He also didn't call America a "disgusting" country or say he was "ashamed to be an American."

Slovik was just a chicken.

In October 1944, as Allied forces were sweeping through France, Slovik left his position on the front lines, walked to the rear of his unit and handed a note to the cook, confessing his desertion. The letter explained that he was "so scared" that he had already abandoned his unit once, and concluded: "AND I'LL RUN AWAY AGAIN IF I HAVE TO GO OUT THERE."

Slovik was like Bradley Manning minus the lipstick and eyeliner.

A lieutenant, a company commander and a judge advocate all tried to persuade Slovik to shred the letter and return to his unit, warning him that he'd be tried for desertion otherwise. Slovik refused.

In the middle of World War II, the military court-martialed Slovik, tried him and sentenced him to death.

Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower denied Slovik's pardon request, saying it would encourage more desertions, just as the fighting was getting especially hot. Slovik was executed by firing squad and buried among the numbered graves of court-martialed rapists and murderers in an American military cemetery in France.

Contrast Slovik's story with the beloved troop whose return just cost us the release of five of the most dangerous terrorists in the world.

Three days before he walked off his base, Bergdahl emailed his parents:

-- "I am ashamed to be an american."


-- "The US army is the biggest joke ... It is the army of liars, backstabbers, fools and bullies."

-- "These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid."

-- "The horror that is america is disgusting."

These emails were given to the author of a 2012 Rolling Stone article on the case by Bergdahl's own parents.  [Continued]

With one glaring exception, Ann Coulter channels me in all things, including the use of Eddie Slovic here (yes, I thought of it first). 


Bill O'Reilly- Killing Patton

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MoSup watches the Today Show every morning and I happened to catch this Bill O'Reilly segment.  Spot on.  And then there's Bill Clinton facilaitor and massive liar Paul Begala on CNN'If Barack Obama Cured Cancer,' GOP 'Would Attack Him'