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27 June 2014:

Bush sent back 200,000 illegal aliens during his administration.  Obama has sent back 400,000 already.  Sometimes I think Obama is a better Republican than Bush !

So Obama used executive privilege...how many times did Bush use it?  Many more times, they said. 

The Republican's want to sue the President for doing his job? Perhaps we need to sue Congress for not doing theirs !

The Bush administration revealed nothing and you want Obama to tell you everything? You're more out of touch than Mitt Romney. Where have you people been the last hundred years?. In a tomb?

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Eagles in a tree. Turkeys are on the ground...
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Click pic to enlarge !!!

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My grandson giving us his presidential smile:

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This young man will surely make us proud !!!

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Click here to see Fred on Facebook !!!

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" Bill thought he was President too !!!"

Click here for a quote by Teddy Roosevelt on President George W. Bush !!!

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A small sampling of veterans in my family:

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Erich (currently an active Officer in the US Navy Submarine Corps), Mom (a wife of a US Air Corps Warrant Officer), Tammy (a veteran of the US Army Medical Corps.), Dad (a US Army Air Corp veteran of WWII), Myself...Sergeant First Class (E7) of the US Army National Guard (Retired).  Behind the camera...my sister Jeannine, a Vietnam era veteran of the Air Force.  Not pictured, my ex-brother-in-law, a Vietnam veteran of the Air Force.

Veterans missing from this picture include my former father in law: Frank Guilfoil, Master Sergeant, US Air Force retired.  My mother's brothers...all WWII veterans from Canada that liberated France.  My Dad's Dad...and brothers...all veterans of Germany in WW I.  Also missing from this picture is my son: Jamison Nitz, a current member of the Nebraska Air National Guard and a veteran of the war in Afgahnistan. Also, my niece's husband (John) a two tour Iraqi Freedom veteran and still active in the US Army as a Major.   
 
Now...would you like to tell me how my family is not patriotic?  What has your family done?  We vote for who we want...thank you very much !!!  That is what freedom means!  Let freedom RING !!!  My family votes among a mixture of Republican and Democratic lines.  My influence means very little or we all would have voted for Barack Obama !!!  Unfortunately...I am sure most of them cancelled out my vote.  LOL :)  God Bless America !!!  Obama still won !!!

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BeatleRockin !!!

My Dad drank and my Mom drank when I was a teen.   I am sure that they needed the medication back in the 60's and 70's and that was all that was available...no prozac...no Omeprozal !!!  Only alcohol. 
 
They sent us outside to get a break as they mixed their drinks...too bad they could not give us IPods, IPhones and the Internet. No xBox, Nintindo and Sony Playstation !!!  Hell, I thought I was spoiled when I got Major Mat Mason !  Poor bastards !  LOL !  Hope you get a kick out of this:
 

My sister Jeannine sent this to me.  Dang, Jeannine...are you finally realizing what is going on in the year twenty eleven?  Calm down, girl and say the serenity prayer...

 

Growing up without a cell phone ???

If you are 36, or older, you might think this is hilarious!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning.... Uphill... Barefoot... BOTH ways...yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of forty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!

1)      I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

2)      There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

3)       Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

4)      4) There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!  The your parents would pick you up and you would get your ass kicked !

5)      5) Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

6)      6) We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it!

7)      7) There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOSH !!! Think of the horror... Not !

8)      Being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are!

9)       And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... You just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

10)    We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! I didn’t have that either...I am 51 !!!  With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

11)    You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!

12)    There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

13)   And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

14)   And our parents told us to stay outside and play... All day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... You were doing chores!

15)   And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!

See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1970 or any time before!

Regards, The Over 40 Crowd

(Send this to someone you'd like to make smile)

 

- Fred Marks

Call 911 on your parents???  You gotta be kidding me!  The cops would have asked me if they could slap me too !!!  Things were better back then.  Kids were kids and parents were parents.  And people wonder why America is 20th in the world in education.  It is pretty apparent to me.  No pun intended.

Quit letting parents be parents and the world is a free for all !!!  Start letting parents be parents and there will be World order.

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There is Hope !!!

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Click here for a video from Veterans for Obama!!!

April 10 Special Report: Nearly 75,000 U.S. Service Member Battlefield Casualties from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Dear beatlerockin@neb.rr.com:

This is a special report for VCS members. Last month, the US marked five years in Iraq with the tragic news of 4,000 service members killed in the war zone. But the 4,000 U.S. deaths are only part of the story.

In addition to the deaths, the devastating facts about the war continue to leak out. On the night of April 8, in an effort to conceal bad news from the public and press, the Department of Defense quietly released their new U.S. service member battlefield casualty statistics from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: 74,713.

Veterans for Common Sense vigilantly monitors these statistics for our members by checking for new DoD casualty reports about Iraq and Afghanistan at the beginning of the month, based on a Freedom of Information Act request we sent in nearly two years ago. Please click here to support Veterans for Common Sense in our effort to search for documents that provide Americans with the facts about the consequences of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

DoD prepares one report for Iraq War casualties and one for Afghanistan war casualties and posts them to a hard-to-find web site. VCS then combines the statistics in easy-to-read fact sheets for distribution to our members, the public, journalists, and our lawmakers. VCS obtained the difficult-to-find DoD web site address for the reports through the Freedom of Information Act.

The sad news: the total number of casualties from both wars reached nearly 75,000, where casualty is defined as killed, wounded, injured, and ill. The Afghanistan War caused more than 9,000 casualties to date. And the Iraq War quagmire caused more than 65,000. The DoD casualty reports document more than 70,000 total non-fatal casualties, plus nearly 4,500 deaths, from the two war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, for a grand total of 74,713 U.S. service member battlefield casualties.

The story line America should know is very simple: “DoD Reports 75,000 Casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.” VCS thanks former Senator John Edwards for his recent letter to the Editor published in The New York Times highlighting the sacrifices being made daily by our men and women in uniform.

The obvious follow up to this devastating news is that VA reports 300,000 unexpected patients from the two wars, including more than 120,000 diagnosed with a mental health condition. No wonder all our veterans are waiting, on average, more than six months for VA to provide disability benefits.

We strongly encourage our members to share this with friends, relatives, reporters, legislators, civic groups, and everyone else you know. We all have a right to know the facts, and our veterans have a right to prompt access to healthcare and benefits.

All of America is familiar with the fact that yesterday General David Petraeus testified before Congress about the “fragile” state of the Iraq War. Petraeus tried to put a happy face on a lost war to keep a lid on the fiasco through the 2008 election season. What America needs to know is that a tidal wave of casualties are returning home, and we must welcome them home and prepare for their long-term medical care and disability benefit needs.

GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR CASUALTY REPORT SOURCES:

In order to determine the total number of battlefield casualties, add up the counts for both wars for the following three categories: Total Deaths, Total Wounded in Action, Total Non-Hostile-Related Medical Air Transport.

Link to Official Department of Defense Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom, OIF) Casualty Report: http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personnel/CASUALTY/OIF-Total.pdf

Link to Official DoD Afghanistan War (Operation Enduring Freedom) Casualty Report: http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personnel/CASUALTY/WOTSUM.pdf

Please click here to support Veterans for Common Sense in our effort to raise awareness about our veterans' plight.

Thank you,

Paul Sullivan
Executive Director

Veterans for Common Sense

VCS provides advocacy and publicity for issues related to veterans, national security, and civil liberties. VCS is registered with the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity, and donations are tax deductible.

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Veterans for Common Sense
Post Office Box 15514

Washington, DC 20003
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