By Alan Grayson | Huffington Post
Today, the war in Afghanistan becomes America's longest war. Longer than the war in Vietnam. Longer than the Korean War.
It took America two years to end World War I, and bring peace to the world. World War II was a little harder; that took us 3½ years to finish off.
The war in Afghanistan is over eight years old. And we're sending in more troops. We're not getting out. We getting deeper in.
Would you like to know why? It's not hard to find the answers. Just read the transcript of Osama Bin Laden's 2004 speech - right here.
Bin Laden's strategy was -- and is -- painfully simple: to repeat his victory in Afghanistan against Russia, by driving us into bankruptcy. As he put it, he wanted to use his "experience in using guerrilla warfare and the war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers, as we, alongside the mujahidin, bled Russia for 10 years, until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat." In other words, he just wants to go two-for-two.
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BAY CITY - Congressman Ron Paul said Friday the oil drilling companies should be held responsible for the oil spill in the Gulf and they should help those affected by it.
Paul, whose district 14 includes Matagorda County, spoke to a full house at Friday's Bay City Lions Club weekly luncheon. He also discussed the economy, the deficit and nuclear power.
He questioned the oil company's motive for drilling in such deep waters.
"Those being affected by the oil spill, like fishermen and restaurant owners, should be reimbursed under the principal of private property by those who injured the property," the Clute Republican said.
"The ironic thing that may come out of the accident in the Gulf is that they might come to their senses and say, 'if we can't get the oil, then maybe we need more nuclear power for more electricity' and replace it," he said.
He said he is a long-time strong supporter of nuclear power.
I just picked the above mentioned tomato. It is a beauty! So far have picked about 80 lbs. of squash and eaten all the cucumbers I can stand. Pickled two cases of Bread and butter pickles (Spicy) and will do a couple of cases of Dills this up coming week. The Butter Beans are starting to produce and will can them as time is available. The wife and I will start making Salsa this evening and should get a couple of dozen jars in this batch.
The corn is not doing as well as expected but, weather is a real problem right now. Raining every day and winds are blowing everything down. I still think we will fill the freezer and cabinets with the garden. This year I expect to fill mine and the kids. My parents at their age can't plant like they used to but I think I can make the difference.
When it is all said and done I should also be able to give to the neighbors and the local senior home. There is always a blessing in giving back to those that can't.
Oh!, I almost forgot about the watermelons. The are doing wonderful just like the peanuts. Just have to love boiled peanuts especially in Louisiana crab boil.
Thank you my friends for being here. Your insights and investigations keep me going. Do me a favor, Help someone tomorrow that doesn't expect it. That will make my week.
"It was announced awhile ago that Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano would be moving to the Fox Business Channel. Now we’ve received word about when it will air and a few more details on the new show.
The latest word is that the first show will air at 10am Eastern on Saturday June 12th with rebroadcasts at 8pm that day and again on Sunday at 8pm and 11pm.
The first show promises to be a great one with Ron Paul and Sarah Palin (and others) expected to take part in a “Tea Party Summit”.
June 12th, 2010 will be a great day for liberty! Get everyone you know to watch the show. Spread the word!"
America is at the very edge of abyss.
Economic as well as spiritual.
A person of great integrity love compassion and dedication to his country the Republic and its Constitution Adam Kokesh lost his primary on June first.
What is to be our response?
WE WILL NOT STAND FOR TYRANNY!!!
as this song tells us -
We have hundreds of Liberty oriented activists running for high office all across the country.
website listing some of them -
President Barack Obama won a defense of his handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from one GOP congressman on Thursday.
Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian Republican lawmaker from Texas, said that people were expecting too much from the president in his ability to react to the ongoing spill into the Gulf.
"I'm a pretty big critic of the president," Paul said during an appearance on "Imus in the Morning" on the Fox Business Network, "but I just don't see the justification for coming down hard on the president."
"I think it represents the idea that the American people think the president is everything to everybody that he should fix an oil leak," Paul added.
But Paul suggested that there was little the president could do personally to end the spill, arguing that Obama could do more to help out with the spill and the cleanup by clearing out and waiving federal regulations so that governors of the states affected by the spill have more leeway in addressing cleanup efforts.
A riveting clip of 2 young antiwar speakers, passionately discussing the wars.
Emma Kaplan and former Army Sgt. Matthis Chiroux, veteran of the war in Afghanistan, speaking at at UC Santa Barbara on May 7, 2010.
It’s 2010. Incumbents, career politicians, and DC insiders are on the chopping block. Americans are sick and tired of the two-headed, one-party system and are looking for something new. Now is an extraordinary time and opportunity in our country for the independent candidate. Jake Towne is such a candidate and he has a real chance of winning in November. However, if Jake is going to win this November he needs our help now!
Senator DeMint discusses secret bills/secret holes. 94% of the bills are passed without debate, without amendments, without reading, without online disclosures, and often without cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)