Blue Star Outrage
We have now, no doubt, all heard Canton, Ohio military mother who had been ordered by her condominium board to take down a blue star flag honoring her son’s wartime service.
The flag with a blue star on a white background is a symbol for families with members serving during a time of war. Marlene Gano of Perry Township near Canton vowed her flag would remain in place until the Iraq war was over and her son, Master Sgt. Richard Gano Jr., was home.
During the dispute with Marlene Gano and her 76-year-old husband, Richard, the condominium management company found itself flooded with dozens of calls and e-mails since the weekend, some asking if they were communists, or run by Al Qaeda, and some even included death threats.
The condo association on Channonbrook Street SW did reverse its course on Monday, and its management company, REM Commercial Association Management, said Marlene Gano could display the flag
Despite the reversal, the Ganos said Monday that they still plan to move.
“They may say they’re going to back down,“ said Richard Gano, an Army veteran. “But sometime in the future, it may come back up again.” It seems they did not like the Gano’s Cresh or Christmas candles in the window either.
“Always tell the truth. That way, you don’t have to remember what you said.”
In 2007, Real Clear Politics published an artice in which Porter Goss places Madame Pelosi right along with the top members of the intelligence committees at a “virtual tour” of CIA interrogation facilities in 2002:
Their article described some of the background to last week’s congressional uproar over the CIA’s destruction of so-called “terror tapes” that had been made during harsh interrogations of captured al-Qaeda terrorists.
It turned out that back in September 2002, four top members of the intelligence committees — including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who is now House speaker — had been given a “virtual tour” of CIA interrogation facilities overseas.
They heard descriptions of some of the harsh techniques that would be used, including the now-infamous practice known as waterboarding.
“Among those being briefed, there was a pretty full understanding of what the CIA was doing. And the reaction in the room was not just approval, but encouragement,” former Rep. Porter Goss told the Post reporters.
He attended the 2002 briefing, along with Pelosi, as chairman of the House intelligence committee. He later served from 2004 to 2006 as CIA director.
This should come as no surprise!
Either Nancy Pelosi, as the ranking Democrat on the intelligence committees, knew of and condoned the use of expanded interrogation techniques such as waterboarding … which makes her a liar!
Nancy Pelosi, as the ranking Democrat on the intelligence committees, attended these briefings and left clueless … which makes her incompetent.
As a passing thought … it does seem that clueless and incompetent are the two hallmark characteristics President Obama’s uses in selecting his choices for his administrative appointments … lets see:
Joseph Biden … doesn’t know when to shut up!
Janet Napolitano … can’t keep her secret in-house memos detailing her radical left-wing reportings on the imminent danger posed by freedom-loving, pro-life, law-abiding American veterans an in-house secret!
Eric Holder … using his Attorney General’s Office to pursue political vendettas against anyone and anything that is a viable tool in the war on terror … excuse me, I mean … overseas contingency operations!
And Lastly … we have all seen what Obama’s economic dream team has accomplished:
President Barack Obama, calling current deficit spending “unsustainable,” warned of skyrocketing interest rates for consumers if the U.S. continues to finance government by borrowing from other countries.
“We can’t keep on just borrowing from China,” Obama said at a town-hall meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, outside Albuquerque. “We have to pay interest on that debt, and that means we are mortgaging our children’s future with more and more debt.”
Mr. President … You promised us tax cuts … but it really sounds to me like you are setting us up for massive tax increases! This would be especially aggrevious and insulting in light of the irresponcibly less than serious nature of your proposed tax cuts!
But hey … America … you got what you voted for!