Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff For Sergeant Jose J. Reyes and Sergeant A. Rodriguez

July 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm (Afghanistan, Daniel A. Rodriguez, Ghazni City, Governor Cuomo, Hero, Heroes, Jose J. Reyes, New York, Sergeant Reyes, Sergeant Rodriguez)

God bless them and their families…

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, July 24, in honor of two Fort Drum soldiers who died on July 18.

Sergeant Jose J. Reyes and Sergeant Daniel A. Rodriguez died when their vehicle was struck by an enemy improvised explosive device in Ghazni City, Afghanistan. They were assigned to the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum. Sergeant Reyes was from San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, and Sergeant Rodriguez was from Baltimore, Maryland.

“I join with all New Yorkers in mourning the loss of Sergeant Reyes and Sergeant Rodriguez.” Governor Cuomo said. “I send my deepest sympathies to their families, friends and fellow soldier. We will honor the service of these two Fort Drum soldiers and we will be forever grateful for their dedication to our nations.”

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to our state’s service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.

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George Costanza Airs Grievances With the Tea Party: They Want to Enslave Us!

July 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm (Airing of the Grievances, Aurora, Colorado, George Costanza, Gun Control, Hollywood, Jason Alexander, Second Amendment, Seinfeld, Tea Party, Theater Shooting)

We’ve seen many a politician and  Hollywood liberal elite view the Colorado shooting massacre as an opportunity to voice their opinions on gun control.  Time Magazine even suggested there is “nothing wrong with politicizing” the tragedy.


Jason Alexander of Seinfeld fame was no different in arguing against the Second Amendment right to bear arms via Twitter, but took the conversation to a new low.


Alexander went beyond any reasonable counterpoint, going off on a tangent against the Tea Party which included claims that they’re okay with allowing the government to ‘enslave our citizens’.  


One caveat – The citizens he is referring to only consist of ‘liberals, homosexuals, and Democrats’.


Alexander’s entire rant can be seen here, but here is the relevant excerpt below:

And amazingly, I have some minor agreement with these folks. I believe there are evil forces at play in our government. But I call them corporatists. I call them absolutists. I call them the kind of ideologues from both sides, but mostly from the far right who swear allegiance to unelected officials that regardless of national need or global conditions, are never to levy a tax. That they are never to compromise or seek solutions with the other side. That are to obstruct every possible act of governance, even the ones they support or initiate. Whose political and social goal is to marginalize the other side, vilify and isolate them with the hope that they will surrender, go away or die out.

These people believe that the US government is eventually going to go street by street and enslave our citizens. Now as long as that is only happening to liberals, homosexuals and democrats – no problem. But if they try it with anyone else – it’s going to be arms-ageddon and these committed, God-fearing, brave souls will then use their military-esque arsenal to show the forces of our corrupt government whats-what. These people think they meet the definition of a “militia”. They don’t. At least not the constitutional one. And, if it should actually come to such an unthinkable reality, these people believe they would win. That’s why they have to “take our country back”. From who? From anyone who doesn’t think like them or see the world like them. They hold the only truth, everyone else is dangerous. Ever meet a terrorist that doesn’t believe that? Just asking.

Then there are the folks who write that if everyone in Colorado had a weapon, this maniac would have been stopped. Perhaps. But I do believe that the element of surprise, tear gas and head to toe kevlar protection might have given him a distinct edge. Not only that, but a crowd of people firing away in a chaotic arena without training or planning – I tend to think that scenario could produce even more victims. 

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MenRec Poll: Who Should Be Romney’s VP Choice?

July 23, 2012 at 11:00 am (Allen West, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Condoleeza Rice, Marco Rubio, Michelle Jenneke, Mitt Romney, Poll, Rob Portman, Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Vice President, VP)

<a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/6409912/”>Who Should Romney Pick as Vice-President?</a>

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Three Men in Colorado Shooting Died Taking Bullets For Their Girlfriends

July 23, 2012 at 9:00 am (Alex Teves, Amanda Lindgren, Aurora, Colorado, Colorado Shooting, Hero, Heroes, James Holmes, Jansen Young, Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn, Michelle Malkin, Samantha Yowler, Shooting Aurora Colorado, Theater Shooting)

It’s not very often that the media focuses on good, heart-warming news in any situation, let alone a tragedy the likes of the Colorado movie-theater shooting.  We tend to focus on the bad news, the shocking news on a daily basis, overlooking feel-good stories because they are ‘boring’.

Guilty as charged here as well.

While the media will be focusing intensely on the story, background, and motive of the shooter in Aurora, despite none of it really mattering to the outcome, it’s certainly nice to see stories of heroism.

Michelle Malkin explains it best when she posted a column focusing solely on the victims…

Many TV viewers have e-mailed their frustration with news outlets running wall-to-wall coverage and photos of the alleged Aurora movie theater shooter. They don’t want to see his face. They don’t want to keep seeing his name.

I share that sentiment completely. While law enforcement officials have not yet released a public list of victims, friends and family members are spreading word on social media about the loved ones they have lost.

Please click on the link to read profiles, see photos, and hear memories of the 12 innocent lives taken by a pure act of evil.

Another aspect of heroism I wanted to share with you today is the story of three men who lost their lives taking a bullet for their girlfriends.

It’s a scenario that as men, we’ve all played out in our minds at some point or another – If ever there were a situation in which we had to sacrifice our lives for the life of our wife or girlfriend, we would do so without a second thought.  We all like to think we would do that.  But would we if the situation presented itself?  Would shock and fear overcome our bodies and minds, or would we react quickly, without hesitation to shield our loved ones from harm?

We may hope so, but these three men did.  And because of that, their girlfriends all survived the massacre in Colorado.

Via the Daily News:

Three survivors of the Colorado movie-theater massacre escaped with minor wounds, but were left with broken hearts because their heroic boyfriends died saving them.

In final acts of valor, Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves used their bodies to shield their girlfriends as accused madman James Holmes turned the Aurora cineplex into a shooting gallery.

Blunk’s girlfriend, Jansen Young; McQuinn’s girlfriend, Samantha Yowler; and Teves’ gal pal Amanda Lindgren made it out of the bloodbath — but they would have been killed had it not been for the loves of their lives.

Please take time to read the rest of the couple’s bittersweet stories…

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U.S. Stops Terrorist Trials for Ramadan, but the Terrorists Don’t Stop Killing

July 23, 2012 at 7:00 am (Baghdad, Iraq, Muslim, Muslim Holiday, Ramadan, Terrorists)

Herein lies the root of why it is utterly ridiculous for the United States to recognize religious holy days/months for radical Islamists facing trials for terrorism.

Last week, a U.S. military judge agreed to postpone the trials of five terrorists involved in the 9/11 attacks, presumably out of respect for their Muslim holy period of Ramadan.

While our military courts are respecting the holy days celebrated by the terrorists, the terrorists have no intention of respecting that same religious period.

Just into the second day of Ramadan, Iraqi terrorists have killed 25 people.

CNN reports (h/t Gateway Pundit):

Bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq claimed the lives of 25 people Sunday, the second day of the Muslim holy month Ramadan. An Iraqi soldier and a policeman also died in separate incidents.

The violence started in the morning, when a car bomb exploded outside a popular restaurant in the central city of Najaf, about 100 miles south of Baghdad, an official with Iraq’s Interior Ministry said. Five people were killed and 14 others were wounded.

Just before sunset, when Muslims break their daily Ramadan fast, three roadside bombs exploded within a few minutes of each other at the crowded al-Tameem market in a predominantly Shiite area in Baghdad’s southern outskirts, police officials in the capital said. Fifteen people were killed and 60 others wounded, police said.

Why are we respecting the religious holiday of people who have no respect for it themselves?

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