Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Hey mate, ya gotta relieve combat stress whenever ya can. The Black Panthers walk!!!

Hava Nagila it's NOT! But I'm sure that if Ali and Muhammad were watching from some hidden watch post somewhere nearby they're probably still scratching their heads as to what kind of new military maneuver these Israeli soldiers were doin.


Now here be a real inspirational true story fer y'all. A great read!!

When the Music Stopped...

(For those who are unaware: At all military base theaters,
the National Anthem is played before the movie begins.)

This is written from a Chaplain in Iraq :

I recently attended a showing of 'Superman 3' here at LSA Anaconda. We have a large auditorium we use for movies, as well as memorial services and other large gatherings.

As is the custom at all military bases, we stood to attention when the National Anthem began before the main feature. All was going well until three-quarters of the way through The National Anthem, the music stopped.

Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000 18-22 year-olds back in the States? I imagine there would be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a few rude comments, and everyone would sit down and yell for the movie to begin. Of course, that is, if they had stood for the National Anthem in the first place.

Here in Iraq , 1,000 Soldiers continued to stand at attention, eyes fixed forward.

The music started again and the Soldiers continued to quietly stand at attention. But again, at the same point, the music stopped. What would you expect 1000 Soldiers standing at attention to do?? Frankly, I expected some laughter, and everyone would eventually sit down and wait for the movie to start.

But No!!... You could have heard a pin drop, while every Soldier continued to stand at attention.

Suddenly,there was a lone voice from the front of the auditorium, then a dozen voices, and soon the room was filled with the voices of a thousand soldiers, finishing where the recording left off: "And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave, o'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave."

It was the most inspiring moment I have had in Iraq and I wanted you to know what kind of Soldiers are serving you.

Remember them as they fight for us! Pass this along as a reminder to others to be ever in prayer for all our soldiers serving us here at home and abroad.

Many have already paid the ultimate price.

Written by Chaplain Jim Higgins LSA Anaconda is at the Ballad Airport in Iraq , north of Baghdad .

Please share only if you are so inclined.
God Bless America and all of our troops serving through out the world.

To those who wish not to stand behind our troops in harms way... Feel free to stand in front of them.

U.S. Attorney Generals Office refuses to proceed with prosecution of the Black Panther voter intimidation/Election Law case.

What most folks are afraid, or too Politically Correct to say about the Black Panther vote intimidation debacle.

Recently, our illustrious U.S. Attorney General, the inept Eric Holder, has refused to prosecute the Black Panthers who were intimidating voters at a polling location during the past Presidential election. Absolutely NO official reason or rationale has been provided by Mr. Holder or the AG's Office thus far for this decision.

Now Sir, before I proceed one word further let me say this. I have a inter-racial family. My son-in-law is African-American as are two of my grand children. I love all of them from the bottom of Cookies heart. I'm definitely not a racist, nor do I consider myself prejudiced against African-Americans in any way. Having stated this let me proceed.

In case you haven't seen this clear and distinct violation of the Election Laws, watch the actual below video of the what transpired that day in November. I ask you, in your mind and in your heart, you make the call as to whether the obvious voter intimidation and menacing should have been prosecuted or not.

I've watched just about all major news outlets and all the various legal analysts the networks have had on since this decision was made public, and its interesting to note that several legal analysts were previous Federal prosecutors, and to a man/woman, they stated they definitely would have pursued and proceeded with this case as it is very clear to them that these two Black Panthers were intimidating, menacing and threatening to certain voters at this polling place. Everyone of these learned legal analysts hedged what I believe to be behind the real reason for this decision.

To me the answer as to why it is not being pursued and prosecuted is very plain and simple, but it appears many folks are afraid to call this travesty of justice exactly what it really is.

Now Sir, I can only see that the inept Mr. Holder is African American, as is a large number of his appointed staff, and our President, Mr. Holder's boss is African American. This decision is purely racially based. There! It's been said!

Watch the video, make whatever call you think is just and correct and YOU use whatever word or words comes to your mind. Feel free to leave your comments, pro or con, but know that Cookie will NOT print any negative ethnic language, so be intelligent and respectful with your statements.