Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sierra Madre's VFW Post 3208 Veterans Day Event Is Tomorrow, November 8 @ 1PM

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As always, Sierra Madre's VFW Post will be holding its Veteran's Day event at Memorial Park. This year's guest speaker is Navy Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons Ret., former Commander of the US Navy Pacific Fleet and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations.

The topics Admiral Lyons will be covering include the greatest threats to national security, impact of sequestration on US military forces, social engineering forced on the military, identifying threats, the Obama administration strategy, Muslim Brotherhood and Shariah law, Iran nuclear agreement, along with the Benghazi tragedy. Here's the announcement for this year's Veteran's Day event.


This should be another noteworthy Veteran's Day event from our friends at the VFW. Hope to see you there!

Osterling beats Selinske

Every once and a while the good guys win (link).


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74 comments:

  1. "...social engineering forced on the military"? Bring your popcorn for an hour of right-wing nuttery.

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    1. Good news, 6:40. Now you can enlist!

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    2. The Admiral is entitled to his opinion although it is not rational. Here it is in a nutshell;
      "There’s no question we got a hell of a job ahead of us,” Admiral Lyons said. “With the Muslim Brotherhood penetration in every one of our national security agencies, including all our intelligence agencies,” he proclaimed.

      Admiral Lyons said that our “lead intelligence agency” is “headed by a Muslim convert,” a reference to Obama CIA head John Brennan.

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    3. I hate it when a headline that reads like real local news turns out to just be another extremist talking point in disguise...

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    4. The Sierra Madre VFW Veteran's Day Event at Memorial Park isn't local news?

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    5. He was an admiral at one point but today he's the CEO of a right-wing lobbyist group.

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  2. Is that code word for allowing gays in the military?

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    1. Not allowing gays in the military was a policy this country followed for a couple of hundred years. It is possible for some to question the change. Countries such as Great Britain and Israel still oppose allowing gays in their military.

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    2. Thanks. So then the phrase 'social engineering' is code for allowing gays to serve in our armed forces. Which means that 6:44 is accusing 6:40 of being gay. Too early in the morning for such hate...

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    3. Name calling begets name calling. You want civil, act civil.

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    4. Talk about Government pensions,this crackpot is taking us to the cleaners with his 6 figure retirement check.

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    5. So you would deny our military veterans their pensions?

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    6. Yes i would. If is wasn't for soldiers there would be no wars

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    7. ...and women would come under his code for Social Engineering

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    8. There would still be wars if there were no soldiers. They would just be lost by those without the means to defend themselves.

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    9. Veteran maybe, but this guy ain't no hero. Career corporate militarist.

      Here's what he had to say about the Iraq invasion before the 2008 election "By every reasonable measure, President Bush’s surge strategy has been a success... No matter who wins the November presidential election, one key issue to be addressed is Iraq. It is immaterial how we got into Iraq"

      Your tax dollars at work. This clown would fit right in with the SMPD and city hall.

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    10. Another dig at the SMPD I see. To those who deriled our police for calling in the sheriff's bomb squad, take note of the page 8 article in today's Star-News re: Sheriff's Bomb Squad called by the Pasadena Police to examine a bag of rocks. Guess the Pasadena Police would be better off with the sheriff's too.

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    11. So the Surge wasn't a success? Have another gulp of your revisionist history Kool-Aid, dumb butt.

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    12. Stay classy, 1:48. Iraq remains a hell hole thanks to Bush.

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  3. 7:00 Anon Gays serve openly in England and Israel. Did you get your bad info from a right wing hate site or just make it up?
    I have been accused of being gay myself as I am a man married to a man.

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    1. It is called Wikipedia.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_orientation_and_military_service

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  4. Midgets may not openly serve in the armed forces of USA don't ask don't tell is still in effect in height impairment cases.

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  5. Think Malaysia, a Muslem country by constitiution but avoidly not an Islamic state. Sharia law there only applys to the Muslem population not the Chinese (Buddhist, Taoists, Confusists, Christians) and Indians (Hindus, Sikhs, Christians) and Christians (Catholics, Episcopalians et all). This whole area is far more complex than our government ever understood when we undertook to support the Taliban against the Russians in Afganistan. The constitution allows for the practice of all religions with one huge exception: the Shia. Malaysia Muslems are Sunni.

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    1. I think those images of beheadings, hangings and the beating of women, done in the name of Sharia law, have left a bad taste in some peoples' mouths. Are they being unfair do you think?

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    2. "God bless our martyrs" is a safe response in the middle east to Sunni or Shia radicals.

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    3. Here is a video from Iraq of two young men being hung for being gay 7:56. This is done in the name of Sharia Law. Do you actually condone this?
      http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=625_1332189883&comments=1

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    4. Sad how some can be forgiving of such brutal crimes elsewhere, yet be so harsh about a difference of opinion here.

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    5. 9:25 is correct- we must invade immediately.

      (hide those photos of Abu Ghraib)

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  6. I don't recall our Veterans Day events being a cause for so much controversy in the past. Times sure have changed.

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    1. Times have changed but they had a similar cookie-cutter right-wing fear monger last year. My dad and grand dad were veterans. one volunteered one was drafted. They both hated feeling exploited by events like these which seemed patriotic on the surface but really were just promulgating ideology.

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    2. 8:56AM: I was there last year mainly to support our veterans. I listened to the speaker and he did not seem to be exploitive. He had an opinion, he presented it in a non-hateful nor demeaning way. I listened. I have the ability, as I'm sure many do, to be able to wade through the BS. The patriotic part of the whole event was not the speaker, it was the men who were there who served their country. People with your opinion nor last year' speaker can change that. If you are closed to discourse of any kind, how do you learn?

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    3. Hi there 10:00. I never said I was 'closed to discourse' of any kind. That's a extreme you made up to polarize this discussion. Like my father and grandfather, I'm opposed to this kind of fakery and exploitation which masquerades as 'support the troops'. Just like when the Mountain Views news reports how infallible our police department is and they we'll 'lose the library' if we don't support them without question. Kinda sad to see the Tattler fall for it. But it's the Mod's blog and he's entitled to his opinion too.

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    4. You kidding? I got 50 comments by 10:40. Make that 51.

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    5. Drudge would be proud

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  7. If you get the opportunity to hear someone speak, shouldn't you be allowed to hear them and make your own decision? "If there were no soldiers there would be no war." Really? What a really silly remark to make.You are entitled to your opinion, we are allowed to make up our minds as we choose.

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    1. ...unless you are gay and decide to be in the military- then the good admiral and anon 6:44 will decide for you.

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  8. The free exchange of ideas is what so many of our veterans fought and sacrificed to defend. Some with their lives.

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    1. God bless our martyrs.

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    2. Your disrespect is noted.

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    3. God bless the Army Corps of Social Engineers.

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    4. As is your ignorance.
      OUR MARTYRS.
      A poem dedicated to the Memory of the Union Soldiers who fell during the War of
      the Rebellion, and are buried at Arlington, Virginia.
      Bring tho fairest flowers that bloom,
      Full of beauty and perfume,
      \ Lay a garland on each tomb.
      Every sepulcher you see
      Is a shrine, henceforth to be
      Consecrate to liberty.
      Here, beneath the earth's green breast,
      Loved, lamented, honored, blest,
      Twice ten thousand martyrs rest !
      Twice ten thousand martyrs, slain
      Truth and justice to maintain :—
      Theirs the loss, but ours tho gain !
      When rebellion's fiery flood
      Swept the land, these heroes stood
      Met, and quenched it with their blood.Can such service be repaid ?
      Can the record they have made—
      Can their glory—ever fade ?
      Bring the fairest flowers that bloom.
      Full of beauty and perfume,
      Lay a garland on each tomb.
      Pausing on your silent way,
      While affection's vows you pay,
      Bathe with tears each budding spray,
      Grateful tears, with blessings fraught,
      For the deeds these heroes wrought,
      For the lesson they have taught.
      Be your blooming garlands strown,
      Doubly on the altar-stone
      Beared to those who rest—" Unknown."
      Here, unrecognized, they lie,
      But above the starry sky
      Martyrs' names can never die !
      Kneeling, on this sacred sod,
      Swear !—to follow Freedom's God
      In the path these patriots trod !
      Swear !—their little ones to bless :
      Cherish, shield them from distress ;
      Unprotected, fatherless !
      Swear !—that this fair land shall be
      Evermore a legacy,
      Precious—undivided—free !
      Francis DeLTaes
      Janvier

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    5. Meanwhile in the news this week- Canada recognized as the most free country on the planet. The US doesn't even rank in the top ten. All that military expenditure and cost of human lives and we're only in 15th place...

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    6. You should go there. I'll help you pack.

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    7. It's not a contest.

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    8. 9:44 = no thanks, admiral. ship's a'hoy

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    9. Don't let the door ...

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    10. If Canada is so great, why do so many of them live here?

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    11. Secretly Canadian.

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  9. Great news about Osterling. Nice to know that the good guys can still win.

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    1. I think Selinske thought the seat was his by right, and ran a lazy and self-reverential campaign. He was beaten by an energized and politically superior organization.

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    2. He was blindsided. I'm sure he thought he was a shoe-in. I received two calls and several mailers from Selinske. He sure had the old civility party and their kids out to vote. I am happy with the results, but I am disappointed with my friends that did not vote for Osterling. Too lazy to vote.

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    3. Selinske had an awful record at the PUSD. It never should have been this close.

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  10. For those who prefer to stick their heads in the sand, know this. By your act of ignoring something you don't want to deal with your children's children will be dealing with the problem. Fortunately not all the people in this nation are so lazy and self centered. Forgive them for they know not what they do.

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    1. you talking about the water bond debt again?

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    2. Just add it to the list 9:05, along with the national debt and more importantly human induced climate change, that the so-called "greatest generation" foisted on the future by allowing its prejudices and fears to be exploited by elected officials whose real and only constituency is the uber-wealthy, who make the bulk of their fortunes by externalizing costs such as debt and pollution. Quite a jammed-packed sentence, huh?!

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    3. @ 9:05 My children's children will be dealing with what problem, institutional racism,bigotry,hate,fear of the new world, Do you really think you are entitled to decide my childrens future based upon your biases? For all I know they may be part of your perceived problem.
      I don't think everyone who disagrees with you is in need of your Gods forgiveness either. Your time is short on this earth make better use of it than thinking you can decide the future for my children.

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    4. I hope your children's lives will not be as muddled as your thinking.

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    5. 11:56 you forgot " white privilege"

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  11. Some times when a person spends an entire lifetime protecting their country others consider them out of touch with society and choose to ignore the words of experience.

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    1. Are you referring to this particular retired admiral? He hasn't spent his 'entire lifetime' 'protecting' the country. But he's no doubt made a comfy life for himself protecting the strategic interests of his corporate elite masters.

      Who ordered the 'code red'?

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  12. It's been said that you can't judge a book by its cover, but you certainly can judge many of them by their titles.

    "Sharia: The Threat to America and Its Constitution and Government Infiltration": Just like pictures of nuts on cans and jars at the grocery store tell you precisely what's inside, that title says it all.

    Strangely, I haven't heard of any proposed Amendments being circulated to incorporate Sharia Law into the Constitution. Perhaps I accidentally tossed out with all the third class advertising clogging my mailbox a Notice of a Sharia-inspired Constitutional Convention? On a more personal and local level, it's been a long I time since anyone forced me to pray, and I haven't noticed any Sharia stonings lately in Kersting Court.

    It never ceases to amaze me how some people who have reached the highest levels of their professions (Dr Carson, Gov Palin, Bachmann, Boyken, Ghomert, Cruz, etc.) are bat-s*** crazy.

    But then again, their brains are not immune to the megalomania that sometimes accompanies great success, whether nurtured by legions of subordinates who through dependence or fear continually reinforce increasingly irrational "brilliant ideas" or by good old fashioned organic deterioration, either of which can eventually lead to paranoiac thinking.

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    1. The hate is strong with this one.

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    2. The fear is strong with 12:48.

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    3. Don't worry 12:48, Admiral Ace Panderer will save you!

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    4. Ahh shaddup. Who panders you, 1:19?

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    5. Fear not 1:59. As-salaam 'alaykum!

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    6. 11:22 seems to have a problem with the First Amendment and freedom of speech. Of course if it's an opinion different than his/hers then it should be shouted down. Isn't that how it works? Kinda reminds me how NOW only defends liberal women who are being attacked...

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    7. That's right 7:48: Freedom of Speech. I don't like the speech coming from pandering, right-wing fear mongers and spoke against it. That is speech. My opinion that some of it comes from megalomania and paranoia was just bonus speech for you. Get it now? Freedom of speech is for everyone. Me, too.

      Sure the Admiral can speak, as he has and will. I never said he can't. Freedom of speech includes the freedom to convey absurd, paranoid ideas, like he has and will.

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  13. 9:31 is a petulant child. Absolutely ungrateful for the fine men and women who have protected this country.

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  14. I'm 9:05 and I never mentioned anything about institutional racism,bigotry,hate or fear of the new world, nor did I even mention any god. 11:56, you are entitled to decide your childrens future based upon your biases, how could I influence your children. You need to see a DR., I just don't know which ones. Take a deep breath, let it out slow and think relaxed, relaxed.

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  15. You are right 11:36 there is no respect for the men and women who gave there lives protecting the country we were. I wonder if given the choice they would still choose to fight for what this country is today or is becoming.

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    1. Sure they would, because they would still need the benefits.

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  16. "Yesterday is a memory, gone for good forever/
    while tomorrow is a guess/
    what is real is what is here and now/
    and here and now is all that we possess"

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