October 2009

31 Oct 2009 08:55 am


I carved the Jack-O-Lantern last night.

Tonight the spooks will reign.

26 Oct 2009 11:29 pm


Brennan Linsley/Associated Press

More American troops were killed in Afghanistan today, and still, Barack Obama continues to dither on his decision to send in reinforcements.

Consider his remarks today in Florida at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville. “I will never rush the solemn decision of sending you into harm’s way”

Forget the three A.M. calls, Obama won’t even answer the call for help in broad daylight.

At least not until the November election. Not the Afghanistan election, the American election. To the Ditherer in Chief, everything is political. Golf. Health care.

Our national security.

Obama’s lack of commitment to our nations’ war strategy is hurting the morale of our troops and is emboldening our adversaries.

Read this article by Elisabeth Bumiller in the New York Times and weep.

Only nine months ago, the Pentagon pronounced itself reassured by the early steps of a new commander in chief. President Obama was moving slowly on an American withdrawal from Iraq, had retained former President George W. Bush’s defense secretary and, in a gesture much noticed, had executed his first military salute with crisp precision.

But now, after nearly a month of deliberations by Mr. Obama over whether to send more American troops to Afghanistan, frustrations and anxiety are on the rise within the military.

A number of active duty and retired senior officers say there is concern that the president is moving too slowly, is revisiting a war strategy he announced in March and is unduly influenced by political advisers in the Situation Room.

Is Obama haunted by the ghost of Mcnamara or does he want to make the conflict in Afghanistan into another Vietnam?

Weep for our noble troops who are wanting of a leader.

“The Mansions of the Lord”
Words by Randall Wallace

To fallen soldiers let us sing
where no rockets fly nor bullets wing
Our broken brothers let us bring
to the mansions of the Lord

No more bleeding no more fight
No prayers pleading through the night
just divine embrace, eternal light
in the mansions of the Lord

Where no mothers cry and no children weep
We will stand and guard tho the angels sleep
All through the ages safely keep the mansions of the Lord

Welcome Bookworm Room readers!

21 Oct 2009 12:52 pm

When will the Department of Defense change the Army motto, “Army Strong” back to the old recruiting slogan, “Army of One”, or what is more appropriate in these dark days, (to the procrastinating Commander in Chief) “Army of the One?”

Just asking.

21 Oct 2009 07:30 am


Children need love, discipline, guidance and most of all, mothers and fathers who are models of maturity. In some news stories recently, parents have fallen far short of that goal, nor do they seem to aspire to it.

Take the Heene family for one.

Consider the exploitation of the Gosselin children by their own parents, Jon and Kate.

09 Oct 2009 10:07 am

What a freaky Friday. Who could have imagined that a man who has only been in office for eight months would win the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize?

Where is the peace?

Show me the peace, Norwegian Nobel committee. It most certainly has not settled on Chicago or New Orleans or in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Now I understand a little more about the Obamas’ ill fated trip to Denmark. Norway-Denmark. All those Vikings look alike.