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  • Jill 5:47 AM on 05/10/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Eva Marie Briseno 

    Via Michelle Malkin, an example of the awesome power of love:

    She could have a better life if she put Jay in a nursing home. Or if she went back to using the home health care nurses the government provided. But one looked indifferently without wiping Jay’s mouth when he drooled. Others fell asleep on the night shift, inattentive while Jay suffered seizures.

    It’s hard for a mother to watch such lapses. The nurses don’t love Jay. His parents do. So they have chosen to care for him on their own, and you will not find them feeling sorry for themselves — only for him.

    A lesser man would leave, Eva says of her spouse, whom she has known since grade school in their homeland, the Philippines. A lesser woman would cringe at the wound care and bodily indignities that Eva has learned to manage for her son, Joseph says.

    “I can’t walk away from this. She can’t. I’m very proud of my wife,” he said.

    Read the rest.

    • nicedeb 12:16 PM on 05/10/2010 Permalink | Reply

      That was almost too painful to read. God bless and keep that family.

    • fuzislippers 12:41 PM on 05/10/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I needed to read this . . . it’s so easy to lose sight of the good in the world with so much horror taking place.

  • Jill 5:18 PM on 05/06/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Navy SEAL Not Guilty 

    Via Backyard Conservative

    Virginia military jury found a Navy SEAL not guilty on charges of punching a suspected Iraqi terrorist.

    Matthew McCabe, a Special Operations Petty Officer Second Class (SO-2), was facing three charges: dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee, making a false official statement, and assault.


    • fuzislippers 5:57 AM on 05/07/2010 Permalink | Reply

      This is fantastic, not guilty on all charges! Wooohoo!!

      Wonder if BO will have his team look into this case now?

  • Quite Rightly 7:37 PM on 04/25/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Outrageous: Navy Ship to be Named After John Murtha, Marine Basher 

    Count me among the outraged. From Fox News:

    The Navy’s decision to name a ship for the late Rep. John Murtha has outraged some critics who have not forgiven the Pennsylvania Democrat for accusing U.S. Marines of murdering Iraqi civilians “in cold blood” five years ago.

    Nancy Pelosi was in attendance as Navy Secretary Ray Mabius made the official announcement Friday at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Murtha’s home district in Pennsylvania.

    Fittingly, Pelosi and Mabius are among the small number of passengers who have ever used that airport, which offers only three commercial flights and is usually empty. This tiny airport has been the recipient of almost $200 million in earmarked pork funding put together under Murtha’s “leadership.” (And then there was the Abscam bribery scandal . . . .)

    San Antonio-class ships support Marines and can carry roughly 700 troops, their equipment and vehicles. They are usually named after cities; the USS Murtha will be a break from that tradition.

    As George J. at Monkeys on Horses pointed out:

    To name a U.S. Naval warship, whose primary duty is to carry U.S. Marines into “Harm’s Way”, after an elected official that so publicly and unapologetically besmirched the courage and honor of the members of the Corps is unconscionable!

    This quote comes from a letter George has composed objecting to the naming of a U.S. Naval vessel after John Murtha, and he recommends others among the outraged send letters to their Congressional delegations. I agree. I don’t think Americans should stand for this.

    More at Bread upon the Waters.

    • rubyslipperblog 1:19 AM on 04/26/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I would bet the ranch this is motivated by the election too which makes it more disgraceful. I know you saw my post earlier today on the polling for the upcoming election in PA 12. Pelosi is a conniving you know what. Making this announcement in the district just 3 weeks before the election to fill Murtha’s seat stinks to high heaven.

      I wonder how we will make it until this group is out of power but then I really get concerned about what they do to our troops with their insane shenanigans.

      • Quite Rightly 7:15 AM on 04/26/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yep. Pelosi and the rest of the Obamatons are trying to wring a few decisive votes out of whatever portion of the electorate is still asleep in Murtha’s district. It might not work, though. Outrage is going to shake a few extra voters out of bed early on voting day.

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