Saturday, June 17, 2006

NEW BLOG PAGE

As of now, anyone who goes to my old site (htttp://patrioticmom.blogspot.com) your are being redirected here by code I put in.  However,  it wont be up for much longer so please, if you are linked to me, please update your link to me to http://www.patrioticmom.us

Thanks!

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MY NEW BUMPER!!

Alright, after all the flip-off's I have had because of my previous bumper on my van and all of your comments.   I decided to "Deck The Halls of Pamela's Bumper".   I know it's hard to see but the little round one all the way on the left is a gun and it says "Homeland Security", the one next to it in small print says, "Courtesy of our Armed Forces".   So…Fa..La…La…La…La…dee..da!!   Now let's see how many flip-off's I get!


How is this for a new bumper on my van?  I think my husband really won't want to drive my van!

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Al Qaeda Doesn't Want You To See This

I got this via email from Move America Forward:

The progress being made in the war on terrorism doesn't receive a lot of media attention compared to the "bad news." But a new TV commercial by Move America Forward highlights the success that America's war on terrorism has had in eliminating some of the key players in the Islamic terrorist movement.

Watch this ad for yourself, and then help Move America Forward broadcast this ad on TV stations around the country by making a contribution.

Did you like the ad? If so, please forward this message along to others, and ask them to watch it.

And if you want to help Move America Forward get this commercial broadcast on TV stations throughout the nation – morning, noon and night – then make a contribution to our TV ad fund here:

http://www.moveamericaforward.org/Contribution

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

STARS AND STRIFE

The following article appeared in The Army Times:

June 12, 2006

Stars and strife
Flags Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Troops Spark Criticism

Since December 2003, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has ordered that U.S. and Michigan flags be flown at half-staff to honor soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan 67 times.

Governors in more than a dozen other states have issued similar orders.

But critics say doing so violates the U.S. Flag Code, which they say was intended to honor only high-ranking government and elected officials.

“The world seems to be caught up in this frame of mind where it’s not enough to say we’re sorry [for a death] to show our compassion and our patriotism,” said Bruce Butgereit, national patriotic instructor for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

The code, signed into law in 1942, contains guidelines for handling the flag and defines who can order U.S. flags lowered to half-staff and when it is appropriate. It grants the president the most discretion; President Bush has ordered flags lowered for officials including Pope John Paul II and Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Bush also ordered flags lowered to honor the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

But Joyce Doody, executive director of the nonprofit National Flag Foundation in Pittsburgh, said the code, although law, is only a recommendation.

“The governors have the authority to use their discretion to lower the flag to half-staff upon the death of soldiers,” she said.

History buff Jeannine Trybus said fallen soldiers deserve honor and respect but not at the expense of tradition.

“Every time that flag comes down, it cheapens the gesture,” she said. “I don’t believe the soldiers expect this.”

— The Flint (Mich.) Journal 

What do you think.  Should governors be allowed to lower the U.S. flag to half-staff when troops die?  

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