From a political activist who follows the Old Jarhead Blog
We are amazed at Bob' energy and focus in maintaining his blog. It is an outstanding project that has made a great contribution to the tide of opinion that created the great electoral victories of last November. (I get from 4,000 to 7,000 page views a week, so this is perhaps too much credit. but we must all do what we can. The Marines taught me that only cowards quit, no matter how hopeless things look. You can't do everything, but you can do something. ~Bob)
Hello my name is Jennifer Kenyon and my husband Justin is a Marine. We had this photo taken with our son when he was only 2 weeks old. I really wanted to share it with you because it's just a great picture! I was hoping maybe you could share it with others by putting it in your newsletter or magazine. Thank you and have a great holiday. --Jen Kenyon (From the great grunt.com e-newsletter. ~Bob)
General News and Comment
An Army officer sums up what makes Marines different. By Col. Daniel F. Bolger, USA
Excerpt: Asking the question that misses the most fundamental point about the United States Marine Corps. In the Marines, everyone–sergeant, mechanic, cannoneer, supply man, clerk, aviator, cook–is a rifleman first. The entire Corps, all 170,000 or so on the active rolls, plus the reserves, are all infantry. All speak the language of the rifle and bayonet, of muddy boots and long, hot marches. It’s never us and them, only us. That is the secret of the Corps.”
Snyder signs suspicion-based drug testing bills
Excerpt: Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation today that creates a drug-testing program for adult welfare recipients who are suspected of using drugs.
The Republican-backed proposals, House Bill 4118 and Senate Bill 275, were among several bills approved by Snyder. The one-year pilot program will be implemented in three counties that have not yet been determined.
A Christmas Crime Story So Bizarre It’s Hard to Choose Where to Begin
Excerpt: Carrie Carley, 42, had been noticing that her 18-year-old husband, Jeremy Lewallen, was taking walks in their
neighborhood in the middle of night, usually around 2 or 3 a.m. Each time after
he returned, she told KKTV-TV, she couldn’t help noticing a growing
collection of Christmas decorations in their front yard. ... And given Carley’s
claim that her husband sat behind bars in November in connection with stealing
Halloween decorations, a KKTV reporter asked her why she didn’t get suspicious
after noticing her yards slowly filling up with Christmas decorations.
(Charming couple--see picture. ~Bob) Colorado Springs, Colorado
Officers turn backs on de Blasio at funeral. By David McCabe
Excerpt: Hundreds of police officers turned their backs in protest of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) as he spoke Saturday at the funeral of one of their murdered colleagues, according to reports.
‘Middle Eastern Market’ Food Stamp Scam Cost Taxpayers $1,278,700
Excerpt: Last week, Emad Khalil Karaein, Jawad Khalil-Ahmad Karaein, and Khader Khalil Karaein pleaded guilty for their roles in a food stamp fraud scheme at the Middle Eastern Market in
that cost taxpayers at least $1,278,700. Grand Rapids, Michigan
Interesting: Here Is The Reason For The "Surge" In Q3 GDP. by Tyler Durden
Excerpt: Back in June, when we were looking at the final Q1 GDP print, we discovered something very surprising: after the BEA had first reported that absent for Obamacare, Q1 GDP would have been negative in its first Q1 GDP report, subsequent GDP prints imploded as a result of what is now believed to be the polar vortex. But the real surprise was that the Obamacare boost was, in the final print, revised massively lower to actually reduce GDP!
Sharyl Attkisson: Docs indicate ATF was using Fast and Furious to justify new gun regs. By Thomas Lifson
Excerpt: Just as Second Amendment civil rights activists feared, federal government bureaucrats were supplying illegal firearms to Mexican drug cartels in the expectation that it would led to pressure for more regulation. Analyzing a 60 page document release in response to a FOIA action by Judicial Watch Attkisson writes: ... ATF’s internal Public Affairs Talking Points show the agency was using Fast and Furious to help justify new gun control regulations–without telling the public that ATF was actually facilitating the delivery of weapons to Mexican drug cartels.
shooting under investigation Texas City
Excerpt: More than 100 bar patrons swarmed a crime scene and some may have thrown bottles early Friday after a
Texas City police officer shot and killed an
armed man. ... As he arrived, the officer saw a man firing a handgun at patrons
leaving through the front door of the bar, Stanton said. The man pointed his gun at the
officer, who killed him by firing several shots.
Excerpt: That’s when he claims the pastor reached into the car, grabbed his crotch, squeezed his genitals, and asked for a blow job. Talk about a really bad approach. The victim told Williams he was “barking up the wrong tree.” Then he pretended to reach for a gun, causing Williams to flee the scene, but not before the man was able to jot down his license plate number and call police.
Florida man accidentally shoots self in face, dies after threatening to kill dog: police
Excerpt: Dennis Eugene Emery, of
cocked a revolver at his family dog during a fight with his wife, police said.
He then tried to make sure the gun would not fire while pointing it at his
face. The revolver accidentally discharged and shot him. Pinellas Park, Fla.
1 dead, officer injured in
police say the rookie officer was following up on a domestic violence situation
and went to a home on West Clay
Avenue. Police say a man came out of the house and
began shooting, hitting the officer in the face. When additional officers
arrived, they found the suspect dead of a gunshot wound. (We won't know if
this is serious until we know the dead guy's race. ~Bob)
Homeowner fatally shoots intruder in California, Pa.
Excerpt: A release from police stated that the homeowner asked Ladson, “What are you doing here?” Ladson then ran toward the homeowner, who fired a single shot that struck Ladson in the chest.
Man shot and killed outside home in Rhome
Excerpt: The Sheriff said the man then tried to get into the house again and that is when he was shot and killed by the home owner.
Race Card News
The Mosque And Charlie Rangel Reading
Excerpt: In 1972, members of the Nation of Islam mosque led by Louis Farrakhan ambushed four
York policemen, badly wounding three officers and
murdering one. ... The officers ran into the building and up the stairs in
search of the injured policeman. Once all four were in the stairwell, the doors
behind them were slammed shut and bolted. At that moment, more than a dozen
black Muslims, shouting “Allahu Akbar!” charged down the stairs. The Muslims
kicked and dragged their trapped quarry to the bottom of the stairs and then
out into the vestibule where they beat, kicked and stomped the policemen to a
gruesome pulp. With all four officers on the ground and the vestibule awash in
blood, the Muslims managed to wrench service revolvers from two of the battered
officers. One of them shot Officer Phil Cardillo in the chest at point-blank
Tweet from Mademoiselle Antoine @MsVictoriaA (Black woman)
I don't care for the White feminist movement or Black Liberation movements either.
Police Make Major Announcement About Antonio Martin
Excerpt: In a press conference conducted after the shooting, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar confirmed that Antonio Martin “was known to law enforcement and had a record of assault and firearm offenses, all committed since he was 17.” In addition, police confirmed in the Wednesday press conference that the gun Martin was allegedly carrying — a 9mm — had its serial number “defaced,” meaning it was all but certain that the weapon had been stolen.
Black Senator and Mayor Say Berkeley Shooting Justified
Excerpt: Martin, only ninety seconds into the interview, pulled a loaded 9-MM Pistol and pointed it at the officer. For an unknown reason, the gun either jammed or just did not go off. This is the second difference. According to Hoskins, a black man, the officer should have been shot and was definitely in danger when he shot the young man.
Obamacare/Government Healthcare News
The lucrative Obamacare connection that Jeb Bush is trying to cut. By Jason Millman
Excerpt: And there's one obvious reason why keeping Tenet on his resume might not look so good politically: Tenet has benefited greatly from the Affordable Care Act, which much of the GOP base is still committed to repealing.
Shocker: Americans Want to Choose Their Own Health Care. By Sarah Jean Seman
Excerpt: According to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday, American’s are as pro-choice when it comes to health care as ever, and they do not want the government mandating coverage:
Seventy-five percent (75%) say individuals should have the right to choose between different types of health insurance including some that cost more and cover just about all medical procedures and some that cost less while covering only major medical procedures. Just 10% disagree, while slightly more (15%) are undecided.
Religion of Peace News
Pakistani forces kill alleged organizer of school massacre
Excerpt: Security forces on Friday killed an alleged organizer of last week’s school massacre, the latest sign that the government and military are stepping up their assault on the Pakistani Taliban and other Islamist militant groups. The slaying of the Taliban commander, known as Saddam, comes as Pakistani leaders are vowing to forcefully respond to the attack on the school.
The Real Islam: Egyptian Coptic teen seized in
Excerpt: An Egyptian Coptic Christian teenager abducted in
Libya by armed
men who killed her parents has been found dead, a hospital source said on
Friday. Residents found the body of the daughter of the two slain doctors on
Thursday evening, said the source at the Ibn Sina hospital in the city of Sirte, without giving the
cause of death. She said the girl was 13 years old. Initial reports had given
her age as 18.
The Workplace Violence Issue: New issue of jihadist magazine produced by al-Qaeda in
suggests attacks on
By Karen DeYoung U.S.
Excerpt: A new issue of Inspire, the English-language online magazine produced by al-Qaeda’s affiliate in
is devoted to “jihad on America”
and suggests targeting major American figures as well as Western commercial
airliners, according to a report Wednesday by SITE Intelligence Group.
Terror arrests revealed 'vision to turn
Blue Mountains into
killing ground': reports
Excerpt: On Christmas Eve, Sulayman Khalid, 20, and another man aged 21, were arrested as part of an ongoing counterterrorism investigation. Mr Khalid, from
, has been charged
with being in possession of documents designed to facilitate a terrorist
ISIS reportedly selling Christian artifacts, turning churches into torture chambers. By Perry Chiaramonte
Excerpt: "ISIS has a stated goal to wipe out Christianity,” Jay Sekulow, of the
for Law and
Justice and the author of "Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore,"
told FoxNews.com. “This why they are crucifying Christians -- including
children -- destroying churches and selling artifacts. The fact is, this group
will stop at nothing to raise funds for its terrorist mission.” American
Having Difficulty Finding American Recruits Physically Fit For Jihad
Excerpt The thing is, we can’t inflict terror into the hearts of the masses if our fighters are always doubled over red-faced and winded.” Hamdani added that ISIS’ best course of action was to allow these overweight, sedentary American operatives to continue burdening the
care system in hopes of eventually bankrupting the nation.
“Do Not Walk Your Dog Here! Muslims Do Not Like Dogs.” [PICTURE]
Excerpt: The controversial sign read: “Do not walk your dogs here! Muslims do not like dogs. This is an Islamic area now.”
VIDEO: Wife Beating Rules for Muslims… Please Expose This
Excerpt: “If the husband wants to use beatings to treat his wife, he must never do it in front of the children,” Mahmud said, according to the translation from the Middle East Media Research Institute. “It must remain between him and her.” How compassionate. And here I was thinking that Shariah law was barbaric.
survival plan? By Carol Brown America
Excerpt: We’re facing the greatest national security threat we have ever known and there is no coherent plan to battle the enemy. This nation is so far behind the eight ball, the president and his minions won’t even name the enemy, no less fight it. Name = Islam Even worse, those in positions of power and influence misrepresent what the enemy stands for. Like a pre-recorded announcement that just won’t stop, we are endlessly subjected to the false refrain: Islam is a religion of peace. By Muslim lights, we live in the Dar al Harb, the territory of war, simply because we refuse to accept Islam. We didn’t declare war, Mohammed did. (This writer has pulled out all the stops, and while I am quite sure there are many Muslims living in this country who don't want anything at all to do with what I refer to as fundamentalist Islam, unfortunately there are those who are "true believers", and who as a result do despise our entire way of life and are happy to talk a lot about acting against it. FBI studies showed that the majority of mosques at the very least distribute jihadist type literature, and that a serious fraction of Muslim preachers are in sympathy with jihadist thinking, and even more are deep haters of
We also know that some of the money that good Muslims contribute to various
special charities end up in the coffers of Al Queda. So while I don't
personally agree with the assumption that the writer makes that all Muslims are
haters of the West and dangerous, it doesn't matter if 40% or 60% or 90% of
Muslims are actually comparatively reasonable and peaceful. A relatively small
fraction of that population becoming fanatics and pushing the Islamist agenda
is as much a danger to this nation as the tiny bunch of Brownshirts was in the
end to Germany.
I do agree with at least some of the steps proposed below, but leave it to
everyone to read and make up their own minds about this. -- Del)
A Terror Leader Worth $3 Million Just Surrendered
Excerpt: The intelligence officer, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press, said Saturday Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi surrendered to Somali police in the Gedo region. The officer said Hersi may have surrendered because he fell out with those loyal to Ahmed Godane, al-Shabab’s top leader who was killed in a
U.S. airstrike earlier this year.
Excerpt: The Islamic State's "provinces" in
Egypt and Libya claimed recent attacks in
both countries via jihadist supporters earlier today. The group's claims of
responsibility were first obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence
Group. The Islamic State's Wilayat Sinai, or Sinai province, publicized that
its operatives were responsible for the Dec. 23 attack on a natural gas
pipeline that runs into Jordan.
The organization said the attack was retribution for Jordan's
"participation in the war on the Islamic State" in Iraq and Syria.
Islamic State kills Qods Force general in central
Excerpt: An Islamic State sniper gunned down a general in
Iran's Qods Force who was advising Iraqi troops
and Shiite militias in the battleground city of Samarra
in central Iraq.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that Brigadier General
Hamid Taqavi was "martyred" while serving in Samara, close to the
"shrine of Imam Hassan Askari" on Dec. 27, 2014, Jahan News, a
hard-line Iranian media outlet reported. Taqavi was killed by an Islamic State
"sniper," ABNA noted.
(IS killing Iranian Generals. Sweet. ~Bob)
Excerpt: The Muslim persecution of Christians in September started making prominent appearances not just in the Islamic world, but also in the West—in
America, Australia and Europe.
In the United States, in ,
three churches were vandalized on the same night. The words most frequently
sprayed were “Infidels!” and “Koran 3:151.” The verse from the Koran states,
“We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve [or “infidels”]
for what they have associated with Allah [reference to Christian Trinity] of
which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire,
and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.” Columbus, Indiana
US Islamist Expert: NYPD Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley May Have Been Responding to ISIS Fatwa (Video)
Excerpt: Andrew G. Bostom, professor of medicine at
told Steve Malzberg that Ismaaiyl may
have been responding to a fatwa to murder police officers. Brown University
“People are reluctant to even acknowledge that the man is a professed Muslim and comes from a Muslim background… There were four high profile attacks by Western Muslims against Western societies, specifically targeting police, since the September 22nd fatwa by an important
ISIS ideologue was posted online. And in that fatwa it
calls for attacks on westerners but it specifically targeted police.”
The Sharia Law Invasion of the
and Western Europe. By Dave Hodges
Excerpt: The major threat facing the West, does not lie in the fact that it is primarily Muslims who are moving into Western countries and supplanting the host country’s traditions with their own. The major threat facing Western Europe and the US lies in the fact that Muslims are coming to their country armed with Sharia Law and their religious leaders plan to take over according to the mandates of this governing doctrine.
Worth Seeing: Muslim protest against Islamists in
is Racism" Toronto
Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. http://tiny.cc/g02s4 For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at)gmail.com. Hall’s eleven books are listed here: http://tinyurl.com/o4nu65u. His blog of political news and conservative comment is www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com.