Lunatics running the asylum

Biden Flubs Boston Bombing Tribute by KEITH KOFFLER on APRIL 16 2014 11:05 AM 

President Obama Tuesday passed the Boston Marathon memorializing duties to Vice President Biden who, typically, screwed it up.Brainless Joe!Brainless Idiot Joe Biden Tells Boston Bombing Survivors “It Was Worth It?”     

“To those quote ‘survivors.’ My God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it, I mean this sincerely, just to hear each of you speak. You are truly, truly inspiring. I have never heard anything so beautiful as what all of you just said.”

It was worth it? What is he even trying to say? I assume he didn’t mean their suffering was worth it. Please God, make that not be the case, even if it’s just a mental mixup. He was probably trying to relate that the victims’ remarks made it worth it for him to come to Boston. But really? Was it some kind of imposition And why is Biden heading up the White House commemoration of this event in the first place? Where’s Obama? Holding a personal moment of silence. Maybe Joe begged for the job because he wanted to show Democratic primary voters what a healer he can be. In that case, it wasn’t worth it.?Obama-moment-silence-e1397656611218

I watched Biden speak live and my toes curled up under my feet, the man is an absolute blithering idiot… Several days ago the White House ‘warned’ Russia against further military action in the Ukraine, and then announced that “US Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Kiev on April 22 to demonstrate high-level US support. Dear Gawd, which lunatic is really running the White House asylum?             Yours Aye

Beware The Enemy Within…


enemy-within1*Probe into allegations of Muslim extremists forcing out head-teachers and governors is widened to 15 schools. article-2603720-1C1D179A00000578-4_634x445An investigation into Muslim extremists forcing moderate head-teachers and governors to quit their jobs has been widened to include 15 schools. Ofsted inspectors have been sent into the schools, all of which are in Birmingham, to carry out snap inspections. Hardline Muslims have been forcing out uncooperative school leaders so they can promote their radical agendas to students, and last month a document outlining their methods was handed to a Sunday newspaper. More HereProbe into allegations of Muslim extremists forcing out head-teachers and governors… ENDarticle-2603629-11779CD0000005DC-912_306x423

*Downing Street probe into controversial London council ‘over suspected links to Islamic extremists.’ An embattled London council is being probed over its links to Muslim extremists, a report reveals. Tower Hamlets council is already under investigation for alleged fraud after mayor Lutfur Rahman (left) doubled recommended funding to Bengali-run charities in an apparent attempt to buy favour. But now a leaked government report suggests  the mayor and his finance minister, Alibor Choudhury, (below) have links to Islamic extremist groups, including one seeking to set up a Sharia state in Europe. 

A document handed to The Sunday Telegraph says that three community centres owned by the council, or by their housing authority, were used for meetings of radical groups including al-Muhajiroun, the banned Islamist terrorist organisation founded by Omar Bakri Mohammed and Anjem Choudary. article-2603629-1D13B2C700000578-918_306x423A third was used by political hate group Hizb ut-Tahrir and ‘may still be’ in use, according to the report which was prepared for David Cameron in 2013. Another cause for concern is the council’s £2million of funding given to the East London Mosque, which previously held a telephone Q&A with al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, and the Osmani Trust, a Muslim-only youth group. 

More HereDowning Street probe into controversial London council ‘over suspected links to Islamic extremists’ END

6a01156fb0b420970c01a73d85b11c970d-800wi2*Muslim Brotherhood moves headquarters from London to Austria after Prime Minister David Cameron announces terror investigation. Controversial Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood is moving its headquarters from London to Austria in an apparent attempt to avoid an inquiry into its activities set up by the Prime Minister. The alleged terrorist outfit was expelled from Egypt following last year’s coup there. It recently opened a new international office above a disused kebab shop in Cricklewood, northwest London. But this weekend, sources said it had decided to transfer its base to Graz, Austria’s second city, after David Cameron announced a joint MI5 and MI6 investigation into its membership. The group is regarded as a terrorist organisation by Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Last month, Mr Cameron said that it was important to establish what the group’s beliefs were in terms of ‘extremism and violent extremism’. END

article-0-1D13AC1D00000578-380_634x431*Tony Blair’s religious charity’s ‘links to extremism’: Adviser is claimed to be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Tony Blair’s religious charity has links to an Islamic extremist group being investigated by MI5 and MI6, it has been alleged. It has been claimed that two Muslim leaders, who have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, are advising The Tony Blair Faith Foundation. The organisation has been declared a terrorist group in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and could be banned in Britain, despite insisting they do not have links to extremist factions. He is said to have told a crowd of Kuwaitis protesting over Palestine: ‘Israel is an evil, and we can never live with evil,’ according to a news agency report in 2000. In 1995, it was reported in America that a Palestinian terrorist group wrote to him requesting funds. Another Islamic adviser to Mr Blair is Mustafa Ceric, a Bosnian Muslim cleric (below) who has made controversial statements about Islam in the Balkan states. The former Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina has been linked to the the global Muslim Brotherhood through his membership of the European Council for Fatwa and Research.reisu-l-ulema-dr-mustafa-ceric 

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch says Mr Blair’s links to the Brotherhood through the men threatened to overshadow the charity’s work. Steven Merley, a US investigator of extremist movements, who runs Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch, told The Sunday Telegraph: ‘Many groups don’t call themselves Muslim Brotherhood but they are linked to what I call the ‘Global Muslim Brotherhood’. ’These individuals have fooled a lot of politicians, like Blair, who should know better. The very presence of people like Shatti and Ceric in the same room as him is a judgment on Blair.’ The Muslim Brotherhood denies being an extremist organisation, and has asked Lord Macdonald, the former director of public prosecutions, to help defend them. It has even threatened legal action against people who try to restrict their activities. David Cameron has asked the British intelligence agencies to investigate the Islamic group, after they opened an international office about a disused kebab shop in Cricklewood, London. After news of the inquiry into the activities emerged, it was revealed the group is moving its headquarters from London to Austria.  A spokesman for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation told the paper they were ‘grateful’ for the work done by the pair and described them as ‘great supporters of the foundation’. The oragnisation said they were not aware of the men’s alleged links. END2F0PJQL5FK3E6_21LBQD3U_PL_P_LS

Just a gentle insight as to how Islamic Extremism filters itself from the wild crazy’s (‘rush order of 72 vestal virgins’) to the mild and meek gentle islamic folk, whose wish is to ‘inherit the earth’ on behalf of their faith. The same problem lies on both sides of the ‘pond’ as well as around Europe. Come the next and final Crusade…            Yours Aye.

‘Disarming The Warriors’

Disarming The Warriors
“We are de-fanging our military. What’s more, is that we are taking away their basic human rights to defend themselves, their Second Amendment rights to bear arms in their own self-defense, while asking them to volunteer to defend us. Moreover, we are choosing time and time again to deny them the mental health and veterans’ benefits, while giving more money to entitlements for other communities. Meanwhile, shootings on bases have occurred multiple times, and 22 people in our armed services commit suicide daily.”   ‘Disarming The Warriors.’ Afterburner with Bill Whittle…
Bill Whittle has a way of highlighting points of procedure, and stringing them together faultlessly. It is no wonder Obama’s socialist circus dislike him immensely.    Yours Aye.

John Wayne~The Life & Legend

John Wayne, who made 162 feature films, was one of the 20th century’s biggest Hollywood stars. Here are 10 things we learned about the Oscar-winning actor from an impressive new biography by Scott Eyman. Martin Chilton-The Telegraph Culture Editor john_wayne_life_legend

He cheated at chess; John Wayne was actually very good at chess (film director and experienced player Josef von Sternberg “was livid” when beaten by Wayne) and the actor had a chessboard permanently set up on his 136ft boat, The Wild Goose. Wayne once said of fellow actor Rock Hudson: “Who the hell cares if he’s queer? The man plays great chess.” Wayne repeatedly cheated when playing chess against Robert Mitchum (Wayne had huge hands and would carefully slide a piece into a different position as he made a separate move) and Mitchum eventually plucked up the courage to tell him he was cheating. Wayne replied “I was wondering when you were going to say something. Set ‘em up, we’ll play again.”
He loved literature; Wayne liked the novels of Agatha Christie but his two favourite books were written by Arthur Conan Doyle and both are historical novels – The White Company (1891) and Sir Nigel (1906) – both set during the Hundred Years’ War. Wayne was also a fan of Charles Dickens and if the actor agreed to a business deal, he would always say “Barkis is willing!”, a phrase used by Mr Barkis when he tells David Copperfield that he is ready to marry Peggotty.JohnWaynesummary_2874969b
Just call him MMM or Duke but never Marion: Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison (on May 26, 1907) and earned the lifelong nickname Duke, after Big Duke, the family dog. Big Duke, an Airedale, would chase fire engines, and the firemen christened Wayne Liitle Duke, which was shortened to Duke. Wayne said: “The guy you see on the screen isn’t really me. I’m Duke Morrison, and I never was and never will be a film personality like John Wayne. I know him well. I’m one if his closest students. I have to be. I make a living out of him.”
John Ford called him a “poached egg:” Ford’s four Academy Awards for Best Director (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) are a record but he missed out in 1939 for Stagecoach. His behaviour on set angered Wayne, who said of the director “I was so f–king mad I wanted to kill him”. Ford kept baiting Wayne during filming, yelling at one point: “Don’t you know how to walk? You’re as clumsy as a hippo. And stop slurring your dialogue and show some expression. You look like a poached egg.” Privately Ford said of Wayne at the time: “He’ll be the biggest star ever”.stagecoach 12Wayne was once a sports journalist: Wayne was born in Iowa but went to the Glendale Union High School in California, where he played for the football team. Although he was seen as sporty, he also did well academically. He was part of the high school debating team and president of its Latin Society. He graduated with an average score of 94/100. He was also a member of its newspaper staff and wrote sports reports under byline ‘M.M.M’.

Wayne was a strange political beast; John Wayne was known for his right-wing views (he was scathing about actress Jane Fonda’s anti-Vietnam war pronouncements) and was a fervent supporter of President Richard Nixon, insisting in 1971 that “Nixon is too great a man to be mixed up in anything like Watergate.” But Wayne also liked debating politics with the actor Paul Newman, who would send him political essays written by progressive liberal thinkers.John Wayne Smoking

He was a deeply superstitious man; Among the many things (normally wives) that made a volatile Wayne fly off the handle was the act of anyone leaving a hat on top of a bed. Also, no one in his family was ever allowed to pass salt directly to Wayne, it had to be placed on the table instead and then he would reach for it. He was not superstitious about his smoking, though, getting through five packets of cigarettes a day, something that brought him first a persistent hacking cough and later lung cancer.

Don’t wet on his blue suede shoes; When he first met Michael Caine, Wayne gave him some friendly thespian advice. “Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too f—— much”. He then baffled the Brit by adding “and never wear suede shoes”. When Caine asked “Why?”, Wayne replied: “Because one day a guy in the next stall recognised me and turned towards me and said ‘John Wayne you’re my favourite actor! And p—-d all over my suede shoes. So don’t wear them when you’re famous, kid.”

He was in awe of Churchill; Wayne would often tell friends how highly he thought of Winston Churchill and had a complete set of the British Prime Minister’s prose on his bookself.

Wayne was a gracious winner; When he won his Best Actor Oscar for playing Rooster Cogburn in True Grit (1969), Wayne whispered in presenter Barbra Streisand’s ear “beginner’s luck”. Wayne later spent the night drinking with Richard Burton (who had been nominated for playing King Henry VIII in Anne of the Thousand Days), having knocked on the Welshman’s door, thrust the Oscar statue at him and shouted: “You should have this, not me.”jima_2874943kMore Here Of Interest in the Washington Times Book Review: ‘John Wayne: Life and Legend.’  

Well it looks like another book order is going into Amazon. “The hell it is!”    Yours Aye.

Rev Al Sharpton was a ‘Mafia informer’

Baptist minister who is said to have been targeted by the FBI because of his extensive contacts in the music and sports industry…Al-Sharpton_2875459bThe Rev Al Sharpton, the radical civil rights leader who is now a close ally of President Obama, was a Federal Bureau of Investigation informer who helped to jail a number of Mafia bosses, it has been claimed. An investigation by the Smoking Gun: website claims that the 69-year-old television host and White House regular was “turned” by the FBI after being implicated in a drug deal. The website said that he agreed to wear a wire tap during conversations with Mob bosses, including leading members of the Genovese crime family, the largest and most feared Mafia outfit in the United States.mobster-drawing2

A Baptist minister who is said to have been targeted by the FBI because of his extensive contacts in the music and sports industry, as well as the New York underworld, Mr Sharpton has always denied being a “snitch.” He has said that his only contact with the police was to gather information in order to help drive out drug dealing in the black communities he worked in. But the Smoking Gun website claimed that interviews with a number of detectives on a joint FBI and police task force called the Genovese squad revealed that Mr Sharpton was a valued informer who delivered at least 10 taped conversations that led to the jailing of a number of mobsters.

It also produced internal documents showing that the recordings were used to help gain court approval for further secret taping at gang members’ homes and other places they associated. Asked why he cooperated with the police, who in public he frequently lambasted, one unnamed former member of the squad said: “He thought he didn’t have a choice,” after being taped by an agent pretending to be a drug dealer apparently agreeing to buy cocaine. Starting in the mid-1980s with the codename CI-7 – for Covert Investigator number seven - he is said to have operated as a police spy for about four years.obama-sharptonIn one lengthy memo, the agents discussed how Mr Sharpton’s identity could be concealed from the court in order to protect him from Mafia reprisals. The FBI are also said to have provided him with a briefcase containing a secret camera, with which to record members of four of the five New York crime families he is said to have been familiar with. Those said to have been bugged include organised crime associates Dominick “Baldy Dom” Canterino, music industry supremo Morris Levy, and Federico “Fritzy” Giovanelli. He also allegedly passed on information about Don King, the boxing promoter.

A prominent supporter of and fundraiser for President Obama, Mr Sharpton was on the dias on the steps of the US Capitol building when he was sworn in last year. He also attended a private 50th birthday party at the White House for the President’s wife, Michelle. In his 2013 book “The Rejected Stone,” Mr Sharpton denied being an informer, saying that he was once “set up by the government,” whose agents later leaked “false information” that “could have gotten me killed.” Questioned about the allegations this week, he denied being “flipped” by federal agents. Asked about the secret recording he added: “I’m not saying yes, I’m not saying no.”images

How long before the race card is whipped out of his stuffed wallet? GALATIONS 7. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. 8. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life”

Forget the ‘eternal life’ bit – it looks like there are some chickens about to come home to roost!    Yours Aye 

It’s not what you know-it’s who you know

article-0-1CD6974C00000578-590_634x621‘Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden DEFENDS the judge who only gave a du Pont heir probation after admitting to sexually assaulting his three-year-old daughter.’

Delaware Attorney General Biden (right) has defended the judge who decided to let an heir to the du Pont family agree to a plea deal after being charged with sexually abusing his young daughter. Biden, the Vice President’s son who is in his second term as Delaware Attorney General, wrote a letter supportingJudge Jan Jurden Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden and her decision to allowRobert H. Richards IV Robert H. Richards IV to admit to fourth degree rape and register as a sex offender but not serve any time. Her decision prompted outrage after she supported the move by writing that the heir, (right) who just turned 48 yesterday, ‘would not fare well in prison.’ More Here: Delaware Attorney General DEFENDS judge who only gave ‘du Pont’ heir probation after admitting to sexually assaulting his three-year-old daughter… 

Having read several different reporting sources on this story; it absolutely infuriates me that the Judge as well as the ‘quarter’ wit son of Joe Biden are allowed to keep their position within the legal system. The fact that she stated Richards ”would not fare well in prison” shows that she is not fit for office. Upon admitting his guilt this sorry specimen of a man should have been taken out and shot.       Yours Aye.

“Now lets get this right”

article-2596639-1CD2168700000578-513_634x394Senator quizzes confused-looking official before being told he was at the WRONG hearing. An Indiana senator began questioning a Treasury official at a hearing on Thursday before realizing he was at the wrong committee meeting.  Senator Dan Coats, who was supposed to be at a veterans affairs meeting, only realized his mistake when an aide passed him a note.  The 70-year-old senator took the mistake in good humor as he admitted he was in the wrong place, causing the room to erupt into laughter.article-2596639-1CD2167F00000578-214_634x413 More Here With a Video Clip  A confused Senator speaking at the WRONG hearing

In all seriousness; there has to be a cut-off time for people in public office, even though they hold a wealth of experience (good or bad). We have our fair share of ‘elders’ in the House of Lords as well as in Parliament; who spend most of their time slouched in a sleeping position supposedly listening to debates, the result of which can have an impact on society.          Yours Aye.

Immigration enforcement in America has collapsed

Feds intercepted 722,000 illegal immigrants last year but charged just 27 PER CENT – and let 68,000 convicted criminals go.article-2593690-1C9F024200000578-420_638x449

*The Department of Homeland Security is letting illegal immigrants go in record numbers, including those already convicted of serious crimes *A man accused of raping a child in his own family was released, apparently because of a policy of ‘discretion’ when suspects are child caregivers

*Another man facing vehicular homicide charges walked away because Chicago’s county jail officials refused to let the feds interview him *According to a new report, just 195,000 out of 722,000 illegal immigrants encountered by ICE were charged with immigration violations in 2013


‘The preponderance of the evidence demonstrates that immigration enforcement in America has collapsed,’ says Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions

The Department of Homeland Security released so-called ‘criminal aliens’ – people living in the U.S. illegally who have been convicted of crimes – at a record pace in 2013. Internal DHS documents obtained by the right-leaning Center for Immigration Studies show that last year the agency’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement division encountered 722,000 potentially deportable illegal immigrants, but charged just 195,000 with immigration violations. homelandAnd 68,000 of those who were released back in to the U.S. population already had criminal convictions that would warrant their expulsion from the country. But President Barack Obama’s preferred policy has favored ‘prosecutorial discretion,’ giving ICE broad authority to pick and choose which aliens to keep and which to cut loose. ice

More Here: Feds intercepted 722,000 illegal immigrants last year but charged just 27 PER CENT – and let 68,000 convicted criminals go ICE boys playing with their big toys…

This is a nightmare we incurred through our last lying socialist government. The more illegal immigrants they allowed in, the more potential voters they could eventually add to their list; especially in the long term through children born on British soil.  Not long now good people of America… Normality will be resumed.          Yours Aye.

A ‘dud,’ dude, or a mate…

According to Stephen Emerson of the SCOTSMAN newspaper, the word ‘dude’ can trace its roots back to Ayrshire, Scotland in the 1800′s.2203368453

THE world ‘dude’ is so ingrained in the global consciousness that it transcends cultural boundaries with the same ease that it slopes off the tongue. Thanks to its widespread use in blockbuster film and TV shows its positive meaning – as a man or woman of character – is known, appreciated and understood around the world. In fact, it could be argued, referring to someone as a dude is up there with the handshake when it comes to universally understood interactions.

What comes as a surprise, however, is that its roots can be traced to the Scottish word ‘duddies’. ‘Duddies’ refer to ragged or tattered clothes and originated from Ayrshire. How the word evolved from a negative word to a positive is unclear but immigration and cultural changes will have played their part. It should be noted that ‘duds’, which also originated from the word ‘duddies’, is a popular term for clothes and no longer carries any negative connotations. The first use of the word ‘dude’ in print came in 1876 when Putnam’s Magazine used it to mock how a woman was dressed as a “dud” (pronounced ‘dude’ in a Scottish accent).  No introductions required below, from the film ‘The Big Lebowski95824143 From the 1880s onwards it was used by rural dwellers in the US to refer to their visiting smartly dressed city counterparts. Dude was also used to describe the 19th century American pioneers who helped the country expand westwards. In the 1960s, dude had been adopted by the surfing community where the phrase “dudette”, to refer to a woman, also appeared. By the 1970s it had slipped in mainstream American slang and with the help of Hollywood quickly spread around the globe. The “Day of the Dude” is held each year on March 6 to mark the anniversary of the 1998 release of cult film The Big Lebowski. Fans use the day to celebrate the philosophy of the movie’s protagonist, played by Jeff Bridges. Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski’s philosophy of easy living.

Personally I have never heard anyone referred to as a ‘dude’ or a ‘dudette,’ on this side of the pond, and that covers all areas of the United Kingdom. Though the term ‘Duds’ has always been used when referring to a pair of trousers. Our preference for the term ‘Mate’ comes from the original language as used by the Royal Navy going back to the 1400′s, when the word was taken from the rated rank of ‘First Mate.’ And there in a nutshell is how it is ‘mate.’      Yours Aye.

Snivelling wretched excuse for a man

article-0-1CA8994800000578-175_306x423CNN’s Piers Morgan takes final parting shot at NRA and ‘cowardly’ politicians on final show; I am so pro-American I want more of you to stay alive.’

Piers Morgan, CNN’s departing talk show host, could not miss one last opportunity to take a swipe at U.S. gun laws Friday before signing off after three years on air. Morgan devoted the final minutes of Piers Morgan Live to the issue that he said has been a consistent and often controversial part of the programme. The British-born presenter cited gun violence statistics and expressed dismay that mass shootings including those in Newtown, Connecticut, and Aurora, Colorado, haven’t led to stricter gun control laws. 

Morgan delivered his impassioned 3-minute address after devoting most of the programme Friday to the coverage of the search for the missing Malaysian plane. ‘After three years, two months, 11 days and over 1,000 shows, I am departing to spend more time with my cricket bat,’ quipped the 48-year-old English expat. Morgan spent a few moments thanking his staff and his viewers – ‘even those who implacably disagreed with me, or just found my funny accent annoying’ – before launching into a tirade against America’s gun violence epidemic. Piers Morgan Says Goodbye with a gun control ‘caveat’piers morgan the bore  CNN’s ousted presenter insisted that guns belong on a battlefield in the hands of professional soldiers ‘fighting for democracy and freedom’ – not in the hands of civilians. Morgan cited hair-raising figures of gun violence, which claims on average 35 lives every day, in addition to another 50 who kill themselves with firearms. ‘I assumed that after 70 people were shot in a movie theatre, and then, just a few months later, 20 first-graders were murdered with an assault rifle in an elementary school, the absurd gun laws in this country would change,’ he said. ‘But nothing has happened.’ In his parting shot at the National Gun Association, Morgan accused the powerful gun lobby of bullying U.S. lawmakers into ‘cowardly’ silence. 2011 FBI Crime Statistics-fails to mention the crimes are attributable to the Socialist Labour Governments open border immigration policy!piers-morgan-us-uk-gun-effects

‘My point is simple: more guns doesn’t mean less crime as the NRA repeatedly says,’ Morgan continued. ‘It means more gun violence, death and profits for the gun manufacturers. ‘And to those who claim my gun control campaigning has been “anti-American”, the reverse is true. I am so pro-American that I want more of you to stay alive.’ images

Quoting Winston Churchill, Morgan said that he has given the issue of gun control ‘a tremendous whack,’ even as his many detractors called him out for being too loud and rude when debating the subject. Morgan concluded his final show by urging Americans to stand together and cry ‘enough!’ CNN announced last month that it was pulling the plug on Piers Morgan Live after three years due to lacklustre ratings.images

America please forgive this British champagne guzzling socialist for his sins (because we don’t want him back over here in the United Kingdom.) However; if he is to come back then pray Gawd it is to appear in court on phone hacking charges, followed by a spell in prison. A long spell in prison to keep him off our screens…            Yours Aye.

Evidence Mounts Against Piers Morgan in Phone Hacking … – Breitbart

 British police question CNN’s Piers Morgan over phone-hacking … Reuters

BBC News – Piers Morgan questioned over phone hacking…

Retired Rear Admiral Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. Obituary

Handout photo of retired rear admiral Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. in WashingtonRetired Rear Ddmiral Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. addresses the audience during the National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, September 18, 2009. The prisoner of war had been tortured for 10 months and beaten repeatedly by his North Vietnamese captors in recent days, and there were threats of more if he did not respond properly when the propaganda broadcast began. Haggard but gritty, Cmdr. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. slumped in a chair before the television cameras. Pretending to be blinded by the spotlights, he began blinking — seemingly random spasms and tics. He answered interrogators’ questions with a trace of defiance, knowing he would be beaten again and again, but hoping that America would detect his secret message in Morse code. 

To a question about American “war atrocities,” the captured pilot said: “I don’t know what is happening in Vietnam because the only news sources I have are North Vietnamese. But whatever the position of my government is, I believe in it, I support it, and I will support it as long as I live.” The North Vietnamese, who lost face, were even more outraged when they learned that Commander Denton, in the Japanese-taped interview broadcast on American television on May 17, 1966, had blinked out “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” It was the first confirmation that American prisoners of war were being subjected to atrocities during the Vietnam War. The commander was beaten all night. DENTON-1-obit-master675Mr. Denton, who returned home after seven years as a prisoner went on to become a Rear Admiral and a United States Senator from Alabama. He died on Friday at Sentara Hospice House in Virginia Beach, his son, Jeremiah A. Denton 3rd, said. He was 89. Mr. Denton called himself “an average product of Middle America,” but his story was anything but ordinary — a war hero appalled by what he called America’s moral degeneracy, a crusading spokesman for right-wing Christian groups, a one-term Republican senator in the patriotic matrix of President Ronald Reagan. It was a political life shaped by indelible experiences in Vietnam.

On July 18, 1965, Commander Denton, leading a squadron of 28 A-6 Intruder attack jets and flying his 12th mission over North Vietnam, took off from the aircraft carrier Independence in the South China Sea. His bombardier-navigator was Lt. Bill Tschudy, and the target was a complex of military warehouses at Thanh Hoa, 75 miles south of Hanoi. As he came in over the heavily defended Thanh Hoa Bridge on the Ma River, antiaircraft batteries opened up. Shells riddled the Intruder, knocking out its sophisticated guidance system. The aircraft went into a tailspin, and pain shot through the commander’s left thigh; a tendon had ruptured as he desperately tried to regain control, but it was hopeless. The fliers bailed out and were captured. “Dazed and bleeding as I was, my principal emotion was fury,” Mr. Denton recalled. “I was mad as hell at being shot down, and even angrier at being captured.” CDR Denton with his A-6A Intruder aboard the USS Independence 1965.DentonwithA6

Over the next seven years and seven months, Commander Denton was held in various prison camps, including the notorious “Hanoi Hilton,” and endured beatings, starvation, torture and more than four years of solitary confinement, including periodic detentions in coffin like boxes. He and other officers nevertheless maintained a chain of command and a measure of discipline among the prisoners. “I put out the policy that they were not to succumb to threats, but must stand up and say no,” he told The New York Times in 1973. “Figuratively speaking, we now began to lie on the railroad tracks hoping that the sheer bulk of our bodies would slow down the train. We forced them to be brutal to us.”HanoiHilton

The commander was often punished for urging others to resist. He also devised ways for prisoners to communicate by signs or numbers, tapping on a wall or coughing signals in a sequence. Ten months after his capture, he was selected for a propaganda interview to be broadcast on Japanese television. It became famous after it was discovered that he had tricked his captors and blinked out the Morse code message that exposed North Vietnam’s brutal treatment of prisoners of war. During his captivity, Commander Denton was awarded the Navy Cross and promoted to captain. In 1973, after President Richard M. Nixon announced a Vietnam peace agreement, Captain Denton was in the first group of prisoners released. “We are honored to have had the opportunity to serve our country under difficult circumstances,” he said at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Commander Denton at Clark Air Base in the Philippines just after his release 387px-J_Denton_speech

His ordeal in Vietnam was graphically chronicled in a 1976 memoir written with Ed Brandt, “When Hell Was in Session,” and made into a 1979 NBC television movie starring Hal Holbrook and Eva Marie Saint. In the book, he described an ordeal under torture. “A special rig was devised for me in my cell,” he recalled. “I was placed in a sitting position on a pallet, with my hands tightly cuffed behind my back and my feet flat against the wall. Shackles were put on my ankles, with open ends down, and an iron bar was pushed through the eyelets of the shackles.”

“The iron bar was tied to the pallet and the shackles in such a way that when the rope was drawn over a pulley arrangement, the bar would cut into the backs of my legs, gradually turning them into a swollen, bloody mess. The pulley was used daily to increase the pressure, and the iron bar began to eat through the Achilles tendons on the backs of my ankles. For five more days and nights I remained in the rig.”


Promoted to Rear Admiral, he was named Commandant of the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va., a post he held until his retirement in 1977. Dismayed by what he regarded as a widespread failure of morality in America — from adolescent promiscuity to political disunity and disrespect for authority — Mr. Denton, in 1977, established the Coalition for Decency, dedicated to family values and good citizenship. A Roman Catholic, he also became a consultant to the Christian Broadcasting Network and to his friend Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition, and began lecturing on domestic and foreign affairs, voicing support for the military services and for the contra rebels in Nicaragua.

In 1980, capitalizing on his war-hero image and running on a platform of strong national defense, he was elected to the Senate, defeating the Democrat, James E. Folsom Jr. He was Alabama’s first Senate Republican since Reconstruction and the first former Admiral elected to the Senate. He served from 1981 to 1987, compiling a solid conservative voting record. He lost his bid for re-election in 1986 to Richard C. Shelby, a Democratic congressman who later became a Republican and who continues to hold the Senate seat.  President Ronald Reagan speaks with then-U.S. Sen. Jeremiah Denton in the White House in 1987.

Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr. was born in Mobile, Ala., on July 15, 1924, one of three sons of Jeremiah and Irene Steele Denton. His father, a hotel clerk, moved the family often and the boy attended 13 elementary schools. In 1936, his father left the family, which returned to Mobile, and the parents were divorced in 1938. Jeremiah Jr. attended a parochial high school, McGill Institute, excelling in athletics and graduating in 1942. He studied at Spring Hill College in Mobile, but in 1943 entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and graduated with honors in engineering in 1946. In 1946, he married the former Kathryn Jane Maury. The couple had seven children. Mrs. Denton died in 2007. Besides his son Jeremiah, Mr. Denton is survived by his second wife, Mary Belle Bordone; four sons, William, Donald, James and Michael; two daughters, Madeleine Doak and Mary Beth Hutton; a brother, Leo; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He served aboard the aircraft carrier Valley Forge in 1946 and 1947, testing and flying blimps. He also took flight training and became a pilot in the late 1940s, and over the next decade served as a flight instructor, test pilot and squadron leader. He studied at the Armed Forces Staff College and the Naval War College, becoming an expert on airborne electronics and antisubmarine warfare, and in 1964 earned a master’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University.

A year later, Commander Denton began flying missions over Vietnam.497472

His Navy Cross Citation reads:

“For extraordinary heroism while serving as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam from February 1966 to May 1966. Under constant pressure from North Vietnamese interrogators and guards, Rear Admiral Denton experienced harassment, intimidation and ruthless treatment in their attempt to gain military information and cooperative participation for propaganda purposes. During this prolonged period of physical and mental agony, he heroically resisted cruelties and continued to promulgate resistance policy and detailed instructions. Forced to attend a press conference with a Japanese correspondent, he blinked out a distress message in Morse Code at the television camera and was understood by United States Naval Intelligence. When this courageous act was reported to the North Vietnamese, he was again subjected to severe brutalities. Displaying extraordinary skill, fearless dedication to duty, and resourcefulness, he reflected great credit upon himself, and upheld the highest traditions of the Naval Service and the United States Armed Forces.”

 A true American. A true American hero in every sense of the word.            Yours Aye.

Nomination for Darwin Award

Darwin Award IdiotPRANK? Machine Gun Attack On Strangers At Night; Until one stranger pulls a real gun… Could some one please explain the ‘proposed humour’ created over the actions contained within this idiot’s clip; as it is far beyond my appreciation of humour? Surely the New Jersey police are justified in bringing charges against him and his associates; this as well as the people who suffered as a result of his ‘prank.’ My pity would be with the poor person who drew and fired a lethal shot from a legally concealed weapon whilst defending themselves. I would also have sympathy for the ‘pranksters’ family over his demise; but not one ounce of my sympathy would be wasted on the ‘prankster’ himself or his associates. In this case they really are candidates for a Darwin Award.    Yours Aye. 

Parenting as it should be done

Parenting as it should be done. A great father creates a precious memory instead of getting all worked up over the fact that his 4-year-old daughter can’t sleep over the worry of ‘shhhh’~ fireworks!’ Happy memories of the times I sung my young daughter to sleep when a howling wind blew against her bedroom window…Great Parenting Skills Tonight You Belong to Me (Cover) – A Father and his 4 year old daughter Benjamin Ames you have created a classic clip for your daughter to show her children one day. Well done mate.      Yours Aye.

Heed the writing on the wall

Democrats suffer shock loss in Florida election as voters deliver crushing verdict on Obamacare.  The Democratic Party is licking its wounds after losing a special election in Florida that turned into a referendum on Barack Obama, suggesting that the president has become an albatross around the necks of congressional candidates – and spelling election doom for November.article-2579282-1C3653EA00000578-845_634x423Election prognosticator Stuart Rothenberg wrote in January that the 13th Congressional District race was one that Democrats ‘can’t afford to lose.’ Alex Sink, the losing Democrat, also lost a statewide race for governor in 2016 by a razor-thin margin, but carried the 13th district by 2 percentage points. Obama, too, prevailed there in both of his elections. But the special election, created by the October death of longtime Rep. Bill Young, was a different story. Jolly won by nearly 2 points in a race that cost the candidates a whopping $12.7 million. And Republicans of all stripes are crowing about it. More Enjoyable Reading Here: Democrats suffer shock loss in Florida election as voters deliver crushing verdict on Obamacare

Winston Churchill said it best; “Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.”                 Yours Aye.

A tall strong ‘President’

01-sequoia-climbing-team-670“The President” is one of the biggest trees in the world, and until now, there’s never been a photograph of its entirety. The tree is 247 feet tall and is 3,200 years old. It has an estimated two billion leaves! A team of photographers from National Geographic worked with scientists from California’s Sequoia National Park to get an image of The President. Screen-shot-2014-03-04-at-12.28.17-PMMultiple photos were used to create the final image. As you can see, the contraptions created to get the higher photos are pretty incredible! And here’s the incredible ultimate image. It’s a combination of 126 different photographs.     Click on pics to enlargeNGS Picture ID:1507300Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm          Source: National Geographic

Just one mighty limb from this beast would keep me in firewood for fifty years! If only the current President could stand as tall and strong…      Yours Aye.