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How did Cindy Sheehan acquire her new property in Crawford, Texas?
On the Gold Star Families For Peace website, Sheehan explained how Central Texas had grown on her. She now wants a permanent place where she and fellow protestors can go to demonstrate against President Bush.
Peace Supporter, Gerry Fonseca, says he purchased the 5-acre parcel, which cost more than $52,000. It was bought with the money frome [sic] her son, Casey's, life insurance policy.
"I doubt they would have sold her the property if she tried to buy it herself," said Foncseca.
"I feel deceived," said Celia Ramsey, who sold the land to Cindy Sheehan through a third party. She talked to News Channel 25 exclusively on the matter. "I would have never sold it to Sheehan. Nobody wants them here."
The Ramsey's claim Fonseca told them he was an evacuee from Hurricane Katrina.
As is always the case with this crowd, the ends justify the means.
Terence Mann: I'm going to beat you with a crowbar until you leave.
Ray Kinsella: You can't do that.
Terence Mann: There are rules here? No, there are no rules here. [advances with crowbar]
Ray Kinsella: You're a pacifist!
Terence Mann: [stops] Shit.
[from Field of Dreams (1989)]
Has anyone else noticed that we seem to be the only ones that play by the rules any more?
Just ranting (again)... at Some Soldier's Mom
That's the percentage of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines this Washington Post smear job represents. They could have run a profile from any one of the incredible 2.4 million men and women of our Armed Forces, but they don't. No, those folks aren't worth the ink and space; they don't fit the script. Instead, it's the obligatory "military turns troubled youth into murderer and rapist" schtick.
Best of all, they get a former Stars and Stripes writer to do their dirty work. As every conservative writer knows, the easiest way to get a byline with these guys is to sell your soul to the MSM devil by writing copy that allows them to say, "See, it's not us saying it. Even conservatives feel this way..."
So they get this former military newspaper writer to pull the trigger for them by running a lengthy profile of .000000416 of the U.S. military chock full of eye-popping quotes from an obviously troubled individual in order to trash the other 2,399,999 members who serve with distinction. The writer walks away with a WaPo clip to add to his resume, WaPo scores a direct hit against the military with no fingerprints on the weapon, and the anti-military forces (Murtha et.al.) get anecdotal talking points grist for the MSM mill ("Yeah, Anderson, you're right. I mean, just the other day the WaPo featured a story about a raping murdering service member written by a former Stars & Stripes writer....")
It's loathsome, but that's the way the big boys play the game.
USS Benewah (APB-35), a Sunday Ship History salute here.
231 years and counting.
General George Washington founded the U.S. Army JAG Corps on July 29th, 1775. Since then, the JAG Corps has played a key role in the events that shape our nation and our world while becoming one of our country's largest law firms, with more than 3,400 full- and part-time Attorneys. With such a rich history, it is no surprise that Army JAG Corps Attorneys have been prosecuting the "trials of the century" for centuries.
Between 1802 and 1849 the Judge Advocate position was suspended, but since reinstatement, the JAG Corps has continually grown in size and in the scope of its expertise and support. Arguably, the most fundamental achievement of the modern JAG Corps is the creation of the Uniform Military Code of Justice (UCMJ, 1951), which applies one consistent code of conduct across the entire U.S. military while providing important judicial safeguards.
The JAG Corps upholds the basic rules of conduct for our Soldiers—and also upholds the rule of law in the most important international cases. Judge Advocates made an example of the treacherous General Benedict Arnold; prosecuted Lincoln's Assassin; probed Custer's defeat at Little Big Horn; delivered justice for Nazi crimes at Nuremburg; and helped end the disastrous ethnic warfare in Bosnia by drafting the Dayton Peace Accord.
Military operations large and small have driven JAG Corps growth while continually presenting new challenges, roles and responsibilities. There were 15 Judge Advocate Officers during the Revolutionary War, and today, there are more than 3,400. Moving beyond the confines of internal military justice, Judge Advocates created the legal framework for the rebirth of Europe after World War II and helped to rebuild and heal a nation after the Bosnian War.
Sometimes the enemy isn't an armed opponent: it can be a force of nature, or the face of chaos. The JAG Corps has been actively involved in humanitarian aid, disaster relief, nation building and peace operations. In 1995, JAG Corps Attorneys helped to create a new Bosnian nation From the 1960s through the ‘90s, the JAG Corps undertook humanitarian and disaster relief missions from the Dominican Republic to Samoa to Central America.
...and many more.All done!