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Closing days – Obama awards himself a medal

Obama ensures he's decorated with the DoD Medal for Distinguished Public Service. (Twitter)
Obama ensures he’s decorated with the DoD Medal for Distinguished Public Service. (Twitter)

Obama gets his participation trophy…

The countdown is almost at zero, but the Barack Obama FU Tour to America rolls on. Continue reading Closing days – Obama awards himself a medal

Again, Obama cuts military pay

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Tom Morton, a 23-year-old team leader with 3rd Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Nashville, Tenn., hands an Afghan child a toy during a security patrol. (Photo: Flickr)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Tom Morton, a 23-year-old team leader with 3rd Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Nashville, Tenn., hands an Afghan child a toy during a security patrol. (Photo: Flickr)

As most Americans are unaware, by federal law those serving in the nation’s military are suppose to receive a yearly pay raise in accordance with a formula utilized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The House of Representatives traditionally uses whatever figure the BLS sends them to factor into any given Fiscal Year Budget to be sent to the Commander-in-Chief. Continue reading Again, Obama cuts military pay

Third year running, Obama cuts military pay from already threadbare Armed Forces

Lance Cpl. Stephen Ferris of Walpole, Mass., left, with India Co., 3rd Batt., 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, advances on the headquarters of the Fedayeen in Baghdad on Wednesday, April 9, 2003. The Fedayeen are a secret fighting force controlled by Saddam Hussein. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
Lance Cpl. Stephen Ferris of Walpole, Mass., left, with India Co., 3rd Bn., 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, advances on the headquarters of the Fedayeen in Baghdad on Wednesday, April 9, 2003.

As most Americans are unaware, by federal law those serving in the nation’s military are suppose to receive a yearly pay raise in accordance with a formula utilized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The House of Representatives traditionally uses whatever figure the BLS sends them to factor into any given Fiscal Year Budget to be sent to the Commander-in-Chief.

Yet as reported by the Alabama Media Group (The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, the Mobile Press-Register) on Aug. 31, 2015, members of the Armed Forces will see a barely visible 1.3 percent increase in their proverbial pay envelopes starting New Year’s Day. But as reported by the Heritage Foundation on Aug. 7, 2015, Barack Obama has again decided to use an emergency loophole in the US Code to keep the lawful pay raise of 2.3 percent from the troops.

With the Family Obama still shaking the sand out of their shoes from yet another taxpayer subsidized Cape Cod vacation, Obama used the Chief Executive’s “economic emergency” provision to bypass the BLS formula, the House of Representatives, and Title 5 U.S.C., sections 5303(b) and 5304 (a) to cut military pay. Citing multiple sources here, Obama used the same excuse to slash the legally mandated pay raises from Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015.

As cited by USmilitary.about.com, the highest pay raise the military received between 1976 and 2009 was during the Reagan presidency, the 1982 pay raise was the highest ever at 14.3 percent. During Reagan’s administration, the smallest military pay raise he ever approved was 2.0 percent in 1988. During the Obama years, the pay raise approvals for the Uniformed Services have seen a steady decline:

  • 2009 – 3.9%
  • 2010 – 3.4%
  • 2011 – 1.4%
  • 2012 – 1.6%
  • 2013 – 1.7%
  • 2014 – 1.0%
  • 2015 – 1.0%
  • 2016 – 1.3%

While those serving in the Armed Forces are available and considered subject to immediate recall at any time, the lower pay increase translates to a Pay Grade E-4 (Corporal, Petty Officer 3d Class, Specialist 4, Senior Airman) will earn less than $3.00 an hour. Under the 2016 pay scale, a Pay Grade E-1 undergoing recruit training will be paid roughly $2.15 an hour.

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Why Obama will deputize the US Armed Forces to fight FOR Iran’s mullahs

Editorial

Barack Obama‘s done a number of things that more than a few conservatives consider impeachable offenses. From the Benghazi Cover-Up, to his IRS targeting American citizens, to the Colombia Hooker Scandal where the lead investigator was ordered “to withhold and alter certain information in the report of investigation because it was potentially embarrassing to the [Obama] Administration” just to name a few, the list of crimes or misdemeanor are many.

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Most of Obama’s military unfit to fight, could experience greater casualties

Cpl. Derrick Horne and Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, students with Martial Arts Instructor Course 7-10, grapple during combat conditioning drills at Landing Zone 216 on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 15, 2010.
Cpl. Derrick Horne and Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, students with Martial Arts Instructor Course 7-10, grapple during combat conditioning drills at Landing Zone 216 on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 15, 2010.

Ever since the end of the Second World War it’s consistently been the policy of the United States civilian leadership that our nation’s armed forces be capable not only of fighting two wars simultaneously, but also to win. However, in the advent of the Obama budget cuts in the past, as well as those scheduled for next year, real questions remain if America’s military could even successfully conduct a winning strategy in just one theater of war.

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The psychological castration of ISIS by Arab women

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“With the advent of women actually killing them on the field of battle, that may have crippled more than a few ISIS fighters both below and above the belt line…”

With the White House and Pentagon’s brain trust somehow missing this, possibly the best way to get inside the collective psyches of the ISIS terrorists may have already gotten off the ground by way of Middle Eastern Arabs themselves, or more to the point, by way of Middle Eastern Arab women. With Major Miriam Al Mansouri of the United Arab Emirates Air Force seeing both name and photo splashed all over the Western press and social media, the 35-year-old Squadron Commander as become a modern-day folk heroine in the fight against the global Islamic Jihaadists, as evidenced by the report from ABC News on Sept. 25, 2014. And that very same accolades for Maj. Mansouri of a woman standing up to, fighting back, and beating Islamist Jihaadists could hurt them in ways the West may have never considered.

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‘Thank You for Your Service’ and Other Automatic Phrases

Lance Corporal James Blake Miller, USMC - Iraq.
Lance Corporal James Blake Miller, USMC – Iraq.

“And damn it … say it like you mean it .”  

Paul Szoldra of the Business Insider published on Jan. 9, 2014 his interview of journalist Kevin Sites regarding his experiences as a civilian newsman embedded with US Marines during the Iraq War.

As Sites eruditely noted of the average American’s attitude towards those who serve us in the Armed Forces:

We’re happy to pat you on the back, buy you a beer, and say thank you for your service.

But we don’t really want to know much more than that.

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NFL cheerleader turned Army Officer comes home from Afghanistan

From cheerleader to Army Officer.
From cheerleader to Army Officer.

A whole new meaning to “Hot Landing Zone”

It’s not everyday that a young lady makes an NFL franchise’s cheerleading squad, or earns an Officer’s Commission in the United States Army, or even delivers a baby in an Afghan mud hut during a raging snowstorm.

Yet that’s exactly what Rachel Washburn has done as reported on Dec. 20, 2013 by USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the sports news portal PlayersView.com.

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The United States of Beta Males

Is you is, or is you ain't my healthcare?
Rachel Maddow finally hits the big time.

Political Correctness now has a face…

No name, but a face… and footie pajamas. And a big ol’ mug of steaming hot chocolate.

And possibly suffering from the worst case of Low T in the long and storied history of both simultaneous and sequential hermaphrodites.

Ever.

With the emphasis on “boy,” The Washington Times hammers the tousle-haired nerdlinger poster boy for Doc Obama’s health care scam.

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Paul Ryan budget deal with Democrats hammers military retirees

Good luck, suckers.
Good luck, suckers.

“This is the worst kind of example of a shady, backroom deal.” — Col. Michael Barron US Army (Ret.)

The recent proposed federal budget deal cut by the former Republican vice presidential candidate will be payed for out of the flesh of uniformed retirees, as reported by the right-of-center news portal Breitbart.com on Dec. 16, 2013.

Citing CNN Money’s Jennifer Liberto, Matthew Boyle of Breitbart News notes that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) brokered a deal with Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) that ensured a mere handful of years worth of governmental spending would come at the expense of the annual COLA (Cost of Living Allowances) increases for those retired from the Uniformed Services, to include NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps) and the (Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHS).

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