I finally decided to move Morning Coffee to a different host. I am still in the process of setting up, and the process is excruciatingly slow since I am far more technologically challenged than I am gifted.
As the new site is still under construction (and I cannot post there as yet), I came across this poem which I wanted to get onto the blog for others to read.
This was attributed to the following individual:
LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30t h Naval Construction Regiment
OIC, Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum , Iraq.
Whether or not snopes verifies this. The content is clear. As the men and women on the front lines won’t be spending the holidays at home, I for one, wanted to say Thank you, God Bless you and keep you safe until you return to your families.
A Different Christmas Poem
The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe, Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep, Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem, So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.
The sound wasn’t loud, and it wasn’t too near, But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn’t quite know, Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear, And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night, A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old, Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled, Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.
“What are you doing?” I asked without fear, “Come in this moment, it’s freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve, You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!”
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift, Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire’s light, Then he sighed and he said “Its really all right,
I’m out here by choice. I’m here every night.”
“It’s my duty to stand at the front of the line, That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me, I’m proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ‘ Pearl on a day in December,” Then he sighed, “That’s a Christmas ‘Gram always remembers.”
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ‘ Nam ‘, And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
I’ve not seen my own son in more than a while, But my wife sends me pictures, he’s sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag, The red, white, and blue… an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone, Away from my family, my house and my home.
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet, I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another, Or lay down my life with my sister and brother.. Who stand at the front against any and all, To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.”
“So go back inside,” he said, “harbor no fright, Your family is waiting and I’ll be all right.”
“But isn’t there something I can do, at the least, “Give you money,” I asked, “or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you’ve done, For being away from your wife and your son.”
Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret, “Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we’re gone, To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead, To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust, That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.”
GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY
The Clinton Culture of Corruption is thriving, from Illegal donations from Norman Hsu, to shaking down Waiters and busboys in Chinatown, & donations from folks pardoned by her husband. Another potential scandal surfaced recently in the NY Post.
Federal investigators are probing a company run by a wheeler-dealer pal of Hillary and Bill Clinton that has already been accused by stockholders of wasting millions on the former first couple, it was revealed yesterday.
InfoUSA, a database marketing company founded and headed by Clinton friend and megadonor Vin Gupta, filed papers with the Securities and Exchanges Commission. The filing said that the company would comply with the SEC’s efforts to obtain records related to its corporate spending and trades of some company stock.
If the allegations were made against a Republican, you could bet that Democrats would be clamoring for resignations or at least censorship. But since it is connected to the Clintons, Democrats don’t mind a little corruption.
A bit more from the Article.
The lawsuits, filed by two hedge funds, revealed that Gupta sprung for almost $900,000 in jet rides on the company dime for both Clintons since 2001, and a $3.3 million consulting contract for the former president.
Additional allegations against Gupta include one that he improperly awarded 100,000 share options to Bill Clinton without board approval.
There is an old saying where there is smoke there is fire… When will Democrats wake the hell up and smell the smoke?
An article in the NY Sun starts off by asking what do John Deutch, David Herdlinger, and Alfredo Luna Pharr Regalado have in common? It is sort of a trick question in that there are two possible answers that are both correct. The first is that they were all given last minute Pardons by former President Bill Clinton. The other Answer is that they are all Donors to Hillary Clinton’s Campaign…
Now you do not have to be a card carrying member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy to conclude that there is the possability of a quid pro quo here.
I am sure that Hillary herself will deny any knowledge of the funds donated, and that it had anything to do with the Pardons given by her Husband. Afterall he did pardon 140 and commute the sentences of 36 others on his last day in office. Keeping track of all those potential donors could be a daunting task for a campaign even one described by the Sun as “…being the most disciplined and determined in modern history.”
There is nothing illegal about Pardoned Felons donating to a polical campaign, since they were given full pardons and have all their rights fully restored. But it does open the door to Challenge Clinton on her Character & Ethics as well as bring into question again the Character and Ethics of the most indicted administration in History.
Here is a bit more on the Clinton Legacy and the Character and Ethics they brought to the White House.
– The only president ever impeached on grounds of personal malfeasance
– Most number of convictions and guilty pleas by friends and associates*
– Most number of cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation
– Most number of witnesses to flee country or refuse to testify
– Most number of witnesses to die suddenly
– First president sued for sexual harassment.
– First president accused of rape.
– First first lady to come under criminal investigation
– Largest criminal plea agreement in an illegal campaign contribution case
– First president to establish a legal defense fund.
– First president to be held in contempt of court
– Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions
– Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions from abroad
– First president disbarred from the US Supreme Court and a state court
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Al Gore has turned the Global Warming scam into a very lucrative venture.. Since his failure to win the White House in 2000 he has turned his net worth from about $1 Million to about $100 Million. This Newsweek Article proclaims him as the wealthiest Vice President in American History. Richer than Nelson Rockefeller.
If you think that AL is rolling in cash now, wait until the Carbon Credits Scam fully takes effect. You can bet that Gore like the rest of the Global Warming elitists will find a way to profit from the wealth redistribution system.
Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama are trading jabs oddly enough over something neither have.. experience..
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton sharpened her attacks on rival Barack Obama’s experience on Tuesday, a day after a poll showed her falling slightly behind him in Iowa.
Six weeks before Iowa kicks off the state-by-state battle for the Democratic nomination, Clinton questioned Obama’s claim that living in a foreign country as a youth helped shape his world view and contribute to his experience.
…a long resume doesn’t guarantee good judgment. A long resume says nothing about your character.”
and amazingly enough both are right… Obama’s experience in Indonesia provides him absolutely no insight about foreign Policy, and Clinton’s Character is is surronded by corruption, and manipulation… something not particularly beneficial in sound foreign policy though she will fit right in with the Hugo Chavez’s of the world.
Clinton has been dropping steadily in polls in New Hampshire and even lost her lead in Iowa, trading Jabs with Obama will likely not help her out much in those polls especially since she seems to be the one throwing the most mud. She has already played the Gender card and continuing to do so will show that she brings absolutely nothing to the table.
Meanwhile Obama is bringing is some bigger guns to campaign for him.
Oprah Winfrey is poised to campaign for White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in Iowa and New Hampshire, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
Obama made the disclosure while working a crowd at Central High School here, after delivering an education policy speech. A man, Ralph Hoagland, asked Obama—who was mingling and shaking hands– if Oprah was going to stump for Obama in New Hampshire.
“First she’s coming to Iowa,” Obama told Hoagland, who in 1963 was a co-founder of what is now the giant CVS pharmacy chain. “But we’ll talk about it. We’ll get her up here.”
At this rate Hillary could be home for Christmas…
Not only is she tired as hell… It looks as though Obama is ahead in the Iowa Polls