President Bush will present another Medal of Honor to the family of a Navy SEAL killed in Iraq as early as April 8.
The latest Recipient, 22-year-old Michael A. Monsoor or California, gave his life to save his comrades during battle in Ramadi, Oct. 29, 2006.
And two WII Medal of Honor Recipients, Shizuya Hayashi, and Richard McCool, have passed away in the last three weeks.
We now stand at 105.
These stories can be accessed on my Medal of Honor blog.
A very amusing book or 20 will emerge from the 2008 Demolition Party race for the presidency.
Bill Clinton, heretofore our first black president, is accused of playing the race card; his wife, HRH Hillary! has apologized for being a racist; James "Serpent Head" Carville, left, blasted New Mexico's El Jefe Bill Richardson a "Judas"... on Easter no less... for jumping ship and endorsing Barry Obama.
"An act of betrayal"," hissed Carville.
Hillary cried for the first time and then seemed unable or unwilling to stop crying... claiming that she was being picked on because she was a girl.
She bitched slapped Bill into campaign silence about three weeks ago after he called Obama a "Jesse Jackson", and now he is probably up in Canada seeing his latest paramour whom he'll probably marry after Hil is back in the Senate working on a new version of her socialist health care program.
Meanwhile, Obama, one of the few real African-Americans in the nation, won't be welcome at his grammy's house for Thanksgiving, and he's been endorsed by the Black Panthers who think that Rev. Jeremiah Wright is just another Uncle Tom.
In a hemp sidebar: The new pastor of Obama's church, the down-home named Rev. Otis Moss III, (who opts for Malcolm X attire) defended his predecessor, comparing Wright to Jesus, and saying, "No one should start a ministry with lynching, no one should end their ministry with lynching.”
"If I was Ice Cube I’d say it a little differently — ‘You picked the wrong folk to mess with,’” Moss said to an enthusiastic congregation, standing up during much of the sermon, titled “How to Handle a Public Lynching.”
Oh, and he told everyone to contribute to the "Resurrection Fund” so the church could defend itself, well against typical white folks in the media.
But the hands down, funniest exchange of the campaign has been between very unlikely opponents... Hillary and has-been comic, Sinbad.
Short on any experience--especially foreign policy experience-- Clinton said repeatedly in her stump speech, "We used to say in the White House that if a place is too dangerous, too small or too poor, send the First Lady."
Clinton recalled that she remembers "landing under sniper fire" in a 1996 USO trip to Bosnia and that "we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base." She even described a "harrowing, cork-screw" landing by helicopter.
The problem with the story, other than being a lie of course, was that Sinbad, Sheryl Crow, a singer, and First Daughter Chelsea were on the same trip.
Sinbad's had a much different recollection of the Bosnia trip; he told reporters that the "scariest" part of the trip was worrying about whether "we eat here or at the next place."
Say what? Sinbad retorted: "What kind of president would say, 'Hey, man, I can't go 'cause I might get shot so I'm going to send my wife...oh, and take a guitar player and a comedian with you.'"
Most sane people have been on to the Clintons since 1990; so it's amusing as hell to see her stripped of the First Lady force shields and "her" media forced to report the truth for perhaps the very first time.
The book on Hillary, like Oakland is, "there's no 'there', there" and now everyone is forced to admit it.
On the Democrat-controlled Congressional front... showing brilliant and deft foreign policy chops, San Fran Gram Nan Pelosi meets with the Dalai Lama who is in exile in India from Tibet, and who has said that he will "resign" his position in the non-existent government of a non-existent country which is occupied and run by Chinese communists which in turn all work for Wal-Mart..... IF China doesn't shape up and act right very soon.
I feel like meditating and snorting some sandalwood incense.
And... click here for Hillary finally snaps; well-worth it.