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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Corey Clagett

The year was 2006. The place was near the Muthana Chemical Complex south of Lake Thar Thar, Iraq. The backdrop was Operation Iraqi Freedom. The target was a suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq training facility southwest of the city of Samarra. Colonel Michael D. Steele commanded the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat, 187th Infantry Regiment (also known as Rakkasans), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and worked with Iraqi Army soldiers throughout Salah ad Din province defeating insurgents, Al Qaeda cells, and uncovering numerous caches of weapons and explosives. He sent Alpha Company to Samarra to assist the Rakkasans.

On May 9, a Blackhawk helicopter dropped Corey’s squad off on an island consisting of two homes. The squad then approached one of the homes and discovered three military-aged males using two women as human shields. Corey’s squad handcuffed and detained the three men while the squad leader, Staff Sergeant Girouard, radioed Command to report the three detainees. The response was, “Why aren’t these terrorists dead yet?”


Girouard held a meeting of the entire squad. He then ordered Corey and another soldier, William Hunsaker, to kill the three detainees. Corey and Hunsaker were coincidentally the two lowest-ranked members of the squad.


Following the meeting, Girouard cut off the detainee’s zip-ties and ordered Corey and Hunsaker to shoot them. Corey recognized that he had been given an unlawful order. However, he knew the Rules of Engagement were to “shoot to kill.” Corey was aware of the Intelligence and knew that under the new “catch and release” program, the detainees would likely be released very quickly. These consequences weighed heavily on Corey as these detainees, once released, would most likely provide damaging intelligence to al Qaeda or even kill other U.S. soldiers. As the youngest and lowest ranking member of the squad, he was fearful of the consequences of disobeying the order.


Corey decided to follow the order and accompanied by Hunsaker, told the detainees to run away and then began to shoot, killing two of them. The third detainee was mortally wounded and then shot in the head by Specialist Graber.

When the squad was charged and detained, Corey was abused by American guards, often going unfed and being forced to sleep in the fetal position while chained. His conditions were harsher than those at Guantanamo. While the others who were charged were let off easily, with one even being promoted and subsequently redeployed to Iraq, Corey was charged with 18 years and spent 4 years in solitary confinement in Leavenworth.

His mother, Melanie Dianiska, is trying to spearhead all efforts for the military to grant clemency for Corey. One of her efforts is taking his case to the internet, with the site http://www.coreyclagett.com and also taking it to various radio shows online. The intention is to garner public support for Corey and also get media attention for him. It is unfair that others had been handled with kid gloves and received lighter sentences while Corey has been handled with iron gloves and received a harsher sentence.

The Rundown for November 17, 2012

Join Rick Bulow and Billie Cotter (Host of Nobamanation every Thursday at 8 PM Eastern under the Conservative Nation Radio) as they go through the week in news. This week they will have Melanie Dianiska, mother of PFC Corey Clagett, as she speaks about her son’s involvement in Operation Iron Triangle during the Iraq War in which he was imprisoned for following orders. What orders were he given? Why was he imprisoned? Where is the Defense Department on this? These questions and more will be answered. She will also take your questions.
Come join us for today at 1:30 PM Eastern, 12:30 PM Central. The chatroom at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/11/17/red-right-and-blue will be open 30 minutes before the show for a little pre-show banter and also get ready for the show. The phone number to call in is 718-305-7176 and you can also skype in as well. Just hit the little blue S next to the phone number at the top of the page (or as my good friend the reactionariez call it the Skipity Skype button) and you will be in the call queue. If you are unable to be in the chat but are able to listen to the show, you can also interact on Twitter, just use the hashtag #RedRightBlue.
Tell your friends. This is one heart-wrenching show that you do not want to miss.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The death of America and who is to blame

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Someone had posted the following quote on my wall a couple of days after the election on Tuesday, and it is oh so very true

IN MEMORIUM: The United States, 236, of America, died at 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of George and Martha Washington. She has been a light, and inspiration, to the masses who have embraced her open arms, seeking freedom and liberty. She was a beacon of hope, to the oppressed of the world. She was non-denominational, but could be heard whispering, "In God We Trust." She was an artist that enjoyed painting picturesque mountains and flowing fields of grain, landscapes and wildlife of all kinds. She encouraged everyone who visited, to enjoy and engage in her favorite activities; gardening, sewing, quilting, planting flowers, and cooking her many ethnic dishes. In her younger years she was an avid explorer and pioneer. She is survived by countless children of all ages, devastated by her untimely passing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by untold patriots and great armies that have protected her blessed name and dedicated spirit. Friends of Miss Liberty are asked to share her legacy and pray for her deliverance.

Now, as far as who to blame for Romney's loss Tuesday which evidently led to the death of America, I think we ought to lay the blame on the three groups that deserve it.(WARNING: graphic language ahead)

1.) The Occupy movement: Yes I know they are not around in as full of a force as they were this time last year, but they were the major lynchpin in the downfall of America.
2.) The third party HACKS: If it were not for the third party candidates like Virgil Goode, Roseanne Barr, Jill Stein and more importantly Gary FUCKING Johnson I think Mitt Romney would have won the election. Here in Florida, Romney is losing (as the count is still going on) by 64,185 votes. Had the third party candidates (who combined had 68,576 votes with Gary Johnson grabbing 44,418 votes) voted for Romney, then he would have won Florida outright. Hell, I think it would have ben the same in the other states as well.

3.) The voting electorate as a whole. In 2009 a video had first been floated about where people who had voted for Obama (who ranged in ages from 18 - 80) were asked simple, basic questions about who was in charge of our nation, who Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were, and other questions about politics that a 5th fucking grader should know, and they had no motherfucking clue on ANY of them! Take a look at this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ZLJj_q4xI is the link to the 10 minute video) and you will see what I mean.

I know there are others who deserve it as well, but these three groups I mentioned deserve the brunt of it and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. When I say this, I do not mean prosecuted in an actual court but rather in the court of public opinion, where it rightfully belongs.

And while I am at it, can we all agree that TRENDS and OMENS are irrelevant? As I went to get the paper on Wednesday (and also walk into a tree with my fist in the process) I was thinking about the following trends and omens we had on our side this election:
1.) EVERY election held on November 6 since Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1860 had gone to the Republicans
2.) The last 3 Governors to be nominated to run v incumbent Presidents have won.
3.) The last 3 times incumbent Presidents have lost, they were defeated by a Governor.
4.) The University of Colorado prognostication
5.) The Redskin Rule (Where there is a high correlation between the outcome of the last Washington Redskins home football game prior to the U.S. Presidential Election and the outcome of the election: when the Redskins win, the incumbent party wins the electoral vote for the White House; when the Redskins lose, the non-incumbent party wins. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redskins_Rule for more)
I know there are other trends and omens that I had also heard somewhere but do not know them right off the top of my head.
ALL of them got tossed out the window thanks to Obama and the joke of an election!

Herman Cain had said that stupid people are ruining America, and he is oh so correct. Stupid people ARE ruining America, and we have seen it come out in full force not only in the presidential election, but also in a few of the senate races as well.

The question now we have to consider is what we need to do about it. The answer will be posited on this show and in future editorials.

Rundown for November 10, 2012

RedRightAndBlueLogo2Join Rick Bulow and Billie Cotter (Host of Nobamanation every Thursday at 8 PM Eastern on Conservative Nation Radio) as they go through the week in news. Well the election was on Tuesday, and it did not go well. What happened? Who is to blame? And what is next for the GOP and also for America in the next 2 to 4 years? This show will provide everybody a chance to lick their wounds still fresh even 4 days later, then pick up and move on. There will even be a small change in the show which Rick will announce. All this and more including your calls and the ever-popular Schmuck of the Week.
Come join us today at 1:30 PM Eastern, 12:30 PM Central, for “Red, Right, and Blue” as we do an election post-mortem and then figure out how we move ahead. The chatroom at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/11/10/red-right-and-blue will open 30 minutes early for a pre-show banter and also some last-minute show prep. If you want to call in to the show, the phone number is 718-305-7176 and you can even use Skype once the show starts. Just scroll up to the top of the screen and the little blue S (or as my good friend the Reactionariez calls it the Skippity Skype) button will appear in the top box next to the phone number is. Just click on the button, follow the instructions from the lovely English lady on the other end, and you will be in the queue and I will bring you in to the conversation. Also, for those of you who listen in but are unable to join the chatroom, or for those of you in the chatroom and want to plug the show, use the Twitter hashtag #RedRightBlue.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Even after the election, our work is not done

For many people, the only time they worry about politics is only from the week before to the year before Election Day. They feel that all they have to do is vote and that is it, but is it really? Is there more to politics than just voting?

The answer is that politics is more than just a one phase operation. Sure voting is a part of it, but it is not the only thing. The other part is holding the politicians’ feet to the fire. And one way to that is by checking out The People’s Vote. Chuck Kirkpatrick and DariaAnne DiGiovanni are the two purveyors of the site which seeks to keep the elected politicians – whether it is national, state, or local – honest by giving the people a voice in bills and issues on the legislative docket. And with the current presidential election, the call to hold the politicians’ feet to the fire is needed now more than ever. If Obama wins the White House for a second term and the Republicans win the Senate and keep the House, we need to keep the Republicans in line by telling them to not give in to anything Obama does which bypasses Congress. Conversely, if Romney wins the White House and the Republicans win the House and keep the Senate, then we need to keep the Republicans in line by telling them to hold Romney to many if not all of the promises he had made regarding the repeal of ObamaCare.

This election is VERY WELL the most important election of our lifetime in the fact that if Obama wins a second term, then America as we know it will cease to exist if we do not hold Congress’ feet to the fire. In order for America to remain the best country in the world, both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue should be held accountable.

The Rundown for November 3, 2012

Join Rick Bulow and Billie Cotter (Host of Nobamanation every Thursday at 8 PM Eastern on Conservative Nation Radio) as they give a review of the week in news. This week they will be talking to Chuck Kirkpatrick and DariaAnne DiGiovanni, the purveyors of The People’s Vote. They were on Red Right, and Blue in the past talking about their grand opening and much had happened since then. PLUS with this being the last Red, Right, and Blue before the election they will have a lot to say about the election and after so it makes sense to have them on. Plus your calls will be included this week as well.
Come join us for a very special pre-election show of Red, Right, and Blue today at 1:30 PM Eastern, 12:30 Central. The chatroom at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/11/03/red-right-and-blue will be open 30 minutes early to get people comfortable and also for a meet and greet with the hosts and also the guests. The phone number to call in is 718-305-7176 and of course you can also call in using Skype. When the show starts just hit the Skype button and you will be in the queue to converse. Also, if you are listening and unable to be in the chatroom, you can still interact with the hosts and guests using Twitter. Just use the hashtag #RedRightBlue.
Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Hell, tell a liberal. With a little over 72 hours left until the election, every hour counts toward getting as many people as possible ready for #VICTORY.