"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Westboro Baptist Church $10.9 million lighter

The Gawfer is coming out of seclusion to post some news that we deem MOST EXCELLENT!

Father of slain Marine wins case against funeral protesters

Pa. man awarded nearly $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages
By Matthew Dolan Sun reporter
5:54 PM EDT, October 31, 2007

The brokenhearted father of a Marine killed in Iraq won a long-shot legal fight today after a federal jury in Baltimore awarded him nearly $11 million in a verdict against members of a Kansas church who hoisted anti-gay placards at his son's Westminster funeral.

The jury's announcement 24 hours after deliberations first began was met with tears and hugs from the family and supporters of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, whose March 2006 funeral was protested by members of the Westboro Baptist Church with signs including "Thank God for dead soldiers."

Snyder's father, Albert, won on every count of his complaint, as well as $2.9 million for compensatory damages and $8 million for punitive damages.

Of course these idiots will surely claim their first amendment rights are being abused, but I believe this sends a significant message to those who are more concerned about their own agenda, than for the well being of their fellow Americans. The message? Shut the hell up at military funerals!


I told ya it wouldn't take long...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sucks to be an Insurgent

I enjoy watching the best at work

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Who's Your enemy? Ask Donald Duck...

My friend MD from Conservative Intelligence Report posted this video this morning. It is akin to the cartoon I posted last week. It even won an Academy in 1943 for best short story (or something like that). Imagine a time when identifying your enemy was as simple as going to a picture show...

Saturday, October 06, 2007

My Dad the Dancer

ARGH!!!!! What has become of our NATION?!
I got this from a Navy shipmate

One day a fourth-grade teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came up -- fireman, mechanic, businessman, salesman, doctor, lawyer, and so forth.

However, little Justin was being uncharacteristically quiet, so when the teacher prodded him about his father, he replied, "My father's an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his clothes in front of other men and they put money in his underwear. Sometimes, if the offer is really good, he will go home with some guy and stay with him all night for money."

The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some exercises and then took little Justin aside to ask him, "Is that really true about your father?"

"No," the boy said, "He really works for the Democratic National Committee and is helping to get Hillary Clinton to be our next President, but I was to embarrassed to say that in front of the other kids."

At least the kid has a conscience.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

A Patriot Guard Thank you

Unfortunately, this was a ride I missed, but I thought I'd share the thank you note the PGR received after the ride. 26 Riders from California rode 500 miles plus to attend this service.

Mission Complete
SSgt Michael L. Townes, 29, Las Vegas , NV

Dear Craig,

My brother, Michael L. Townes, was buried this past Friday. I am his baby sister and was one of his closest friends. These past 2 weeks have been the worst in my life. When we left the funeral, I was looking out the window of the limo being sad. I then saw you and your peers from the Patriot Guard volunteer your time to block the traffic for us, I was more than impressed. I had a smile on my face, and I was proud.

When we pulled into the funeral home, the sight of people standing tall w/ the American flag made me feel even more proud of my [br]other and what he did for our country. I don't know if I've ever been more proud. It was such a beautiful sight. It put a smile on my face, and gave me comfort knowing that there are people who do care about our soldiers and what they do for our country.

Please let everyone who was there this past Friday know that on behalf of myself and family, that we are more than grateful for what you did for us this past Friday. I made it a point to thank each and every person for their service that day. I hope that I didn't miss anyone. Even my friends and family were commenting on how beautiful and patriotic it was to have everyone waiting for us w/the flags waving in the air.

I attached a few pictures so you can see what a beautiful and proud moment it was. I don't know if you are the right person to contact, but I am also interested in getting dog tags made w/ his picture on the back. Please let me know where I can get more information on that.

Thanks again for your patriotism and support. It really means a lot to see the honor the people of this country have for their soldiers. Continue to keep up the good work. You brightened up my day. Have a wonderful day and may God bless you all. Thanks again.

A proud baby sister,
Marion L. Townes

Craig H Donor
GySgt USMC Ret
SoCal Regional PGR Ride Capt

This is the reason we ride: not for ourselves, but for the families and friends of our fallen Patriots. It is because of them and their willingness to give ALL that you and I can enjoy the freedoms this country still affords.

God bless the Patriot Guard, and God bless America.