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  • Guest Blogger: Today is the Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

    On December 7, 1941 the United States of America was attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii counted 2,390 Americans dead and 1,282 wounded. Eight battleships, three destroyers, three cruisers and one minelayer were destroyed along with 188 aircraft.

    Most of us were not alive then yet we can understand how they felt. We experienced something similar on September 11, 2001.

    Our job is to remember and never forget that evil men hate the goodness of America. They always have and they always will.

    A smart leader knows to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. Our President wants to do the opposite and if he is successful, we will find ourselves open for more attacks, more deaths and more wounded American civilians and servicemen and women.

    The START Treaty is under review by the Senate and could possibly be voted on in this Lame Duck Congress. The danger here is the overreaching Executive Branch led by President Obama has not divulged the START Treaty negotiation records to the Senate. The President should never have this much control over our national security. The START Treaty will severely limit our missile defense and will weaken America possibly putting us in harm’s way.  Or he could show the American people he is truly concerned for their safety and well-being and work within the structure as set by our founding fathers.

    You can also watch a presentation by Heritage on this very subject this coming Thursday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. Go to Heritage.org to watch the presentation online.

    Albert Einstein once said “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

    We want and expect our leaders to “do something about it” and protect us from those who are evil. If they do not protect us – they should not lead us. Period.

    Let us never forget the innocent blood shed by wonderful American citizens on Dec. 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001.

    Billie Tucker is an organizer of The First Coast Tea Party.

    The views expressed by guest bloggers on the Foundry do not necessarily reflect the views of the Heritage Foundation.

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    11 Responses to Guest Blogger: Today is the Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

    1. Daniel says:

      "The views expressed by guest bloggers on the Foundry do not necessarily reflect the views of the Heritage Foundation"

      -Heritage, you posted it. That is a serious accusation on your part. You are accountable for leaving trash like this on your website. Take it down. I promise you I will take serious legal action against this website. You will not get away with blogs like this.

    2. Daniel says:

      "A smart leader knows to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. Our President wants to do the opposite and if he is successful, we will find ourselves open for more attacks, more deaths and more wounded American civilians and servicemen and women"

      -This is the section im talking about. It's completely unacceptable for you to post a blog with that in it. Take it down.

    3. Daniel says:

      "A smart leader knows to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. Our President wants to do the opposite and if he is successful, we will find ourselves open for more attacks, more deaths and more wounded American civilians and servicemen and women"

      -this is extremely un-american and totally unacceptable.

      -go ahead, keep taking my comments down. I have already contacted 5 different departments and the press to notify them of what the Heritage Foundation is posting regardless of who wrote it. Believe me, im extremely stubborn when it comes to stuff like this. Take it down, I will not back down.

    4. Andrew, VA says:

      "The views expressed by guest bloggers on the Foundry do not necessarily reflect the views of the Heritage Foundation."

      I don't know about legal action, but the above clause is curious. If the guest bloggers' views don't neccessarily reflect your views, why do you have them appear in the first place? Why not have, say, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi write an entry? Surely, her views are different than yours.

      These lead to other questions: What's the purpose of this blog anyway? To highlight Heritage research through the day's events? To push a particular world view? To influence Congress? To raise money for Heritage? All of the above? What?

    5. Bobbie says:

      Hey Billie, I thought I recognized your name! Thank you for your work! Good write!

      The president does not exemplify America or Americans. He has no sense of priority and those of utmost priority he wants rushed through. For the protection of this country and her goodness herein, everything this man does must be thoroughly examined. his only certainty is brought on by rhetoric and nothing else.

      It's extreme and dangerous when a leader is unwilling to determine reality from rhetoric.

      In the history of this country, Pearl Harbor was attacked from abroad. For the majority, 911 was also. Now the fight is from within. The president HATES everything this country was founded on, everything the people want to share with the people of the world.

    6. Daniel says:

      Hey Bobbie,

      Just how many nuclear weapons, or missle's do you need to be satisfied?

      Just how many weapons do we need to have pointed at other countries for you to be satisfied?

      Just how many trillions of dollars do we need to keep spending on wars?

      Just how many wars do we need to start for you to be satisfied?

      Just how many more innocent people and soilders need to die in wars that we started?

      Now that we are on the subject of saying what we want, do I get the same freedom of speech from Heritage Moderators?

      you stated-

      "The president HATES everything this country was founded on"

      -please explain in detail exactly what it is that you are talking about. Personally I think you hate everything that is not in your perfect mindset. You must hate this country, espically praising a man like Billie Tucker.

      You see Heritage, this is the true hatred you bring out in people with your constant lies, fear mongering and hypocritical statements. This website and the people that find it credible are truly pathetic.

      My honest thought is, people that follow this website are truly ignorant and uneducated. They want to find any reason they can to hate a President that is not White or Christian. The people all the way up top at Heritage know they are liars and know that they bring nothing of substance to the table, they never did.

      If anything promotes violence or accounts for death or injuries to american soliders or citizens, it's this website and the garbage it spews. Fox News alike.

      If you choose to not post this comment it just stamps my point in gold. Heritage and its followers are cowards that hide behind a false sense of hatred that will ruin this country and eventualy ruin themselves.

      "Profanity, lewdness, personal attacks, and other forms of incivility will not be tolerated'

      -The Heritage Foundation.

      But this is ok for Heritage to post this below(regardless of who wrote it, you posted it)

      "A smart leader knows to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. Our President wants to do the opposite and if he is successful, we will find ourselves open for more attacks, more deaths and more wounded American civilians and servicemen and women"

      You guys are true un-american cowards.

    7. Bobbie says:

      Daniel says: Just how many nuclear weapons, or missile’s do you need to be satisfied?

      Just how many weapons do we need to have pointed at other countries for you to be satisfied?

      Just how many trillions of dollars do we need to keep spending on wars?

      Just how many wars do we need to start for you to be satisfied?

      Just how many more innocent people and soilders need to die in wars that we

      Just how many nuclear weapons, or missle’s do you need to be satisfied?

      Just how many weapons do we need to have pointed at other countries for you to be satisfied?

      Just how many trillions of dollars do we need to keep spending on wars?

      Just how many wars do we need to start for you to be satisfied?

      Just how many more innocent people and soilders need to die in wars that we started?

      Me: How many?

      I don't want any of these things. I don't want anyone else to, either.

      Daniel: (me)The president HATES everything this country was founded on-

      Me: a factual perception based on his words and actions.

      Daniel: You see Heritage, this is the true hatred you bring out in people with your constant lies, fear mongering and hypocritical statements. This website and the people that find it credible are truly pathetic.

      Me: What hatred? The president speaks and acts on his own. Heritage doesn't speak for me or the president and either does your rhetoric.

      Daniel: My honest thought is, people that follow this website are truly ignorant and uneducated. They want to find any reason they can to hate a President that is not White or Christian. The people all the way up top at Heritage know they are liars and know that they bring nothing of substance to the table, they never did.

      Me: It's understandable the ignorant and uneducated would feel and think this way, Daniel.

      Daniel: If anything promotes violence or accounts for death or injuries to American soldiers or citizens, it’s this website and the garbage it spews. Fox News alike.

      Me: This is the responsibility of the chief in command. You know, Barrack Obama. Do you really think that Heritage and Fox news controls the actions and choices of people? And Billie Tucker? Do you really think the president is that weak that he would use anybody's freedom of speech to draw his decisions to have American soldiers and citizens killed? My goodness, what did they do with your mind, Daniel? Can't even respect the views of others. Another intimidated by free speech and independent thinking. Hmm. America became home of the weak minded and defenseless? Americans promote ignorance over intelligence? Three cheers for America's ignorant and Daniel?

    8. Daniel says:

      you stated-

      "How many?"

      -you tell me. You said you don't want any of those things. The President is asking to reduce weapons, that is what you want right? The President is asking for withdraw deadlines(depending on condidtion), that is what you want right? You just said it. Do you have other problems with the the president's diplomacy? Also, explain in detail your issues with the new START?

      you stated-

      "What hatred?"

      -read any comment on any blog on this website, like this one…

      "(me)The president HATES everything this country was founded on"-

      "Me: a factual perception based on his words and actions."

      -it's not hatred based on policy, it's hatred bases on what Heritage and conservative media tells you to think, that's the problem. If not, then explain why you have such a hatred for this President? You mentioned "factual perception" so please explain? What is he doing that was different that what the "founding fathers" wanted?

      -Also, please explain in detail how "this president Hates everything this country was founded upon"? This is now on you to explain.

      you stated-

      "Me: It’s understandable the ignorant and uneducated would feel and think this way, Daniel"

      -I'm ignorant because i see the true nature behind The Heritage Foundation and conservative media. That's ignorant? Do you not know that the entire purpose behind this website is to attack democrats and Obama 24/7 just to get conservatives back in power, so they can give tax breaks to large corporations and war contractors just to get more votes. Do you not know how many times Heritage produces false information that people like you eat up without doing your own personal research? You along with so many others walk right into it. It's pathetic!

      you stated-

      "Me: What hatred? The president speaks and acts on his own. Heritage doesn’t speak for me or the president and either does your rhetoric"

      -Heritage doesn't speak for you? You follow Heritage for credible information do you not? You take their blogs for fact do you not? Rhetoric? How is calling out this website for what it really is defined as rhetoric?

      you stated-

      "Do you really think that Heritage and Fox news controls the actions and choices of people?"

      -HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Did you really just ask that? Let me be very saractic here….No, im sure Fox News and Heritage has no effect on people's decisions…..or votes….ahem. Wow, I cant believe you just asked that! Infact the previous mid-term election had nothing to do with conservative media either! That just wouldn't make any sense would it?

      you stated-

      "Daniel? Can’t even respect the views of others. Another intimidated by free speech and independent thinking. Hmm. America became home of the weak minded and defenseless? Americans promote ignorance over intelligence? Three cheers for America’s ignorant and Daniel?"

      -No I do not respect you, Bille Tucker or other people that promote hatred and use broad statements about the President with nothing to back them up.

      "A smart leader knows to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. Our President wants to do the opposite and if he is successful, we will find ourselves open for more attacks, more deaths and more wounded American civilians and servicemen and women"

      -That is one of the most idiotic comments I have read in a long time. The mere fact that you defend statements like that and follow Heritage answers alot of questions for me.

      I do not accept hate filled comments like that from anyone, in any political party, against any president.

      But back to the really issue here. Exactly what problems do you have with the Presidents new START treaty. Heritage can't do it either, its all broad, partisan "talking points" Now, go ahead and explain in detail, otherwise, stay off the keyboard.

    9. Bobbie says:

      You're the one that posed the "How many," ignorant one. You're the one spewing your brain washed promotion of hatred.

      Nobody tells me what or how to think, Daniel. Just because your mind is solely on the words of the disingenuous, don't breath your pathetic accusations. You're a weak man, Daniel. Someone who simply accuses who doesn't respect or consider actuality. There is more to a man than his skin color and his beliefs. But according to your words, there may be a stand to be corrected. Not with me.

      I have a problem with important issues, like the new "start" treaty being rushed through when many issues regarding, need careful consideration.

      "otherwise stay off the keyboard?" No, dictator in the making. You rush off now and defend America's weak leadership.

    10. Daniel says:

      you stated-

      "You’re the one that posed the “How many,” ignorant one. You’re the one spewing your brain washed promotion of hatred"

      -ok, so the president trying to cut back on missles and nuclear weapons is something you want right? That is the entire argument behind conservatives, but you are for cutting back right?

      -Im spewing hatred because I think this comment is way out of bounds and ridiculous for Heritage to post?-

      "Our President wants to do the opposite and if he is successful, we will find ourselves open for more attacks, more deaths and more wounded American civilians and servicemen and women"

      -or trying to get an answer from you, explaining exactly what this means-

      "The president HATES everything this country was founded on"

      -and you gave no answer.

      -no, actually the hatred is with you, people like Billie Tucker and the Heritage Foundation for posting it. You are the ones bringing this to the table.

      you stated-

      "Nobody tells me what or how to think, Daniel. Just because your mind is solely on the words of the disingenuous, don’t breath your pathetic accusation".

      -really, you follow Heritage do you not? you take this blog for credible information do you not? you follow conservative media do you not? If you don't then explain in detail your problems with the new START treaty. I think ive asked 3 times now.

      you stated-

      "You’re a weak man, Daniel. Someone who simply accuses who doesn’t respect or consider actuality"

      -haha. Im a weak man for calling this blog out for what it really is? And no, I do not respect you at all for the comments you made. What, in the blog Heritage posted, or what you posted is considered "actuality" The fear mongering?, the broad statements about the President with nothing to back them up?, the constant lies by Heritage?, you claiming "the president HATES everything this country was founded on?"

      -is that what you are referring to as actuality? please explain what he is doing that is against what this country was founded upon? I think ive asked you that 2 times now.

      "There is more to a man than his skin color and his beliefs. But according to your words, there may be a stand to be corrected. Not with me"

      -ok, then if it is not his skin color, then explain in DETAIL what you don't like about this President? are you a birther? do you question his nationality? do you think he is sympathetic to terrorists? you sure praise Billie Tucker for writing that. So no, unless you can give specific answers I will assume anything I want and I have seen other comments you left on other blogs all over this website. They are all the same, broad attacks with no specifics, no sources, no factual evidence, no details, just "talking points"

      you stated-

      "I have a problem with important issues, like the new “start” treaty being rushed through when many issues regarding, need careful consideration"

      -yea, no kidding. Aside from Heritage telling you that you should have a problem with the new START treaty, and after you saying you have a problem with the new START treaty, can you explain in detail why? anything?

      -carful consideration my foot. You are the type of person that wouldn't be satisfied with President Obama regardless of what he does, just like Heritage. You deal in absolutism, which takes away all credibility. Ive seen your comments on other blogs, and its all the same. Constant attacks on every single thing he does, you agree with every single blog Heritage produces and provide not even the slightest spec of evidence as to exactly what you have a problem with. Heritage will post it and you eat it right up, literally, every single time. Would you like me to provide your comments as a source?

      -This is nothing new. This is how conservatives deal. You take in everything you hear in conservative media as a fact. It's pathetic.

      you stated-

      "otherwise stay off the keyboard?” No, dictator in the making"

      -that comment was for your own good. look at your comments? are you supporting your argument at all, no. Dictator? what does that have to do with anything in this debate? Another conservative tactic is weird, akward attacks when you are losing a debate.

      you stated-

      "You rush off now and defend America’s weak leadership"

      -here we go again. please explain in detail what you mean about "weak leadership" or the new START treaty?

      -this has all been on you the very first time you left the comment defending that idiotic and fear mongering comment by Billie Tucker

      -no more "talking points"

    11. Bobbie says:

      Me:*Why would the President want to cut back on the protection of America and all Americans? No, for the love of all people and America, I don't want him to cut back on defense and security of this nation and I don't believe all countries will give up their's because the President of America gives up his!

      You: -Im spewing hatred because I think this comment is way out of bounds and ridiculous for Heritage to post?-

      “Our President wants to do the opposite and if he is successful, we will find ourselves open for more attacks, more deaths and more wounded American civilians and servicemen and women”

      -or trying to get an answer from you, explaining exactly what this means-

      “The president HATES everything this country was founded on”

      -and you gave no answer. Me: *i gave no answer the weak is willing to accept or understand.

      You: -no, actually the hatred is with you, people like Billie Tucker and the Heritage Foundation for posting it. You are the ones bringing this to the table. Me: grow up.

      Me: *Why would you and the like minded and democrats hate people over opinion? Because it's not yours? So immature! Hate = Weak

      you stated-

      “Nobody tells me what or how to think, Daniel. Just because your mind is solely on the words of the disingenuous, don’t breath your pathetic accusation”.

      -really, you follow Heritage do you not? Me: Follow? No, I don't "follow" Heritage. I "read" Heritage blog site.

      you take this blog for credible information do you not? Me: *Very! No reason not to.

      you follow conservative media do you not? Me: I don't watch t.v. and I only get to listen to a few programs of radio a few times a week. The only program I am able to listen to fully but on occasion is The Jason Lewis Show. We think amazingly alike.

      You: If you don’t then explain in detail your problems with the new START treaty. I think ive asked 3 times now. Me: *And you will continue until you are satisfied or tired of looking.

      you stated-

      “You’re a weak man, Daniel. Someone who simply accuses who doesn’t respect or consider actuality”

      -haha. Im a weak man for calling this blog out for what it really is? Me: *You're a weak man for demanding your opinion is THE OPINION. You show nothing to indicate Heritage was ever deceitful, yet you spew it. Heritage is big enough to admit any mistakes, which makes me love em' even more and distrusting of your way of thinking all the more.

      You: And no, I do not respect you at all for the comments you made. Me: "I'm telling the democrat party you hurt my feelings! Bully! Picking on a defenseless girl.

      What, in the blog Heritage posted, or what you posted is considered “actuality” Based on actuality. Me: *If you haven't been up on the words and actions of the president and his wife since his public existence, I guess you're fit to be tied.

      You: The fear mongering?, Me:*Not sure what "fear mongering" you are referring to? You: the broad statements about the President with nothing to back them up? Me: *like what?* You: the constant lies by Heritage? Me: You accuse this alot of Heritage and yet, you hypocrite, have nothing to back it up. Heritage has decency that would bring them forward if they are mistaken on anything. Something you and the like minded just simply can't grasp.

      You: -is that what you are referring to as actuality? please explain what he is doing that is against what this country was founded upon? I think ive asked you that 2 times now. Me: *And I will repeat: His words and actions. Certainly your brain can think for itself at this point?

      “There is more to a man than his skin color and his beliefs. But according to your words, there may be a stand to be corrected. Not with me”

      -ok, then if it is not his skin color, then explain in DETAIL what you don’t like about this President? Me: *Everything about his policies that interfere with freedom, liberty and the pursuit of ones own happiness, from the federal down to local governments. Obamacare is a good example, Denier. I mean Daniel.

      are you a birther? *What's that? No.

      do you question his nationality? *Not one bit.

      do you think he is sympathetic to terrorists? *I think he is lessening civil law for all kinds of criminal behavior.

      you sure praise Billie Tucker for writing that. *How so?

      You: So no, unless you can give specific answers I will assume anything I want and I have seen other comments you left on other blogs all over this website. They are all the same, broad attacks with no specifics, no sources, no factual evidence, no details, just “talking points”

      Me: *Oh, specific answers? Well, I guess this ends it. Toodles.

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