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Typical lefty and it’s offspring, it lies and cheats to get what they want. Sickening.
Girl won Hannah Montana tickets with fake essay
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — An essay that won a 6-year-old girl four tickets to a Hannah Montana concert began with the powerful line: “My daddy died this year in Iraq.” While gripping, it was not true and now the girl may lose her tickets after her mom acknowledged to contest organizers it was all a lie.
The sponsor of the contest was Club Libby Lu, a Chicago-based store that sells clothes, accessories and games intended for young girls.
The saga began Friday with company officials surprising the girl at a Club Libby Lu at a mall in suburban Garland, about 20 miles northeast of Dallas. The girl won a makeover that included a blonde Hannah Montana wig, as well as the grand prize: airfare for four to Albany, N.Y., and four tickets to the sold-out Hannah Montana concert on Jan. 9.
The mother had told company officials that the girl’s father died April 17 in a roadside bombing in Iraq, company spokeswoman Robyn Caulfield said.
“We did the essay and that’s what we did to win,” Priscilla Ceballos, the mother, said in an interview with Dallas TV station KDFW. “We did whatever we could do to win.”
She had identified the soldier as Sgt. Jonathon Menjivar, but the Department of Defense has no record of anyone with that name dying in Iraq. Caulfield said the mother has admitted to the deception.
“We regret that the original intent of the contest, which was to make a little girl’s holiday extra special, has not been realized in the way we anticipated,” said Mary Drolet, the CEO of Club Libby Lu.
Drolet said the company is reviewing the matter, and is considering taking away the girl’s tickets.
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This is an Update! It seems that our efforts to support our American Heros the soldiers of the US military has overwhelmed the Red Cross. They have given us an alternative! This is from Joo Chung at the American Red Cross posted as a comment at this previous post and it’s all below the video…
I work at Walter Reed Information, and received many many calls in regards to sending Christmas Cards and most of them said they got information from this website…so in order to reduce headache for all of you, this is the fact:
Holiday Cards to Injured Service Members This Holiday Season
The following message is from Neal Denton, Senior Vice President, Service to the Armed Forces: Sen This holiday season, we have a great opportunity to bring a touch of home to wounded warriors recovering in military hospitals across the country.
As you may know, the American public has a strong desire to send holiday cards to soldiers staying at Walter Reed and other military medical centers. However, for security reasons, the former military program was discontinued. One of our colleagues at Walter Reed suggested, “If anyone can find a solution to this – it’s the Red Cross.”
We’re proud that this season, communities across America are invited to mail holiday greeting cards along with personal messages of support to wounded soldiers at military hospitals around the country, through a unique partnership of the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Mailing Solutions.
Now we have a solution that will not only benefit soldiers at Walter Reed, but also recovering soldiers at military hospitals around the nation. With the help of the Department of Defense, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Pitney Bowes, between now and December 27, members of the public will be invited to mail their holiday cards to:
We Support You During Your Recovery!
c/o American Red Cross
PO Box 419
Savage, MD 20763-0419
Red Cross volunteers will sort the cards for appropriate content and repackage them for shipping. Our steadfast partners, Pitney Bowes, will ship the cards to Red Cross stations at the military hospitals.
This project provides a great opportunity for chapters and station offices to coordinate resources and volunteers. Staff members at national headquarters will call each station office before packages are mailed to that military hospital. Those station managers will be looking for chapter volunteer support to help in accepting, storing and delivering the cards.
A national news release will be issued shortly after announcing the program. Once you know that your field unit will be receiving holiday cards to distribute, I encourage you to contact your local media with the attached localizable news release, to take photos and write stories for your Web sites and to send us your stories at SAFstories@usa.redcross.org.
We realize this is short notice. It took some time to work out a plan with the Department of Defense to revitalize this wonderful program and provide a way for people to express their support. I have every confidence that Red Crossers will want to participate in this joyous project. Already, we have had a very positive response at national headquarters to help with the sorting and packing.
Thank you for your support of SAF. And our office hopes that you enjoy your holidays surrounded by friends and family!
You can also confirm this information from Walter Reed Army Medical Center website:
To the heros who get overlooked. We love you…
THE WAR | American Anthem by Norah Jones | PBS
UPDATE Video Added!
A week ago Democrat Pete Stark got up on the House floor (video there) and said that Bush was sending troops to Iraq because he got his rocks off seeing them have their heads blown off, I’m paraphrasing but it’s the truth. Rightly so everyone on the right went bat-shit crazy and put up a measure to censure him and rightly so. He very quickly refused to apologize and was backed by scumbags like Olbermann who said his comments were, “refreshing”.
But things have now changed… and with Nancy Pelosi demanding an apology almost after it left his mouth he tucked his tail between his legs and offered up the standard apology. But according to the “Rules of Apologizing” (Check The Comments From Bmac) I do not accept his apology and now expect him announce he’s going to rehab.
Mnnnn it’s so delicious. It reminds me of White Castle. For those of you who know the “Castle” you may understand what I’m talking about. I live in Arizona and there are no White Castles here. But when I go back to Minnesota to visit my friends I always stop there right after I get off the plane and get a bag full of their delicious fried on onions goodness. This apology tastes just as good… Mnnnn…. ohhhh…. yeaaahhhh… the soft bun melts in your mouth, the crisp pickle snaps as you bite through it, the delicious “meat” also melts in your mouth combining with the grilled onions… ohhhh… mmmmnnn…. it’s so delicious…
I posted on this here, if you want all of the details. I want to thank Lt. Michael Murphy for his service and tell him he is the most honorable of warriors. Below is a video of President Bush awarding him the Medal of Honor, the first given to a Navy SEAL since Vietnam. Lt. Michael P. Murphy, the first to be awarded the highest military award for combat in Afghanistan, was killed during a 2005 mission. RIP warrior, keep on fighting.
Thank you to Hot Air
UPDATE – 10/17/07 Video Added (Scroll Down)
I’m trying to push this story. It will never be covered in MSM and I want people to know about this. You can go to any grocery store and find out that Brittney got her kids back but a true hero and warrior like this will never be shown. Please link to this and get it out there!
Navy SEAL to receive Medal of Honor
Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy died in June 2005.
He is the first SEAL to receive the honor since the Vietnam War.
Lt. Michael P. Murphy, the first to be awarded the highest
military award for combat in Afghanistan, was killed during a 2005 mission.
Ok, this is the best video clip I’ve evah seen. Here it is…
Hello Hot Air Heads ( I want a LOGIN!)
KNBC – Channel 4 News, RENO, NEVADA: “This afternoon we received a call from a viewer who said a business near downtown Reno was flying a Mexican flag above an American flag… which is in fact illegal.”
This, after photos and comments about the flag were posted on Craigslist this morning. When we were able to have a photographer go and check everything out we found the story to be true.
It also didn’t take long before the situation provoked a strong reaction. We are now going to show you , unedited, what happened.
The video link will be on the left hand side of article in small blue box. There may be a 15 second commercial by “Father Joe” before the video starts.
In the video a U.S Army veteran goes over to the Mexican bar in Reno where the Mexican flag is flying above the U.S. flag and he cuts it down with his Army knife. He takes the U.S. flag away and throws the Mexican flag on the ground.
Update from Hot Air…
Audio: Mike Gallagher interviews the vet who cut down the Mexican flag
The Vets name is Jim Broussard
Illegality Of Flying US Flag Below Another…
When flags of States, cities, or localities, or pennants of societies are flown on the same halyard with the flag of the United States, the latter should always be at the peak. When the flags are flown from adjacent staffs, the flag of the United States should be hoisted first and lowered last. No such flag or pennant may be placed above the flag of the United States or to the right of the flag of the United States (the viewer’s left). When the flag is half-masted, both flags are half-masted, with the US flag at the mid-point and the other flag below.
Can I be adopted by said vet and when is he available for lunch?
Updated via Hot Air
Shawn Wasson says he spoke to the man himself, a.k.a. Jim Brossard, earlier this afternoon and asked him why he didn’t simply call the cops. Brossard’s answer: the cops refused to come. Why would the cops refuse to do that? Because, according to the ACLU, it’s not a crime to fly another flag above the stars and stripes:
While there is indeed a federal law regulating the display of the U.S. flag, that law is merely advisory and simply codifies standard government practice in displaying the American flag.
Several federal courts have examined this law and held that the flag rules are not mandatory and cannot be enforced. Indeed, if the federal flag rules were mandatory, they would clearly violate the First Amendment, which protects every American’s right to speak and express themselves, including their choice of flag to display.
I think they’re right, in which case Brossard doesn’t even have the excuse that he was doing the job American cops were supposed to, but didn’t, do. Now it’s on to the lawsuit, which he’ll lose — and then recoup the damages he has to pay 100 times over via donations from admiring conservatives.
From Hot Air
Here’s our video report on the wall’s defacement. Due to YouTube’s (lack of) clarity, it’s hard to see. But about two-thirds of the memorial was defaced along the bottom with some unknown chemical agent that soaked into the granite surface enough to discolor it. Several panels were evidently splashed with the same substance.
The Park Police originally stated that the discoloration was the result of a “cleaning accident,” but now they’re saying that it was vandalism, and they’re investigating:
The unidentified substance that was found splashed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial earlier this month was the result of vandalism, the U.S. Park Police said today.
Sgt. Robert Lachance, a spokesman for the Park Police, said the investigation into the incident is continuing, but the detective on the case had ruled it an act of vandalism. Lachance said he could provide no more details because the probe is still underway.
The oily substance was first reported to police the evening of Sept. 7, National Park Service officials have said. Dark blotches were found along a stone curb at the base of the memorial for most of its length, and at least two of the wall’s panels appeared to have had something splashed on them.
There is a reward for information that leads to the perpetrators.