Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mr. Wonderful - On Every Level He is Pathetic (PBO tap, that is)

Billy and Karen Vaughn
After finally choosing to view the barbaric, on-camera beheading by ISIS of freelance war correspondent James Foley, I have been left with a level of rage known only to those of us who have sacrificed unspeakable offerings on the altar of world peace.
My offering was my only son — Aaron Carson Vaughn. Aaron was a member of SEAL Team VI. He was killed in action when a CH47D Chinook, carrying thirty Americans and eight Afghans was shot down in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011.Many times over the past three years, I have been asked what drove my son to choose his particular career. What made him want to be a Navy SEAL? My answer is simple.
Aaron Vaughn was a man who possessed the courage to acknowledge evil. And evil, once truly acknowledged, demands response. Perhaps this is why so few are willing to look it in the eye. It is Much simpler — much safer — to look the other way.
That is, unless you are the leader of the Free World.
As Commander-in-Chief, your actions — or lack thereof — Mr. President, cost lives. As you bumble about in your golf cart, slapping on a happy face and fist-pounding your buddies, your cowardly lack of leadership has left a gaping hole — not only in America’s security — but the security of the entire globe. Your message has come across loud and clear, sir: You are not up to this job. You know it. We know it. The world knows it.
Please vacate the people’s house and allow a man or woman of courage and substance to seize the reigns of this out-of-control thug-fest and regain the balance we, America, have provided throughout our great history.
Thanks to your “leadership” from whatever multi-million dollar vacation you happen to be on at any given moment, the world is in chaos. What’s been gained, you’ve lost. What’s been lost, you’ve decimated. You’ve demolished our ability to hold the trust of allies. You’ve made a mockery of the title “President.” And you’ve betrayed the nation for which my son and over 1.3 million others have sacrificed their very lives.
But this should come as no surprise, since your wife uttered a vile statement on Feb. 18, 2008, during the primary campaign — one that speaks volumes of your true convictions. “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country,” she said.
I am sure my deceased son thanks you for that, Mrs. Obama. Oh, and you’re welcome.
Never in my lifetime have I witnessed such despair and such growing fear that the world’s last best hope, America, has finally been dismantled. Perhaps the better word is transformed — fundamentally transformed. Come to think of it, it’s become difficult — if not impossible — to believe things haven’t gone exactly as you planned, Mr. President.
Amazingly, in five short years, your administration has lurched from one disaster to another. You spearheaded the ambitious rush to end the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan — with no plan on how to do so effectively. Also, the release of “the Taliban five” in exchange for one American — without consulting Congress — is also on your shoulders.
You have been at the helm during unprecedented national security leaks — including, but not limited to the outing of SEAL Team VI on the Bin laden raid, the outing of the Pakistani doctor who provided the intelligence for that raid, the outing of Afghanistan’s CIA station chief, and the outing of your personal “kill list” to make you look tough. In addition, 75 percent of American deaths in Afghanistan and 83 percent of Americans-wounded-in-action have occurred on your watch, according to
And now, we have this recent, heinous event: the beheading of an American citizen by a barbaric organization you foolishly referred to as “the JV team” in your statements to the New Yorker magazine in January.
You, sir, are the JV team. It’s time for you to step down and allow a true leader to restore our honor and protect our sons and daughters.
America has always been exceptional. And she will be again. You, Mr. President, are a bump in our road.
Billy & Karen Vaughn are Gold Star parents of Special Operations Chief (SEAL) Aaron Vaughn, KIA 6 Aug 2011. Billy is the author of Betrayed: The Shocking True Story of Extortion 17. Read more at


Dave Miller said...

A nice opinion peice Joe... Now, since you are posting again, are you ever going to acknowledge the falsehoods, or outright lies in your previous post?

Joe said...

DM: What is wrong with you?

Dave Miller said...

Joe, maybe you missed an entire series of comments on your August 29th post that completely refuted what you posted.

We just wanted to know your response as to why, these falsehoods at best, and lies at worst, were allowed to stand.

There is plenty about which one can be critical of Pres. Obama, without posting totally untrue information.

Why would a Christian knowingly do that? That's all some of us are asking...

And the letter above is an opinion from someone who from the start did not favor Pres. Obama, as evidenced by her remark on Ms Obama.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"What is wrong with you?"

We're asking that of you.

How difficult is it to acknowledge that you erred in posting a piece of misinformation about Maj. Gen. Greene's funeral, and then go on from there. NBD.

Your stubbornness in refusing to do so and your irritation at Dave and others who keep asking is a reflection on YOU not Dave. You refuse to do the right thing.

Here's why we're so troubled. We, or I at least, believe you are a good person in your core, and you are devoted to scripture and your Savior. I'm confused by your reluctance to let your post stand as bearing false witness -- this from a man who posts a religious blog every week in honor of your Savior.

I don't get it.

Joe said...

DM: Enjoy yourself asking. Just don't pull that "and you call yourself a Christian" herring. It's really boring.

SK:Oh well.

Dave Miller said...

Joe.. Red herring? A leader in his church posts and distributes lies about another man. Those lies are completely refuted and yet the man shows absolutely no remorse... I'm guessing if you put that scenario to a group of unconnected fellow believers, they'd say the leader is wrong.

But apart from Christian decency, you've shown yourself to have such hate not for the policies of Pres Obama, but for him personally.

How else can any objective person understand your unwillingness to right your clear wrong?

Joe said...

DM: "How else can any objective person understand your unwillingness to right your clear wrong?"

So far I haven't had to worry about it. There are no objective persons among liberals.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Joe: "SK:Oh well."

Dave's right. Your visceral and consuming hatred of President Obama overrides common decency and fairness.

Wow! I can't imagine living my life with that sort of hatred and bile.

I'm sorry for you, Joe. But I also believe that somewhere within your decent self you know what you're stubbornly doing is just not right.

Or Christian.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Joe: "There are no objective persons among liberals."

Good show, Joe. Blame the liberals for your inability to do the decent thing.

Remember this:

Hating someone is like drinking poison and hoping tthat person will die.

Joe said...

SK: "I can't imagine living my life with that sort of hatred and bile."

Don't give me that pablum. You can imagine it quite well. Can you say George W. Bush?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Joe: "Can you say George W. Bush?"

Yes. I can say George W. Bush, Joe, and you can look at my blog during his administration and you will not find the constant vituperation, slander, and blood-lusting hatred there (I dare you to) that is the hallmark of the extremist right wingers, of which you are one.

If other people said bad things about GWB, I cannot be held responsible for that. I am responsible for what I wrote about him, just as you are responsible for what you bear false witness to.

Dave Miller said...

Joe, even if any of us have posted on Bush using such language, and like Shaw, you can check my old blog for posts during his admin, if we posted untrue information about him, we quickly removed, or corrected it.

You however, this time have posted a lie, that even FOX news has apologized for, and you refuse to correct it, apologize, or even acknowledge it.

The question is why someone, anyone, would not correct such a post, when the facts contradict them?

If even the person on FOX has apologized and admitted that the story, which you printed as fact, is not true, we've al got to wonder why anyone on the right would still be referencing this, unless it is to personally attack Pres. Obama...

Joe Calton said...

After visiting and commenting on this blog for may years now, I think I know what the situation is.

Joe just likes pissing us off and watching us react. He likes kicking the hornet's nest.

His conservative followers seldom bother to comment anymore. We drove them off (and I feel kinda bad about that, actually). It's basically us, Lisa and G.E.C now.

And G.E.C. is so easy to get a reaction from that I sometimes feel like a schoolyard bully picking on a mentally handicapped person.

Joe (I think) thrives on the interaction. He hates us, he has no love for us, he thinks we're stupid, but he would be kinda lost without us.

BTW, if you haven't figured it out yet, me, Joe Calton, and Xavier Onassis, are the same person.

There. My Secret Identity is revealed!

Joe said...

SK: " can look at my blog during his administration ..."

I did.

Joe said...

JC/XO: "His conservative followers seldom bother to comment anymore."

Not sure how many conservative followers I have. But you're and your ilk have run some off. Sad. Shows who you really are.


See? It's not even about you. I post what I want to post when I want to post it in any way I want to post it, because I post for me. Sort of cathartic.

You are free to comment or not. Others might not like it, but I don't care. Whatever your comments are, they don't bother me because I can respond or not at my will.

It must be frustrating for you. That's a good thing.

Joe said...

Anybody got a valid comment about the substance of the post?

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Anybody got a valid comment about the substance of the post?"

Why bother?

Truth and accuracy are not respected on your blog.

And that seems to be a value on Lisa's blog as well. She put up a list of rules that a debunked email claimed were by Saul Alinsky. A quick research found that Alinsky never wrote the rules she plastered on her blog. When confronted by these facts, she and her regular followers essentially said "So what? It's close enough to what he would have written and what Obama believes."

So there it is in all its ugliness:

A lot of you conservative bloggers are so consumed with hatred that truth has become a casualty of that foul emotion.

Good luck with that, Joe. You've devalued anything else you may have to say about politics on this blog.

Why should I or anyone else believe what you post anymore?

Joe said...

SK: Who held a gun to your head and made you come here and comment? If you see the truth you deny it's the truth and if you see something you think is untrue you go nuts. You are never going to change your mind about anything in the universe, so why do you even care?

Are you still living in the past, or did you miss the point of this post?

If you did not read the post, why bother to comment on it?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Joe: "If you see the truth you deny it's the truth..."

Project much, Joe? We've given you hard verifiable evidence of the THREE (thank you, J.C.) lies you've chosen to keep on your blog and that you refuse to correct. So it is YOU NOT I who is denying the truth. Your stubbornness in this issue is ridiculous but very revealing about your character.

"...and if you see something you think is untrue you go nuts."

"THINK is untrue?"

Very funny.

Forget about it, Joe. No more. We understand you perfectly. It's called bearing false witness against your neighbor.

PS. Good luck with quoting scripture and Jesus every Sunday, maybe that will fool others into believing you're a man of the Bible. LOL!