Archive for May, 2010

More Stuff On Illegal Immigration

Posted in Illegal Immigration with tags , , , on May 29, 2010 by spikestl

AKIN ALERT: Remembering our Heroes

Posted in politics with tags , on May 28, 2010 by spikestl

The men and women of our Nation’s Armed Forces serve with distinction every day. Some have paid the ultimate price. Their families have lost loved ones, parents, children and siblings. We have all gained – and lost – true heroes.

As the father of three sons in the military, my respect for the members of our nation’s armed forces has only grown. Ordinary men and women perform extraordinarily in times of crisis. They go where they are sent. They use the equipment they are given and they do what they are told. They use their skills and judgment to perfom some of the most difficult tasks ever set before human beings – and they usually succeed.

The first priority of our government must be the defense of its people. That means defending those who defend us is among our highest responsibilities. Last week, my committee worked hard on the annual defense authorization bill, expecting that it would be brought to the floor before Memorial Day. This week, it came to the floor, but with an amendment that forced me to vote against a bill I had supported in committee, just days before. Sadly, some Congressional leaders demonstrated that they would rather use our service members in a social experiment. When they added language forcing a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy – against the wishes of the generals and admirals who lead our military – I could not support the final legislation.

However, I am pleased to report that the legislation that passed contained many of the provisions I had fought for, including additional funding for F/A-18s.

As we remember the men and women of our armed forces this weekend, and especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, may we be humbled and grateful. And may we renew our determination to preserve liberty for future generations.


W. Todd Akin

Congressman Todd Akin: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Don’t Debate

Posted in politics with tags , , on May 27, 2010 by spikestl


10 Vets for Strong Defense

Posted in politics with tags , , on May 27, 2010 by spikestl

From one of my
Welcome to VFF-PAC’s main effort for 2010–‘Operation 10-in-10’. We’ve done our research. Made the phone calls. Collected the questionnaires. Checked the polls…and ignored some of them. The result is this list, which represents the 10 Congressional races in America where we believe electing an Iraq and/or Afghanistan veteran will have the largest impact on strengthening U.S. national security policy.

All 10 are Iraq and/or Afghanistan veterans. All 10 have proven to be strong, viable candidates. All 10 are challengers in competitive House races. And, most importantly, all 10 believe in victory on the battlefield. Now, our job is to make sure that all 10 of win in November!

Join us in supporting VFF-PAC’s Top 10 Candidates in 2010. Help support VFF-PAC’s effort to transform Congress by sending warriors to Washington.

Lt. Col. Allen West

Posted in politics with tags on May 27, 2010 by spikestl

Alabama Republicans say what they mean.

Posted in politics with tags , , on May 25, 2010 by spikestl

Troops Returning Home Surprise Loved Ones

Posted in Cool Beans with tags , on May 21, 2010 by spikestl

The First one Get’s to me right away.

Andrew Klavan on the Border

Posted in Illegal Immigration with tags , , on May 21, 2010 by spikestl

Russ Carnahan is afraid of Adam Sharp

Posted in politics, Tea Party with tags , , , on May 17, 2010 by spikestl

Adam Sharp ask’s Russ Carnahan several Excellent questions.
The Congressman doesn’t seem to have any answers.

AKIN ALERT: Fiscal Pulse Update PLUS F-18 breaking news

Posted in My E-mail with tags , on May 15, 2010 by spikestl


Just Breaking – the Department of Defense has decided to pursue a multi-year agreement with suppliers to purchase more F-18 planes. This is good news for our troops and good news for the St. Louis area.

Fiscal Health Update
In the last week, three big pieces of national fiscal health news came out.

The Treasury Department announced that the United States posted the 19th straight month of budget deficits. April’s deficit was $82.69 billion – almost four times the shortfall this time last year. And that figure comes as the national debt approaches $13 trillion.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced that they had under-estimated the cost of the recently passed health care bill by $115 billion dollars. Revised figures bring the cost of the bill to about $1 trillion. That ‘s enough money to fund Missouri’s $25 billion budget for 40 years.

Finally, the unemployment rate jumped to 9.9%, as millions of Americans continue to struggle to find work, in spite of other encouraging economic indicators.

Taken together, these indicators show that Congressional leaders need to get serious about conquering our budget deficit. This means:

  • Getting spending under control.
  • Growing the economy through private sector job creation, expanding the tax base.

I believe we need to do both. that’s why I am one of only 18 Members of Congress who voted against every bailout under the Bush and Obama Administrations.

Yet, even now, it appears that the majority in Congress has no plans of doing the hard work necessary to set spending priorities and pass a budget. Instead they are proposing new spending without a way to pay for it. And, even while they have spent trillions to grow government domestically, they are refusing to give our armed forces the funding they need to keep our nation safe – which is the first duty of good government. 

We need a new direction to restore our fiscal integrity and protect our way of life.

I welcome your thoughts on these important issues. 


W. Todd Akin


How would you bring sanity to Congressional spending?

Congressman Akin and his Republican colleagues invite you to vote weekly for your favorite deficit reduction idea at

Take a moment and tell us what you think!

McArthur’s Bakery ” Pimp my Platoon”

Posted in Cool Beans with tags , , , , on May 14, 2010 by spikestl

 Support our armed forces and small business.

Come  to McArthur’s in Chesterfield Sat. May 15,2010. Starting at 7:00 A.M. to say hi to Dr. Randy Tobler from 97.1 Talk radio and make a donation for Dave’s son Moose and his Marine comrades in Afghanistan.

Um…. I think Bob has Something to Say

Posted in Illegal Immigration with tags on May 12, 2010 by spikestl

Mr. President, Do your Job and Secure the Border

Posted in Illegal Immigration with tags , , , on May 12, 2010 by spikestl

Sleep last Night?

Posted in My E-mail with tags , , , on May 10, 2010 by spikestl


Bed a little lumpy…?
Toss and turn any….?
Wish the heat was higher…?
Maybe the a/c…?
Had to go to the john…..?
Need a drink of water…. ?

Click on pics

Yes.. It is like that!     

Count your blessings, pray for them,

Talk to your Creator


The next time when…

The other car cuts you off and you must hit the brakes,


 you have to park a little further from Walmart than you want to be,


 you’re served slightly warm food at the restaurant,


you’re sitting and cursing the traffic in front of you,


the shower runs out of hot water, Think of them…

Protecting your freedom!  

The proud warriors of Baker Company wanted to do                            

Something to pay tribute

To our fallen comrades so since we are part of the only

Marine Infantry Battalion left in  Iraq  the one way that we could

Think of doing that is by taking a picture of

Baker Company saying the way we feel.

It would be awesome if you could find a way to share

This with our fellow countrymen.

I was wondering if there was any way to get this into your

Papers to let the world know that


And are proud to serve our country.

Semper Fi   1st Sgt Dave Jobe.

The attached photo

was forwarded from one of the last U.S. Marine companies in Iraq  

They would like to have it passed to as many people as possible, to let the

folks back home know that they remember why they’re there and

that they remember those who’ve been lost….. 

I agree with ZO almost all the time… Wake up America.

Posted in My Thoughts with tags , on May 8, 2010 by spikestl