I celebrated the Oscars myself by going to see Act of Valor for the 2nd time in its first opening weekend. I implore you… if you have not yet seen this movie, do yourself a favor and go see it soon! You will not be sorry. Both screenings I went to gave standing ovations at the end of the film, and in both theaters, sobbing could be heard at certain moments, as well.
One of this country’s best heroes, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, appeared on Bill O’Reilly tonight not only to promote his new book, “American Sniper,” but to tell the tale of his experiences in the Middle East as the most sucessful American sniper, as well as his convictions of his accomplishments. He not only performed so well to save the lives of his fellow military men & women, but also the innocent Iraqi men, women and children, against what he calls (as well as most others do) “savages;” savages who would rape, murder, and torture their fellow countrymen and women in the name of their “god.”
I think Bill O was a bit out of line in his questioning of Kyle, pressing him on his conviction that what he had done was the right thing. In the end, however, Kyle acquitted himself quite well for this interview.
You don’t agree with Kyle? Sucks to be you, but he did what his country asked him to do, and I think he did an out-freaking-STANDING job as a SEAL. America is a safer country because of men like him.
Drudge didn’t have it first. CNN didn’t have it first. Fox News didn’t have it first. Who was the first to report on the raid on the Pakistani compound where Osama bin Laden was sent to take his eternal celestial dirt nap? A local IT consultant did, that’s who. The story broke as Sohab Athar, the IT consultant who was living in Abbottabad, Tweeted about helicopters swarming overhead and a “window-shaking bang” at around 9pm last night.
Mr Athar, believed to be living near to bin Laden’s compound, wrote his first tweet at about 9pm last night, when he noticed a helicopter.
He then wrote: “A huge window-shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope it’s not the start of something nasty.”
He later added: “Since Taliban (probably) don’t have helicopters, and since they’re saying it was not ‘ours’, so must be a complicated situation.”
The realisation hit him at about 6am today as he wrote: “Uh oh, now I’m the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.”
Under his username ReallyVirtual, he later added: “Interesting, I didn’t think my name would trend on Twitter before releasing a couple of rock albums and a few award-winning software.”
At focus tonight was the upcoming “Weekend for Heroes” event, where wounded warriors from Walter Reed are brought down to Ground Zero to see the progress of the projects, some to see the actual site for the first time, and just to get an up-close look and feel at what the site will look like in the future.
Spotlighted were two brave veterans. The first one is Army Cpl. Kendra Coleman, who was in Afghanistan and lost her left leg to an IED while on patrol. Cpl. Coleman is an MP and Paratrooper, and she is anxious to get back to Afghanistan with the rest of her unit in whatever capacity she can. Also shown was Army Lt. Frederick Simpson, who was shot in the left leg during a firefight with the Taliban at the AfPak border in 2005. He was seeing the Ground Zero site in person for the first time, as well, and they both were motivated to join the military after the 9/11 attacks.