Another Attack on SEALs: Obama Hates the Rattlesnake

Another Attack on SEALs: Obama Hates the Rattlesnake

Submitted by on November 3, 2013 – 10:22 am EST

By: Susan Knowles

Gulag Bound


Yesterday, I read that the Obama Administration has ordered the Navy Seals to remove the “Navy Jack” or the “don’t tread on me” flag from their uniforms. The Navy Jack has been a symbol of the U.S. Navy for over two centuries.

It was Benjamin Franklin who first used the symbol of a rattlesnake in 1751 to make a point. During this time, Great Britain was sending their criminals to America and it was Franklin who suggested that America send Britain rattlesnakes as a thank you.

Franklin went on to use the rattlesnake in 1754. He cut the snake into eight pieces which represented the eight colonies in America. Under the snake were the words “Join or Die.” Franklin would later go on to state that the snake would be a good representation of the American spirit.

gadsden flagThe flag originally got its start in the military in 1775 and was designed by an American general Christopher Gadsden. While it is known as the “don’t tread on me” flag it is also known as the Gadsden flag. The U.S. Marine Corps used this flag as their motto. The yellow flag depicts a coiled rattlesnake ready to strike. The words “don’t tread on me” appear underneath the snake.

The U.S. Navy was established in 1775 with the purpose of stopping British ships from delivering supplies to British troops positioned in the colonies. U.S. Marines accompanied the U.S. Navy on their mission. The Marines carried drums painted yellow with a coiled rattlesnake with thirteen rattles, representing the thirteen original colonies. Underneath the coiled snake were the words “don’t tread on me.”

Right before the Navy left on their first mission, then Colonel Gadsden presented Commodore Hopkins with the yellow rattlesnake “don’t tread on me flag” as a show of solidarity. The flag represents one of the first flags of the United States which was later replaced by the flag we have now. Flying this flag is a First Amendment right protected under the U.S. Constitution.

Why is a history lesson important when discussing this administration’s ordering of the Navy Seals to remove the “don’t tread on me symbol?” Because this symbol represents America! It illustrates who we are at our core. We are hardworking, never give up, freedom fighters who love this country. This flag represents everything that constitutionalists stand for and everything that this administration hates about America.

It goes beyond a patch worn on the uniform of a serviceman or woman and this administration knows it. It is the very identity of the beginnings of our country and our military with their purpose to “support and defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.”


I believe that the removal of the symbol by the administration is an attempt to strip the military of its historical identity in this country and secondly, an attempt to turn America’s very military against its own people.

Tax Day ProtestsThe Tea Party uses this “don’t tread on me” flag as their symbolic fight to preserve the U.S. Constitution. They are astrong and influential group of individuals that are seen as perhaps the last roadblock in the administration’s attempts to usurp the constitution. Both progressive Democrats and progressive Republicans are afraid of what the Tea Party can do to their cause if left intact.

The upcoming mid-term elections and 2016 presidential election are must wins for the Democrats to hold on to power and continue to chip away at the U.S. Constitution, a document that they see as outdated and perhaps as insignificant as America’s history itself.

TEA PARTY RALLYThe Tea Party and the military have much in common regarding their allegiance to the constitution. The Tea Party seeks to preserve American’s rights as listed in the U.S. Constitution while the military seeks to protect it against all enemies foreign and domestic. The “don’t tread on me” symbol is a bond these two groups share.

The act of stripping the Navy Seals of this important American symbol is also an effort to “psychologically” separate the military from the Tea Party. It is a way for this administration to divide and conquer in the event the military is ordered to prohibit the Tea Party from asserting their First Amendment rights in the future. The Obama administration is counting on the fact that once the historical significance and the bond have been lost, the Tea Party will stand alone as the “enemy” of the State.

Perhaps in the not too distant future, the military will need to ask itself who in fact is violating the constitution and where their allegiance should lie. History will show that this administration hates the “rattlesnake.” Hopefully, history will also show that the military carried the “rattlesnake” proudly and honorably into every battle.


Susan Knowles is an author, psychotherapist and former practicing attorney. Her latest book, a political fiction, is entitled, “Freedom’s Fight: A Call to Remember” available on Her website is, where this article may also be found.




Amnesty Protest at Rep. Issa’s office Oct 31st, 11 am

Due to overwhelming demand from outraged citizens, a press conference and protest by several local conservative groups is scheduled to oppose Issa’s proposed legalization bill (amnesty) for millions of illegal aliens. Obama himself has organized pro-amnesty protests there, now its our turn.

If Darrell Issa’s immigration plan passes, the same people that lied to us about Obamacare will be implementing Amnesty.

Event will be Thursday Oct. 31, 11 am

outside Rep. Issa’s main district office:

1800 Thibodo Road, #310

Vista, CA 92081

Please bring anti-amnesty and anti-illegal immigration signs or American or Gadsden flags, and a signed letter to be hand delivered to Issa’s district director opposing his bill to legalize most illegal aliens with visas.

If you cannot attend the rally, please drop off your own personal letter to Rep. Issa’s office during business hours or fax it to 760-599-1178.

You can also send Issa a message through his website:

Keep calling the Vista office opposing his amnesty bill, 760-599-5000.  Every phone call is tabulated and will help show Mr. Issa that his pro-amnesty bill is rejected by the American people.

Please forward to your Patriot lists.



Relevant links:



My letter to Darrell Issa’s office

Immigration reform should be done with the recognition that a record number of people are out of work, our country is overloaded with citizens collecting entitlements, and china is floating our boat. Also, and even more troubling, we have a corrupt administration that doesn’t deal with us straight (He Lies). Darrel should know this more than anyone.
I’m the Organizer of San Diego Tea Party, I have access to thousands of local people through FB/twitter/meetup/blog/direct email . This is where I usually talk about bringing some “Street Heat” to your office to force you to do what your constituents want, Is this what its come to?….I actually expected more from Darrell!!! Do I really need to treat him like a hostel liberal jamming this crap down our throats? Do you trust Obama to NOT use this issue against you politically?  when you say “This far, but no further” concerning voting rights, entitlements, chain-amnesty, etc  you know he will pull the football from you and you will land on your ass again, Charlie Brown….Please wake up, we know your not this unintelligent.
Rich Merris

The Dumb Girls of Fox News …

The “Dumb Girls” of Fox News …
For the past 10 years FOX News has had higher ratings and the largest audience numbers (for news and business/political “talk” programs) than all the other TV and Cable news channels ,which includes: CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC and CBS!
Some folks claim that FOX’s higher ratings are only because FOX purposely hires a lot of female “reporters” who do nothing but sit around in short skirts and merely “read everything off of a teleprompter”.
Bottom line: The next time you hear someone criticizing FOX News for supposedly having a “bunch of dumb gals” as eye candy . . . have them check out their qualifications…let them speak for themselves!
Brenda Buttner
She graduated from Harvard University with honors with a bachelor’s degree in social studies. Buttner went on to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University , where she graduated with high honors and a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics.
Shannon Bream
She is a graduate of Liberty University and earned a Juris Doctorate with honors from Florida State University College of Law.
Gretchen Carlson
Carlson graduated with honors from Stanford University and also studied at Oxford University in England .
Jamie Colby
Marriott Marquis
Aside from her journalism career, Colby is an attorney and served in private practice for 10 years. She is an attorney admitted to practice in New York , California , the District of Columbia and Florida . Colby is also a former law professor, a member of Law Review and has been a National Board member of American Women in Radio and Television for the last several years. Attending the University of Miami International School of Business at age 14, she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting as well as her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law at age 22.
Harris Faulkner
A graduate from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in mass communication.
Jennifer Griffin
A graduate of Harvard University in 1992, Griffin received a Bachelor’s degree in comparative politics.
Kimberly Guilfoyle
Guilfoyle is a magna cum laude graduate of University of California, Davis and attended the University of San Francisco School of Law and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where she studied and was published for her research in international children’s rights and European Economic Community law.
Molly Henneberg
Henneberg earned her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University , graduating summa cum laude.
Catherine Herridge
Herridge earned a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a Master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Amy Kellogg
Kellogg began to study Russian at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and then received her BA in Soviet Studies from Brown University. She spent a semester at Leningrad State University. She received her Masters from Stanford University in Russian and East European Studies and also speaks Spanish and French.
Megyn Kelly
Kelly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Albany Law School, where she also served as editor of the Albany Law Review.
Jenna Lee
A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Lee obtained her master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Molly Line
Line is a graduate of Virginia Tech where she received her Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and political science.
Dagen McDowell
A native of Virginia, McDowell graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in art history.
Heather Nauert
She graduated from Mt. Vernon College in Washington, D.C., with a bachelor of arts in communications and she received her master’s in journalism from Columbia University . Nauert is also a term member at the Council of Foreign Relations.
Dana Perino
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Colorado State University-Pueblo and went on to receive a Masters in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield .
Anita Vogel
Vogel graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and political science.
Lis Wiehl
Wiehl received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College in 1983 and received her Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Queensland in 1985. In addition, she earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1987
Greta Van Susteren
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Van Susteren received a bachelor’s degree with distinction in economics. She earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law in 1979 and a Master of Law from the school in 1982. Van Susteren was the first Stuart Stiller Fellow at Georgetown Law Center and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Stetson Law School.
After reading this I realized that these ladies have better qualifications
than the guy who calls himself president did when he ran for office! 

GOP goes all-in on ‘de-fund ObamaCare,’ as shutdown looms


House Speaker John Boehner, in an abrupt turnaround, plans to let Tea Party lawmakers have a vote on de-funding ObamaCare as part of a politically risky strategy which Democrats warn could result in a government shutdown.

GOP leaders unveiled their plan to members on Wednesday morning, teeing up a vote for Friday — the proposed bill would tie the vote to de-fund the health care law to a vote on a stopgap spending bill. Current funding for the government is set to expire at the end of the month, and lawmakers must approve the stopgap bill in order to keep Washington open; conservatives see this as leverage to force a suspension of ObamaCare.

“The law’s a trainwreck,” Boehner said of the Affordable Care Act. “It’s time to protect American families from this unworkable law.”

Effectively, Boehner and his deputies have b

acked off a compromise approach they earlier tried to sell to rank-and-file conservatives. Under that plan, the House would have sent two bills to the Senate — one to de-fund ObamaCare, the other to fund the government. The Senate, then, would have been able to easily bypass the ObamaCare bill and send the spending measure straight to the White House, in turn averting a government shutdown.

But House conservatives revolted, and Boehner now plans to tie the two votes together. Under the plan, funding the government would be conditional on de-funding ObamaCare. It is a concession to House conservatives as well as senators like Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and outside groups like the Heritage Foundation that have demanded Congress use the must-pass budget bill as leverage to derail the health care law.

But it is also undoubtedly risky.

President Obama and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid h

ave warned Republicans not to go down that road, suggesting that they will bear the brunt of the blame if the gambit results in a government shutdown.

Obama blasted Republicans during an interview Tuesday with Telemundo.

“We’re hearing that a certain faction of Republicans, in the House of Representatives in particular are arguing for government shutdown or even a default for the United States of America  … if they don’t get 100 percent of what they want,” Obama said.

On Wednesday in Washington, Obama suggested that Republicans have gotten distracted from their original goal of cutting deficits. “We have not seen this in the past, that a budget is contingent on us eliminating a program that was voted on, passed by both chambers of Congress,” Obama said.

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September 2013 events

 TEA_Party_Logo1s  Tri-City Tea Party

is having a meeting Tuesday, September 17  check it out here:

 Ramona Tea Party

is having their monthly meeting on September 28th check it out here:


is having their fall meeting. check it out here: also have a NEW, more intuitive website. Please re-register there at:

The folks at “Stop Obama Now” have had nation-wide success and support

Check it out here:

A very disturbing article this week….


This week the chief human resources officers of more than 100 large corporations (below) sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging quick passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

Many of these LARGE companies have just laid off thousands then say in the letter;


“many of our companies continue to have difficulty

finding sufficient American workers to fill certain lesser-skilled positions”

If you have half a brain left in your head you know this is BULLCRAP!…. AMERICANS NEED WORK

THE TRUTH IS…companies will do anything to get third world people in the US to lower wages and make more money, and republicans (to some extent) will sell us out for big $donors$, the democrats always welcome mass amnesty because immigrants vote Democrat (for the most part)

The Democrats, a number of Republicans, and the vast majority of our corporations want mass amnesty (and the huge “unforeseen” chain amnesty next)

This will continue to edge out our middle class. Who will save our country and our way of life?

Try calling one of the companies below as well as your congressman and speak your mind!

Original article here:

Motorola,Kronos Incorporated,Ingersoll Rand,Procter & Gamble,AT&T Inc,Eaton,E.I. du Pont de Nemours,BNSF Railway,Tyco International,Shell Oil Company,General Mills, Inc,Ingram Industries,General Parts Inc,Harris Corporation,Northwestern Mutual,Univar, Inc,Johnson & Johnson,Liberty Mutual Group,Kiewit Corporation,Air Products and Chemicals, Inc,Grainger, Inc,Avery Dennison Corporation,Humana Inc,Novelis, Inc,Hewlett-Packard Company,Dover Corporation,Danaher Corporation,TRW Automotive,Analog Devices,United Parcel Service,Ecolab, Inc,Avnet, Inc,White Lodging Corporation,T-Mobile USA,ServiceMaster Company,Automatic Data Processing,Bloomin’ Brands,Fiserv, Inc,General Electric Company,Carolinas HealthCare System,SRA International,Emerson,Rockwell Automation,Parker Hannifin Corporation,HCA Inc,Eastman Chemical Company,ManpowerGroup,Fifth Third Bank,Pitney Bowes Inc,Express Scripts,Cardinal Health,Aleris International,Cisco Systems,Texas Instruments,WESCO International,ATK,Western Union,XL Global Services,Wendy’s Company,Hyatt Hotels,Assurant, Inc, Cargill, Inc,Mortgage Guaranty Insurance,Newell Rubbermaid,U.S. Steel Corp,DTE Energy,Quest Diagnostics,Hilton Worldwide,Praxair,Marriott International,Verizon Communications,A. O. Smith corp,McCormick & Company,Walt Disney Company,General Dynamics Corporation,Saint-Gobain,Darden Restaurants,Cigna Corporation,21st Century Fox,Hospira, Inc,MSC Industrial Direct Co,Continental Grain,Daikin McQuay Americas,American Airlines,Simon Property Group,Coca-Cola Enterprises,International Paper Company,Honeywell International,Computer Sciences Corp,Pfizer Inc,Caterpillar Inc,The ADT Corporation,Avaya Inc,McDonald’s Corp,The Williams Companies,US Foods,The Coca-Cola Company,Ally Financial Inc,Allstate Insurance Company,Johnson Controls,Archer Daniels Midland Company,American Express Company,USG Corporation,Sears Holdings Corporation,Illinois Tool Works,Hallmark Cards,CVS Caremark Corporation,The Cheesecake Factory,United Technologies Corporation,HR Policy Association

Recall Filner rally and press conference

1014391_435783489853674_1044771543_nThe press conference is this Friday July 19 4pm Community Concourse

The Recall Filner campaign folks will be there collecting contact info (Name/email) of people who will want to eventually help them collect over 100,000 signatures in the City of SD in order to qualify for the recall.  They will have 60 days to collect the signatures. Right now, they are building an army.

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Bob Filner Recall update

2283583Hello friends,

There will be ONE person organizing the recall filner effort, his name is Michael Pallamary.

He has organized a successful recall before and after speaking with him at length today I believe he will do a great job again. He made a facebook page for this effort at Please tell your folks about this fast growing page.

A few words from Michael Pallamary;

Hello. My name is Michael Pallamary and I am the person who organized and ran the recall of Linda Bernhardt in 1991, a cause necessitated because of Mr. Filner’s previous efforts to exploit and ruin this city.

I have a long history of fighting Bob Filner. I have sued him on behalf of

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Amnesty will happen if we stay silent


San Diego Tea Party


Here are a few questions you could ask…..

An Obama-care Loophole Provides Incentive For Employers To Hire Illegal Aliens Over US Citizens (Obama-Care fees are much less for immigrants) Question: This will obviously harm hard working American citizens, why are you in favor of this? 

20 million American citizens who want a full-time job still cannot find oneQuestion: why are we providing for other country’s citizens before our own?

CBO finding: Gang of Eight Bill Fails to Stop 75 Percent of Illegal ImmigrationQuestion:  Then why the hell are we doing this?

With countless lies being told to us about Obama-care and other current events Question: Do we expect our politicians to be honest and straight forward about the unforeseen effects of Amnesty?

This bill (S.744) allows states to grant in-state tuition to illegal aliens—not the aliens who receive
amnesty, but all illegal aliens who arrive in the future. (Sec. 2103, p. 119) Question:  Why is this not being told to us?

The cost to taxpayers would be CATASTROPHIC. Currently we are 17 trillion dollars in debt and we are printing 85 billion dollars a monthQuestionWill this increase or decrease US salaries and the quality of life for US citizens?

Contact ALL congressman here:

A group called Stop Obama NOW is doing a local protest.

The last protest in SD got national coverage with only 30 people

Fox News Nation – Impeach Obama Rally Causes 10 Mile Traffic Jam
Huffington Post – Tea Party’s ‘Impeach Obama’ Protest Backs Up Traffic For 10 Miles
(contains full video of the demo)
Daily Caller – ‘Impeach Obama’ movement leads to protests, traffic jam

Go to for more info

The Icaucus meeting will be June 25th 6-8 pm
Click here for more:

The Debate club will be having…
Happy hour social party and Gay Marriage debate
June 27th 7:00 pm




Appearing before Congress, with veins bulging on her temples and fists clenched, Hillary Clinton bellowed,  “What difference does it make?” in regard to how four Americans died in Benghazi.

What difference does it make? It doesn’t matter who murdered four Americans?

Perhaps if it had been her child who was shot full of holes, she’d be singing a different tune.

The mother of Sean Smith, the communications officer murdered on September 11, says it makes a difference as to why her son’s calls for help went unanswered.

Seven hundred Special Ops veterans sent a letter to Congress demanding that a comprehensive congressional investigation begin immediately—they think it makes a difference.

Over one hundred Representatives (led by Congressman Frank R. Wolf) are backing the passage of House Resolution 36, calling for a “Watergate style” investigation into what happen that fateful night-THEY think it makes a difference.

It seems like everyone in the country thinks that finding out who murdered four Americans and why no one sent help does make a difference.

The only ones who think it doesn’t make a difference are Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

We already know, partially, what happened. The bull dog in the House, Darrell Issa, leading the charge, released a preliminary report on April 23, that spells out that, with emails and documents as proof, Barack Obama knew the consulate had been attacked by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists “almost immediately.” That he and his cronies, fearing the news of an attack by a group that he had been blathering about “being on the run” would hurt his re-election campaign. That the intelligence community had put together a series of talking points about what happened that were literally rewritten by the White House, changed from “attack” to “demonstration” and obliterating any reference to “Islamic extremists.”

The Weekly Standard yesterday, supplementing the information in the House investigative report, actually got a copy of the multiple revisions of the talking points, which proves that Susan Rice’s famous Sunday morning news show hit parade and Obama blathering about an “offensive” anti-Muslim YouTube video were literally created out of thin air. They knew in less than twenty-four hours that it was a pre-planned terrorist attack that had nothing to do with a protest or YouTube video:

A cable sent the following day, September 12, by the CIA station chief in Libya, reported that eyewitnesses confirmed the participation of Islamic militants and made clear that U.S. facilities in Benghazi had come under terrorist attack.

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Barack Obama’s Campaign Promise

 Does anyone remember Barack Obama’s great promise of the campaign of 2012?   He did not make a promise to America nor to Americans.  He did not make a promise to fellow politicians.

 Unlike so many of his promises, he is keeping this one.

 His promise was to Vladimir Putin of Russia. 

 What is Obama doing to keep his promise to Putin?

 Everyone remembers the hot mike incident in 2012 when Barack Obama pleaded with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to give him time until the election.  After the election, he promised Vladimir Putin, through Medvedev, he would be more “flexible.”

 Now we have seen this flexibility.

 Barack Obama is going to spend almost $700 million dollars of taxpayer money to buy Russian helicopters for the Afghan Air Force.

 But wait.  Just like those TV commercials, this gets better.


Mi-17 helicopter.

 When Congress passed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, it had an interesting provision.  Congress included, as a part of that law a prohibition on the United States buying helicopters from Rosoboronexport, the Russian manufacturer of the Mi-17 helicopter.


Unfortunately as always happens, when such laws are passed, Congress always gives the Regime an escape hatch.  The law stated that Obama could buy from Rosoboronexport if the Secretary of Defense certified it was in the interest of National Security.


And of course, the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, a man committed to destroying the US military immediately signed off on that certification.


Where do we even start with this one?


Congress is outraged over this with Senators and Representatives from both parties writing letters about this.  Of course, this is Congress’ fault for allowing a law to be written with such an escape hatch.


More importantly, Americans need to be asking just what the hell the Obama Regime is doing. 


Why are we spending $700 million dollars with a Russian arms manufacturer?  Why are we even giving the Afghans these helicopters?


If we are going to give them helicopters, which we really shouldn’t, then why not give them American made helicopters and put Americans to work?


Even if we are going to give the Afghans Russian helicopters, the ones we are giving them are an old Cold War design.  There are hundreds of used MI-17 helicopters floating around the world.  Why are we paying to give the Afghans brand new helicopters?


In the era of the Sequester, isn’t there something better we can do with $700 million?  American Medicare cancer patients are being turned away from hospitals and are being denied life saving treatment because of budget cuts.  The American military is being gutted to the point of ineffectiveness because of budget cuts.


Or consider this.  The United States Air Force is grounding 17 squadrons because of $591 million dollars in budget cuts.  Our Air Force is not able to do its mission because it lacks the money to fly but we have the money to give Afghanistan $700 million dollars in Russian helicopters.


And this is where Barack Obama thinks we should spend our money?


Most people reading this story will not have heard about it.




Because the Obama Propaganda Media is moving in lock step to make sure there is no bad news that might damage Obama’s presidency.


This is a story that should damage him and outrage every American.


Ask your Senator or Congressman why this outrage is being allowed and take a moment to share this story with your friends.


The only way we will ever stop Obama is if the American people know what he is doing.