Tuesday, January 4, 2011

400-408 – Ret. Lt. General Tom McInerney, was the #3 man in the USAF as the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff at the pinnacle of his distinguished career, you see him regularly on Fox News as their senior military analyst, and he's the author of Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror.  Tom responds to the dismissal of Captain Owen Honors from the USS Enterprise for the "XO" videos he starred in that played on the ship's closed circuit television on weekly "Movie Nights" during the six month deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007.

• Corinne Reilly, The Virginian-Pilot (1/4/2011) Enterprise captain out; former Ike skipper to replace him.

Adm. John C. Harvey announced today that he has permanently relieved Capt. Owen Honors as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier Enterprise for showing "exceptionally poor judgment" in producing and broadcasting a series of raunchy videos to his crew in 2006 and 2007.

Harvey, the four-star head of the Navy's Fleet Forces Command, said that Capt. Dee Mewbourne, former commander of the carrier Eisenhower, will take command of the ship today as Honors' permanent replacement. Mewbourne had been at Navy Cyber Forces.

Harvey said, "The foundation of our success in the Navy lies in our ability to gain and hold the trust of our sailors, including through personal example. This responsibility is so important that it is written into Navy regulations. When confidence and trust are lost in those who lead, we fail. After personally reviewing  the videos created while serving as executive officer, I have lost confidence in Capt. Honors' ability to lead effectively. ... As naval officers we are held to a higher standard. Those in command must exemplify the Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment which we expect our sailors to follow. Our leaders must be above reproach and our sailors deserve nothing less."

// Over the weekend, the Navy at first downplayed the videos as "humorous skits," then called them "not acceptable" and said they were under investigation.

The videos' existence was not news to Navy higher-ups. In a statement to The Virginian-Pilot on Friday, the Navy said its leadership had put a stop to videos with "inappropriate content" on the Enterprise about four years ago.

// "He was a caring professional and, yes, he has a sense of humor, but you need that on a boat," said Misty Davis, who served on the Enterprise from 2006 to 2010. The offending video was shown in 2007, and was a compilation of previous videos he had shown, she and others said.

"It's no worse than anything you'd see on 'Saturday Night Live' or 'The Family Guy,'" Davis said Monday. "I used to watch all of them. They were freaking hilarious."

• Greg Jaffe, Washington Post (1/4/2011)  Gay groups praise Navy's condemnation of videos.

"Production of videos, like the ones produced four to five years ago on USS Enterprise and now being written about in the Virginian-Pilot, were not acceptable then and are not acceptable in today's Navy," said Cmdr. Chris Sims, a Navy spokesman. "The Navy does not endorse or condone these kinds of actions. Those in command . . . are charged to lead by example and are held accountable for setting the proper tone and upholding the standards of honor, courage and commitment that we expect sailors to exemplify."

• Fox News (1/4/2011) Aircraft Carrier Commander to Be Relieved of Duty After Airing Explicit Videos.

// But critics said not only should Honors be relieved of duty, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, should face scrutiny since he was chief of naval operations while the misconduct occurred. 

"Then-CNO Adm. Mullen did not have command authority over the Enterprise, but his rank as CNO invested in him the responsibility to maintain high standards of morale and discipline in the entire Navy. Adm. Mullen failed to discharge this duty with regard to the Enterprise, and members of Congress should hold him accountable. Either Adm. Mullen knew what was happening on the Enterprise, or he did not know about the breakdown in discipline occurring on his watch. Which scenario is worse?" asked Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness.

// It was a bad year for commanding officers in 2010. The Navy Times reported that 17 COs were fired last year for conduct unbecoming of an officer -- the second highest number of firings in a decade.

• YouTube, USS Enterprise Video Scandal: Navy Commander Mastermind Behind Raunchy Videos.

Are videos like this commonplace in the military?  If Navy brass knew about the video, why was he still promoted to Captain in May?  Why is this coming out now?  Is it tethered to the repeal of DADT?  If the issue is the "gay-bashing content", then is the Pentagon going to ban Will & Grace, Glee, SNL, The Family Guy, The Simpsons, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, Hellcats, Greek, and a host of other shows?

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428-437 – Jed Babbin, former Air Force JAG officer and Deputy Undersecretary of Defense in the Bush #41 administration, is contributing editor of American Spectator (, and columnist to Real Clear Politics.

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458-508 – Dr. Bill Sears (, is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, a medical and parenting consultant for BabyTalk and Parenting magazines, and for – and father of 8 and grandfather of 9.  The author of over 30 books on childcare, including his bestselling The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two. 

Today we talk about the concern many parents have with vaccinations, that there are "too many, too soon," and that there may be a link to autism and other maladies.  Dr. Sears says there is no scientific link at all, that it all started about 15 years ago with a now-retracted article in Nature, which was hyped in the press with sensationalized headlines, about some alleged tie between the MMR vaccine and autism, scaring lots of people all over the world, and ended up causing an outbreak of many easily-preventable childhood diseases in Great Britain. 

However, many parents even today are still scared.  So, in an effort to get more kids immunized, Dr. Sears and his son, Dr. Bob Sears, have come out with an alternative immunization schedule in their book The Vaccine Book ( for those who believe "too many, too young."  They have found compliance rates increase sharply.  He still encourages parents to comply with the schedule put out by the American Academy of Pediatrics, but for those still uncomfortable, he offers this modified schedule.  Dr. Sears has been wrongly labeled "Anti-Vaccine," when the truth is, he is very Pro-Vaccine.  Today we talk about it.  Bill thinks there may be a link between our Western processed foods and autism.

To maximize the health of your child, eat lots of the Four S's:  smoothies, salads, salmon, and spices.

Breast feed as long and as often as possible.  At 6 months, begin making your own baby food.  At 9 months, introduce wild salmon.

512-523 – Dr. Bill Sears

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554 – Robert Micone & Bill O'Connor "The Money Guys" from Applied Financial Planning at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, (866-733-5268,   

558-608 – • The Blaze (1/3/2011) LOOSE CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT SAYS END OF DAYS IN MAY.  Harold Camping, 89,  founder of Family Radio, infamous for predicting the end of the world in September 1994, is at it again – this time, Judgment Day will be May 21, 2011, with the end of the world coming on October 21, 2011.  In We Are Almost There, he says on page 50, "The final five months of the earth's history begins on May 21, 2011, and will end on October 21, 2011."

• YouTube (11/20/2009) Harold Camping says Millions will die on May 21, 2011.

(1:57) Harold Camping on 11/20/2009, a caller asks him if people will get a refund on May 22 – the second day of judgment day.

612-623 – Have you ever been in a cult?  Or caught up in an end times movement?

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• KIRO TV (1/4/2011) Real-Life Superhero Walks Streets, Fighting Crime.

• Peter Wehner, Commentary (1/4/2011) The Persecution of Christians in the Middle East.



• K.E. Campbell, American Thinker (1/3/2011) The government ruling class by the numbers.

• Michael Barone (1/3/2011) Personal Well-being Overshadows Income Inequality.

• Albert Mohler (1/3/2011) How Not to Fight Atheism.

• Bret Stephens, WSJ (1/4/2011) Egypt's Prison of Hate: You know a country is in trouble when it blames shark attacks on the Mossad.