Monday, May 31, 2010
David, I will tell you what we want. We want a president who holds sacred certain beliefs and traditions that are the very essence of what we see as being an “American.” In a world of such political correctness where we are constantly ordered not to offend, we are the people who on this sacred day are offended beyond any ability to express, offended by our president’s actions, offended by your soulless mocking words. . ."throws some leaves on a tomb. . ." --William R. Forstchen
Now....there is precident that other Presidents have not been at Arlington on Memorial Day. In fact the last 3 republican presidents were absent during one Memorial Day during their administration. Of two, the President was meeting an international delegation and WORKING on the holiday.
For me, I think it has been about 9 years since I didn't work on Memorial Day, and this is the first time I actually get paid extra because I am working. It is specifically because today has turned into a "vacation" day that I don't care if I work or not, the meaning of the day has been lost on those who have reaped the benefits of those who sacrificed. It is especially irksome when I hear ungrates declare the mistaken belief that today is to honor all people who have died !!!???? Ok, sure. I don't really care, but don't declare them "American Heroes" simple because luck and happenstance placed their birthplace here instead of Kazakystan.
Anyway, my issue with the First Snob is that she seems to be rubbing it into the faces of so many people that her children are choosing where they go on vacation and that IT takes priority over the responsiblities of her husband.
I think of the past 25 years and all of the birthdays, baptisms, school plays, Christmases, anniversaries, vacations, school orchestra concerts, and weddings where my "RESPONSIBILITIES" took priority over what I or my family wanted to do.
Since 1980, the two "vacation" Memorial Days that a Republican president took, were AFTER he had accomplished something significant. To me, this president is further thumbing his nose at Americans by declaring that all of his bowing, kow towing, and American bashing has worn him out and he doesn't have the strength or energy to respect those who gave all so that he could declare to the world that their sacrifice means nothing.
Please forgive this "drunken" rant. To all of my brothers and sisters who serve, have served, will serve, or wish that they could have served but circumstances or health prevented it, I raise my glass. I savor the taste of freedom that the protected shall never taste and bow my head in gratitude that I could in some way be a part of the fraternity of the men and women we remember today epitomize.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I find this interesting, and I am somewhat torn deciding what the right thing to do is.
On one hand, I think that leaving the memorials in Iraq can do two things. 1) remind the Iraqi's of the sacrifices made by others in their behalf and 2) be a poke in the eye to remind the Iraqi's of the sacrifices made by others in their behalf and they had better not (*&%()*&)& it up.
On the other hand, I wonder how many should actually be brought home. I think the wall in the hospital in Baghdad is the most deserving and historically worthy, and also the most impossible.
On the third hand (genetic defect due to exposure to depleted uranium tank rounds) There are probably a lot of families that don't know that there are streets and facilities named after their loved ones. They deserve to know how much their brothers and sisters loved and honored them. For those here, that don't know, no facility is named after a living service member.
Two short stories...if you will bare with me.
April 2002, near Metz, France: LTC H.R. McMaster, then commander of 1st Squadron, 4th US Cavalry, staged an officer staff ride studying battles from the Franco-Prussian war, WWI, and WWII. We stopped at a small field, exited the busses and proceeded to stand on the side of the road and had a short discussion of the 37 American Infantry soldiers who held off a German Battalion of Infantry and another Battalion of Armor for over 18 hours. 30 lost their lives.
A french woman came out and started yelling at us to get off of her property and leave them alone !!!???? We were standing on the country road, and didn't so much as the touch the fence overlooking the fields. None of us dared laugh till we were back on the busses, but it was hilarious to watch him respond, "Do you know why you get to speak French instead of German? Because 30 Americans died in that field!!!" then stormed off. --- As a CW2 I had the privelage to serve on his Squadron Staff. Something to know about that man. You either love him and would follow him into hell, or hate him so much that you wish he would go there immediately.
and due to 3 ATV accidents and a hit & run car accident, I don't remember what the other story I wanted to tell was....when I started this 6 hours ago. Maybe I can add to it later.
The greatest honor I can think of, and one that there probably are no pictures of and nobody outside the military will ever see is....on a Fallen Angel flight, when a soldier is taken from the theater hospital to the airport where his body will be flown home, every soldier available goes to the helipad and salutes as that soldiers body departs. Only one Angel is on each helicopter even if there are multiple casualties from the incident. It is an honorable and heart rending sight.
As I wrote the next post, I remembered the other story I wented to relate. In regards to the fraternity of arms, regardless of the side of the conflict, there is brotherhood.
May 2006- Baghdad, Iraq. 8 American soldiers, sailors, and airmen arrived at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Baghdad. (W33 18.505 N 44 23.339E on Google Earth) This tomb is dedicated to the dead of the Iran-Iraq War. Although the museum at the tomb had been vandalized and all of the artifacts removed, the tomb and casket itself is still there. Although the Iraqi military had been a shambles, some soldiers had taken it upon themselves to guard their fallen comrade. As the Americans arrived, the guards gave them a leary look and kept watch from afar. The soldiers walked up to the tomb then took position in line facing the tomb. The senior officer, an Air Force Colonel, called the group to attention, then all rendered a crisp hand salute to the fallen soldier from another war. Once the simple ceremony of recognition was complete, the group broke up and "toured" the facility. Where only moments before the leary guards wanted nothing to do with the Americans invading this sacred site, suddenly the three guards came up, and in broken English, wanted to show all that remained of the tomb and explain what the symbolism of each structure meant.
As I write this, I am reminded of even more stories of comradarie and respect shown by allies and adversaries that demonstrate that there is truly a brotherhood among warriors. They may hate the enemy formations, but no warrior hates an enemy soldier, they are simply brothers who happen to be standing in the other formation.
Friday, May 28, 2010
It is the VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us .
It is the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us .
It is the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us .
It is the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN,
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN who salutes the Flag,
It is the VETERAN who serves under the Flag,
Bless them all!!!
Makes you proud to be an AMERICAN doesn't it!!!!!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
...all of the time. And you can fool all of the people some of the time. But if your name is Obama, you can act like a fool all of the time. But the other guys are pretty smart. If you're a foreign President or leader, you can get whatever you want from the fool, you just have to ask. Read on.
US National Guard troops being sent to the Mexican border will be used to stem the flow of guns and drugs across the frontier and not to enforce US immigration laws, the State Department said Wednesday.
The clarification came after the Mexican government urged Washington not to use the additional troops to go after illegal immigrants.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized the deployment of up to 1,200 additional troops to border areas but State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters, "It's not about immigration."
"They have a commitment to uphold the law on the American side and not to use the National Guard for immigration purposes or to deal with immigration issues," Calderon told a news conference in Ottawa after talks with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Oh really? Then why is this being done to offset the AZ Immigration Law? You don't have to be stupid to run the country, but it sure must help you sleep better. And BTW, since when do we defend our borders based on foreign requests?
Is it any wonder why we are headed toward disaster? We have allowed these unions to grab local government by the throat and demand entitlements .. and the political hacks who run these governments fold like a map. After all .. the very same unions that demand these absurd work rules are very adept at getting the voters to the polls on election day. You get the picture.
And while we are on the subject of New York City .. here's another asinine occurrence unfolding there. A bill has surfaced in the New York legislature (introduced by two black activists) that would require New York City cops to shoot to wound, rather than shooting to kill. The bill is being called the "minimum force" law and it would amend the state penal codes' "justification" clause, which currently allows officers to kill suspects they believe pose a threat to his life or others. They would be mandated to "shoot a suspect in the arm or the leg." An innocent person is going to die when this absurdity becomes law.......... -- Neal Boortz
The above legislation has the full support of the Bloods and the Crips........... Spider
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Now for a Wednesday Diversion: As if chickens in North Pole, Alaska don't have enough to worry about; what with winter temperatures at -40°F, foxes, coyotes, wolves, bears, wolverines, weasels, lynx, eagles, and people all wanting to enjoy them for dinner – now they have to endure this.
Mystery surrounds 26 headless chickens in North Pole
COOP: Bodies laid in a lollipop pattern, heads gone; three survived.
By JAMES HALPIN Published: May 25th, 2010 10:54 PM
Twenty-six chickens were mysteriously beheaded at a North Pole chicken coop this week. Then things got weird.
Troopers say they were called to a home on Sharon Road on Monday to a report of a mass chicken slaughter, with the carcasses laid out in a peculiar pattern on the ground.
The homeowners, who live in a semi-rural wooded neighborhood with large lots, had 29 white chickens in a backyard coop, said Trooper Ken Vanspronsen, who responded to the scene.
Sometime overnight Sunday, someone crept in and tore their heads off, but the homeowners told troopers they didn't hear anything unusual. They woke up Monday and went out to feed the chickens, when they discovered 26 of them dead.
There was no sign of the heads, trooper’s spokeswoman Megan Peters said. The carcasses had been laid out in a north-south pattern -- oriented with the coop -- in a roughly 12- to 15-foot line on the ground with a circular arrangement of corpses at one end, in something of a lollipop pattern.
I dunno – but possibly Santa’s Little Helpers are practicing witchcraft? Who else would arrange the headless fowl in a lollipop pattern, hmmm? I, of course, blame Obama. You have to admit, a headless chicken is a LOT like a progressive liberal (only smarter).
Monday, May 24, 2010
Are you getting government disability?
May 14, 2010 4:47 PM
No, I am not, and never did. I wasn’t interested in jumping through the hoops to get it – it is a pretty arduous and invasive process and I didn’t want the government to get that involved in my personal affairs. It wasn’t because of some personal vendetta against getting or receiving government "handouts", either, because in my opinion, I’ve been paying into the system for quite some time now, and would have no qualms in getting some of what I paid in back if it was justified. It was simply that going on the government roles basically required me to submit to being a ward of the State, after the enrollment period, which was way too much work to go through for 17,000 a year.
Can you explain why our host's (by "host" he means Steve - Goob) experience with private disability insurance wasn't as dreamy as yours?\
I am not prepared to speak for Steve on the matter, but as I recall from his detail of the story, he did not have private disability insurance at the time of his disability. Steve can correct me if I’m wrong, but I wouldn’t blame him if he just ignored this whole mess after all of the nastiness you’ve floated his way.
In my personal opinion, the government has no place in mandating that we all carry disability insurance - I'm not even sure that they carry that authority, but we shall see in the coming court challenges of the recent health insurance mandate whether the Supreme Court agrees with me or not. Therefore, I can see no way around having a government operated disability system that will provide for the basic needs of the disabled who were or are not able to do for themselves.
Unlike some others, I will not say that we should allow them to starve or become indigents because they became disabled. As a polite and civil society, we must take care of those who have become injured or ill while contributing to said society. So again, i see no way around having a government-operated disability system to provide for their basic needs while they are disabled.
However, I believe, at the risk of offending present company (with no offense meant whatsoever) that all responsible primary breadwinners for a family or individual should carry a disability policy to hedge against the disasterous effects a disability or illness can wreak upon a family. They are very inexpensive. My quarter-year debacle would not have impoverished my family had I not had the insurance, but it wouldn't have taken much longer for us to be in big trouble. The piece of mind having that insurance gave me helped me to recover more quickly.
Obama told West Point's Class of 2010 that he sees them not battling our enemies but "combating a changing climate, sustaining global growth, and helping countries feed themselves, even as their citizens achieve their [universal rights]"
I'm sure those future warriors, all of whom will soon be going into combat, were thrilled to hear their "leader" tell them they're no longer needed. I'm also sure our enemies around the world were applauding loudly, since it means they have nothing to fear from us no matter what they do. This was the worst possible message to send at a time when we're fighting two wars, on two different fronts. Military historians and strategists will tell you that's not a smart idea. In WWII, the German army, possibly the best mechanized army ever assembled, was defeated mainly because their psycho leader insisted they simultaneously fight on two fronts. As Gen. George Patton said, it was their doom.
There is nothing that incites aggression faster than obvious weakness, unless it's a combination of weakness, incompetence, zero experience, and a stary-eyed Leftists view of the real world. North Korea's "open and obvious act of war" last week was not done to test S. Korea. It was done to test us, and because of the "community organizers" response, we failed the test. Do you know what happens when you show an aggressive dog fear? He bites you!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
With all the rhetoric about our illegal immigrant crisis, very few people ever mention what many feel is the root cause of the illegal invasion. Most say it's jobs, and to a small degree it is. But IMO, the real reason is a "law" passed by Demoncrats called, "The Anchor Baby Law", which says that anyone born in the US, even of parents who are here illegally, is an automatic citizen entitled to all the goodies America can offer. And it's not just the kid, but their entire family that get to cash in! This law is so insane, that we (as usual) are about the only country on earth dumb enough to have such a thing. But once again, the good Americans of AZ. are fighting back. If they succeed with this one, it may just prove to be the solution to the illegal invasion. And every real American should do whatever we can to help them. Below is a piece i borrowed from PIG. I hope you find it as interesting as i did...
"Does the name Russell Pearce sound familiar to you? It should. That is the name of the Arizona state senator who wrote Arizona's immigration enforcement law, SB 1070. As you can imagine, Pearce has been getting his share of hate mail .. I can relate. But in his response to citizens, Pearce has revealed that his immigration law-writing days aren't over just yet. He intends to push for another bill that would enable Arizona to no longer grant automatic citizenship to children of illegal immigrants who are born on US soil. In an email to a constituent, he says, "I also intend to push for an Arizona bill that would refuse to accept or issue a birth certificate that recognizes citizenship to those born to illegal aliens, unless one parent is a citizen."
Pearce argues that his idea is legal, constitutional and common sense. He says, "You can't break into someones country and then expect to be rewarded for that. You can't do it."
This absolutely the right step. They're called "anchor babies" because they're seen as anchoring the illegal parent in this country. As I understand it America may well be the only country .. or one of few .. that automatically confers citizenship upon children born to parents in this country illegally.".......... From The Free State of PIG...
Friday, May 21, 2010
Australians, Ninjas, Foreign Exchange Students and the ass whipping of the Century!! All in one story.
Three criminal assailants’ assault and mugging of a 27-year old German exchange student on the streets of Sydney were interrupted by a band of ninja, leading to the arrest of two of the attackers.
Three suspects identified a target on the Sydney train traveling late at night and expressed their desire for him to forfeit his wallet and mobile telephone. After he refused they lurked off until a more opportune moment when their victim found himself in a dark alley.
But luck was not smiling on the marauders that night, they must have instantly realised when 5 black-clad agile warriors suddenly appeared in aggressive attack stance. .
The 5 ninja were students and master of the adjacent Ninja Senshi Ryu School, a learning centre for those seeking knowledge of the Japanese martial arts used by the Shinobi (ninjas) and known throughout history, mythology and various films as Ninjitsu.
Hollywood should make this into a movie.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Ok, I did a little fuzzy math here to see the actual cost. I call it fuzzy because there are no variables, only hard numbers.....not what is normally used in today's government.
$8 million / (40 cars x 365 days) = $547.94 per car
small customs office required 4 personnel per day. Miniumum pay is $36,658/year (http://www.cbp.gov/)
Factoring a 260 day work year, averages to $140.45 per day x 4 pers = $561.81per day to build and run the office. / 40 cars = $14.04per car
Total cost $561.98 per vehicle per day.
The U.S. averages 660,000 non-commercial legal passenger border crossings per day. San Diego accounts for 104,399 per day. (notice I said legal crossings)
San Diego - 15.8%
Franklin, Vermont - 0.0006%
Franklin Vermont is 9 miles down county road 235, paralleling Interstate 89 or 7 miles down county road 118 to State highway 78. I estimate 400 man minutes or 6.5 man hours are saved per day by crossing at Franklin. At double minimum wage, $99.99 is saved by businesses every day by their employees being able to cross at Franklin.....this assumes that every crossing consists of people coming to and from work and none on vacation or visiting aunt Betty.
If San Diego had the relatively same expense, it would cost $5.9 million per day to operate the border crossing (with only 4 agents). That is $2.153 Billion per year for just that one ineffient crossing point! That is 22.6% of the national immigration and border budget!!! (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/rewrite/budget/fy2009/homeland.html)
So, the American people are expected to foot the bill of over $500 per car for 40 people to save 10 minutes on their shopping trip to the mall, which is more easily located by taking the Freeway in the first place.
Now lets look at the unemployment benefits that will be attained by employing 90 people for 6 months to build the facility......assuming less than half of the skilled labor required can be found in the local area and not imported, as well as assuming these people are formerly unemployed and changed status when the job starts...... aw, never mind.
Aside from the fact that this is a gross example of government domain running amock, can somebody please tell me how this is beneficial to the American people in any shape or form? How does spending that much money for no purpose truly help the economy 12 months from now? The article doesn't mention how much money can be saved by closing the checkpoint in Franklin. Eminant domain is supposed to be for the "greater good." It doesn't matter how I twist, mold, reflect, hold in my right hand and stand to the left, I can't make this one make sense in any way.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
One of the Board Members of the AZ Utilities Commission has a simple answer to the Californians that want to boycott AZ over the new immigration law. He thinks the AZ utilities companies should sell their power north and east on the grid. It would leave CA about 25% SHORT of having enough electricity.
I like it. A lot!
The green nuts in CA should be applauding a swift reduction in CA's overall power usage, right? It's what they're always preaching to the rest of us, right? So let them be first.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
It's not, as many say, that the right hates Obama because of his half Negro blood. It's not even just as simple as his being from the "other team" politically. It's not as simple as, IMHO, he's just young and has no real life experiences or experience inside a ruling body.
In the midst of his youth and inexperience, his having surrounded himself with a crew of people that want the destruction of our country. This group, during the eight years of Bush's admin., were the ones who spoke for and provided legal council for the 9/11 hijackers, the Afghan and Iraqi War combatants, and they spoke against American self defense. And, seemingly, it continues.
I bring you, gentle reader, Janet "helmet hair" Napolitano, speaking against the AZ Illegal Immigration Law, BUT, like AG Holder, she's not taken the time to read it!! How can you be against something that you haven't researched? Isn't that the accusation the Obamacons made about the Tea Party, with respect to the Health Care Bill?
We are in the hands of fools and radicals my friends. That's bad enough. But the very idea that they think they should be allowed to lead and run thins, based only in dint of self importance, official title and nearness to The One, is galling!! And as such, they need to be removed from power ASAP. I pray that it is done at the ballot box, and not at a barricade.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Yet another asshole in the Obama Admin. Michael Posner, Asst. Sec of Assholishness, sorry, Asst. Sec State, tells the Chicoms that we abuse people's rights too!!.
Just look at Arizona!! Posner is another leftist nut job who sued Rumsfeld over Iraq and Afghanistan, but...NOW, he speaks for ALL of us. [spelled U.S.]
I'm about ready for someone to start the shooting, in 5, 4, 3...
Sunday, May 16, 2010
No, i'm not talking about the 40+ million illegal Mexicans we've been invaded by. I'm talking about the Mooselambs we've allowed to come here and settle in. In fact, they have attained so much clout, that it's now almost illegal (certainly un-PC) to talk about radical Islam. I give you your communist Attorney General as a perfect example. At a congressional hearing the other day, he couldn't even bring himself to say the words, radical Islam when discussing terrorism! And obviously, his feelings are those of this Marxist (perhaps Mooselamb?) administration. Perhaps filling the DOJ with radical Leftist lawyers who have represented many terrorists has something to do with the AG's beliefs? Or, where they hired because of his beliefs.
Personally, i believe that under certain circumstances, and with certain types of enemies, the best place for them to be is close to you. It makes them easier to watch and learn from, and it allows you to strike faster. But radical Mooselambs are not that kind of enemy. To some of us, the only thing we've learned from our most dangerous and devoted enemy, is how weak we really are. Not very comforting when your life, and the lives of your loved ones and your country are at stake. If we continue to choose (not) to see our potential demise, then it won't be potential...
Friday, May 14, 2010
Go for it!
"Judge" Kagan is a done deal. But I didn't realize it's part of Obama's jobs bill. Iowahawk says she's being discriminated against elsewhere, and thus can only be a judge on SCOTUS.
But Supreme Court vacancies are only one area in public life where Harvard Assholes face a daunting glass ceiling. As hard as it is to imagine, anti-Harvard Asshole discrimination is even worse in America's non-lifetime appointment job sector. Harvard graduates regularly find themselves all but blackballed from participation in some of our society's most prestigious and highest-paying professions. One need only look at the curriculum vitae of America's country music singers, NBA all-stars, and lingerie supermodels to realize that entire swaths of society have hung out a de facto 'Harvard Assholes Need Not Apply' sign. The message from the Old Boys network may be transmitted in silence, but it comes through loud and clear: "You're good enough to run our FCC, Harvard boy, but not good enough for a hiphopper recording contract. We'll let you design our GM bailout plans, but don't even think about driving our Nascarmobiles."
Hell, I'm that unqualified, nobody called me.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I’m sorry to report that Austin (at least the City Council) has joined the ranks of felon-coddlers.
Lead by a progressive liberal (code for Marxist) council member by the name of Mike Martinez, the council “passed a resolution this morning aimed at ending business and travel ties to Arizona to protest a new state law that allows Arizona law enforcement officers to detain people they suspect are in the country illegally.”
In other words; they voted to coddle thugs, murderers, kidnappers, drug runners, sex slavers, thieves, vandals, exploiters of government services, and identity robbers. (But only if they are Mexican. Blacks and whites are still expected to be law abiding.)
At least until they reverse this travesty of justice, I say boycott Austin, and let them know why.
Austin, Texas - another college town trying hard to mirror Berkeley, California.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
To show the "true" motives behind these pro-illegal organizations, below is a speech given not long ago at UCLA (of course) by a member of the "radical Marxist" organization, LaRaza. He is also (surprise, surprise) a high-school teacher in, of course, Mexifornia. If you live there, get out now!!
"I want to start off by saying that the young man who spoke a little while ago was one of my students. That made me so proud, because you know, our people have strong leaders for years and years to come. As a [Spanish] militant com barrio [ph] - a revolutionary Mexican organization here -- we understand what the comrade's [ph] saying. This is not just about Mexico. It is a global struggle against imperialism and capitalism.
But we know that all that is happening within the context of where we now stand -- this stolen, occupied Mexico. And the message that we bring is that we want to bring a little bit more of a revolutionary context to this. Why is it that these people, these frail, racist white people, want to keep us out of this country? It's not simply that it's the color of our skin. It's not simply that they want to exploit us. I'll tell you why. It's because on this planet right now, 6 billion people, at the forefront of the revolutionary movement -- is La Raza.
When you hear from our commandantes, Fidel Castro Ruz, Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales, Brazil, Equador, you name it, we have nine, nine left-wing governments in Latin America right now. And they know something that one young Argentine, Che Guevara, said. It was called the domino theory. And he knew that every single country would go revolutionary, one after the other, after the other, after the other.
So what do they fear? They know that every single country, they know that we will no longer fall for these lies called borders. We know that an El Salvadoran, a Guatemalan, a Nicaraguan, an American -- there's no damn difference. We are all one people. So, with that in mind, we see ourselves, all of us here, as the northern front of a Latin American revolutionary movement..."
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
In spite of the disinformation being spread by the WH Obamunists and their media worshipers, Elena Kagan (who?) has never been a judge, and has rarely (if ever) battled in a court room. She is/has been the US Solicitor General, (whatever that is) which means she's a political hack picked by the Marxist in the WH. She comes from an elitist background and is a dedicated, life-long Leftist. And, she's a lesbian. Does any of this matter? Not in this country. Not any more. The upcoming congressional confirmation hearings are nothing more than a highly-orchestrated show designed to make all the lies being told about her, official. Opposition? Yeah, right! Who would oppose her? Even some of the progressive RINOS have already said, "she's a wonderful choice". You can consider those comments "voices from the dead", since they're coming from some of the progressive members of the DOA Republican party.
Her job will be to light a radical fire under the court's liberals. To push the court further and further to the Left. Some will say, well, it's just one liberal replacing another liberal. Nothing lost, nothing gained. Wrong! She will push the Leftist agenda like you've not seen before, and it's not just us, but future generations that will pay the price...
Monday, May 10, 2010
and we have solicitor general elena kagan to be tapped for the supreme court. another position to be filled by someone with no experience, this time judicial. that didn't stop obama from being prez, so maybe it's just because she appears to have the same stylist as janet napolitano. and we all know what a fine choice she has been
and i haven't even had my first cup of coffee this week yet
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Funny thing is, the EduNazi's running this camp, in their endless zeal to be the perfect PC'ists, insist they were simply following state law. (isn't that what Heinrich Himmler said at the Nuremberg trials?) In fact, if you read the law quoted in this article, they were actually violating that law, which was intended to control the food "schools" gave to kids, not what their "parents or other kids" give them. Kind of makes you wonder how the good people of Mexas, the few left who still speak English, would allow a school system like this to exist. Are they trying to become another NYC or San Francisco? Maybe i've been watching too many old westerns...
Friday, May 7, 2010
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration for one small town in Mexico commemorating a military win over the French (already not that big a deal) not their Independence day! Basically the French were pissed off the Mexicans didn't pay back their debt so the French came in and did what they do best, which is to surrender.
So... a bunch of Mexicans some legal, some not so much, attending a HS in California, got pissed off their classmates wore American flag T-Shirts in America. The American students got suspended from school, whereas the Mexican students were portrayed as victims.
If these Mexicans are so desperate to come to the US for a better life, why is this playing out like this? Why do they hate their new country and embrace the country they were so desperate to leave? Why, in our own country, are these folks being given preferential treatment to resentful "immigrants" over citizens who love their country. Why is this not questioned....anywhere?
Daily they listen to gun fire during the night. It is not safe to leave his family alone on the ranch, nor can they leave the ranch for fear of nothing being left when they come back.The border patrol is not on the border. They have set up 60 miles away with check points that do nothing to stop the invasion. They are not allowed to use force in stopping anyone who is entering. They run around chasing them, if they get their hands on them then they can take them back across the border. Federal prisons have over 35% illegals and 20% of Arizona prisons are filled with illegals. In the last few years 80% of our law enforcement officers who have been killed or wounded were the victims of an illegal.
The majority of people coming now are people we need to be worried about. The ranchers told us that they have seen a change in the people coming. They are not just those who are looking for work and a better life.The Federal Government has refused for years to do anything to help the border states . We have been over run, and once they are here, we have the burden of funding state services that they use. Education cost have been over a billion dollars. The health care cost billions of dollars. Our State is broke, ($3.5 billion deficit) which forces us to make some very serious decisions. One is that we do not have the money to care for any who are not here legally. It has to stop. The border can be secured. We have the technology and the ability to stop this invasion, we simply lack the will.
We must know who is coming and they must come in an organized manner, legally, so that we can assimilate them into our population and protect the sovereignty of our country. We are a nation of laws. We have a responsibility to protect our citizens and to protect the integrity of our country and the government which we live under. I would give amnesty today to many, but we dare not do this until the Border is secure. It will do no good to forgive them because that would simply encourage millions more to come and we will be over run to the point that there will no longer be a United States of America, but a North American Union of open borders. I ask you what form of government will we live under? How long will it be before we will be just like Mexico , Canada or any of the Central American or South American countries? We have already lost our language, since everything must now be printed in Spanish also. We have already lost our history since it is no longer taught in our schools. And we have lost our borders.
The leftist media has distorted what SB 1070 will do. It is not going to set up a Nazi Germany. The ACLU and the leftist courts will do everything to protect those who are here illegally. AZ's new law was an effort to try and stop illegals from setting up businesses, and employment, and receiving state services and give the ability to local law enforcement (when there is probable cause), like a traffic stop, to determine if they are here legally. Federal law is very clear, "if you are here on a visa you must have your papers on you at all times". That is the law. In Arizona, all you need to show you are a legal citizen is a driver license, MVD identification card, Native American Card, or a Military ID. This is what you need to vote, get a hunting license, etc.. So nothing new has been added to this law. No one is going to be stopped walking down the street etc.
The Socialists who are in power in DC are angry because we dare try and do something, and the only thing the Socialists want us to do is just let them come. They want the "Transformation" to continue. Maybe it is too late to save America . Maybe we are not worthy of freedom anymore. But as an elected official I must try to do what I can to protect our Constitutional Republic . Living in America is not a right just because you can walk across the border. Being an American is a responsibility and it comes by respecting and upholding the Constitution the law of our land which says what you must do to be a citizen of this country. Freedom is not free..."
Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen...
Often, due to both appearance and my "old fashioned" attitudes, I have been called a caveman. HERE is an article saying that it might be true!! To a small percentage anyway.
All I'm gonna say either way is, "Atook zug zug Lana!!"
"...and IF we pass the Porkulus Package, unemployment won't go above 7%? We promise, no take backs!!"
So much for THAT prediction, huh?
The American economy added 290,000 jobs in April, which was much better than expected despite temporary hiring for the 2010 U.S. Census. Excluding Census workers, 224,000 nonfarm jobs were created, with the unemployment rate edging up to 9.9% from 9.7%, the Labor Department reported Friday.
Now I'll openly admit to being a little slow with math. But IF you have an INCREASE of the OVERALL rate, did you really ADD jobs, or did you in fact LOSE jobs? Seems to me, you've lost jobs!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
> fallout that grounded the entire airways in & out of Europe.
> Well, yesterday , a patient of mine told me how she had got back from London...
> She was in London on business & while she had people to stay with, there
> was absolutely no way of getting back to Israel for the up coming
> Independence Day & Memorial Day holidays,(Monday & Tuesday)
> Her husband's boss also happened to be stuck in London & when he
> informed his boss of his wife's similar plight, the boss (an owner of a massive insurance company) told his employer that the wife should meet up with his party & he would organise something.
> They met up & travelled via train to the ferry, crossed the channel to France, hired 2 buses, (there were by now 90 Israelis) & started to make their way to Marseilles, which was the only airport still open. They travelled non stop through the night & at the crack of dawn,
> in pitch darkness, at some road side truck driver's pullover, they
> stopped. All got out the buses, & had a memorial service for Israel's fallen soldiers & police who died in action during the 62 years of the [modern] State's existence. For after all, it was Monday & in Israel that was the day prior to Independence day, on which all Israel remember those that paid the ultimate price for our continued (precarious) existence.
> There was an entertainer with them who sang the memorial song, they then sang the national anthem (Hatikva) & they all got back on bus.
> On arrival in Marseilles, they found pandemonium. The entire world was trying to get on a plane no matter where.
> All of a sudden, an announcement was made in Hebrew (The blessed FrenchONLY speak French)
> "Don't panic, we will bring all of you home. Not one will be left behind "
> And so it was.
> El Al sent three Jumbo's & got everybody home in time for the holidays. They were the only country whose airline sent empty planes to fetch people.
> It's the little things that make the difference
No guys, this is not some cruel, insane joke i made up. It's true, and it's gonna happen because some of the local commies have already given this project their official blessing. In fact, this tribute to the Mooselambs will be finished long before that massive, and still-empty hole in the ground, the one where the WTC used to stand, is ever filled. IMO, this huge building, this monument to terrorism, will tell the world several things about us, things that most of the world already knows.
1. That obviously, we weren't hit hard enough to make us wake up.
2. That we would construct a tribute to the killers instead of the victims.
3. That we are in fact, a nation of weak, mindless, sheep who care more about being compassionate and tolerant than we care about our country and our own lives.
Back in Jan. of '09, while watching the Marxist being sworn into office, (i had already done some background research on him, so i knew what he was) and seeing that he would also have the entire congress to do his bidding, i said something to myself that i never dreamed i would say. I said, for the first time in my life, i was ashamed to be an American. It was not based on his race, (or half his race) but his ideology. I knew where he would take us. It hurts me to say that, unfortunately, i was right. And now this. I was born and raised in NYC, but because of the politics here, it's been a long time since i could say that with pride. Now, as long as this building stands, i'll never be able to say it again...
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Nobody's. And now I'm seeing that China is about to have a bad spell.
I'm no economist, so please will one of you college edge-yu-mah-cated types tell, what generally happens when the guy holding your notes is short of money? Does he pressure you for the money? Does he just back off, and take his lumps? Or, given that he's actually an outright enemy, will he set about destroying you, economically, without firing a shot?!
This is yet another reason I'm moving to the boonies. I want to be out of town when what's left of my money becomes totally worthless. I'll have some food and some gold coins. Gold is never worthless.
I stole the P-BO thing from the local AM drive time folks on the Rush Radio station. I like it, use it in health.
But the Cinco de Quatro...well, that was ALL P-BO. And doesn't he look and sound like he was ALREADY hitting the jello shooters and eatin' the worm?
Schteveo de Gordo
It's been an open secret for many, many years, that one of the easiest ways to get into this country, and stay here, (aside from getting knocked-up and sneaking across the border) is by marrying a US citizen. For the most part, this is a tactic that's been used by foreign women who see it as a fast track to an easy life. In fact, here in Brooklyn, NY, where we have the largest population of Russian immigrants in the country, it's a favorite among Russian women. They'll find an older guy, especially one with money, shake their butts, and the rest is handled by nature. The outcome is usually not pretty, but very expensive for the guy. But now that we've finally realized we're at war with the most radical and dangerous enemy we've ever faced, this little scam has taken on a whole new, and far more dangerous, meaning.
While everyone is talking about our southern border, and the governments imaginary efforts to secure it, no one has been paying attention to all the "legal" ways people are getting in. And obviously, they don't always come here with the best intentions. This is something never mentioned when discussing so-called immigration reform.
The fact is, America is under siege. We are being invaded by many people, from many different directions, and in many different ways, and not all those ways are "illegal". Our immigration policy, including the infamous anchor-baby law, was, for the most part, created by leftist Demoncrats who don't see people or their true intentions, but only potential votes. If these laws and policies are not dramatically changed in a way that they start to protect this country and it's people, there's no need for border security, or for borders at all. We "desperately" need to wake up...
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Most Americans like to think, (mostly because that's what they've been told to think by the Left) that this country is a "beacon of freedom" to the people of the world. That people come here to be free, which is kind of weird, since many of us who were born here aren't feeling so free any more. I'm sure the terrorist was told to come to America because, "America is a warm, generous, and welcoming country, who's people will welcome you with compassion and open arms." To most of the worlds people, that translates to, they are weak and stupid.
I wonder how many Americans feel that being compassionate and welcoming to foreigners is more important than staying alive. I'll bet you that it's a lot more than one...
Does the name Faisal Shahzad ring a bell?
Well it will before THIS day is out. Shahzad is the NYC, Times Square [idiot] bomber.
RADICAL MUSLIM, ISLAMIST RADICAL, WAHABIST, FOLLOWER OF AQ TACTICS, CALIPHATE WANTER!! Words I never heard, through all this. Why not? Because we so revere and love the misunderstood people in the M. E., of Arab / Islamic bent, that we would NEVER want to insult them.
However, NYC's idiot mayor said he'd bet a quarter, that it was a mentally deranged person, OR someone at odds with Barry and his policies. Katie Cutiepie and all the humps at CNN, said Tea Bagger!! Screw them. And after all, why NOT insult Citizens of the U.S., tax payers, people born and raised here. No one will ever know we're insulted or mad as hell, because CNN, the Big 3, PMSNBC or Bloomberg TV, won't show even one of us screaming at the lefty journalists for their accusations!
And BTW, before I go back to taking care of my home and family...HEY, Mayor Dumbass, FUCK OFF, you lying jerk!!
UPDATE [a few minutes later]
Watching Fox News, Judge Napolitano says send him to a military tribunal, don't Mirandize him. Glenn Beck says use the Constitution. Treason gets the death penalty. Judge N says, charge him with mayhem, or some such lesser charge, that WILL stick, that gets him life, no possibility of parole. GB, says, go for treason, plain and simple. I say sweat every ounce of intel out over the next 72 hours, read him, judge him, shoot him, by...Friday or Saturday. Let Allah sort it out.
What do you think?
[personally, I'd like to see this guy get a blind fold and a last request. I'll buy the bullets]
UPDATE: 8:55, just heard that THREE people were taken off the Emirates Air Flight!!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
NYC Bomb Scare!!
Yeah, scare is the word alright. It scares the fecal matter out of me, to think that we live in a world where the lack of conscience is so blatant. Human life is cared for less than plastic water bottles and soda cans!!
Last night, as with many nights, I was in and out of bed and wandering around, trying to sleep. I had the tube on and off several times. I first heard this story about 10:30 PM last night. It was around 2:15 when I heard the word...MILITIA...the first time.
It's a little after 9:00 AM, I've yet to here the words...Islamic...extremist...foreign...enemy...which seems odd to me. I'm guessing two propane tanks, fireworks, 10 gallons of gas and a timer were a gift, given with love to the people of NYC and those in Times Square?
One last thought, gird your loins if this was (a) white guy(s). But here's a final, final thought. Could it be Puerto Rican anti-state people? They've got an axe to grind. Again.