Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The new struggle

After the cold war and the four day assault on Iraqis camped out in Kuwait were over, somewhere, someone must have written a note that America - or at least this generation of Americans - would never have to struggle again. The markets seemed to be on an unending streak of new highs. We had the peace dividend. Except for the occasional Islamo-terror-fascist bombing, all was seemingly right with the world.

Then 9-11 came along. But even then it wasn’t long before the markets were back up and the Taliban routed in Afghanistan. Then the war in Iraq came along. Congress and the American were wildly in favor of the war when American troops swept into Baghdad after a three week lighting assault.

Now four years into that war, the note that America need no longer struggle is cropping all over. 3,000 war casualties, a paltry figure by nearly any standard – length of conflict, enemy destroyed, land mass taken, people freed, politics and regional interests at stake – 3,000 war dead is now too high a price for America to expend to secure our national interests in a region of the world that holds our economic gonads in its hand. Gasoline is over $3 a gallon and people who live 28,000 square foot mansions and pay $4 for 8 ounces of sissified coffee are outraged. The once great America that built the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam and the World Trade Centers, today can’t even build an oil refinery or a fence on the southern border. Schools that once limited the honor roll to the top 5% of students now issue the ever present “My kid’s an honor student at” fill in the blank school with nearly every report card. Every kid not only makes the team but gets a trophy at the end of the season no matter how lousy he or his team played.

Sometimes it’s hard. Sometimes things don’t go right. Sometimes you have to redouble your effort. It just seems to me that right now America doesn't think it ought to have to.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


The Daily Punctilio - aka the Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette – published this gem supporting the obscene request by the school board for $500 million to fix up Ft. Wayne Public schools. Lex fired off this response which will never see the light of day in the DP.

Of all of the colossally stupid things that I’ve read on your editorial page since moving here in August last year, one of the comments in the Thursday editorial - Attack on Schools - has to take the cake…so far. I’m certain something dumber will surface when your inevitable support for open borders and amnesty for 12 million illegal aliens is published.

According to the JG, it’s not fair “to raise absurd comparisons with private schools that have next to nothing in common with a 32,000 student urban district.” How can the six people that make up the editorial board of the JG be so dim? Next to nothing in common? For crying out loud, WE’re TALKING ABOUT SCHOOLS. They should have way more in common than not. That’s the problem. In one case the schools act like schools. In the other case the schools act like some insane social experiment/day care center.

Other questions your editorial raise:

How is it that the Covington Road School is able to undergo a $15 million renovation without taxpayers footing the bill?

Have you told Superintendent Wendy Robinson that it’s OK to object to her hare-brained $500 million gold plated price tag? She alludes that anyone who does so is somehow a racist, an allegation which is and of itself racist.

Given that your editorial seems to concede the point that smaller private suburban schools are better and better managed than the large urban schools, when can we expect the JG’s editorial supporting a 60% voucher for the per pupil cost of educating a student in the FWCS? That would leave the FWCS 40% for doing absolutely nothing, which is precisely what many parents contend they are doing now.

When 1,000s upon 1,000s of responsible parents take advantage of the voucher to get their children out of pubic school hell, the FWCS could use the windfall to close failing schools, fire incompetent teachers and repair the remaining schools. As the FWCS improve, the students will return.

Monday, May 28, 2007

What would today's Dems have said to Lincoln in 1863?


On June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner commented on what is now considered the most famous speech by President Abraham Lincoln. In his eulogy on the slain president, he called it a "monumental act." He said Lincoln was mistaken that "the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here." Rather, the Bostonian remarked, "The world noted at once what he said, and will never cease to remember it. The battle itself was less important than the speech."

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Comprehensive Amnesty quatro

Michael Chertoff claims that people who oppose Comprehensive Amnesty want to do nothing about our immigration problem. No Mike. We want you to enforce the laws already on the books. If you are too dumb, lazy and corrupt to do that, why should we believe that you are going to get smarter, more energetic and less corrupt with this new bill? People who support the 600-1,000 page definition of “legal loophole” called the Comprehensive Amnesty Bill of 2007 say it’ll be the last bill necessary on this subject. It won’t be. Here’s why:The law will be administered by the federal government.

That is the same federal government that has let 12 million illegals into the country in the first place creating the mess that the feds now claim they are smart enough to fix. They fixed campaign financing too, remember?

That is the same federal government that has rounded up 600,000 illegals for deportation and then lost them.

That is the same federal government that used the exact same argument in 1986 when it gave amnesty to 2-3 million illegals – that worked well didn’t it.

That is the same federal government that will not enforce our current immigration laws.

That is the same federal government that finds it easier to lock up its own border patrol agents than illegal drug smugglers.

That is the same federal government who will use every resource of the government to throw the book at its own border agents while letting criminal illegals come and go pretty much at will.

That is the same federal government that coined the phrase “doing work Americans won’t do” even though illegals can be found doing work everywhere from picking oranges to building houses.

That is the same federal government that authorized 700 miles of fence in 2006 but has managed to build only two miles since.

This thing is sure to fail. 600-1,000 pages of contradictory law- come on. And what happens when people waiting in line to enter the country legally sue to pay a $5,000 dollar fine – actually it’s a citizenship fee – and be granted access?

How long will it be before the 9th Circuit Court strikes down every punitive measure contained in the bill because the bill first makes the illegals legal and the government cannot fine legal aliens?

How long will it be before our brave congress tells us that a fence is not the answer?

How long will it be before bilingual anarchy sets in and pandering pols and clueless judges require every spoken and printed word in America be in both English and Spanish?

How long will it be before every social program in America goes broke while catering uneducated low skilled workers “doing the work Americans won’t do”?

How long will it be before the current uneducated low skilled workers “doing the work Americans won’t do” begin to unionize and drive their wages up creating a whole new market for uneducated low skilled illegal labor?

Well this could go on and on but hell we asked for this last Nov.

Memorial Day is upon us. This is a good time to make your annual contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Combating the jihadi demographics

Houston we have a problem. In a couple of posts under, Mickey goes jihadi and Ft. Dix six, Lex begins to question the whole notion of Islam being a “religion of peace”, as we’ve been told since 9/11. Also in question in those pieces was the notion that Islam, the religion of peace - and really can we say that enough – was being “hijacked” by a “small” group of radicals.

Here’s where we have a problem. It seems the number, even here within the confines of our borders, such as they are, ain’t so small. Turns out that 25% of Muslim youth in the USA think that suicide bombing is OK to defend your religion. That's a demographic nightmare for the West. There are about 7 million Muslims living in the US today. In stark contrast to today’s Western civilization in Europe and America, where the white population is old and declining, the Muslim population is young and growing. If current projections continue, worldwide, there will be more Muslims than Christians by 2025.

The next problem is one of magnitude. If we were talking about 25% of Lex jr’s class being troublemakers, we’d be talking about 2-3 kids – Lex jr no doubt being one. There are somewhere between 1.2 and 1.6 BILLION Muslims worldwide. So even if the number of troublemakers is a low 10%, that is between 102 and 106 MILLION troublemakers. If the actual number of troublemakers is, as I am beginning to believe, 25 - 30%. Uh oh.

So what is our government doing to help stem the inevitable demographic change taking place? It is opening our borders to uneducated and unskilled illegal immigrants. It’s raising taxes to pay for an ever expanding welfare state to the point that Mom & Dad both have to work leaving precious little time for kids. It confiscates more and more money to pour down the rat hole called public education where the few kids we have are schooled in a curriculum based on the latest Michael Moore and Al Gore movies.

I am of the opinion that all of this stuff is related. If America wants some figment of what we grew up with to remain, the following should happen:

Seal the borders

Offer a $10,000 tax credit for new born children. This is a tax credit NOT a government pay out. It comes out of taxes owed. It is not paid out to welfare breeding machines. Start having more Americans so jr can cut the grass, wash the car and other odd jobs we hire out to illegals.

Up the child tax credit to $5,000 per child. Make it so a family can afford to have at least one parent can stay home, keep the house clean, help jr with homework and cook dinner. If parents continue to farm the kids out to daycare, the credit goes to $1,000.

Offer a $2,000 tax credit for parents who volunteer at least 100 hours in schools. It’s obvious that the public schools need adult supervision and not just for the kids. If the daily headlines are any indicator, the teachers and administration also need to be under constant scrutiny as well.

Offer a 60% voucher for whatever the local cost per pupil for public education is to parents who home school or move their children to a private school – this gives the government 40% for doing nothing, which is pretty much what they are doing now.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Comprehensive AMNESTY tres

The unintended price tag of Comprehensive AMNESTY

If you’d like to see the fiscal fiasco congress is creating with this Comprehensive AMNESTY, go to this article in today’s Washington post. (This is today’s homework – read this article to get an appreciation of what this thing is going to cost.) Given the $2.3 to $2.5 trillion dollar price tag of this idiocy, instead of fining illegals, wouldn’t it be cheaper for the US to just pay illegals to leave? I shouldn’t even mention such a plan – even in jest. No doubt some greasy senate staffer is working on just such a plan.

A nation of immigrants

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it hundreds of times since the congress sold out America on immigration – “After all we are a nation of immigrants.” I suppose that is true. But there is a word missing in that descriptive phrase. The word is legal. We are a nation of legal immigrants. One hundred years after they showed up in America, I can go to the Ellis Island web site and look up when and where my Grandpa and Grandma entered the country, when and from where they left Austria, what ship they were on, how much they paid for transit, how much money they had in their pockets when they arrived in the US, who sponsored them and where they lived after they arrived. We know absolutely nothing about the hoards crossing our southern border day after day. Isn't it odd that we know more about people coming into this country a hundred years ago through handwritten records than we do today with all of our computer sophistication.


Anyone who still thinks George Bush is a conservative – compassionate or otherwise – needs to have his head examined. Anyone who thought John McCain ever was conservative is equally thought challenged. Had McCain been lucky or a better pilot that fateful day over Vietnam, he’d have quietly retired from the Navy and not gone about destroying the First Amendment before setting about to destroy the fabric of the nation with an insane open borders program.

The center of gravity

AF Bro rightfully identified the center of gravity for Conservatives in this fight as KY Sen. Mitch McConnell. Click on the web form here and send him a simple message “No on comprehensive AMNESTY. Defend the homeland by securing our borders.”

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Comprehensive Amnesty dos

Saxby Chambliss summed up the Rep. talking points on Comprehensive Amnesty when he told his constituents, "Republicans are not in control. We could either sit on the sidelines and we could throw rocks, or we could become engaged and make what we knew was a bad bill, better."

Well, Sax ol’ boy you got it wrong. When the Dems come up with a plan that will destroy the country in 5 years, Reps shouldn’t go around patting themselves on the back because they, “engaged and [made] what [they] knew was a bad bill, better” by extending America’s destruction out to 6 years. You oppose the bill Sax. No bill at all would be better than the Bovine Excrement that the congress is trying foist off on us now.

Below is the e-mail that Lex fired off to his Senators and Congressman. Follow the links and send your own:



Dear Mark,

The 600-1,000 page “comprehensive immigration” bill can be boiled down to one word, amnesty. Amnesty is anything that places anyone now in the country illegally ahead of the last person waiting in line to enter the country legally. Fines, in any amount, merely tell the criminals that broke into the country that US citizenship is for sale. It isn’t. It can’t be bought. It can only be earned. I will not vote for anyone who supports this abomination.

An overwhelming majority of the American people want congress to secure our borders. Why can’t we start there?

Here’s comprehensive immigration reform:

Build the fence
Bring as many legal aliens as required temporarily into the country with tamper proof ID
Fine/jail employers who hire illegals
Cut off all government support for illegals – less life saving aid
End chain migration
End the anchor baby provision, which I find hard to believe the founders intended to cover criminals

If enacted, these steps will remove the requirement to “round up” illegals. They’d be forced to leave on their own and wait in line to enter our country legally.


Doug Schumick
Ft. Wayne, IN

Monday, May 21, 2007

Comprehensive amnesty

Anytime you hear the words “comprehensive immigration reform” or, according to AF Bro, “path to citizenship” think amnesty. An overwhelming majority of Americans agree we need to secure our borders. That task is being placed on hold while pols on the left and right pursue a double whammy “comprehensive immigration reform” that provides a “path to citizenship” amnesty for 12 million illegals and who knows how many extended family members.

The bill, which is being touted as equal parts carrot and sticks, will, in true government fashion, transform to all carrot and no stick the instant the ink on the president’s signature dries. Here’s why. The moment the president signs the bill, the illegals become legal. So with all of the rights of US citizens, what are the chances that every punitive measure in the bill will not be challenged and overturned in the 9th Circuit Court? There won’t be a fine. There will be no requirement for a “touchback.” Speaking English will become optional. The fence will never be built.

Sen. McCain has taken a break from assaulting the 1st Amendment and campaigning for president to “parachute back into Washington DC” to cuss out his colleagues who think a 1,000 page “comprehensive immigration” bill is an idiotic way to deal with the basic problem. If your neighbor’s dog keeps wondering into your yard to do its business, you don’t need 1,000 pages to solve the problem. You go to the neighbor and ask that he keep his mutt out your yard. If that fails, put up a fence.

You don’t come up with a hare-brained idea that fines the neighbor $5 and allows the dog to continue to s*&t in your yard. You don’t feed the dog. You don’t build the dog a house. You don’t pay the dog’s vet bills. You try to keep the dog out of your yard. If you see the dog in your yard, you try to run it off with a loud shout – gitonoutahere.

One more thing about the dog. The dog’s loyalty will always be to its owner, not to the guy whose yard he’s destroying.

Fred Thompson is my new presidential pick. He’s right on abortion. He’s right on the war. He’s right on immigration. Read what he has to say here.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Amnesty for 12 million plus their families

Lex and family have a yard sale today, or as I like to call it, a buy it for $50 and sell it for $5 sale. They are already picking through Lex jr’s old t-shirts. So let’s be brief.

It’s amnesty. It’s crap. 600-1,000 pages nobody has read yet they are ready to take vote. This thing needs debate, hearings, vetting among the American people and only then a vote. I have a knee jerk negative reaction to anything Ted Kennedy is for.

How is a government that lets 12 million people in the country illegally in the first place ever going to be able to administer a $5,000 fine, Z-visa, and touch back program? They aren’t pure and simple. Every one agrees that the border needs to be sealed. Start there. Seal the border, then work on this other stuff.

This is boon for the Democrat party not will they get the 12 million, they will get the bloated government bureaucracy that will run the whole thing. No doubt the 12 million illeagas will be hired by the government to administer the program tending illegals.

Jerry Falwell

Don’t know him. He did build a university and popular ministry. But the haters on the left, the same ones who preach tolerance respect for every aberrant behavior imaginable, have rolled in both guns blazing against a dead Jerry Falwell. Odd isn’t it. Love and tolerance for all - except for those who read The Book and actually believe what it says.

Gotta go. Someone's looking at my beer bottle collection.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mickey goes jihadi

News of the video of Mickey Mouse encouraging Palestinian children to become martyrs is making the rounds on the Internet, talk radio and cable TV. As a result of the video, pols are reminding us once again that Islam is a religion of peace and the video is the work of a small minority of radicals who have hijacked a religion. Meanwhile, the peaceful folks at CAIR are calling anyone who calls attention to the video a racist Islamophobe.

It strains reason to explain how pols and Islamic apologists on the one hand call Islam a religion of peace. Then on the other, those same people go about explaining away a state sponsored video that uses a cartoon to encourage children to become suicide bombers all in the name of…you guessed it…the religion of peace.

It is ridiculous how, after the latest homicide bomb attack, we see pols and yakers shake their heads and wonder aloud, how can people let their children be used in this manner. Then be unable to connect the dots when they see Mickey Mouse extolling the virtues of martyrdom in Arabic. The condemnation of Hamas, which sponsors this kind of crap, is hardly noticeable – particularly in Europe.

There, the people seem more interested in having a few more good years of sipping wine and munching cheese undisturbed before the Islamists take over. Better that than confronting the dragon at the doorstep while the dragon is small enough to be managed. Confronting the dragon might disrupt the next wine and cheese party. Besides it’s all Israel’s fault.

Then there’s the “it’s only the 10% that are causing all of the trouble” argument. Well let’s say that it’s really 20%. That would leave 80% to drown out the 20%. It ain’t happening. Even half of the 80% would be 40% and certainly sufficient to bring the 20% in line, but it ain’t happening. Even half of the 40% would be 20% and sufficient to create the kind of political stalemate we have in the US. It ain’t happening. Even half of the 20% would be 10%. That’s a 110 million Muslims. That ought to be enough to cause a worldwide demonstration condemning hateful Islam. It ain’t happening.

What is happening is when political cartoons depicting Mohammad are published directed at discerning adults, not impressionable children, riots break out across the Muslim world. Churches are torched and nuns murdered all in the name of the religion of peace.

Then there’s the whole Lib BS line that Saddam wasn’t sponsoring terrorism. Well yes he was. He was sending $25,000 to every Palestinian family that provided a homicide bomber. So you had Mickey Mouse recruiting bombers and Goofy paying them off, all in the name of the religion of peace.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Pope on the Kerry-Rudy doctrine

Uh oh. Lib pols, the MSM, cable talkers, yakers and blowhards across America are in high dudgeon because the pope has issued a warning that “Catholic” pols who support abortion could find themselves in trouble with the church. Oh my God, the pope is pro life. Who knew?

What else is the pope going to say about this scourge coupled with birth control that has left Europe with too few native babies to even maintain the current population let alone keep pace with the population growth among Muslim immigrants? What’s the pope supposed to say craven pols like John Kerry and Rudy who use the “I’m pro life. I hate abortion, but I can’t stand in the way of a woman who chooses death”?

Well yes you can. If you believe as the pope and many others do that abortion is the taking of innocent life, rather than a stumbling block on the way to the presidency or other elected office, you would stand against it. If you’re a truly committed Lib interested in protecting the helpless and downtrodden, you would have included abortion in your dopy hate crimes bill. If you’re Conservative you’d say abortion is wrong. Roe was wrongly decided and should be struck down.

You wouldn’t do the Kerry-Rudy, dare I say, split the baby mumbo jumbo. I’m against it. I hate it. But a woman can kill her baby if she wants to, so go ahead and do it. As a pro lifer, I’d much rather hear a pol say he’s sees nothing wrong with abortion than the crap Kerry-Rudy come up with. In the first case, I could hope that the pro choice pol would have an epiphany on the subject similar to my own. In the Kerry-Rudy cases there no such hope. They already know abortion is wrong but have decided to do nothing about it.

I’ve flipped from a pro life position to the thinking that an abortion is nothing more than having a mole removed – just a blob of unwanted cells. And flopped back to pro life because I couldn’t come to an understanding of exactly when it was that a newly born Lex jr wasn’t Lex jr. So I understand Romney’s back and forth – I’ve been there. I cannot understand a pol professing that the practice is wrong but then saying his hands are tied when it comes to voting for legislation that would limit that practice. It makes no sense to me.

The pol answer on abortion is simple: Roe is wrong and wrongly decided by five unelected dopes in robes. Roe should be struck down and the issue returned to state legislatures.

As for the pope, he has every right and the duty to lead his church consistent with his understanding of the faith. He should no more excuse the Kerry-Rudy doctrine than he should excuse any other wonton murder of innocents.

Libs, who scream separation of church and state, are fond of throwing up the “what would Jesus do” line every time they come up with a new and dopy way to redistribute your money. Well on abortion, it pretty clear what Jesus would do. When some pol, President Clinton I think, was lecturing Mother Theresa on “unwanted babies”, the heroic Sister stopped him and said, “Those babies are not unwanted. I’ll take those babies.” And I believe she would have.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Congress attempts Animal Farm legislation

Congress is considering another “hate crimes” bill. Yeah, hate crimes. That’s where a jury peers into the mind of a criminal and determines what he was thinking when he committed his crime. If Joe Thug mugs an old lady, he goes to jail. If Joe Thug mugs a little old lady and she’s black, he goes to jail for a long time. That’s because, according to the geniuses in our congress, the jury will be able to look into Joe’s mind and determine that the only reason Joe mugged the old lady in the first place was because she was black. The facts that, Joe is a moron thug; the old lady has money; Joe needs the money; the old lady was an easy mark and the first one to trundle by doesn’t matter.

I know it’s silly. But hey, I didn’t vote for these clowns.

It’s also racist. Follow me on this. If there is an interracial crime committed, it is far more likely that the perp will be the minority. So unless the congress is going to throw in an affirmative action provision to the bill, whereby mino perps gets a break when committing hate crimes (already known as Lib judges), the bill is racists. If applied evenhandedly to interracial crime, it will lead to longer sentences for minos because they are far more likely to involved in these hate crimes.

Now, most mino crime is committed against other minos. So if Al Sharpton assaults a black Jew, given his pat anti-Semitic interloper remarks, he’d be in line for an extended jail sentence. If a black rapper assaults another black rapper for messin with his ho, because of his use the “N” word 5 million times in his latest rap hit, he could be locked up forever.

We have a thing called the fourteenth amendment which guarantees EQUAL PROTECTION under the law. “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Libs have hated this burden of our constitution ever since GWB used it in part to torpedo Al Gore’s effort to cherry pick votes in four heavily Democrat districts during the 2000 re-count fiasco.

"This bill creates a caste system within American society where those who fit a certain category - ranging from race, disability, gender to sexual orientation and transgendered - would be seen as deserving special legal protection. The bill is most notable for the millions of Americans it leaves out, meaning if you or I are a victim of a violent crime - we matter less." Family Research Council. Even the description of who it is this bill is intended to protect conjures up images of the Star Wars bar scene. But, like the animals in Animal Farm, we are learning that some are more equal than others.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Paris, Al and other despicable humans

Paris Hilton’s mom doesn’t think precious Paris should be cooling her heels in prison for violating her parole. Neither do I. I think the judge should look Mrs. Hilton in the eyes and say, you’re right Mrs. Hilton, 45 days in the slammer is excessive for Paris. You’re the one who needs to be jailed for raising such a clueless, over indulged, self-absorbed, talent less, little brat. Since you’ve protected this vacuous moron from any consequence of life and her stupid decisions up until now, I’ll allow you to serve the term. What’ll it be Mrs. Hilton? You or your ditz daughter?

Al Sharpton made a bigoted comment the other day about Mormons. Yawn. The sun also rose in the east. The Yankees are still trying to buy a pennant and I still have no idea what to get Mz. Lex for Mother’s Day. What’s new? Sharpton is a bigot. So why all the fuss when he says bigoted things? Why does this race baiting dope with a clown’s hair-do get one bit of serious coverage? He’s all over the talkers…again. Why? He’s a racist slob. It shouldn’t be news when he acts like one.

But, in the big scheme of things, Paris and Al matter very little this morning. The MSM is abuzz with the news that several weak (aka moderate) Republicans, in an effort to save their own political skins, took the president to task on the Iraq war. Wow, there are a couple of real profiles in courage. Jump on an unpopular president about an unpopular war, not for the purpose of expressing how to win that war or even to tell him that the war is wrong for America, but to tell the president that war is hurting their reelection chances.

Cowards. Clueless, over indulged, self-absorbed…oh wait that’s Paris Hilton. Actually Paris Hilton is bit better than these weasels. While Paris is only going about destroying her own life, these bastards don’t care if the country is destroyed as long as they get to preside over the destruction. I'd rather hang out with a Marine private in Iraq for a year than be in the same room with one of these dolts for 10 seconds.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Ft. Dix six

If you can find any news on these jihadis, you’ll learn that they are not quite the “home grown” terrorists that the MSM would like to have you believe. Here’s the truth: According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, some of the would-be attackers are illegally in the United States. Others are illegal immigrants. [I don't know the difference either.] Four are ethnic Albanians, one was born in Turkey, and a sixth was born in Jordan. Gee just when did Albania Turkey and Jordan become part of our “home”? To me, this sounds more like a serious immigration problem than six ITF being nurtured along in America.

Then the Council on American-Islamic Relations doesn’t want the peaceful religion of Islam tied to the six in any way. Oh really? Well when the jihadis claim they are doing their evil deeds in the name Allah, what else is one to surmise? It’s more up to CAIR to denounce them and all Islamo-terror fascists loudly and consistently.

When six “imams” get on an airplane and act like terrorists, how are we supposed to know that they aren’t? A statement from CAIR condemning Muslims who act like terrorists on public transportation would do more to further the perception of Islam as a religion of peace than suing the airline for noticing the Imam’s outrageous behavior. I’ve about given up on that “religion of peace” crap. When are the supposed 90% of peaceful Muslims going to find their voice and manly parts and begin to speak out against the 10% ITF? I’m beginning to think that the ratios are backwards.

If I’m right and it begins to look as if the Libs are going to continue to win, you’d better buy your gun and ammunition now.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The good news about surrender

What about a plan B if the surge fails? No one, to include the war’s staunchest supporters, has mentioned any such thing. Right now all of our Middle East security eggs are in the surge basket. It seems to me, if Iraq is the central front in the war on terror as al Qaida claims, we ought to have some idea of what comes next. I think we all know what’s next – or if you’re a Lib what should be happening now – retreat and surrender.

The consequences of that surrender will be many and far reaching. But in every dark cloud there is a bit of silver. When the jihadis take over the Iraqi oil fields and US and/or UN sanctions are imposed on that oil, the price of oil will to skyrocket. That may be the straw that breaks the environmental strangle hold on nuclear power and oil exploration in the US.

Even as the Lib congress begins investigating the oil companies for high summer gas prices for what seems like the 40th summer in row, when Iraq goes jihadi, $4 gas will look pretty good. When American’s howl about $6-8 gas, pols will be forced to stop supplying our enemies with petrodollars that are then used to blow us up. They will also be forced to turn a deaf ear to enviro kooks who would rather see our economy destroyed than one tree cut or a single owl disturbed. Only when we decide to do what's in our best interest as a country will we begin to use our own energy resources – nuclear, coastal and Alaskan oil, and coal. That dynamic alone will cause more disruption to the jihadis than 10 Army divisions.

When Libs get their way and we abandon Iraq, Iran will be emboldened and step up pressure on Israel with more Hezbollah attacks. But Israel, who has a better sense of survival than we do, will not be influenced by MSM bias this time around. Without American support, Israel will go after Hezbollah full force. They will not be deterred this time around by feckless American pols who never finish anything they start or UN bureaucrats who’d just as soon see jihadis wipe Israel off the map as deal with the "Israel" problem again and again. This time around Israel will wage real war.

The American military will again learn the lesson that democracies cannot hold a war footing for more than 4 or 5 years. The pentagon will demand a sledge hammer for every conflict – even ones that could be settled with a screwdriver. Collateral damage will be second to a quick, bloodless – for the US anyway – victory. The MSM will lament the loss of civilian life. The American people will shrug. At least the war was over fast.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The speech GWB SHOULD give

George Bush’s popularity is down to 28%. Even Republican “cheerleaders” like Trent Lott are beginning to bail. Libs are talking about impeachment. GWB ought to save tham the trouble. That said here’s a piece from AF BRO on the speech George W. Bush SHOULD give:

Normally, I start these things out by saying "My Fellow Americans." Not doing it this time. If the polls are any indication, I don't know who more than half of you are anymore. I do know something terrible has happened, and that you're really not fellow Americans any longer.

I'll cut right to the chase here: I quit.

Now before anyone gets all in a lather about me quitting to avoid impeachment, or to avoid prosecution or something, let me assure you: there's been no breaking of laws or impeachable offenses in this office.

The reason I'm quitting is simple. I'm fed up with you people.

I'm fed up because you have no understanding of what's really going on in the world. Or of what's going on in this once-great nation of ours. And the majority of you are too damned lazy to do your homework and figure it out.

Let's start local. You've been sold a bill of goods by politicians and the news media. Polls show that the majority of you think the economy is in the tank. And that's despite record numbers of homeowners including record numbers of MINORITY homeowners. And while we're mentioning minorities, I'll point out that minority business ownership is at an all-time high. Our unemployment rate is as low as it ever was during the Clinton Administration. I've mentioned all those things before, but it doesn't seem to have sunk in.

Despite the shock to our economy of 9/11, the stock market has rebounded to record levels and more Americans than ever are participating in these markets. Meanwhile, all you can do is whine about gas prices, and most of you are too damn stupid to realize that gas prices are high because there's increased demand in other parts of the world, and because a small handful of noisy idiots are more worried about polar bears and beachfront property than your economic security.

We face real threats in the world. Don't give me this ~blood for oil" thing. If I was trading blood for oil I would've already seized Iraq's oil fields and let the rest of the country go to hell. And don't give me this 'Bush Lied People Died' crap either. If I was the liar you morons take me for, I could've easily had chemical weapons planted in Iraq so they could be 'discovered.' Instead, I owned up to the fact that the intelligence was faulty. Let me remind you that the rest of the world thought Saddam had the goods, same as me. Let me also remind you that regime change in Iraq was official US policy before I came into office. Some guy named 'Clinton' established that policy. Bet you didn't know that, did you?

You idiots need to understand that we face a unique enemy. Back during the cold war, there were two major competing political and economic models squaring off. We won that war, but we did so because fundamentally, the Communists wanted to survive, just as we do. We were simply able to outspend and out-tech them.

That's not the case this time. The soldiers of our new enemy don't care if they survive. In fact, they want to die. That'd be fine, as long as they weren't also committed to taking as many of you with them as they can. But they are. They want to kill you. And the bastards are all over the globe.

You should be grateful that they haven't gotten any more of us here in the United States since September 11. But you're not. That's because you've got no idea how hard a small number of intelligence, military, law enforcement and homeland security people have worked to make sure of that. When this whole mess started, I warned you that this would be a long and difficult fight. I'm disappointed how many of you people think a long and difficult fight amounts to a single season of 'Survivor'.

Instead, you've grown impatient. You're incapable of seeing things through the long lens of history, the way our enemies do. You think that wars should last a few months, a few years, tops.

Making matters worse, you actively support those who help the enemy. Every time you buy the New York Times, every time you send a donation to a cut-and-run Democrat's political campaign, well, dammit, you might just as well Fedex a grenade launcher to a Jihadist. It amounts to the same thing.

In this day and age, it's easy enough to find the truth. It's all over the Internet. It just isn't on the pages of the New York Times or on NBC News. But even if it were, I doubt you'd be any smarter. Most of you would rather watch American Idol.

I could say more about your expectations that the government will always be there to bail you out, even if you're too stupid to leave a city that's below sea level and has a hurricane approaching. I could say more about your insane belief that government, not your own wallet, is where the money comes from. But I've come to the conclusion that were I to do so, it would sail right over your heads.

So I quit. I'm going back to Crawford. I've got an energy-efficient house down there (Al Gore could only dream) and the capability to be fully self-sufficient. No one ever heard of Crawford before I got el ected, and as soon as I'm done here pretty much no one will ever hear of it again. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to die of old age before the last pillars of America fall.

Oh, and by the way, Cheney's quitting too.

That means Pelosi is your new President. You asked for it. Watch what she does carefully, because I still have a glimmer of hope that there're just enough of you remaining who are smart enough to turn this thing around in 2008.

So that's it. God bless what's left of America. Some of you know what I mean.The rest of you, in the words of Vice President Cheney to Pat Leahy, * off.

When history is written on the Bush administration, I doubt there will be a consensus that Bush was a bad guy like Nixon or flawed guy – in soooo many ways - like Clinton. He’s likely to remembered as a guy who had a good vision for America and the world and tried to make that vision a reality in spite of America’s left non-stop pounding he stuck to guns and tried to see it through.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Matthews MSNBC spend 90 minutes kidding with Republicans

Well I actually forewent CSI last Thurs and watched the Republican debate. The winner, in my view, was clearly Mitt Romney. The loser was just as obvious, Chris Matthews and the rest of the MSNBC lemmings who were asking the questions. Chris and the others spent 90 minutes trying to get the Republicans to admit that they still beat their aged grandmothers at the toxic waste site caused by global warming with illegal assault rifles loaded with hollow point ammunition while trying to cut her social security, steal her welfare and food stamps and eliminate her HUD support.

The crème de la crème in bad questions that dominated this debate was Chris Matthews' insane, “Do you think it’d be good for America if Bill Clinton were back in the White House?” Gee, Chris, I don’t know, 10 Republican presidential candidates, whose going to have a problem with loosing to Hillary and putting Bill back into the White House? Romney’s answer was the best – “You have got to be kidding me.” That pretty much summed the entire evening’s worth of gottcha questions from the great minds at MSNBC.

Just as an example, if there were a candidate that was running for the sole purpose of expanding the war on terror into Iran, do you think he might have gotten a question or two on that subject? Well Tom Tancredo is pretty much running on the single issue of immigration reform. How many questions do you suppose he got on that specific subject? Not one. He did manage to weave a couple of his immigration points into answers on other subjects; but you have got to be kidding me. That catch phrase came late in the debate but it pretty much could have been used for about half the questions.

How many troops have been killed in Iraq? You have got to be kidding me. It’s on this network continually. The better question is, what have those deaths accomplished.

What’s the difference Sunni and Shiite Muslims? You have got to be kidding me. Who cares? The better question is, how do we keep al Qaida and Iran from stirring up trouble between them.

What do you dislike about America? You have got to be kidding me. The better question is, why are so many people trying get here legally and illegally.

How much does a gallon of milk cost? You have got to be kidding me. A better question is, why is the MSM obsessed with the price of a gallon of milk when we’re at war and the price of a gallon of gas is over $3. How much does a gallon of Starbucks coffee cost?

In order to alert the MSM and the American people to BS questions, Republicans ought to take a pledge to answer all stupid questions from the MSM with the preamble, you have got to be kidding me.

Friday, May 04, 2007


I fired off this to S. Stumpf in response to this ill informed piece

Dear, S. Stumpf

I recently wrote, and the JG published, a letter stating that the reason that there can be no “reasonable” debate on gun control is that anti-gunners are so unreasonable and uninformed (willfully so I’m afraid). Your statement - “How can any reasonable person argue that there shouldn’t be some limits placed on a product that has only one purpose – to kill?” is a perfect case in point. I suppose in your world swimming pools exist for the sole purpose to drown little children.

It might surprise you to learn that there are millions upon millions of weapons in this country owned by responsible Americans for the express purpose of sport shooting. I own several. None has been used by me to kill anyone or anything. Collector and historic weapons are two other categories whose purpose is other than killing. I own several weapons in these categories. They have never been fired by me and probably never will. I own no ammunition for them. But they do provide an excellent point of conversation and enjoyment for law abiding citizens interested in such things. Also, I recently met the Ohio women’s black powder champion for pistol, rifle and shotgun. This requires her to buy her own replica pieces at great expense, load her own shells and fire a target sequence that holds an informed audience in awe. She has never killed anyone.

With regard to what newspapers and governments in England and around the world think about America: As a guy who has been around the world in both directions, who cares? It’s our constitution. Most people I encountered in my travels around the world fall into one of three categories

1) Love America - or at least the opportunity and individual rights America offers, far and away most of the people I met on my travels fall into this category.

2) Envy America and/or are jealous of America - these are some of the nationalistic, overeducated, overtaxed, under served Europeans who can’t understand how a country without a single 12th century cathedral can lead the world economically, militarily, industrially, creatively, innovatively, athletically and morally. These are the people at the BBC and the Times of London who look down their noses at America and take a certain delight when things like the VA Tech shootings happen. They feel perfectly at ease taking pot shots at the USA but don’t offer one word on their own rampant violent crime since they denied their citizens the right to defend themselves with a “common sense” gun ban.

3) Hate America - there are a whole raft of people that fall into this category from jihaids to socialists who just can’t stand other people living their lives freely without religious or government zealots dictating every aspect of that life.

”While the entire country is racked with fear and sadness…” The entire country? I doubt it, sadness yes, fear never. I was afraid that my basement might flood so I installed a battery back up sump pump. I’m not afraid of that anymore. I was afraid that my son might not do well on his spelling test so I went over his words with him and then over them again. I’m not afraid of things I have little or no control over. I confront and take action on the things that I can. I do not live in fear.

If you are afraid of people with guns harming you, buy a gun and learn to use it. I know this probably runs counter to everything you believe, but statistics prove the more law abiding citizens that are armed the less crime occurs. Remember the VA Tech campus was supposedly under the “common sense” law of being a gun free zone. That worked out well didn’t it? That law only insured that the only one with a gun would be the lunatic Cho.

I of course I do not know you, but I’d guess you’re a twenty or thirty something year old raised in the I’m OK, You’re OK, can’t we all just get along school of multiculturalism where every aberrant behavior, no matter how self or socially destructive is celebrated in the name of diversity. I’m a fifty something year old and never lived in fear of someone shooting up my classroom. I knew that if a couple of pathetic losers like Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris ever showed up at my High School wearing black trench coats and spouting Mein Kampf in the halls, Mr. McCann would have snatched them up and led them to his office by the ear. He'd have called their parents and come to quick understanding about what constituted acceptable behavior in his High School. If an anti-social train wreck of human being like Cho showed up on campus stalking women and taking pictures under their skirts, at a minimum he’d have been ordered off campus. Instead of living in fear of creeps like Klebold, Harris and Cho or celebrating their diversity, responsible people used to confront them.

Last, this has gone on a bit longer than intended, Cho reportedly used 15 round magazines in the Glock during his shooting spree. Reportedly, by the end his second attack, Cho had fired about 170 rounds in about nine minutes (and had plenty of unused ammo still on his person). That would be 12 magazines. Given a generous five seconds to load a new magazine, do you really believe using 17 instead of 12 magazines adding a mere 25 seconds to the shooting spree would have made a hoot of difference? What would have made the VA Tech classrooms safer, Cho with a gun and 17, 10 round magazines or one responsible person with a gun and one 15 round magazine?

Thursday, May 03, 2007

No longer content with defeat; Libs want quick defeat

Are Americans tired of the war or just tired of appearing to lose it? When Sadam’s statue was pulled down in Baghdad, public support for the war was near 80%. Support for the war since the MSM’s projection of the war as lost by the nightly running of the latest car bomb, endless pictures of Abu Grhaib, Jack the ass Murtha’s declaration that Marines were guilty of murder even before the Article 32 hearing had begun etc., etc. has slipped to an anemic 30 something percent today.

So the MSM and Libs today have engaged in a full court press to hang a military defeat around a Republican president’s neck. This is pure politics. Anyone who thinks otherwise should ask themselves why 24 billion in pork had to be added to the cut and run bill the president just vetoed to even get it out of congress.

Even as the “new strategy”, a strategy that Libs once called for, begins to show signs of an improving Iraq, Libs demand an exit strategy that does not include a stable Iraq. This is folly. Fortunately, Bush is a man of sufficient character to resist the Libs’ political ambitions to destroy his presidency. Bush also resists the whims of popular opinion on the war. He knows that public opinion, always fickle, will change the minute progress is demonstrated in the war. Libs know that too. And that is why they want to cut funding now, before the surge is even given a chance to succeed.

Some Libs claim that their despicable tactics, even as they fail, serve the purpose of increasing the pace of Iraqi political reconciliation and military preparedness to stand without US support. US Ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, a career diplomat – which is D.C. code for Lib – debunks this notion. Crocker claims that Lib political tactics in the congress are actually slowing reconciliation on the part of Iraqi politicians. According to Crocker the Iraqis are now taking a wait and see approach as to whether or not the US has the will to stand up to al Qaida and other terrorists in Iraq. On the military front, the congress’ dallying with military funds has caused Iraqi military training to slow or stop.

Before the surge, Libs just wanted “Bush” to lose the war. Now that the surge has begun, they want him to lose the war quickly.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

It's May Day in America

It’s a tough time to be a conservative.

We have a moderate president that Libs insist on calling conservative.

We have brainless Dems and spineless Reps, for the most part, running congress.

We are half-fighting a “war on terror” and while our military tries valiantly to secure Iraq’s border against terrorists, that same enemy can walk largely unmolested across our own borders.

We have between 12-20 million ILLEGAL ALIENS toting posters of the dead communist thug Che Guevara while they parade thorough our streets on the day historically reserved for communist rallies. I recall May Day being celebrated throughout the communist world. Parades in Red Square featured Soviet soldiers goose stepping down a white line, heads tilted back in arrogant defiance to the outside world governed by law and freedom. I guess not much has changed except that the parades are now in our own major cities. Who won the Cold War?

The only thing being debated in congress with regard to ILLEGAL ALIENS is how long they will have to wait to be rewarded for their lawless behavior with full citizenship.

If a Republican candidate wants to jump to the lead of this race, he should get photos of the Che adoring crowds shutting down traffic in America’s major cities and announce his five point plan:

First, build a double tiered fence to secure America’s borders.

Second, Issue tamper proof IDs to legal aliens and place them in data bank so employers can easily verify a legal alien’s status.

Third, suspend all federal aid dollars, except life saving aid, to ILLEGAL ALIENS and cut off federal funds to states and local governments that do not do the same.

Fourth, heavily fine and even jail employers who hire ILLEGAL ALIENS.

Fifth, repeal or amend the law that Libs think allows anyone who happens to be born here to be a citizen. I don’t think the founders had in mind criminals procreating for the express purpose of confounding our laws when that provision was put into the constitution.

Then get ready for all of the tired old arguments:

ILLEGAS do the work Americans won’t do.
First that’s BS. ILLEGALS do the work Americans won’t do for $2 an hour. But let’s just say you’re right, if they are doing the work Americans won’t do, what’s the point in making them American citizens?

ILLEGALS pay taxes adding to the general good of a community.
No, they use $3 in services for every $1 in taxes that they pay. They destroy the local school systems, clog hiways, kill, maim and injure 1,000s every year on those hiways with no insurance or liability, they destroy local health care by forcing ERs to close because hospitals cannot afford an endlessly free Hillary Care system.

ILLEGALS love America and just want to become citizens to enjoy the American dream.
No, if they wanted to become citizens, they would have entered the country legally and worked toward citizenship. The fact that their first act on American soil was to break our laws is a pretty good indicator that they do not love America.

ILLEGALS are the backbone of America our economy. If we kick them out the economy will tank.
No, if $3 gas doesn’t tank the economy, getting a criminal element out of society won’t either. Isn’t it just more Lib hypocrisy that Libs are in favor lifting the downtrodden on the one hand while advocating creation of a permanent underclass of ILLEGAS to perform cheap labor on the other? Besides, if we need 800,000 alien workers, fine. Bring them in legally. Track them while they here. Send them home when their visas expire.

Sadly, Republican candidates in the top tier are pandering on this issue. To whom? ILLEGAS supposedly cannot vote. So who are they afraid of? Idunno. What say you Fred Thompson?

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A bit of humility would serve Tenet better

Sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut and have people wonder if you’re an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Such is the case with George Tenet. Tenet has written a book to get out from under the “slam dunk” comment he admits making.

Lex has said a number of times that sometimes the best way to avoid controversy, is to sail right into it. Like Imus saying, “Hey I just repeated what I hear on radio all day” or Alberto Gonzales saying, “Hell yes we fired the attorneys for political reasons, after all they were hired for political reasons. What of it?” Now we have George Tenet.

What Tenet might have said:
“Yeah, Sadam and WMD was a slam dunk. Every credible intelligence agency in the world to include the U.N. knew Sadam had WMD and was pursuing nukes. George H.W. Bush believed that was the case. Bill Clinton believed that was the case. Sadam used these weapons on his own people and the Iranians. So yeah, it was a slam dunk. The question that has yet to be answered or even forcefully asked is what happened to them?”

But Tenet didn’t say that. Instead he tries to make the case that his “slam dunk” comment was taken out of context. Then that comment, sans Tenet’s accurate context, was used to relieve the Bush Administration of culpability for the failure to produce WMD. That seems pretty absurd to me. First because, absent Divine intervention, there is nothing that will keep the lunatic left from blaming Bush for everything from the WMD fiasco to little Johnny’s poor spelling grade.

Next, so what if the CIA got it wrong? So did everyone else. What are the chances of that? Zero in my opinion. Where did the WMD go? I mean, the lefties are saying the debate on global warming is over because there is consensus among scientist. Well there was a great deal more consensus among intelligence agencies that Sadam had WMD than there is among scientists on global warming. So given leftie logic, shouldn’t the left declare the debate on WMD over and demand Syria give up Sadam’s WMD?

Tenet is probably a decent guy who did a reasonable job managing an unmanageable agency. But good God man, you presided over not one but two of the biggest intelligence failures in history. You should be displaying a bit of quiet humility not making the rounds to the TV talkers hawking a book.